July 13, 2009

Lake Mendota, today.

We sat on the terrace (with ice cream cones):

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We did not go swimming:

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19 comments:

Saul said...

The algae looked pretty bad and smelled even worse.

Anthony said...

ssssssiiiiiiiiiigggggggghhhhhhh

Kaitlin said...

I miss Madison--the terrace, state street, even the law school. But NOT the blue green algae.

Ron said...

Yow! That second photo looked like The Sewage Way Galaxy!

blake said...

We did not go swimming:

Cowards!!

blake said...

You could've at least gotten a snow-cone out of that water.

Richard Fagin said...

Gee, what's it like to sit outside with an ice cream cone that won't melt in 30 seconds because its 100 degrees in the shade? You don't even want to think about being in the sun.

ice160 said...

The original "Green" for us long time residents.

The local municipalities continue to treat our lakes as convenient storm sewers.

But, hey, don't tell us we aren't Green and Eco-conscious here!

At least Mendota was spared the raw sewage that used to be regularly dumped into Lake Monona for many years.

I would rather see the untold millions of dollars that are going to be wasted on lightly used commuter rail be directed to public works projects that will keep the run-off out of the lakes.

Few politicians here give a damn about the lakes.

Ralph L said...

Where's the giant seagull, or was that another lake?

Paddy O. said...

I remember spending a fun moment eating an ice cream cone with a good friend on that terrace. Good times!

MadisonMan said...

The only way to swim in Lake Mendota is off a boat in the middle. Too much gunk near the shore.

Your photo does a great job of illustrating the perfect weather today. So cool that I even wore long pants!

rhhardin said...

Doberman noticing helicopter this morning, for the first time as far as I know.

kentuckyliz said...

If you had skillz you would have been out boating. Take sailing lessons already.

CharlesVegas said...

I prefer terraces that don't scream "Terrace!"

Chip Ahoy said...

Hazardous lake.

rhhardin said...

Retirement.

rhhardin said...

The first issue of Rejecta Mathematica is available link .

Math papers rejected for publication by peer review elsewhere.

Motto: Caveat Emptor.

MadisonMan said...

Re: Rejected papers.

A co-worker once spend considerable time on a paper for a meteorological journal, reviewing it, and making copious suggestions to improve the content of the paper he was rejecting. He sent it back to the editor, and it was duly rejected.

Fast forward a year or so later, he is contacted by a mathematician on campus who has received the identical article for review -- without even the suggested changes -- for a math journal. It was pure chance that the mathematician contacted my co-worker; I wonder what would have happened if he had not?

It was rejected that time too.

Ralph L said...

Excellent, Chip.
Who knew there is so much gonorrhea in Wisconsin?