Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Darryl just informed me that he went by Montecito and was told David had left the job... I too went by last night and did not see him so I went home instead...
There is a following for WackySha's favorite part time psychiatrist... Where are you, David?
Email from David:
Right now I'm working at North Star American Bistro, 191115 W Capitol Dr, Brookfield. They have a great menu of seafood (Bourbon Salmon), Steaks, Salads, and hard to resist items like Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf and Duck Confit Pizza! I do miss all of the Clarke Hotel folks, and hope to return some day. It pains me to see it empty, and to not be there with friends like you. Best wishes to you and Mrs. Kool.
Sincerely, David, WackySha Bartender/Psychiatrist.
Kool... Now we know.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
Please join us on Thursday, December 29th, from 6:30-8 PM for a chance to express how much we have enjoyed working with you during the past year in downtown Waukesha. Refreshments (appetizers, desserts & beverages) will be served as we take this opportunity to reflect on all that has been accomplished in our community.
We hope to see you Thursday!
With warm wishes,
Norm and Eve at Martha Merrell’s Books
Your RSVP would be appreciated, but not required.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Total bell ringing funds as of 12/24/2011 end of the season IS (drum roll) $404,984.01without the kettles of Saturday from Mukwonago (projecting about $2,500), the kettles left on the stands for Monday - Tuesday pickup of stands - people throw in donations as they shop the after Christmas sales, the counter kettles in 62 locations (of which we've already switched several throughout the season and changed locations of lower producing to higher visible stores.
(of course we have to wait for the official total when the bank reconciles yesterday and today's deposit.
The total could potentially be nearly $410,000. The bell ringing goal was $400,000 - unless we meet the challenge of $500,000 for the purple hair affair - who is holding out??!!!
We will extend the mail appeal drive until the latter part of January to allow for end of the year donors, matching gifts, etc.
We owe so much gratitude to the thousands of volunteers, our faithful paid bell ringers who filled in when volunteers weren't available, the media, our prayer warriors and to the best staff of any Salvation Army Corps. This is only one of many big projects during Christmas and we heard laughter, shared tears with some of our program participants, sighed when we needed to "pull back" a moment and then everyone went full speed ahead to accomplish the mission of affecting the lives of "others" every day.
Major Ron and I are rich in blessings and relationships. We look forward to serving Waukesha County in 2012. We are excited for greater things and how God will use every day for His honor and glory. Merry Christmas.
p.s. not sure how many children received gifts, I think about 100 attended the Christmas Eve Community Dinner. I think I saw about 50 pies from various "elves", treats everyday for our program participants and so much more. Trust my excitement is spilling out on you. May you be blessed and continue to bless others and the Lord. Thank you - now we'll rest a few days, enjoy our family, and be ready serve our community.
Carol Lemirand (Major Carol)
The Salvation Army
445 Madison Street
Waukesha, WI 53188
Phone: (262) 547-7367
Fax: (262) 547-5709
Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Half of downtown was at the City Hall for the key. Adam asked if we handed out so many keys all at once, doesn't it make it less special? However, 12+ people did worked hard to better Waukesha, for that we thank you.
The question remains... If the Mayor is getting 4% raise and 4% next year, asking the rest of the city workers to freeze their pay or cut their pay during the city budget mess is kinda strange. The other big catch phrase is "conflict of interest"...
How do you avoid the last minute VETO drama...
Men's shopping day, as to Diva's Day... Yes, WTC is also a part of it! We also have a special raffle going on for every $100 of gift chips, you get extra $10 in promo chips and a chance to win 1.5 hours of free tattoo and other prizes like jersey, tee shirt, tattooed lady book, piercing or art DVD.
HBR had a hard time with this article... It is not easy stepping into someone's healing/grieving process.
Maybe I'll see Wiggy there...
Darryl, you forgot to talk about Mayor Scrima as some people accused you of doing in EVERY column of yours...
SOUND OFF- that boring Wiggy has a new fan with a name.
A special get well wish goes out to Holly at Moxie, the flu bug is hitting hard all around... Walgreen does have preservative free flu shots, so you all know. When I was in Asia, there was a warning that a strain outside of what the flu shot was covering is out there...
The rumor had come back to me as DNR killed the Kendal Loft project, I doubt it. DNR gave Mill Reserve a hard time too until they put in the correct system to process waste/storm water. It is likely just a delay to April. JMO.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
As you may have read, the Mayor will be giving out 12 keys to the city tonight at City Hall, 7:30PM and several of our downtown business neighbors will be honored. I know it's a busy week, but I encourage you to attend and support our friends if you are able.
Monday, December 19, 2011
The flight to Newark was in a new Boeing 777-200, the video system was touch screen and the movie collection was vast. I watched 4-5 movies but did fell asleep through some of them. About 40 minutes before landing, there were a frantic moment in the plane: like you saw in the movies, they were calling for a doctor to come forward... (No, I did not have the fish.) Flight attendants were grabbing the first aid kit but quickly put it back. When the plane landed, people were asked to stay in their seats as officials rushed in. It was happening up in the front by first or business class, so I could only see so much, but as we walked out of the plane, we did see a disoriented guy sitting in a wheelchair surrounded by cops being questioned.
The wait at Newark was supposed to be another 4 hours but the delay in Narita made it a short one, and Broncos game was on. The final flight home was in a tiny jet that could not fit anyone taller than 6 ft. and it was quite uncomfortable for a two+ hour flight; I did not even know that type of aircraft can fly that far with a full load. The rocky landing was not as bad as the one I had in Scotland but some people were freaking out in the back. I just want to get out of this death trap...
All the pups and cats were happy to see me, and Ms. Kool helped me unpack. The soft bed felt great and I was able to sleep without effect of time change. The alarm clock called cats were waking me up right on their feeding time... It is good to be home.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
I grew up with these and it is the Asian alternative for a toilet. It is pretty hard to use if you do not have good balance, I once saw one on a moving train...
Can't you tell I am bored out of my mind on my 5+ hours layover in Japan? So you know, Netflix and HBOGO or Hulu do not work outside of U.S....
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Warm and sunny here... I wish I am wearing shorts...
Maybe I am warm because I just had a bowl of noodle soup, but this time I paid cash... Just from Taiwan to Japan, the noodle soup went from $3 to $18...
I then decided to buy some small gifts like keychains and stuff... After the counter lady converted to U.S. Dollars, it was like $185!Yikes!
I thought London was expensive...
Friday, December 16, 2011
An automated parking system: Imagine Red Box machine and your car is the DVD.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
As seen on Twitter:
waukeshatattoo Waukesha Tattoo Co. We have a Bonus Raffle attached to our Gift certificates. Go tofacebook.com/pages/Waukesha… for more information!!! Thank you!!
As seen on WTC Facebook fan site...
*** Bonus Raffle***
For every customer that purchases a $100.00 gift chip you get $10.00 free and your name entered into a raffle for the following: 1st place 1.5 hr of tattoo time with the artist of your choice. Other prizes are: small metal spider, t-shirts, jersey, Tattoo Lady book and Guthrie DVD. Stop in Before Dec 24, 2011 for your chance to win. Drawing will be held Dec 24th.
Waukesha Tattoo would like to thank the following Business in Waukesha. Please go to www.wisn.com/alist to vote for these busineses. Voting ends Dec 18. Lets make Waukesha Business #1 for 2011.
Bodway's Grill http://wisn.cityvoter.com/bodway-s-live-music-grill/biz/640588
Best Neighborhood Bar:
Boscos Social Club Waukesha http://wisn.cityvoter.com/boscos-social-club/biz/639758
Best Art Galleries:
Allison Art House http://wisn.cityvoter.com/allison-art-house-gallery-and-gifts/biz/640842
The Clinton St. Gallery http://wisn.cityvoter.com/the-clinton-st-gallery/biz/286556
Almont Gallery & Gifts http://wisn.cityvoter.com/almont-gallery-and-gifts/biz/496733
River's End Gallery http://wisn.cityvoter.com/river-s-end-gallery/biz/502236
Best Sandwich Shop:
Rochester Deli http://wisn.cityvoter.com/rochester-deli-inc/biz/52100
Allô! Chocolat http://wisn.cityvoter.com/search?q=All%C3%B4%21+Chocolat&x=1&y=10
Best irish Pub:
House oof Guinness http://wisn.cityvoter.com/house-of-guinness/biz/26783
Best Arts and crafts:
Beading Heats Studio http://wisn.cityvoter.com/beading-hearts-studio/biz/280683
Best Gourmet Grocery:
Poppin' on Broadway http://wisn.cityvoter.com/poppin-on-broadway/biz/492064
Best Coffee Shops:
Cafe de Roastery http://wisn.cityvoter.com/cafe-de-arts-roastery/biz/479025
The Steaming Cup http://wisn.cityvoter.com/the-steaming-cup/biz/49556
Best Theater Group:
Waukesah Civic Theater http://wisn.cityvoter.com/waukesha-civic-theatre/biz/107438
Chef Jack's http://wisn.cityvoter.com/chef-jack-s/biz/27652
Best live Music Venue:
The Nice Ash http://wisn.cityvoter.com/the-nice-ash/biz/56411
Waukesha County Museum http://wisn.cityvoter.com/waukesha-county-museum/biz/129693
Please vote Waukesha #1 this year...