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.

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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Farmers Market surprise!

Farmers Market surprise!

I had intended to write this post about how great the Rutland downtown farmers market is, but now I’m writing about how AMAZING it is!  Not only are there a ton of great produce vendors, but there are also some incredible “fast food” stands with all kinds of international goodies.  These include Greek, Korean, Italian, …

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Random urban art

Random urban art

What I love about cities is the complete and utter randomness that often takes place.  I was walking down Merchants Row and was struck by this GORGEOUS mural on the side of a building leading into the alley.  Is it new?  I swear I walked this way just the other day and didn’t see it. …

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