Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
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|29 weeks 3 days 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.)
|29 weeks 3 days 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.
|3 years 23 weeks 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.
|3 years 23 weeks 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.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Emailed||
|3 years 44 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.
|3 years 45 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).
|4 years 1 week 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.
|4 years 7 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.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Who...||
Who is this "Pyror" fella and why should I care?
|4 years 10 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.
|4 years 10 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.
|4 years 17 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.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Had to be done...||
|4 years 24 weeks 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.
|4 years 26 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?
|4 years 30 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!
|4 years 30 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.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||OSU 2011 Football Coaching Staff||
Per @brobinau on Twitter:
2011 Football Coaching Staff page on Ohio State web site has been WIPED CLEAN! Jim Tressel likely gone at this point, NCAA Probation likely
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Drinking...||
Currently finishing the bottom of the bottling bucket for my latest homebrew, a vanilla caramel cream ale.
It's sweet, but not overwhelmingly so. Not an every-day drinker, but it's going to be a nice change-of-pace beer for the next couple of months.
For those homebrewers among us, the recipe can be found at:
|4 years 46 weeks ago||In other school-confusing news||
Based on the Chart? Chart presented, I'm going to believe that "Yeesh. Aside from one terrible game against Minnesota, Tolzien has been robotically efficient" should be "Yeesh. Aside from one terrible game against Michigan State, Tolzien has been robotically efficient."
|5 years 5 weeks ago||Nike and OSU hate America||
Somebody needs to inform J Leman.
8. When the flag is displayed in a manner other than by being flown from a staff, it should be displayed flat, whether indoors or out. When displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union should be uppermost and to the flag's own right, that is, to the observer's left. When displayed in a window it should be displayed in the same way, that is with the union or blue field to the left of the observer in the street. When festoons, rosettes or drapings are desired, bunting of blue, white and red should be used, but never the flag.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||West on Stadium||
Most of the residential streets west on Stadium have ample free parking on gamedays. Pretty much every game I go to, I park somewhere between Greenview Drive and Westfield Ave.
|5 years 15 weeks ago||Troy||
Ditto that here. I sit on the second floor, and could feel the movement. No idea what it was until I started reading the news reports. Crazy.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Geosci||
I was in the Geosci program back in the early 90s, and there are definitely some plusses and minuses if you're considering it as a second major. The biggest thing to understand is that there are two distinct degree tracks. The one I ended up with, an "Earth Sciences" degree, differs from the main "Geological Sciences" degree primarily in one requirement -- the Field Camp in Jackson Hole, WY. If you can't commit to spending a summer at Camp Davis, you can't get a GeoSci degree. On the GeoSci concentration page, this is listed as the "Field Experience Requirement."
That said, David's comment above is 100% true. The field trips the Geology department takes are legendary, and among the most fun experiences I had on campus.
Good luck to you!
|5 years 18 weeks ago||Reality or...||
Reality, or deleted scene from "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer"? You be the judge...
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Thanks!||
*grin* Thanks! She did an awesome job on it, nobody really wanted to cut into it at the party. I guess if I'd been thinking entrepreneurially, I'd have re-posted that thread six weeks ago, who knows, we could've drummed up some business for graduation. Of course, there's always football season...
|5 years 21 weeks ago||At a guess?||
At a guess? Maybe $75, give or take. You could also add a half sheet cake under it as a base if you had a crowd.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Cake pricing||
How many people do you need it to feed?
|5 years 26 weeks ago||We went with...||
"Storybook Love" by Mark Knopfler, from the Princess Bride soundtrack. Knopfler can't sing worth a damn, but it's still a worthy choice.