Wednesday, March 7, 2007

the daily bubble #45

Sorry for missing some days. I just acquired a new business and even though I'm still blowing bubbles, I'm not having the time to process all the videos. So here's another YouTube bubble blower - very short and sweet. Have fun!

Saturday, March 3, 2007

more from new york city

Hundreds of people blowing bubbles in the East Village in New York City - event organized by This is another video of the event featured in the daily bubble #39

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

blowing bubbles without a bubble wand

This guy appears to becoming one with the bubbles. Quite messy, but altogether he looks like he's really in the zone.

Monday, February 26, 2007

take me back to a time when life was simple

can it get any cuter than a baby with bubbles?

Sunday, February 25, 2007

laugh until you tumble

a baby, a puppy, dad and some bubbles. You will laugh. Guaranteed.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

how to organize a big bubble blowing event

interviews with folks who organized an event in New York City where they took over some public space and hundred of people blew bubbles. Do you think we can do this in Burlington?

Friday, February 23, 2007

daily bubble #38 - all age bubble blowing

Recently my uncle turned 80 and we all got together to celebrate. As the night was winding down (8 pm), we gathered at my Mom's house for some cake and conversation. Of course, I had to bring out the bubbles. Shown here are my Aunt Claire and my nephew Timmy who got into some serious bubble blowing. Others at the table seemed oblivious to the swirls of bubbles about them. More relatives engaged in the bubbly festivities that night. I'll be posting more videos as I get to them.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Monday, February 19, 2007

daily bubble #34 - nice sunglasses

I used to have sunglasses exactly like the one this woman has. I want them back! gimme!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

the daily bubble #32 - dad and daughter

This video was taken at my brother's birthday party last week. It was held in Colchester, VT, a little outside of Burlington. Guess what? They gave out goodie bags to the kids and they had bubbles in them. Really, this wasn't my doing.

This video is not of my brother, but of a dad and his daughter at the party, intense with their bubbles. Though not a lot of bubbles were blown, they seemed very content and bonded together. The best phrase is "Why isn't Barney on it?"

Friday, February 16, 2007

a look at the deck in the blizzard and flashback bubble blowing

Today's Daily Bubble (#31) shows some footage of why I can't blow bubbles on the deck right now (blizzard) and shows us some previously unseen footage of days long ago (january) when I could. The footage of the deck was taken on the morning of the 19th when the snow had just begun to fall. Anything you see on that deck is currently inaccessible under many feet of snow.

Thursday, February 15, 2007


that's about how many inches of snow we got - or at least it feels that way. And, coincidentally the number of daily bubbles we've done. I've just gotten back from an hour and a half of snow shoveling, so the bubble tonight might not be up till tomorrow. However, I've got lots of family bubbling footage from a birthday last week. So stay tuned... the bubble lives on.

Update: So here it is. Obviously not taken today in the blizzard. It was taken on January 19, 2007 when times were simpler in Burlington Vermont. A person could go outside without being blown down the street by gale force winds. I could go on the deck and blow bubbles. Today, I can't even open the door of the deck. Enjoy.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

blizzard bubble blowing

Valentine's Day has brought a blizzard to Burlington Vermont. What to do in this mass of snow and wind? Blow bubbles of course. Daily Bubble #29 shows me in the middle of the street, blowing bubbles. Watch me walk over snowbanks. See a car. Yes, just one car. Watch the wind blow bubbles without my help. All in all, it was a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Sunday, February 11, 2007

daily bubble #26 - a box of bubbles part two

In part one of this series, you saw me open and check in a shipment of bubbles. You also found out that I received some bubbles I didn't expect. In this video, you'll see me evaluate these ice cream cone shaped bubbles. You'll also get the answer to the burning question - "did she really order 15 of those little bubbles?"

Saturday, February 10, 2007

daily bubble #25 - a box of bubbles!

I got the delivery of bubbles I ordered awhile ago. As you recall, I was searching for an online bubble source for pustefix bubbles and found one. I ordered some pustefix refills as well as two other types of bubbles.

This self-filmed video (the first of two) shows me opening up the box of bubbles, "checking in" the merchandise (note: there was a surprise in that box) and evaluating one of the new brands of bubbles.

Friday, February 9, 2007


Pam will post again tomorrow, and this I found "just in time" today. Enjoy. Contribute. Send bubble links.

thanks to
- m

Thursday, February 8, 2007

extreme bubble

Daily Bubble #23 brings us an extreme bubble from YouTube member nissanovod from Moscow Russia. Nice to see some international bubble blowing.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Very Cute guest for daily bubble #22

This video from YouTube is just so cute. Nice bubble blowing and note the huge bottle of bubbles she has.

Google video is still processing the video I uploaded yesterday. I think the quality of the final product in Google Video is better than YouTubes, but if they take a whole day to process, what will I do... what will I do?

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

pure frantic fun

That's what the label says on Kookamunga Catnip Bubbles, purchased at the Pet Food Warehouse in South Burlington, Vermont. So for The Daily Bubble #21 we tried to engage Zoe in some of the festivities that the catnip bubbles promised to bring. I do believe frantic is pushing it a bit, though of course you are welcome to judge for yourself. I edited out the parts of this video where Zoe was cleaning herself.

daily bubble #20 - bubble a day

So technically this one wasn't put on the website until the 6th. Really, it's still the fifth in some time zones, so I guess that technically I didn't miss one. Here's a video of a customer of Radio Deli on a very cold winter night. Blowing bubbles warms you. Try it!

Sunday, February 4, 2007

I've got bubble schmutz on my chin

The Daily Bubble #19 brings us Diane, who gladly blew bubbles after knowing which end to blow in. A fun time was had by all.

Saturday, February 3, 2007

bubble 18

Still waiting for #17 to finish processing at google video. It's been sitting there for over a day. I tried another upload today and the same thing happened. So, there we go, still in Google video limbo. My ability to spread bubbling good are dampened by the Google machine.

Friday, February 2, 2007

daily bubble #17 - sunset bubbles, burlington vt

The Daily Bubble resumes from our undisclosed Burlington VT location. When Google Video ever gets the upload complete, you'll see me blowing some bubbles outside. A little dark, but a nice sunset.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

daily bubble #14 - other people's bubbles

It's not that I'm lazy, but I am terribly busy today with classwork (I teach) and that had to take priority over video editing (again, bah!). Therefore, for the Daily Bubble #14, I'm highlighting a guest bubble blower from YouTube. Her name is happyregina and this is really cute

Monday, January 29, 2007

the daily bubble #13 - kitchen bubbles

The Daily Bubble #13 was taken in my kitchen in Burlington VT. Self-recorded so it mostly cut my head off. I'm ok with that. I probably also should have cleaned the counter, but this is what you get in reality bubble-blowing. I had fun. (I've got to get out more.)

I do have more bubbles from other folks to edit, but I've got to correct my students' homework first. Duty before pleasure.... bah!

Sunday, January 28, 2007

darkpark larry

Daily Bubble #12 brings us Larry Flynn of darkpark. He came over to visit and was happy to blow some bubbles. Want to hear his music? Go on over to his myspace page, listen and be his friend.

On a sad note, today was the first day someone said "no" when we asked them to participate in the daily bubble. I can't blame the guy. He was at work, in uniform and thought it wouldn't be such a good idea to blow bubbles on duty. He did say that he had a lot of bubble blowing experience with his grandkids. Anyway, it was sad. People in uniform should be allowed - no they should be encouraged - to blow bubbles. It's just good for morale.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Parkway Diner - South Burlington VT

Today we stopped by Parkway Diner in South Burlington VT for a late breakfast. Yummy french toast for me and a western omelet & homefries for Michael. Michael says the portion was generous and it was "masterfully cooked." Huge mugs of coffee. Fast service. We barely had time to plot for the bubble before our meals were served.

The folks at the Parkway were dressed for Mardi Gras - said they were practicing! Officially, Mardi Gras is on February 20th this year. And in Burlington, Vermont the official festivities are on the weekend of February 16th. Our waitress, who was beautifully festooned in feathers and beads, did an admirable job blowing some bubbles - and bounced one of them!

Friday, January 26, 2007

cats and bubbles - fun or torture?

you be the judge. Zoe was sleeping and awoke to bubbles. Perhaps she would have liked BubbleNip better. I'll have to get my hand on that some day.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

church street marketplace

Daily Bubble #9 brings us to the Church Street Marketplace in chilly Burlington Vermont. I've got to admit that this one was actually taken a few days ago, when the wind chill wasn't below zero. However, it was fun, and there is a lovely single bubble sequence at the end. Oh, and happy Birthday to Carey Kalimba. Blow some bubbles along with your birthday candles. And send me pictures, or video to post here on the daily bubble.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

the daily bubble #8 - Leonardo's Guy at Radio Deli

The Radio Deli is a great place to get willing participants in Bubble a Day. Here we have a deli visitor, a guy from Leonardo's Pizza next door. Enjoy. He did.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

daily bubble is a week old today!

Celebrate! Blow off work and blow some bubbles. I did! You can too. You know you want to.

You'll see in this video that I've found another brand of bubble solution that I tried out. I actually found this bottle of bubbles with dust on it, stored away, forgotten. The horror!!! Don't ever let bubbles go to waste. Anyway, I got some very good results with this brand Mr. Bubbles (not to be confused with the bubble bath Mr. Bubble). Mr. Bubbles has a double wand! Double the fun. This bottle will last me awhile till I find more. Looking at the Mr. Bubbles website leads me to believe they have gallon sizes, but I can't find them anywhere online. Affordable bubbles for the masses, I say. If everyone blew bubbles, the country wouldn't be in such a sorry state.

Monday, January 22, 2007

city market bubbles

Outside of City Market in Burlington, on a chilly night, Michael blows bubbles. The guy at the bottle machine seems oblivious to the bubbles.

I experimented with various bubble solutions today and am sorry to say it mostly was a dismal failure. From research on the Internet, I tried various combinations of "Miracle" bubble solution, Karo syrup and dish soap. One solution worked really well in the kitchen, but was a bust (literally) outside. I've got to get some more Pustefix, as I'm running out. From what I can find, it's not available locally. One store I found it on online was last updated in 2004? Do I trust sending money there?? What I really want are little bottles that I can give to people. I saw them on the German Pustefix site, but alas they don't seem to be available in the United States.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

radio deli

michael n braved the cold to seek out a bubble blower at radio deli. another willing participant.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Friday, January 19, 2007

bubble portraits

I went out on the deck and blew some bubbles in the daylight today. I'm having technical problems with the video, so I grabbed my still camera and took some stills of the bubbles in the snow. Very pretty. I added some music from Internet Archive and you can see the results below.

I tried out some cheap bubbles from the drugstore today. They are no match to the pustefix bubbles that my sister gave me for Christmas, and incidentally started me on this daily bubble thing. I scoured the stores in downtown Burlington yesterday and nobody had the pustefix. I need to find a supplier for pustefix bubbles in bulk. If you know of any, please let me know. I want to give bubbles away but I can't afford almost $2.00 a pop.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

bubbles on the deck

bubbles on the deck at 10 pm. what else is a girl to do?

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

bubble a day

every day everyone should blow bubbles.