"I love it that Ivy League coaches are coming to our camp and Big Ten coaches are coming to our camp. South Florida is coming. We've got about 70 schools that are coming to our camp."
So it goes like this....was reading the Cheesy Video thread, someone mentioned Shakira, and I wondered how many people on this site remembered her before she was a blonde...which made me think of Estoy Aqui...which reminded me of U-M's own multicultural acapella group, 58 Greene, and the girl who sang it, Chau. Well, some group alumni research later, and I find out she's got her own band in LA, that's huge in Sweden. So, if I can give props to Indiana's Straight No Chaser guys, I have to give a nod to one of U-M's own who managed to find a career doing what she loved. If you want to check them out, here are their links, and if you're an LA based Wolverine, you might want to check out one of their shows when they're stateside, if it's your cup of tea. I think they're pretty cool. http://www.theyouknowwho.com/the_you_know_who.../Welcome.html http://www.facebook.com/pages/the-you-know-who/12612804699?ref=ts http://www.youtube.com/user/theyouknowwhoVIDS She's the lead singer-
Go blue, and go Chau! And Taco's Puttin' on the Ritz should have made the other list...
PSU is leading today in both taps and overall. OLetDoIt (RIP DD@UM)
Thought this would be a good, optimistic, cheery, non-downer, our-corners-need-wings-because-they-weigh-more-than-a-fridge post:
My example is Apple. Far from a fanboy, I picked up an iBook G4 as my "college computer" in 2003ish. It had the serial logic board issues that were a serial headache. Apple agreed to repair it while in warranty and then basically has repaired it once to twice since out of warranty (including five years after purchased, which would be 2+ years outside of AppleCare if I even had it, can't remember). Upgraded to the Macbook three years ago and after a series of non-major issues (molding dents, screen issues, logic board, etc.) that had me send it in 5-7 times, I finally got to a point where it wouldn't charge. Mailed it in, they repaired and sent it back, problem resumed 3 days later. With one month left on my AppleCare extended warranty, the store basically decided I deserved a brand new laptop - and not just a model with the same specs but their equivalent "tiered" model of today. Double the RAM, 250 GB HD, etc. Got it today after a week of waiting.
Does anyone have a story of good service and/or company policy that sold you on a product/place "for life" (or the like)?
I was having a normal crappy monday, but then two things happened. Somebody told me I screwed something up and I was able to find verifiable proof that I did NOT screw up, so that was fun.
And then just now, an item came in next day air, but it was for our stock, not for a job, which is odd. So I went to ask, and somebody told me to put it on the job shelf. I got to respond as such.
"Stock items don't go on the job shelf. They go on the stock shelf over there. You don't know what you're talking about. You're out of your element, Donny!"
It seems that hydraulic fracturing, a technique used in the extraction of natural gas, has picked up an unfortunate abbreviation.
Fracking has been around for decades, and it is an increasingly prominent tool...
Roughly 99.5 percent of the fluids typically used in fracking, the industry says, are just water and sand, with trace amounts of chemical thickeners, lubricants and other compounds added to help the process along.
...critics say that the relationship between fracking fluids and groundwater contamination has never been thoroughly studied...
and my favorite:
...softening their rigid positions on fracking-fluid disclosure.