19 July 2007

Bicycle Races are coming to town

Today was a lovely day in Milwaukee. The 4th annual Shorewood Criterium rode by our front lawn this evening. We fired up the new grill, cooked up some sweet corn that was picked this morning (West Allis Farmer's Market, i love you) & portabella sandwiches. We weren't entirely sure what a Criterium involved, but evidently it's several stages around the area, but each one is its own separate race... which i don't fully understand.

So, we sat around outside (alternately with & without Phil Tillotson as well as alternately with and without Rex Grossman) for around 4 hours and watched all the folks go by. We especially enjoyed rider #78, who for the first 2/3rds of the race just rode at the tail end of the line smiling and waving at everybody (at one point he pointed at Rex G and yelled "I love that dog!"), then at the end pulled ahead of the latter pack of cyclists (then fell a bit behind some people right at the end). Anyway..., Well done, you, #78.

04 July 2007

I do declare -

The 1st monthly International Men's Club meeting.

...because i can, evidently. Some months ago i was in a discussion with Dave Kruse and we decided that we needed to re-instate the men's club tradition, wherever we may be in the world. Ideally this event will be held simultaneously around the world, but to start with only Roman Numeral J readers and those who i get a hold of will likely participate. I trust that Luther College's Larsen 3rd floor is still carrying on the tradition, but i propose a monthly remote party be declared.

The first Friday of every month International Men's Club will be held from 4:30 - 6:30. The only stipulation is that everyone wears a tie.
And so...

Men's Club Returns
6 July 2007
4:30 - 6:30 CST (if you're outside of central time you'll have to adjust your schedule - according to the 'it's 5 o'clock somewhere rule')

...on this date in history...

i was cynical and sad