Saturday, April 11, 2015

Women Drivers


It starts early.

"Young Woman Calmly And Eloquently Explains Why She's Not A Feminist"

"Coconut Oil - the magic elixir on The Second City Project"



http://www.globaltv.com/thesecondcityproject/

"Get Away from Me, Hoe! - Break's Salty Saturdays"

The Report for after the Storm!

Yes the JTI storm reporter did her job and went out to check around how bad the storm was. I will let you know this much if we get another storm before the water has a chance to go down the Root River is going to go over and also some of the side roads out in the country. I just could not believe how much rain did come down. Then on the news they say we only got 2 1/2 inches of rain not true it was a lot more than that. I can tell by the river.

On the west side of interstate 94 got it worse then we did. Drew and I went out that way to do some birding yesterday when he got off of work. You would not believe it out there we seen small branches on the road and you could tell in spots that the water did go over the roads. I do have a picture of a farm out there too.

Here are some pictures I did take yesterday-

                                       This is by the Root River on 5 Mile Rd in Caledonia Wi.

                                       This is by the Root River on 5 Mile Rd in Caledonia Wi.

                           This is by the Great Blue Heron nests on Nicholson Rd in Caledonia Wi.

                      This is on the West side of Interstate 94 on 2 Mile Rd. this is the farm field.

I hope that everyone enjoys the pictures and then you know how much rain we did get.



"Illinois company refurbishing Jacato Drive apartments"

From The Journal Times.com:

". . . . .

"Beth David, whose non-for-profit community group We Are Racine is located at 2432 Jacato Drive, has also been impressed by the work going on at the buildings.

"'When I heard they were sold, I thought, "here we go again," David said Friday, noting that she changed her mind as soon as she saw the renovations.

"'Oh my God, it’s phenomenal,' David said. "I see a lot of hope over there –hope where I have never seen hope.'"

Read more: http://journaltimes.com/news/local/illinois-company-refurbishing-jacato-drive-apartments/article_3b2bd7a4-21ff-5848-8af1-8ceb18a8bf42.html


Like someone says in the Journal Times comments, neither Beth nor her group will see one penny of any profits.  This is truly a case of a neighborhood rehabbed by the residents themselves.  That's what made it attractive to investors.

Open Blog - Weekend


Take it easy.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Spring Gardening Tips

Bicycle Bat

Tucson just finished a new trail that fills in a gap along the Pantano Wash near Broadway Boulevard. The bridge over the wash has a huge bat colony underneath it. As part of this project, they installed a new sculpture along the trail: I present Bicycle Bat.



Unintentional house 'pets'

Spiders don't scare me. 
I actually like having them around.
I know they eat other bugs and are fond of flies, 
so as long as they behave, they have a safe home here. 
Yes, I've even named a few. This one, is Jake. He hung out in our upstairs bathroom for some time. He's moved on, and I've lost tabs on him :(
Hopefully he's keeping his belly full of unwanted creepy crawlies!
Leggy Larry, however, wasn't a welcomed guest.
He meandered in front of me, just to the left of my monitor, Tuesday morning while I was waking up. I did not scream. I DID, however, gasp just a little.
I moved my light to shine on him and see if he'd scamper back wherever he came from. He, instead, chose to 'sun' himself for a bit, before darting into my feather duster that I keep behind my monitor, feathers up. I quickly took my duster out the back door and shook him into the great outdoors, before resuming my morning awakening. Long live Larry, somewhere else.
Life is never dull around here!

Four for Fridays

Hello everyone and welcome back! A little bit of a quicker week for me..... Less overtime. I wonder how long that will last. Looking forward to a nice weekend. Anyways, your questions...

1) If dinosaurs were able to be revived from extinction, should it be done?

2) What road conditions do you think is the worst to drive in?

3) What is the most embarrassing song in your collection?

4) How often do you take pictures?

Enjoy your weekend!

Open Blog - Friday


What a party girl!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my guys and dolls!  How are you?  We’re still on the temperature rollercoaster.  It’s been weeks.  40’s today, 60’s tomorrow.  I never know what to wear outside anymore.  Cold and dry in the morning, hot and humid by lunchtime, snow in the evening, frost overnight.  How can you prepare for that?  Just take your entire wardrobe with you, and then you’ll be “covered.”

We had a quiet Easter at home with me, Junior, and SeƱor Zanza.  Some ham and mashed potatoes, various veggies and some hot buns.  The ham didn’t last long with Junior around.  We didn’t color any eggs this year.  That’s the first time since Junior’s birth.   

What a terrible loss that UW sustained at the hands of Duke University.  Just like our Packer season:  a wonderful record topped by a loss.  Well, the fact of the matter is that placing second, or third, is nothing to be ashamed of.  Quite the contrary.  Instead of mourning the loss, we should celebrate that UW made it as far as it did.  There’s nothing “wrong” with second place.  It still places UW very near the top of the basketball heap.

Did your candidates win in the election?  Mr. Mayor Dickert held off a challenge to his seat, but the President of Mount Pleasant was unseated.  My candidate, Honesty Wrapped in Common Sense, didn’t appear anywhere on my ballot.  I can’t wait to see what Racine looks like at the end of Mr. Mayor’s term, which will mark 10 years in office for him and should show that Racine is a “Top Ten city.”  I’m not even sure of what that means.  Politicians are the masters of double-talk.  Some people talk of a clique of politicians locally that results in thousands of tax dollars for certain clique members.  Who knows?

Here’s a cute little video for the dog lovers amongst us:


Sometimes I swear that the tension in my head sounds just like that howling to me.  Not hard to see who the alpha dog is in the video.  I mean, the husky isn’t fetching slippers.

That’s it for this week, my Zoltar® Rangers™.  I enjoy a wide variety of subjects and people.  Thank you for sharing it with me.

How elections work: MadameZoltar@jtirregulars.com

I love you my dears.  The rising temperatures will mean more time spent outside in play.  Enjoy yourself, but start out slow.  We don’t need any more injuries than the Packers do.  Keep your eyes peeled for motorcycles and kids.  And kids on motorcycles. I love you all.

Open Blog - Wednesday


Have a good day.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Oh well

At least we made it to the final game Go Badgers

Congrats Duke on a tough game
From The Journal Times.com:

"Man wearing garbage bag robs Sturtevant store"

"The suspect is described as a white male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, wearing a black coat and blue jeans with a garbage bag over his head."

Read more: http://journaltimes.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/man-wearing-garbage-bag-robs-sturtevant-store/article_b7ab7964-f3ab-5a94-8469-89e3bc171784.html


You'd think he'd have the decency to steal a ski mask before he hit the Sturtevant store.

Beware of the Dog


All he wants is his belly rubbed.

Open Blog - Monday


Regift Mondays.