to play football, not to play trumpet
Well, my 24/7 subscription has expired and trying to see which subscription service (if any) that people would recommend.
I'm already an ESPN insider, but they suck at college football stuff so they're not in the running.
Had a frightening personal experience last night. My hope is that posting it here may help a few mgoReaders.
I bought my first home 2 years ago. The house is about 20 years old and just last month I noticed that the smoke detectors had never been changed out (it is recommended these are replaced every ~10 years). Went to Home Depot to buy the replacements and decided to pay a bit more for the model that not only detects smoke, but also carbon monoxide and natural gas; a decision I am very happy I made.
Last night when everyone was asleep the CO alarm starts sounding, so I called the gas company and sent the wife, kids, and dog to an accommodating relative's home in town. Upon inspection, it turns out the furnace and water heater intake/exhaust pipes on the exterior of the home got buried in a snow drift and the fumes were backing up into the house. Had we not installed the new detectors with CO sensors just a few weeks ago, I'm not sure any of us would have woken up...perhaps ever.
Some mgoHomeowners may be thinking, "duh, just keep your appliance intake/exhaust pipes unobstructed and you won't have an issue." Normally our intake/exhaust pipes don't get buried, even with the extreme levels of snow these last two winters, but with the rare high eastern winds and icy mix recently, they were covered in just a few hours, and we never knew because we were asleep. Could happen to anyone.
So the tl;dr lessons from this mgoPSA:
- This winter be sure to keep your appliance intake/exhaust pipes clear of drifting snow the best you can.
- If your home doesn't already have them, install a carbon monoxide alarm on every floor. This way you're covered in unexpected circumstances and while sleeping.
Now you know. And knowing is half the battle. G.I. Joe
I've searched the site numerous ways and can't seem to find what I'm looking for. Hoping for a Christmas Eve miracle from my MGoBrethren. If this is completely inappropriate then please delete and kick me in the MGoPoints. I've had this question for weeks and have waited to post at a slow time.
Brian once wrote a post (i think it was something on the front page, maybe in a UV, but it's possible it was just a comment) where he talked about his writing.
I believe i remember him talking about writing, his writing style, giving some tips on writing, mentioning a favorite author or two, etc.
I enjoy writing, and have begun doing some small things to see how it goes. Brian is one of my favorite people to read, and I'm trying to improve so I was hoping to find this content that I remember reading at some point but haven't been able to find.
Thanks to anyone that can help me out. It's appreciated.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all, and a big thanks to everyone making this site what it is.
Seeing as basketball is not quite playing real games and the big football news is the hiring of an Awesome Dude (Also seeing as I work in the auto industry, there are only about 20% of the usual staff in the office and I'm bored as hell) I figured I'd bring back the offseason staple for today. Rather than just talk physical cars, let's open it up today to your best car story.
Did you and your dad (or mom, equal opportunity car fans here) restore an old Mustang? Did you hit your head and let your friend Danny drive vs. Craterface for pinks? Pulled over and get out of a ticket? Awesome road trip? Find VMax in your 1991 Jeep Wrangler (About 80MPH with the 4Cyl. And it was terrifying). Let's hear the best stories out there
A long time ago, in a thread very, very off-topic:
I just got back from seeing The Force Awakens. It was fantastic, absolutely wonderful. JJ Abrams is to Star Wars what Jim Harbaugh is to Michigan. It's entirely possible that Jim Hackett helped assemble the cast and crew for the film.
We're going to discuss the movie, with spoilers. If you haven't seen it, turn away immediately and go watch it so that you can get the full experience.
What did you think? How could George Lucas make such abominable prequels when someone is capable of making something as amazing as The Force Awakens?
May the force be with Blue.