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An old-school Facebook page.
An old-school Facebook page.

Updating status on Facebook

I update my status on Facebook about every other day, and when I do, it always strikes me that what I’m really doing -- despite what I’m typing -- is F-ing around on Facebook.

It's fun to think of creative ways to say what I was doing, will soon be doing or wish I was doing. There's the honest, humdrum status update "Molly is making dinner for her family" to the overused, clever status update "Molly is." to the TMI update "Molly is pooping." 

However, status updates are nothing more than another way to communicate something about us to our cyber friends. It has nothing to do with what we're actually doing, otherwise everyone’s update would simply be "typing" or "updating my Facebook status."

Right?

This beagle puppy  is cute, but would the Obamas go for a purebred dog?
This beagle puppy is cute, but would the Obamas go for a purebred dog?

What kind of puppy will the Obamas get?

Last night during his victory speech, Barack Obama told his daughters, "I love you both so much, and you have earned the new puppy that's coming with us to the White House."

He did not mention a specific breed, but because Obama spoke out against animal cruelty, the canine most likely won’t come from a puppy mill.

Currently, the Bush family has two Scottish terriers, Barney and Miss Beazley, but what kind of pooch do you predict the Obamas will get?

Bad idea: swallowing a jawbreaker.
Bad idea: swallowing a jawbreaker.
My family's Day of the Dead altar.
My family's Day of the Dead altar.
I wasn't joking about the nuzzling gnome.
I wasn't joking about the nuzzling gnome.

Halloween reflections

Indeed, I have some fine memories from this weekend. I won the OnMilwaukee.com costume contest. I made an altar honoring my grandparents for Day of the Dead. A gnome nuzzled my bosom at a Halloween party at The Mad Planet.

But the story that I will tell for years to come from this weekend revolves around my 6-year-old son. While trick-or-treating in our neighborhood on Friday night, he received a massive jawbreaker wrapped in plastic.

"Look, Mom!" he squealed with delight. "I got a choking hazard!"

Classic Slice's Milwaukee pizza. Mmmm ...
Classic Slice's Milwaukee pizza. Mmmm ...

What would you put on a Milwaukee pizza?

Today, OnMilwaukee.com announced Balistreri’s as the winner of the "Slice of Milwaukee" pizza contest. Four pizzerias created a "Milwaukee" pizza, and although many of the recipes were very creative, one Talkbacker was amazed that not one of the competitors included Secret Stadium Sauce or brown mustard.

This got me thinking about other ingredients that could be put on a Milwaukee pizza. What about a fish fry pizza? What about a Harley pizza with gasoline in the crust?

Seriously, in your opinion, what is a must-have ingredient for a Milwaukee pizza?