Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Hey, Dragon

This is the dragon guarding the marshmallows from the last post. He also goes by Stop #22.

Two more ingredients and I can make s'mores

Right on cue

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Because Forgetting The Brats Will Make Life Jolly Rotten

Thanks for that Susie now I can't get this song out of my head so might as well go round the bend full throttle and embrace the madness because...
Press Play Now (I highly recommend playing the video while navigating this post).

Some things in life are bad, they can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the beeest
Annd always look on the bright side of life

Da da, I think his hat has lice

Always look on the light side of life, da da, this thing is full of mice

If life seems jolly rotten, there's something you've forgotten

And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing

When you're feelin' in the dumps, don't be silly, chumps

Just purse your lips and whistle, that's the thing
And always look on the bright side of life
Da da, my neighbor has pet geese

Always look on the bright side of life,
Da da I think they're ducks oh jeez
For life is quite absurd and death's the final word

You must always face the curtain with a bow
Forget about your sin, give the audience a grin

Enjoy it, it's your last chance anyhow
So always look on the bright side of death
Da da, too morbid for a kid?

Ah, just before you draw your terminal breath
Da da got away from me this did
Life's a piece of shit, when you look at it
Life's a laugh and death's a joke it's true
You'll see it's all a show
Keep 'em laughing as you go
Just remember that the last laugh is on you

And always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the right side of life
Happy Election Day everybody!
Always look on the bright side of life
Da da, the lines were pretty long
Always look on the bright side of life

My dad said grandpa would vote for the devil if he were a Democrat
Always look on the bright side of life
I mean whaddaya gotta lose ya know you come from nothing, you're going back to nothing
Whaddaya lost, nothing!
Always look on the right side of life
Nothing good will come from not voting, look at what happened last time
Cheer up you old bugger, c'mon give us a grin

There ya are, see, it's the end of the post
Incidentally, this blog is available in the foyer
Always look on the bright side of life
I hope you voted today because it can always get worse

Always look on the bright side of life
And Ian's is giving away free pizza if you show your I Voted Today sticker
Always look on the bright side of life
I told them, I said to him, Bernie, I said, they'll never make their money back
Always look on the bright side of life
Da da thank you Su-sieee! Mac

Copyright Eric Please Don't Sue Me Idle

Monday, November 5, 2018

Google, How Do Giant Squids Consume Their Prey?

The month of October was an Irwin Allen disaster of a month and no matter what I did the building burned, the ship sank, time tunneled and the giant squid, as has the last month, sucked. There were a few hours today when I wasn't looking for a moldy bottle of something with alcohol in it to wash down trick-or-treat candy, so here ya go.

Is it still October, no, okay, well done

Sunday, November 4, 2018


A few weeks ago I left the hairdressers on a gorgeous day with an ungorgeous haircut. This critter wanted to chat when I rolled down the car window before I backed out. He only reminded me what a squirrelly month it's been so why not. Maybe I'm the one full of nuts but I swear we had a conversation.

I'd dispute the charges if I were you

Monday, October 22, 2018

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The World Series

My Cubs-loving cousin finally got over her team's loss (it's been 2 and a half weeks) and agreed to go the NLCS with me in Milwaukee.

At least I think she got over it

We waited until the last minute to see what could have been the last game for either team and I think everyone secretly or very openly was hoping for a Game 7.

But the last grill was cleaned.

The last burger was flipped.

The last PBR flag was flown.

And the last bit of weed savored under cover of tailgate brat smoke.

The friendly concession stands have closed for the baseball season in Wisconsin.

The last hastily scribbled sign has been flashed to the camera.

The last chance to get on TV has gone to B roll.

The last pretty girl has been flirted with under the pretense of team spirit.

And mighty Yasiel did not strike out.
Goodbye Brewers, you were a delight and a surprise and hello Dodgers, this Cheesehead is still screaming, "Te amo!"

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Ten Dollar Pepsi

These are a few photos from Game 6 of the NLCS last night in Milwaukee. At one point I had to put down my $10 Pepsi so I could flip off some particularly obnoxious Brewers fans with both hands.

Guilted me into tipping him a buck after I paid $9.00 for a Pepsi

My cuz and the Marlins Man, a celebrity of sorts

Ryu could have warmed up until the cows came home he still allowed 5 runs in 3 innings

Full of beer unless milked three times a day

Suffice it to say my team did not fare well and by the end of the game, I felt compelled to start screaming, "I love you!" to Yasil Puig. At least I think that's what I was saying, I was screaming in Spanish. 
But for now, Game 7 is coming up in less than five minutes so, "It's time for Dodger's baseball!"

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Cranes of a Different Color

I lost my way among the fall foliage and Farm/Art DTour last week. Although I didn't pour over maps and color code them with a pile of markers (this time), I did part with $5 bucks for the official map which I got at Viking Village Foods in Reedsburg, possibly another performance piece.

Yes, indeedy, those are two people dressed as whooping cranes

I took these Saturday which was only partly gloomy. These whooping crane women made it a whole lot sunnier.

La la la la la, daaaancing

Dance like you're dressed like a whooping crane and everyone is watching


Hoping there's a coffee break coming up soon

Starts the sping in Necedah, winters in Florida

I half expected them to start smoking. Cigarettes, although they were moving around pretty quickly

Time to migrate the hells outta here
This guy got in more shots than the performers. 

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Chicken Fingers

I don't know why I said "chicken fingers"—OMG 3-0 Milwaukee— but I did just stop by Game Time Sports Bar & Grill on the way home and got a great bar burger. Although it was in a bar full of very loud Brewers fans and I felt everyone knew I wasn't one of them. I should be but fantasy baseball made me a Dodger's fan and there's really nothing I can do about it.
Enough chit-chat, here's a photo of a straw chicken next to a church next to a graveyard from Thursday.
C'mon Blue, wake up! (Top of the 7th two on.)

Crazy gloomy weather most of the week, froze my ta ta's off taking this shot. Back to baseball, bases loaded, 2-2, Puig strikes out and breaks the bat over his leg

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Some Joke About A Birdie

Thanking Mother Nature in advance for not raining tomorrow. Right, no rain tomorrow? Just one day, no rain?

A heron completing a hole one stroke under par

Fore (heaven's sake stop raining)!

Do you say, "Fore" in Frisbee golf?

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Dancing In The Streets

Oktoberfest in this small Swiss town welcomes the fall with music and dancing and the best bratwurst around.

Not to mention Pastries and Cakes

Pronounced "braht" and short for bratwurst as in, "If you give your kid a brat he won't be such a brat."

I forgot to take a Ruef's brat pic so enjoy this photo of Dexter taking an interest in one of their landjaegers

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Couch Potato Warrior

It's a good time to be a couch potato what with the local teams winning all last week and the MLB postseason under way.

Pass the cheese balls. You don't mind if I watch the game as I post this?

My compromise is dividing them into plastic bags
I managed to tear myself away for a few hours on Sunday and get some beer tent photos at Oktoberfest.

Using a foam cooler for a plastic cup of beer and drinking through a straw. I've seen this look right before someone hits the floor
The ISO got as cray-cray as the crowd.

They announced a Brewer win from the stage
I didn't know the ISO went that high.

Grainy shots and Mondays always get me down💧It was actually raining all day
According to this article, my camera is ok for low lighting—Brewers left men stranded on the corners—but the one I couldn't afford is the best. 

The Elements Reduce Noise filter didn't work on this photo but I like the blast of red
How do you handle low light situations when you don't want to use a flash?

The Badgers and Packers had already won
Ach, Milwaukee, how did you let them load the bases at the top of the 9th?

Dear God don't let the Brewers do what they always do and blow a 2-0 lead in the 9th

With the light outside, match and stage lighting, I just gave up and took the shot. 
It's the top of the 10th and looking like that Cub's game on Tuesday

They even had a TV in the bathroom at Wilson's where I watched my cousin watch her team lose
Tied at two. Bottom of the 10th, Colorado must be exhausted.

Umbrella in one hand, leaving the other free for thumbs up and beer
The reason the Brewers are here is in scoring position. 

Ugh, Braun strikes out, where are those roids when you need them.

A little more help from Shirtless Ed
Yip yip, pitches right to him and Moustakas (0 for 36!) gets a fastball down the middle and Yellich scores. The Brewers take the first game in 10!