Anybody remember this theme song from the show?
In July 13th 1995 I was on a 500 mile week long bike ride going through Wisconsin. On that day the hottest heat index ever recorded in the U.S. hit Appleton Wisconsin. 148.2. I remember riding next to a woman who had a thermometer on her front wheel - it read 119 (close to the black top). I remember sitting in the shade of a grocery store in Prairie du Sac and the bank thermometer read 104.
The dew point that day hit 90F with w relative humidity of 71% in Appleton.
In case you are wondering the highest dew point ever recorded in the world was in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The dew point was 95F. The dry bulb temperature stood at 108° at the time, so theoretically the heat index was 176°.
I still believe that there is a very good chance we will hit 100 tomorrow as the past week all forecasts have been conservative. This happened last year also as for most of the summer all models were on the low side of actuality.
Dew points will be fine today, tomorrow . . . not so much. We will certainly be over 100 heat index and I believe closer to the 110s. This is a bonafide heat wave and Debbie, down south, was not a help.
Here is another Lincoln photo. Actually what happened was I watched a 12 minute preview of "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and I got all worked up. I think Lincoln (played my Fritz Kline) just found another vampire.
Speaking of Lincoln and Springfield IL. This is the OLD capitol of IL (no tripods allowed)
OH - here is a newish photo of good ol' Columbus WI - maybe I'll make this into a postcard. Geez - looks a little dull next to the Old Capitol.
I think one car got a little pissy at me but I REALLY wanted to get those bikers in the shot.
One last photo - that shot I have of the Madison Skyline is quickly moving up the ranks for best sellers and is now #1 seller for canvas. HOWEVER - I've had requests for the same technique but WITHOUT the big wooden boat. So here is one with a little boat.
OH! - does ANYBODY know where I can rent or borrow (with compensation) a 4x8 or 5x8 trailer? UHauls are so freaking heavy and expensive. Plus with RAW Madison coming up soon and back to back to back art fairs a trailer would be SO wonderful.
Speaking of RAW Madison - I need your help.
I need 20 friends who have $10 ($10 each, not 20 friends with 50 cents each). This $10 would be used to attend the RAW Madison event OR . .. . you could just donate $10 to help me have my artwork seen by other artists and collectors around the world.
It's only $10 and will help me a ton. RAW Madison July 18th 8pm to 11pm
The lineup has been set for the event, four music sets (including Brandon Beebe, Color Me Once, Uneeque, and Ryan Jordan), a short film screening, a hoop performance by Valencia (how can you miss THAT), a marimba & voice performance by Michael Neumeyer, a fashion show featuring DokiaG with hair by Cassie and Make-up by Katrina King of Blush! Make-Up Artistry, plus a gallery featuring an accessories designer, glass artist, and over a dozen fabulous visual artists and photographers (like me)! It'll be a hoot!
How can you help me out? Go to my RAW page
http://www.rawartists.org/grinder click on BUY a Ticket which takes you to the RAW Madison screen and click on BUY Tickets. Click on my name and type your name so you can go and I guess enter a CC#.
I know it's a late night on a Wednesday so donations are accepted - here is one shot of last months RAW Madison event. It'll be fun. From what I have heard it's wild and awesome. PLUS - I get a professional photo shoot and a video of ME!!
OK - enough selling and thank you! (only 10 bucks - pretend you are supporting the blog . . OR come to the event - how often will you get this chance).!!!
AND - with every $10 If you ever buy a work of art from me you will get a $20 discount!! Just mention it.
Keep cool everyone!!