Saturday, August 18, 2007

Willy Street

Russian stacking dolls for the Wisconsin crowd.
You can have the old Packers (with Bart Starr) or the new (Favre).
On display at Escape.

The Apostle Andrew Book Store stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Grampa's Gun Shop.
If it might seem incongruous any other place,
their conjunction is perfectly suited to Willy Street.

I followed My Darling B into the Ace Hardware store on Williamson Street today,
and felt as though I'd stepped out of the way back machine into a store from when I was a kid
-- from the low tin ceiling to the shelves chockablock with everything you could ever need
down to the worn hardwood floors!
I didn't know stores like this still existed.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Cap Square Sidewalk Update

... some kind of underlay was required before they poured concrete around the planters ...

... everything went smoothly ...

Sunday, August 12, 2007

It's the Great Taste of the Midwest!
Grab your complimentary glass at the gate
and start drinking beer!

There were not only many great beers, but great entertainment, too!

Thousands of beers, thousands of people!

Now, where did I leave my wife?
And now, the beer-drinking ethos, summed up in t-shirts: