Takin' the Blog for a Walk

Join Waukesha resident Brien Lee and his blog, Sir Fido, as they explore the city and report on the interesting things they find.

Email Brien at howlinblog@yahoo.com.

Waukesha in the News


Heard Waukesha mentioned on national radio last night. NPR's Marketplace is doing a month-long topic on water. Reporter Sarah Gardner grew up in Waukesha. It felt so good to hear someone from here broadcasting correct pronunciations nationwide on this hot topic. Not only did she nail "Waukesha," but correctly pronounced Duchniak, Vrakas, even Schoenknecht!

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countdown to New Year's

Polar Plunge, snow job, water

This Jan. 1st will be my fifth Polar Plunge into Lake Michigan. The predicted single digit temps have me a little concerned, but only a little. Preparation is everything, so I've put together a little list of lessons learned to make a first-timer's plunge safer and more enjoyable.

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marsh mellow

1) sound of music, 2) raindrops on roses, water, YouTube, Vernon Marsh

How long has it been? Three weeks since last it's rained? Been so dry lately the Fox is very low with sandbars showing in places.

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4th on the 4th

8) my favorite things, full of hot air, YouTube, 7) I simply remember, 2) raindrops on roses, 1) sound of music, 3) whiskers on kittens, 4) when the dog bites, 5) when the bee stings, 6) when I'm feeling sad, art, bailey, Carroll, Christmas Clearing Council, Clinton Street Gallery, contest, counting cranes, Culver's, Dad, diggin' dirt, dripping blood, festival, Frame Park, Freeman, Friday Night Live, helping, Hope Center, Janboree, John Schoenknecht, J-S, Les is more, let us pray, Moxie, National Night Out, politics, Race for the Cure, Retzer, Ride of Silence, Salvation Army, say uncle, Spring City Grass, Sprizzo, St. Patrick, St. Vincent, St. William, Tim, UWW, water, Waukesha County Museum, Waukesha Food Pantry, Waukesha North, Waukesha Tattoo, Workforce

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Happy New Year!

YouTube, water

I thought it was a little crazy to see a lawn mower yesterday when the temperatures were in the 50s. That doesn't compare to the crazy thing I did today when water temps were in the thirties, air temps in 20s and a 30 mile an hour wind with a one degree wind chill.

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Walkin' Without the Blog

YouTube, water, , 7) I simply remember, 8) my favorite things, 6) when I'm feeling sad, 4) when the dog bites

We've had a week to console ourselves over the loss of our pet. Thanks to all that emailed and comforted us. He was but a poor dog, but he was one of God's creatures and a member of our family.

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