Where else, pray tell, have you seen a sign giving away free strips of paper as you are leaving a retail store? Only in Wisconsin.
How about those Packers? That is a term that can be thrown out any time of the year in any place (including the home front) and I can guarantee that the conversation will become heated. WHO is Brett Favre and WHAT is he doing over there (in Minnesota -for all you non-football fans)~IS he retiring this year or is he making a COMEBACK?
Who Cares? (apologies to my WI friends)
Only in Wisconsin is a water fountain called a "bubbler". I am NOT a native...the first time someone asked me where the bubbler was I thought they might be talking about the kid down the street that blew snot bubbles out his nose....or worse....don't ask....
Oh, yes...and our state "animal"? A badger! That's right! The meanest rodent God ever put on Earth and we have claimed him as our own to honor and adore. Who WERE the people in power that decided this? I mean why not a nice little rabbit, or a prairie dog? But a BADGER- called Bucky? Lord, please deliver me from the embarrassment of telling this to my out-of-state friends.
Now we do have some pretty farms AND we have Door County which is one of the most magnificent places on Earth, bar none....but we also have Milwaukee which is proud to claim the highest number of alcoholics per capita of any city. What a grand claim to fame THAT is. Hmmm...my daughter & family just moved there. Wonder if I should worry?
And, guess what? It is May! In most of the states May is a wonderful, blossoming, blooming month. We have some blooms here...but wait.....I have a four letter word for you- SNOW~ We have SNOW in the forecast for today and tomorrow. I can't tell you how excited I am...more excited than I was the time MyHero ran into the house and....well, never mind...I can't tell you anyway~
But, you know, I have become accustomed to this place. My kids are here, my grandkids are here, MyHero is here, my wonderful women friends are here. I have a job that I love.....what more could anyone ask for? Oh, yeah...Good Coffee- Starbucks- Here I come!!!