Friday, February 12, 2016

Four for Fridays!

Today it going to be very cold out there and very windy so I hope everyone stays warm if you are going out. This week has gone by way to fast for me it was also a very busy week too. Here are your questions for this week.

1) Can you ever tell when your headlights or taillights are out on your vehicle?

2) When you take your vehicle to the shop for one thing wrong and find out something else is wrong on your vehicle?

3) Have you ever watched your friends pets for the weekend?

4) What are your plans for Valentine's Day?

Have a great weekend everyone.

Open Blog - Friday

Everything tastes better on Fridays.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

When she twerks, the earth quakes

I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumbling down, tumbling down

I feel my heart start to trembling
Whenever you're around - Carole King

She could hide a whole different person in there.

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my ladies and gentlemen!  How are you?  Even though we're going through some cold times, it's supposed to be back above freezing by later next week.  Who said so? "They" said so, that's who.  At this point I don't think we've had too bad of a winter, but there's still plenty of time for winter mayhem.  One day at a time, my dears, that's the only way to take winter.  Or to savor spring, for that matter.

Who won the Super Bowl?  Who cares?  If our valiant Green Bay Packers aren't in the game, then's it's not a game.  The hoopla surrounding every Super Bowl guarantees an enormous income for the owners and the NFL.  Everybody is happy except the losers of the Super Bowl.  They still get a ring, right?  They need to maintain appearances in case something happens to the Super Bowl winners and they have to step in.  You never know. I do. That's my job.

If you're ever confronted by more bullies than you can handle, blow into your special OrbsCorbs hi-frequency ring. Soon, you'll be surrounded by OrbsCorbs loyalists, nutjobs, drug addicts, etc.  That should send the bullies running.

I'm sorry, but I just don't have that much to say today.   I have a cold and that has zapped my energy and my thought process.

Thank you for "tuning in" to my blog. I love visitors. I love you all.

Who's your secret valentine?  Ask

Enjoy your Valentine's Day this Sunday, Feb. 14.  Share your love.

Open Blog - Wednesday

Go for it!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

"Calling All Artists!"

From Racine County Eye:

By Joanna Margosian in Arts, Business · February 9, 2016

This year will be Downtown Racine Corporation’s 15th year of Community Art! For each of the past fourteen years, DRC has announced a new community art project. But this year, because of the huge success of last year’s community art project, and because we can definitely use more banners in Downtown Racine, and more importantly because there is much more to show about Racine, we are continuing the Celebrate Racine Campaign.

Once again we are looking for depictions of art representing Racine County. Special consideration will be given to those works that show historic innovation, a recognition of events and people that helped make our community the great place it is today. We are thinking about people, products and places as they were in days gone by.

Why Community Art?
Community art creates attachment to one’s community! Cities gain value through community art – cultural, social and economic value. It reflects and reveals our society, adds meaning to our cities and uniqueness to our communities. Community art provides an intersection between past, present and future, between disciplines, and between ideas.
And, it’s free. There are no tickets. People don’t have to dress up. It can be viewed alone or in groups. Community art is open to everyone, and again this year will be available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

The Project – Celebrate Racine
This year’s community art project is a civic beautification initiative that strives to engage community members, showcase the beauty of the region, and highlight local and regional artists. Up to 50 original works will be selected. Those selected works will be enlarged and reproduced on light pole banners. The banners will be installed on the light poles throughout downtown from June to October, 2016. The banner collection from 2015 will be re-exhibited throughout downtown as well. Your friends, family and all of the visitors to downtown will be able to admire your work for the entire summer.

The original selected submissions will also be featured in a gallery exhibition during the summer. Sponsors and guests of the Preview Party in June will be given the opportunity to purchase the selected original artworks. The original works not sold at the Preview Party will be sold during an exhibition in July. Proceeds from the sale will be used to support the Downtown Racine Corporation’s ability to deliver quality services, energetic community events and enhance the community’s vitality and economic growth.

Call for Artists
Using the theme Celebrate Racine, artists are invited to submit two dimensional entries from the following visual art categories:

Appropriate content:
Landmarks, Architecture, History, Traditions, Innovations, Attractions, Landscapes, People and Events

All works submitted must be original (no reproductions), not done under supervision, not made from kits or patterns.
All submissions must have a finished size of 15” wide x 30” deep in a portrait orientation. All submissions must be suitable for framing and permanent display. If the appropriate
medium is canvas, the canvas must be stretched and fastened to a wooden frame. If the appropriate medium is paper, the paper should be a high quality,
non-acid, cotton based paper. Submissions on paper must also be mounted on archival (acid-free) mounting board. Entries in the Digital Art category must be submitted on canvas.

The Schedule
Call for Artists – February 5, 2016
Deadline for Receiving Entries – April 4, 2016
Jury Results Emailed & Announced – April 18, 2016
Artist and Sponsor Preview Party – June 4, 2016 (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens – June 7, 2016
Exhibit Closes – September 30, 2016

Download Official Rules and Application:   2016_Community_Art_Project

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What's the matter with some people?

Poor little doggie.

Time Wasters

Crash Your Copter

Counting Sheep

"Do Not Feed Hallucinogens To The Alligators"

I wonder what the story behind this sign is?  Who would feed hallucinogens to alligators, and why?  Pretty soon the alligators will be crack addicts.  Who did it so often that a sign was required?  Finally, how do alligators act when they're tripping?  So many questions, so few answers.   

"Gateway Technical College Debt Watch"

"Gateway’s General Obligation Debt Now At $65M" 

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Open Blog - Tuesday

I hope that your day goes well.

Monday, February 8, 2016

"The Arrest Report of Racine County District Attorney Rich Chiapete"

From Racine WI Arrest Records:

"'It’s a search for the truth.' – Racine County District Attorney Rich Chiapete"

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For Sale, From My Personal Collection

"Baghdad On The Lake
(Shock and Awe)"
Watercolor by John Nowicki
31" X 23"
Framed and Glassed

John Nowicki is an award-winning watercolorist who has two pieces in the currently running Watercolor Wisconsin at Wustuum Museum.  His work also often adorns the walls of Salute Italian Restaurant in downtown Racine.  He has sold work to both the diners and the Salute family.

I had a hell of a time getting a decent picture of the painting because of reflections off the glass.  The above pic is about as good as it's going to get.  If you're interested, stop on by.

Charlie likes the painting, too.

Close up:


Open Blog - Monday

Mondays are made in hell.