As the weather has been colder this week – both colder than usual for the time of year and colder in general signaling of the approach of Autumn – I’ve been in a very nostalgic state of mind.
I’m probably being aided and abetted in this trip with the start of 1st Grade for Raelyn and the movement of Owen into his new pre-school classroom, but whatever the reason, I’m enjoying the ride.
This morning while letting my mind wander over a cup of coffee and some Twitter-trolling I had a thought about the advertising agency, Jacobson Rost of Sheboygan, WI, where I interned one Summer twelve years ago.
I though about the agency’s proximity to Lake Michigan, the mild Wisconsin Summer and the cool breeze that blew in the early mornings when I went in.
I thought about my parents house with the detached garage and all the work they put in to renovating the interior (which ended up pretty stunning, if you’re reading this, Mom).
I thought about opening up a new browser tab and grabbing some Google street view pics to regale the readers of this blog.
In the above map, go West and then South to see the stills I captured.
In the above map, go North on 4th Street to see the stills I captured.
It’s not the best quality, but something is in the air and I felt the need to share.
I don’t miss the early mornings – I got to the agency @ 7 and left at 12:30 or 1 to go to my factory job – but I miss that Summer a little bit. Sure, I was apart from Jenn and that toilet seat factory sucked hard (10-hour days, 4 times a week), but you can’t beat spending time by the Great Lakes in the Summertime. Plus, beer in Wisconsin was cheaper and more readily available than bottle water. ;-)
I won’t make a cheese joke because it’s too easy, but the beer one wrote itself. Sorry.
Here’s hoping your happy thoughts are energized by the briskness of the air and the shining of the sun.
Oh, and FOOTBALL tomorrow!
Have a great weekend!