Trailer with lettering: BAH DAH

Tag: friendship

09/04/09 5 MORE DAYS, GET GOOD GRADES / Roanoke, VA

08/11/09 FRIENDS ARE FRIENDS / Durham, NC

07/08/09 THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU / VCCA, Amherst, VA

07/07/09 HEY YOU I’M NOT LIKE ANYONE ELSE / A.N. Pritzker School, Chicago, IL

06/30/09 BEST FRIENDS FOREVER BFF / A.N. Pritzker School, Chicago, IL

06/29/09 CHOCOLATE CAKE IS DELICIOUS / Chicago, IL

05/16/08 OH MY GOSH / A.N. Pritzker School, Chicago, IL

04/22/08 WHATS YOU COOKIN BIG MAMA / A.N. Pritzker School, Chicago, IL

04/22/08 THE BEAR & HIS SON ARE ALWAYS VICTORIOUS / A.N. Pritzker School, Chicago, IL

04/22/08 SISTERS FOREVER / A.N. Pritzker School, Chicago, IL

04/22/08 PET THE WOLF RUN FROM THE RAT / A.N. Pritzker School, Chicago, IL

04/22/08 LOVE / A.N. Pritzker School, Chicago, IL

04/22/08 I LOVE LEWAYNE LOL / A.N. Pritzker School, Chicago, IL

04/22/08 HEY DUDE / A.N. Pritzker School, Chicago, IL

04/22/08 DORA IS MY FRIEND / A.N. Pritzker School, Chicago, IL

04/22/08 BE THE CHUBBY PENQUIN / A.N. Pritzker School, Chicago, IL

04/18/08 I Need a Mascot / Chicago, IL

winston and the mantra trailer

I met Liz and her pug Winston in Chicago on Michigan Ave. People were lining up to have their photo taken with Winston which made good business for the trailer. He is a most irresistible dog. Liz has the perfect civic engagement project. All she needs to do is stand on a street corner with Winston. If only it were that easy to draw a crowd with the Mantra Trailer! To see more adorable pictures of Winston and his friends visit his blog – winstonthepug.com.

02/27/08 HAHA HEE HEE HAHA HA / VCCA, Amherst, VA

02/15/08 PLAY LAUGH GROW / Roanoke, VA

01/03/08 At The Top (and the bottom) / Gainesville, FL

It was hard to find foot traffic in Gainesville on public property. The Walmart parking lot was the busiest place in town but operating the trailer would have been soliciting. We recorded a couple of mantras in the parking lot of the 2nd Street Bakery, but the cold and lack of public spaces made Gainesville a bust.

Erika and I spent our last night in Gainesville having a hearty meal at The Top while summing up the trials, errors and triumphs of being on the road. We made plenty of lists, things for the trailer, rules for scheduling work and recovery days, what makes a good location, best weather conditions, requirements for a good hosting situation. I was reminded of a mantra recorded in Durham, TRY AGAIN, FAIL AGAIN, FAIL BETTER.

We ended our evening visiting our fascinating host, film maker, Roger Beebe, at his shop, Video Rodeo. Thanks Roger!

See if you can guess the emotional states of mind we reenacted from our Mantra Trailer experience.

photo strip

12/06/07 ASCOTTI IS HUNGRY / Amherst, VA

11/28/07 BRAVO! / VCCA, Amherst, VA