Saturday, June 29, 2019

I'll Take The Lemonade

If it's 90˚ and it feels like 94˚ why not just say the temperature is too hot if you're Irish and Norwegian˚?

Monday, June 24, 2019

Say Cheese! Not So Silent Bob

The Rat Boys and I have been spending quality time together as they get used to their new digs and Bob here has a lot to say about it.

I'm pretty sure he thinks my car is a direct conduit to the park

Not So Silent Bob


Thursday, June 20, 2019

Talking Blarney

One of my favorite stories was how our great or possibly great-great aunts and uncles used to listen to ball games and such while making their way through buckets of beer (a tradition I happily followed at UW-Lax).

Cousins Danny and Ricky talking blarney at a ball game

The thing I found most fascinating is that my dad as a kid would fetch beer in a buttered bucket for the elders. I think to prevent spillage, unless it was to cut down on foam, anyway, has anyone ever heard of this or is it just the Madison Dempseys?

Monday, June 17, 2019

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Will It Go Round In Circles?

I must have circled the city three times doing errands and whatnot yesterday and continued the pace today with the Rat Boys.


A Weiner Mobile Spotting on the far east side

Can I have a whistle can I have a whistle?


Back around to Lake Mendota heading west

Technically Waunakee

Employees of this Mexican restaurant in Middleton leaving the Asian restaurant next door 

These guys again, I saw them last week in the UW Sports Medicine parking lot

Last week

Oliver is the Gallant to Bob's Goofus 

Currently pawing the keyboard and whining for more walkies

Monday, June 10, 2019

Say Cheese! Wrigley

It's still there.

And it's still windy

And Cubs fans are still talking about the 2016 World Series (of course they are)

And it's still fun to root for the Brewers there

Yet the attitude seems new, and unnervingly friendly

A few of the Irish cousins standing around the inimitable Ron Santo 

These girls wanted us to share their Moscow Mule (Nanci did but it's the last thing I needed)

Moscow Mule
1.5 oz vodka
4 oz ginger beer
Fresh lime
Pour over plenty of ice in a clean copper mug

Even though I was alcohol-free I was getting Harry Carey vibes from this dog

Another unforgettable voice of the enemy I mean Cubs

Stand up and sing, then smile like it's 2016 because it's time to SAY CHEESE!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Warm Weather Walkies

I've started my warm weather walking routine at the Old Farts park in Middleton again and the Rat Boys couldn't be happier. Lots to see, smell and try to eat (you're watching both ends with these two).

Handsome Bob pretends he's a sea captain on the pier behind the gazebo

Treat treats in your pocket there are treats, pocket treats, my treats, treats treats treats

It was fun to use the Toy Effect Filter on these new flowers 

Bobby Boy looking for a nice patch of mud

The Rat Boys watched the progress of these two with interest and Handsome Bob was over the moon when they stopped to say, "Hi."

Monday, June 3, 2019

Say Cheese! Boat Dogs

Cheese Boats, they're a thing. Click here for a recipe I'll never make by Trisha Yearwood on the Food Network website.

We had these lake faring dogs to entertain us while waiting an insane amount of time for a BLT and a fish sandwich

I wondered what the best boat dog was as I watched these two lolling about their pontoon and found this article from BoatU.S. for three good candidates: The Novia Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, the Schipperke, and the Portuguese Water Dog, a breed I've always wanted to hang out with.

DisemBARK and c'me 'ere because it's time to SAY CHEESE!

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