Monday, February 23, 2009

Reasons That Madison Is a Great and Rotten Place To Live

The Freeze-Your-Face-Off Cold is Rotten:
That's CC, dressed for success. On ice. The rest of us wished we were so prepared!

We brought the family out to Memorial Union Terrace at the University of Wisconsin for ice cream after seeing the Statue of Liberty on Lake Mendota. And it was like Antarctica on the lake. I mean the wind was literally howling across the lake, it was about ten degrees below zero, and it was in the process of dumping about 8 inches of snow on us.

But wait. Statue of Liberty, you say?

The great sense of humor that can be found in these parts (look no further than The Onion) is evidenced every year after the lake freezes... by building what appears to be the Statue of Liberty sunken into the lake and frozen in.

But at least we can laugh about it:
Daddy-007 and CC are the loners to the right.
CC running for the statue. Destructo had already headed for a nearby windbreak and The Animal was begging for ice cream and clinging to his mama's leg.

28 comments:

  1. the comment box is closed. at the top of the page it has a link to the original post, so the comments aren't all over the place. I just checked and it works:)

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  2. Those photos are very .... er... white :)))

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  3. Wow! It hasn't snowed in two decades where I live. And when it did snow, we all made a big whoop-dee-doo about a WHOLE INCH of snow.

    Maybe I haven't lived, but that much snow and ice looks scary. I do like the Statue of Liberty though.

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  4. That is absolutely the coolest thing!

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  5. Great photos! Cool black boxes here. Love the Madison nostalgia. See, it pays to have your camera!

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  6. What a unique idea! Your family are troopers for braving the weather for that kind of excitement! =-O

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  7. That is so cool! Reminds me of the of Planet Of The Apes. I really need to start keeping my camera with me.

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  8. Love it!! Kinda looks like that one movie with Dennis Quaid & Jake Gyllenhaal when the earth freezes over and they hide in the library.

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  9. Nicole @ Sanity Check10:03 AM, February 23, 2009

    OMG that looks cold and hilarious all at the same time! We are suppose to get to 65 degrees today. Go figure, Feb is the coldest month in Colorado!

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  10. That is awesome.. what great pictures to take to show the Queen. OOOh but how cold it looks.

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  11. Madisonians definitely have some great and fun stuff going on here. :)

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  12. It's the beer and cheese that truly makes us unique! :-D

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  13. It was even colder than it looks! And the Queen won't see me because she is afraid I have a claim to the throne. ;)

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  14. It looks like that movie, but it feels like hell frozen over, somedays! *DONT_KNOW*

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  15. Lucky mama! As I recall from years ago.... 65˙ day is like heaven on the slopes!

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  16. This is my first time commenting with your new comment system. It scared me away for awhile but now I am trying again. I hope it works.

    Those pics are white. I agree with Braja on that aspect. And they are mystical looking and also DAMN COLD!! It looks like you guys are about to fall off the end of the earth in those pics!! And the pics are funny. So these photographs cover many moods and feelings which is the sign of greatness!! Love 'em.

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  17. Bon photo! Amazing.

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  18. Mary @ Holy Mackerel5:15 PM, February 23, 2009

    Ain't winter fun?? Looks like Ottawa...

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  19. Fantasic blog. I love the SOL in the ice. That's too cool! :-D

    blessings!

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  20. What is this new comment system????

    Anyway. . . Begging for Ice Cream at 10 below???? The Animal was justly named!!!!


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  21. Can I really respond to Braja's "words"???? This comment system is great! :-P

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  22. The mama bird diaries9:35 PM, February 23, 2009

    That's funny

    and looks really cold

    am i the only person who has trouble commenting? Probably. Sigh...

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  23. Okay...wait a minute...why were you out getting ice cream in the freeze-your-face-off cold, anyway?

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  24. I'm cold just looking at those pictures!

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  25. How neat! I am not about the cold weather but the statue of liberty in the ice thing sounds really cool. stay warm!

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  26. See it's not too bad! I thought the pics looked like we were Antarctica or somewhere that extreme. I guess WI IS that extreme. And....why am I here, again? :)

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  27. It is the commentluv, js-kit system.... there are things I love about it and hate about it.....
    Yes-- he is an animal, but I will say that he knew it would be a lot warmer inside at the ice cream parlor!

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