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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.

take your drum and beat it

8) my favorite things, 1) sound of music, a wee bit o Irish, YouTube

Had to wonder if I was doing the right thing, going to Irish Fest last Sunday morning just to see Different Drums late in the day. It was to be their last performance, I'd been following them for years, but weather was chilly with a cold wind off the lake. I saved myself $17.00 at the gate by bringing in groceries for Hunger Task Force around 10:00, and at least another $10.00 by throwing the bike in the car, parking on a distant street and riding in. But Different Drums of Ireland didn't perform for another eight hours and I was in shorts.

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reunion 3.0

reunion, Waukesha North

This could be Waukesha North's first all class reunion... and you're invited! I recall being on the committee for the first couple reunions: lots of phone calls and mailings. Ten years ago: phone calls, web sites, internet searches, mailings, bookings and reservations, and a reunion booklet available on CD. Five years ago we saved postage and spread the word on the internet, meeting at a bar on St. Paul Ave. on a Friday night. We've always had a good turnout and a good time. Now, five years since our last reunion, we're again informally sending out the invites via the internet, but this time all are welcome.

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it all starts with a video

I used to take pride in being the last house on the block to mow the lawn. Kept telling myself I was being environmental by not mowing often or spraying for weeds. Always felt having a nice home and yard took too much time and money, the two things I was most sorely lacking.

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picture perfect

full of hot air, Waterford Hot Air Balloon Festival, Waukesha County Fair

Weather for the County Fair couldn't have been better. Very nice temps for mid-July! I went just once... on opening night. Hot air balloons briefly returned to the fair Wednesday. I was there to crew for a flight then return for the night glow. Lindstrand Balloons' special shape balloon "Lindy" was unfurled for the glow in practice for it's participation in the Waterford Hot Air Balloon Festival.

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Nick and Andi

Last night's episode of The Bachelorette featured Waukesha's Viall family in the hometown date of finalist Nick Viall. I suspect most in Waukesha know or know of the Vialls either through acquaintance with their very large family, or possibly through following the award-winning athleticism of Maria and others.

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