I just got a job back in Michigan and I will be back in time for football season. I guess I need to stop teaching my son to say "y'all" and "I'm fixin to..."
In my two years down here I've brought Alabama and Auburn national championships. I think it's pretty obvious why I wanted to come back home!
It's been a slow couple of news days aside from the BBQ and Wormley committing (glad you finally chose the good guys), so I decided to raise a question to the board: what is your most proud moment being associated with the University of Michigan?
My time of being associated with UM has been filled with an enormous amount of pride. Every time I see the block M, whether on a t-shirt, a campus building, or anywhere else, I can feel the pride swell within me. Even despite how things have gone recently in football, I still take every opportunity I have to talk about Michigan-- football, basketball, and general scholastic endeavors. Whenever I do speak of UM, I do so with a smile and a sparkle in my eye, as I am speaking about the greatest University in the world.
For me, the most proud moment had to be when I got accepted to Michigan. I grew up in NY, but had always loved UM. It had always existed as an ideal for me, but one I did not think was reasonably attainable. My brother was a law student at UM, and he talked me in to applying (I was reluctant to waste the application fee only to not get in). I was on campus visiting him and the school, when I got a call from the University saying I was accepted. I was all alone in his apartment, so I was forced to dance and laugh maniacally to myself (the neighbors must have been concerned).
When I returned home, I was brimming with excitement. I had made my decision as soon as the admissions counselor told me I was accepted, and made a point to share my joy with everyone. The most common response I received was "Michigan?!?!? AWESOME!!." Being from a small town in NY, most people from my HS went to SUNY schools. Our valedictorian even went to a SUNY school (nothing against them, but in a town like mine it's hard to leave). So when people started making their decisions, college t-shirts started to become a part of every senior's wardrobe. I wore the maize and blue daily, counting down the hours until I could get on campus. And every time someone saw me with the block M, I could see that they understood why I walked around with my head held high and the biggest smile on my face, ever.
So, I will reiterate my question: what is your most proud moment?
Very excellent read on what lead up to and how the SEALS took out OBL.
Ladies and gentleman, please enjoy this muppetry in honor of my good friend and popular MGoBoard poster WolvinLA2 who tied the knot today:
Congratulations Dustin and Jennifer!
Please feel free to wish them well.
Tigers are looking to pick up a quality starter for the stretch run. One unsubstantiated rumor has Colorado wanting both Jacob Turner and Porcello for Ubaldo Jimenez. http://www.mlive.com/tigers/index.ssf/2011/07/detroit_tigers_links_tigers_st.html
Porcello has shown no signs of arm problems in his Major League career and was maybe the best Tiger pitcher down the stretch in his rookie season, pitching well while the Tigers collapsed. Add to that he is just 22 years old and is in the midst of his third Major League season.
I would reluctantly give up Turner and a prospect or 2 for Jimenez, but I don't include Porcello.
Maybe some of you advance metrics mavens can give your opinion, yea or nay, on whether you would consider packaging Porcello for Jimenez or someone else, but I don't go for that, no can do.
Porcello meanwhile is cruising towards his 5th straight win with another solid outing.
It will be interesting to see what Dombrowski does in the next two days, after receiving a virtual ultimatum from Illitch
The "us vs we" thread, as well as the Amy Winehouse discussion got me reminiscing about my time as a student in Ann Arbor.
Drugs of Abuse (Psych 436) was brought up, and let me tell you, that was the hardest course for me for whatever reason. It was worse than Orgo, worse than P Chem, it was just awful. Yet, I loved the content and have no regrets about loading up on the hardest classes I could take within my concentration (BioPsych/BBCS).
Having said all that, my favorite course was Sleep Neurobiology, or Psych 520, I believe. This was my first experience with rotating lecturers, as we had about 15 different speakers come in and address the class, including various big names at UMHS and the Chairs of Psychiatry and Psychology, and many visiting professors from other universities! It resonated with me strongly because, well, everybody sleeps (and poops), and I used to sleep walk and still do snore and talk in my sleep. I wish I had taken the course my freshmen year so I could have learned the pros and cons of all-nighters and daytime napping.
If all works out, I hope to get my MD and be involved in clinical sleep research.
That's my story, what's yours?