Episode Jun 14, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a little notebook for ABC gum, the summer color of Creamsicle, dealing with pollen, dancing with “The Great Riddle”, flagman Paul Easton’s cheery wave, not being dead, the invasion of Sky Net, Ira’s retreat to sitting in cardboard boxes, Kendra’s mom’s subscription to VHS tapes, confusion about Jehovah’s Witnesses with beards on bikes, more on the book selection at Will’s Store, a poster board cache & what happens to office supplies that sit on the shelf for years, continued use of malfunctioning bellows, hoping for a tinker’s arrival, shortening prayers with a snap of the fingers, a made up millennial word, a message from otters, what to do for fun, slacking off on your expectations, honing in on locomotive whistle codes, protecting the rear of a train, an aphid infestation, temperature dips at the salvage yard, a fluorescent lamp disaster & horrifying light bulb decisions, outbuilding fantasies, abandoned sections of laminated bowling alley, a whole new vacuum repair scenario, mixing dog breeds and music genres, defining your own style, a quick review of Butch’s surgeries, ongoing problems with men who miss the target, painful Porta-Potty escapades, the death of landscaping with bushes, a dearth of old fashioned shrubs, snobbish plant names, early traumatic injury due to repeated viewings of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, who’s at fault when museum tours go awry, apologizing for stuff when you shouldn’t, a new use for rusty scissors, how to deal firmly with aggressive tourists, beating back little children who want to mess with your computer, breaking into Button’s Feed Store - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Ariel Zevon [My Fickle Heart]; Michele Choiniere [Madeleine]; Terry Lee Hale [Flowers for Claudia].

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