March 22, 2014

Greetings from Madison, Wisconsin.

We drove 1,000 miles yesterday. Hence the late start today.

I need to adjust to the new time zone and altitude. I'll have something for you to read soon...

Here's a photo from Boulder. I like the curved building, the glass bricks, and the colors next to the deep blue sky, but I took this picture for the sign in the window, "Obama Stimulus Pizza" (what's on it?!):

39 comments:

Donald Douglas said...

Welcome.

Ron said...

It's obvious what's on the pizza....pork!

Blue Ox said...

It's listed on the menu as an XL pizza with every topping you want.

When it shows up, it's a small cheese.

Irene said...

Bologna?

madAsHell said...

A lot of greens.

Browndog said...

Only 3 cents of every dollar you pay goes toward the purchase of the pizza.

garage mahal said...

Wisconsabama is now surrounded on all sides by gay marriage. We won't go down without a fight though. Backwards, and beyond!

Hagar said...

Nothing you would want to eat!

MadisonMan said...

You have to order it and then when it gets to your table you find out what's on it.

madAsHell said...

1000 miles!!

Let's see....your hands, feet, ears, and behind are still rumbling with the road even after you turn the motor off.

A friend has a TT, and he won't go cross-country with it. He said there is just too much road noise. He can't last more than a couple of hours.

MadisonMan said...

If you don't order it, you are forced to pay for it anyway. As a tax.

EDH said...

Garage said it: Squirrel!

n.n said...

Generous doses of weed. Enjoy!

MadisonMan said...

I'm not sure I could solo a 1000-mile trip -- I know there are two of you.

My trips home to see Dad are 750-mile affairs. Those are through Chicago, too, but I love driving the Eisenhower/Dan Ryan/Ford at high speed -- it's a complex multi-body problem that I'm always solving. Exhausting! If I lived in the Twin Cities, which would make the trip 1000 miles, I think I'd fly.

Michael said...

MadisonMan. I calculate the drive versus fly based on time. Any drive of less than four hours is a drive. Between four and six a tossup. After six it is fly. But then I have a choice. I am not afraid to fly.

Tank said...

MadisonMan said...

If you don't order it, you are forced to pay for it anyway. As a tax.


Win.

MadisonMan said...

It's far cheaper to drive to my Dad's than to fly. That is a factor in my calculations. (If I fly, I also have to rent a car at Dad's, because he's sold off his own -- Hallelujah!!!! -- after recognizing the limitations of his 91+-year-old self).

ddh said...

The pizza comes with a partially deflated basketball. No matter how hard you slam it into the ground, it doesn't bounce back.

MadisonMan said...

...and if it don't bounce back

(chuckle chuckle chuckle)

You go Hungry!

(bah bah bah bah)

surfed said...

Like the western motif art deco look on the pizza joint. Wonder what the building was originally designed as/for?

jacksonjay said...

Prove that you gave to the Obama Funny Money Fund, and you get a slice of the pie, for free!

garage mahal said...

I bet this pizza joint owner still thinks a 3 trillion dollar war in Iraq was a great idea. Stimulus there, not here!

The Cracker Emcee said...

Garage gets all butthurt about some mild Obama stimulus jokes and starts frothing about Bush? The Left around here doesn't have much game lately.

Hagar said...

Papier-mâché pizza with painted plaster toppings?

Ignorance is Bliss said...


I looks like the stimulus pizza has been around for more than 4 years

mccullough said...

Covered in renminbi

alan markus said...

Garage Mahal, Are You Stupid or Something?

I bet this pizza joint owner still thinks a 3 trillion dollar war in Iraq was a great idea

Yeah right, good business decision in a university city that mirrors Dane County (Boulder County 69% Obama 2012, Dand County 70%)

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Great, garage, not one "Squirrel!" but two. Care to go for three?

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Ignorance is Bliss said...


I looks like the stimulus pizza has been around for more than 4 years


Well, truthfully it isn't here yet, but you've been paying for it for four years.

Ann Althouse said...

"I'm not sure I could solo a 1000-mile trip -- I know there are two of you."

It's easier in some ways to solo because after about 100 or 200 miles, you are in a different experience of time. It's meditative. I listened to audiobooks. And I would only stop for gas. That is, I would get some food (to eat in the car) and use the bathroom when I stopped for gas, which might only be every 400 miles. I found that an good experience, quite unlike flying where you have to go through all these crowds and procedures. There was a lot of freedom and meditation.

And once it was night, I did not like to stop anywhere. It felt dangerous, so that propelled me to my destination.

With Meade, it's kind of different. He's much more willing to stop, and he does most of the driving. That means I can sleep in the car, and that there are conversations that keep us (when awake) more in "real time," not meditation time. The trip seems much longer that way. But most of the time, we have good conversations, and it's fun.

On a plane… no way do you want conversation. And I've never been good at sleeping on a plane. A plane is oppressive, something to put up with, at best. Is it faster? Maybe, but you have to get there at the appointed time. You have to get there early and wait. There can be delays, sometimes at a layover where you're forced out of the airport and to a hotel, sometimes on the runway for hours.

Quite aside from a "fear" of flying itself, there's the "fear" of all these annoyances and indignities.

Mimi said...

Just think, Madison WI, home of lefties and atheists have the lowest divorce rate in the country.

Mimi said...

Madison WI lowest divorce rate.

Unknown said...

Empty calories. "If you like your cheese, you can keep your damn cheese."

garage mahal said...

Just think, Madison WI, home of lefties and atheists have the lowest divorce rate in the country

And 2nd highest average credit scores in the country. We're just more responsible.

EMD said...

KIDS EAT FREE?

Ron Nelson said...

The stimulus pizza starts with no dough. You construct it by grabbing slices off of everyone else's pizza.

R.A. Crankbait said...

The stimulus is a pizza? I always thought of it more as a crap sandwich.

Al&Bea said...

You're right about the meditation. When I did 50-100 mile bike tours, I found the same feeling after 20 or so miles. Your mind goes off toa different level. Your brain is aware that the muscles are all working properly but your brain can go off to a different state. Meditation?? Just peaceful

DCS said...

Stimulus pizza. Produces lots of wind and one hour later you're hungry again.