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Lisa Simonson

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As a self-proclaimed aficionada of dive bars, Lisa Simonson knows a thing or two about drinking and our city’s bar scene. She now calls Milwaukee, one of America’s drunkest cities (coincidence?), home after growing up in world-famous Port Washington (“Step by Step,” anyone?) and spending time in both Minneapolis and London.

Now, back in her favorite city in the world, Simonson blogs about her adventures in Milwaukee, one bar at a time. Although her primary focus is sampling the best the city has to offer in beer, wine and whiskey, when not abusing her liver, Lisa can be found cruising on her bike, obsessing over Adobe products, jamming to her favorite bands or attempting to teach her cat to walk on a leash.



Recent Articles
 
 Living - January 12, 2014
 A toast to Toastmasters
 I wouldn't say that I have glossophobia (I'm admittedly not overly familiar with all of the "phobias" of the world, but thanks to a recent commercial for the Nexus 7, I know that one), but public speaking has never much appealed to me. When I began my current job last April, however, I was approached by two co-workers about joining a local Toastmasters club. I ended up attending a meeting, and I was hooked.
 
 Arts & Entertainment - December 16, 2013
 Hover Craft 2013 supplies a bounty worth braving the cold
 Like many other brave souls in our winterized city, I decided some events are completely worth journeying out into the snow. Hover Craft 2013, at Turner Hall, was one of those events.
 
 Arts & Entertainment - November 17, 2013
 What do you want to do before you die?
 To some, that may sound like a morbid question, but isn't it also kind of beautiful? Maybe I'm just a sucker for overly romanticized ideas about living your life to the fullest and pursuing what brings you joy and happiness. However, it seems I'm not alone in that.
 
 Sports - October 23, 2013
 26.2 miles for my 26th birthday
 I'm turning 26 and wanted to do something special. I wasn't looking for an average birthday celebration. I wanted to go out of town, maybe get crazy in Las Vegas, something new and exciting. However, it proved to be a bit difficult to coordinate my group of friends and get everyone on board for a vacation. Instead, I thought why not run 26 miles for my 26th birthday?
 
 Music - September 24, 2013
 Q&A with Population Control
 Lisa Simonson sits down to talk making music, old people candy, alcohol and, of course, metal with local band Population Control.
 
 Sports - September 18, 2013
 Losing my Lambeau virginity: A first-timer attends Packers' home opener
 There are few things I'm embarrassed to admit. I'll freely tell anyone almost anything about my life; however, there's always been one thing I've had a hard time owning up to. I've never been to a Packers game. Not only was Sept. 15 the Packers' home opener, but it was also my first trip to Titletown.
 
 Marketplace - August 7, 2013
 Wisco pride, tattoo style
 A recent trip to Walker's Point Tattoo taught me a valuable lesson about myself: I'm not very good at getting tattoos. Although not my first, I'm sure the other patrons in the shop thought it was, given my wincing, cringing and twitching.  
 
 Living - July 16, 2013
 Learn the motorcycle basics with Ride Alive
 Hoping to get my motorcycle license, I opted for a two-day Basic Rider Course at Ride Alive Motorcycle Academy.
 
 Marketplace - July 8, 2013
 Sky High skate jam
 It's not every day a local business reaches a milestone like its 25th anniversary, but that's just what happened for independent skate shop Sky High this past Saturday. The all ages celebration brought out both younger and older skaters, proving that this Bay View staple is here to stay.
 
 Travel & Visitors Guide - March 21, 2013
 MKE 2 SXSW
 About a month ago a friend asked me to come down and visit her in Austin for South by Southwest. At first I thought she was crazy, but decided it was a brilliant idea. Of course, being so close to the actual event, I couldn't find tickets for less than $700.
 


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