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Takin' the Blog for a Walk

Join Waukesha resident Brien Lee and his blog, Sir Fido, as they explore the city and report on the interesting things they find.

Email Brien at howlinblog@yahoo.com.

I can't believe it happened... again

Polar Plunge

I wasn't going to let what happened last year at Bradford Beach happen again. During the Jan. 1, 2012 plunge I couldn't locate my clothes after coming out of freezing Lake Michigan. I started panicking and felt a little hypothermic as I wasted precious minutes while soaking wet in zero windchill.

You could say I overprepared this time. I brought enough stuff to last a week, but largely due to me not following my own rules of advice, Top 10 Tips to Safely Enjoy Your First Polar Plunge... in my previous post, I didn't come back with the same amount.

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now that Christmas is over...

helping, ODW Logistics

Little hard to tell when Christmas ended. There were probably many who thought is was over the night of the 25th. Not only is there a song about the 12 days of Christmas, but there are 12 days of Christmas!

Sunday, Fr. Curt told everyone that yesterday was the 12th day of Christmas, ending in Three Kings Day, the day more suited to gift-giving. That got me thinking. Since Sunday was the 13th day after Christmas when does one start counting? I looked it up and Christmas day is the first day of Christmas making Saturday the twelfth day, not Sunday.

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no worries?

I didn't put up a stink or ask for a free one when I had to drive all the way back to Jimmy's Grotto to get a replacement Ponza for the one they got wrong. The first one took half an hour and, even though they were packed by the time I returned, they had the replacement in half that time.

Jimmy's isn't the kind of place you'd expect to run into interesting people, though I'm sure many frequent the place.

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Janboree, MLK Jr. and Inauguration Day

Janboree, Waukesha North, Waukesha County Museum

    

I saw the intricate, creative quilts at the Waukesha County Museum Saturday during the Janboree free admission day. Most, if not all, the quilts commemorated various days or holidays. The two examples above recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Inauguration Day, but I don't remember seeing one for the National Day of Service which is also today. 

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I deserve a spankin'

Hey, heard you checked out a Chrysler Concorde. Pretend you never did, pry one of the worst car designs in the decade, very poor car. Very very difficult to fix common problems. We send them to engine shops constantly

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