How many women does a guy need to beat up before he becomes a scumbag. Sure - Tiger had sex with most of the wait staff at The Bellagio in Las Vegas but at least he does not beat up woman. Charlie Sheen not only plays a womanizing scumbag on TV but in real life also. Beating up not one (Brooke Mueller), not two (Denise Richards) but three woman (former girl friend).
Of course Brooke was legally drunk (Charlie was not) when she made the call and it seems SHE was the original assaulter although she claimed Charlie started it and she has since retreated her accusations saying they were false (is that not a jail-able offense? filing a false police report?).
And what of Elin Nordegren. Why didn't she go to jail?? OH - I'm not saying Tiger didn't deserve a 2 iron to the head but I always thought assault, no matter the circumstances was something police were against (again, not that Tiger didn't deserve it.) She finds out he is cheating and starts beating on him with an iron? What if Mike Tyson found his wife was cheating and hit her with a 2-iron. That would be OK also? (of course he would bite her ear off and call it even).
Anybody live in Fort Atkinson? This Christmas my brother and I came to the realization that our mom is getting old. I had broached the subject of PERHAPS she could think about moving to senior assisted apartments in Sun Prairie. . . . . didn't go over very well at all. She has lived in her home for 50 years and there is no way she is going to move . . . no matter how many times she has fallen.
So now my brother and I are going to have to step it up and start to make her home more elderly friendly. More rails, fixing broken things and so forth. She has ALWAYS been the fixer but it seems age has caught up to her. However, clearing the driveway of snow and mowing the lawn is a problem.
SO - if anybody knows of a good service or some kid or whatever that would like to earn some extra bucks, let me know.
It's weird when you realize your mom or dad are getting old. When did that happen? My dad died of lung cancer (a very very bad way to die) when he was in his late 60's so he never got old/frail, so watching my mom, who has always been a strong, I'll do it frontier woman turn frail is taking both my brother and I as a surprise. Of course it was going to happen but you always think that somehow your parents would be missed by father time. sigh!
A few years ago when we lived in Madison our home was butted up against Sandburg Woods. The forecast said snow and I had a chair (it was left from the previous owners of a previous apartment). So I took my chair and walked into the woods.
Our neighbor who already thought I was a little odd REALLY thought I was even odder when he saw me walking into the woods with a chair.
Of course it didn't help when I tried to put up a bat house up. I dug the hole, took a 10 foot 4x4 into the woods, poured quick drying cement into the hole, tried to insert the pole, found the hole was not wide enough for the pole but before I could get the hole wider the cement had dried already so now there is a 3 foot deep cement plug in the ground and a big pole laying next to it. FU stupid pole.
ANYWAY - the snow came and went and I took this shot. Snow does cool things sometimes.
Great Badger game last night. Fun to watch (except for the last 1:26 but all ended well).
1836 - Bank of Milwaukee Incorporated
On this date the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature passed into law legislation incorporating the Bank of Milwaukee, however, the bank never opened its doors for business due to the panic of 1837 and other events.
A little banker trivia.
We were watching one of the many "who died this year" tributes and I saw Mark Fidrych had died (along with countless journalists I had never heard of). I looked it up to see what he died of and of course it was strange. Anybody that knows the Mark Fidrych story, Rookie of the Year in 1976, retired in 1978 and always talked to his balls, talked to himself, aimed the ball like a dart, strut around the mound after every out, and threw back balls that "had hits in them," insisting they be removed from the game.
It was a odd dump truck accident (not a normal dump truck accident).
ANYWAY - The Packers.
I feel the Packers are now a serious Superbowl contender. According to Football Outsiders they are the second best overall NFC team in the league and the best if you take only the last 8 games. Minnesota is ranked 14th.
How do you break up a catfight?
Have a wonderful Eve to New years Eve.