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Save the East Side vibe. Post anything.

What are the things that puzzle, enrage, delight and tickle you as you go about your life in Madison?

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Postby gargantua » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:01 pm

When I want to go out for good beer, almost all the good spots are out on the East Side.

I wonder why that is.
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Postby Detritus » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:10 pm

Earlier this year the damn rabbits were eating everything in my garden. Then suddenly they disappeared about a month ago, and last weekend I discovered why: a red-tailed hawk has moved into the neighborhood.

Damn, those thing are big when you see 'em at eye level.
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Postby narcoleptish » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:09 pm

The city hawk population is such that I see them every single day. There's been bald eagles on the north shore of Mendota for a couple years, and starting this year I've seen turkey vultures too. Be aware when driving that these big birds don't take flight quite so fast when they're munching on road kill. I've seen 2 dead ones in the road this year.

Can't wait for the condors.
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Postby snoqueen » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:34 pm

The turkey vultures are just totally cool. They're the big ones that float completely motionless, wings straight out horizontal. I've seen them over Stoughton Road repeatedly. So neat they're coming back.

Also large owls -- you have to be very lucky to catch a glimpse, but they are light-colored, fly at night, move low under the trees at times, and are totally completely silent. No whistling of wings like you hear with the ducks and geese. Very spooky. I just saw one Monday near Olbrich Park.

Wait until January, when they'll start calling out to their mates at midnight.
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Postby drinkinblackcoffee » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:35 pm

I love watching the hawks in my neighborhood, saw one take off one-handing a squirrel just the other day.
I had no idea eagles were on their way, but it will be a happy day when they reach Olbrich Gardens. Is there anything you can do to attract them?
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Re: Save the East Side vibe. Post anything.

Postby TheBookPolice » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:41 pm

drinkinblackcoffee wrote:I had no idea eagles were on their way, but it will be a happy day when they reach Olbrich Gardens. Is there anything you can do to attract them?

<nerd humor>Strand yourself on the side of a collapsing volcano?</nerd humor>
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Postby Average Joe » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:43 pm

snoqueen wrote:
Wait until January, when they'll start calling out to their mates at midnight.


Why must you taunt with the stealth Michael Martin Murphey song references?
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Re: Save the East Side vibe. Post anything.

Postby narcoleptish » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:48 pm

drinkinblackcoffee wrote: Is there anything you can do to attract them?


Put in a fully stocked pond?

My friend lives up near the where the Yahara comes in near Governor Nelson and he's seen the eagles this year and last. I've seen one, once. I think someone took a picture of one near Brittingham Bay earlier this year, so they are venturing into the city.

Average Joe wrote:
Why must you taunt with the stealth Michael Martin Murphy song references?


for six niiiiiiiiights in a rowwwwww.....
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Postby snoqueen » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:43 am

Oh god. Now everybody's hearing that awful song. So sorry folks.
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Re: Save the East Side vibe. Post anything.

Postby narcoleptish » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:34 am

Wildfire was my first favorite song. I'll take that over most of the stuff that sticks in my head everyday. Yesterday was that Carrie Underwood vandalism song.
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Re: Save the East Side vibe. Post anything.

Postby narcoleptish » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:41 am

Make that yesterday AND today.

Fuck.
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Re: Save the East Side vibe. Post anything.

Postby Madsci » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:11 pm

I moved from the east side to outside of Dane county. After living on the east side for 30 years it is still my favorite part of Madison, but doesn't anything happen on the east side anymore? Did it loose its vibe? Or is it too damn cold?
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Postby Stomach » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:13 pm

I don't care about Central Park. At all. Wait, is that Eat Side?
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Postby Madsci » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:15 pm

Depends upon where you are eating.
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Re: Save the East Side vibe. Post anything.

Postby snoqueen » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:19 pm

If there's an Eat Side, then the other side is the Wet Side.
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