Thursday, March 31, 2011
2:30pm with speeches from every artist starting around 3:00-3:15pm. I
would recommend getting to the gallery early; we are expecting a
large turnout. The gallery will be open from 7:00 am through midnight
every day while the show is up. Please feel free to see the show
before April 3 and come see the work often. Below is a link to view a
map of Carroll University campus, the Humphrey Art Center, and the
surrounding parking lots. The closest parking lot to the Humphrey Art
Center is the overflow parking lot, which is lot #9. Lot #9 can be
accessed from East Ave. or Barstow St. The address to the Campus
Center is: 100 N. East Ave. Waukesha, WI 53186. This will get you in
the general vicinity of the Humphrey Art Center. We look forward to
seeing each and every one of you April 3.
From the Artists
The show features the winner of this year's GW Portfolio Award, but like the mayor, I am a busy busy guy! What happened to my freaking two weeks advance notice! I hate to say this, I am kind of a big deal... ;)
(I'll be there...)
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
I had been pretty busy to a point that I had not been in the Man Cave, the "shed" back of the house. It is heated but kept at 50 degrees always. I went in yesterday and as I opened the door, a heatwave hit me in the face. It was 113 degrees inside! Apparently there were a malfunction of some sort and I had been heating it at high level for an undetermined period of time...
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Thanks a lot...
By the way, two weeks notice to get on the Mayor's schedule, he is a busy man... He will only attend non-government meetings if invited, so take note of that, WDBA and WEAA.
(Being Chinese, the fear of imperial power is bred into me. :) )
I've learned my lesson this morning, no more cliffhangers... I do understand everyone's passion and desire to see an improved West End, just as everyone's passion for downtown Waukesha. I just think there is a fine line between relentless pushing for a vision for collective goods and being a bully with one's singular vision, and that had been the greatest asset and worst downfall of downtown Waukesha for a while... Two sides of the same coin, depends on which side you stand in. Don't forget I am a Taoist too.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
How did I make the news again? Oh, boy, Chef Tony greeted the mayor personally with an invitation in front of another notable business owner during a lunch at D Mo's as I understand it. That is all I am going to say about that... Going forward, new business owners, please call Carol to schedule two weeks ahead instead of personal invite...
OK, now anti-Nelson group can start preparing... He is one of many.
History lesson 2/10.
SOUND OFF-here comes the comments as expected. Hey, leave me out of Sound Off tomorrow, I am fragile...
Update from my friend Brien.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Last night was the special private Indian food dinner at D Mo's. Lynda's friends H. and A. ( who used to be the head chef at Dancing Ganesha) used Chef Tony's kitchen to prepare a wonder feast. I don't know, I think there might be an Indian/Vegetarian Monday at D Mo's in the future... Sometime it is all that is, good food, good friends and a good time. By the way, the owners of Vegan Essentials were at the bar and they loved the food as well!
Now this a second chance for a better working relationship at the top.
New Historical lesson!
The public art guideline did not outlaw nipples!? That no good Mr. Nipple-Gate John Allison might be up to something again, he is kinda quiet all the sudden.
Comedy nights on Fridays and Saturdays coming in April at D Mo's with headliners from Milwaukee and Chicago, more info soon!
Also, Aimee, the (rumored) soon to be part of royal family of Waukesha and VisitWaukesha.org was bartending at Magellan's last weekend, she is always bright and sunny and I am glad she crossed to Great Wall of Clinton to work at the West End now... ;) (Editor's note... Aimee is not the mystery blonde or even blonde, just in case anyone is confused.)
Sunday, March 20, 2011
YOU’RE INVITED TO
Retro Night: MTV 80’s Edition
A benefit for the Waukesha County Museum
Saturday, April 30, 2011 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Stein’s Private Hangar - Crites Field
2651 Aviation Drive Waukesha, WI
Parking shuttle via the ‘Spring City Trolley’ at Gate One Arena Lot - Waukesha Expo Center
Featuring a reverse raffle where only 300 tickets will be sold. Every ticket is a winner.
Grand Prize - 7-day trip for two to Old World Italy
Music by 2nd Wave
Milwaukee’s best 80’s pop cover band
Business Casual or Period Attire
To RSVP or for more information, please call 262-521-2859 ext. 221
See the FACEBOOK EVENT at -
Berg Management Company LLC
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Tonight is the big night for Barry, he is playing in two bands at Rooter's starting at 10pm. See you all there!
We still need IKEA!
That is a name for a judge!
Friday, March 18, 2011
I had a huge Irish breakfast at D Mo's in the morning, worked all day and had a rather great corn beef dinner there as well late at night. I did not have any green beer but a Smithwick's with my dinner.
Do you know Trinity Irish Dancers is located right off five points?
We love the ladies too...
Here are some news from Asia:
People in Hong Kong and China are rushing to buy salt for iodine due to radiation fear. The price is 1000% over now.
Even soy sauce... (Thanks, sis.)
So you know... but then... I better go stock up! (not!)
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wiggy takes on the Smart People once again.
Rock and Ride (formerly Rockesha ride. Bodway has the right and trademark to "Rockesha")
Residency limit and a funny salary situation.
Carroll, Plowshare, and Water. I like to personally wish the departing manager Sue best of luck in her next venture and thank her for all the help for Scrooge event.
Just for Men.
Here are the 2012 update.
For the future of our youth?
Time to send in the robot!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
How about this for face time? I am jealous...
A quick news update:
The economic issue.
The key words are " FOR NOW ". However, we should all have certain amount of radioactive material tolerance from Waukesha water already...
The "Newlywed" looks nice in the picture.
Hey, I know these guys! I have to call Bill about a new system for the house we just bought and pay Clark for the insurance! KM did the heating and cooling system for Waukesha Tattoo, so you know.
The cuts or the tax hikes or "fees" are coming!
Way to go, President Doug, one down, 49 more to go.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I have to write all the gossips before the newest Freeman gossip columnist Darryl get to it ;). There is a rumor of another new high end gallery coming to the West End, I am hoping to get some exclusive insider info on it soon at the West End Artist meeting tonight. There is also Ladies Night at J Lotti's every Thursday and likely we will be one of the sponsors for giveaways in April, please do look at our Facebook page for detail. D Mo's Pita and Pan is the name of the second venture by Chef Tony at the former Santiago Chicken location, it was announced last night. The coming Waukesha Burger War is confirmed now by J Lotti's, Bodway and People's Park, we just need People's Park to come back from the fire, we do miss them. Carroll U. also made a presence from President Doug to promotion of the new program for students to use meal points with local merchants, I was turned down however, no meal points for tattoos...:( A greater partnership of downtown Waukesha merchants and Carroll U is always a good thing!
My feather hair extension from Moxie was also a hit with some party goers, they will have something going on as well when the Riverwalk for Breast Cancer happens. You can sign up here to be on our team! You have until 3-18 to get the preferred rate.
Okay, the news...
My anxiety level is rising.
Don't drink and drive!
The alderman race.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
The Japan earthquake and tsunami tragedy is just overwhelming for me to watch, yet the nation's character is shining through with all the order and restraint. People still go on their orderly life amid great chaos. Media refrained from showing bodies for the respect of the victims and families. People waited in line for payphone and food. It is just heartbreaking to see a nation so prepared with strict building code and emergency procedures still suffer such a great loss.
Do you know Japan has a network for citizens to receive earthquake warning text 15 seconds before it happens? A lot of Asian media are talking about how much Japan had been prepared and wonder how come the other nations on the ring of fire aren't...
People are people, folks, we should all hurt a little and give what we can, because one day we can be at the receiving end of nature's wrath. Also, how prepare are we for disaster like this? I do need to seriously look into putting together an emergency backpack.
Was I happy at doing what I was doing?
It was one of many factors led to a major life changing decision and he provided a little push along with my family, Ms. Kool, Angel Sue, Robin, and Mary Lou.
I was lucky that I had the means and support to make the change and I was glad my partners had the faith in this dream to take the leap together. In a year, we now have an established shop, and we are happy doing what we are doing with room and means to pursuit other passions. The dream is still alive and I know there are further steps for Bill's vision.
Are you living the high life?
Saturday, March 12, 2011
This is just heartbreaking.
More fighting in Mad Town.
SOUND OFF 1 and 2
Friday, March 11, 2011
WAUKESHA, WI - The Waukesha Business Improvement District announces the grand opening of D Mo’s Italian Pasta and Chop House, 314 W Main Street, on Monday, March 14 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The Waukesha Business Improvement will welcome D Mo’s to historic downtown Waukesha with a ribbon cutting celebration at 4:00 p.m.
“D Mo’s has an great menu with selections to tempt every palate. Their pastas are heavenly and their meats are incredible,” said Wendy Copeland, Interim Marketing Director for the Waukesha Business Improvement District. “We welcome them to the downtown community and wish them much success.”
During the Open House, community members are encouraged to stop by and tour both the restaurant and the Clarke hotel and to learn more about the menu.
Rich in history and packed with contemporary flavor, Historic Downtown Waukesha & Riverwalk is easy to find with two-way streets and ample parking that make it a friendly option. From I-94 exit at Hwy F south to Barstow, turn left to enter the Downtown Business District. From I-43, exit at Hwy 164 north; continue north to Main Street, turn left to enter the Downtown Business District. A variety of parking options are available including on-street parking, a variety of public parking lots and two parking structures for a total of 1,800 downtown parking spaces.
Is Mayor Scrima gonna be at the ribbon cutting and open house? It is very important to see him showing off the center piece of downtown Waukesha. Perhaps that will be a chance to see if he brings the mystery blonde...
The consequences of single mindedness is coming... This is not good for Wisconsin.
Threat is not right neither.
Life still goes on.
Please say a prayer for the 2-300 people just found dead in a northern coastal Japanese town... The only thing I have ever saw in Taiwan was the aftermath of a 7 one year later, this is 8.9...
Thursday, March 10, 2011
I think anytime when one party try to jam an issue down the other party's throat is just bad karma.
Need more money!
A preview of the minivan version. Glad everyone is okay.
The now biggest gallery in Waukesha
Another Rockesha is coming!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
RSVP in danger
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
The food is fresh and good there and they open until midnight during the week, 3am for weekends. I just can not say enough about that and it is certainly better than Jalisco's of the past. It is kinda of a secret late night hangout for the downtown people but if I blog too much, it will not be much of a secret.
Well, I know what I like there and I am craving it right now...
Where: Barstow Street Bridge (east side) Barstow & Corrina Blvd., Waukesha (map attached)
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Time: 12:00-12:30 p.m.
Call for an end of violence against women in war-torn countries and across the world. Join The Women’s Center on the bridge as we raise awareness and celebrate unity, peace, and hope. For more information go to www.womenforwomen.org.
The Women’s Center provides safety, shelter and support to women and their families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse. For information about The Women’s Center go to www.twcwaukesha.org.
Show your support for women by bringing signs asking for an end to violence against women in our community and to women all over the world.
More fights coming.
Letters to the editor.
Now that is a burger!
The smell of countryside!
No word on the foodie dinner yet but there is a private food tasting coming for selected few that I am invited to... There are also some larger events in the planning but nothing official yet. I should have more to report after the WDBA meeting tonight.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Several names were thrown out there but nothing concrete. Even the super insiders were puzzled.
Who is this hot blonde rumored to be accompanied by Waukesha Mayor Scrima in two sightings? What compelled Mayor Scrima to turn down a date from Ke$ha? What we know is that the hot mystery blonde is being confused with the southern belle Sarah Craft from Freeman, she accepted the "hot" and "blonde" part but denied the involvement. What compelled Jessica McBride to write him a "Love Letter"?
This modern Waukesha mystery deepens...
(Sorry for a short blog, I had 3-4 glasses of city water last night and I am still a little woozy.)
By the way, thanks for the vicious biker gang of waukesha- Ronsta and company, the one and only Scrooge-Brien, the West End Observers, and the fair and balance Freeman columnist Darryl Enriquez and wife to stop by last night.
But my biggest thanks is to Lynda, our manager for helping out up and beyond, we are very lucky to have her around.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Saving for schools.
Layoffs. It is okay, they can apply for all the new jobs created by the high speed rail.
The agenda for meetings.
I am not the only one calling for peace.
From Left and Right.
Is this on Youtube?
Art Crawl is tonight and we will have the reception for Thomas Hoffman from 7-10pm. Come out and have some Sprecher root beer and the famous Waukesha Tattoo blend popcorn!
Friday, March 4, 2011
I understand people from both sides are passionate about it, but can there be a middle ground and a reasonable dialogue?
County board supports.
The angry mob.
Okay, I have a solution...
Thursday, March 3, 2011
The chaos is gonna linger...
Mayor is busy with kids...
Update from Landmark commission.
There will still be recycling. He is not worried. They are.
Ms. Luther will discuss the budget cut.
The timing is funny...
Battlefield update. Almost a bigger news.
Letters to the editor.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Speaking of drama, we have a lot these days...
Ethan Allen shutting down.
Mayor Scrima and Lori Luther now has a common enemy... Perhaps this is the beginning of a beautiful partnership that we can all hope.
School budget cut.
Carroll U. has Campus Day.
Art Crawl this Saturday!
Alderwoman Cummings won one and lost one.
Arrow pointing at Waukesha.
Budget Plan at a glance.
Letters to the Editor
How does debt explode?
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
I've just met Mr. Gray the other night at the Carroll U. event.
My idea of "Goooold!" did not go well.
POLICE BLOTTER: Sleeping cowboy meets the cop.
Oh, boy, winter is almost over!
Letters to The Editor 1, 2.
This is the best thing to read about in da paper so far... It is not far to baseball season!
Don't forget to join out team for the River Walk for Breast Cancer here! March 18 is the deadline!