- Member for
- 8 years 43 weeks
- View recent blog entries
|6 weeks 11 hours ago||Homesure||
Adding to the non-astroturfed Homesure Lending recommendations. We finished up our refi with Matt and his team on Monday. The process absolutely could not have been easier, as the only papers that needed to be physically signed were brought TO OUR HOUSE by the title company. Matt negotiated through a slightly trickier-than-usual mortgage setup with ease (we had an additional lien that needed to be re-subordinated to the new mortgage) and the end result saved us nearly $600 per month over our old mortgage.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Primal always runs small||
Definitely order a size up from your usual on these. I have the blue from last year in a 2XL and am strongly considering the Great Lakes jersey.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||What's your source?||
I didn't notice that detail in the story.
Though if that's the case I feel sorry for the prostitute, that guy looks like he'd have big fingers.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Nickname||
Can his nickname be "Deck the Halls"? Please?
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Ditto||
Sometimes flipping between the Front Page and Forums sections would "help" it refresh, but no joy on MGoBlog HD (on iPad) today.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Awesome, and Primal sizing||
Thanks for this! I ordered the blue official jersey last year, and it is absolutely the best bike jersey I own. Full zip front is fantastic, and the rubber grip liner on the bottom hem is invaluable. I'm strongly tempted to buy that Great Lakes jersey.
For those who may not have ordered from Primal before, the sizing does tend to run a bit snug/small. If you are even close to an "in-between" size, I'd recommend ordering a size up.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Now 58-29||
As of 12:40pm EST. Love how the margin keeps opening up, now double Matta's.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Rejected||
I was an end-of-the-bench guy on my high school basketball team - honestly, I was only there because I was 6'6", not because of any actual skill or, frankly, any real desire to be there - this would've been either 1990 or 1991. We played at Clarkston, which featured soon-to-be-Wolverine Dugan Fife. The Clarkston fans were an interesting bunch. During warmups, I had done the "come as close as you can without breaking the no-dunking-in-warmups rule" thing, like pretty much anybody would. As the game wore on and I continued to ride the pine, something odd happened. A chant broke out from the students, to the tune of the old Lennon song, "All we are saying / is give Bill a chance." I was completely baffled, and I think my coaches were, too. Late in the game, with us getting clobbered (to my recollection), I got in the game, and ended up briefly matched up against Fife. He put up a shot, which I blocked right back at him. He re-gathered and put up another shot, which I also blocked. I maintain to this day that the foul I got called for on that second shot was BS, but that feeling may just have been the adrenaline taking over. I got pulled from the game immediately thereafter, and soon departed the team.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||In for one||
My employer did Primal jerseys for an MS150 ride a couple of years ago, so sizing was a known quantity. Love that these are full-zip. Looking forward to breaking this out on the local bike trails and on the Michigander Bike Tour this year, thanks for the post!
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Roll your own||
I did my own winged bike helmet several years ago with detailing tape and a couple of cans of modeling spray paint. Spray down the front of the helmet (along with the visor if applicable) with yellow, wait for it to dry, then tape off the part that needs to remain yellow and overspray with dark blue. Finish with a clearcoat if you wish. The next version I do will be with an airbrush and I assume it'll look a lot more polished.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Reading strategy||
The only book that I recall reading (or trying to) that for all practical purposes required two bookmarks. Exactly how this would work on an e-reader or audiobook, I have NO idea. I tried and failed to get through it a couple of times, then lent it out to someone who never gave it back. Best of luck!
|1 year 14 weeks ago||EN and EX||
Taken in context, I'd assume EN would be Empty Net and EX is Extra Attacker (via the pulled goalie).
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Of course!||
C'mon, once our photographer saw him, he got as many shots with him as he could. Ernie was fantastic... and patient, as things got underway a bit later than originally scheduled, and the Tigers had a game that night. (View picture to see the full-size images... sorry about the flash, these are physical pictures and I don't have my scanner handy.)
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Wedding Invites||
Good call on sending the invite. the worst-case scenario is no response or a polite decline. The best-case scenario for me was that I randomly invited Ernie Harwell to do a reading (Song of Solomon 2:11-12, of course) at my wedding, and he accepted. Everybody was amazed when he walked out.
|5 years 4 days ago||True...||
...though there were complaints leading up to the game that the efforts to thaw the field weren't completely successful. I imagine that if Michigan had any hope of hosting a game in late December or early January, they would cover the field immediately after the final home game to alleviate the snow removal/thawing issues that Minnesota faced.
|5 years 4 days ago||Playing devil's advocate...||
When the Metrodome roof caved in, one of the options explored was playing at Minnesota's TCF Stadium. It was abandoned, at least in part, because the field did not have any heating built in, and thus would be like playing on pavement. Anybody out there know whether Michigan Stadium's field is heated? I'm guessing not.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||Emailed||
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Restaurant recommendation||
Highly, highly recommend The Green Goddess (http://www.greengoddessnola.com/ or @greengoddessFQ on Twitter). Supremely inventive eats and drinks, tucked into an off-the-beaten-path alley.
The Googles will reveal to you a special code phrase provided to Neil Gaiman for his followers as well. When I visited, it turned out to be a free appetizer.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||"Grass man"||
It's a ghillie suit.
And no, I don't have any idea why you'd wear one to the game (other than getting your mug on TV/scoreboard, obvs).
|5 years 30 weeks ago||Piped-in music volume||
"The volume level of piped-in music is too high."
I had to vote "Neutral" on this, because I both agree and disagree. When the stadium is loud, the volume level is fine. In pre-game, when the stadium is quieter, the volume is way too high.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||Trade?||
HH21: Is yours one of a pair? I'm looking to trade two singles for a pair. I have one in section 22, row 23 (awesome seat) and one in section 18, row 65.
|5 years 37 weeks ago||Who...||
Who is this "Pyror" fella and why should I care?
|5 years 39 weeks ago||Flip the single?||
Do you have a pair that you're selling a single of? I have two singles that I'm looking to flip for a pair. See the details in the spreadsheet, you might be able to get a better seat out of it.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||Trade ND singles for a pair?||
I have two ND singles that I'm looking to trade for a pair. Do you have a pair that you're planning on selling one? Avoid the uncomfortable feeling of having to sit next to the dude you took to the cleaners and probably upgrade your own seat in the process. My seats:
Section 22, Row 23: THIS IS YOUR SEAT. It rules.
Section 18, Row 65: You'll still rake in mad loot, but now you don't have to see the guy.
Contact info is in the ticket spreadsheet. Depending on the seats you have, I'm willing to kick in some $$ to make it happen.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||In the roll books...||
...he'd be listed as "Moss, Dinero" -- Mo' Money! It's almost a shame he didn't commit to OSU, there'd be a Bond-villain quality to that matchup.
|6 years 1 week ago||Had to be done...||
|6 years 1 week ago||Glenn||
You should only call him that when he's dug holes in the yard or chewed up a shoe. It's like using a kid's middle name. He'll know he's in trouble if you're calling him Glenn.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Head Like A Vole||
I can't be the only one who read that headline and immediately started thinking up alternate lyrics to the NiN song, can I?
|6 years 7 weeks ago||was, isn't.||
Well, it was at time of posting. Even Brian RT'ed the ElevenWarriors mention of it. Damn me for not getting a screen capture!
|6 years 7 weeks ago||OTOH...||
...all the other sports' pages have their coaches.
OTOOH, a couple of responses to @ElevenWarriors' mention of this noted that the page was blank yesterday.