By Andy Tarnoff Publisher Published Jun 03, 2008 at 12:57 PM Photography: Allen Fredrickson

I have a feeling it will be an exciting week. In the next seven days, I predict a bunch of stuff will happen. Here, in order, is what I'm hoping for the most:

  1. A 3G iPhone launches at WWDC on June 9: I'm rooting for 3G, GPS, videoconferencing, Flash compatibility, cut-and-paste, more memory and a $200 price tag. If that all happens, I'll buy one the day it goes on sale.
  2. Hillary Clinton drops out of the race: I'm soooo tired of watching her megalomaniacal exploits. Hang it up, already.
  3. Prince Fielder goes on a home run binge: This may have already started, but I look for it to continue and ignite the rest of the offense.
  4. Gas prices go either radically up or down: Obviously, I'm hoping for a drop, but a huge increase seems to be the only thing to get law and carmakers to react.
  5. The IRS mails my tax refund check: Waiting patiently is getting old.
  6. A hot and rain-free day to drive my '75 MGB to work: Because summer is better with the top down.
  7. A hotter and guaranteed rain-free day to drive my scooter to work: Because summer is even better on two wheels.
  8. The Cubs lose a bunch of games: It's time to knock those lovable losers off their high horse.
  9. Time Warner puts out an upgrade to its Navigator software: Everyone liked the way it worked before, now it's clunky and unintuitive.
  10. Something opens on the Marquette Interchange: Probably a long-shot, but I heard it was ahead of schedule.

Andy is the president, publisher and founder of OnMilwaukee. He returned to Milwaukee in 1996 after living on the East Coast for nine years, where he wrote for The Dallas Morning News Washington Bureau and worked in the White House Office of Communications. He was also Associate Editor of The GW Hatchet, his college newspaper at The George Washington University.

Before launching in 1998 at age 23, he worked in public relations for two Milwaukee firms, most of the time daydreaming about starting his own publication.

Hobbies include running when he finds the time, fixing the rust on his '75 MGB, mowing the lawn at his cottage in the Northwoods, and making an annual pilgrimage to Phoenix for Brewers Spring Training.