What are we doing tonight and/or this weekend?
I'm having a quick beer here before I go out tonight, and I love you guys.
Getting some sleep before my graduation tomorrow! Only three more months before I become a Wolverine on paper in addition to all of the other ways.
retractable adamantium claws, huh?
Are you sure you haven't had a few beers? Maybe a 24 pack? I'm just sitting back in my living room and watching some good old American Pie.
Shooting rats down by the city dump. After that, probably some wicked jazz guitar.
Got an Oberon on the desk and the Rolling Stones on the turntable. Pretty excellent night.
Broke a bone in my foot sliding into 2nd playing beer league softball, so I'm hobbling around the house reminiscing of glorious times when I could slide into bases without the fear of breaking a bone. God damnit.
I turned 40 this year, and I realized there are two things I'm afraid to do that were never a problem: jump as high as I can, and climb on my roof.
You laugh, young lads, but it happens...
I started running a bit recently to get in shape. It's been a couple months since I started.
I purchases a handheld GPS this week and decided to use the stop watch function on my run yesterday (mistake).
Result: 1.07 miles in 11:03
That put me squarely into the "wow, I'm really old and out of shape" mood...
Comparing that to my 1.5 mile time of 7:30 from nearly 20 years ago is depressing... Beer please!
I was in grad school at the time and had been struck with the inspiration to train for a marathon. I left my apartment and ran for what seemed like 30-40 minutes. I came back to check the clock. 8 minutes. That's all my fat ass could handle. It was also great to realize that not only was I out of shape, I was clearly an idiot as well, thinking so much time had lapsed.
I thought I was running closer to 1.5 miles in 11 mins...
I guess it's possible that my new Garmin was off by .5 mile.... or not... another beer please!
including some bell's two hearted. now i'm on the phone with my fiancee. she may be a little upset if she knew i was typing on mgoblog while i was listening to the many great details of her day...
No Oberon, no Two Hearted for me. Cue the tiny violin.
Long time fan of Oberon, but just tried Two Hearted for the first tme yesterday. Pleasant hints (not so subtle) of grapefruit. I think I'm going to grab some for my son's first birthday party tomorrow.
Your wife would let you bring beer to your son's b-day party? Wow. No way in hell that would ever happen at my house.
what do I know? But unless he's bottle feeding the one year old said beer, I can't see any reasonable objection. It's still a party.
I tried using that line with my wife, too, when I suggested beer (for the adults) at our child's birthday party a few years ago. Almost ended up sleeping on the couch.
One of these days, you'll be married. Then you will understand.
This worked out OK in the end: Oh yeah, then there's this: OK, your wife wins.
I just received preapproval for beer at birthday parties for hypothetical children.
This is really bringing into perspective how young my parents and their friends were when they started having kids... all my birthday parties EVER were definitely just excuses for my dad to throw ragers. "My kid's 1st birthday man, let's get HAMMERED IN THE CHUCK E. CHEESE BALLPIT!" (There is photographic evidence of this... how did I survive to 20???)
Including my sweet 16, where my aunt got so drunk she started dancing ON THE BAR (the fact that there WAS a bar should be a clue) and then tripped over a hedge and rolled around on her back like a drunk, flipped over turtle until my mom picked her up. Around this time, other parents started picking up their kids and WERE NOT amused.
And since I ended up a relatively normal kid (valedictorian of my HS and going to UM no less), this should be used as an example that nothing bad will happen to Jr. if you happen to knock back a few at his birthday.
There would be one of two positive outcomes:
1) You get beer at the party
2) You sleep on the couch and can drink beer all night.
As you probably know, the power flows matrilineally.
My wife's mom is Irish.
Hence, the party is still going and I am about to get in trouble for not having a beer in my hand, so I gotta go to the cooler.
Wanted to go out but the weather sucks, so the wife and I are watching Revolutionary Road.
Spooky. I did the same thing. Man if that ain't the feel good hit of the summer, especially when you have an 8-year old...
Yeah,I saw it at the theater and afterwards I wanted to punch the guy in the ticket booth and get my money back but I had already ripped out my eyeballs
Getting ready to ref the quarterfinals of state cup for boys soccer over in saginaw.
My sister is playing on the girls' side of that tournament.
Just getting frustrated watching the tigers. They honestly have to be one of the most inconsistent teams in the mlb
They are one of the ten best teams in baseball right now. What more do you want?
"One of the ten best" means theyre in the top third of the league... thats not much of an accomplishment, especially when you have the 5th largest payroll in the league.
To answer your question, i'd just like some consistency.
They've won or split 7 of their last 8 series. I just don't really know how you can say that's not consistent. If anything you should be encouraged because they've done it without any production from their preseason 2 and 3 starters.
Its how bad they look when they lose. Their run differential is only +4 even though were 6 above .500 because we just randomly lay huge eggs. It just seems they're inconsistent because they go on hot streaks (win/splitting 6 of the last 8 series) and then they tank a couple series in a row (i.e getting swept at minnesota earlier in the year after sweeping LAA).
Also, the hitting definitely has to get more consistent imo. Billingsley is a solid pitcher but not the kinda guy that should be throwing 7 innings and only giving up 1 run on a sac fly.
You don't really understand baseball. It's okay to have a bad game here or there. The Tigers are 6 games over .500 and it's May. This is what you want. Every team, minus the rays this year, go on streaks.
And you don't understand how to read and comprehend. Having a bad game here or there is fine; absolutely tanking games and hitting like a D-2 softball lineup for weeks at a time is not ok. we've played a relatively easy schedule thus far and we're still 2 games back (probably) after today.
We haven't scored a run outside of the first inning in this series yet and the dodgers aren't exactly starting cy young candidates, not to mention their bullpen is awful. If you don't think this team's hitting issues ,along with the lack of starting pitching, are serious problems then you are delusional.
It's ok to be critical at times as a fan. Being a complete homer isn't such a great thing.
I wasn't surprised to find that their schedule is ranked 11th so far in the majors. As DfW said, you're going to have off games in baseball....it's just the way it is.
LOST Sunday! The biggest TV final ever. Be there!!
got better things to do........
Mowing the lawn. Having my hair done. Cleaning out the gutters. Watching The Notebook.
Those can all be done before 8. You are just making things up because you really don't have anything to do on a Sunday night.
The Notebook multiple times to soak in the details.
Me too. Except with Lost. In it's entirety.
I was going to go to the Tigers game tonight but felt it necessary to study instead and am now watching Mean Girls after watching the game on TV. I will go to the game tomorrow instead.
*Needa. Neg as necessary. :)
Still drying off from the softball game, going to bed early to prepare for the resumption tomorrow.
but I'm drunk. Damn Jager bombs. Beer pong was fun....
38 / 2 = 19
19 + 7 = 26
there are only a few scenarios where it is appropriate to BOOOOO at a high school graduation ceremony. this is one of them.
Booing at a high school graduation is kinda like taking a dump in the punchbowl. However, taking a dump in normally off-limits places like coolers seems to be "a-okay" in Columbus, so I say, "Go ahead."
Now I'm tired and will have to sleep most of a nice day away!!!!
Taking the MCAT at 1pm
Firing up a fat blunt, drinking some Bass and a bottle of Jameson.
Attempting to remember the celebration.
Kinoodling with my favorite blanket all damn day and watching lost at night.
Putting some ribs and turkey breast on the smoker tomorrow. Making potato salad (really, no Elno jokes) southern green beans and corn on the cob to serve as sides.
We are in the middle of selling our great stuff at great low prices to fellow Detroit area residents. Please let me know if you're in the area. Looking for baby clothes, stereo equipment, a pool table or an air hockey table? Come on down to [insert my address here]. Sale ends Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!
/used car salesman voice
Also: having a few beers tonight, watching some Tigers (tonight and tomorrow), mow lawn, and watch Lost with the wife on Sunday. As for today, well, um, actually a pretty nice little Saturday, we're going to go to Home Depot. Yeah, buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath, and Beyond, I don't know, I don't know if we'll have enough time.
I'd say your priorities are well in order.
Congratulations and Go Blue!
Offering bnewsom "Congrats!"
Waiting to hear back from Walt Disney World since that's where I applied for a summer job.
I'm off to my sister's graduation at San Diego State. This would have been a calm, joyous, family friendly occasion but things have changed now that the future football schedule has come out and the Aztecs are on it. I now intend to get hammered while wearing my old Marlin Jackson/pre-DUI Kevin Grady/Stevie Brown jersey and letting people know just how badly we are going to kick their team's ass in 2011. I will also be informing everyone participating in the ceremony that I am better than them because I went to Michigan.
I am an awesome brother.
I'd do the exact same thing.
Watched the first half of "Valentine's Day" with the fiance last night. AWFUL FUCKING MOVIE. When we finally came to the consensus that it wasn't any good, we figured we were close to the end and should at least watch the last few minutes ... turned out we still had another hour to go. We had only been watching for 1 hour but it felt like a hell of a lot longer than that. DO NOT SEE IT.
Planning on hitting up the World Beer Expo today, hoping that the crappy weather deters people who are less dedicated to drinking than I am so it's less crowded than last year.
on whether Kantian moral theory can accomodate supererogatory acts for my last class in my PhD program.
poker game at the house tonight, salmon fishing tomorrow morning on Lk Michigan, BBQ tomorrow afternoon
Getting stupid in Royal Oak tonight for a friend's birthday.
after my son (who expects himself, at age 9, to be an MLB caliber pitcher) allowed three runs in one inning. Then, I'm taking my daughter to a soccer birthday party where she, too, will likely dissolve into tears over something that no one else will even notice. After that, I will return home and likely use the recent 15 - 14 win over Northwestern as some sort of never-give-up life lesson for my son. It will fall on deaf ears. I will then attempt to make dinner, even though I will feel like a spent match, all frayed at the edges.
Tomorrow, I will take my daughter to another birthday party - miniature golf. I will selfishly not stay, because I'll know that later in the day, I will be attending my son's flag football double header (where he will expect himself to play like an NFL quarterback) and I know I'll need all the strength I can muster to keep myself from having some sort of hysteria-driven outburst where I beg my child not to take this so seriously.
I will then return home, where I will attempt to have only one drink.
Oh, and by the way - congratulations to bnewsom (see post below)! Sleeping in a recliner might seem bad now, but in about 6 years, it's going to seem like a vacation.
Cause there are some people who might, you know, actually appreciate having children.
The people who negged you probably have kids.
If you don't have kids, it's hard to imagine how hard it is to watch them suffer and live through disappointment. It's way worse than suffering the disappointment yourself.
cool at first, but now, yikes, too much. Is it rude to bring an apple tablet to surf while at a kid's party? I don't know, but I will find out.
I would not be offended if you brought an Ipad to my kid's party. I think hosts of kid's parties should serve drinks to parents who have to stand around for 2 hours, making small talk with other parents.
Maybe I will start to give Michigan shirts as bday presents.
I spent yesterday swinging a pulaski, building a relocation on the Appalachian Trail. I'm a state employee, so I get two paid community service days a year, and this seemed like a good use of one. I'm sore as shit today. Side-hilling is a lot like working on a chain gang.
Today friends from Charlotte were in town for their daughter's soccer tournament, so I stood through a downpour to watch a game, then took them out for lunch and a tour of the town.
Tomorrow: who knows. May take the dogs for a hike.
Drank at the World Beer Expo in Frankenmuth, MI. Actually seen Mr. Cook there and a few of us screamed out MGOBLOG as loud as we could when we seen him. Good drunken times. GO BLUE!!!
Registered for my wedding at three stores. Traversed Wayne/Washtenaw County to do so. Last stop was Red Robin in Ypsi. Fried Zucchini appetizer is crack served with ranch dipping sauce. Currently consuming as much Bacardi as is humanly possible before I have to wake up and kiss my future bride off to investigate bridesmaid dresses. Dilithium(felt naked without it) As an aside... tried to actually buy a CD today ( Avi Buffalo) but couldn't find it at 3....(3!!!!) targets and Best Buy. I try to support bands I like, but I am only willing to go to so many stores!
I buy books and CDs obsessively and love that Borders and Best Buy both have an inventory look-up feature. Here's the link to the Best Buy one:
Just working, studying for the LSAT and working on the new blog...exciting, I know.
Man I can't wait for football season.
It's monday and I missed the thread. Boring weekend anyway.
I'm gonna have you all over, we're gonna get drunk, turn the heat up a little and put on a Barry White mix, turn down the lights and see where things lead.
... Beautiful. *wink*
Actually, I mowed my lawn, scrubbed floors, went to a car show, thought about buying a Smith & Wesson 9mm, and gave a business card to some little boys having a scavenger hunt for a birthday party.
This weekend, I'll be putting docks and a boat in the water.