"The face of the operation is Briatore (referred to exclusively in the film by his colleagues and angry, chanting detractors as "Flavio"), an anthropomorphic radish who spends most of his time at QPR plotting to fire all of the managers."
Work done. Just ran the dog at the park and now I'm going to go hit a large bucket at the range. Looks like the winter that wasn't (in Michigan anyway) is about to give us one last slap tomorrow with rain and temps in the 40s. Later? Beer.
Testing ambulatory clinical software electronic prescribing functionality from start to finish and verifying the outgoing XML message. Then I have to modify the XML and send it back through to hopefully receive the designed functionality on the front end. Also, gouging out my eyes.
What are your thoughts on Pep stepping down?
It would have been nice to see Bielsa get the job, but I think Vilanova is going to do just fine.
Great question. I'm a fairly new fan (started watching soccer just this season) and so didn't live through the past years. I definitely like the way Bilbao plays but from what I've read about the new guy it seems as though he's going to keep the same philosophy as Guardiola. Their style of play is what drew me to them over all the other teams I surveyed before picking a favorite.
Will Guardiola go coach somewhere else? Chelsea?
I've actually been expecting Pep to step down. He hinted at stepping down earlier because he said he felt burnt out.
Pep actually spent time with Bielsa to learn his tactics. There is nothing better than watching possession football like Barca and Bilbao. Or even some of the Dutch clubs like Ajax who coach total football and are supreme technicians on the ball.
I'm not sure. You could tell how much stress he was under with the amount of hair he was losing each year.
IMO, he wont coach Chelsea. If he goes to a EPL I'm sure there will be growing pains. It would be like what we went through when RR came here.
It'll definitely be interesting to see how things go next year for Barca. I don't think I'll have as much time to watch the games as I do now though.
Did you catch the two Champions League matches against Chelsea. That second game was probably one of the most frustrating sporting events I've ever watched. Watching the second half felt like hot needles poking my eyeballs.
The best thing about Barcelona is that we don't hire coaches to bring their own styles and influence... we hire coaches to fit OUR style.
Tito will do well. Pep will return to Barcelona one day as a higher-up
I am actually spending the final 15 minutes or so here trying to appear as if I am buried in some complex Excel spreadsheet, for after all, MGoBlog is in fact a complex Excel spreadsheet, right? *makes pivot table from NFL Draft open threads*
Couchin'. I work 10 hour shifts M-Th so weekend is now!
trying to stop the crying & mitigate the damage before my wife comes home in 5 min!
Doing some studying for the MCAT, while trying to find a place for my volunteer organization to do some work. So if anyone knows of a place that works with kids (I'm on the children's committee) in the Ann Arbor area that needs volunteers, just tell me, I could use a lead.
But, I'm honestly just happy to get out of our house, but only because we had our hot water heater crack last night break and flood some of our basement, so it's been a mess.
Sitting here thinking about how next week is my last week of work for "the man," ever. I have started my own business and I am going full time with it on May 7.
Until then, I sit here in my cube reading MGoBlog.
And stealing money from yourself. You're living the American Dream.
Actually no, I've budgeted that time... so I'm good.
Best of luck, Mr. Penguin, but it's getting pretty damn hot up here, someone's gonna end up taking you back to the South Pole.
I just started it on Wednesday and I'm already 9 episodes in. Great show.
I've heard great things about it, but I've been meaning to watch it. I've added it to my list of "shows I really need to watch/finish". It's up there with: The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and Arrested Development (I still have to finish the last season of that one).
You'll be done before the draft is.
Working on a Java based PDF reporting JAR that will interface with my Adobe AIR application. Will shortly be giving up and going home to start drinking heavily and watching NFL draft coverage
Reviewing extended tax returns that the interns did that the partners should be signing off on.
trying to figure out if coffee will wake me up or make me jittery (or both).
Try Swiss Cake rolls and Coke.
Waiting for 4:30 central time, for a happy weekend for me!
into storage for the summer and taking all of my things back into my apartment by the end of the day because the lease on his apartment is up tomorrow. Also, my mom, dad, sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and dad's girlfriend, are all getting into town in 3 hours for graduation tomorrow, and we have to be done with all the moving by then because my grandparents cannot find out that I was residing with my boyfriend. Would've saved a bunch of money on rent, but whatever.
And my dad wants me to find him somewhere to park his RV. LOL.
*Misses all the taglines at the bottom from other posters...
But I am blissfully bisexual.
There's an RV park in Ypsi.
He has 10(!!) people in there though so I'll just leave it up to them to figure out how they're getting to and from without a car.
CMRDad just knows how to party.
Are they letting people park at Pioneer for graduation? They usually take RV's there.
If he can stomach parting with $5 for parking. Also I'm not sure if they'll let him camp out for two nights, but I'd love to see someone try to tow that thing.
But if Saturday is night 2, he's probably ok. If it's Sunday they probably want it out of there by time people start arriving for school Monday.
Research proposal. Damn, stupid research proposal that just doesn't want to write itself. In my mind, I'm already thinking about what I'm going to post for the "Friday Evening What Are You Drinking Thread".
It's snowing here. I need a hug.
at least I got that going for me.
yeah, not even as exciting as it sounds. But almost time to head to the liqour store.
mowed lawn and now working on a quote of Motorola rugged tablets.
Literally...You need a dumpster? Don't call, I've gotta read moar posts!
My battalion commander let us out at 1500. I'm working on a bud platinum.
It makes me sad.