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!

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