leberknodelsüppe: good for your soul | 8:05 pm | 5 October 2010
TWEET: Also: Wisconsinites never … | 4:25 pm | 31 August 2010
Also: Wisconsinites never use the term “Sconnie.” Ever. RT @ebertchicago Chicagoans never use the word “Chitown.” Ever.
TWEET: A Shakespeare in … | 3:39 am | 19 August 2010
TWEET: He demanded we … | 11:43 pm | 15 November 2009
He demanded we turn off Larabee & McCarren. First standard-def video, now substandard-def audio. Thanks, Fox/Charter. #packers #cowboys
TWEET: Fox/Charter has finally … | 11:39 pm |
father knows best | 7:36 am | 31 August 2009
Far from Wall Street, in a suburb of Green Bay, investment adviser Max Frost gave some bold advice on this day a year ago.
In a column for his local newspaper, Frost took note of September’s cursed history. Given the unwillingness of banks to lend money, he warned at the time, “Houses won’t be built, businesses won’t expand, consumer goods will not be purchased.”
His conclusion: Sell. “If you’re not shorting this market, at least put some of it in cash. You can always buy it back.”
Today, Frost remains pessimistic, especially after stock prices kept climbing over the past few months.
“This market has gone up like a bad moonshot, without enough money to get to the moon,” he said in an interview last week. “Everything’s gotten too highly valued.”
It is, after all, almost September, Frost observed: Look out below.
tweet: In NE Wisconsin … | 6:55 pm | 23 June 2009
In NE Wisconsin and love musicals? Go see “The Music Man.” BONUS: my dad’s starring as Mayor Shinn. http://bit.ly/1X9PVZ
tweet: Willy st to … | 2:01 pm |
tweet: Greetings from “the … | 3:43 am | 18 June 2009
Greetings from “the fightin’ second!” RT @triumph68 Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) on #maddow
tweet: I wonder if … | 3:33 am | 14 June 2009
here we go again, winter | 5:18 pm | 22 December 2008
my new job | 9:36 am | 3 September 2008
when you’re a Jet packer | 10:39 am | 9 August 2008
(cross-posted from Ravelry)
Well. Sad all aroundâ€¦ but this, too, shall pass. I like Mike McCarthy, a lot. I think he and Brett Favre actually worked well together; Favre seems to need a tough lead. Look back to the Rhodes and Sherman yearsâ€¦ or Infanteâ€¦ eesh. We’ve got a good coach, and a good team, and Aaron Rodgers has a lot of potential. Heâ€™s been studying under the best for three years now. Breathe deeply and think of the ocean. It’ll be OK. (And my lady-shaped Bart Starr jersey arrived in time for Monday night!)
…And after reading this about Rodgers â€“ as Bob (of Milwaukeeâ€™s Bob and Brian Show) put it on Thursday, when Steve Czaban asked if watching Favre would be difficult, like watching your ex-girlfriend dancing sexy-like with a new hunk: “No! I like our new girlfriend. She’s cute,* and not crazy.” Amen!
bryant’s is back! | 2:49 pm | 17 July 2008
whoosh | 8:09 am |
We signed up for MG&E‘s wind power last month, and so far have not used 577 pounds of coal.
We also got a new air conditioner last week, after the forty-year old Carrier gave up the ghost. They figured the old unit’s SEER value was about three, and the new one is thirteen. It’s also so much nicer / more efficient that it needs to run a lot less, so it’ll be interesting to watch our usage over the summer. Then again, with the way the cost of energy has been going, the bill will probably stay the same even if the use plummets.
the cheese goes in bloody marys, by the way | 7:09 am | 3 June 2008
the winter that would not give up | 2:57 am | 28 April 2008
It. Is. Fucking. Snowing. Outside.
OFFICIALLY SPRING! | 6:47 pm | 10 March 2008
ZOMG OUR MAYOR ROCKS. If they sell souvenier copies of this, I’m framing one:
“Whereas, the winter of 2007-2008 will go down as one of the most severe in Madison history with record snowfall, strong winds, freezing rain, below zero temperatures and now, on top of it all, Brett Favre retires (for cryin’ out loud), and
“Whereas, these conditions make us better, hardier people of higher character than our friends who have fled to places like Florida where they can’t even get a primary election right; and
“Whereas, even with those advantages, we’ve had ENOUGH already; and
“Whereas, Madison has never been a community that simply accepts the status quo whether that be the results of national elections, the realities of nuclear fallout, general market conditions, or, for that matter, mere astronomical forces; and
“Whereas, Spring is a state of mind brought on by the thought of paddle sports and the sight of sleek new canoes and other cool canoe gear;, and
“Whereas, Madison has been described as so many square miles surrounded by reality; and
“Whereas, Madison has been growing at a nice pace which must mean that reality is therefore shrinking; and
“Whereas, reality is overrated.
“Now, therefore, be it resolved that Spring officially begins in the City of Madison at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9.”
first sign of spring!! | 4:09 pm | 29 February 2008
The annual will-Favre-retire-or-won’t-he? BS-fest has begun! This means that surely these nine feet of snow will melt someday, eventually… I hope.
taking a good thing too far | 6:27 am | 17 January 2008
mystery pizza phenomenon | 6:26 am |
Pizza takes better if it’s cut in squares. Why?
cats and dogs living together | 7:48 am | 7 January 2008
So I’m getting ready to get ready for work, and it’s even darker than usual for a winter morning, and I’m starting to wonder if the clocks are wrong. And then I hear this rumbling and figure it’s another snow plow, but realize that’d be like, the tenth snow plow in fifteen minutes.
WE’RE HAVING A THUNDERSTORM.
SUBURPIA IS BACK! | 4:55 pm | 4 January 2008
“Take the twisty off, lower the bag and start eating down,’ Foley told one customer after handing her a sandwich. ‘Don’t take it out of the bag.'” EXACTLY.
Suburpia finally re-(re-re-)opens. Whew! I almost drove to Milwaukee the other day but found out it wasn’t open yet. Back when I worked at the Journal, they had just reopened the first time down on Plankinton, and my friend D was practically hyperventilating about it, and couldn’t believe I’d never had one.* I thought she was crazy, but those sandwiches were as addictive as promised.
For years I’ve wondered about those secret spices. I think soy sauce and celery salt play a part, as do the cut of the onions. We’ll have to get to Milwaukee again soon.
*There had been one on Brady when I first moved to Milwaukee, but what did I know? and it closed fairly soon after that.
tuxedos + popcorn | 10:19 am | 12 December 2007
The Met’s HD simulcasts to movie theaters is coming to Madison. Twenty-two dollars might sound like a lot, but given that even the Madison Opera’s nosebleed tickets are $85 and they sell out immediately, that’s not bad at all — especially given that the schedule is mostly things that aren’t presented by regional or city opera companies very often, if ever. The only question for me is what one should wear…
dear madison bicycle commuters | 9:09 am | 5 December 2007
Good for you! Riding your bikes to work! If I worked closer to home, I’d join you.* But PLEASE put a light on the FRONT of your bikes, too. If I can’t see you in the rear view, hey, sorry, but you’re asking for trouble. (Nothing has ever happened, just a peeve.)
*except during this snow shit, naturally, y’all are CRAZY.
user experience + football | 11:14 am | 13 November 2007
Lambeau Field #1 in fan-experience rating. I don’t know how they got $30 for parking, though. We went to the Chargers game this year and felt quite spendy paying $15, but they were also offering tailgating and a bathroom!
#85 . | 8:47 am | 22 October 2007
Max McGee died this weekend, in typical Max McGee fashion — he was up on his roof, with a leaf-blower, and fell. The dumb dummy! Can you imagine what his wife was thinking? Mostly distraught, I suppose, but there HAD to be a part of her thinking, I fucking told him that would happen. He was a great character and a good man, and we’ll miss him.
Here are some choice quotes, which text really can’t do justice to —
“So, where do does dew come from? The ground, or the sky?”
“When it’s third-and-10, you can take the milk drinkers and I’ll take the whiskey drinkers every time.”
“I waddled in about 7:30 in the morning, and I could barely stand up for the kickoff.”
“What’d happen if I put my microphone in my beer?”
goodbye tree | 6:54 pm | 21 October 2007
The neighbors are having a big old tree removed and it’s been nothing but chainsaws all weekend, going well into the night. We just took a turn around the block, and it looks like they’ve got a long way to go. As annoying as it is for us, it must be worse for them. I guess that’s why the squirrels have been freaking out, too.