frank beamer #1
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|1 day 17 hours ago||When I was growing up,||
some of my favorite books were by Bill Peet.
I don't have kids, but his books still make me smile.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Yes.||
I learned on my parents' Dodge Stratus. My first car was a 1991 Dodge Daytona with a five speed, but someone had managed to ruin first gear, so I spent the next four+ years starting in second. That $500 car with no first gear was remarkably reliable. I still miss it.
I haven't had a standard since, but I'm hoping to get back to that the next time I need to buy a car. In the meantime, if I miss driving the way it was intended to be I go borrow my parents' Jeep Patriot.
|9 weeks 3 days 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.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Well, I haven't cleared ownership||
with whatever other Burrills might be around. They might want to fight me for the towns.
|9 weeks 3 days 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.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Chelsea, MI||
The home of this fine product:
|15 weeks 3 days 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.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Or maybe||
|22 weeks 2 days ago||He's so much fun to watch||
|30 weeks 6 days ago||IT H4PPENED||
|31 weeks 8 hours ago||It h4ppened||
|43 weeks 5 days ago||What is football?||
What is football?
|47 weeks 4 days ago||Yes.||
|2 years 2 weeks ago||...||
"...when at the blog Seth's data had some holes..."
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Wreck-It McGary||
|2 years 9 weeks ago||CRex||
for president. This is fantastic.
|2 years 15 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 21 weeks ago||I think it should be called||
|2 years 21 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 22 weeks ago||Keep doing the twitter posts.||
Keep doing them forever and ever.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||This might be my favorite||
This might be my favorite feature here now.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Can I have your autograph?||
Can I have your autograph?
|3 years 5 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 20 weeks ago||You beat me.||
I think you said it better, too. Adults need to be adults.
|3 years 20 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 24 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 25 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 25 weeks ago||And here I thought I was||
a trusted MGoBlog user!
|3 years 25 weeks ago||This one?||
I still have it, but I find the winged mitten gets a better response.
|3 years 25 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.