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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

City Mouse, Country Mouse

Posted By on Wed, Jun 27, 2007 at 10:36 AM

There's always a certain adjustment when you leave Vermont and travel to a more urban environment. Jessamyn West sums up the disconnect nicely in this post from yesterday.

She writes:

The longer I stay in Vermont, the more I'm a gawking slack-jawedtourist when I'm in the city. Look at these PEOPLE. Look how TALL thatBUILDING is. I got to do a lot of late night subway riding. Look howLATE these people are AWAKE. I had tacos out in Redhook while watchinga soccer game. OMG how TASTY is this food?! I paid equal amounts for ataxi ride and a fancy cocktail. Twelve DOLLARS. I got to hang out withten friends at once and it wasn't even a holiday. It sure was fun.

ThenI got in my (unlocked all weekend — you know how this part goes) car todrive home from the train station. When I was just a few miles fromhome, driving along a road(yes it's called notown, I know I know) that is bordered on one side bya river and one side by a pretty steep hill. I saw what I thought was ahorse in the road and slammed on the brakes, skidded a little and cameto a stop next to a moose. We regarded each other for a while in thelight of my headlights on the totally-abandoned-at-10-pm route 107 andthen he trundled off. I've never been that close to a moose in my life.

Good thing she was able to stop. We wouldn't want to lose our internet folk-hero.

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Cathy Resmer

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Cathy Resmer is a former staff writer and currently an associate publisher at Seven Days, and is one of the organizers of the Vermont Tech Jam. She's also the Copublisher and Executive Editor of Kids VT, Seven Days' free monthly parenting publication.

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