The Polar Plunge is an event for the benefit of the Special Olympics during which participants jump into a swimming hole in Lake Monona. Since the event takes place in late February (February 21st, 2009 at Olin Park), the lake is always frozen solid. Only the bravest (craziest) of souls dare jump. For many, sponsoring a "plunger" is the best way to participate in this very Wisconsinesque activity.
This is August 15 and a few days on either side. When all the leases in the central city turn over at the same time, many students and other renters leave vast piles of unwanted belongings on the curb as they change apartments. These items are often taken home by others as the population garbage picks the piles. When someone asks where you got an item, you reply "Hippie Christmas."
The grassy area between the sidewalk and the curb, usually owned by the city.
A popular breakfast food in New England; a pancake made with cornmeal, generally served with butter and/or maple syrup. And to the gluten-free...a good cause for celebration (and a visit to Rhode Island)!
Buffalo Bills are a terrible team lately and all there is to do for young adults is drink.