The weekend that wasn’t

This past weekend was supposed to be my epic weekend of giving back/volunteerism/free events. But it didn’t quite pan out that way.

The Madison Winter Festival was originally scheduled for this past weekend, but all of the events, including the Frosty 5K Dog Jog, were canceled due to the continuing protests around the Capitol Square. Well, the snowboard and ski rail jam competitions and the snow carving events weren’t canceled, but let’s be honest, all I really cared about was the dog jog.

WPS Bank/Madison Winter Festival

My dad and Frasier even came up to visit on Saturday in the hopes that we could participate in the jog, or at the very least, allow Frasier to watch from the sidelines, but it was a no-go. Even though the jog was canceled the weather was still nice and we had a good time; Frasier was dead to the world by the end of the day and slept the whole way home back to Chicago.

Saturday night Josh and I volunteered for the Dane County Humane Society by selling programs during the Wisconsin hockey game against Minnesota. We’ve sold programs for several games this season, so we’re basically old pros. Plus, going to any sporting event is an excuse to eat nachos. We caught the rest of the game after we finished selling, and it actually turned into a good game. Hockey is one sport I can actually watch without getting too bored.

By Sunday morning I had somehow convinced Josh to volunteer with me at the Madison Kid’s Expo, also in support of the DCHS, but I woke up to a sore throat and a case of the blah’s so we ended up not going.

And finally, Sunday night I had reserved a free ticket for a movie being screened as part of the 2011 Israeli & Jewish Film Festival. Unfortunately, I still wasn’t feeling up to it and the weather was just plain nasty so I ended up not attending. Fortunately there are other films being presented this week that I may try to attend; basically I’m a sucker for anything free.

Anyways, Happy Monday! Here’s a somewhat bizarre/cool story about how an Egyptian baby girl was named Facebook (literally) after the revolution.


Filed under Dogs, Random

2 responses to “The weekend that wasn’t

  1. SandySays1

    Wow, dog events in cold conditions. All my jogging is on the beach. Sorry, that those humans were inconsiderate enough to get all your plans canceled. I think I can speak for the canines, quote “Hey, we were ready to go!”

  2. Bob Gath

    I guess next time I’ll bring nachos instead of tacos

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