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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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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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Takin' the Fog for a Walk

Must be pretty foggy at the lake. Last night's opening Summerfest fireworks and last weekend's air show both were cancelled due to foggy conditions. Promoters of first, and last, Rockesha could've used an excuse like that. Instead, after the bands didn't get paid they just left. Fortunately I wasn't one of the many in the audience at any of the shows being short changed. I didn't know any of the 80's bands at Rockesha, and when I go to the Milwaukee Air Show I don't even pay for parking. Why some would pay to see an air show visible for miles along the shore is beyond me. I heard Summerfest had a good crowd, but  "summer" didn't seem to make an appearance. I was told it was very windy and cold. I usually try to avoid Summerfest due to the crowds, but admit the Ferris wheel sounds like fun.

seven-year itch

Dad

Today begins year eight of my blogging... if you can call it that. Obvious to my reader, output has declined substantially within the last year. But I'll keep doing this as long as I still have something to say, and as long as WaukeshaNow will have me. I feel there is and will be more things to write about. I seem to have less time now than I did in 2007, but that's a good thing. It means I'm keeping busy. I'm involved in way more things now and learning more now than seven years ago. I'd like to continue sharing what I've learned, done and would like to do.

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