Today is Tuesday, now formally known (for me) as Choosdays. Why? It all started out last Tuesday when I went to a lecture at UW-Milwaukee to listen to a free lecture from Steven Heller and Lita Talarico about graphic design sponsored by the Wisconsin chapter of AIGA. The talk was really interesting and motivational. I went with my friend, who has started a trend of doing interesting things on Tuesday afternoons. A group of us all have a meeting on Tuesday mornings, but our afternoons are free. We decided to call the random Tuesday afternoon adventure “Chooseday” ecause we get to choose what we do, and just to make fun of the way my friend pronounces “Tuesday”.
Today, we all adventured to the Wisconsin State Capitol in hopes of seeing the Senate in session. We arrived, wound ourselves around the maze of the Capitol and found the Senate chamber–just as they were going to recess. The assembly was in session today too, so we decided to check that out. Just as we arrived at the assembly chamber, the assembly went to caucus. We meandered the Capitol for a while until we found one of the information desks. I asked the lady if she knew when they would be back in session. She didn’t, but told us a good idea would be to visit the Senators or Representatives and ask when they thought they would be back in session. We poked our heads in to Julie Lassa‘s office and asked when they would be back in session. One of the aides said they wouldn’t be back in session until Thursday. So, we decided to find out when the assembly would be back in session. We went to Peter Barca‘s office, and asked one of his aids. He said he thought they would be done caucusing by the middle of the afternoon.
So, we headed down State Street, ate some pizza, looked some stuff up on our Apple gadgets and headed back to the Capitol. The doors to the viewing gallery of the assembally were still closed and locked. We were bummed, but it was time to leave anyway. Even though we didn’t get to see them in session, it still was a great Chooseday, and we plan to head back on Thursday to see the Senate back in session!
The thing I love about Choosedays are that they allow us to take time to have opportunities to explore interesting things that we may never have tried before. They inspire creativity and problem solving, and make life so exciting! I can’t wait for more Choosday adventures!
I plan to keep a record of all of my Choosedays from now on. If you want to read other Chooseday ramblings, see this blog: http://choosedays.wordpress.com/.
Thanks for reading!