I'm considering changing the name of the blog. I'm not sure if Public Enemies Columbus actually fits anymore. Opinions? Is this something I should be thinking about? Whatever I/we decide the address would either stay the same of it would transfer to the new name automagically. Maybe I should take over the FrontPorch Columbus site as my own (since it's rather a dead blog at the moment).
If I printed out all of my blogs they would wrap around the Dallas HD Video board 10 times.
Stick that in your pipe Jerry Jones!
This time of year in Wisconsin and the Midwest it is Sweet Corn time. With about 20% of readers not living in the Unites States perhaps the idea of Sweet Corn is a strange one (I really don't know).
We have festivals where the featured food is boiled or steamed Sweet Corn, slathered with butter and sprinkled with salt (I like Italian Seasoning at times also).
Sweet Corn is a variety of maize with a high sugar content. The corn is picked when immature and eaten as a vegetable, rather than a grain.
The Iroquois Indians gave the first recorded sweet corn called Papoon to European settlers in 1779 and it soon became a popular vegetable in southern and central regions of the United States.
The benefits of sweet corn is that when cooked it has a significant antioxidant activity, which can substantially reduce the chance of heart disease and cancer.
ANYWAY - every year on the same date as the local Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Fest (if you want GOOD sweet corn DO NOT go there) DJ's relatives have their own corn fest in which I am thrown into the mix of a few hundred relatives and am suppose to remember their names. I'm getting better, another decade and I should be good.
So I stand around smiling, personality mirroring and nodding and do pretty well for the most part. The corn is good and all the food others have brought is pretty good but it seems I missed the "adult" brownies which, from what I hear, were a BIG hit later in the evening.
I was not going to post a photo of me but I had THE SHIRT on. Anybody that has a Public Enemies Shirt and goes on vacation, make sure you get a photo of it with some famouse object in the background - I'll post it. I have an Alaskan-shirt photo coming soon
The big hit of the event was little Caydie-bird who had a real active weekend. Her first restaurant (trivia alert - The Capri) her first Sweet Corn Festival, her first Wedding shower party thing and her first Packer Game with daddy (sort of scary with daddy getting excited).
Obviously Jennie is already messing with her head with the socks on the hands thing.
Also at the sweet corn festival was some dude who was missing a monkey but had the pipe organ.
Some people brew beer, some make pipe organs.
On another topic.
I like to make jokes about our Corgi, Blake, and his brain power but in reality he is pretty smart . . on somethings. I bring this up because I have been reading some new research about dogs brains and how they work.
Anybody that has lived with a dog will understand. Sometimes it's like they can read your mind. For instance, last week Blake was laying around in the bedroom and I was walking in and out for various reasons. But then I needed to go to the store and had to get some socks. I walk into the room and BAM, Blake is up looking at me with his "can I come along eyes". WTF - how did you know that!
Dogs are amazing at body language. They can tell the tiniest subtle movements, maybe I was walking up straighter, with purpose, maybe a little faster. Who knows.
When I let him outside I always have to make sure Sierra our little cat does not get out. I put a foot up to block her and Blake notices that. Now he stand back and wait for me to clear her out of the way. Then when I let him in he will purposefully block her with his nose and turn his body sideways, always in front of her. Then look up and smile at me.
Dogs are awesome.
Anybody know what sort of flower this is? The tiny purple ones with the white center are?
Mostly shade I suppose as they are below street level. This is the building across from the Glass Bank on the Square. Look down into the stairwell. Pretty little garden.
Have a nice day - lots of rain coming tomorrow - cold front is going to stall south of Madison and rain will stay on top of the front Wednesday.
BTW - the 3 month outlook as above average temps for our part of the country. Normal Precip.
Looking farther out they are looking at a warmer then normal Winter.
Have a nice day.