Friday, October 4, 2013

Four for Fridays

Hello everyone and welcome back! It has been a shorter week than it has been. Strange happenings are out and about. Oh well.... Anyways, some questions for you.....

1) How often do you forget things?

2) When comic strip do you like to read?

3) What was the last thing you got for free?

4) What event do you think signifies (or you identify with) the '80's?

Enjoy your weekend!

Open Blog - Friday

Have a friendly Friday.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Greg Kihn - "Can't Stop Hurting Myself"

A great song from an underrated artist.

Warm milk

In a convent in Ireland , the 98-year-old Mother Superior lay dying. The nuns gathered around her bed trying to make her last journey comfortable. They tried giving her warm milk to drink but she refused it.
One of the nuns took the glass back to the kitchen. Then, remembering a bottle of Irish Whiskey that had been received as a gift the previous Christmas, she opened it and poured a generous amount into the warm milk.
Back at Mother Superior's bed, they held the glass to her lips. The frail nun drank a little, then a little more and before they knew it, she had finished the whole glass down to the last drop.
As her eyes brightened, the nuns thought it would be a good opportunity to have one last talk with their spiritual leader..
"Mother," the nuns asked earnestly, "Please give us some of your wisdom before you leave us."
She raised herself up in bed on one elbow, looked at them and said: "

Fall Colors

I know I have been saying that I have taken some Fall color pictures. The thing is I have and been wanting to get them posted to you before they go away. So here are some of the pictures I have taken.

                                This picture I had taken at Prichard Park by the baseball field.

                         This picture I had taken at Prichard Park by the entrance to the park. 

                         This picture I had taken at Johnson Park in the back by the picnic area.

                        This picture I had take at Johnson Park in the back by the football field.

I took these pictures this past Friday after I took my daughter to Oshkosh and after seeing Drew on his last break. I just didn't want to go home and then go back out to pick Drew up from work so I decided while I am waiting to pick Drew up I would go and get some Fall pictures to share with everyone. I did go to one other park but nothing to take a picture of. I also found a nice spot to sit and get some bird pictures at Johnson Park and I did take a couple of pictures for Drew too. I hope everyone enjoys the pictures just as much as I enjoy going out and taking them to share with everyone!

Dear Madame Zoltar

Madamne Zoltar is on a bye week. 

She hopes to return next week.

Open Blog - Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

"Subject: 1423 State St ( Former Cruise Inn)"

From Racine Communicator:

Subject: 1423 State St ( Former Cruise Inn) 

"The City is making 2 lots out of the former Cruise Inn. Which one of Dickert's buddys is going to get the Bar, Fully stocked I might add."

"(Direct Referral) Review of a Certified Survey Map for 1423 State Street.

"Assistant Director Sadowski presented the request for the certified survey map, indicating that this request was previously in front of the Plan Commission as part of a vacation of an alley for the State Street Train Station/Transit Center. An overview of the proposal was provided, including the general location, proposed boundaries, surrounding land uses, and the three parcels involved in the creation of the two-parcel certified survey map.

"Lot one of the proposal will encompass a building, formerly the Cruise Inn; and lot two takes into account the west platform area of the railroad station. There is also a cross-access easement proposed to provide access to parking. There are several small discrepancies that need to be addressed and will be prior to recording.

"A motion was made by Commissioner Sutton Ekes, seconded by Alderman Wiser, to recommend approval of the certified survey map for 1423 State Street, subject to Staff conditions. The motion PASSED by a Voice Vote."

I remember reading about Becker going to the Cruise Inn regularly and threatening the owner with non-renewal of his license.  The city wanted the property badly because this was when they thought KRM was going to save our butts by stopping at the old station.

Irish virginity test kit

Useless Information

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