OM Queen

Just got back from a few days in Madison, Wisconsin, where we attended a wedding at the Olbrich Botanical Gardens. It was fun and we even got to explore Madison a little—found an excellent bookstore (Avol's) near State Street, and on Saturday we saw the incredibly well-populated farmer's market ranged all about the Capitol. Let's see--last time I was in Wisconsin was when visiting friends near Chicago and we drove up to see the sacred white buffalo in Janesville, although unfortunately the buffalo was "closed" when we got there. So it was fun to visit the fabled land of cheese and beers. Yes, I did have "brats," plus Spotted Cow beer which seems to be a local thang.

We changed planes in Milwaukee on our way which put me in mind of the girl, S, who held the title of "OM Queen" in our high school. I don't know how it worked because I wasn't there, but apparently a bunch of Old Milwaukee (that is, "OM") was consumed by the "bad" kids and they crowned S with the empty beer case when they were done. She seemed proud of her title. What a legacy! As a sidenote, it's interesting how underage drinkers seem attracted to beers that some adults consider crappy. I'm thinking Keystone, Coors Light, Bud, Labatt 50, Golden Anniversary. It's a price-per-quantity thing I guess—I can get a box of 12 Genny Cream Ales for the price of about 5/6 a pack of Wolaver's Organic India Pale Ale.

Playlist! From 8/1/07 (sorry, missed the 8/8 show due to a fever in the family). Note: Tracks this color are a little Marie Antoinette set. Thank you Sofia for an awesome movie. <3
  • The Colbys theme
  • The Songs that We Sing: Charlotte Gainsbourg
  • Acceptable in the 80s: Calvin Harris
  • Jique: Brazilian Girls
  • Ceremony: New Order
  • What Ever Happened?: The Strokes
  • King of the Wild Frontier: Adam and the Ants
  • Hong Kong Garden: Siouxsie & the Banshees
  • Crown of Love: Arcade Fire
  • These Days: Nico
  • Night of the Furies: The Rosebuds
  • This Charming Man: The Smiths
  • This Night Has Opened my Eyes: Pipas
  • Pity You: Devo
  • Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance: Frank Zappa

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