Kerryn January 2012

Madison WI

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Madison WI

Movin’ On Up!

Well we’re movin on up,

To the east side.
To a deluxe apartment in the sky.
Movin on up,
To the east side.
We finally got a piece of the pie.

“The Jeffersons”  Theme song by Jeff Barry and Ja’net Dubois

Gosh,  I didn’t realize that it has been almost a year since I posted last!   <tch>  More about that later.

I signed up for BlueHost to house my blog and I finally figured out how to get it all set up exactly the way I wanted it so today is moving day.  Eventually I might figure out how to migrate all of these other posts over there.  I wouldn’t hold my breath though.

Part of the reason I decided to do this is because I want to do embedded advertising as a part time work at home  job.   I’ve done a bit of it (see my “Blue Hawaii post for an example) and the company I worked for really liked my work but after I started I was told that WordPress usually doesn’t allow this on their free server and they might zap my blog if they caught on.   That’s understandable when you stop to think about it.

So I went in search of a host.  It was a lot more complicated getting set up than I expected it to be.  I’m not particularly computer savvy.  But now it’s perfect and I’m ready to roll with the new and improved Living in the Edge of Madness.com.

Please come and pay me a visit.

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Apartment life, Capitol Centre Foods, Capitol Centre Market, City Life, Madison WI, Metropolitan Place, New Construction, Real Estate Development, Weather, Willy Street Co-op, WISC-TV, WISCONSIN, WKOW, WMTV

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Liberal Scorned. Dick Gregory (1932 – )

As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.

George Washington (1732 – 1799)

What a beautiful day in the neighborhood it is today, folks! WISC-TV Channel3000.com Weather and WKOW Channel 27 Weather Central agree that the temperature is 27* but the sun is shining brightly and I’m inclined to believe WMTV-15 Trueview Weather’s optimistic belief that we will see temperatures of 30* by 2:00 pm has arrived here in the Capitol Square neighborhood. I just had the dog out for a walk and made a run to the store and I tell ya’, compared to last weeks deep freeze, it feels downright balmy out there.

I heard on channel 15 this morning that we got another 1/2 inch accumulation bringing our season total up to over 55 inches! Whoa… After the years of green winters we have had, that is quite a blessing. Of course now it is going to warm up so much rain is forecast and we will lose all that snow coverage which we really need for snowmobiling tourist dollars and farmland health.

Speaking of the store, it’s probably common knowledge by now that Capitol Centre Foods has changed owners. Within the last couple of weeks they have also changed their name to Capitol Centre Market. They’ve also spiffed the place up a bit and are offering a line of wine. I wonder what other changes are in store for when The Willy Street Co-op moves in across the street.

Speaking of the Willy Street Co-op there appears to be a sticky widget or two. and we won’t be seeing Willy Street II opening up here in the neighborhood anytime soon.  Apparently the landlord isn’t holding up his end of the bargain. Might there be a problem with cash flow there?  Rumor has it that Buckingham LLC hasn’t sold many of its pricey condos nor rented out much of the retail space.

You can’t blame the homeless for these problems Mr. Fisher You might be able to blame your lousy attitude and greedy heart.

The people who are going to want to live in downtown Madison are going to be young and upwardly mobile or empty nesters but they will also be lefty liberal, uber socially conscious in this writer’s opinion. Most likely, they’ll want to live downtown because they work downtown and walking to work will be more about their concern about the environment and their commitment to burning fewer carbon emitting fossil fuels than it will be about their convenience. They’ll enjoy the luxuries you’re providing but they’re probably also going to want a landlord who reflects their values.

Just because you build it they don’t always come. Liberals are notoriously picky about who they give their dollars to.

Just my two cents…

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Delphi Forums, Madison WI, Snow, Weather

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

My Delphi Forums friend MerlinsDad and his wife live down in Atlanta. He wrote to me a few days ago that the head librarian in the city had ordered all the libraries to close because it was snowing and they had started to get a trace accumulation. OK, I am going to have to apologize to MerlinsDad (Merlin is a cat by the way) in advance for still getting the giggles at the thought of the whole damn city closing down because of a TRACE of snow accumulation. I’m sorry, really I am but oh my…

So then I thought I’d show him what we have been dealing with on a regular basis. This was taken two or maybe even three days ago. It was the day after the last heavy accumulation before we had the Hoar Frost.

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Now that’s snow accumulation and did it stop anybody? Oh, hell, no. People go out there and go slip slidin’ away all over the place when we get that much snow. Into the ditches and each others’ front yards. Into the oncoming path of semi trailer tractors. We’re hardy pioneers up here. Unless we have to go to work and then it might take us awhile to find the snow shovel to get out of the driveway. You can always tell the new guys at work because they will get there on time in a blizzard, Until they realize that NO ONE makes it to work on time in a blizzard, not even the boss, so then they become slackers too.

Those big lumpets in the back are what’s let of the 6′ + piles of excess snow that was piled up there after the complex cleared off the sidewalks from the 22.9″ we got that melted away. We have now re-accumulated 12+ inches (prior to the stuff falling at this point) and it’s not even the end of January. It could snow through all of March and into April. Dear Gawd.

This is just typical Wisconsin Winter snow. It’s snowing again however and we have now crossed the line into “DOES THIS DAMN SNOW NEVER END?” territory. People are starting to get that glazed look in their eyes like if they see one more snowflake they might do something unforgivable.

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Acting, City Life, Community Theater, Madison WI, Play, Positive Aging Theater, Things to do/Places to go

There’s No Business LIke Show Business!

There’s no business like show business
Like no business I know
Everything about it is appealing
Everything the traffic will allow
Nowhere could you get that happy feeling
When you are stealing that extra bow

Irving Berlin (1888-1989)

 

I’m in rehearsal for variety show The Fabulous Crone Show 2008: Supercrones. My skit is called The Antique Roadshow written by Gail Sterkel . It’s going to be fun.

 

I tried out for this on a lark. It was on my short list of things to do before I die—try out for a part in community theater. Not GET a part. Just try out for one. <heh> I don’t have a clue about acting and there I am on stage with people who have been in the biz 27 years or more. YIKES!

I feel so honored to have been chosen to be part of this. I always wanted to act and here I am acting! Cool Beans!

 

They’re very kind about helping me improve but did you know that you aren’t actually supposed to talk to the people onstage? You pick someone in the back of the audience and talk to them. Rarely do you actually turn your body towards the person you are supposedly interacting with because then the audience can’t hear you. Unless you are hooked up to a microphone of course. We won’t be.   At the moment  I am talking to a water fountain.

 

Here’s the release information we were given to pass along to family and friends regarding to the show:

The Fabulous Crone Show 2008: Supercrones!


The Crones are back – shorter, sweeter and just as much fun. Those brilliant, comical, thoughtful women who performed to sold-out audiences will present new acts for the new year. The Fabulous Crone Show 2008: Supercrones! is a variety show of women performers older than 50 directed by Jan Levine Thal and produced by Wendy Fern Hutton with a cast of 30.

Performances are Thursday-Sunday, Jan 31- Feb 3, 2008. — FOUR PERFORMANCES ONLY

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30, Meriter Main Gate, 333 W. Main (free parking across the street).

Sunday matinée, 2:00 pm, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin (next to the Overture parking ramp).

This year the Crones will take reservations. The Fabulous Crone Show 2008: Supercrones! is two hours including intermission.

Make reservations 608-225-9664 and arrive early to assure seating. Tickets are already going fast. The show is still free (donations requested $5-$20).

The Fabulous Crone Show 2008: Supercrones! is a project of Positive Aging Theater, the theater arts company of the Madison Senior Center.

More info at www.croneshow.com

 

Come and support all of us Crones Living in the Edge of Madness. I promise it’s going to be hoot! Really. When I forget my lines and start stuttering it will be hilarious!

 

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Acting, Community Theater, Computer Malfunction, Fabric, Hawaii, Movies/DVDs, NetFlix, Sewing, The Fabulous Crone Show

Been Gone Fishing…

There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.

Steven Wright (1955 – )


So… it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything here. I almost feel like a stranger intruding on my own Blog. It’s interesting to look at the stats and see that people are still being drawn in like bees to pollinating flowers. It seems like everyone is sick to death of winter and they all want to escape to Blue Hawaii because that’s what they are reading.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know none of that answers the question of where has BairbreSine for damn near three months? I could say I was off having a glorious time basking in the sun on sandy beaches. Unfortunately, that would be a baldfaced lie!

I was dealing with PC problems that finally ended up shortly after Thanksgiving with no internet connection doohickey on my PC and no way to create one. The only solution was a complete re-installation of the operating system and from past experience that might not even work. YES, I’ve had problems like this before. sigh…

Frankly November is a rotten time of the year to have these kinds of problems. I’m always struggling with low grade depression which is probably due to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) The minute they change daylight savings time I go into a blue funk. So does my son. I don’t think we get enough sunlight.

At any rate, I was too depressed to bother messing around trying to fix my PC so I turned to other activities to occupy my time. Thank goodness I have a lot of interests. I read a number of good books and I’ve been into sewing lately so I made myself a sleeveless summer dress with a matching sun hat I just finished a red flannel shirt and will be moving on to a brown denim skirt and jacket. I’m enjoying working on these projects.

While I sew I’ve been watching movies I get from NetFlix. I absolutely love Netflix which I joined in November! I’m going through all the Shakespearean plays or adaptations or just movies about the royal families and having a wonderful time. I’ve seen Katharine Hepburn in The Lion in Winter and it was wonderful. Kenneth Branagh in Henry V was marvelous. Just marvelous. I’m in heaven. I also saw The Last Temptation of Christ which I have always wanted to see because it caused such a stir. Wm Dafoe made such a good human Aryan Jesus. <snark>

I finally got the script for the skit I am going to be in in The Fabulous Crone Show. It’s a hoot and we are in rehearsals now. I just love the women I am working with. Finally I’ve met some creative HAPPY, normal women! YAY! I’ll make a separate post about the show soon.

Anyway I’m back.

 

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