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Summer goals (local edition)

Can’t wait for summer!! I have a zillion things in mind for us, but one of them is that we tool around town on our bikes and explore Madison’s landmarks. We’ve obviously seen a lot of these, but looking at them as landmarks may change our perspective. Plus, I think it’d be a fun thing to do with Bear. Introducing her to art and history and preservation in her own backyard. Yahoo!


She just picks up a basket and goes in … Cheetos, doughnuts, strawberries, blackberries, deli Jell-0 (hello!), Rice Krispies, beef sticks … It was odd.  



Does anyone update this blog anymore? Geesh.

Well, this news this morning just about broke my heart in two. Let’s just give everything away, shall we?

Hometown love

I love Madison. I think I’ve made that very clear over the years. While I would not turn down the opportunity to live in Italy, and although I absolutely loved my time in Richmond, and I think it would be neat to live in Milwaukee or San Francisco or Los Angeles (hi, GAOOG!), I know that I am right where I am supposed to be. And I feel pretty strongly that Mollybear is right where she is supposed to be. I love her school, our neighborhood, her future schools, the lakes, the bike trails, the university, the Capitol, the Square, the people, the opportunities and – gasp! – the weather! At least right now.

And then, just when I think I know everything there is to know about our sweet town – afterall, I’m religiously following the public market district and the MadCity Bazaar – I stumble across other things that amazingly cool people are doing and I fall in love with Madison all over again. A couple of months ago, we stumbled upon our neighbors, Madison Circus Space. What? Why wouldn’t our fair town of 200k peeps have a space devoted to the circus arts? Corpus Christi, of similar size, had only one brand of grocery store, but in Madison you can learn how to ride the German Wheel on Sundays just a short walk from our house. And then today I stumbled upon this gift to the community, FEED Kitchens. Aaron had just been saying that he wants to start a Dude’s Stock Cooperative, but wanted a commercial kitchen space to hold the meetings. Well, voila! Fewer than two miles from our house is a space that holds five commercial kitchens available for rent. Could it get any cooler? I know that people often complain that Madison isn’t Milwaukee or Chicago or Minneapolis. And you know what? It’s not. It’s Madison. And I love it.

World’s shortest restaurant review

We recently had some delicious dim sum treats and a fabulous lunch at Suejo, right down the street from us. Well, not right down. But it is on our street. And while we didn’t walk there, we totally could have. Anyway, I thought it was great. Ever since tasting Vietnamese bun for the first time in Corpus Christi, I’ve had cravings for it that can become kinda overwhelming. Suejo’s version is taste-a-saurus rex.


Excuse the blurriness of the pic. I was pretty excited to dig in. AO liked his ramen dish, as well.


The only thing I didn’t really love was the red and yellow decor, but the Edison light bulbs were a nice touch. Suejo, thanks. We’ll be back. The end.