a good day to start re-watching seasons 1-3 of GoT
OT: Working Remotely/Snow Day Open Thread
Yep! I watched 1-2 before 3 came out on BluRay and was able to sneak 3 in a week ago. So now I'm watching 3 with the audio commentaries. With a solid 3+ weeks, I'll have plenty of time. #nolife
I am so excited for S4. I read an article yesterday that mentioned how the people in charge want to end the series after either S7 or S8.
If following the book a season structure with the exception of splitting book three into seasons 3 and 4, then 7-8 seasons would match with Martin's vision of a seven book series, although with as badly as he's allowed the story to meander, I don't see how he wraps everything up in another 1,200-1,400 pages but hey look....Dragons and a cash cow!
April 6th is the due date for our first child, and with the way this winter has been, I might have to name it Jon Snow.
Mason Blue instead.
Out of town in indianapolis working but most of my co-workers live in northwest indiana and were supposed to travel home today. Ironically enough we are all having trouble extending hotel stay because of the big ten tourney
Hit up Coach B. See if you can sleep in the bus
But there are 4 really solid pieces on the GoBlueWolverine.com site about Green and Smith. They usually paywall everything so you all may want to take advantage of the free material.
going 15 MPH on my way in this AM. 15. Conditions were favorable for at least 20 MPH.
I've never had snowy weather where you couldn't go at least 40mph. I own a car that has driven through some thick snow
got a 4WD truck so I was banging my head against the steering wheel. I try to remember that not everyone deals with the crappy roads the same though. Had to keep reminding myself not to be right on their ass. That's a dick move and could only make things worse. Of course, I did make sure the 15 cars behind me could see that it was the car in front of me that was pissing all of them off and not me.
Not everyone has 4WD, but they all have the same brakes.
Man I just got out of work, and I'm in Northern Michigan so I'm not getting any snow. Just cold. So much cold.
I wish I owned sheep, because I would make those sheep come in my house and lay down. And I would cuddle the shit outta those sheep. At least then I'd be warm.
That shit aint right.
Yeah sometimes I wonder if having all of these wonderful ideas is a gift or a curse.
on what "wonderful" means.
vacation on the Falkland Islands as a child?
No I spent my childhood working as a drug mule for the Mexican drug cartels.
you don't live in New Zealand?
I do live in New Zealand
With your mom
I thought Wisconsin was where men were men and the sheep were nervous.
Between a severe cold and the nightmare commute, I decided to work from home today.
Last time we got this much snow in the overnight hours, I went the first 10 miles in 20 minutes (I-96 between Howell & Livonia)...then the next 1/2 mile took over an hour. Finally worked by way to the next exit, turned around and went home (in about 15 minutes).
Nothing worse than I-96 commuting with snow.
Is about to get much worse when I96 closes.
At 9:00AM Eastern BTN is replaing the Elite 8 Michigan vs Florida game from last year. In case you missed the replays yesterday.
I can't believe that they have been trolling OSU with their loss to Wichita. Why in the world would the BTN show a B1G loss?
Not that there's anything wrong with that!
that the president of the Big Ten Network has an MBA from Michigan. I am sure he must bend over backwards to keep all of the university presidents and AD's happy with the programming.
I worked last night, drove home this morning on these nasty roads. Stay home if you can, there were a lot of accidents and spin-outs on the highways.
I'm home today with my daughter. She's got some sort of stomach bug, this is not going to be a fun day, heh.
I was planning on staying in, but I just got a text from a co-worker who can't get out of his rural driveway. Me to the rescue.
My commute is all of the distance from Romulus to Belleville, but it was the most terrifying 8 miles of my life and I didn't go much faster than about 15 MPH for the entire stretch. I basically came in to conduct two Continuous Improvement meetings and then attend a staff meeting, after which I plan to go home and work from there for the rest of the day....after I shovel my way up my own driveway...again...still...
In retrospect, coming in at all was probably a mistake, but the director that was supposed to be at one session did in fact show up, so it might be a good thing that I did as well.
How much snow do you have? There's maybe an inch or two in GR area
At the moment, it is only a few inches, but it is coming down at about an inch per hour here in Metro Detroit and some areas around here are supposed to get close to 10 inches of snow. They haven't even touched the surface streets yet, so my commute was basically 8 miles of of following ruts and trying to remember where the potholes were.
Sure, the snow fills them in (for now) ... But then the salt exacerbates the freezing/thawing cycle so the holes get worse. Make friends with a good mechanic.
And, dude, WebEx and GoToMeeting for the win.
That's reason enough to stay home right there...
Not a lot of snow, but just enough to make the drive to school slow. Coming down like crazy now, and very windy.
March 12th, make it stop already!!
Snowmageddon XIII here in Cleveland is just about ready to start. Several people in my office did the "I'll be working from home" thing already and my kid's school was cancelled even though nothing has happened yet.
I'm here but I guess I'll end up spending a lot of time on ESPN (watching free agents), CNN (seeing if they can find a missing 777) and MgoBlog.
So basically my day will be like every other day.
I'm waiting for one of the 24-hour cable outlets to get an opinion from this guy:
I live in Battle Creek and work in Kalamazoo. I don't have to be in until 3 pm but I seriously doubt my Honda Civic is going anywhere until my street is plowed.
Better be careful on the highway. I loathe driving on I-94 when the weather is like this.
If not someone seriously needs to bump it to its own thread.
Stauskas: Lieutenant Dan!!!
Walton: That's right, Travis Trice cannot guard a one legged man.
And is that Horford enraptured by the victory of the human will over the oppressive shackles of determinism?
This is Winter Storm Trololololooooo.
Has a bone to pick with you...
The interesting thing about driving into Ann Arbor during these storms is not necessarily the snow, it's that the snow hides the massive pot holes on Huron Street. I nailed a few big ones this morning -- always a good thing to have happen while trying to NOT crash into other vehicles.
My HTML is working on my brower again...no more plain text. I've updated the most recent depth chart because the old one was driving me CRAZY. That said, it's too soon to make a new thread. Maybe after spring ball.
1. Devin Gardner (RS Sr.)
2. Shane Morris (So.)
3. Russell Bellomy (RS Jr.)
4. Brian Cleary (RS So.)
rs: Wilton Speight (Fr.)
1. Derrick Green (So.)
2. De'Veon Smith (So.)
3. Drake Johnson (RS So.) / Justice Hayes (RS Jr.)
5. Ross Douglas (RS Fr.)
1. Joey Kerridge (RS Jr.)
2. Sione Houma (Jr.)
1. Wyatt Shallman (RS Fr.)
2. Khalid Hill (RS Fr.)
1. Devin Funchess (Jr.)
2. Drake Harris (Fr.)
3. Jaron Dukes (RS Fr.)
1. Amara Darboh (RS So.)
2. Da'Mario Jones (So.)
3. Csont'e York (RS Fr.)
rs: Maurice Ways (Fr.)
1. Jehu Chesson (RS So.)
2. Freddy Canteen (Fr.)
3. Dennis Norfleet (Jr.)
1*. Jake Butt (So.) - inj
2. A.J. Williams (Jr.)
3. Jordan Paskorz (RS Sr.) / Keith Heitzman (RS Jr.)
rs: Ian Bunting (Fr.)
1*. Erik Magnuson (RS So.) - inj
2. David Dawson (RS Fr.)
3. Logan Tuley-Tillman (RS Fr.)
1. Kyle Bosch (So.)
2. Joey Burzynski (RS Sr.)
3. Dan Samuelson (RS Fr.)
rs: Mason Cole (Fr.)
1. Graham Glasgow (RS Jr.)
2. Patrick Kugler (RS Fr.)
3. Jack Miller (RS Jr.)
1. Kyle Kalis (RS So.)
2. Joey Burzynski (RS Sr.)
3. Blake Bars (RS So.)
1. Ben Braden (RS So.)
2. Chris Fox (RS Fr.)
rs: Juwan Bushell-Beatty (Fr.)
1. Frank Clark (Sr.)
2. Mario Ojemudia (Jr.)
3. Taco Charlton (So.)
rs: Lawrence Marshall (Fr.)
1. Ondre Pipkins (Jr.) - inj
2. Maurice Hurst Jr. (RS Fr.)
3. Bryan Mone (Fr.)
rs: Brady Pallante (Fr.)
1. Willie Henry (RS So.)
2. Chris Wormley
3. Matt Godin (RS So.)
1. Brennen Beyer (Sr.)
2. Taco Charlton (So.)
3. Henry Poggi (RS Fr.)
4. Tom Strobel (RS So.)
1. Desmond Morgan (Sr.)
2. Joe Bolden (Jr.)
rs: Jared Wangler (Fr.)
1. Jake Ryan (RS Sr.)
2. Ben Gedeon (So.)
rs: Chase Winovich (Fr.)
rs: Noah Furbush (Fr.)
1. James Ross (Jr.)
2. Royce Jenkins-Stone (Jr.)
3. Allen Gant (RS So.) / Michael McCray (RS Fr.)
rs: Michael Ferns (Fr.)
1. Blake Countess (RS Jr.)
2. Jourdan Lewis (So.)
3. Delonte Hollowell (Sr.)
4. Terry Richardson (Jr.)
1. Raymon Taylor (Sr.)
2. Channing Stribling (So.)
3. Reon Dawson (RS Fr.)
1. Jabrill Peppers (Fr.)
2. Delonte Hollowell (Sr.)
3. Channing Stribling (So.)
1. Jarrod Wilson (Jr.)
2. Jeremy Clark (RS So.)
1. Dymonte Thomas (So.)
2. Delano Hill (So.)
rs: Brandon Watson (Fr.)
1. Matt Wile (Sr.)
1. Will Hagerup (RS Sr.)
2. Kenny Allen (RS So.)
1. Matt Wile (Sr.)
Huh? What does (Sr.) mean on a Michigan Depth Chart?
I don't think I've seen that one before.
I was confused too so i looked up what it meant.
Apparently it means he has a son with the same full name as him. And those "Jr" designations you're starting to see too just mean their DAD has the same name as them.
OK. Cool. Makes sense.
I thought it meant something ridiculous like "been with the team for four years". But it couldn't be that. Not at Michigan.
immediately followed that of "Hail2thevict0rs", in which he talked of the big potholes he hit today, I was really expecting (and kinda hoping for) an in-depth report from you on the location and depth of all the potholes. Instead, all we get is a football depth chart.
Wasn't too bad and M-59 was surprisingly manageable at least on one half of the road (big accident coming from Pontiac to Utica between Squirrel and Adams Rd, just one lane to go through). I work in Auburn Hills so I only had to go about 18 miles or so to get to work. Just waiting in the break room now though (shift starts at 10).
My shift starts at 7. I left my house at a little after 5, just beating the snow. I was here incredibly early, but my awesome employer doesnt provide parking, so i got in a structure before you have to pay as well. Also i will probably be forced to work a double, so hopefully the roads will be clear by 11pm
That when forced to work a double shift, it helps to put in half the level of effort. It works out the same. I call it the "Wally Method of Work-Life Balance".
After going stir crazy working all of last winter remote, I decided to work exclusively from the office this winter. What a stupid freaking year to decide to make that decision...
We are waiting for our blizzard to hit. I work from home anyway so my day will be normal until noon when the kiddos arrive home from preK, hopefully ahead of the storm. I will use the time before then wondering if the Broncos will just admit how badly they want to be the Patriots. First Welker, now Talib. I expect John Fox to debut a ratty old hoodie any day now.
I work at UM. I live by Colonial Lanes. I braved the half mile commute and came in. Still sucks.
I start work at 7:30 and I-94 was flowing better than I expected. My cube is by a window so I just watch an endless (seems that way) stream of snow. It's crazy that Opening Day is only 19 days away!
I love not having to deal with the snow out here in CA, but I would like a snow day off from work here and there.
The same snow is here in the the Cleveland area and I'm in my office, ya bunch of wimps.
I thought it meant working off site. But now I think it means remotely working, like barely working at all.
1. Shane Morris (Jr.)
2. Wilton Speight (RS Fr.) / Russell Bellomy (RS Sr.)
3. Brian Cleary (RS Jr.)
1. Derrick Green (Jr.)
2. De'Veon Smith (Jr.)
3. Drake Johnson (RS Jr.)
4. Ross Douglas (RS So.)
1. Sione Houma (Sr.)
1. Wyatt Shallman (RS So.)
2. Khalid Hill (RS So.)
1. Devin Funchess (Sr.)
2. Drake Harris (So.)
3. Jaron Dukes (RS So.)
1. Amara Darboh (RS Jr.)
2. Da'Mario Jones (Jr.)
3. Maurice Ways (RS Fr.)
4. Csont'e York (RS So.)
1. Jehu Chesson (RS Jr.)
2. Freddy Canteen (So.)
3. Dennis Norfleet (Sr.)
1. Jake Butt (Jr.)
2. A.J. Williams (Sr.)
3. Ian Bunting (RS Fr.)
1. Erik Magnuson (RS Jr.)
2. David Dawson (RS So.)
3. Logan Tuley-Tillman (RS So.)
1. Kyle Bosch (Jr.)
2. Graham Glasgow (RS Sr.)
3. Dan Samuelson (RS So.) / Mason Cole (RS Fr.)
1. Patrick Kugler (RS So.)
2. Graham Glasgow (RS Sr.)
rs: Jon Runyan Jr. (Fr.)
1. Kyle Kalis (RS Jr.)
2. Graham Glasgow (RS Sr.)
3. Blake Bars (RS Jr.)
1. Ben Braden (RS Jr.)
2. Chris Fox (RS So.)
3. Juwan Bushell-Beatty (RS Fr.)
1. Mario Ojemudia (Jr.)
2. Lawrence Marshall (RS Fr.)
1. Ondre Pipkins (Sr.)
2. Maurice Hurst Jr. (RS So.)
3. Bryan Mone (So.)
4. Brady Pallante (RS Fr.)
1. Willie Henry (RS Jr.)
2. Chris Wormley (RS Jr.)
3. Matt Godin (RS Jr.)
1. Taco Charlton (Jr.)
2. Henry Poggi (RS So.)
3. Tom Strobel (RS Jr.)
1. Joe Bolden (Sr.)
2. Jared Wangler (RS Fr.)
1. Ben Gedeon (Jr.)
2. Chase Winovich (RS Fr.) / Noah Furbush (RS Fr.)
1. James Ross (Sr.)
2. Royce Jenkins-Stone (Sr.)
3. Allen Gant (RS Jr.) / Michael McCray (RS So.)
5. Michael Ferns (RS Fr.)
1. Blake Countess (RS Sr.)
2. Jourdan Lewis (Jr.)
3. Terry Richardson (Sr.)
rs: Shaun Crawford (Fr.)
1. Jabrill Peppers (So.)
2. Channing Stribling (Jr.)
3. Reon Dawson (RS So.)
rs: Tyree Kinnel (Fr.)
1. Channing Stribling (Jr.)
2. Jourdan Lewis (Jr.)
1. Jarrod Wilson (Sr.)
2. Jeremy Clark (RS Jr.)
1. Dymonte Thomas (Jr.)
2. Delano Hill (Jr.)
3. Brandon Watson (RS Fr.)
1. Andrew David (Fr.)
1. Kenny Allen (RS Jr.)
1. Kenny Allen (RS Jr.)
Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.
- I have too much time on my hands...but interesting nonetheless
- I went back and forth on some of the RS Sr.'s - I know it's inappropriate to say they're not coming back, especially 2 years in advance, but some of them just don't make sense. That said, I wasn't trying to offend anyone...I simply wanted to know what the depth chart would look like if they weren't here since it cannot be assumed.
- More of those "Sr.'s" popping up...so weird.
- We need a big time OL recruit in this class (or 2)
- That DL gives me the heebee jeebee's...WHEW! That's some (potential) depth and pass rush...FINALLY!
- The LBs are a mess - I think either Furbush or Winovich moves to WDE. Ferns moves to WILL and maybe McCray to MIKE. Who knows at this point - but it won't look even close to this.
- Potential lock down CB due with and Jr. Lewis and Stribling behind them. We could finally have a #NoFlyZone.
- This group also looks solid.
- We have a potentially VERY solid team already and won't have to rely on ANY freshman to play early (except kicker). You can't look at one position (except kicker) and say "we need a freshman or RS freshman to come and play early."
- Our schedule sets up VERY well in 2015 too...toughest games are at HOME.
My office is in an outbuilding 15 steps from the back door.
Upside: no traffic, homecooked lunches
Downside: I never get a snowday
If you don't mind me asking, what's your line of work? I find the idea of telecommuting intriguing.
He's a lawn maintenance man for local churches and school districts. His office is a little creepy with lots of vines and overgrowth. He's fond of yellow, if that means anything to you.
I don't get it
Pretty good gig.
Wipers on the first setting and people driving 10-15 under, other than that I got nothing that compares.
I'm in Connecticut, and we're only supposed to get a bunch of rain and a few snow showers.
On a side note, naming a winter storm "Vulcan" might be trying a bit too hard in the irony department. Do less, weatherheads.
I'm just yelling wuss at everyone leaving early. Now I will stay in the office and read MGoBlog for 4 more hours
As a contractor, Company policy states that contractors aren't allowed to work from home, so if the campus (Levis Park Campus/Owens-Illinois World Headquarters) is closed, you still don't paid like the salaried workers. Got to work before the level 3s were issued (Lucas County/Toledo).
We are in Washington, DC and our flight home was canceled. Our 4 year old son did not come with us and I am really looking forward to getting home to see him. We had fun while we were here though and got quite a few Go Blues when we had our UM stuff on!
To Dearborn, not much worse today than any other day. Of course I never take 275 or 96.
But campus is shutting down today. I really wish this storm would have hit when we were actually in school and on-campus. Cleveland is getting hit hard right now
I work from home permanently. My cars take about 3 years to reach 10k miles. So, I trade in vehicles about every 20 years. However, my couch needs replacing about about every 2-3 years.
We won't ask about the couch. Because we are polite here.
Working remote but not playing hookey unfortunately. Our street still hasn't been plowed and the mail truck was out there spinning around in circles. We didn't even get anything but junk.
One of my twins sleeps in the office right now and with the desktop being the only computer with remote access I am working around her nap schedule.
went out. I decided to wait it out at home hoping it wouldn't be for long. 5 hours later, it finally came on. Now I have catch up work to do.
So they are a bit soft in troll land, eh? My 2 kids are both at UM now and indicate this "storm" is a tad overrated.
I went to work (after a dental appointment, UGH) but I gently protested by wearing loungewear. A colleague came in jeans. It helps that our boss is out of town.