"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
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|9 hours 20 min ago||Quite a wave of breweries opening||
While you're waiting for those to open, come on out to the Chelsea Alehouse. The candied bacon is delicious.
|18 hours 49 min ago||Well, I haven't cleared ownership||
with whatever other Burrills might be around. They might want to fight me for the towns.
|20 hours 20 min ago||Mine is an old family name.||
I don't have children, but I have an unusual name.
One of my relatives back in the 1800s was named Burrill. My mom's side of the family is packed full of very British names, and mine is one of them. You may occasionally find it as a last name, but it's incredibly uncommon as a first name these days. Those familiar with past presidents of the university may recognize it as the middle name of the gentleman for whom Angell Hall was named (James Burrill Angell); it's also the first name of the doctor after whom Crohn's disease was named (Dr. Burrill Bernard Crohn). There's probably a handful of first name Burrills scattered around the country, but I've never met one.
I do enjoy having an unusual name. I don't mind having to spell it for people, though in situations where it doesn't matter -- for instance, when a barista asks for my name to write on the cup -- I'll go with my last name, which is a very common dictionary word that a surprising number of people still ask to spell when I present it as a name.
I do have a town in Rhode Island (Burrillville) and a lake and town in Australia (Burrill Lake), but I haven't visited either one...yet.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Chelsea, MI||
The home of this fine product:
|6 weeks 11 hours ago||1991 Dodge Daytona||
It cost $500. It was a stick shift and the previous owner had let someone drive it who didn't know how to drive a stick, so first gear was destroyed. The other four gears worked fine, though, and the car ran very reliably for four years (until I ran a stop sign and got t-boned by a Buick SUV).
Being an old two-door, the doors sagged terribly. Opening them required a lot of effort pulling them up before they'd swing out. I got used to it, but once when I took it in for service I ended up getting a call from the frustrated mechanic who couldn't get the door open. When I told him he had to lift it pretty hard, he said he'd pulled the tires off the ground and it still wouldn't open. Fortunately, he did get it open eventually.
I really liked that car.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Or maybe||
|12 weeks 6 days ago||He's so much fun to watch||
|21 weeks 3 days ago||IT H4PPENED||
|21 weeks 4 days ago||It h4ppened||
|34 weeks 2 days ago||What is football?||
What is football?
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Yes.||
|1 year 45 weeks ago||...||
"...when at the blog Seth's data had some holes..."
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Wreck-It McGary||
|1 year 51 weeks ago||CRex||
for president. This is fantastic.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||DEATH TO TIMEOUTS||
Also, every once in a while someone tries to sound smart by saying "timesout" instead of "timeouts." Can we ban that as well?
|2 years 11 weeks ago||I think it should be called||
|2 years 12 weeks ago||The first one||
is funnier from the ha ha look at their faces perspective, but as a sports photo, the second is so much better.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Keep doing the twitter posts.||
Keep doing them forever and ever.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||This might be my favorite||
This might be my favorite feature here now.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Can I have your autograph?||
Can I have your autograph?
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Two things:||
1: That's WAY WAY WAY over the line, and
2: Shouldn't it be "than"? The shirt conveys an entirely different message than it intends...
|3 years 11 weeks ago||You beat me.||
I think you said it better, too. Adults need to be adults.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||That's sad.||
There should be school leadership on site to shut that down immediately. On multiple occasions during local high school athletic events in my town I've seen administrators immediately step in and shut down insulting chants. (They've never been insulting to the degree of those in the OP, but they still cross the line.) The more I see, though, the more I get the impression that's not the norm. That's kind of sad. High school kids are going to say and do dumb things -- there ought to be leadership there to let them know when they cross the line.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||I tried so hard to make||
the UP work somehow, but I don't have that kind of skill. I like the UP and wanted to fit it in, but that'll have to left to someone more graphic designy than I. Having the UP just sitting there all blue while the Mitten had wings just made the UP look sad.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||When you get right down to it,||
they're pretty much the same thing.
Anyway: I spend most of my time on twitter now. I find that's easier to keep up with.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||And here I thought I was||
a trusted MGoBlog user!
|3 years 15 weeks ago||This one?||
I still have it, but I find the winged mitten gets a better response.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Not that I'm saying I'm interesting, but||
I did stop posting when the readership and commentership exploded. It just got to be too much.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Me.||
|3 years 15 weeks ago||A milestone:||
This may be the first time my work has showed up as an avatar. This is fun.