Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The Brewers regular season starts tomorrow, with the Casey McGehee (above, about two weeks ago) and the 'Crew on the road in Cincinnati. It looks like the high will be in the 40's, so the warmth of Spring Training will disappear in a hurry.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
The 2011 Wright & Like weekend will be June 10-12. Lectures and tours of homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries, as well as North Point Lighthouse (shown here) and Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church will be offered. For more information, check out the event website.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Milwaukee Bucks player Andrew Bogut has been providing 100 tickets per game to some of the loudest, zaniest fans in the NBA. Known as Squad 6, the fans must try out to become part of the section, and once selected, need to attend every game to keep their spot.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
The bar area at The King and I Restaurant has a beautiful stained glass light and decorative metal ceiling. I didn't notice it in detail until I was leaving after dinner tonight, but I was glad I saw it on the way out. The food was very good, and our dinner party had a great time. Judging from the number of people that were there, it's quite a popular place.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
I wish I had taken this photo today, but the day will come soon enough when the leaves will be out in full again. The snow has almost completely melted, the buds are starting to come out, and the birds are singing from dawn to dusk. Like the t-shirt says, Life is Good.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Takashi Saito was the starting pitcher at Sunday's game in Maryvale. It was reported earlier in the day that he had declined the starting role to tend to family issues in his native Japan, and I was surprised when he took the mound for the opening throws.
Another round of catch-up, now that we're back from our Spring Training trip.
The blockbuster deal of the off-season for the Brewers brought Zack Greinke to the team from Kansas City, but they had to give up a number of prospects to get him. When we saw the Brewers play the Royals this past Sunday, Alcides Escobar stopped by the Brewers dugout on his way off the field between innings and renewed some old acquaintances, including this conversation with Don Money.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Stopping for breakfast in Scottsdale this morning, I noticed that our restaurant was adjacent to an ice rink. Being the rink rat that I am, I stopped in to check out the facility, and found the Vancouver Canucks working out prior to Tuesday night's game against the Phoenix Coyotes.
MKEDP is on the road this week, and that's part of the reason for the brief hiatus. Don't worry, today is catch-up day!
Leaving the security area after removing your shoes, belt, metallic items, cell phone, wallet, and whatever else the TSA has deemed inappropriate this week, you feel a little discombobulated. Fortunately, the area just past security in the D concourse at Mitchell International has a Recombobulation area! Just take a moment, put yourself back together, and be on your way.
...and if anyone sees the girl on our flight with the broken toes who managed to dump water on my laptop while trying to sketch, let her know that everything seems to have turned out ok (so far).
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Packers Wide Receiver James Jones catches a ball as part of a contest at the Bradley Center last night. Fellow wideout Jordy Nelson and linebacker Desmond Bishop were also at the game and the three players signed autographs and posed for pictures with fans.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
The Admirals had a chuck-a-puck contest between periods of tonight's game, and thousands of orange foam rubber pucks flew from the stands on to the tarp at center ice for the chance to win a special prize package. Two pucks found the blue center dot, but one was just a little closer to dead center than the other. Once it was over, things were quickly cleaned up so the Zambonis could go to work.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Cinco the Chorizo played bags (also known as cornhole) against fans last weekend. If you beat him, you won a bobblehead. He had a good arm for playing in that outfit, but his handlers made sure that he got beat almost every time.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The March Theme Day is Favorite Part of Town
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The lakefront is my favorite part of Milwaukee. Ever changing, and always entertaining, it's a place to get away from it all, yet close enough to be in the middle of everything.