Sunday, October 31, 2010
( Wiggy, I did talk to Shay if you are still interested, she is always looking for models.)
I had brain a few times and mostly pig brain. There were a soup dish with it in a few Chinese banquet I attended as youth and they were DELICIOUS! It was like tofu but with a taste of its own, almost more like bean-flower with some more structure.
When we were in Vienna, I saw goose brain in the lunch menu, I was so excited and had to order it. To my disappointment and wife's delight, it was not in season... :(
For Halloween, here are some treats for the foodies...
Here is the photo and a little message from Kerry:
Steaming Cup was handing out hot coco with brain juice during the walk, and that was quite a draw for many zombies...Make sure you request that when you go in. Brain is good with morning coffee, salad, PB&J sandwich, or even Mango Smoothie...;)
Saturday, October 30, 2010
The food drive was also a great success, Heather and her family had loads after loads of food for Food Pantry and HAWS. It is great they started the event and we were happy to do our part.
I also need to thank O'Brien Photography and Smart realty for letting us use their parking lot.
I am sure there will be photos coming soon in all the social medias... I have a feeling this will now be an annual event in downtown Waukesha!
Hey, it is (way) down the street from us!
Tricky job to appoint BID positions while running with the bulls. I've officially asked to be taken off the nomination list in observance of my vow of being the next Spring City Recluse.
There goes the party van.
Guideline No.1: NO NIPPLE! Here is one that is rejected for obvious reason.
Why is there even a doubt!?
So glad we have our own parking lot.
SOUND OFF -I predict a disappointment coming.
(Gosh, you are so negative today!) I fell a little ill this morning, have a strange craving for brains for some odd reason...
Friday, October 29, 2010
Dear Downtown Constituents and Friends,
As many of you know, I will be leaving the Executive Director position at the Waukesha Business Improvement District today.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my tenure here and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with many of you. Your support, guidance and contributions have made my experience in downtown Waukesha a memorable and enriching journey. Because of many individual and cooperative efforts, downtown Waukesha has become a dynamic destination and I look forward to seeing continued and increased vitality in the heart of the place I call home.
During the period of transition, the office will continue to be staffed by John Ward and an interim Marketing Assistant. Please feel free to call the office as needed. I've also attached a list of the BID Board of Directors for your reference.
Wishing you all the best!
See you downtown,
Waukesha Business Improvement District
I was working all night and I guess there were a party for her at J Lotti's. Even though I was not invited and I could not have gone anyway, I would like a chance to thank her and wish her well in future endeavors in person, but then I remembered that I am starting a vow of being the next Spring City Recluse... That is the only sure way of not getting run over by bulls in Waukesha.
(Ace in the hole before election or is it too late?)
(The very last statement reflects the sad reality of a zero sum world.)
Apology-Rusty Hammer and I were confused, she said "inanimate", we thought it was "anime".
(Once again, the last minute not-so-sincere, pressure-from-the-top apology, is it too late?)
(Who is even running against her anyway? Why is she even making news?)
(Love is love, folks, and any long term commitment these days should be applauded for and deserve some legal protection, man and woman, man and man, woman and woman... Yes, I did watch Brokeback Mountain and I cried.)
Sound Off- I can't wait for those pharm ads with anal bleeding side effects! (This message is endorsed by Wisconsin for more anal bleeding ads council for liberty, save the children, better tomorrow, and freedom.)
I did make up my mind on the elections on the base of who are less negative, less dogmatic, and sounded more intelligent. Don't forget to vote Nov. 2nd.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
In the summer of 1989, I stayed in an attic of a house on College Ave while going to summer school at Carroll College. Jennifer's was on my eating schedule, along with Forum on Bluemound.
I can remember how good the beer battered fish fry was at Jennifer's, so was the BBQ rib/fried chicken combo. Forum had an unique corn beef hash and some interesting late night characters.
The night manager at Forum was Dino, a very kind old man whom always seat me in the far corner where I can hide. There was also Kiki the waitress whom was so nice to a point you just want to shake her. She would say "Thank you" after everything. I spent many summer nights there when the attic was too warm or to study.
Continental Cafe was also one of my hangouts. I got to know the twins well and I miss the Chicken Alfredo quite a bit. For a kid with no friends and family in Waukesha, I ended up with an unique support system of waitresses.
I am sure everything is sweeter in memories, that is somewhere I can always retreat to. :)
I have a purrrfect shirt for Saturday and I know the Crazy Cat Lady will be very jealous. The proceed of that tattoo will go to HAWS, where Angel Sadie came from.
Do come down and join the fun! Bring at least $1.50 worth of food for Food Pantry or pet food for HAWS and walk the street of downtown Waukesha as a group of brain seeking zombies!
I hope this is now a dead issue. As great of an idea it was, I hope the party interested will go and have their own promotion, it is quite tainted for us. I hope you can all understand and respect that. Thank you.
p.s. I have restored the moderation as well.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
At the Silver Bell meeting, we came up with a new version of Bad Santa, it will be Bah Humbug Weekend for the Black Friday weekend. Participating merchants will come up with a white elephant gift and the raffle winner will take it all. To be in the raffle, you have to go to certain amount of merchants and say Bah Humbug to get your something something, it can be a coaster, a coupon, whatever the merchant decides, and once you have enough of them, you can come by Waukesha Tattoo to verify them and enter the raffle. It will be a weekend to celebrate Scrooge and Grinch. We are still hoping to get a couple of characters from Waukesha Civic theater and if you get a cellphone photo with them, that will worth a few points as well! I will be working out the detail and contact all the Silver Bell merchants to gauge interest today and tomorrow.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Part Time Interim Marketing Assistant
The Waukesha Business Improvement District is seeking a part-time, interim marketing assistant. The position is available immediately.
What is a Business Improvement District?
The Waukesha Business Improvement District is a quasi-governmental organization funded by property owners in a defined area. A Business Improvement District (BID) provides services, such as cleaning streets, providing security, making capital improvements, and marketing the area.
Downtown Waukesha BID Mission
To be a resource, advocate and partner for all BID stakeholders by monitoring and promoting the viability, health and direction of downtown Waukesha.
Waukesha Office- The Waukesha Area Office Staff is in transition and is in need of a temporary marketing assistant at this time.
The Business Improvement Marketing Assistant is responsible for providing quality marketing and support services to the BID office and to the BID committees. The marketing assistant must provide customer service to the many stakeholders in the downtown as well as share responsibility for phone, fax and copying services. The marketing assistant will also be responsible for the professional appearance of all data and written material. The marketing assistant must also be able to direct, assist and manage events in a professional and timely manner.
Other duties may be assigned from time to time.
Prior marketing experience and other relevant experience is helpful. Experience with IT systems is a must (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, Power Point and website management)
Ability to coordinate the writing, printing and distribution of the BID newsletter
Plan, write & execute weekly e-newsletter
Develop, write and distribute press releases for BID events, activities and general information.
Experience with taking minutes and Robert’ Rules of order would be helpful
The Waukesha Business Improvement District requires a personal commitment to representing the BID professionally and in a courteous manner while maintaining confidential and sensitive information.
Starting salary depends upon experience and qualifications, with a minimum starting salary of $9/hr to a maximum of $15/hr.
This is a temporary part time position. It requires approximately 30 flexible hours per week, including evenings and weekends.
How to Apply
Persons interested in applying for this position should submit a resume and the names of references in an electronic format. Please review the qualifications carefully before submitting a resume.
Submit to E-Mail address: email@example.com
Subject line must state: “JOB APPLICATION”
Wednesday, October 27th, 12:00 noon
Here are the coming attractions:
Carroll U. Faculty and Student show
He is reinventing himself in the public.
Brien is really into BOX these days, litter box included.
EatWisconsin on some interesting development.
Free meal as a THANK YOU!
I am still doing a Favre impression at work, not the open fly thing (nsfw)) but limping around. Wii-injury as most of you can understand.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Even though it was raining cats and dogs all morning, when the time came to the opening, even the sun came out. Walking through the garden was extremely relaxing and it was a beautiful experience. Lynda and her family also came out to take advantage of this free offer. We also had pleasant conversations with our former math professor, certain notorious artist C.W. who offends women with cow udder, and Phil's family.
When I was introduced to the executive director Polly Morris, she actually knew all about the tattoo shop, it turns out Flux Design is contracted to do the picnic bench for the whole garden.
If you missed your chance of the free entry, here is one free with membership. Carroll's own Amy Cropper will also have a show there comes 2011.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Sound Off We have a blog reader alert!
Police Blotter How do you sleep in a LOCKED dumpster?
Pete Kennedy I need this clear up before I perform the marriage of Farmer Bob and his sheep.
Jessica McBride IF, the city hall can get a showing of Mapplethorpe, they should charge $$$.
It can not be more appropriate to put a portrait of the California governor in the City Hall!
P.S. Nipple-Gate update: John Allison came in for his tattoo and he was quoted to be called a WUSS, we have no mercy with the women bashing public enemy #1. His extremely distressed wife also informed us that they have even more artworks of sexually harassing nature in their gallery, the protesting crowd is being formed.
On a Friday night, instead of Fish Fry, I was able to order Zuppa Di Mare, a pasta dish with fresh shrimp, squid, scallop and mussels. Rachel had her old stand by of Calamari Marinara, Robin had the calamari salad and an appetizer with lightly pan fried scallops over a bed of spinach.
The key was fresh, every bite of the seafood was tasty. The breading on fried items was light with hints of black pepper and salt (if you add MSG, it would be the taste of Taiwanese fried chicken bits on the street.) You have the texture yet the full flavor of the seafood. Needless to say, we all enjoyed our meal, yet I would be happy with my stand by of Mostacholi with Meat Sauce as well.
I guess it is a good thing when a place does its basics well AND the fancier dishes. Their thin crust pizza also looks very good. Another plus is that they open late.
On a side note, owner of J Lotti's asked Barry who is doing most of the blogs about them... Just a foodie, that is all. :)
Friday, October 22, 2010
El Chupacabra sighting in Waukesha!
They are vampires! Lock up your livestock!
Thanks to a member of the vigilant neighborhood watch, we will now all be open carrying.
p.s. I did see a few of these before, I call them Fuselis, after the painter. They usually sit in the end of the bed or on top of my chest when I wake up at night, some of them even bite. ( They like cat food if you want to get back to sleep. )
Disclaimer: In no way this blog suggests women and animal should be exploited in art form, we are deeply offended as you are (if you are). The lone offender in the Nipple-Gate at city hall will be in tattoo shop today, we will make sure we put some hurt in him for degrading women whom we love and respect.
Mayor Scrima makes front page.
Sound Off "Extreme ideas"... Gosh, what is the next buzz word? "Master Plan?" ;)
Local politics is like a large family dynamic. Camps are formed among siblings and they can break and reform on different issues and situation. It is up to the head of the family to keep things civil. If the parents are fighting, you bet there will be more consequences coming.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Josh was singing the songs. He told me they do do requests, but no Air Supply... ( Even on Ladies' Night? ) :)
I left early but there will be a chance Barry might sit in and jam a little. The place is set up well and the acoustic is quite good. Check them out next Thursday!( Don't forget to try one of them burgers! )
I can kinda see it in my head now, but I have no idea who will step in to make this work.
P.S. I had a tour of the place with a photographer friend.
I can seriously plan out a eating schedule just around Waukesha, sort of an anti-weight watcher's plan.
There is also a rare photo about the West End. The only remaining building in the photo is now the Bodway.
I was working and have nothing to report on the special BID meeting.
Police Blotter: a shout out to the husbands of the world, we understand, brother!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
North and St. Paul might be torn up next year but likely one lane at a time, that is one of our life lines to direct people through the West entrance of downtown Waukesha. Since the project is a mix of state and city money, do expect tons of delays with two sets of rules and tons of red tape.
There were suggestions of re directing traffic pattern from some at eastern end of downtown to focus on the eastern gateway, yet if Clinton gets tore up too and street closing (Main) for entertainment purpose continues, the West End will be an island.
People do need to be mindful of ALL the people on the Main Street.
Sound Off- Keep that PR coming, more and more people are flocking to the city hall to see what the controversy is all about!
Live Clue Adventure- Madame Maroon the Psychic is one of the three characters in Waukesha Tattoo Company @ Galleria Edge, perhaps she already know who did it.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Just in case you do not know, there is a campaign for Bucket Pass. Once you have the pin and wear it, you can walk right past all the ringing bells and red kettles without feeling guilty! How do you get one? Stay tuned, I will find it out for you. I do know it is $5 a pin.
Compassion to your fellow men and women is pretty darn important, and that is in any religion or spirituality.
That John Allison is the biggest trouble maker in Waukesha! All that news and how he degrades women makes me want to collect one of his controversial paintings... You know he is one of THOSE tattooed people, enough said! :) I sure hope they now remove nearly naked man on a cross out of all the public places to not to sexually harass men as a piece of object! While we are at it, let's go shut down Disney World and ban Micky Mouse, he is topless! Donald Duck is not even wearing pants! Kids are watching this filth!? Where are the warning labels? ( Once again, brilliant marketing plan to Lynn... and tons of thanks to Alderwoman Cummings. Art+Controversy=$!)
Sound Off- "Appropriate Art for Waukesha"... This is where my passive aggressive trait really kicks in.
Old news but we are thankful the little boy is home.
Still no words on keeping Karen around longer... She is way underpaid than the previous male director. I do not see anyone raise a stink about that.
You really want to go pick up a copy of Freeman all this week if you are a fan of John Schoenknecht.
Monday, October 18, 2010
This is what it felt like. No one wants to say what really is going on and I hope there is still a way to offer Karen a more competitive package to stay, even just for another six month. It is unusual for the whole office staff to quit, but still no one wants to touch that.
The simplest solution is often overlooked, and if people really have a problem with her, they need to speak up and list the reasons. I sincerely urge you to do so at least for her successor's sake.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
When we walked in, there were no one but a lone bartender, yet the quietness has its charm. The natural sunlight filled the room, it reminds me the cafe room of Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Macau ( I guess they had built a new one). I ordered the J Lotti burger while Rachel picked the Swiss Mushroom. She also had a perfect Bloody Mary, she said.
The J Lotti burger is 1/2 pound special natural Angus beef with 2 slices of farm bacon and an egg on top. Messy but DELICIOUS! It is actually one more 1/2 pound patty and a thick slice of ham away from my all time favorite Bear Burger at this diner/bingo hall in Oregon. I do think the price point needs to be refined. An $11 burger has to live up to a lot more expectation than a $9.95 burger. Would one choose People's Park's Valley Burger at $9.95 instead? That is up for open debate.
I also like the waffle fries, they were crispy and extremely enjoyable. Rachel loves her Swiss Mushroom burger as well.
We truly appreciated the relaxed atmosphere in a lazy Sunday afternoon. It is certainly different from People's Park and it is Waukesha's and all foodies' gain when I can blog about two exceptional burgers a dollar and a nickle apart and whine about it...:)
Do ask for a side of green chili to put on your burger!
P.S. Train Wreck is now the house band on Thursday nights! Do support your local musicians as well!
One thing I do learn is that you can get things accomplished easier if people communicate and have mutual respect. When things get ugly right off the bat, it just set up more ugly behaviors. Everyone is fighting for their own business interest from their own perspective, and that should be a basic understanding. I am not asking for people to like each other and hang out, but I am asking all parties to have a workable relationship, go easy, drop all the bravado and have a real dialogue about the future of downtown Waukesha.
I am not on anyone's side but Waukesha's side and I am a moderate, if some of you have not figure that one out yet. :) I don't like change like the next person, but with each change it brings new opportunities. Working progress and growing pain, guys and gals...
By the way, I do have some ideas for improving the current issues near Five Point. Perhaps the parking spaces in front of People's Park and Steaming Cup should be taken out and raised to have expanded sidewalk like in front of Sloppy Joe's. It will give more room for outdoor dining and perhaps the tent for Freeman's Friday Night Live and future events, limit the need to close off Main. Designate a merchants only parking lot to help with the downtown parking problem. It might be a win-win situation. What do you all think?
I saw Jeanne , formerly of Cuddles and Tom, whom once own many building in downtown including the Fish Store. We had a very pleasant conversation, god knows how many beanie babies I bought from her in the past... There is still one more building for sale which I did consider before our present location. The second floor is really nice, and there is a lot of potential in the main floor with a hidden skylight. Tom needs to sell it to officially retire... They are really good people and they are a lot of fun.
Dan Taylor from People's Park was there as well. Do you know Danny used to work for Dan since he was a kid? Turns out Tom and Jeanne had not been to People's Park yet, I just have to plug the Valley Burger and Sweet Potato Fries a little, it is the best burger on Main Street in my opinion. It is great to have two more successful business here in downtown Waukesha, and success attracts more success.
John came down from Wisconsin House to update me about the missing parents situation, and we ended up standing around the buffet line like a couple of wedding crushers. No famous Magellan's pizza, but there were tasty pasta and some super yummy dessert. Rachel ran into an ex-co-worker Tim, it is a small world for sure.
Congrats to Danny and Christina on Sweetest Day, the music was great, the food was great, the conversation was great and the drinks were free, what not to enjoy? ;)
Saturday, October 16, 2010
A 2-3 year old boy was seen wondering around the West End of Waukesha this evening looking for his father. Waukesha's Finest was at the scene and walked him up and down the West End. No calls, no missing child report. At 9pm tonight, he was still with the police.
John from Wisconsin House rushed back from an hour away to help and nothing came up. A couple had seen the child with a man by the park bench earlier in the afternoon and they do not know who that man was, if he was just another good Samaritan.
If you have seen this boy earlier with someone in Waukesha or know what is going on or just discovered your boy is missing, please contact the city police ASAP. Thank you! ** THIS IS NOT A JOKE.
Sound Off-Yes, I do think Wiggy deserves an award, REALLY!... and I STILL can not get that reclining nude image out of my mind!
$1 house coming soon? Wait, it is FREE!!! (It can be a cute little visitors' center for downtown Waukesha... I have no idea where it should be moved to.)
Oh, my god! After I read Wiggy's website, I DID turn into an independent! That man is GOOD! ;) (So you know, this is not a Jessica McBride style love letter...)
"To be, or not to be: that is the question:William Shakespeare
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them?..."
In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.
Once upon a time in ancient China, there was a notorious bandit by the name of Zhi who led a group of outlaws. Together, they committed many crimes while evading the authorities.
One day, after another successful heist, they took a break in their hideout, drinking and talking among themselves. Suddenly, a question occurred to one of the outlaws, a young man. He turned to Zhi and asked: "Hey boss, there's something I can't figure out. Why are you the leader? I mean, you're a powerful guy, but some of us are pretty powerful too. Why is it that you lead and we follow? What is your secret?"
The men laughed at this question, but Zhi answered seriously: "It is actually very simple. I follow the principles of being a bandit."
The young man looked confused. "Principles? Boss, we got no principles. That's why we're bandits!"
"Ah, that is where you are wrong." Zhi smiled his crooked smile: "Not only do we have principles, but we practice the virtues taught by the sages."
The young man thought Zhi had to be joking. "Virtues? Boss, the sages are the highest of the high, while we are the lowest of the low. We can't possibly have anything to do with their virtues!"
The men were about to laugh again, but Zhi silenced them with a glare: "Most people think such things as virtues are only for the good, but they are not. They are actually quite harmful to people in general. That is why we have them too. In fact, there are five main virtues in the life of a bandit."
"Five?" The young man looked at his comrades, but they were just as puzzled as he was. Together, they turned to Zhi for his explanation.
Zhi counted them off the fingers of one hand: "A bandit has to be able to figure out where people hide their treasures. This is the virtue of insight, being able to see what others cannot.
"A bandit has to look at a situation and accurately gauge his chance of success. This is the virtue of clarity, the ability to think and calculate clearly.
"A bandit is willing to be the first to go into a heavily guarded mansion. This is the virtue of courage, leading the way with bravery and strength.
"A bandit is also willing to be the last to leave, covering everyone's exit. This is the virtue of honor, sacrificing one's safety to protect one's fellows.
"Lastly, when we are all back here in the lair, I give all of you an equal share of the loot. This is the virtue of fairness – my being benevolent with you, my followers.
"Together, these five virtues are the Tao of the bandit. If you do not have all five, it will be impossible for you to become a great bandit. This is my secret."
All the men thought hard about what Zhi said, but no one could detect any flaws in his reasoning. Finally, the young man spoke again: "Boss, you also said virtues were harmful to people. What did you mean by that?"
"Think about it," Zhi finished his wine. "A good person has to follow the virtues taught by the sages to be the best good person he can be. Bad guys like us also have to follow the virtues taught by the sages to be the best bad guys we can be. Right?"
The men nodded, and the young man agreed: "Yes, that makes sense."
"Look at the world," Zhi continued. "Most people want more than they have, and if they can get away with taking from others, they will. A lot of them don't only because they know they cannot get away with it. This means they are basically poor bandits who have failed to practice the virtues of the sages. Still with me?"
The young man hesitated, then nodded: "I guess I never thought of it that way."
"Men, there is no escaping the conclusion," Zhi grinned in triumph. "If everyone follows what the sages teach, then there will be many more bandits out there who excel at robbing and stealing from others like me! Now can you see why the virtues are actually more harmful than beneficial?"
The men were stunned by this realization. The young man's mouth hung open. And then it was Zhi's turn to laugh.
Friday, October 15, 2010
On your Tour Come to THE best Scene for Art!
artists. The diversity and level of work is really outstanding.
I will have my work on the 1st floor where Swig will be
offering its usual great menu and service.
On the 2nd floor is the party- complementary appetizers
& cash bar.
My collaborative efforts with Jeremy Shamrowiczz of
Flux Design will be there along with at least 4 other artists.
The SomaFlux work (only 10 pieces left) will be moving
to Chicago next month so come see it while its here!
Sham &I are very excited about our next provocative
series that we
are concocting now!
So....come find me on the 1st or 2nd floor, have a drink,
soak up the scene, & catch up on all thats new!
217 N Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
To have everyone working together without friction is not possible, but how can we prevent these frictions from turning into grudge or long term adversarial relationships? It is not good for business and not good for everyone.
I hope the next BID director, perhaps with the help of the full BID or even the Mayor, will help mediate all these poisonous relationships existing in downtown Waukesha, and stop all the passive aggressive/aggressive behaviors. Most importantly, he or she needs to reach out to the silent ones, the ones feel they have no voices among all the power players who shout loudest and just give up.
Karen was right, the BID should have the best interest of EVERYONE in mind, not just a few select merchants. For that she took one for the team and walked the plank.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Police and the Mayor responded.
Police Blotter. So that is the smell....
Without being overexposed I hope, we are in the paper again and we have green lights to start the mural project!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Once again, I will be standing with the ones in the trench, they fought to better Waukesha, and I like to thank them for their service. It takes courage to retain honor in a sea of negativity.
Update: It was confirmed on Freeman this morning. Karen was at the BID meeting this morning and she presented herself in an extremely calm and professional manner and she will definitely be missed. I urge everyone to write a nice recommendation for her on Linkedin, she deserves much much better.
From our friends at Waukesha County Museum:
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
come & enjoy
Friday, October 8 & Saturday, October 9
Friday, October 15 & Saturday, October 16
Friday, October 22 & Saturday, October 23
Friday, October 29 & Saturday, October 30
5:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Tickets $5.
AFTER DARK, HISTORY WALKS THE HALLS. Inspired by the popular Ben Stiller films. Bring your friends on an after-hours tour of the museum as the exhibits come to life. Groups will rely on a savvy tour guide to help them successfully navigate the cast of strange characters from Waukesha County’s past. This family-friendly adventure will certainly employ artistic license, but don’t be surprised if you accidentally learn some cool facts about some colorful characters. Special admission rates apply. Presented by the Waukesha County Museum.
Memories of WWII is also coming up! I do want to see this!Memories of World War II.
Exhibit Opens Thursday, November 11, 2010.
Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm.
Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $3, Children under six free, Members free.
Almost two hundred reporters and photographers fanned out around the globe to cover World War II for The Associated Press. Five reporters lost their lives. Seven others won Pulitzer Prizes, including Joe Rosenthal, who clambered up Iwo Jima's Mount Suribachi to take the flag-raising photo that became the emblem of American victory and one of the most famous photos of all time. The AP offered Americans a daily view of the conflict through photographs by its own photographers and by photographers in the U.S. Armed Services, as well as images from the world press that otherwise would not have been seen. The best of these images make up this important exhibition.
(262) 521-2859; www.waukeshacountymuseum.org.
Oh, boy, it is gonna be a wild and crazy day! (below are from the website)
Tani Tat Frequents the tattoo parlor, loves to show off her tattoos and ‘get inked’. The first tattoo Tani got, she did herself at the age of 16, but since then has left the artwork up to her favorite tattoo artist Coal Botolovenko. Mr. Coal Botolvenko: A tattoo artist from Ouchee visiting the U.S. to prepare for the World Tat Title.
Madam Maroon: A Psychic with a crystal ball. She is from Ouchee and would like to go back there and set up a business; if only she had the money…things are SO expensive there since Ouchee’s break from Russia.
Who knew that Waukesha, known for its riverfront walks and unique shops, would have been the secret location of C.A.R.E.L.E.S.S. (Camouflaged American Rare Energy Logistics Earmarked for Super Security), the CIA’s Chip Research Lab. But now the cover has been blown ~ the operation behind the secret wall in North American Computers has been blown to smithereens and the “Sees-All-Knows-All” chip development codes have been stolen. C.A.R.E.L.E.S.S. Agents think the country of Ouchee is behind all this. But are they on the right track? Who did this? (And why?) And where did they hide the three missing code chips until they could sneak them safely out of town when the heat is off?
Players who find out will be eligible for the prize drawings!
Cuddles and Steaming Cup sell the game board, $2 for adult and $1 for kids... It is for charity as well!
So, this Friday is Gallery Night again, and once again you are invited to come and see the progress made in my studio at the Pfister Hotel. Then, after all of the galleries close down, come to the Rouge Ballroom, just off of the lobby of the hotel for the after party. There will be a cash bar and complementary food.
Work by Milwaukee artists Eriks Johnson and Chris Miller will be the featured in the ballroom.
Come on by, and hang out after seeing all of your favorite shows. I'd love to see you.
Oct 15, Friday: Open studio 5-10pm
After party in the Rouge: 9-11:30pm
Oct 16, Saturday: Open Studio 10-4pm
October 15th ,5-9 (gallery stuff) 9-later (after party)
Featuring Artists Chris Miller and Eriks Johnson
The Pfister Hotel
424 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53202
414 273 8222
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
There was another thought on Bad Santa, perhaps one can take some bags with logos from certain merchants and start to collect items like coasters from certain bars, tasting spoon from certain ice cream parlor, or some wrapper from certain dessert place as a scavenger hunt. It all depends on what free items can be taken from merchants and who are these merchants. I will wait until there is a final list and start asking door to door about what they would like to do with this idea.
In another related news, Magellan's and M2 are now serving pasta. I just have to try it and I got the Smokey Shepherd's Pie. It is quite good actually. Clarke Hotel still has an edge on the pasta dishes just on the range of the menu, but for how limited the kitchen area is in Magellan's, it is pretty special, just like their pizza!
Here is the big news in the front page of Freeman. I see local artist and Carroll U. Instructor Charles Wickler is front and center with the women degrading...cow? You know those Carroll art people are trouble makers, starting with Phil leading the pack.
Of course the art community should secretly send Alderwoman Cummings some flowers, the prices of these artworks just went up! The music industry had Tipper Gore, and we have Ms. Cummings! Any PR is great PR for art and now it is CONTROVERSIAL!
Okay, here is my amateurish attempt to fill a giant void.
Sound Off. Pete Kennedy for Mayor?
Police Blotter.-We have our own version of American Beauty happening here in Waukesha.
Monday, October 11, 2010
I have no idea who to vote for but from this, likely whoever lies the least...
Every time so and so said DO NOT VOTE FOR XYZ BECAUSE HE DID THIS! Well, why should I vote for you then? Are you any better? I do not buy the career politician vs. newcomer stuff, sometime I rather have someone with a little less learning curve, and somewhat of a brain would be nice.
How do I choose from a professional liar and an amateur liar with aspirations to be a professional liar? I will not vote along party line, and I don't drink tea in the morning. :)
(photo is from a Santa Speedo Sprint event, NOT from last winter, nor from Waukesha...)
Permission has been given to the Waukesha Downtown Business Association to conduct a Waukesha Santa Charity Run/Walk on Saturday, December 11, 2010. The inclement weather date is Dec. 18. The event will assemble at 10 a.m. at the west end of
It is during our business hours.... oh, well, no running for me.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
The not-totally-pink silver Mustang convertible raffle for Relay For Life was also a smashing success, with the raffle sale and bake sale, they gathered over $1300 for cancer research. Moxie also had a great day, Sabrina said all she could see was people lining up by the window. Katydids and the two luxury condos (for sale and you tell them you read it here!) above had tons of visitors, it was a busy busy day in the West End.
All day I was hearing people say that they did not know anything was down here at this end of Main Street, they were pleasantly surprised, and we sure like that!
We ended the day with a couple of the best pizza on Main Street from Magellan's. A belated congratulation to Dan for being a newlywed as well. He was just married on June 6th, and guess what? 66 was painted all over our walls... It is a good luck number for Chinese, it was also D-Day.
By the way, our rooster was out on the street today and he was not kidnapped! ( Any attempt would have been recorded on security camera! So you evil doers know. )
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Thanks to our fans and Waukesha, Waukesha Tattoo Company was voted #1 in Tattoo catagory in WISN A List...
But we are not the only one from the Sha!
Congrats to all the other Waukesha based A-list winners:
Animal Shelter- Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) (#3)
Antiques- Waukesha Antique Mall (#1), Fox Antiques (#4)
Art Gallery- The Clinton St. Gallery (#1), River's End Gallery (#3)
Arts and Crafts- Serendipity Scrapbooks (#2)
BBQ- Famous Dave's BBQ (#4)
Bookstore- Martha Merrell's Bookstore (#3)
Bowling- Fracaro's Lanes (#1)
Breakfast- Machine Shed (#5)
Brunch- Taylor's Peoples Park (#5)
Caterer- Chef Jack's (#1), Ellen Zilli's Catering (#5)
Chinese Restaurant- Golden Gate Restaurant (#1)
Coffee Shop- Cafe de Arts Roastery (#4)
Comics- Neptune Comics (#1)
Dance Studio- Liberty Dance Center, LLC (#1), Accent On Dance Inc (#3)
Day Spa- Signature Salon & Spa (#2)
Desserts- Allo! Chocolat (#2), Divino Gelato Cafe (#3)
Flowers- Flowers by Cammy (#1)
Gift Shop- Cuddles (#5)
German Restaurant- Weissgerber's Gasthaus & Biergarten (#3)
Gourmet Grocery- Poppin' on Broadway (#2)
Irish Pub- House of Guinness (#1)
Liquor, Beer and Wine Shop- Discount Liquor (#2)
Live Music Venue- Rooters (#4)
Local Band- The Screamin' Cucumbers (#4)
Museum- Ten Chimneys (#1), Waukesha County Museum (#4)
Neighborhood Bar- The Nice Ash (#3)
Pet Boarding- Camp Bow Wow Waukesha (#4)
Pet Photography- All Ears Pet Photography (#2)
Pet Supplies- LDC Professional Pet Products (#2)
Records and CDs- Computer Shack (#5)
Sandwich Shop- Rochester Deli, Inc (#1 Tie), Sprizzo Caffe (#4)
Tapas- Generations At 5 Points (#2)
Theatre Group- Waukesha Civic Theatre (#3)
Veterinarian- Kuenzi Family Pet Hospital (#3)
Videographer- J.C. Designs, LLC (#2)
Wedding Planner- Timeless Events, LLC (#5)
Way to go, Waukesha!
(Thanks to our manager Lynda for researching the A list! )