Archive for the ‘Milwaukee’ Category

The snowpocalypse

I don’t usually like to ask God “why?” because His ways are so much higher than mine and even if He did provide me an explanation, I’m quite certain I’d be too dense to understand.  The exception to this theory is weather.  I simply cannot fathom the snowpocalypse I’m living through.

New York Hit With Winter's First Snowstorm

Summer (60°F & sunny) came to Milwaukee for a brief visit last Thursday.  Perhaps the video was so inviting that she couldn’t wait any longer to see me.  I don’t really know what happened becuase before I knew it, Summer left, along with my hopes and dreams.

Winter took over when Summer abandoned me.  Today we were graced with freezing temperatures and snow.  Typically I like variety, but I would be just as happy happier to have the monotony of warmth and sunshine.

Please Summer, come back soon.  Or send Spring in your absence…anything but Winter.

Hello Milwaukee

still the best hometown I know…

The Upside of Down

Fortunately, being dumped by my employer has a few benefits.  In my opinion, the greatest of these benefits is time.

My summary of activity while employed:

  • Working 50-60hrs per week
  • Eating, sleeping, bathing, and attending church

A BRIEF summary of activity while unemployed:

    Girl on playground
  • Eating free pancakes at iHOP
  • Surfing the internet
  • Knitting
  • Pondering deep things: Whether or not fish drink water, Where all the lonely socks go that get lost in the dryer
  • Engaging in meaningful discussions with dear friends while enjoying leisurely meals at ethnic restaurants
  • Listening to some terrific new tunes
  • Discovering the wealth of information which is stored at the public library and then swiping my library card so that I can borrow 7x the amount of books that I’ll ever read
  • Running along the lakefront
  • Daydreaming
  • Basking in the sunshine / shoveling snow (Wisconsin prides itself on having the world’s most extreme climate conditions where weather vacillates between arctic-igloo-freezing and blazing-lava-hot)
  • Board-gaming in fierce competitions with my pals (blokus, speed scrabble, pit)
  • And I suppose I must include: working on my resume and portfolio, interviewing, and reflecting on what exactly it is that I want to do for the rest of my life

Due to time constraints (YOUR time constrains, not mine, silly!) I was forced to limit this list, providing just a brief overview of my life after being dumped.  And, WOW, my life is full.

i heart i hop

Mom always told me there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Turns out my mom was wrong…

Health Food Junk Food

Free Lunch #1:

Tuesday was “National Pancake Day” and the International House of Pancackes offered a free short stack of pancakes to everyone. Delicious.

The whole experience felt like a field trip to the zoo. The folks waiting for a table were packed like sardines in a tiny vestibule. They peered through the glass at massive amounts of people shoving hotcakes in their faces. Kind of like feeding time at the reptile house when the snakes devour mice in a single gulp. Fascinating yet disgusting.

Free Lunch #2:

A Quiznos sub for the first 1 million people to get on the email list.

Free Lunch #3:

Arby’s Roast Burger with this coupon.

Eat up, my friends, while you still can…