Squirl's Nest

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

A little get-away

Well, it's work-related, but I get the evenings free. I got over here to Madison, WI on Sunday. Bucky came up to join me for the day. We walked around State Street with all the cool little stores and restaurants. Of course, we brought our cameras! Did you think we wouldn't?

These mannequins cracked us up.
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Madison is the state capitol. Here's the capitol building in the middle of a bright, sunny day.
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We've decided that if we're ever here again we should check this store out.
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You could say we were really havin' a ball.
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Bucky noticed this one first, but I had to get pictures, too.
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I thought this was a cool building, too.
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Then tonight I did some more walking and got evening pictures.

Bone, this is one of the reasons why we look down when we walk. ;)
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I just liked this one.
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This is Lake Mendota.
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Danielle, I took this one with you in mind. :)
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Bucky told me about this cool building.
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Here's the capitol building at night.
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And I just took these 'cause I felt like it.
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34 comments

Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Isn't that red castle just the coolest? The capitol building kicks ass in that night shot, too.

Oh, and you can't tell me that first mannequin isn't on ecstasy. :)

Tue Nov 14, 08:38:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

You and Bucky look GREAT in your Winter Wear!!

Tue Nov 14, 08:39:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

I didn't see the picture of where you got Bucky drunk, or was it, where Bucky got YOU drunk.... whichever. ;) Those are awesome pictures! But doesn't the filligris in the window of that one building look like fallopian tubes?? Maybe it's just me.

Tue Nov 14, 08:44:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Eclectic, we got each other drunk. And we vowed to leave our cameras in the hotel room while we drank. I think it's just best for everyone.

Tue Nov 14, 09:10:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bucky, yes, I'm glad you told me about the castle-building, it is cool. I think the capitol building is really neat at night.

Mr B, yeah but, which one of us is which?

Eclectic, all cameras were well put away by that time, and thank goodness for it. Do you mean in the picture with the balls? Go to my Flickr site and put notes around it so I can see it, too, please!

Tue Nov 14, 09:13:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Tee hee, Bucky, great minds, and all that shit. I didn't see your comment till I was done. :)

Tue Nov 14, 09:13:00 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

Glad you are having a ball . . . love the pictures! :)

Tue Nov 14, 09:32:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Well, duh. One of you is the first one, and the other is the second. Pfft!

Tue Nov 14, 09:38:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nina, thanks! ;)

Mr B, wow, you're good.

Tue Nov 14, 09:48:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

You always post the greatest photographs! I wish I had your skills—or, your camera!

Tue Nov 14, 10:01:00 PM  
Blogger SoozieQ said...

I love going on trips "with" you Squirl. You take the BEST pictures! :_0

Tue Nov 14, 10:38:00 PM  
Blogger SoozieQ said...

That was a mistake...I have no idea what that face would even imply, but I'm sure it's dirty.

This is what I meant:

:-)

Tue Nov 14, 10:39:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nick, thanks! I bet my style camera is all over e-bay by now. :)

Soozie, thanks! I love it when you guys go for walks with me. And I've done that face by accident before. I'm notorious for holding the shift key at the wrong time. :)

Tue Nov 14, 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Thanks for the picture! I love it!

I thought the mannequins were really unusual - pretty cool that you got shots of them instead of just telling us about them. :-)

It is fun to see unusual buildings too. I liked the triangle market building best, I think.

Wed Nov 15, 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous LadyBug said...

1. Those are the freakiest-looking mannequins I've ever seen. Yikes.

2. Those decorative glass balls (hee) are really pretty.

3. Is that a church sandwiched in amongst a bunch of storefronts?

4. That lake looks really cold.

5. I hope you're enjoying your trip.

6. Thanks for sharing these with us, Squirl!

Wed Nov 15, 10:32:00 AM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

Here's a head-down walking story from the wilds of the 1990s. February of 1992 to be exact. I'm in Nashville, Tennessee USA to see Soundgarden open for Skid Row. On the way into the lovely (cough, cough) Municipal Auditorium, I was walking with the head aimed downward because it was cold as something really cold and had I not had my optical orbs aimed downward, I would have likely stepped in the vomit on the sidewalk. As we had our hasty exit about three songs into Skid Row's set, I again kept the eyes on the sidewalk to avoid the aforementioned vomit and found a backstage pass.

Wed Nov 15, 11:42:00 AM  
Blogger Platypus said...

Beautiful pictures as always - although those are the ugliest, scariest mannequins I have ever seen in my life!

Wed Nov 15, 03:54:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Danielle, I thought of you when I saw that sign. :)
Pictures are the only way to show those mannequins. I could not have properly described them. And there are some cool old buildings around here.

Ladybug, a list! Yay! I think that is a church. Sure looks like one. Yeah, it's cold here all right. I did enjoy my stay and I fly home in the morning, which will be good too.

Bone, because it was cold as something really cold is a great line, I love it. Yes, it is very important to watch where one walks. Not only do you avoid stepping in messes, you see the broken sidewalk and the curbs that can cause you to fall. I also have trouble stepping in stupid chewing gum. I hate it.

Platypus, thanks! And, yes, those are some very scary mannequins. I don't know who would manufacture them but I'm sure they're directed at a very young target market. :)

Wed Nov 15, 05:00:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

You can't tell me those mannequins don't come to life at night and dance with glow sticks waving.

And then they kill until morning.

Wed Nov 15, 07:25:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

You know, when I walked by there tonight one of them was in a different window wearing different clothes. I think you might be on to something.

Wed Nov 15, 07:41:00 PM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

Once the sun comes up, they have a tight schedule to maintain.

Thu Nov 16, 09:31:00 AM  
Blogger Effie said...

that first mannequin is crazy--love it! And the castle--what IS that building for??

Great pics girl! That would have been a wonderful walk!

Thu Nov 16, 01:39:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

Your pictures remind me of Edmonton. They have a lot of cool old buildings sandwiched between new ones too.

Thu Nov 16, 03:41:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bone, you know how tight a mannequin's schedule is.

Effie, that first one really cracked me up. I don't know what that castle-like building is for. But Bucky noticed it and I made sure I got some pictures. Thanks! It was a very fun walk. The first half was even better as I shared it with my baby sister.

thshmom, I didn't know you'd been to Edmonton. I'm assuming you mean in Canada. If that's so, then Ichabod has been there, but I haven't. I'll have to ask him. :)

Thu Nov 16, 09:26:00 PM  
Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...

Those mannequins are so funny. Very odd.

Watch out! Squirl and Bucky are TOGETHER!!! And drinking!!!!

Thu Nov 16, 09:47:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Kranki, you should be very skirred when Bucky and I are together AND drinking! Actually, the wildest thing we did was share a portabella mushroom sandwich. :)

I think that first mannequin represents me, as I'm always smiling and grinning like an idiot. The second one is Bucky because it looks like a whore. And nobody earns two dollars faster than my sister.

Thu Nov 16, 09:53:00 PM  
Blogger JD's Rose said...

They don't even need a Bucky make-up job!

Fri Nov 17, 04:40:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Tee hee, JDR!

Hey, how's life with little jellybean?

Fri Nov 17, 07:20:00 AM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

Damn. I thought I'd covered my tracks sufficiently, but I guess someone caught me with the mannequin.

I feel that I may blush now.

Fri Nov 17, 11:03:00 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

That's right, I have a pocketful of sticky $2 bills before most whores have finished breakfast.

Sat Nov 18, 01:37:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bone, the first rule is, Never get caught! But when you do, blush modestly.

Bucky, you're the best of the best. ;)

Sat Nov 18, 09:09:00 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Oh, and the red castle? I believe it used to be an armory and is now a gymnasium.

Sun Nov 19, 03:36:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks for the research there, little sis. The gymnasium sounds like a good reason that there were loads of cars there and lots of young people.

Sun Nov 19, 06:35:00 PM  
Blogger Perpetual Chocoholic said...

I especially liked the triangle building pictures. Very unusual.

Tue Dec 05, 04:19:00 PM  

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