And it felt so good. You all should try it some time.
And it felt so good. You all should try it some time.
...posbangs him or herself from time to time.
I hear it's good for the prostate.
Hey, gotta keep those pipes clean. Thanks to Kate Upton and some certain sites, my pipes are squeaky clean.
I know we don't know each other well, but I just posbang'ed you.
And I kind of liked it.
Just finished clinic. Waiting on lunch from Jason's deli. Checking MGoBlog for the first time in like 4 hours... that's a long fricking time for me...
Not looking forward to an afternoon of charting. Maybe I'll posbang myself.
Headed to the lab to do some hormone assays. Yay for handling large amounts of human saliva and hours of repetitive pipetting!
I like to go through these threads & upvote anyone working on research ... unfortunately for me you've already hit 5. Next time.
I'm pretty sure it keeps track of posbangs and negbangs below -1 and above 5 and just doesn't show them. I say this because I've occasionally gone the opposite way and not seen any effect.
How are you both affiliated with Michigan and the other respective schools? I go to Florida for grad school, but my allegiance stays with the undergrad. That's not to say I don't partake in college football Saturdays in Gainesville...
UVA is my undergrad. I have no affiliation per se with U-M except that my dad raised me as a U-M fan from way small times. Been watching Michigan football since I was five or so and it's as ingrained as any of the other local teams.
I didn't realize that you never attended (NTTAWWT). Cool story, bro!
And proud of it. Why not? I even had "It's great to be a Wal-Mart Wolverine" in my sig until Darius Morris told some Sparty hoopster where to go. I did get into Michigan during my undergrad round of applications, but I knew where I absolutely wanted to go to school within 10 minutes of arriving in Charlottesville. So like every good Sparty, I chose not to go to Michigan. U-M returned the favor when I applied for grad school, so I guess we're even.
Good stuff! Charlottesville is definitely a beautiful campus and has a similar feel to Ann Arbor. We played in the annual law school softball tournament a few times and had a few interesting experiences with the undergrad co-eds there. Good times.
Yeah I understand ... I'm at Wisconsin working towards a PhD, so I get to soak up the atmosphere & enjoy it when the Badgers do well, but it sure doesn't bother me when they lose. I went to a small college for undergrad, but my career really got started at Michigan where I worked as a lab tech in MCDB for a year & a half. I don't feel too Wal Mart-ish about it because my family history is absolutely packed with Michigan degrees & employment, including everyone in my immediate family & going back through the generations.
I did the same thing. My allegiance is with michigan all the way over my undergrad purdue.
There's a reason I basically ruled out attending another Big Ten school.
Hike and caught my first rainbow trout this morning. Now it's time hit the vaporizer, get ready to head out of town and possibly go see "The Dictator" this afternoon. After that, I will continue to celebrate American Craft beer week.
Yes, but was it a double rainbow?
I will describe my work from left to right - there is a stack of Continuous Improvement items which I need to update and send downtown, then a pile of service requests from which I need to generate some work orders. Moving to the dual-screen Dell computer, on one screen there is a process flow in Visio, and then on the other screen is MGoBlog. Beyond that, there is a phone with no messages on it (thankfully), and a stack of things I did in fact do this morning, not the least which would be yearly evaluations.
Ah, a fellow Lean follower it sounds like?
Should be studying for Step 1 of my medical boards. Instead, I'm taking a break to play 9 holes of golf.
Keep studying until your eyeballs fall out.
That is a murderous test. It has no soul.
What a terrible test, step 2 was much kinder.
I have heard as such. I'm going to have to start thinking about Step 2 soon enough. The madness never ends!
I think you're getting your phases out of order. Pass medical boards first, then profit, then golf.
Same...except for the golf, just the pain of studying...mind numbing pain. Thank god for mgoblog
Just finished some Exercise Epidemiology hw, stil got to do some Ex Phys hw. After that I will hopefully be closing on an apt, and then either golf or get drunk(?).
either golf or get drunk
Why not both?
EDIT: Damn... missed it by THAT much!
Finished up some errands/preperation stuff. Now just about to start relaxing for the rest of the day and getting ready for the MCAT tomorrow.
Good luck tomorrow!
We need more MGoMDs here to even out the MGoJDs and MGoMBAs, I think.
There are a bunch of MGoMDs. Most are working, however.
I'm just waiting for my freaking patients to fill out all their new patient paperwork.
Thanks! I will do my best to help even the MGoProfessionRatio.
I don't think there are all that many lawyers. Unfortunately, all the schooling and learning we go through basically teaches us to have opinions and counter-arguments about everything and it takes all we have not to comment on every single thing.
I, for one, rarely comment, never argue, and have no opinions on any subject.
If the MCAT thing doesn't go well, you don't have to be a brain surgeon to practice law, as amply evidenced by the comments on this blog. (It helps to be rude and condescending, however.)
C'mon. We have to keep a unified front!
I think your opinion is wrong, but I'll refrain from commenting further, because I have no opinion.
...or at least in training.
Avoid caffeine starting....now!
Go run. Go workout. Go get laid. Burn all your MCAT sh*t right now!
Put beer in the fridge, tequilla/rum/vodka in the freezer.
Get the lube ready because you will feel chafed afterwards.
Start hitting the bottle. It will help with the slow, sinking feeling you will have afterwards. Doesn't matter if you get a 28 (first attempt) or a 33 (second attempt). You will always feel like you did sh*tty.
This is excellent advice, just remember it'll all be over soon.
Will do. Lets just hope I get that 45.
A man can dream though, right? No? No. Dammit.
I think the highest you can get is a 39. I thought that the distribution was so narrow at the right-end of the curve that they just lump you into a score of 13-15.
Then again, I'm old, so I don't know what they subject you poor predmeds too nowadays.
It's definitely possible to get a 45, you just have to be absolutely perfect. It's for all intents and purposes impossible. However, you can still get about 2 questions wrong on a section and still get a 14 on a section, and 3-5 wrong and still be in the running for a 13. However, it's really hard to put it all together and get a 39+ especially under the intense conditions of the actual test, although I've met one guy who has got a 42 on his MCAT (he was teaching a review course, which makes sense). As for getting a 45, I'm fairly certain it's theoretically possible but practically impossible.
Hi, I'm here for the posbang.
"Please describe the manner in which the sasquatch on Defendant's property allegedly assaulted you."
Please have a Double Trouble for me!
oops, meant for the guy below who is going to Founders
...need posbangs too! Although when I first read that I thought it said spacebitches. I think I'm still worked up over that Shutdown Fullback episode.
Brutal. The first time I ever responded to interrogatories is a funny story:
There were three related cases pending and the plaintiff issued a set of interrogatories in each of them. Unbeknownst to me (because I didn't read each closely), each had different questions in different orders. So I did one and then reproduced the same thing for each of the others. In other words, I properly responded to one but not the other two. I had no idea I messed up until the a--hole lawyer on the other side brought it up at the hearing trying to blast me in front of the judge. Funny thing is, the judge acted like she didn't even hear him and proceeded to rule in my favor. Hahaha.
I have yet (in my admittedly short career) to see a judge respond favorably to a would-be "gotcha" moment like that...I think that non-lawyers might be surprised by how far you can get by being professional, straightforward, and even friendly in our profession.
Amen. I'm always amazed by those who reflexively buy into the sterotypical "pitbull" approach. Rarely successful, in my experience.
You were atleast able to triple bill for completing three set of interrogatory answers
Just got done with lunch with a client and then heading to Founders at 3:00pm. Seafood boil tonight. Today is a good day.
Off day for me. The offseaon is a drag so I'm currently watching some of the football games I've got on the dvr. Hopefully I'll do something productive today, but if not oh well.
I finished med school about 10 min ago, now just relaxing, it's fantastic!
Well done sir. Did you specialize or going for family practice?
Thanks! I'm going to children's hospital of Michigan for pediatrics starting in July. Hoping to get to Motts for fellowship eventually.
Congrats from a fellow UM Hospitals grad (PMR).
From a fellow UM Hospitals grad, catch up on your sleep this summer. Even PMR residents were sleep deprived there. The poor peds inpatient residents were always beat.
Thanks, I plan on sleeping a lot the next few weeks. Also spending a lot of time with my fiancé because I won't see her much the next 5 years (she matched gen surg).
Thanks! It feels great to finally be finished and moving on.
congrats and good luck in your residency.
Thanks, I'm looking forward to it (despite all the warnings)
Trying to find someplace to hide my cats, management is coming at 5 to do an inspection and we kinda forget to mention we have them
I hear cats love to hide in garbage disposals.
Just put them in a box in a closet. They're cats, they'll love it. It's an adventure.
UPDATE: the roommate put the cats in the car and was just going to drive around until I texted him that they were done. I just got a text that his cat shit all over the front seat and rolled around in it.
Sounds like some of the "hijinks" I engaged in during highschool.
Not necessarily in that order and not nessarily mutually exclusive. I love Friday!
Just chugging along on my intern project. Sorting through a spreadsheet that contains purchase orders apparently all the way back to the cranks for the Model T and filtering useless data for the individual people that I need stuff from. It's like a real-world posbang. I do something to make it easier to do what I asked you to do and in return I get something I can use.
I should also add that I truly enjoy these posbang threads now. It's like, "hey, you're working on a spreadsheet in the middle of a giant cube farm? Awesome! 5: Normal!!"
Since you were already maxed out on the spreadsheet post, I posbanged you on this post. Way to double down on the posbang, Wahoo!
I love posbang threads for that reason. Someone posts a picture or video (of anything) . . . posbang. Someone tries to hijack the thread . . . posbang. Someone starts an argument . . . posbang. Someone posts something NSFMrs.K . . . Bolivian!
Ford intern I presume? Me too.
Yup. What do they have you doing?
Going to see The Avengers tonight with the wife. Taking my daughter hiking tomorrow morning and hanging out with friends in Athens (no, not that Athens) in the afternoon. Should be a beautiful weekend. Everybody have a great one.
Tons of action and lots of humor built in.
Hmm, I was thinking of doing the same with my wife. And you live in the Cleveland area, right? I'll be the guy dressed up as Thor in case you see us.
I'm actually SE of cbus in the Hocking Hills. Now I wish I lived in Cleveland! Pictures or it didn't happen.
Haha well it's definitely not happening, that was a joke. Speaking of Hocking Hills though, my wife and I are thinking about getting a cabin there for a weekend sometime late summer/early fall. I hear it's beautiful there.
I think so, but I live here so I'm partial. There are several different state parks, some good b&b's, Logan (where I live) isn't much to write home about but Athens is half an hour away. If you are a motorcyclist, the area is one of the best anywhere to enjoy some backroad touring. I would not recommend a canoe trip or anything else on the Hocking River unless you enjoy pushing a canoe over sand bars with your paddle. Hocking Hills Canopy Tours is a really well run zip line adventure. I'm pretty sure the risk of flesh eating bacteria is minimal. Nelsonville has a somewhat revitalized downtown with local art galleries, plus the movie Mischief was filmed there. (I know, you're thinking wtf is Mischief? Movie, really bad. Kelly Preston, really nice. My high school was also used in the film). Anyway, I'd say overall it's worth the trip. My friends stay here every couple of years to celebrate their anniversary.
Heading to visit the GF tonight, so that should make for a good weekend. As is typical, I'm doing paperwork in the office today.
Re: Car buying - Do your research. If you're thinking about the Pilot definitely drive the GM twins, the GMC Acadia and the Chevy Traverse. Made in Lansing, MI.
In general, this site has the best reviews I've seen and is a crucial tool when car shopping: http://buyersguide.caranddriver.com/ I have no affiliation with C&D, but they're the best site IMO for car info.
First of all let me go on record as saying buying a new car is the bigeest mistake people can make. When you drive that car off the lot it depreciates in value that very instant and depending on the price you paid that 1 Km you just drove to get out of the lot could cost you over $10,000.00.
The way to go IMHE is to buy a very new used car (1 year old), that way someone else took the hit and you can still get much of what you paid out of it if you decide to trade up in a couple of years time.
As for the Pilot, my brother bought one a couple of years ago that had about every bell and whistle they offer and paid 59,000.00 Canadian. He sold it last year to buy a Toyota Sequoia and got 38,000.00. He lost 21,000.00 in a little over a year, and it was in good shape.
I have never owned a pilot, but have driven one and a few of the toyota SUV's but for my money the best vehicle I have owned is a Chevrolet Suburban. It costs more than a pilot but is much more vehicle as well. You can get a very nice almost new one for a decent price all over the US for between 25000.00 and 35000.00 (I bought my most recent one in Houston). That is what I would suggest, especially if you have a growing family, you can't beat the space it provides and it was as good on gas as my brothers Pilot when he had it.
As for what I am doing, getting ready to hit the golf course and then heading to the cottage for a week of vacation with the wife and kids. Getting the boat in the water and doing some fishing will be a welcome break from the daily grind.
It depends on the car. Yes, you lose lots the second it becomes "used" but depending on how long you want to keep the car, getting it new with warranty, new components, etc. might be worth it. Plus, my car was worth more than I owed on it 1 year into a 5 year loan.
Thanks for the advice! I almost purchased a used 2011 one with 17k miles on it but some a--hole beat me to it. I can't find any others in the nearby area with the stuff we want. I hear you about the Suburban. Unfortunately that beast will not fit in our garage (or not well enough that I trust my wife to park it there!). We've always driven Hondas (I know, we suck) and they've always treated us well so we're partial to that brand but I'm always to look at other brands. The wife, however, is not as open to it.
Unless the only reason you're still there is brand loyalty. Is it still the best car/brand for your needs? Why have you been honda buyers? Do those reasons still apply? You never want to buy a car without comparisons, and who knows, the Pilot might be best for you. But definitely test drive/look at something else as well. If you never know what else is out there, you'll never know if there's a better car out there for you.
Did you tell her that this is Michigan fergodsakes?
Actually the Honda Pilots are made in the USA so you are actually supporting Americans when you buy the Honda Pilot.
I must say I've never bought that argument. Assembly being only the final piece of the car. I think folks tend to overrate the physical location of the plant. You buy a Honda or Toyota, ultimately the cash is going to Japan.
True. I was mostly talking about it providing jobs.
it's really not that simple anymore. auto manufacturing is really global. I have yet to find a good site that breaks down what dollars go where, but for example the Buick Regal. that's a gm car designed and built in germany. where do those dollars go? is that "better" than a car designed in germany, built in the us by a german company? like the new vw passat? I really don't know the answer.
True. Everyone employs people all over and (as I'm learning in this internship) purchases third-party services and has operations in places all over. Literally all over. However, I look at it like this. If one of the Big 3 went under, regardless of what they spend in other countries, it would not be Germany's or Japan's economy that suffers. And if Honda went under, it would not be Detroit's economy that suffers.
Again, you're right, but to a matter of degrees. Right now according to their site, Toyota employs 365,000 people in the US between plants, engineering and design studios, dealerships, etc.
I can't find a number for GM (probably much, much bigger) but to say it wouldn't affect us if they went under is an understatement.
Keep in mind I work for an auto supplier in Illinois and 2 of the 3 clients I deal with are 2 of the big 3. All 3 are making great vehicles right now, and any buyer who doesn't think they're quality is wrong. I'm just saying that it's not as simple as it was 30 years ago.
Not saying it wouldn't affect us. In fact if for some cataclysmic reason Toyota disappeared overnight, the short-term would be bad news for the whole industry. It's too interconnected not to have a major ripple effect. But those 365,000 jobs are spread around the country. Everyone would feel it a little bit. If it were a Big 3 automaker cataclysmically going under instead, there would be the same type of effect everywhere they employ people, but it would be a nuclear disaster for Detroit and the region. So - and this is where my own biased opinion comes in - I have a lot more loyalty to the jobs and economy and state of being of Detroit than I do to a Toyota plant in California or a Honda engineering facility in Indiana.
I have had people give me funny looks when I explain this attitude, but they start to get it when I ask if they've ever been to Atlanta and tried to order a Pepsi.
And it's a good one. I'm in favor of buying locally/supporting the Big 3/whatever. If there is a site out there that puts all of this together (I know there was a "made in America" rating for cars a few years ago, but that was mostly manufacturing, not whole industry) I'd love to see it
Plus, they only assemble them here to avoid the huge import tax on trucks. Emphasis on assemble.
For the purchase price, maybe. But, the local workers, who pump money into the local economy, sure appreciate it, as do the local businesses who take their money. Just sayin' . . .
EDIT: Late to the punch. DOH!
Watching replays on NBA TV, probably going to read outside for a while.
Just got done drinking a liter of chocolate milk and read Friday Recruitin' now all I need is a good Posbang and half of my day will be complete
GOD I LOVE FRIDAY
Hiking at 5 today followed by going out to dinner then the bars. Denver Zoo tomorrow and Watercourse for dinner. Sunday i'm spending the day in Rocky Mountain National Park. My life is better than your vacation.
Oh man, Rocky Mountain National Park is tremendous. My sister lives out there in the foothills west of Denver and got married up in Estes Park. It is so beautiful there. I did a little fly fishing while we were there and the streams were cleaner than my drinking water. Woke up one morning with a heard of Elk outside our cabin. Pretty darn cool.
I hate you, at least until it's warm enough to hit up Lake Michigan. LM > RMNP (if only just barely), IMHOP.
Reading articles on the new series "Before Watchmen" coming out and comtemplating if I will read them. Moore wanted nothing to do with them, and I totally agree. But I am a sucker for origin/prequel stories, so my curiousity might get the better of me.
Also going to start reading "The Miracle of Castel Di Sangro" by Joe McGinniss when I get home from work tonight.
listening to smackoff on Rome today? Mark in Hollywood the leader at the halfway point in my books.
Studying for this exam called NBME Step1. Ive heard its kind of important.
Meh blow it off.
I hear that there are wonderful opportunities to practice medicine in Southeast Asia. Some guy named Tim Tebow performed a circumcision without a medical license!
That brings me back to last year. Mgoblog was my only refuge from First Aid and USMLE world.
thats the best description of my life. you understand me more than my girlfriend does.
just keep telling yourself that. That's the only way to keep on going. When do you take it? Good luck!
Office til 4, then celebrating my friend's birthday on the rooftop of the Lynnwood Grill (Raleigh). The rest of the weekend will be wedding planning with my fiancee. Good luck to you all of you doctors-in-the-making.
Working. But fishing the entire weekend.
I took a half-day vacation to drink beer, eat fish (actual fish, perverts), and eat more fish (for the perverts). I have to prep for a friend's bachelor party in Columbus tomorrow, can't wait to reasonably discuss why Michigan is better than Ohio to the locals.
Reading MGOBLOG, getting ready to work out, Trying to figure out how to get out of the meeting I am currently in with out getting any work that needs to be done this afternoon.
some girl just asked how many Supreme Court Justices there were. This class saddens me.
Yes... that makes me sad too because I know the answer. (in Homer voice)
EDIT: What a knob; I thought your post asked how many girls were on the Supreme Court.
Wapner retired?!?! Someone tell Doug Llewellyn
Oh boy... 9?
Trying to design phosphourus removal in some aerated lagoons and going to pick up the mgodog from the sitter.
Maybe listen to "Shutdown Fullback" on the drive home.
Stop the leeching! You polluting bastard.
This thread reminds me of the days when the point system actually used to mean something!
And I'm just trying to work as little as possible, looking forward to a friend's spring bbq later... thank you for pretending you care
And reading at red lights.
Just the usual, getting a document ready for review. The real problems will be dealt with on Monday.
I just finished up developing a bunch of instructor reference sheets and slides for a class I am helping create for a government agency. Ahhh, the life of a consultant.
going to cbus for a concert. not sure how intensely I should rep. will wear a maize shirt, perhaps an M hat as well.
I may be there Sunday. Thinking about bringing my Michigan flag (The one designed after the American flag) and wearing it like a cape! Ill bring pepper spray for anyone that wants to give me too much shit about it.
Enough talk, just bang me already!
Waiting to get off work at 5 then heading to the Town Pump for drinks and the Tigers game. A much needed friday night of baseball and beer.
Got my boy alone for the evening while his mama is off at a baby shower. Gonna have some beers/milks on the porch and do stuff that's fun for a 1 year old.
1 year olds love that shit.
I taught both my kids to do that at about one. Now they're three and five and do it all the time. It's awesome, but I believe in taking a drink every time someone cheers you, so it's a quick way to finish a few beers. I bet they're just thinking, "wanna see daddy get tanked?"
a sick 10 month old, while nursing a upper respiratory infection of my own. I think the fever has me hallucinating. And of course, I am supposed to be escaping to my lakeside retreat tomorrow for some debauchery with old friends. Im hoping the TheraFlu/DayQuil speedball I've mixed up does the job
No, that is not a WW2-era secret comm. station in your backyard! And no, the baby does NOT need a bath!!
Playing some racquetball at the gym after work. Maybe going out to see The Avengers with the wife tonight. Definitely some late-night BF3.
I'm there! After 12:30. I'm actually getting better. I've been rocking the M60 recently, going prone with the bipod and blasting away. I'm sure I've pissed off a sh-tload of opponents by camping but f- it. Its the only way I can level up and get more unlocks for my weapons. I need all the help I can get and I realized that I'll never be good at the run-and-gun.
Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do to level up. And eventually, after doing that enough, you'll be able to transition to a battle rifle or carbine and surprise yourself with your ability to pwn n0obs. I definitely went through a phase where I would just rail people with those LMGs.
I've also been having fun on Nashahr Canals in team deathmatch sniping other snipers. I hang out by the railroad tracks and look for snipers up in the crane or on the other side in the containers. I drive my MAV around and spot them and try to run into them if they are prone, just for fun.
Anyone make cash money off Facebook's IPO?
Apparently, those who got in @ the IPO price are sitting on a big, fat 7% profit @ 2:22PM
Trying to figure out how to cram a $390K NSF grant into the $150K they gave me. Stingy bastards...
I found out today that I will be receiving my first teaching contract for next school year and Im heading to the Mud Hens game tonight!
Congrats! I am just finishing my first year of teaching and I had my contract renewed! Good luck.
Finishing up work so I can go home and pack for my trip to Sweden starting tomorrow.
Now that's exciting! Travel safely!
That sounds like an awesome trip. I'm heading to Bangalore India next week for my brother-in-law's wedding. Good thing they opened an ABC brewery there - it will feel just like college all over again.
It's for work, and only for a week (compared to the 3 months I spent living there last year for work). But at least that means I don't have to pay for anything. Plus it's only a 45-minute train ride to downtown Stockholm.
Let summer commence. Waiting for softball tournament this afternoon.
Cleaning up the house getting ready for the fiance to visit. Taking her to AA for the 1st time tomorrow. Planning on heading to Angelo's, the Diag and Main street. Any other suggestions?
A leisurely walk through the Arb is relaxing (maybe even romantic) if it's nice out.
I would say Dominicks but to be honest I don't know what it's like if you're not there with a half-dozen grad school classmates bitching about professors.
Found quite a few so far this year but I'm going to check my "Late" spots tonight.
I'm going biking downtown with a few of my favorite friends
How the hell did Hammond get in there? I guess he would be useful for reprising his calls of various Irish-crushing plays like Denard's 87-yard gallop in 2010. "Here is Denard... Robinson... Off to the races..."
I am currently escaping Chicago before chaos begins to the safety of Northwest Indiana. /MGoDriving
Martini lunch with colleagues at Evansvilles only craft brewery. Nothing will get done this afternoon.
A major tip is to go on to the websites of all the places you are considering buynig the car (i.e. all Honda dealerships within 50 miles), and filling out their online form asking for an exact quote for the vehicle (including all specifications and add-ons). Their internet sales guy will usually email you back within a day, and they virtually always give you their lowest price (plus a small mark-up for profit). They know that you are doing this with multiple dealerships, and they don't have the opportunity to make you sit in their small cubicle and negotiate with them -- they know they have to make you a good offer upfront. Then you print those emails out, and you use the lowest one as the starting point for negotiations at the dealer.
the Tigers game!
Going for a boat ride to Put in Bay......weather here in Northern Ohio is flat out beutiful today.
It should heat up rather quickly too because the lake didn't freeze.
JetSkiing all day/ everyday.
I will be staying at the wife's uncle's house there next weekend. Get the island warmed up for me.
It's my birthday.
I just found this on a YouTube search for "happy birthday" - Not sure what the hell is going on with it but its both freaky and strangely comforting at the same time . . .
Sitting at my computer wanting to get a (Score:5 Normal).
I'm doing research. Every day I'm doing research. Research, research, research. When will this end?!?!
Once you've got the answers, naturally.
Don't believe the lies! Sure, you'll get answers... then you'll try to write them up, but the reviewers will ask you to confirm those answers in three different ways that are either technically nearly impossible, or financially prohibitive, or both. But you'll do it, because you're so close. Or, you'll submit to that other journal based in India, and get published! Phew, it's over, right? nope, now it's time to write grants for the next project... research research research....
to process data. You know it's going to be a slog when it takes 45 minutes to figure out how to load the file into a matrix.
Woke up late, got out the door late, and then got stuck in traffic on 96 because a bunch of idiots smashed into each other. What else is new?
It was our network engineer's last day with the company so the entire IS department took him out to lunch at Buddy's Pizza. I had some amazing mac n cheese.
Back in the office trying to salt away these last couple hours. I might meet a couple buddies at Uptown Grille for a bite and some brews after work.
Tonight, heading to the lake house on Higgins. Going to cruise around on the boat and get drunk while it's 80 degrees and sunny...just cause I can.
I was near there last weekend, fell from the deck to the dock-backwards- and broke 2 ribs. Hey, I am late for my codeine.
Drinking Gin and Tonics at the office to get the weekend started
A double post for double points
Double post! Sorry!
It's my brother's birthday so we're going out to dinner with the fam and his new gf, who is a total princess. Her dog has its own closet (for its shoe collection, of course) and her dad bought her her own condo in downtown Royal Oak (she's 23). She also declared that "Coach is for poor people" and "poor people are dirty", so there's that.
I feel like the only way I will survive is to pregame. Heavily.
You - wrecked.
Bro's gf - mortified about food quality.
Bro - looking for the birthday score.
lol! He texted me that for his birthday, she made him get a facial/massage. He's never had either. I think she gets them all the time so she thought he'd enjoy them too? Who knows. I work in advocacy for the underserved so I'm afraid if she says something like "poor people are dirty" in front of me I'll go off. This should be interesting. :)
Well, eff that, I wish I were poor enough to get a Coach purse.
RIGHT?! I don't own anything Coach!
Well if your bro is with her I assume she is a knockout or has a trick pelvis. Or is really free with her money, in which case I've totally had an eye on the Coach Classic Madison leather satchel in lime. You could get two. Just sayin'
Not to take sides or anything, but I remember labor so.... yeah. She totally deserved it.
Hers lasted all of like 3 hours, start to finish. In my book, that's only worth a Kate Spade wallet. Hahaha. Don't tell her I said that. Seriously.
but holy crap that's a beautiful bag.
Dumb brother, hot girl, "trick pelvis" or potential sugar momma. I also don't own any coach, but I know my girlfriend likes it...
She's gorgeous--she's half egyptian so super dark and exotic looking--but dude HER DOG HAS A CLOSET. Also she told my brother that if they get married, she wants their house to be designed after the Barbie dream house (I wish I was making that up) which prompted me to begin referring to her as Dr. Barbie. (She and my brother are both medical school students). One time she bought this bright pink CAPS LOCK FLORAL print dress and bought him the matching tie--with the same nauseating CAPS LOCK FLORAL bright pink print. For a special occasion, you wonder? No, no; "just in case". PS when I asked him what kind of doctor she wants to be he answered, I kid you not, "She wants to do a specialty where she can wear heels everyday."
So there's that.
So she wants to go into Derm.
Anytime a facial is involved its a great bday
Stay home. Watch Softball.
((I know, I know...family obligations))
I gaze at the clock
Trade this curse for another
but hey at least beer
Well once I get done with work I get to work on a 20 ton per day ice machine for the rest of the night. By the time I'm done I'll be sure to report to the "What are you drinking tonight" thread that will be posted later and inform everyone on how well the job went. Hard liquor will be a rough day, while beer will be a not-so-bad kind of day.
Whaddya need an ice machine in the UP for? I assume you guys just go chisel a block off the lake 10 months a year, and stockpile enough for the other two.
I like where your head is at. However, we are not that primitive up here.
My girlfriend is out of own all weekend so I'm going full poopsock mode and get my Diablo 3 grind on
Is that some kind of new code for "look at porn?"
I can't wait to get home and cut the grass...fml.
sitting at a desk in a classroom for work. same for ALL of next week. mandatory crap.
/disgruntled grumble grumlbe grumble
Been a really productive day today but ready to get out of the office. Gonna get a run in and then some grilling and craft beer drinking tonight. Gonna be a great weekend
Mom, sister, brother-in-law, and three small dogs - from Michigan to Florida to visit family. Holy. Hell.
I hope you are taking a conversion van.
Writing up a tutorial on the latest changes to social security pay outs so front line staff can properly assist customers while simultaneously day dreaming about opening up my own sporting good store.
Okay, I'm a posbang thread virgin, but here goes -- I'm flying up to Cleveland this weekend for my sister's graduation. I know it's Ohio, but I'm sort of looking forward to escaping Florida for a few days... I love springtime/early summer in the Midwest (also, I love Cleveland).
Are you here for the posbang?
I am getting drunk and going to the Tigers game at Comerica. $9 beers here I come!
Trying to figure out why the hell DTE decided to cut the power to my Apt. without giving any sort of notice. I had an auto payment set up but they claim to have no active services for my account. It doesnt help that their online acount management services are down for the day. My landlord is out of town for a long weekend and cant be bothered apparently so I have no options there. Epic failure of all parties involved.
<calling LSA Class of 2000>
This one is probably not best solved on MGoBlog - if you would like, e-mail me the address at email@example.com and I can perhaps do some investigating for you. I am not in the Customer Service group per se (Planning & Design group here), but I could probably kick some information in the right direction, if nothing else.
To everyone: I honestly don't mind revealing my work e-mail. I am only too happy to try and help MGoBloggers in the DTE (specifically Detroit Edison side, in my case) service area.
The one thing I am curious about - is this a multi-tenant building? If so, I wonder if they cut the service to the building (which would mean everybody should be out), or was it specifically to your apartment. If your metering is on the outside, your meter (the meter number should be on the bill somewhere - not the same as the account number) will either be removed (with a plastic cover over the socket) or tilted.
I appreciate the offer to help. Without boring you with too much detail/my desire for privacy, it ended up being a miscommunication between my landlord, DTE and I. My landlord finally returned my call in the middle of my work shift tonight and had answers that made sense(though he still is an idiot). I anticipate a long day tomorrow trying to fix it but at least I know the problem. My midafternoon rage has subsided.
To answer your query it is a converted house that was split into two appartments and only my power was cut. Again a mix up that I can blame mostly on my landlord.
Working hard over off 96
If you're on Walled Lake, I'll posbang you with some wake
From work to recover from shoulder surgery. Just used my new food processor to make some butternut squash soup.
In one hour will be turning on M softball on ESPN2.
Go freakin Blue!
1. Was the blender a Vitamix?
2. Did you use Aflac??
Gonna watch my Celtics at home tonight. Tomorrow I'll be going to the track to watch some of the early races at Pimlico and will make a few Preakness bets. I'm open to suggestions on horses.
Don't bet on any with just three legs.
Going to try and see the avengers tonight, heard a lot of hype about it so hopefully its as good as everyone says.
Best movie ever
Just got back and I agree! I now believe that there may not be enough hype!
I once farted on the set of blue lagoon.
Gonna nap now and start reviewing property later. The weather is not conducive to studying
Baltimore v. Washington at Nationals Park. Hoepfully the darn bird mascot won't trip Teddy on his way for this first President's race win.
Wanting to play Diablo 3, but it's so damn nice outside, I'd feel like too much of a hermit. Beer and sunshine somehwere sounds more like it (till later this evening when demons will be hunted and killed into the wee early morning hours).
Anyone else been playing?
Just watched my 9 year old daughter rock a drum solo. Girl drummers rock!
Studying for the CPA exam.
That is really about it
Its a beautiful day here in middle Georgia and I have to work. As usual it is a pretty boring day on the edge of the county. I guess the bright side of that is the citizens of the area are having wonderful days.
I've read every post in this thread. How sad is that? The next 30 minutes can't go by fast enough...
Edit: Also, what do you think Cabby and Prince are doing in this GIF? Specifically, the move right before they hug.
I found this over on Notgraphs (the humorous side of Fangraphs) and they had a pretty funny summary:
I see six distinctive steps. I just don’t know what two of them are:
1. Five, down low.
2. Backhand five, also down low. Convenient, since their hands are already down there.
3. Lean back, hands in the air, feign surprise; like when you run into an old friend, or are the recipient of some good news.
6. Forty-four million dollar hug.
At first, I thought steps four and five had something to do with cooking. Salt and pepper? I don’t know, I was hungry. Then, for some reason, I thought about drugs. But, again, I’m not sure. You tell me: What the hell are they doing?
I can't really figure out 4 and 5. My thought was salt and pepper, too, but that seems too unoriginal.
Last weekend in MI before I head to Texas for 12 weeks for an internship. Going to miss the beautiful Michigan summer, so I'm enjoying this weather while I can before I get to 100 degrees and humid.
Just to bang.
Have a super weekend erryone!!
as last week, in here when I should be doing something else.
Lead a Great Books discussion group for my daughter's 5th grade class. Had a business team building lunch at Jake's Famous Crawfish. Wrote a thank you note. Time to clean the basement ... again.
On Hilton Head, IPA and BBQ. Sweet!
Drinking a beer now.....obligatory pointless post for 800!