A Tosa resident since 1991, Christine walks the dog, cooks but avoids housework, writes and reads, and enjoys the company of friends and strangers. Her job takes her around the state, learning about people's health. A Quaker (no, they don't wear blue hats or sell oatmeal or motor oil), she has been known to stand on both sides of the political and philosophic fence at the same time, which is very uncomfortable when you think about it. She writes about pretty much whatever stops in to visit her busy mind at the moment. One reader described her as "incredibly opinionated but not judgmental." That sounds like a good thing to strive for!
Whenever I start feeling too agitated about Wauwatosa politics, I take a deep breath and look to the west. Nothing like a little Brookfield brouhaha to give you a sense of perspective.
Orange outrage has returned to our neighboring city. A year or two ago, Fresh Market was forced to change its trim to a more dignified shade of gold, so offended were some by a hint of color.
Mysteriously, no one seems to have noticed the decidedly orangey restaurant Stir Crazy next door.
Now Hooters threatens to brighten the former Pedros with orange paint and other orange sundries.
The debate over Hooters started last year and stalled. This time around, no one’s worried about the effect of waitresses in tight shirts and short-shorts on innocent school children across the street. Instead, the concern is that the color, the owl logo, and the words “wings shrimp burgers” might sully the appearance of the Loehmann’s Plaza strip mall.
The weary maroon-mauve palette must be honored, the owl logo's gotta go, and the words must be changed to “bar and restaurant.” Why that’s more tasteful than “wings shrimp burgers” I haven’t a clue.
With the surplus of attitude we have come to expect of small city mayors, Brookfield’s Jeff Speaker said, "I think it would probably behoove them to come in with the least amount of resistance" to city wishes, according to reporter Lisa Sink.
While I can imagine our own mayor equally confident about others bending to her wishes, I can’t imagine Tosa going to the mat over a spot of orange.
And that’s probably a good thing.