Sunday, July 19, 2009

An old government joke. It makes me happy.

With the current condition of our government..this joke is rather appropriate. And true. I am SO sick of the people running my government. The next 3-1/2 years is going to be agonizing.

A woman, in a hot air balloon, realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude, and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, “Excuse me. Can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago. But, I don’t know where I am.”

The man consulted his portable GPS, and replied, “You’re in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2346 feet above sea level. You are at 11 degrees, 14.97 minutes North latitude, and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes West longitude.

She rolled her eyes, and said, “You must be a Republican.”

“I am,” replied the man. “How did you know?”

“Well,” answered the balloonist, “everything you told me is technically correct. But, I have no idea what to do with your information. And, I am still lost. Frankly, you have not been much help to me.”

The man smiled, and responded, “You must be a Democrat.”

“I am!” replied the balloonist. “How did you know?”

“Well…,” said the man, “You do not know where you are, or where you are going. You have risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep. And, now you expect me to solve your problem. You are in exactly the same position you were in before we met. But somehow, now it’s all my fault.”

Just for the record- I'm a Libertarian.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Summer is a busy thing...

We were invited by Make-A-Wish Foundation to attend their 25th Birthday Celebration at Miller Park in Milwaukee. We decided that was a function we would attend. We were going to have to be in Wisconsin Dells Friday and Saturday anyway for a powerlifting meet (i'll post about that in a different post), so we figured we would just swing over to Milwaukee on Sunday and attend.

It was crowded and super busy, but lots and lots of fun. We attended with our good friends, the Halmstad's.

I'll walk you through the memories.....

First, is Stefani's name tag with the special sticker indicating that she is a Wish Child (2005).

Next is a picture of her ticket for the game. (Stef, you need to paint your nails!)

Here is Stef and Teo during the game. We were all sitting in direct sunlight the whole game, so we were pretty cooked. daughter, the diva and my son, the stud.

This is me and Tony. In case you can't see it...I'm lobster red. My face got completely fried (except half of my forehead, because I have bangs). Forgot to put sunscreen on the whole thing. I sprayed my feet, though. Priorities.

At the Make-A-Wish party that we attended for 2-1/2 hours before the game, we got to meet a bunch of the Star Wars characters. First up is Darth Maul (sp?). This guy looked so much like the original character, it was unreal! lol

Next up, we have the guys (Jay and Tony) with the kids (Stef, Teo, Brad & Taylor) with the 'Dark Side'. They were getting sucked in......

Here we are with Darth Vader. (Oh, the sun was so bright...the part in my hair got burned.) When we walked up to Darth I said "You have got to be hot in that thing." He promptly hit his "breathing like Darth Vader" button. I took that to mean, "Yes, very hot".
Heidi and Taylor at the game. Taylor eventually cooled off by dunking her head in the bathroom sink.
Jay and Brad. Brad was a trooper, he never showed any wear or tear.
Back at the Make-A-Wish party, we got to see Mickey Mouse for about 5 minutes.
More Star Wars characters. Later when R2-D2's remote operator was walking him back to the truck, I happened to be walking past him and for about two seconds I almost said "Oh my God, R2-D2, I just love you"....then reality slapped me and I told the handler about my almost faux-pas...and he said "You wouldn't believe the amount of people that do that." Thank the Lord, I'm not the only crazy fool out there. The Tie-Fighter Pilot actually made the "Tie-Fighter Scream" sound. It was cool. lol
When our family took a picture with the "Resistance", Tony was wearing his Milwaukee Brewers helmet, circa 1980's. Chewbacca took it off of Tony's head and wore it for the picture.

Then Chewy was kind enough to put it back on for Tony.
This was the score when we finally had had enough. The hitting wasn't very exciting. If anything fouled, it fouled to right field, or right behind home plate. It was so distracting, because the people in the five rows in front of us were up and down and up and down and up and down....the whole game. We kept missing the exciting stuff because people were usually standing in the way. A bottle of water was $4 and I just couldn't afford to keep the kids hydrated anymore. So we left.
Bye, bye Miller Park. Till we meet again.

After the game we headed back home, stopping in Waukesha at Jimmy's Grotto for a Ponza Rotta. Oh hallelujah, they tasted just as good as they did 14 years ago. :)