When we were packing up all our worldly possessions back in August, we were trying to be strategic about which items we might need, and which could remain in storage for six months or so. We knew moving from a three-bedroom house to a two-bedroom apartment meant space would be limited, and we didn't want … Continue reading My Kingdom for a Potato Masher!
I don't think saying "criminals are stupid" is exactly a hot take. Sure, there are exceptions, but they're usually confined to the bad guys in Hollywood scripts like Oceans 11 and The Italian Job, the ones who plot intricate heists that nobody in the real world could ever actually pull off. I've watched enough true … Continue reading Like Walking Through a Box of Animal Crackers
Well, Wisconsin finally woke up and remembered that it's November. After a record high of 71º on Thursday – I actually took a walk around the neighborhood in shorts and flip-flops – reality (and a cold front) came crashing in on Friday, when it was almost 40 degrees colder. We knew we'd pay the price … Continue reading And we’ll have a barrel of fun!
This morning, I rose and shone as usual at 5 a.m. Bundled up and set out on my daily predawn walk. But unlike the past month, the dark quickly gave way to light on the horizon. Thirty minutes in, I was treated to the following sight. Our very own Autumn Ashbough commented on my corresponding … Continue reading Butting Heads with the Domain Dictator
Halloween is a BIG deal in our new town. Fort Atkinson has a citywide decorating contest and a lot of people go all out. Walking through the neighborhoods is wild. I'm impressed by how many people get into the spirit. There are lots of inflatables, which I've always found kinda lame. Great if you have … Continue reading Boo-tiful Days & Bewitching Nights
The first couple of weeks at my new job were a little frustrating. I wasn't getting a ton of work assigned to me, which wouldn't be so bad if we weren't expected to religiously track time. Working for an agency whose bread and butter is client hours, TobacCo is all about the time clock. I … Continue reading I’m turning into Cliff Clavin.
Last week was odd, to say the least. Thanks to my self-imposed COVID isolation, I barely left the house. And when I did step outside, I nearly got swept away by a tornado. We're not in Kansas anymore (nor were we ever), but we are most definitely in Wisconsin. Wednesday morning, I was working away … Continue reading Played a fun game of twister last Wednesday.
Check out this photo of me and my parents. We'd just finished up an excellent lunch and wine tasting at Stable Rock Winery & Distillery in Jefferson last Friday and had half a day of exploration left. Looks perfectly innocent, right? Approximately 60 seconds after Tara took this pic, I stepped off a curb because … Continue reading Real (non-plastic) flamingos and a pretzel the size of my head.
My first week at TobacCo, a coworker asked if I was interested in joining a fantasy football survivor league. I was unfamiliar with this type of office pool, but have enjoyed playing fantasy football in the past. One year, I even won the whole shebang. Plus, “Eye of the Tiger” is one of the best … Continue reading A Testicle Festival for the rest of y’all.
Fall arrived right on time yesterday with cool temperatures and brisk winds. It was downright chilly most of the day — a welcome change after a hot summer (and new-to-us humidity courtesy of Wisconsin). There are plenty of signs that the new season is upon us already. I'm so excited to experience fall foliage in … Continue reading This Gray Goose doesn’t come in a bottle.