Saturday, May 3, 2014

Fishing Licenses

If you be a Wisconsin Fisher Person, don't forget to renew your licenses.

You can renew them online or at one of many local businesses here in Racine. I generally go to Farm & Fleet in Sturtevant.

Wisonsin DNR

Open Blog - Weekend

On the weekend, you can roar or rest. Or both.

Friday, May 2, 2014

"Skies Fall informs Racine Cable Commission that it resigns"

From Racine Community Media:

"Racine- Skies Fall informs Racine Cable Commission that it resigns from future contracts with the city, citing the current political climate, lack of success with the channel and being advised by friends and business leaders to resign from the contract.

"The contract Skies Fall had with the city of Racine expired on March 31st, 2014 and was a one year contract with no clause of 30 days or 60 days included within the contract, (despite the claims of City Administrator Tom Friedel that there is a 60 day clause for which to renew, there is not a clause in their contract)

"Follow this link to view the full official city contract:

Read more:

The Journal Times posted online two important stories on this subject this evening:

"Dickert: City should return to operating BelleTV" -

"Hearing set on BelleTV complaint" -

This timing guarantees that the stories will appear in the Saturday print paper.  Nobody reads the Saturday paper.  This is an old journalistic trick to muffle the noise a headline would normally make.

Four for Fridays

Hello everybody and welcome back! Today is Friday, right? This week sure flew.... Time flies when you are busy. Anyways your questions....

1) What was the last song stuck in your head?

2) What part of pop culture you wish would just go away?

3) What is the the most dramatic view you have ever seen?

4) What did you do for allowance as a child?

Enjoy your weekend!

How Can We Improve The JT Irregulars?

Here's your chance to criticize or congratulate us.  Or both.

What do you like about our site and what don't you like?  What can we do to make it better?  What do you want to see and hear?

How would you encourage new members to join and post in the JT Irregulars?  How can we attract new readers?

Tell us what you think in the comments below.  Please be honest.  Anonymous posting is enabled.

This blog may be bumped up occasionally.

Thank you.

Open Blog - Friday

Me, too.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Dead Tapes - "Where did she go?"

This is how rock 'n' roll is born. I love using the megaphone for a mike. In five years, this guy will be famous, or dead, or both.

Best of Racine 2014 - Italian (general)

Hi Guys!!
Since we haven't done this feature in over a year, 
I think we need to do it again.
New places have popped up, 
we may have discovered places we didn't know
were there, or we hadn't tried until recently. 

Let's kick off the nominating/voting with
who your favorite Italian restaurant is. 
(Pizza will have it's own, so this is Italian food, overall)
Please vote now :)

Alltime10s Thursdays

Open Blog - Thursday

Have a wonderful first day of May.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

"Arrow Trick - Amazing"

This trick is best performed by people who don't know whether they're coming or going.

The Internet's Own Boy - Official Trailer

Boo! Looks interesting.

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my blossoms and blooms!  How are you?  Slowly, but surely, nature pushes up and outwards toward the sun, giver of all life.  Much of our grass has greened up.  Daffodils and tulips are beginning to show themselves.  The trees’ buds swell.  It’s springtime.  It might be cold, but it’s still springtime.  Wisconsin is not unaccustomed to cold springs.  We plant our containers and our fields all the same.  It may be cold and it may rain and rain, but we’ll get something growing.

Tomorrow is already the first day of May.  Please heat up soon, Mr. Sol.  We’re 2/3’s through spring and it still feels like late winter.

“Charter to buy Time Warner cable subscribers” - That’s out of the frying pan and into the fire, as far as I’m concerned.  Charter has a reputation for poor service, even poorer than Time Warner Cable.  Egad.  I predict that consumer costs will rise while service drops.  Thus spake Madame Zoltar®!  Of course, I’m reminded of the blogs that Mr. OrbsCorbs posted:  The gouging of the customers just gets worse and worse.

What also gets worse and worse is Junior’s nagging of me to get his “temps” so he can learn to drive.  Now that the streets are clear of snow and ice, he’s eager to go.  Very eager.  But I’m not eager to grant him his wishes.  I love him like any mother loves a son, but I have to admit he has a wild streak in him.  I blame that on his father.  I worry about that wild streak making an appearance while Junior is driving.  His father’s driver’s license has been revoked ten times over.  Like father like son?  Oh my.

Then there’s the fact that a young male driver on a probationary drivers license shoots car insurance rates through the roof.  Junior doesn’t seem to want to listen when I talk to him about getting a part-time job to pay for the increase in premiums.  And to pay for gasoline and repairs.  Of course, Señor Zanza just gives me that “he isn’t my kid” look.  Well, when Junior can prove that he can pay for driving, I’ll consider letting him get his temps.

Don’t forget that S. C. Johnson’s Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Research Tower is now open for public tours for the first time ever.  You can read more information and book tours here:

And, of course, this Saturday, May 3, is the 60th annual Kiwanis Club of Greater Racine Pancake Day at Festival Hall.  From 6 AM to 6 PM you can stuff yourself with pancakes and the fixings:

Thank you my dears, one and all, for visiting my blog today. You’re special because you’re my friends.  May the great god Kiwanis bless you with pancakes and syrup of joy.

How much to “donate” to the DMV examiner? Ask

Enjoy the stirrings of spring, my sweets.  You can hear, smell, and see it all around you.  Let us give thanks for spring’s rebirth.  Hallelujah!  Raceme!

Open Blog - Wednesday

Have a good one, my friends.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Local Loyalty - Synchronicity

 Synchronicity Logo

Welcome back!
This week, I give you
6800 Washington Avenue

Now you know, I've mentioned that I'm not always that observant. This place proved just how bad I can be! Less than a mile from my house, is this pilates studio. How long has it been there and I've been completely unaware? Try 10 years! WOW!
Now, how I found it is another wow thing - 
in my pursuit to find local places, I was going through the white business section, (just before the residentials). If I hadn't spotted a name that piqued my interest, I would still be oblivious to the fact they are nearly my neighbors!

While I can't pretend to know much about pilates, 
I can tell you what I learned.
From my own stand point, I am quite intrigued. 
I threw my back out having 'miss froggy', and was also involved in a really bad car accident (vs. beer truck) a long time ago, so I have neck and back issues.   
Pilates is designed to help improve concentration, control, stabilization, alignment and centering, endurance and stamina, balance, and breathing (coming from a chronic asthmatic - cool!)
Every movement has purpose. 
Synchronicity has Reformer machines that help much more than just floor mat pilates. With weights and springs, and varying tensions, all adjustable for whatever level you're at, you can put so many movements into place to help with anything, whether something specific, like strengthening your knees,or back, or just to improve your posture. 
The studio is smaller, so as to give better personalized service, and smaller size classes. 
No matter what your abilities or limitations are, there is something beneficial for everyone. 
I know I will be looking into this further in the near future. I could see the benefits that I personally could gain by getting into this. 
Please check out their website (click on their name above). 

Here are the 3 words chosen - 
1. Reshape
2. Rehab
3. Restore
 Please let them know you saw it here. 
Help spread the word, and again, thanks for reading!

Open Blog - Monday

Enjoy your day.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Coming soon!

It has been over a year since our voting for the Best of Racine. 
I think it's time to update and see if our choices changed. 
The categories this year will be the following
(posting will be on Thursdays)
Italian (overall)
Pizza - both pan and thin
Fish Fry
Fast Food
Sandwich shops
and Fomal dining. 
Start thinking, nominations/voting coming soon!