Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Howdy & welcome to my brand new blog, "Travels with Eli!" You've heard of the Julie/Julia Project? No? At least you've heard of the movie "Julie & Julia," right? Well, this is MY new project! Let me fill you in....

I found Eli (yes, I named him & yes, it's a him) at Whimsies Incognito in Tarrytown, NY just before Christmas. Eli is a pewter saltine cracker made by NYC based artist Herb Hoover. Eli has his own special # so he can be tracked. My goal for this project is to take as many pictures (myself & with the help of friends/family) of Eli in as many different & interesting places as possible over the course of time (a year, hopefully more!). I'll post all the pictures here, as long as there's no indecency or profanity involved. The pictures will also hopefully be posted over at Herb Hoover's blog, found here, or possibly at his other site, found here. My first 3 pics of Eli are below.

If you'd like to be involved in my "Travels with Eli" project, let me know! Of course, you'd have to be willing to e-mail me your pics of Eli & also be willing to send Eli back to me as soon as your done...otherwise I'd miss him just too dang much!!!! If you're NOT willing to go along with the above 2 "rules," then please don't ask me to send him to you. You'd just have to go get your own at Whimsies Incognito OR through Herb Hoover OR at a nearby Art~O~Mat machine.

Anyway....welcome & I hope you enjoy! Please feel free to post comments.....I looooooooove comments!

Eli finding some of his edible cousins at Shoprite in Thornwood, NY.

Eli is a lot like me...he likes to go to cemeteries & wander around.

Although Eli & I are NY Mets fans, we can both appreciate a great baseball legend as much as the next guy. Here's Eli at Babe Ruth's grave at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla, NY.