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|2 years 36 weeks ago||My dad was able to retire at age 52||
I'll never come close to that. But I when I got divorced last fall, I did go out and buy a 1965 Shelby AC Cobra replica (see avatar). So there's that.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||I think Webber did it.||
Possibly in a game against OSU or MSU.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Last Days Of Man On Earth||
A good friend of mine in St. Louis started this blog, then stopped it once he moved to New Zealand. It's more of an archive now, but if you have been or think you might be interested in a lot of obscure New Wave, no wave, post punk, hardcore, and power pop (especially if it came from behind the Iron Curtain), this site is an amazing resource. It was once chock full of downloadable mp3's, but they have been removed. However, if you email the blogger, Joe, he would probably be happy to hook you up.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Because the schadenfreude on this is more delicious||
...than being hand fed chocolate covered strawberries by Kate Upton.*
* This may be a gross exaggeration.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||The bit with the ref and the bean bag chairs...||
Had me crying last night. I love these, and the NFL one is one of the best, IMO.
I have to second the political ones, no matter what side of the fence you happen to be on. If you read The Onion, and how they treat Joe Biden, then definitely watch the Biden Bad Lip Reading. It's pure gold, Jerry, pure gold.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Next season, when Norfleet returns one for a TD...||
I am going to do this exact same dance in my living room.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Former Navy, 1998-2001||
I do like the Army uniform. That being said,
|3 years 10 weeks ago||You know...||
They all laughed at Dee Dee Ramone when he tried to become a rapper.
Ok, bad example...
|3 years 18 weeks ago||My wedding day.||
I scheduled my entire wedding and reception around Michigan football. My wife was dead set on getting married in early Fall. So we picked apart the Michigan 2010 football schedule and settled on MICH-BGSU. That game was a total blowout, but I still refused to leave the house before the game was over. I came very close to being late to the ceremony.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||It's not creepy||
...until Brian photobombs a bris.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||I like Zingerman's.||
But the corned beef at The Stage in West Bloomfield is better, IMO.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||I have...||
...donated more time, money, heart and soul, and all-around emotional invetsment in the University of Michigan than I have my own alma frickin' mater.
Anyone who says that I am not a "Michigan Man" can kiss my maize and blue ass.
GET OFF MY LAWN*
(*This was posted after downing two New Holland Dragon's Milks. Don't judge me.)
|3 years 23 weeks ago||At least he didn't type||
|3 years 24 weeks ago||I hear you.||
I currently work as a federal contractor. I do not make a ton of money, but because the cost of living is so low in STL, I can live like a king here. If I went to either Wash U. or SLU law school, I'd be looking at 100K in student loans, and would most likely have to sell my house because I wouldn't be able to afford a mortgage plus law school debt. I graduated from the U. of San Francisco in 1997, and was immediately $30K in debt (back then, USF was $14,440/year, which is nothing when you consider the school is now something like $34K a year in straight tuition). However, it's now 2012, and I still have around $3K in federal loans to pay off. I'm really not insterested in paying off any more school loans after paying them off for 15 years.
Regarding the overall job situation for people with advanced degrees: it's a mess right now. My wife has a PhD in chemistry and currently works as a research scientist at Wash U. med school, which is one of the Top 10 med schools in the US right now. Despite having a bunch of chem companies here (Monsanto, Sigma-Aldrich, Mallincrockdt), she is basically doomed to work as a post doc for the time being because to save money, the major chem companies laid their PhD's off and outsourced the work to India.
A friend of ours is a Michigan grad who earned his PhD in astro physics last year from Wash U. He was laid of by Boeing because once he earned his doctorate, they didn't want to give him a raise. He's now teaching math & physics at a local JC and building handmate guitar amps and effects pedals.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||I've about law school, too||
I live in St. Louis. The only 2 law schools in the area are at Washington U. and St. Louis University. Academically, Wash U. may be the best in MO overall and it's law school is very well thought of locally. SLU's law school is ok. Mizzou's law school is 2 hours away, and it's law school is probably on a par with SLU.
I have 2 friends that both graduated law schools in 2010. One went to Wash U. and one went to SLU. Both of them have advised against me getting my JD, at least for now. They both could not find jobs for the longest time. The Wash U. grad ended up taking a crappy government job reviewing contracts for GSA. The SLU grad is essentially fixing parking tickets. They both make barely enough money to cover their living expenses plus their student loans.
Mind you, they both stayed in St. Louis, and obviously didn't go to Michigan Law. But it was enough for me to rethink going to law school.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Rest in Peace, Mr. Wallace.||
Didn't Wallace provide the voiceover in one of Michigan's in-game school promos a few years back?
|3 years 26 weeks ago||I don't care what my rabbi thinks.||
I AM TOTALLY CELEBRATING EASTER THIS YEAR.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||I am totally going to buy a jersey.||
Yep, as soon as they become available.
I actually don't pay all that much attention to MLS, but I do follow Liverpool pretty closely. I also root for Ross County in the Scotish First Division (Go Staggies!).
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Do they use any of their 5 bathrooms...||
or do they just use coolers?
|3 years 28 weeks ago||I got 99 problems...||
but my MICHIGAN ain't one.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Since its an election year and all||
I'm voting for BEAT OHIO.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||One of the flags||
should be the Bolivian flag.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||As a Detroit Lions fan...||
I'd be hard pressed to call this regular season meaningless.
First winning season in a decade, first playoff game in a decade... For the first time in a long time, I had a reason to care about what went on in the NFL this year.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Jesus.||
San Ramon Valley High... I graduated from California High in San Ramon, and SRVH was one of our big rivals. Seeing them wear that helmet made me want to punch someone.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Got unused musical instruments?||
I've been collecting, resotring, and playing vintage drum sets now for over 20 years. Normally, I find my stuff through ads on CL or from local garage and church sales. Every now and then I come across some nice drums or cymbals needing a little TLC that I would not personally play for various reasons. I pick them up for a song, fix them up, and then donate them to the local music department of a local public school.
So many people have old instruments tucked away in a basement or attic collecting dust. Please consider taking them out and donating them to a local school. Funding for arts programs is almost always the first thing to go when school districts feel a money pinch; the kids could really use them. The schools are always happy to have them, and will gladly provide a receipt for tax purposes.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Well...||
No one seems to know what a Hokie is, either, but you won't see VA Tech changing their name anytime soon.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||I like them.||
A lot. I also liked the OTL jerseys and the road jerseys vs. Sparty.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||I read this as||
Hoke to visit Joe Biden tomorrow.
Man, would I love to listen in on THAT meeting.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||NSFMF||
St. Louis is like 5 hours from KU. I've lived in St. Louis for 10 years. STL, as a BBQ town, is a myth. STL-style BBQ sucks, IMO. They let the stuff simmer in this highly acidic vinegar / catchup concoction for hours. It's terrible. (Don't get me started on STL-style pizza...)
Now, KU is only 45 minutes from Kansas City, which really might be the BBQ Capital of America.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Look on the bright side:||
You still have Temple football.