Still Life - 11 Questions with Vermont Mornings

Category: Rants
Created: 26 August 2014
Written by Steve Nichols

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Name: Melissa Nelson

Occupation:Hippie

Residence:  In the Sticks, Barnet

Age: 35

1) Given the choice of anyone in the world, living or dead, real or fictional, whom would you want to have dinner with?

Whoopi Goldberg, or my Uncle Paul

2) What’s one of your favorite movies?

Hair

3) Cat or dog?

Cats. All the way. There’s a reason why I’m a crazy cat lady.

4) Using one word, how would you describe your relationship to your mother?

Loving

5) What’s the last thing you remember hearing on the radio?

6th Avenue Heartache, Wallflowers

6) What’s your favorite thing about Vermont?

Our house near the pond.

7) Smart phone, flip phone, or rotary phone?

Rotary

8) What’s your least favorite thing about Vermont?

Narrow-mindedness

9) What’s the biggest problem facing the world right now?

Lack of compassion/respect

10) How do you like your steak cooked?

I like cheeseburgers.

11) What’s something most people don’t know about you?

I almost moved to Australia. My cats stopped me.

 

Still Life - 11 Questions with Vermont Mornings

Category: Rants
Created: 26 August 2014
Written by Steve Nichols

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Still Life

11 Questions with Vermont Mornings

Name: Breanna Stewart

Occupation: Salesperson, Moose River Lake and Lodge Store

Residence: St. Johnsbury, VT

Age: 23

 

1) Given the choice of anyone in the world, living or dead, real or fictional, whom would you want to have dinner with?

Jane Goodhall

2) What’s one of your favorite movies?

The Fountain

3) Cat or dog?

Dog

4) Using one word, how would you describe your relationship to your mother?

Laughter

5) What’s the last thing you remember hearing on the radio?

Music (The Point)

6) What’s your favorite thing about Vermont?

The beauty in the simplicity of life. Vermonters have an appreciation for the small things in life.

7) Smart phone, flip phone, or rotary phone?

Flip phone (in NO rush to get a smart phone).

8) What’s your least favorite thing about Vermont?

The ignorance to the world outside VT that many people have.

9) What’s the biggest problem facing the world right now?

*left blank*

10) How do you like your steak cooked?

Well-done
11) What’s something most people don’t know about you?

Despite how social I am, I have severe stage fright.

 

Still Life - 11 Questions with Vermont Mornings

Category: Rants
Created: 26 August 2014
Written by Steve Nichols

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Still Life

11 Questions with Vermont Mornings

Name: Isaac Vars

Occupation:Owner-operator of Deep Earth Farm

Residence:  Lunenburg, VT

Age: 29

1) Given the choice of anyone in the world, living or dead, real or fictional, whom would you want to have dinner with?

Tyrion Lannister.

2) What’s one of your favorite movies?

Amelie.

3) Cat or dog?

Dog.

4) Using one word, how would you describe your relationship to your mother?

Good.

5) What’s the last thing you remember hearing on the radio?

“Obsession” by Animotion.

6) What’s your favorite thing about Vermont?

The mountains.

7) Smart phone, flip phone, or rotary phone?

Flip phone.

8) What’s your least favorite thing about Vermont?

Going to the DMV.

9) What’s the biggest problem facing the world right now?

Oil dependency.

10) How do you like your steak cooked?

Rare to medium-rare.

11) What’s something most people don’t know about you?

My love of the Disney cartoon “Beauty and the Beast”.

 

Still Life - 11 Questions with Vermont Mornings

Category: Rants
Created: 25 August 2014
Written by Steve Nichols

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On VermontMornings.com, we look to offer relevant conversation about the state of Vermont and the Rest of the World.

We’re introducing our weekly column entitled: Still Life, 11 Questions with Vermont Mornings.

My name is Josh and I’ll generally be the fellow accumulating these snippets of Vermont life, and you’ll be treated to one every Wednesday.

The first Still Life, accordingly so, will be mine.

If you have questions or comments, please leave them here or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Still Life

11 Questions with Vermont Mornings

 

Name: Josh Simonds

Occupation: Farmer, Marketer

Residence: Lunenburg, VT

Age: 35

 

1) Given the choice of anyone in the world, living or dead, real or fictional, whom would you want to have dinner with?

 

Harry Dresden – look him up.

 

2) What’s one of your favorite movies?

 

The Witches of Eastwick. Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Susan Sarandon, and Cher?! C’mon now!

 

3) Cat or dog?

 

Cat

 

4) Using one word, how would you describe your relationship to your mother?

 

Love

 

5) What’s the last thing you remember hearing on the radio?

 

Weather forecast on the Point.

 

6) What’s your favorite thing about Vermont?

 

The landscapes

 

7) Smart phone, flip phone, or rotary phone?

 

I feel like my smart phone is making me stupid.

 

8) What’s your least favorite thing about Vermont?

 

The narrow-mindedness of the general populace…the bigoted “redneck” factor.

 

9) What’s the biggest problem facing the world right now?

 

Climate change

 

10) How do you like your steak cooked?

 

Knock its horns off and pass it through a warm room.

 

11) What’s something most people don’t know about you?

 

I can’t stand the sight of honeycombs and I hate the smell and taste of cilantro.

 
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