Saturday, February 18, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
I was surprised to see Steven Tyler as a judge.
1) What cities have you lived in?
2) What was the most shocking thing you have heard in the news lately?
3) What do you do when you are bored?
4) What movie do you really want to see?
Enjoy your weekend!
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
I try to keep my weekly blog “P & P,” as Mr. jedwis would say. Positive & Productive. I try. But when I scan the weekly news, it seems there is little P & P out there anymore.
I see that our Mr. Mayor John Dickert went to Paris recently: http://www.journaltimes.com/news/local/racine-s-traveling-mayors-dickert-s-expenses-less-than-becker/article_5a874674-563e-11e1-9702-0019bb2963f4.html That is so romantic. I would love to go to Paris. (Hint, hint, Señor Zanza.) Perhaps we can sell the French bottled Racine water. We have “The Best Tasting City Water in America”: http://usmayors.org/79thAnnualMeeting/documents/watertastetest_062011.pdf Racine is French for “root,” right? Call it. “Eau de la Rivière Racine.” There, I just made a million dollars for the city and I didn’t even have to leave Racine.
On the state level, we see . . . oh, never mind.
Nationally, uh, . . . forget it.
Internationally, well, that leaves me ill, too…
Here, here is what I have for you, my dear Irregulars. Madame Zoltar will always love you:
Thank you so much for stopping by. My readers are my raison d'être. Oh dear, Ms. kk will be correcting my French, I’m sure. I don’t have her savoir-faire.
Stay in Racine or join the French Foreign Legion? Ask Madame Zoltar: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be careful out there, my dear Irregulars. Although I always watch over you, sometimes I get bonked on the head, and things get a little mixed up. Expect the best, but prepare for the worst. What am I even saying? I’m tired and fading fast, my French fries. Fremescent!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Yesterday, the gentleman who runs that site asked me to upload the following two documents because he is too busy to tend to his site right now. As a favor to a fellow Racine county resident, here they are:
Here is the Wisconsin Court System Circuit Court Access site: http://wcca.wicourts.gov/index.xsl The county is Racine and the case number should be entered: 11FO57
Other related links:
Monday, February 13, 2012
On vacation in the middle of winter here in Wisconsin...there isn't much to do, except go to someplace warm like the Mitchell Domes Horticultural Conservatory. Located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, the Mitchell Domes are basically biosphere like greenhouses that literately holds thousands of different species of plants from different regions of the globe in three diverse domes.
Over a thousand plant species are on display in the Tropical Dome. Many of these are economically important fruit bearing trees such as banana, papaya, ackee, avacado, cocoa and guava. Hardwoods include big-leaf, little-leaf, and African mahoganies, ebony and lignum vitae. The center of the Tropical Dome is dominated by a large kapok tree. It is one of the tallest trees under glass growing up to 95 feet. Amazing as it was, when we exited the Tropical Dome we were sweating from the humidity in there.
Expecting to especially hot in the Desert Dome, we found it be surprisingly cool and quite comfortable. A large number of plants, mostly from the Americas and Africa are on display here. Most these are native to the Sororan Desert in Arizona. Among them are species of shrubs, trees, annuals, bulbs as well as familiar cacti. The African section has aloes, crassulas, euphorbias and the unusual Welwitschia plant which has only two continuously growing leaves and may live for over a thousand years. From Madagascar, come the succulent flora of Euphorbia, Pachypdium, Adenia, Didierea, Alluaudic and Operculicatya.
The Show Doom was kind of cool... It hosts four seasonal shows and one holiday exhibit held annually in December for visitors to enjoy. Each show has a theme chosen based on cultural ( German, Japanese and French) literary as well as historical. In most recent years, the Winter Show has featured an extensive killer garden railroad display that will surely please kids and adults like me. It has become one of the most popular displays during the year and is one of the largest indoor Garden Railroad displays in the Midwest.
For $6.50 per adult to get in, I couldn't complain. It was a sure fire way to getaway for a winter afternoon. After that, we had dinner at TGIF's at Miller Park. Talk about a succulent meal...