Tuesday, September 6, 2011

We Call Illinois "Baja Wisconsin"

And 5 other things I've learned from living in the Midwest*.

1. There are football games played on Sunday and Monday.

I takes all day Saturday to apply my makeup.

 2. To survive the winter, fish have adapted to have a protective breadcrumb coating.

3. Any seasoning, other than salt, is viewed with suspicion.  It impossible to enter an ethnic restaurant without hearing some terrified soul ask the waiter, "It's not spicy... is it???"  Even dishes that are advertised as being spicy are not.  As an illustration, we went to The Continental Fitchburg on Friday night.  CF is a restaurant week staple, so when they had a Groupon, I decided we should check it out.  Maybe the problem is that I don't really like Italian.  Maybe the problems is that I should have asked for and emptied a container of dried red pepper on my dish.  It was boring and bland, but people love that and therefore it is one of the top rated Italian places in Madison.

4. The definition of summer is any time the daytime high is more than 65 degrees - Southerners put on their heavy coats; Midwesterners put on their swimsuits.

How to get a suntan in Wisconsin.
 5. Cheese is a side dish all on its own.

Love this scientific display of cheese curds from Wikipedia.
Not tater tots, not hush puppies, not okra, not chicken nuggets.  Fried. cheese.

* I blatantly stole this idea from Shelby, who is hilarious.


  1. How have I never heard Baja Wisconsin? I love it!!

    And cheese curds. Fried. Tom's Drive-In. 'Nuff said.

  2. Anywhere with that much cheese cannot be a bad place.