The main off topic sport around here seems to be soccer...which is fine. But the Tour starts tomorrow meaning I'll be a complete nerd for the next 3 weeks. I encourage everyone to watch a couple stages. It is unbelievably exciting. I'll also be running around northern MI streams in the middle of the night for week 2 of the Hex hatch. Happyhappyhappy.....
OT..Friday Posbang....TDF Edition
(shakes fist angrily)
I gave up on the Pistons and haven't watched them for several years now. This latest blown opportunity just reinforces my decision. Well, I guess as long as Dumars doesn't trade Chauncey, Tayshaun and Rip the Pistons will still be OK. Huh? What? OK, nevermind.
eastern conference finals appearances with two NBA finals appearances feels like it was ages ago.
Don't worry. It'll be Mo Cheeks' fault by the end of the season.
that will NEVER be the same.
is the most underrated guitar player ever.
is that like Bonnarro??? Whose playing?
I hear the Orvis Douchers From Oakland County are playing this years Hex hatch.
Requirements for something called Meaningful Use will be released over the weekend, meaning that this was my last relatively quiet week in a while.
you're in the Healtcare field - potentially at UMHS...what is your involvement with the implementation of Meaningful Use? Until recently I was involved with ICD-10 coding conversion with UMHS...so I can feel your pain.
Good luck with that! :)
I'm at a medium sized county hospital in Ohio. I'm the sole Interface Analyst at the hospital. So my involvement is that I need to create automated feeds that send syndromic data, lab reporting, and immunization results to the Ohio Department of Health. It's going to be a pretty arduous process, as they designate that they need a SFTP conneciton, and all of our outbound HL7 is done through VPN currently.
Wow. I definitely feel bad for you man. That's a lot of work for one person. Granted UMHS is gigantic, but the Meaningful Use team had at least 30+ people between Business Analysts, Interface Analysts/Developers, Quality Assurance, and Project Management.
Sounds like you could use some help...I'm in Toledo and looking to potentially make a change.... :)
Honestly, after initially taking over and cleaning up the interface structure here, I haven't been overworked at all. MU will change that, but only temporarily. I turned down an offer at OhioHealth in which I would have been one of six analysts. The hospital I work at is 5 minutes from my house, and my commute to Columbus would have been about 45min. Along with the state benefits for being a public employee, and it was best to stay.
What system does UMHS use? Epic? We're McKesson based. I'm not sure that we would be looking right now, but feel free to email me your LinkedIn account to bwgrudt1484 (it's a gmail account). It's never a bad idea to network within the industry.
is slowly but surely migrating to EPIC. Outpatient was first and was a resounding success despite the old fogey naysayers out there, and Inpatient I believe is August this year.
In case email doesn't make it: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/brett-oliver/3/5b7/7a3
Is what it really is
While I agree that it is a huge pain, it is doing what it is supposed to in driving the modernization of healthcare. No more paper orders... robust EMR systems... real time state syndromic reporting...
The problem with healthcare right now is that the generation of phyisicans that make the clinical workflow calls have grown up in a paper environment. They don't have time to really work on their computer skills, so are EXTREMELY resistant to change. It's true everywhere that the newer physicians are less averse to these changes. Once implemented, MU standards will really help get healthcare on the right track.
I'm on the El on my way to work with dozens of Hawks fans on their way to the Stanley Cup parade. As a die hard Wings fan, this hurts my soul and is a bad way to start a Friday. Considering the parade will run right by my office building starting at 11, this Friday will get worse.
and try the PM river. Any luck going on?
I understand it's happening on Au Sable(s) and Manistee near Grayling.
It has been too long since I've thrown on the waders.
I'm planning of some dawn patrol at the local beach this weekend to test out some surf candies I tied.
This is a Michigan blog.
And last I checked, Michigan was squarely in 'MERICA. Proof:
Have a great weekend everyone! To the OP enjoy the TDF. I'll be road-tripping this weekend, driving from Chicago up to the twin cities in MN to visit friends, leaving around noon today. Safe travels to all traveling this weekend, hopefully it'll stop raining and everything can dry out!
What's the soup du jour?
No soup for you!
the soup of the day
Mmmmm I'll have that.
Is there any video out there of Nerlens Noel's reaction to not being the first pick last night? I didn't watch it, but have heard he had a classic disappointed look on his face. A search of the Googles has turned up nothing for me.
Not a video, but it looked like this.
Found a gif on reddit
Rewriting an Emergency Operations Plan. Not fun.
Those are fun
It applies to a surprisingly large percentage of the population.
When in trouble, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.
Glad it is friday, just a bit over two months til football starts.
Any video of Trey getting drafted last night (with Coach B reaction)? I had to miss it and my dvr failed
Any video of Trey getting drafted last night (with Coach B reaction)? I had to miss it and my dvr failed
Burke got picked 9th by the Timberwolves. When he was announced, he had the same stoic reaction that he normally did throughout the season when making big plays. However, they panned over to Beilein after the announcement and he was standing and applauding and looked elated, like his own son had been drafted. Very good moment for Burke, Beilein, and UM basketball in general.
Who or what is a Hex Hatch?
that hatch from lakes and streams in the middle of the night. It's aboutthe only time of year that large trout will reliably come to the surface to feed. Fishing it is a combination of darkness, trying to remember where the deep holes are, a couple beers, cigar smoke, tangles, intense stress, mosquitos, the occasional broken rod and (mostly) riotous fun.
probably a tick or two
I washed my screens too soon.
When you say big, what size are you talking about? 12-14?
Do the big trouts not come feed during the caddis hatches?
On the Lower Owens in Bishop, CA, the caddis hatch is pretty epic once spring rolls around.
These are big. 6 or an 8. Sometimes you'll get a big fish on the surface, but not usually. Here in MI the best way to get big ones to come to the surface is to go out after dark and cast frog or mouse imitations.
Dang, those are pretty big.
I guess don't yawn too much you might find out what they taste like.
Has anyone been to Ode Side Ales in Grand Haven??? I am going there this weekend and I hear good things about their brewery...any input/suggestions would be appreciated, thanks!
I used to go regularly, and I think I'll be there at some point Saturday. I usually get the Citra Pale Ale, Fussy IPA, or the Derelicte Pineapple IPA.
the Citra IPA and it was pretty damn good, can't wait to try the Pineapple IPA, thanks!
Armstrong is out of the way - are there any American teams/cyclists worth following? Must admit I don't know much about the TDF.
TJ van Garderen. Finished fifth last year and won the best young rider catagory (under 23ish). Also, he is on the same team as the 2011 winner (Cadel Evans) which complicates things. Further complications come from him finishing ahead of Evans last year. Controversy.
I shoulda hit "save" quicker....
Best young rider is under 25, fyi. Definitely a big deal. His 5th place finish was with him supporting cadel for the first half of the race. Definitely could have creeped up to 4th with a longshot at third if he hadn't been waiting up for cadel.
I don't expect him to get 5th this year just because the field is quite a bit stronger, but he is definitely the best American hope at a big time stage racer.
Another name to keep an eye out for is Talansky, who has been performing solidly as of late.
Definitely expecting an awesome Tour this year. Lots of big guns are back (though Wiggins is out again) and the course is fricking amazing. A mountain-top finish on the penultimate stage (versus the usual TT) will be very cool, especially if the GC is a close call. I'm very excited for le Tour to begin in case it wasn't apparent!
his team (BMC) is good and it will be interesting to see whether they wind up riding in his support or for Cadel Evans.
Cadel seems to be riding very well this year... I think he'll be in stronger contention than he was last year. Cadel is the team leader so they'll ride for him. It could get interesting later in the race though. I have a feeling that if last year were to repeat itself, Cadel would have his team support TVG and go for the podium.
It's my understanding that they are going to ride for whomever is in better position. But that is likely coachspeak for the papers. It is never a good thing when there is two equal cyclists on the same team.
Vacationing. Got sick a couple days go,so beer isnt so appealing..but I am recovering, and now my daughter has the same stomach thing. Ugh
Good Mom > Beer tasting in No Cal.
The Russian River Valley has some good wines. I'd check out some vineyards, skip the beer. And I'm a beer guy, typically.
Remember this name: Talansky.
Between him and Tejay, we have a nice future in the grand tours.
As expected, we're in storm mode here at DTE right now, but as we have virtually no outages in the region where I work, we sent all of our field people up to the Pontiac area. The building here, as a result, is almost a ghost town. It will make for a rather quiet, potentially somewhat productive Friday unless another round of storms rolls through here.
This weekend will be spent preparing the house for cats. We decided to get back into the business of having pets in the house now that the kids are in elementary school, so last night, we went and bought most of the basic essentials. It means that I will have to be a little more fastidious about my allergy medication, but beyond that, we should be more or less set by early next week.
The only other chore of note is starting the process of getting the lenses in my glasses replaced. The UV coating on one lens seems to be defective, as evidence by the spots that have shown up in it. It isn't interfering with my vision at all, but if you look at the one lens up close, you can see the spots. Fortunately, I did opt for the Protection Plan from LensCrafters, so if I lose the argument over who pays, my vision co-pay is only $20 and that's all it would cost me.
I also have a glasses related chore. I slept on mine earlier this week, causing them to become crooked. I've been looking at the world as if it were slightly tilted to the left all week and will attempt to get it fixed this weekend.
I can't wait to get off work at 5:00. There are several of these in my fridge waiting for me.
Celebrating the birthday by looking at 50,000 Toews jerseys outside my office...gross
Hope this helps!
I'm looking through photos of our parades, bringing back some great memories. I think Chicago needs a few more Cups to learn how to properly parade.
And now, in the last few months we went to the national championship game while John Beilein just pantsed some of the best defenses in the country and last night we had two guys get drafted in the first round. Our starting line-up next year might be three 5*s and two 4*s with two of those guys being projected first rounders for the 2014 draft.
if someone travelled back in time five years and proclaimed in the diag that this would be so, people would've laughed you off campus. But nay, it has come true.
The future is most definitely bright. I will posbang you all to celebrate this.
Can't reciprocate, sorry. One way pos bang?
It's friday friday... something something something friday.
'Bout damn time too.
So everyone, who is our next commit?
Tyrone Wheatley Jr.
to a mental institution as Joe D. made me crazy by passing over Burke.
Due Date is finally here for my first son! Praying he comes out healthy, all that matters. Dr. was pretty confident he will be here within next few days, I'm selfishly hoping for today :) Everyone have a great weekend and Go Blue!
Good luck Abomb4480. Is this your first kid or first son?
First child, sorry should've been more clear, but so ecstatic hard to concentrate! Anxiety is setting in...
Big fan of the Tour. I'm not a cylcist, but I spent a few years studying/working in France.
Will be pulling for Tejay!
I can't top Abomb - congrats.
Wrapping up my day early for a 2PM tee time. Happy weekend everyone.
P&ID drawings and updating some VBA formulas for excel. Once the work day is over I'll be relaxing with a six pack of reds rye and gonna start playing The Last of Us.
At least I travel to Ann Arbor today.
Getting out of work in about five minutes. Got some errands to run today but I'll be having a party at my house later tonight with good food and great beer.
Beautiful weekend out here on the edge of the western world. Posbang me good so I can get up to 100 points and share the love.
Damn you court appearance for four hours!
The only unpopular comment was from Joe D.
and head up to our vacation home on the shores of Lake Huron for a week of fun on the beach and cruising around my boat. I've got a case of good stuff ready to roll which includes a nice sampling of Revolution Brewery beers. Love Anti-Hero. Nice IPA. Kinda like 3 Floyds Gumballhead. Seems it will be a summer favorite for me this year.
Super pumped about the Tour, but unfortunately I'll be moving this weekend.
Would anyone be interested a primer on cycling in diary form? It really is quite exciting once you know a bit about the strategy. Then it's not just watching a bunch of skinny dudes in spandex ride around, just like how football isn't just a bunch of big guys running into each other once you know the nuances.
"Quit? You know, once I was thinking about quitting when I was diagnosed with brain, lung and testicular cancer, all at the same time. But with the love and support of my friends and family, I got back on the bike and I won the Tour de France five times in a row. But I'm sure you have a good reason to quit. So what are you dying from that's keeping you from the finals?"
"Well, I guess if a person never quit when the going got tough, they wouldn't have anything to regret for the rest of their life. But good luck to you Peter. I'm sure this decision won't haunt you forever."
Have done 4 Ironman tris and countless other century rides so I know my way around a bike. As much as I ride I can never get into the tour for more than 15 minutes here or there. Maybe I need to watch it drunk?