Saturday, January 10, 2015

Why Fly When You Can Ride?

"Mayoral Candidate Edward Diehl invited to speak this Sunday to citizens"

From RacineUncovered:

"Racine mayoral candidate Eddie Diehl has been invited to speak at Wayman AME Church during their special programming service, this Sunday January 11th from 10:45 AM-1PM. Mr. Diehl will discuss faith, community and servant leadership starting at 11:15 AM. Wayman AME Church is located at 424 North Memorial Drive, just west of downtown.

"Diehl currently serves as the Racine 15th District Alderman in addition to working as a life science consultant. To learn more about Eddie Diehl, please visit: or diehlformayor on Facebook.

"Press release issued by Diehlformayor."

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Open Blog - Weekend

Don't tell the weekdays.

Friday, January 9, 2015

"Pattern or Practice on Indieflix"

From an email sent to the JTI:
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"Pattern or Practice has been honored to be accepted for viewing on Indieflix Catch a great film while supporting independent filmmakers. Watch on Roku / xbox or stream at . Stay tuned for more exciting news."

Four for Fridays

Hello everyone and welcome back! The year is getting started and I'm hoping that the illnesses and the weather isn't setting people  back! Anyways, your questions.....

1) So, what is your winter weather outfit?

2) What is your favorite soup?

3) Do you park your car in a garage?

4) Who shovels snow at your place?

Enjoy your weekend!

Open Blog - Friday

Is there an echo in here?

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my icicles and iciclettes.  How are you?  Well, we got away with a mild December, but January looks like hell to pay.  Some people say that they get bored living in areas where the weather never changes.  Hmm, boredom or hypothermia?  I don’t care if the weather changes – in fact, I like it.  But it’s the wild swings below zero and above 90 that gall me.  Bitch, bitch, bitch – what else can you do?

Our venerate Green Bay Packers face the Dallas Cowboys in icy Lambeau Field on this Sunday, January 11, at noon.  The Fox Network will cover the ignominious defeat of the Cowboys.  Let’s have another Snow Bowl.

I know that Junior was hoping it wouldn’t snow here because he has to shovel it.  Sorry, Junior.  Maybe next year we’ll get a snow thrower.  Right now, money is tight and the kid eats like a horse.  If I have to feed him, then I want some horsepower from him.  “And don’t ‘forget’ to do the driveway again.”

I simply loathe this weather.  Today is supposed to be dangerously cold.  I’m sure we’ll hear that phrase, “dangerously cold,” a few more times this winter.  Or “life threatening.”  If you must go out, layer up.  Leave yourself a little more time.  Drive vigilantly.  There are plenty of hazards out there and anything that leads to skin exposure, could lead to frostbite, and even death. And please SLOW DOWN.  I’ve had a few ignoramuses tailgating me by inches on icy roads.  I’ve often wished I had some sort of texting mechanism in the car that would display what I say on the back of the car.  Or, maybe that’s not such a good idea.  It would definitely lead to more road rage and grammar Nazis.

Sorry, gang, but my brain must be freezing.  I’m going to crawl back under the covers.  Thank you for reading my blog this week.  We are family.

I love you all,
Madame Zoltar®           

Open Blog - Wednesday

Reminds me of the old Simplicity or Butterick pattern covers. 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

This man is an asshole

Of course it doesn't.

Racine mayoral candidate Eddie Diehl

From Racine Community Media:

"This is your opportunity to ask questions of Racine mayoral candidate Eddie Diehl. You can email him your questions to

"Eddie’s Goals as Mayor:

" Accountability to the Taxpayers

" Improve Racine’s Small Business Climate

" Rethinking Community"

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None of the above is to be construed as an endorsement of a candidate.  I'm just trying to keep the community informed.

My Doctors

Open Blog - Tuesday

Post your Tuesday Tips or your best life hack.  My life hack tip is to own a Zip Strip for the bathroom shower drain. It is life changing. 

Monday, January 5, 2015

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Word of the Day


[an-uh-muh s]

1. strong dislike or enmity; hostile attitude; animosity.
2. purpose; intention; animating spirit.
3. (in the psychology of C. G. Jung) the masculine principle, especially as present in women (contrasted with anima ).

"Abba Dabba Honeymoon" - Debbie Reynolds 1950