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Imagine that! Two cooking shows get to the Final Four in the same week

Cooking, Fox 6, Television

Last year, I made a big deal about how horrible Hell's Kitchen (not this one, this one) was.  I said that The Next Food Network Star was far superior with the same basic concept (take a satchelful of unqualified dolts, and winnow it down to the handful who might almost "make it")

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Screw You Chicago!!!!

How many people agree with me regarding the title of this blog?  If you do, raise your hands!  I know exactly how you feel and I believe we could create a united front.  Let’s do this already!!

Chicago, the band created in the late sixties, was formed by Robert Lamm and Peter Cetera.  Those two madmen made it truly impossible to NOT fall in love, giving everyone in the world a reason to live.

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Courtesy of the sports department

James family, Miller Park, State Fair

From Helfaer Field at Miller Park - Lincoln Elementry CLC baseball team defeated Hopkins CLC 15-0 for the central city CLC baseball championship yesterday.

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Day 1 Part 1 - State Fair Blog done (Sponsor's Name Here)-style

West Allis, State Fair

Another year, another set of blogs!

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Day 1 Part 2 - State Fair Blog done (Sponsor's Name Here)-style

Fox 6, James family, My-Sugar-Na, State Fair, Television, West Allis, Vier Pogo Squad 51

(Side note; I had planned to post this last night, but I fell asleep in the recliner and, well, you know.)

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Day 2 - State Fair Blog done (Sponsor's Name Here)-style

James family, State Fair, West Allis, Weather

So Mortified West Allis Resident... Did you squeeze every last car on your yard (like Santa's Elf said)?  Do you recall getting quite the largess at Christmastime?  I know I was regularly shafted.  Methinks that Santa's Elf has us confused.  Did you enjoy playing with my Super Toe Football, my GI Joe action figure and my Rock 'em Sock'em Robots?  Sigh.  It explains a lot.  (Side note; read the very last comment here.)

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Day 3 - State Fair Blog done (Sponsor's Name Here)-style

Fox 6, James family, My-Sugar-Na, State Fair, West Allis, Weather

I knew I was in trouble when Knobbleknees said that she was pregnant again this past April. 

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Computer and Electronics Recycling

computer recycling, electronics recycling, recycling law

On September 1, 2010 a new electronics recycling law will take effect that prohibits the disposal of various electronic devices such as computers, monitors, printers, televisions, VCRs, DVD players and cell phones in Wisconsin landfills.  The new program called E-Cycle Wisconsin is administered by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and establishes a system for electronics from households and public schools to be collected and recycled.

Many electronics contain harmful materials including mercury, lead and cadmium that are released into the air, water and soil if landfilled, incinerated or illegally dumped.  Electronics contain valuable, reusable materials like glass, metal and plastic that can be recycled for new products.  Reusing these valuable materials lessens environmental impacts by reducing the need for new materials.

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Day 4 - State Fair Blog done (Sponsor's Name Here)-style

Blogger's Clip Show, James family, Las Vegas, My-Sugar-Na, State Fair, Vacation, West Allis

I am at the place this year that I am the same time every year... I am almost out of things to say, because I haven't gotten to attend the State Fair, yet, and how much can I really talk about parking cars?  Also, nothing spectacular has happened at the Fair to date (unless you consider a blown motor on the Sky Glider to be "spectacular".)

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Day 5 - State Fair Blog done (Sponsor's Name Here)-style

Milwaukee Brewers, My-Sugar-Na, State Fair, West Allis

Not too much to report today.  I went to work at 7:15 AM, returned around midnight, as I went to dinner and the Brewers game (Side note; John Axford has blown two saves this season... both were games in which I attended.)

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Day 6 Part 1 - State Fair Blog done (Sponsor's Name Here)-style

Special iPhone update -

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Day 6 Part 2 - State Fair Blog done (Sponsor's Name Here)-style

My-Sugar-Na, Restaurants, State Fair, West Allis

Now that was more like it.

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Day 7 - State Fair Blog done (Sponsor's Name Here)-style

Free market, Local news, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, State Fair, West Allis

Not a whole lot to report today.  We were able to park 2 cars in the afternoon at $3 each, but those cars were gone by the time I got home from work.  I changed clothes quickly and left for the Brewers game.  Driving down 84th St towards the freeway, I noticed many of the lawns much closer to the Fair than ours were devoid of cars and those people were only charging $5.  I called My-Sugar-Na and told her to pack it in for the night.  Total number of cars parked to date is 78 (that rhymes.  Cool!)

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Day 8 - State Fair Blog done (Sponsor's Name Here)-style

Free market, My-Sugar-Na, Nostalga, State Fair, Taxes, Television, Weather, West Allis

With three days left in the State Fair, thoughts conflict between reviewing what has happened with what is still in front of us.

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What Happened To Quality?

 When we purchased our condo, we wanted to update our furniture and appliances (specifically our washer and dryer).  Our washer was 15 years old/dryer was 18 years old/sofa and loveseat were 15 years old.  All were in darn good condition yet and worked great.  We left the washer and dryer at the house when we sold the house and sold the sofa and loveseat.  

We purchased two new leather recliners and a sofa from a local, well-known store.  We paid good money for all.  Not top of the line but not rock bottom either - bought name brands and paid ALOT.  We bought a top of the line washer and dryer - BIG BUCKS.  We are starting to notice after 2 1/2 years that the quality in furniture and appliances is no longer available.  I have a good idea why but I've irritated that we can no longer expect quality workmanship and pride in workmanship anymore.

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Personal Mission Statement

“I am on a mission,” is a phrase I am sure you have said or heard at one time or another. When you made the statement, did you only have one direction in mind, or were there various parts to what the “mission” may have entailed. I believe in this day and age, with the conundrum going on in our complicated lives, everyone should build a personal mission statement. 

Why do I believe in the concept?

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Labor Day Results in Altered Refuse and Recycling Collection

Reminders for residents during the holiday week of Labor Day:

*Our offices are closed and there will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday, September 6.

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 Although we are very busy with work, schooling, church activities, etc. we always find time for volunteering.  Try it, you may like it.  Volunteering gives my husband and I much satisfaction and joy because we know that we are very fortunate and we are aware that others may be having a difficult time in their lives for whatever reason.  We also like to help our community out when we can - working with various police departments, the Share Program and events that my company sponsor.  For the most part, you get to meet some very dedicated and decent people....people with common sense that realize that the only way we are going to make the world a better place for now is by compassion, consideration of others, and watching over one another.  If there are people who just don't want to accept your help, then you tried your best and can walk away knowing that.  

WAPD Accepts Police Officer Applications


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Viagra covered in school health plan?

Hello everyone!  Sorry it has been so long since I posted a new blog! 
Much going on during the summer and things seem pretty calm with West
Allis Schools.

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