Who has time to apply for jobs when there's so much excitement? Luckily, I can multitask.

Last weekend I went camping at Rock Island State Park. Rock Island is a teeny little island which is entirely a state park, off Washington Island, which is a teeny little island off Door County. It's probably my favorite Wisconsin State Park. There are no cars or bikes allowed on the island, so it's very quiet, and our site was about a mile from the ferry landing so all we heard most of the time were the waves on the lake.

Unfortunately, the weather wasn't nearly as nice as our site (which was awesome), but we did get this rainbow before we got on the ferry.

(Sidenote: I'm watching The Biggest Loser right now, and they're "camping" in the Grand Canyon. And complaining about the camping. Newsflash, television: sleeping at the Grand Canyon on cots with pillows in a tent big enough to hold my bedroom? That is not camping. That is a one-star hotel. Also, something most people never get to experience. Enjoy it!)

This is from the ferry landing at Washington Island looking toward Rock Island. Full rainbow!

From the tower at Peninsula State Park. I'd hoped the trees would've turned a little more, but it was still pretty.

Perhaps most importantly, while we were gone, the Brewers made the playoffs. We got back to the car just in time to hear the final three pitches of the Mets game and... it was super exciting. I hit the roof of the car, literally.

I said I'd be happy if they just made the playoffs, and I am. I'll be thrilled if they aren't knocked out by the Phillies, but this is the first time since I was a couple months old that this has happened, so this is pretty damn awesome. A very cool thing about Wisconsin is that we are far too small a state to have any business with a professional baseball or professional football team, but we have both because the people here want and support them. I wish the Brewers luck this week! They have already made Milwaukee proud!

Woo Brewers woo!!


It's root, root root for the [YOUR TEAM HERE], if they don't win it's a shame...

I saw a no-hitter yesterday! Unfortunately, it was by Carlos Zambrano and not a member of my Team of Choice, but there are plenty of people who won't attend a no-hitter in their lifetime, and it was tremendously exciting, and I applaud excellence. Now if they'd just give C. C. Sabathia the one he threw a couple weeks ago...

I'm not going to get into how annoying it is listening to Cubs fans bad-mouth the Brewers at Miller Park when the Cubs are not even playing the Brewers. I'm not going to get into how sad it is that the Brewers playoff hopes are rapidly going down the toilet. Nor will I discuss Ned Yost's current unemployment.

I will instead post this, my favorite baseball picture, which I took last summer at a game I attended with my good friend, Blake. I believe they were playing Saint Louis, and I think they won. My favorite part is the fact that the girl up there is extremely excited about... nothing.

Unfortunately, Blake is a Cubs fan. Then again, so is my boyfriend, and I like him well enough. I realized recently that a disturbing number of my friends are Cubs fans. Luckily, they aren't that obnoxious.

Not going to lie - I registered for the Cubs postseason lottery (I registered for the Brewers postseason lottery, but as previously discussed, this might've been a waste of time). Depending on what I overhear Cubs fans saying before October starts, I may actually buy those tickets, if I get the chance. That might make me very popular amongst some of my pals. I'd laugh, I'd laugh very hard, if I won that lottery.

Anyway, mostly I just wanted to post something because the Harleys left weeks ago. Happy September - I am celebrating by watching excellently-pitched baseball and making chili.