Saturday, September 12, 2015

Anybody up for a picnic?

It has been a crazy, busy summer, 
and it's gone, wowsers!
I miss ya'all, who's up for a picnic in 2 weeks?
Looking at Saturday, Sept. 26th or Sunday Sept. 27th.
That would be 2 weeks from now. Discuss, and let's do it!
What are you available? Looking lunchish.

"NAMI Bike 'n Hike 2015" - Tomorrow

The Alliance on Mental Illness of Racine County (NAMI-Racine County) will be hosting their annual Bike 'n Hike on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

Location: Waterford High School
100 Field Dr., Waterford, WI
Click here for a map to the school

Lunch includes:
Diana's Bananas

Start Times: Registration opens at 8 a.m.
60 miles (no later than 9 a.m.)
35 miles (no later than 11:00 a.m.)
20 miles (no later than noon)
10 miles (no later than 1 p.m.)
3k (1.9 mile) walk:
All participants to the starting line at 11:00 (NEW TIME THIS YEAR). The Football Game will be on starting at noon for those interested.
Lunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
(In the high school cafeteria, served by Waterford High School CHASE Club)
Pre-Registration Fee: $30 individual, $50 family, $10 student
For registrations received before August 1st.
Registration Fee: $35 individual, $55 family, $10 student
'Day-of' registration & registrations received AFTER August 1st.
Sponsorships: Rider sponsorships are encouraged

Apparel: Event apparel makes a great gift and helps support NAMI Racine. Items may include: sweatshirts, fleece, jackets and/or t-shirts. contact NAMI Racine for this year's availability. To ensure sizes, order by August 1st.

All proceeds benefit NAMI-Racine County. Historically, 85% of all funds go directly to programs to support individuals and families affected by mental illness.

NAMI has been featured in "Worth" magazine as one of the Top Charities "Most Likely to Save the World." The American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP) is a nonprofit charity watchdog organization that helps donors make informed giving decisions. National Alliance on Mental Illness, AIP grade, A+. Below are examples of programs that support individuals and families affected by mental illness.

(1) Support groups - for people experiencing mental illness, their families, friends, and primary care givers.

(2) Education - intensive family, community, and school courses to eliminate discrimination and stigma suffered by persons with mental illness. Examples include: Family to Family, Peer to Peer, Provider Education and NAMI Basics.

(3) Advocacy - individual and group support for better treatment, housing, employment, and health insurance.

Open Blog - Weekend

That's my kind of weekend.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Woman from 1955 has my kitchen table and chairs

My parents had one of these, too, only it was green.  Maybe this one is green.  Mine is gray, given to me by an AA oldtimer when I moved out on my own.

Thank Tricky Dicky for a link to the all-time old picture site:

Four for Fridays!

I am doing the Four for Fridays Drew has been working ten hour days this week and he also has to work tomorrow. He was so tired last night he took a nap and forgot about the questions. So I decided this morning to figure out some questions to ask if any of these questions have been asked already I am so sorry. I know how some of you look forward to the questions. Here they are-

1) Do you remember what you were doing on 9/11?

2) Do you like to go out for a long drive just looking at the Fall colors?

3) When you are down and sad what do you do to try to make yourself happy?

4) Have you ever been in a food fight?

I hope everyone has a great day!


"Glen Keane – Step into the Page"

"Home Cooks Wanted for Next Season of ‘Master Chef’"

From Racine County Eye:

By Heather Asiyanbi in Community · September 10, 2015

"Do you have what it takes to be the next Master Chef? Home cooks are invited to put their best dish forward at an open casting call later this month in Chicago.

"Auditions for the FOX show are being held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 S. Michigan Avenue, in Chicago.
Master Chef Auditions
Credit: Racine County Eye

"To qualify, interested cooks need to download and complete the show’s application and bring the dish they think will most impress the judges.

"Cooks must be 18 by January 1, 2016; be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; have never worked as a professional chef or had a job cooking as a primary source of employment."

Read more:

Open Blog - Friday


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

"Support Blue: a Racine effort to back the badge"

From CBS 58:

CBS 58


Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my cooling cucumbers! How are you?  If the long range forecast is worth anything, we’re supposed to warm up again in a week.  I couldn’t help but smile when I typed “long range forecast” in reference to meteorologists.  At their very best, they’re good for a 24 hour forecast, and they can’t even get that right every time.  People who work outdoors often rely more upon their own instincts than what the weatherman said.
I don’t care, just as long as we get our “Indian Summer” this autumn.  Otherwise, I think we’ve had a normal summer so far.  A little dry (she says, after a day of thunderstorms), but we’re not that far off the mark.  I’m not running the air conditioning while I write this.  It’s a little humid, but the temperature, 67° F, is great.  Too bad that thus starts the slide toward winter.

After receiving injures during the preseason (a deplorable habit), this Sunday, September 13, at noon, at Soldier Field, the glorious monster which is the Green Bay Packers will be unleashed upon the nuisance Chicago Bears for their season opener.  I’m sorry to say this, Ms. Tender Heart Bear, but your team is doomed.  Catch all the action on FOX, if you dare.

Junior will be watching the game at the home of a friend, a female friend who is also a Chicago Bears fan.  This will mark the beginning of Junior’s education in dealing with a female fan of an opposing team.  Ha-ha.  I’d love to be a fly on that wall.

Here’s a little story if you’re interested: “Grandmothers behind the evolution of monogamous and committed relationship: Kristen Hawkes” - It almost seems at times as if women do most of the good in the world while men do most of the bad.  I believe that the rates for all crimes are higher for men.  This is not to condemn men.  They add spice to life; they can open jars and shovel s-word.  Some are actually good in bed, but they all think they’re the best Lothario.  Here’s a hint: if you don’t know, ask.  Most women would be happy that you care enough to ask.  Most would be surprised that you read this blog.  I’m not sure if mentioning the JTI on a first date would be wise.  Maybe wait and see how irregular they can be.

Señor Zanza, of course, is the perfect gentleman.  Ha, again.  I had you going for a second there. I doubt that I’m the perfect gentlewoman in his eyes.  We’re more realistic than that.  Sometimes he tries my patience, but I’ve learned to let others do things the way they desire.  We all have quirks.

These guys have a great time near summer’s end:

That makes me want to be a dog and go for a dip.  No one is criticizing anyone else’s “swimsuit: and no one yells, “Fat!”

Thank you for spending some time with me today.  I love visitors and readers.  Actually, I pretty much love everybody except for crooked politicians (is there any other kind?) and the legions of bureaucratic dunderheads who enable them.  Once I get my Romanian up, watch out!

Who’s the perfect asshole?  Ask:

Love, love, love.  Better start enjoying what’s left of this weather.  You better start taking care of yourselves first, and others second.  School’s in session, so please drive responsibly around school buses.  Children run in every direction.  I love you all. 

"Oscars 2013 | Seth Macfarlane | We Saw Your Boobs HD"

In keeping with my supposed fetish with boobs, I present:


'Nuff said.

Open Blog - Wednesday

Have a great day.