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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Great Dark North

Living this far north is weird.  It’s only September and the leaves on the trees are changing already.  We’ve probably only run the air conditioner for a few hours in the last week.  And, it’s time for OctoberFest, aka PorktoberFest, a.k.a. SeptemberFest.  For some reason, Winconsonites who normally revel in cold weather are very squeamish about it being cold for an outdoor party.

At least they’re polite about it.  The Appleton cops estimated 40,000 legally drunk people along College Aveniue, and only made 16 DUI/OWI arrests, even with the state troopers helping them.

Stuff we had to eat

  • beer (which mostly sucked, because none of the local places serve their stuff)
  • brats (duh)
  • cheesecake on a stick (thanks, PFLAG!  It was super gay cheesecake!)
  • deep-fried Snickers (tm) bar
  • brewed (local) root beer from the Stone Cellar Brew Pub at Between the Locks.  Yum!  Looks and almost tastes like real beer
  • Glazed pecans
  • Fresh squeezed lemonade
  • probably other stuff.

Last, but not least, I finally got to hear some polka music.  A little, not enough, but some.  Yay!

Will upload pictures.  Took some, not a lot, but concentrated on “the look of October Fest in Wisconsin ok”.

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