Photo hassles not uncommon
As an experienced semi-professional photographer, this reader can relate to Josh Zytkiewicz's experience (Watchdog, "You Won't Take One of the Building," 12/4/09). You wouldn't believe how sensitive people can be around cameras. I've been told off for taking a photo in a roadside McDonald's, a photo of a shadow at the edge of an old lady's yard, even fellow CSA members. I suppose people just get paranoid, which may be understandable in the age we live in.
Sarah Jo Schoenhaar
Julia, we hardly knew ye
Like Dean Robbins in "Madison in the Movies" (12/04/09), I didn't get to meet Julia Roberts when she was in town filming I Love Trouble. But I did get a warm one-on-one smile from those pouty lips and deep brown eyes.
Ms. Roberts and entourage spent two weeks living a couple houses down in our town of Cross Plains neighborhood during her Dane/Sauk County shoot.
So one morning I'm driving to work and I spot this lone, lithe Spandex-clad runner headed leisurely toward me. She glowed "Hollywood," quite unlike the usual morning joggers I pass wearing bulky Badgers sweatshirts and baggy shorts.
I slowed way down. Boy, she sure looks familiar, I thought as we passed each other, waving and smiling.
A couple days later, after Julia was gone, the neighborhood secret was revealed, and I realized who that runner was.
What a memorable sight that morning. The movie, however, was totally forgettable.
Tom Kobinsky, Cross Plains
Jason Joyce: Regarding "Taking Offense at Heisman Picks," (12/11/09), you are right on target about the Offenseaphilia the process embraces. In a perfect world, Husker Ndamukong Suh would add the Heisman to the Outland and Nagurski awards he should surely take home.
If your readers want to see a defensive lineman wreaking havoc the way it should be wreaked, I'd have them watch a boy named Suh. They should have that chance next fall by watching whoever drafts first.
Paul W. Schlecht
Correction: The photo of His and Her Vanities in last week's issue should have been credited to Bobby Wegner.