Happy First Day of Summer.
Happy Birthday to the Queen of Friday's, Rebecca Black. (I heard it on the radio)
Anyone have any fun/exciting plans for the weekend?
And the sun took the day off of work. What a slacker. If he wasn't already a nuclear fissioning ball of plasma he'd get fired.
Technically, the sun operates using nuclear FUSION, but tomato, tomahto.
Happy Friday everyone! Can't wait to get off work and crack open a beer.
Autocorrect corrects fusioning to fissioning because apparently only the latter is a word and autocorrect is a totalitarian dictator
The worst is when you are angry and want to say fuck but autocorrect makes you look silly and say duck. It happens to me every ducking time
Fucking magnets, how do those work?
Autocorrect got it's degree from Michigan State
today is DRAAAAAGING....must be because I am leaving early to attend my daughter's safety town graduation.
Wedding reception tomorrow so woot...free alcohol!!!
Happy Friday Y'all!
Got one day of full day of work followed by a weekend of studying and drinking.
Hope everyone is having a fantastic day!
1 year older, but none-too-wise... Headed North tonight to see if I can intercept a couple middle-of-the-night brown trout if the hex start coming off up there. The streamside cigar and beers will be enjoyable either way.
I hope it's all you've imagined it would be.
They are predicting wind and rain tomorrow, but temps are supposed to be decent. Hexes just started this week. Take some iso's and I never go hex fishing without a couple of bat flys in the box.
so likely the Boardman and for sure the Boardman tomorrow. But, I'm considering driving thru Grayling, so I could do anything along the AuSable(s) or Manistee. If I did that I'd probably keep it simple and find a spot between TU and Wakely bridge.
Grayling just got mentioned on Mgoblog. Hometown represent.
This weekend will probably be a quiet one for the most part - my preliminary plan is to sit on the porch, read MGoBlog, and drink while I tend to the grill, although I am sure my wife will figure out something aside from these rather taxing chores for me. Actually, I am pretty sure that she will because the revised honey-do list usually appears about midday Friday.
The one thing I know I need to do is mow the backyard, which would mean getting the water out of the pool that my wife bought, as well as clearing no less than 1,000 toys from the yard. In preparation last night, I asked the kids to pick up when they were done outside. There are now about 990 toys out there.
The only planned excursion is to my in-laws to help them move some new furniture into their house. It's more of a complicated furniture exchange, and I am not sure how they are going to get a sofa from Canton to Romulus with only a minivan, myself and my brother-in-law, but I suppose we'll figure it out. As for stuff on the "maybe" list, we may take the kids to the zoo again, because the membership has to be good for something and my kids have this thing for watching the peguins stand there and look uncomfortable in the heat.
So glad I am not the only one waging a war on toys in the yard. My oldest is starting to be much more helpful picking them up...put is becoming resentful that the others suck at picking up after themselves. Parenthood. Have a great weekend! Go Blue!
I have to mow the backyard, too. But by "I", I mean my son. Hopefully he gets it done while I'm golfing.
And my neighbor's lawn, I get to go watch my girlfriend's brother play bass for country singer Josh Gracin. O yeah, I dislike country music. Gonna be a looong day.
Happy weekend to everyone. I'm heading up to the lake after work today. 2 days of R&R on a boat with beer. Yep that sounds like a plan to me.
You know you did something right, when you get negged by big10football.
It may have been me. These keyboards are confusing.
He's never seen a "get to know your MGoBrethren better" thread that didn't prompt him to login for negging purposes. Old crusades are old.
just finished building my Jantar Mantars - c'mon over!
My day began on top of a mountain hitting golf balls towards the city skyline. Trying to insert a pic. Failing. An omen for the rest of my day. Sigh.
nothing really taxing on the calendar this weekend. Seeing some friends, playing some Left 4 Dead on xbox, watching a couple movies, and taking my son to the doctor saturday for his 18 month checkup. Have a great weekend everybody!
Love the avatar.
He handles vaccine shots pretty well at this point, and only has 1 scheduled to be done, so it shouldn't be too bad. Plus Costco is right across the street from the Dr's office so we'll take him there for ice cream and free samples when we're done to cheer him up.
Hope everyone's Fridays are going well so far.
I'm heading up north for the weekend. Hopefully there's good weather.
You know what I'm here for.
my 1-year old learned how to scream this week so i'm going to teach her to swim (in floaties) to calm her down.
Haven't felt this tingly since the Kate Upton birthday thread
What exactly is "posbang?"
Pretty much an MGoOrgy of happiness.
Wish I could posbang you twice for that response
Buddy, if you have to ask, you can't afford it.
Of course he can't afford it, he doesn't have 100 points yet.
All the MGoLingo can get a little confusing for a new user, but I think I got it now!
Bend over and we'll show you!
About to head out for 36 holes of golf. Then 18 more tomorrow. Gonna be a good weekend.
how much are green fees where you are? just curious.
$52 where I'm going today.
Not bad. Lately, I've been going to public courses (which are like 20-40). The most expensive one I went to was at the Wynn for 375 (and we didn't even finish because it is so darn hot in vegas).
We usually do the public courses because we're cheap. Last time we were in Vegas we played at the course on the Air Force base. Pretty cool with the B2s and various other jets taking off right over us.
I will be living in Michigan again. Score.
I’m excited to go see Jay Pharaoh at the Improv tonight. Now about that work day that lies between now and then…
I'm going to listen to Datbull 4 Life on my ipod.
I heard that there is a sequel coming out. Lyrics go like this (drop the beat):
Thought I was hardcore,
But I ain't even real poor,
Now I ain't a little brotha,
I feel like a dumb motha.
but some lady asked me to go to a 1/2 marathon with her...and something about her lazy hubby in his boxers playing with his toys.
Okay, that didn't happen really.
Going to chill and watch football highlights from the 60s and 70s this weekend. Also planning on taking the stepsons to see Man of Steel. Everyone else stay safe and have fun.
...for Friday to be the day before Michigan Football. Go Blue!
I work in research so I deserve it.
Love that. I'm gonna drink whisky while I golf. I deserve it.
That's the only way to do it!
I will be patiently waiting beside my wife as our first child is due any day. That little boy already has a dresser full if Michigan onesies and can't wait to meet him!
Wow, everyone in this thread has better plans than I do, haha. I wish you and your wife all the best in the upcoming days :)
I am partial to Lester Bien, but you can call him Les if you'd like.
Congrats! My first nephew was recently born. I bought him at least 40 pieces of Michigan clothing that he will have and be able to wear until he is 3 years old. My family is really pushing him towards Maize and Blue
You are a good man!
Projected high of 104 degrees here in Tucson ... but the A/C works. So +1.
Yesterday the house and property of my father's estate sold, so as executor my project list is getting smaller. Poignant moment selling off something that I've been connected to for 44 years, but life goes on. +1 for continued good health for me and my five brothers and sisters.
Tonight is "date night" with my lovely wife ... Grimaldi's Pizza here in Tucson ... coal fired oven ... pepperoni with extra basil. +1.
what do folks in tucson think of the rich rod cowboy video?
what do folks in tucson think of the rich rod cowboy video?
Nothing that I can tell. I listen to local sports radio in the afternoon and I haven't heard anything mentioned about it. Dead quiet on that front.
The level of interest in Wildcat football in Tucson is nothing like what you have in Ann Arbor. That's partly due to the fact UofA is more a basketball school than a football school, partly due to the size of Tucson (almost a million, very spread out, and a lot of it not really associated with the university at all), but mostly because it's summer in Tucson and most people are focused on not frying to death in the heat and sun. :-)
Well, for your sake, I hope they are far enough away where they don't see you.
I'm starting the John Muir Trail on July 1. Heading south from Happy Isles to Mt. Whitney.
Have a blast out there!
True love is hard to find. Sometimes you think you have true love and then you catch the early flight home from San Diego and a couple of nude people jump out of your bathroom blindfolded like a goddamn magic show ready to double team your girlfriend...
lol. was that old school?
At the Crisler Center. You can bring your green hat. Loved your drop this morning. You inspired me to go to Bed, Bath and Beyond tomorrow...if I have enough time.
Dinner with good friends at El Nibble Nook in Livonia. Great food...and margaritas!
is about two miles from my office. We do lunch there sometimes for b-days and such.
I know...cool starry bra.
Happy Birthday to my daughter who turns 8 today!
I'm nursing a few injuries from racing my bike the past few weekends, so my plan is to chill.
I'm hoping to find a good novel, lay on the hammock, drink beer. Open to book suggestions, I tend to like historical non-fiction. Just finished Gates of Fire and Unbroken.
I'll be teaching one kid to ride a bike while caring for the other who has been running a fever for two days. Nothing like holding a miniature furnace in 90 degree Carolina heat! Of course, none of that will stop me from getting in a good 3 hours of late-night gaming . . . Don't be jealous of my life!
Last weekend at home with my wife until August. Need to make the most of it
I will be making my first ever trip to Six Flags this weekend. As a person who grew up going to Cedar Point I'm trying to convince myself that a park with fewer than 10 roller coasters can still be fun.
Drinking and looking for a job. Just graduated from college, looking for a job, if you guys know/work for anyone looking to fill an entry level marketing role, let me know!
Playing the Grande in Jackson on Sunday, great course just hope the weather holds up!
My weekend constitues finishing applying for grad school and seeing world war z this evening. overall no complaints might even sneak a beer in there somewhere if there is time. (old school reference)
I've been sick for three weeks - longest stretch of my life - and just now feeling a little better, and it's not a cloud in the sky in DC, and UM are RECRUITING LIKE DEMI-GODS and life is suddenly amazing again. Then I remember my wife has me pencilled in to watch the season finale of Downton Abbey on DVR tonight, and the cold.... the inescapable cold... it returns....
is actually quite good I think.
Loads of Two Hearted Ale and a Super Moon. Gonna be a kick ass weekend. Go Tigers!
Goes the dynamite!
Going to catch World War Z with my son. It won't nearly be as good as the book, but I've finally come to terms with that.
Bought a new 2013 Ford Fusion last night after 10 faithful years of a used '99 Grand Prix.
1st brand new car I've ever bought so this is a new feeling and a little scary one at that with the payments/bills starting to add up (bought a house 8 months ago). However, I am looking forward to not having to pay a damn dime if anything breaks in the coming years. #lifewassimpleincollege
probably pretty good time to make big asset purchases. interest rates will be going up soon so you've probably locked in some good rates.
Oh yeah, the house was a steal @ 3.375 for 30/yrs.
We were not really in the market for a car (trying to limp the old one along for another 6ish months as I normally commute on my motorcycle) but we needed to face reality and quit putting money into it. We got a fair deal on everything so it should hopefully be worth it in the end.
Softball tonight, home showings in the Rockford area on Saturday, finally relaxing and having some beers on Sunday, possibly go watch the Tigers at Comerica. Feels tremendous to be back in MI!
A very happy Friday to you all. Celebrating the Summer solstice by making a trip down the California coast to Monterey/Big Sur this weekend. Heading back to Michigan in a couple of weeks. Thanks for holdin' the fort down for me, MGoMichiganders.
Bay area is pretty darn nice. I was in half moon bay a few years back to play some golf and stay a few nights. Amazing place.
Half Moon Bay is super nice. California definitely has some of the nicest golf courses around, but on most days, I would still trade the salt water for some Great Lakes freshwater. (The days I wouldn't trade usually fall between January-February).
I actually lurked on mgoblog for probably 2-3 years before I wanted to comment and signed up for an account. I recently wanted to do an original post and realized that you need 100 points in order to do an original post or posbang/upvote. Otherwise just accept my positive vibrations and sincere appreciation for like-minded Michigan fans. (Yes I am sucking up so I can get to 100 points and give you all "posbangs.")
just reply to a lot of posts and you'll be up to 100 in no time.
200 points to you. You may join the posbang at your leisure.
He should start small, like a pos-bang training bra.
wow, and he's not even vincent smith! can i get some point inflation too? haha.
here's 1,000 for a day. Don't spend it all in one place.
I thought I was doing the right thing by slowly accumulating and saving MGoPoints for the future. Now I feel like I live in Zimbabwe.
we'll start to roll back the influx of points into the system and allow it to stabalize.
By which I mean it will just fall off a cliff right after I crack open a beer at around 8:00 tonight, unless LSA has a desire to hand out points on MGoBlog this weekend.
NO POLITICZ?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!ANARCHY BAN THE MODS!?!?!?!?
obvious /s is obvious
for the obviously inappropriate post (since it talks about points), but I'm afraid of breaking something, and explaining that I messed something up trying to Bolivia myself doesn't sound like an appealing email exchange with Brian. Hopefully 10552 of my points can make up for the flamebaiting and related troubles.
I'd like some please!
As I love the avatar and many childhood memories for me somehow start with the late Johnny Olson (later Rod Roddy) saying, "Here it comes....television's most exciting hour of fantastic prizes!", 200 points and welcome to to the posbang.
A trip to the movies to see World War Z. Besides that it's gonna be a looong weekend full of work.
I've been waiting for this all year. There's a lil old lady that makes me 2 rum cakes every year and they are MGoIncredible. Happy Friday!
Saturday as it is supposed to be nice weather and they have a pool - yes I am using them.....but only if they have good beer. I am a teacher so I have nothing else to do until August - LIFE IS GOOD
man teachers have it so nice. surrounded by little angels for 9 months out of the year and on vacation for the other 3 months...
Haha they might not always be little angels. I have a buddy doing Teach for America... in Southside Chicago. He's got some stories.
starting today. heading to San Francisco and ultimately to the Russian River.. and that means fresh Pliney and more #eatyourheartsout
Can't wait. Then to the bar for Branch of the Month.
Golf course on Saturday.
The joys of the finance world.
Any chance that these weekly threads could have an audio clip added so that when a post is upvoted, we would hear Mike Breen celebrating a made three-pointer?
Been another long week and I cannot wait to get home in five hours. I have a fridge full of leftover beer from our cookout last weekend and I am excited to indulge. Then I have my dad's retirement party around 6:30. He has been a police officer for about twenty-five years and finally gets to retire at age fifty-seven.
Tomorrow I will be with my son and his cousins. We will probably BBQ and let them play at the park. Sunday we will finally see Fast 6.
Ducking out of work at 4 for a round of golf with my other Michigan alum buddy at UF. Probably gonna grab some beers and maybe play Settlers of Catan with friends later. Renting a boat on the Gulf of Mexico tomorrow. Working on my second publication by the pool on Sunday. Yeah, its gonna be a great weekend.
Testing for the fire department Saturday morning.
Weekend should consist of me taking my two year old daughter to her first soccer practice, embarking on a long journey which I'm confident will result in a full-ride scholarship to Michigan in about 16 years (crosses fingers).
This will be followed up by infield box seats for Tigers / Red Sox Saturday should the rain hold off (crosses fingers).
Gotta get her into basketball, tennis, gymnastics or volleyball to make sure the AD is signing all of those checks, although maybe in sixteen years Michigan will be in a division where they can give everyone full rides, so who knows.
Wow, so Michigan doesn't have scholarship endowments for all it's varsity sports? Mind blown.
Title IX doesn't stipulate equal financial support as well as opportunity between men and women's sports?
Regardless, if she winds up playing soccer at Michigan and I have to foot the bill, I'm still going to be pretty happy.
Womens soccer gets 14 scholarships (which are divisible) and it looks like M has about thirty girls on roster. 3-4 are probably walkons, but there are probably a few getting full rides as well.
Parents arriving at dinnertime from Michigan. Will be sampling the softshell crabs this season, and then tomorrow morning will be heading down to the Outer Banks for a week.
Have a case of Oberon in the basement, 2/3rds of a case of 90 Minute IPA, and Tequilla/Orange Liquour for the margaritas we will be drinking.
Already in the "screw work, I don't care mode"...kind of bad in a service industry.
Someone posted an "up votes for everyone" picture on Imgur the other day. I commented "I'm here for the posbang" and got downvoted. I has disappoint.
Today is my last day at my current job and I am taking a long vacation before starting the next. Bittersweet because I like a lot of my coworkers but it is extra fridayey for me.
My weekend consists of me taking my long time girlfriend and current Michigan Medical student to Mackinaw to propose! Wish me luck and help me pray for good weather.
Take some points as a premature congratulations present from MGoBlog.
Congratulations. The good news for you is that the lilacs should be in full bloom up there by now, which if isn't raining makes for some very pleasant walks through town. Your girlfriend / future fiance will love it.
Congrats, its the most nerve racking thing ever (or at least it was for me).
Thanks guys, the weather is looking decent tomorrow morning/afternoon so I should be alright. Thanks for the additional points! I promise not to let them go to waste.
From last night. Fiancé has been in Myrtle all week visiting her sister so i came back to MI to drink with old friends. Lake, golf, WWZ, and bbq all weekend. Feelin like a solid summer already.
Heading up north to Petoskey to drink some beer and sit by the fire.
Going to go see World War Z. Hopefully it's worth a shit!
I'm studying for the AUD and BEC portions of the CPA exam, which I'm taking in a couple of weeks. A bit annoying since I don't even have to be a CPA for my new job but am just doing it for a possible resume booster. Any other CPAs out there? Any last few-week advice for my studying?
I got Django Unchained and Zero Dark Thirty from the library yesterday, can't wait to watch them Saturday. That's about all I've got planned. Have a good weekend all!
Just got to the theater, hoping its as good as it looks!!!!
Birthday today, celebrating by leaving work early to go tailgate for the Phillies game. Pool or shore tomorrow, so pretty pumped for the weekend.
Hope everyone enjoys their weekend.
Was planning on testing it out this weekend, but the damn thing broke nearly immediately.
This time next week I'll be in The Great State of Michigan! WOOT!
Kickoff is in 71 days.
If you don't chew big red, fuck you.
MGO POINTS FOR ALL
SO close to 100....
Going to play golf until I can't see. Longest day of the year tradition for me. :)
My 13 year old broke his collarbone Tuesday. Sooo camping has turned to various indoor activities. Should still find time for a round of golf, though.
Oh, and plenty of Salmon Fly Honey Ryes!
My birthday! 5 points plz?
Been waiting a long time.
I read the book and will see the film tomorrow. I am curious to see the adaptation.