I happen to be at Potowatami to meet up with some friends who were buzzing through town en route to drunken stupidity in Chicago today and tomorrow. Of course these degenerates wanted to hit the casino and get their Pai Gow on!
It had been a while since I had been in the casino. There is something so unsexy about going to a casino in Milwaukee. It just isn't special. The excitement is lacking. Thus I avoid it. That may change as the level of poker being played was pretty abysmal. Of course I lost about 80 bucks to said abysmal players but it was mostly my own fault. Sometimes you need to realize they will call down with bottom pair though a flush is possible. You cannot push them off a hand. Mental note taken for future use.
So now I am up on about 4 hours of sleep and looking to head down to Chicago. I have the camera ready and plan to take some pictures. Watching a ball game from across the street should be interesting, especially after a player hit a home run into one of these roofs yesterday. Looking forward to seeing some old friends and tipping back a couple dozens beers.
Just saw that Summerfest attendance was the lowest in a long time. I am not shocked by that news. The grounds seemed empty most of the time. With tickets still available for most of the Amphitheater acts on the day of the show, you knew attendance was going to be down big. Plus the acts they had playing weren't that big. Sure some bands would bring a crowd but they were far and few between. I think the problem was not enough 80s hard rock. People still love their hair bands in the area and it does attract people. Either which way I had fun at Summerfest this year. Hope you did too.
Finally, here is your weekend reading assignment. Now go rock on with your bad selfs!
Truckin' - July 2008, Vol. 7, Issue 7Welcome back to summer issue of Truckin'! We have six stories for you which would be perfect beach reading material.
1. Berlin by Paul McGuire
It was in a hotel suite, not some dingy hot sheets motor inn near the airport. Anyway, my entire point was that at least I had the courtesy to keep my hooker alive, not like Uncle Teddy.... More
2. One Night Out Part II: Hunter-Hunter by Sigge S. Amdal
The night sky loomed with pregnant darkness, while a million brilliant lights in white, blue and orange from the city below fought the epic battle as hard as they could. Sirens, shouting, gunshots and helicopters; everything was muffled by the distance... More
3. Of Lattes and Stuffed Monkeys By John 'Falstaff' Hartness
I abandoned the carnage of my room, leaving an apocalypse of shattered glass and plastic on the sidewalk and the oak outside my window garlanded with t-shirts and sweaters. Five hours later I pulled up in front of my parents' house without ever really noticing how fast I was going or really having a plan as to where I was headed... More
4. All Those Things That Don't Change, Come What May by Johnny Hughes
Jake inherited the Magic House when his drinking Uncle tried to empty a rabbit out of a long irrigation pipe and the pipe hit a high-line wire. The 1940s furniture clashed with Jake's beatnik, coffee-house conversational monologues sanctioned only by the weekend wannabe artists, singers, writers, and actors from the college that came to his regular parties, called Jake Parties... More
5. Don't You Know What I'm Thinking? by May B. Yesno
You know, education is a funny thing. Too much of it in any one area makes you dumber. That's probably a bad way to look at it. Lets say, a very good foundation in a subject is a good thing, but as you continue to study it, it takes more and more effort to obtain less and less knowledge from it.... More
6. Cold by Kajagugu
When we crossed the border we had to avoid detection and make it quickly to our destination. We had decoy units who crossed the border with us and then led the UN peacekeeping soldiers on a wild goose chase. With these fools out of the way we moved swiftly and silently... More