It's hot out. Michigan sports news is at a minimum. So might as well get this posbang party started. What's everyone drinking? Doing? Doing because they're drinking?
this may be of some local interest
FINALLY! Seriously felt like the longest week ever. Or at least the longest since last week.
Thankfully this week seemed to go fast for me.
You have no idea. I'm in the process of buying my first house and I am ready to just sleep for 20 hours. 5 o'clock cannot get here soon enough.
I do have an idea. Congrats! Here's to a smooth closing process and the hopes that they don't sell your mortgage to Fannie Mae...
I can top that -
3.5 years ago, I got married, bought a house, and had a kid all within 5 months. Yes, for all you mathematicians, kind of a shotgun wedding. And yes, all you daytime talkshow hosts, the kid was with the same girl I married.
We bought HUD in a great neighborhood for raising kids. It took a LOT of work, but the sweat equity paid off and we are well above water on the house right now. Good luck, buying the house is the easy part...
I don't mind putting in the work on the house, but I just feel like I'm running in circles trying to get everything coordinated right now.
Wait until it is time to sell that house and buy a new one. You'll have to deal with the BS on both sides of the transaction.
Congrats on the new house!
At the moment, I am on an unreliable connection at an auto shop where they are, at this moment, doing the vacuum test on my wife's van's A/C system. Hopefully, it is just a recharge, but as the performance of the unit gradually declined over the course of 3-4 months, I imagine there is a leak. C'est la vie, I guess.
The rest of today will be spent prepping for my kids' birthday party tomorrow - their birthdays are only five weeks apart, so we meet them in the middle and have a joint party. Well, we will do that for as long as they allow us to do it anyway. This might be problematic by the time they reach their teens, if my experience with my sisters is any indication.
Depending on the damage at the shop, it could be anything from Boddington's to whiskey. I will likely know what I'll be drinking inside the next several hours.
Sounds like you needed to take a bottle with you. Good luck
I used to do the joint birthday party thing with my brother...and uncle...and father...and grandfather...and cousin...and neice...and jesus. december birthdays all around.
That's quite a doobie
We had a Dodge Caravan a couple years ago that had a leak problem with the A/C and they fixed it free because there was some type of recall. Check it out to see if that is the case.
Last weekday of AA Art Fair. So, like the rest of the week, avoiding much of the downtown area (except when I have to walk through it to get to work). Get done with the day and then go grab a beer.
sauna like today...Impossible to do much outside in this heat. I will be drinking a Hefe or two after work, and watching the Open Championship this weekend.
The family is flying in to Houston from Ann Arbor today for 12 days! Over joyed at work, is it 5 yet?
"You guys playing cards?"
Heading up to Ann Arbor to sweat my little fellas off with thousands of other art mavens.
The last few times I've been to Art Fair, my wife and I stroll around for a few hours trying to find something we like before we realize that there's no way in hell that we can afford any of the pieces that catch our eye. Then we just wind up sitting out in the garden area of Dominicks getting drunk on sangria.
Let me get this straight - You got credit for taking the Mrs to art fair, didn't have to shell out anything for "art," and spent the day drinking at Dominicks?
Well done sir. Well done indeed.
then being "forced" to go to a Country Concert at MIS. The things I do for love.
I haven't taken a day off yet this year. THIS IS HAPPENING.
I have taken some days off this year, but very little and not a full week yet. I am on vacation starting at 4:30 PM on August 2, which is a much needed week off from work.
It's very hot here in Cleveland. Also, I just got my electricity bill...it's $245. That kind of ruined my weekend, but I got a $275 bonus yesterday, so at least that will pay for the bill.
I was just in Cleveland last weekend. Mrs. 1989 UM Grad has family in the Beachwood and Solon areas. Enjoyed the Indians game last Saturday night. Disappointed not to make it to Corky & Lenny's however. Great deli!
I have lived in NE Ohio all my life and never heard of Corky & Lenny's.
Also, word up. I just fouund out that tomorrow I will be on a limo bus to be taken to various destinations. It's a friend's birthday and her husband rented a bad ass limo bus for us. Should be sweet.
Grinding through work...making the drive to Flint (via our newly bankrupt city) tonight to see The Sheepdogs
Machine Shop. Still my favorite place to see a concert in the area.
Just trying to recover from wisdom teeth surgery, Sadly no drinking this weekend probably =(
I seem to think people typically recover from that surgery BY drinking
This day is going to crawl by...absolutely crawl.
Working. MSRB1 is a sauna, going to spend a lot of time in the walk in freezer.
How long IS his hair?
HAHAHA, that had to hurt the dwarf. Is "dwarf" politically correct?
Thank Jeebus, I needed this. Bang away.
at work today, then it's off to the movies. I'll be seeing Pacific Rim this afternoon, can't wait. Have a good weekend everyone!
Looking forward to getting home from a few days of work on the road. Also, having my son fill me in on all the details of his time with the players this week at the Michigan basketball camp.
picking up a new 3 wood today, and playing Grand Haven GC. Then, getting shit straight for 10 glorious days in the mountains of NW Montana.
That will be my reward for a tough week!
I'm going to catch up on Mgoblog -
Lazy weekend. Stomping a sprint triathlon on Sunday.
It's been a good week but today is more hectic than normal. I need to work at a 1.5x production rate to leave on time.
Tonight, going out to dinner with my lovely wife and baby.
Driving to Chicago in a few hours. Tonight I will be eating at Fogo De Chao, and my stomach will likely rupture. But it will totally be worth it.
Week long vacation so I'm extremely hungover and deleting all my texts, tweets, calls ext ext from last night.
How do they taste?
Happy friday everyone! Building some PCs and doing some server maintenence today.. should be an easy day for me.
It's hot here in Florida, but it's supposed to be that way. I will go to work, come home, and try to sneak in a few beers. Then I'll wake up every couple hours because I have a 1 month old son haha.
Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday
Just looking forward to a relaxing weekend after the work week ends. Need to get through work first though...
I just got my graphics card for my first-time PC build so I'm psyched. Gonna assemble everything this weekend. Now I just need to get a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium. Anyone know somewhere I can get it for cheap? I'll need it on disk (as opposed to downloadable). OEM version is fine.
I get all my copies of windows on newegg. 100 bucks for home edition.
And if you're lucky, they'll send you free stuff. This week they sent me a free 8gb ram stick.
Yeah, I see Amazon and Newegg are both at around $99 for the OEM version. I'm trying to be cheap about it since I sprung for the i5 processor and the GTX 760 GPU (not to mention a SSD as well). This was supposed to be a budget first-time build but I found a way to keep upgrading . . .
It's really easy to do that. Everything just looks so pretty and you just want to buy it all.
Honestly, you're right in the perfect range for cost-savings. If you go with an actual "budget" build, you will end up needing upgrades in 2-3 years. If you set out to buy the cheapest option in the slightly ahead of the curve category, you won't need upgrades for 5+ years and you end up getting a much better deal in the long run.
Example. I built a PC 6.5 years ago when Core 2 Duos were the big thing. I got the cheapest C2D that you could get and overclocked it from 1.8GHz to 2.7GHz. I bought 2GB of DDR2 RAM. I spent less than $700 while my goal was $600. A few months later, I saw 4GB DDR2 on sale, so I upgraded that and my graphics card died a few years ago, so I had to replace that. All-in-all, I've spent probably $800 on that PC over the last 6.5 years and it is still running strong. Granted, if I want to play the top-end games, I'll need to upgrade, but I'm not using it for gaming anymore, so I'll wait until it no longer does what I need it to and I'll build a new PC then.
Long story short, I think that you'll find your splurges will actually save you money in the long run.
Although the Windows 8.1 Beta is out, for free, so you could always try that out at no cost for a little.
Us UofM Engineers get our OS software from Microsoft for free, it's an awesome deal.
No drinking yet, just working in the office. Maybe later!
unfortunately, my work week starts tomorow. but not until the evening! so I still friday as hard as ever.
Still recovering from a 8-5 softball defeat last night. It's never easy when your 3, 4, & 6 hitters are out (2 wives giving birth, 1 business trip - poor planning I say).
We still scrapped together 10 players, 9 gloves, 2 bats (1 broken, 1 old and bad) - but just didn't have enought to beat a 1st place team.
Oh well - it's Friday.
...when every 10 minutes there's a new update about the Michigan game the following day.
Laying in bed bout to get up mow then shower then go to work...yippie
Woke up to a cool, beautiful morning in Palo Alto and getting ready for a long weekend of sightseeing, taking photos and indulging in some great food and wine with friends.
I love how repulsed that woman is by everything that transpires here.
I need a posbanging. It's been a while.
I'll be busting out my flannel and long hair and taking in the sounds of (one of) Seattle's finest at the Friendly Confines -- Pearl Jam. Look for me. I'll be the puddle in a flannel shirt!
...and what I do is sssssiiiiinnnnnggggg!!!!!!
I have the next ten days off of work (not by choice, just slow) so I am going to do some camping and attempt to catch many many trout. I will also be drinking many beers and smoking many buds during that span.
Sounds like a great way to spend a summer vacation.
Lots of beers and softball in Cincinnati, OH this weekend!!! Gonna be a hot one
Unfortunately working all day, but later, I will be taking in some of the ComicCon madness here in San Diego. I have already witnessed Mr. McGibblets pedi-cabs, Batman and Spiderman making out, and the trolley lines written in Dothraki, and that was just opening Thursday. Tonight should be a show.
Great Ceasars Ghost!
This brewery can do no wrong.
Oh and sleep. Work nights. September can not get here faster. Kids at school...football? Yes, please!
It's perfect weather for a refreshing shandy. The following recipe I find is better than the "Sprite" version:
1/3 fresh lemonade (you can use sparkling lemonade if you like)
2/3 Oberon or Blue Moon (any beer of similar style would work great)
You can thank me after you've had a few.
This posbang is so necessary. Thanks for hosting it.
Horrible, horrible work week that just won't end. It's made worse because I'm heading to the NC Outer Banks next week for vacation. Too many loose ends to wrap up before leaving town, though. But I'll be tapping a cold Yuengling in a few days, so all will be well. (I don't know why, but I always get Yuengling when I'm on the East Coast.)
Love the Outer Banks...just wish the traffic getting down there didn't suck so much ass.
You can get Bell's all over there: Harris Teeter had both Oberon and Two-Hearted. Also had the best seafood meal at Sam and Omie's near the pier in Nag's Head.
Personally, I am washing away the memory of a whole bushelfull of insane patients with DogfishHead 61 Minute IPA. The Syrah makes it a perfect beer when it's still in the 80s at 10PM.
to voice my opinions on illegal immigrants and municipal bankruptcies, but i guess i will take some pos-bang while i am here
Trying to work on a dissertation but it's not going well. Staring at the liquor cabinet and daydreaming about the coming season...
If there's one thing that can keep me away from AA it's the art fair. I'm heading to Palate tonight in Milford. They have a lot of beers on tap plus my buddy was just there the other night and said they have Founders Backwoods Bastard and Jolly Pumpkin Madguada Obscura. A couple of my personal favorites. They also have pretty decent food.
Tomorrow I'm going out with my family for my early birthday dinner (July 23rd) and I think I'm going to pick the Deadwood in Northville. Nothing too fancy when it comes to beer but their food is outstanding.
Next Friday and Saturday is the Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Fest. Always a very good and interesting time. My buddy and his Dad go every year to the summer fest in Ypsi and the winter fest in Grand Rapids. I'm just hoping for the weather to not be 90+ with high humidity. Cheers to everyone. Go Blue and be safe.
looking to hit 250 points. Anybody help?
Red Wings schedule came out today. Ready for the Wings to show the East who's boss
I have fond memories of the Wings in the West, but the damn 10 PM games were too much. I missed pretty much every Anaheim game in the playoffs because I wasn't staying up till 1 AM to watch
then it is happy hour everywhere. Time to go find a cold one to kickstart the weekend.
Ice cold 1800 shots w/ a lemon squeeze chaser. If you weren't able to party on Cinco de Mayo you can make up for it on my fictional holiday,Diecinueve de Julio.
Anyone know where to find some decent beer in Utah? Darn liquor laws.
If you are in SLC, then Uinta Brewing Company makes some good beers.
For me I'm enjoying a Grand Teton Brewing Lost Continent DIPA. Pretty good.
I waited 12 hours for the huge letdown of a garage sale. But finished my day with a NCAA marathon. Beat ND in 7 overtimes after CMU gave me a run for my money. You'd think with the lead in Road to Glory mode with a minute left and your opponent has 0 timeouts your coach would call for run plays or kneels. NOPE. My wise coach had my slow scrambler of a QB run 3 passes plays, punt, and CMU tied it up on a Hail Mary. Rant over