So, I took my dog to the Swift Run dog park only to be greeted by a lady from the city telling me that my dog had to be registered and I had to pay an annual $50 fee to use the park.
Granted, I'm new to dog ownership in a city, but holy smokes I was shocked. I mean, $50??? I know Chicago has several small dog parks all over the city that are free, so I was surprised to be turned away in Ann Arbor.
Any decent, free places around town that anyone uses?
[WARNING: Mod abuse of power and unrequested opinion contained herein. Consider yourself warned]
Twitter is great. Facebook is swell. MySpace is... maybe still a thing? But for the love of all things holy, and in the name of all that is non-douchy, I beg of you... Leave. Recruits. Alone.
This is about David Dawson, but it's not about David Dawson. It's about Kyle Kalis. It's about Shane Morris and Kyle Bosch and Yuri Wright. It's about 17-year-old kids. They're trying to decide where to go to college. They're deciding on a group of people with whom they want to spend 5000 hours per week for the next four to five years. (Attn: Mike Rosenberg, that's called 'hyperbole.' Put the pen down). This is a big-ass decision.
Remember when you debated this for 10 minutes? Yeah. Kind of like that.
The good news? You don't have to be involved. The recruits can do this ALL by themselves. In fact, your involvement is not welcomed. You're not helping. You're making it worse.
So, with that, I would like to propose that we come up with a few ground rules.
- No tweeting @ recruits: It may be an NCAA violation, though I tend to think it's not. But it's creepy as hell. It does no good, and it can cause huge harm.
- No Facebook friending recruits: They are not your friends.
- No commenting on recruits' Facebook walls: See #2 above
- No tweeting @ recruits: still no.
- No following recruits on Twitter: This is a gray area, but the bottom line is that these are kids, so err on the side of not being creepy.
- No talking shit about recruits on the internet (MGoBlog or otherwise): what part of "these are kids" did you not get.
- No obsessing about recruits' every tweet: This is the toughest one, because even if you don't follow recruits, stuff gets retweeted or posted to MGoBlog. I struggle with this one as much as the next guy. But yeah.
- NO TWEETING @ RECRUITS: HOLY HELL STOP TWEETING RECRUITS.
So this is extremely OT, but one of my favorite preludes to football season in the midwest is fair season. I always hit the Monroe County Fair for two reasons. The tractor pull and the Hot Wisconsin Cheese. They may be way overpriced, but I'll gladly pay it.
An evening of full pulls, dollar root beers from Bayou Billy and cheddar nuggets always leaves me with an expectant feeling for fall. I know many of us here have midwestern roots, whether we still live in the area or not. What fair food or activity will get you primed for the fall?
It's July 4, so I figure this may be OT/OK. Pretty cool series on History 2.
"But it is a pity in a way because the great advances in physics have come from experiments that gave results we didn't expect.
"For this reason I had a bet with Gordon Kane of Michigan University[sic] that the Higgs particle wouldn't be found. It seems I have just lost $100."
This is from the discovery of a new sub-atomic particle, the Higgs-Boson:
Stephen Hawking lost a physics bet to a Michigan professor. Michigan Difference. Still, this is a great advancement in the discovery of our universe.
It's the 4th of July and this is America fergodsakes!
J. Leman wants you to support the stars and stripes
And America is never OT
EDIT: a neg? I see we have a communist amongst us.