Sunday, February 28, 2010
Today, we had a little of everything, weather-wise. Calm, sunny, cloudy, heavy snow, you name it. It's nice to have the sun up (most days) when the alarm goes off, and the daylight lasts until something that resembles evening.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Tonight, I was at the University School of Milwaukee, where the host Wildcats Girls Hockey team hosted the Cougars from Sun Prairie. USM won the game 4 to 1, and advances to the State Tournament in Madison next week.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Today's news brought an announcement of another headliner coming to Summerfest in June - ZZ Top will open for Tom Petty on Friday the 25th. That got me looking through the photos from last year, and finding these two couples standing on the picnic tables watching the fireworks.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Housed in the former Grand Avenue Congregational Church, the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center opens its doors for a number of Irish music and dance events each month. With St. Patrick's day about 3 weeks away, it's time to start thinking green!
Monday, February 22, 2010
Our team was last to finish at our bowling league tonight, and they were turning off the lights as we were cleaning up. I grabbed a quick shot of the lanes on the way out, and took some artistic license with it when I got home.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
At a recent Admirals game, the between-periods entertainment featured a contest where the participants had to roll a football down the ice with their noses. I'm not sure if the contestants enjoyed it, but it was fun to watch.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Yesterday, the Governor signed a new law, entitling attendees to carry in alcohol to gatherings at public parks, such as this concert at Pere Marquette last year. The decision to allow carry-ins is up to the organization holding the event, and some summer concert series have already announced their intention to disallow the practice.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Today and tomorrow, Brewers pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in Arizona. There are something like 15 pitchers on the training roster, so there will be a lot of picking and choosing to do between now and the beginning of April. Among the competitors is Jeff Suppan, shown in today's photo, taken last year at the team facility in Maryvale.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Sandy Ploy is the hostess of Iron Cupcake Milwaukee, and her birthday was this past weekend. In celebration, some friends from a bakery in Chicago brought her this wonderful cake, full of decorations related to the competition. Sandy is also competing in Kelly Ripa's Cake Off for a Cause. If you swing by and vote for Sandy's cake, one dollar for each vote will go towards breast cancer research.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Tonight, we went with some friends to the Harley Museum for this month's Iron Cupcake: Milwaukee competition. The theme was "Bacon Love" - each cupcake had some sort of bacon in it, and Nueske's was there, cooking up and handing out free samples of their bacon. We had a great time, and I'm sure we'll be back again. The required ingredient for next month is Curry - that should make for some unique treats!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
The recent snow was nice, but the winter drags on, offering an occasional sunny day and getting our hopes up for an early spring. Whenever we need a taste of warmth, we can always head to the Domes and spend some time in the Tropical dome.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
The snow on our roof has transformed into a rather large overhang over the sidewalk. I ventured underneath to take this photo, looking up at the night sky. It will be interesting to see how large the icicles can get before the whole thing comes crashing down.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
My wife likes to call me "Procrastinator Man". If I were going to get her flowers for Valentine's Day, I might be headed over to Drive Thru Valentine, which is open tomorrow through Sunday at State Fair Park. The folks from Locker's Florist and Ultimate Confections have teamed up to provide one-stop service for both Romeos and Juliets this weekend.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
The folks at Cafe Hollander are into bikes, and have integrated them into the decor. This wheel is against a metal screen on the second floor of the Downer Street location, and the spokes of the wheel against the mesh make an eye-catching pattern.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Over at Best Place, the banquet room has paintings around the top of the room that illustrate the brewing process, as well as the area around the old Pabst brewery. This panel, painted in the 1940's, shows the grain elevators, malting rooms, drying kilns, and start of the combination of ingredients and water.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Last summer, I found this trolley pass and holder at a flea market, and had to have it. The pass was valid for the twenty-second week of 1945 (May 27 - June 2) and the pass was for the The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Transit Company, from the abbreviation at the bottom. The holder is a bit of a mystery, as a quick search didn't bring up any results for Waldheim Brothers. Someone had also scratched off the years of membership, but I think I'll be able to figure them out with a little work.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
The February Theme Day is Wood
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This section of the Riverwalk is made of wood, and each plank is engraved with various details from a particular year.