Category: Urban Mayhem

One of my favorite parts of living in a city is the variety of people I encounter every day. Some of them are really struggling, so any little thing I can do to add joy to their day makes me happy, too. Some of the urban mischief I’ve been involved with has included yarn bombings, creating an impromptu parklet, giving Free Hugs at the farmers market, and putting up funny tear-off signs around town.

International PARK(ing) Day in St. Pete

International PARK(ing) Day in St. Pete

Yesterday my friends and I pulled off what may have been St. Petersburg, Florida’s first foray into International PARK(ing) Day. As indicated on the website, PARK(ing) Day is “an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks.” It was started in 2005 as an experiment by Matthew Passmore and John Bela …

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Eating Bugs

Eating Bugs

My foray into eating bugs. I apologize that my video cut off. It’s apparent that I need a bigger SD card. The bugs tasted like Funions! Crunchy and delicious! Only a few wayward legs stuck in my teeth afterward. Stay tuned for more fun!

Create your own urban mayhem

Create your own urban mayhem

Are you looking for ways to engage with your community? Or are you just wanting to see if people in your area are doing more than drifting through their days staring at their phones? Why not post your own mischievous and uplifting signs in your neighborhood! If you join the Urban Mayhem Project email list, you’ll …

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I’m that weird neighbor

I’m that weird neighbor

I live in a two-story building that contains 19 studio apartments ranging from 200-400 square feet. The majority of the tenants are very young, lured by the inexpensive rent and proximity to downtown. They all seem like nice kids, and they spend a lot of time on the front porch. I don’t spend time on …

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Everyone can use a hug

Everyone can use a hug

A video was recently making the rounds on Facebook of a young man who stood on the street blindfolded with a sign that said, “I trust you. Do you trust me? Hug me.” It was overlaid with heartwarming music and was, as a whole, a very touching video. It showed that human beings are, in …

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Urban mayhem

Urban mayhem

You might ask yourself what type of urban mayhem I create. This is a valid question, and I’d like to explain to you what kind of a mischievous dork I am. But first, let me tell you why I do it. It’s pretty simple actually: it makes me feel good. And it makes other people …

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Dogs and guerrilla art

Dogs and guerrilla art

Today was the most amazing day!  I drove into downtown Rutland and what did my eyes behold but some guerrilla artwork.  To be precise, the dog statue in Depot Park had been adorably yarn bombed. The scoundrels also yarn bombed a nearby bench in beautiful colors. A close inspection of the work indicated a great amount …

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Post Christmas Outing

Post Christmas Outing

I ventured out yesterday to see if I could find any after-Christmas bargains on winter jackets at EMS in the Diamond Run Mall.  The parking lot was fuller than I expected it to be.  I guess others had the same idea or were just bored after all the Christmas festivities had died down. I decided …

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Zombie Awesomeness

Zombie Awesomeness

I just participated in one of the most fun events I have ever experienced in Rutland.  Namely, the Zombie Outbreak orchestrated by X-Bar.  When I first learned of X-Bar, I did not give it much credence since it was located in the failing Diamond Run Mall.  I’m beginning to think now that X-Bar could possibly …

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Vermont State Fair

Vermont State Fair

I hadn’t been to the Rutland fair (aka the Vermont State Fair) in about a decade, so I decided I needed to experience the nostalgia of it.  It certainly brought back some great memories.  When I was in high school, I worked in the Dairy Barn scooping ice cream.  One year I got a temporary …

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