I like posbangs. We should hang out.
Happy "I'm here for the posbang" Friday!!!!!!
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-mccain-cable-20130509,0,2224732.story John McCain is introducing a bill to allow consumers to get cable channels a la carte. I've been openly wondering what would happen if something like this happens for a while now, mostly to add more evidence to the stupid decision to take Rutgers. I know there will be plenty of lobbying and the media corporations will likely stop it from passing, but very interesting nonetheless. If there's ONE DAMN THING the government NEEDS TO PROTECT for THE AMERICAN PEOPLE... it ISN'T EDUCATION, HEALTHCARE, OR CIVIL RIGHTS... we as AMERICANS DESERVE GREAT CABLE TELEVISION. That concern tops all for a large percent of Americans. Discuss.
Well right now I have the coffee, after that I will sip the corporate koolaid for a few more hours before I switch to Double Trouble.
tonight...... very surprisingly, I am going to watch some NBA. The Warriors have me intrigued and I can also say that I want to see a bench clearing brawl in Chicago. This may be the first time since like 2007 that the NBA is anything close to appointment viewing for me. These playoffs haven't been that bad.
I really dislike the nba but I love me some Stephen curry. Watched him and followed him when he was at Davidson College (yes I knew about the kid before the tournament). The guy is crazy good when he's on. Even if he isn't "in the zone" he still gets his share.
nothing too major this weekend. treating my wife to a pro massage for mothers day and cleaning the house while she's at the massage as her present, hopefully watching a movie or two, and working on content for my blog. Also decompressing after a couple days staying home taking care of a sick toddler. I am definitely not stay at home dad material, so it hasn't been a fun week.
As to weekend drinking: now that summer is back soon, so are the summer brews, so I'll be picking up a six pack of Two Brothers' Dog Days, probably my #1 favorite summer ale. I can't recommend that beer enough.
Have a great weekend everyone!
The always has to be someone that negs a posbang thread. The need to be "different" never gets old.
LSA2k's great diary post this week as well. The voting habits of some people on this board confuse me. I'll probably get negged for this too, in a posbang thread no less.
don't think I have ever negged anybody. I just don't see the point. The worst is when you are kind of debating something with somebody and they neg your post and then respond to it. Why the neg?
Well, at the moment, I am drinking the substance which passes for coffee here - whoever brews it is not a fan of strong coffee, so it has no effect on me sadly.
As for the weekend, cooler weather or not, this is the weekend that the sizeable pile of wood chips, which shall be delivered literally any time now and much to my wife's chagrin, will be distributed around the yard. The only thing right now which makes that problematic is that I found out my wheelbarrow had a flat tire last night, so I shall be repairing that when I get home.
We shall also hold the semi-finals of reseeding entire sections of the backyard. I finally distributed the last of the mulch pile, which sat under a tarp for a few years and killed a about a 50 sq. ft. portion of the yard near the fence that separates us from the woods. Last summer baked that pile rather nicely. My wife wants to have the kids' birthday party at the house this year, so I was given the directive in April to make the backyard not look like the ongoing project that it is.
Good luck with the never ending mulch! I do all the gardening, and mulching is by far my least favorite. (I make the husband do a lot because he is much faster than I) Question- where does all the mulch go? Just distributed 16 yards last spring and I swear it could use it again!
We have the problem of living near a marsh as well as in an area with poor drainage, so unfortunately, so it makes the situation with mulching and composting interesting. We almost have to do this every year because we have a problem with certain pervasive weeds which creep in from the marsh from time to time, and putting a layer down helps to mitigate them for a while anyway. We also can't put too much down anywhere either because we need water to evaporate fairly quickly (if possible) where we are or else it will start collecting in spots, and this of course brings on the mosquitoes.
As it is, we turned our outside sump pump line into an irrigation system for the beds nearest the house (which are much drier) because during and after rains, we see so much water. I sometimes feel like leaving notes on do-it-yourself land reclamation for the the next house of my house.
I feel your pain. We bought a foreclosure in Oct. 2012, so we spent the winter inside and "neglecting" the yard.
Found out that we should have thrown down mulch/topsoil/seed mix in the winter and let it go dormant and then pick it back up in the spring. So right now I'm just trying to kill all the crabgrass/chickweed that is what currently passes for "grass" in my yard and planning on doing a major re-seeding this fall.
It wouldn't be so bad if I had some Michigan black dirt, rather than this southern red clay that tracks everywhere.
Just scraped about 6" of dirt off my front yard this week and put down all new top soil. Was able to rake, seed and straw all of it last night before the rain.
There are lots of blisters on my hands.
The raking and seeding was pretty brutal in the portions of the yard done so far. A major portion of that is that my part of Romulus (not sure if this is the case elsewhere in the city) has the clay literally right at the surface, it seems. When it has been dry like the past several days, raking that soil is sort of like raking bare rock after the first inch or so.
This also contributes to the drainage problem, of course, so there are strategic dry wells in the yard to help with that. I probably nearly died twice trying to dig and fill them myself several years ago, but they work.
here in Mid-Michigan. Baseball tournament for the 12 year old this weekend, softball scrimmage for the middle child, hopefully a little wine and Tigers and Red Wings somewhere in there too. Making husband cook dinner on Sunday for sure! Happy Friday, Michigan fans!
Looks like we are finally going to see the sun during the weekend which is good as we are taking the 6 month old puppy on a charity 2k Dog walk for the local humane society tomorrow.
I've already mowed the lawn for this week and I guess I really should get started on writing my script for the wedding ceremony I am officiating for my sister in law and her fiance. That said, I feel I should be drinking wine out of a chalice/goblet while I am contemplating the meaning of love/happiness/marriage.
Are you out east? You stole our Michigan sun!! Send it back!
Well doing the color run in Ypsilanti tomorrow morning and that is all that is planned so far.
It is. My wife cannot run (literally) yet signed us up to help us get into better shape.
Excited to do it, not excited to wake up at 6a to do it (run time is at 8a but we live in the Toledo area).
I did the Color Run in Grand Rapids last year. It was really cool spectacle if you have never experienced it. Have fun!
That dude always had great Posbangs. Did he go to Boliva er something??
Anyways, no plans for the weekend. Gave up smoking last Saturday, and I am trying to learn how to drink without smoking cigarettes. So I will most likely be practicing that with some bud lights.
if by that you mean Chopblock, who usually started the Friday posbang threads, he posted in awhile back that it'd be his last for awhile as he was going to hike the Appalachian Trail this summer (for real, not a euphemism) so he was going to be off the site until the fall football season by and large.
Ahh, must have missed that post.
Good Luck with quitting. That was always the most difficult time when I was quitting. Drinking and smiking just go together. I have been cigarette free for 10 years and healthier for it.
I've got a cold but I'm not letting it bring me down on a Friday.
for a friend Saturday, and having my mother-in-law over on Sunday. It is my wife's first Mother's Day as an actual mother...Should be a good weekend.
What I am drinking: Nothing right now, but some delicious German beers this weekend
Watching the Wings hopefully win tonight to force a game 7
Coffee. Headed to the Wings game tonight!
a $12 Molson for me!
And Let's Go Red Wings.
Mountain Dew at the moment. On a road trip up the East Coast with some friends, and we are hitting up DC today.
RoadTrip-PostBang-Bloging.... America Fuck Yeah!!!
champswest - I hope you spill coffee on your shirt
I'm drinking H-two-oh.
I have a full weekend planned of helping a friend move, seeing "The Great Gatsby", playing basketball, and going out for Mother's Day.
Brutal review in the Wall Street Journal this morning.
I'll be interested to hear the reviews of non-critics...
Get yourself some verde sauce from the bell and live a finer life.
Verde is good, but if you want to go top shelf, I suggest some Del Scorcho sauce from Del Taco. It pairs nicely with El Toro tequila, if you are on a budget.
...are crazy. It cost us $1,500 to put our cat to sleep.
I've advised both of my kids to become a vet.
-Pet ownership continues to increase.
-People spoil their pets.
-Can't be replaced by the internet or technology.
Tell your cat/dog to man up.
Does sux tho.. sorry
going matress shopping this weekend which will suck, but its due to me moving to ann arbor next weekend so oh well
I don't plan on doing any drinking this weekend, but I will be watching the Wings tonight and the Tigers throughout the weekend. Also, I'm planning on hiking around Vedauwoo on Sunday and, at some point this weekend, starting my first attempt at reading Gravity's Rainbow.
I will be watching the NBA and NHL playoffs while drinking Molson Canadian. Woo!
Also three girls just started crying in class....for no known reason.
They either found out their daddy took their credit cards, or they're pregnant.
Hopefully celebrating Red Wings victories tonight and Sunday!!! My playoff beard is just starting to take shape... no time to stop now!
Myself and the family are just getting over a most unpleasant virus, so I think the weekend will involve me resting on the sofa in my basement and watching the Lady Wolverines win the B1G title in softball.
Since that isn't the happiest of scenarios, allow me to make amends with a photo of the lovely Kate Beckinsale.
Joe will be rockin tonight....beers
I'm sipping water getting hyped for our students vs. Staff baskeball game this afternoon.
I have been running with the kids for a while now after school preparing. I figure to shoot a lot of three balls, talk a lot of shit, and generally have fun with the kids!
We even chose our own names and numbers: I went with 'Illmatic' and #94 in honor of the greatest rap album ever written and the fact that I tell these kids all the time how Ill I am .
Just make sure they don't catch you in the streets with a ton of reefer. Also, try not to hustle, just relax and strive and tell them kids you was a fan of the Jackson 5.
...returns from a three-day business (or so she says) trip, so I'll be looking to get some alone/quite time...as part of my recovery from being a single parent for three days.
The recovery should include a few ciders.
Rest of the weekend will be filled with old married guy stuff...kids' soccer games, Birmingham Art Fair, hosting of Mother's Day festivities, etc. Although, we're taking the easy route for Mother's Day and bringing in a deli tray. We'll have some leftovers, so feel free to stop by!
I am a High School teacher. My students are taking tests in my classes all day today. It is not just plain coffee I am drinking.
You seem like one of those teachers who would pull up all four channels for March Madness on TV and watch it all day. America's schools need more guys like you.
You're an American hero.
Brak is the man. So glad to see you posting on our board...
Why no more Brak Show?
Man, I don't know! Loved that show back in the day.
Preparging to present my findings at the AHS conference in less than two weeks. Minimal drinking till thats over unfortunately
Hanging out for the libations... I will be pouring back a few Ballast Point Scalpin IPA's tonight! GO WINGS!
drinking a lot of beer and see the Zac Brown Band in Denver
...steaks on the grill and Red Wings later.
Drinks: TBD, but probably Bacardi & Coke
Hopefully a late afternoon massage after work. Then some yummy hoppy goodness tonight.
Got muchos plans this weekend and I'm excited. Two weeks ago the family went to Grand Rapids to watch youngest brother graduate from GVSU. This weekend is my own commencement exercises at UDM for my masters degree. (Not to get too excited; I have four classes still to take in the summer and then it's MBA city.) About two hours after those end I hop a plane to Vermont where my cousin is graduating from Norwich University, and I have the honor of giving him his commissioning oath into the Army. Oh, and my middle brother just got his acceptance into the University of Washington for his own MBA, which he'll start in the fall. Good times in the family as we all get ourselves edjicated up.
Enjoy and celebrate your accomplishment!
Thanks! Actually I'm most proud of having been asked to give the oath, although admittedly my cousin's options are somewhat limited in that it has to be a current or former officer who gives it. Still, even though I'll miss his commencement and kind of squeeze my own, I absolutely had to make the effort to get out there.
as I "relax and have a homebrew."
...if I could.
Watching Bulls tonight, then a bar a couple blocks away for a friend's birthday. 16" Softball tomorrow and a mother's day thing for my mom Sunday afternoon. Quality low-key weekend planned.
Still the most fun licensing test I ever studied for. Flash cards and continuous beer pong games. Trust me.
I read your post and thought of this:
With Mother's Day coming on Sunday, it will be a busy weekend in my house.
Plans for tonight: Concurrent Caps/NYR and DET/ANA.
GO WIPS AND CANGS
After working a beat all night I still cannot sleep, so here's a beer (I'll have for you) to all you fellow night shifters still awake.
Just getting started on the Friday morning here on the West Coast. The Wings play right at 5, which makes for a perfect marriage of Friday happy hour and playoff hockey. Pretty pumped.
I can't admit it's Irish coffee because that would mean I approve of nd
im going to eat some cheese puffs.
tonight (not mine), with open bar. White Russians on deck. Was going to work on the yard, but rain and 55 deg. is not yardwork friendly.
Malpractice to drink alcohol and treat patients, so ice coffee and water. Full schedule in the PM though :P
Once I go home, will make myself a margarita (fresh lime juice, tequilla, some Patron orange liqeur, agave syrup and ice cubes) and continue the marathon weeding session in our backyard. Most of the grass seeds sprouted though. Yay grass! (Not that grass)
Dinner at Red Robin (Mrs. Gopoohgo celebrates her bday next week, free burger) tonight. Celebrating Mrs. Gopoohgo's dog-mom-ness at the Fairmont Georgetown Sunday.
MGB loses twice or wins either two or three times. Two losses end their season, 2-3 wins put them in the NCAA regionals, which hopefully would be in Ann Arbor.
Other than that, I had a few too many people here last night and need to clean everything, probably either headed out somewhere tonight or having a few beers with a movie, depending how softball goes.
to play in Ann Arbor! Good luck to her.
Their tournament has a weird format where it's double elimination, 1 v. 4, 2 v. 3, winners play, losers play, winner of game four plays loser of game three, winner then playes either one or two games in the "championship round" with winner of game three for the auto-bid.
They're currently in the first "winners play" game against the heavy favorite, with the three and four seeds being pretty terrible teams. Tied 0-0 after five complete innings.
Edit: And they win!!!! One win tomorrow is enough to send them to the NCAA tournament!
starting now. Video on Nebraska website.
I've heard one win is enough to secure a Super Regional, is that in line with what you've read/heard? Also, IIRC, you have a daughter playing somewhere right? Hope her season is going/went well.
Be gentle, it's my first time...
Two-hearted, Wings game and Sapphire on reserve if they lose.
Or if they win.
should have specified: tequila is for winning, sapphire for losing. I know, sapphire for both, but you know what they say about too much of a good thing.
peppers = woodson
Heading into DC early to bar crawl before heading to the Verizon Center to watch my Caps hopefully curbstomp the Rags in Game 5.
Water to wash down the delicious Belecimo Del Toro sausage I just had at Atomic Dawg in Berkley. Then scotch tonight while watching the Wings game at a friends house.
Can't wait to Jet...going to pistol range to shoot...looking at some hunting property..and then buddy of mine n I r stopping to check out our favorite well endowed bartendress. A couple of large drafts for 2 married men...w/ a view! Have a good weekend all!
Lot's of beer later, though!
and working all day tomorrow on overtime.
My Son is celebrating his 10th birthday at Craig's Cruisers! Can't wait, it's gonna be a good time.
I may be 33 years old, but that place is awesome! I have a blast every time we take the kids. Enjoy.
Balvanie for me tonight.... end of the semester celebration.
So good to have her home for the summer. Watching Big Ten sb tournament right now (Go Blue). Driving daughter #1 next week from LA to SF to help her move in to her apartment, hiking some Big Sur en route. She will get to see some America's Cup practice during her summer internship there.
First day off this year! Pringles now whilst watching my shows on demand and then White Castle later!
replacing the rotors, brake pads and AC clutch on the ody this weekend...for the first time..this will take 40 hours i'm sure
Ody? Honda or Audi...
2) Beginning to pack for early June move back to MI from TN...EEEEEEEEKKK
3) Pulling the trigger on some tickets for my Dad and little bro's 1st Big House trip
4) Finish with whatever stout is currently occupying the bottom shelf in the fridge.
So glad it's Friday. I'll be celebrating the weekend after my last appointment at 3:00 with some Fat Tire. Golf tournament in the morning and spending Sunday with Mom.
Bought my first house today! Albeit, it's in metro Columbus. Still am pretty happy with my life right now.
Congratulations! My wife and I are closing on our first house May 31st. Can't wait to move in. We will be living in KY just outside Cincinnati.
Watching the Bulls game tonight, and getting ready for mother's day which will consist of a Lord of the Rings trilogy marathon and a trip to Star of Siam for some pretty decent Thai food, at least if I have anything to say about it.
I'm running the Riverbank Run 5k in Grand Rapids tomorrow. Not looking forward to it, mostly due to the weather, but also because I'm slow and out of shape now. On the bright side, I'll be running with family. Also on the bright side:
Good luck, I'm doing the 25k... and I'm in the Best Shape of My Life (just like all those major leaguers.. lol) Seriously, have fun it'll be a blast.. no rain and no wind!
Tonight I'll be putting away laundry with the wife to the taste of vodka-cranberry cocktails (sometimes stuff gets to the right drawer, sometimes it doesn't!). Then this weekend it's little league action and editing my next novel.
Gonna fire up the grill here in a bit and put back a few cold ones. NOT EVEN THIS RAIN CAN STOP ME !!!!
My only drink is water. I'll be watching the Wings game tonight. Working on my final pages of my thesis. Will be walking at this time next week. Receiving my M.S. in Geology from MSU (not THAT MSU)...Missouri State University.
Then moving back closer to Michigan and hopefully getting an environmental consulting job.
Am I late to the party? I'm here for the gang bang. Err, pos bang.
A little softball tonight then diaper party tomorrow! 7 weeks (expected) from today til I'm a first time dad!
Coding transcripts with an iced coffee... Switching to G'n'T shortly!
...for dissertation. Opted for Makers instead of Gin.
Back in Detroit for the weekend, so naturally attending my first baseball game of the year tonight. I was 11-0 including 3 playoff wins last year so let's continue the streak into 2013, Go Tigers!
Well, add another to the column
Moving and cleaning, wishing I was on some porch in A2
My big plans for the weekend? Studying for my AP Bio Exam on Monday and my AP US Exam on Wednesday. I'll probably practice a few essays as well.
Friday-Red Wings game on the TV
Saturday- Michigan baseball game and then comedy club
Drinking Woodford Reserve, neat.
Coaching two Kindergarten girls soccer games this weekend. Working on my line up, bummed my leading scorer isn't making the game tomorrow :(
... On this team, we fight for that inch, on this team we crawl, with our fingernails for that inch!
Woodford might be kicking in......
Fri: Grad Party
Sat: Work & Grad School Garb
Sun: Thanking Mama Bromigo for not aborting me..... love you mom.
But I did get a rare dinner out with my wife! Kids went in four different directions.
I'm part of the faculty processional at the Texas A&M graduation: several hours of listening to names being read would be helped by some martinis. On he bright side, I get to wear fancy academic regalia, and I'll have my phone so I can catch up on my mgoblog reading.
Good to hear from you Vonk. It's been a while
I never speak unless I've got something to say.
Btw, I love your handle since I just watched the Wire for the first time. It took me two months, but damn it was good.
Other than Omar, my favorite character was Wee-Bey. I even tried to list him as a co-author on a recent paper (I said he was a prof at University of Maryland-Baltimore).
Cocksucker fucker bullshit. Damnit guys!!!
Wrong thread. Damn wings