Never did I think that the list I originally scribbled from my home office in 1999 would go quite so viral. The original "100 things to do in Milwaukee" list (which we've since rewritten) is one of OnMilwaukee.com's all-time most popular stories.
It might get a little more popular today.
This morning, the flamboyantly awesome Brewers outfielder Nyjer Morgan tweeted from his @TheRealTPlush account, "Wat should ur boy do today?"
A guy named Todd Bentley in New Jersey replied with: "@TheRealTPlush 100 things to do in Milwaukee: http://bit.ly/bjEjZ8 No. 57-Buy a kite at Gift of Wings and fly it at the lakefront"
That no. 57, of course, refers to our "100 things to do in Milwaukee."
So Tony Plush flew a kite.
He posted several tweets and photos from the lakefront, including, "Out flying kites!!!!" and "Hella windy wit my shark kite" and "Throwing up tha T."
Deadspin.com picked up the story this afternoon.
Right now, my inner Brewers fan is very, very proud.
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 OnMilwaukee.com 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.