Why Wisconsin is the Best State to Live

I’ve lived in Wisconsin my entire life, in various cities and towns across the central and southern parts of the state. After 24 years as a Wisconsinite, I have no desire to move anytime soon. I’ve definitely had my complaints about the state (such as the occasional need for a winter coat in July), but they’re overshadowed by benefits. We might fly under the radar, but here are 11 reasons why Wisconsin is the best state to live:...more

House Divided

This is a follow up to my previous blog post about the upcoming NFC Championship game between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers.  I talked about how my packer fan husband and myself, a bears fan, have been living under one roof for 12 years and yesterday the rivalry was for all the marbles.  ...more

Can a Bears Fan and Packer Fan Live in Harmony?

I knew what I was getting into 17 years ago when I moved to cheesehead country.  I chose to go to school here, and eventually met my husband, fell in love, married and built my life here.  Now, 2 children later, I'm living in the middle of what sports fans may consider hell. I'm deep in the trenches. Surrounded by Packer fans every single day.  ...more

I'm leaning towards kicking him out for the day. ARG! the closer it gets the more nervous I get.more

My new toy, and other stuff

I decided to upgrade my cell phone to a Blackberry and get e-mail and Internet service on it, since my company has blocked a bunch of websites and is monitoring Internet usage. With the new phone, during the many, interminable down times at work, I'll be able to surf wherever I please on the Net, and not have to worry about my time online being monitored. So soon I will be able to do Facebook at work again (and MySpace and Twitter and whatever else the company blocks). And blog... ...more