is there such a thing as an etsy genuis? if so, this is it.
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|6 weeks 4 days ago||ABSOLUTELY||
15-20 minutes on the Heathrow Express vs. an hour on the tube?? Did that last year and will never go back. Very good advice.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||with you...||
100%. Working right now on setting up an office of my company in the UK. Might not be able to move... but maybe spend a lot more time there....
|6 weeks 4 days ago||expensive....||
I agree with you on the rates in that area. I'm trying to send him elsewhere... Chelsea is a ridiculous high-rent district (no surprise that Chelsea supporters are wealthier than any other EPL team). Pre-pay at a Premier Inn elsewhere, and, with the current favorable exchange rate, he can probably get it down to $125 a night or less....
|6 weeks 4 days ago||or the Five Guys!!||
Five Guys opened in London last summer... in Covent Garden. Lines around the block!! London cops are great! They are what you'd like cops to be (and they hate carrying guns).
|6 weeks 4 days ago||more good advice||
My son and I are considering a flat rental for this year's trip. Definitely good value... and sometimes advantages you wouldn't expect. For example... you get used to traveling light and doing laundry when you're in the US, so you can go a couple weeks on a carry on. Not in the UK!! Hotels don't have laundry rooms... just expensive dry cleaning services (seriously, 12 pounds to wash and press a t-shirt???). I know, just a little thing... but seriously!!!
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Well that makes it easier!!||
Long day and tired so I have to get back with you on the actual names of two pubs on the Thames that will give you plenty of innocent trouble.... will seriously try to remember to do that tomorrow. Last time out my son got wasted and I learned that he is a loud, but innoffensive, drunk. Definitely go with the Premier Inns... because all you'll be doing is sleeping it off. A lot of good pubs around Leicester Square and Covent Garden (on the Picadilly line... and yes... when you get on that line from Heathrow and they say ... "this is a Picadilly line to Cockfosters," you will laugh your ass off, and it never gets old). Send me an email at email@example.com, will be happy to provide you with whatever advice i can.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||great advice||
The wandering "hen parties" are hilarious... they get even wilder outside London -- York is notorious for them, as is Cardiff. You can sit in an outside bar and watch the processions, drink beer and laugh your ass off!!!
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Haven't stayed there yet...||
But was looking into it... and I agree with your recommendation in terms of historic sights. Last three years have stayed near Tower Hill station, South Bank (Southwark Tube) and Blackfriars. All have plusses and minuses, but tube system is so good you can stay anywhere.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Wow.... too much to tell in a single post||
Have been to London on vacation the last three years with my college (Michigan! Harbaugh!!) son, and going back again in a few months. A long weekend is going to be a little hard, because you'll likely lose a lot of your first day there working on the time change (I have advice on that also). Notting Hill is trendy, yes, but there are lots of other areas depending on what you're trying to achieve. I noted after the first trip that since I'm only in my room to sleep, no point in wasting money on a five star. If you think you'll do the same -- stay at a Premier Inn... huge chain in the UK, very cheap compared to a Marriott, safe and clean, almost all have bar/restaurant and helpful staff. Last year we stayed at the Premier Inn Blackfriars, which is right at Blackfriars tube station, and convenient to Fleet Street and Central London (oh, and the Blackfriars Pub is an interesting place as well). Do not miss Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese on Fleet Street -- one of the oldest pubs anywhere, and "wicked cool" Make time to sit at a bar on the Thames -- I recommend the South Bank for people (female, LOL) watching... have a couple of suggestions. Study the tube map and you can stay anywhere and get to Wembley in a snap -- tube is reliable and very convenient (I don't think we have anything to compare in the US). To be honest, London breakfasts are expensive and suck (they're great people, but they don't know what bacon is); grab a bagel or pastries at a Tesco for 50p and eat while you're walking. There are basically three big chains that run most of the pubs... you can memorize the menus and beer selections -- try each one! Would be happy to provide more suggestions/advice....
|13 weeks 3 days ago||so it isn't just me....||
Good, at least I know I'm not the only one.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Upvote...||
... for obscure Jurassic Park reference
|22 weeks 1 day ago||There will be announcements||
Q - Will you be the next head coach at Michigan.
A - There will be announcemens made about those things.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||just noticed this as well||
Every time I switch to a different post I am "booted out" and need to log in again. Thought it was just me.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||downvote?||
Who could downvote this art? It is a great piece of work by a devoted Michgan fan....
|26 weeks 2 days ago||We have a choice...||
We can bemoan what he "might" (emphasis on might) have been with better coaching, or we can celebrate the fact that regardless of coaching, he has consistently shown the type of class that we associate with the real meaning of "Michigan man." Devin does not need to prove anything else to anyone.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Would upvote this twice||
or more. What in the world can possibly justify so much hate? A guy tried his best, he failed. It wasn't because he didn't give enough, or try enough. It wasn't because he didn't feel responsible. His players love him for a reason, and he should be respected for that.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||A Kona Brewery Longboard Lager||
... at Kani KaPila Grill in Waikiki, listening to a great Hawaiian band...
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Honolulu bar closed..||
Was looking for a place to watch the game next week in Honolulu. Checked out the Varsity Bar on the map, but it appears according to yelp to be closed. Looks from news stories like it lost its liquor license back in 2012. I'll be looking back to see if anyone has any other ideas....
|29 weeks 1 day ago||at this point...||
they appear to be halfway there..
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Jack fell down...||
but we will not be discussing the extent of his injuries.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Thank you Brother Maynard...||
A reading from the Book of Armaments, Chapter 4, Verses 16 to 20 (amended):
|30 weeks 6 days ago||actually....||
While I certainly agree with you in principle, the oxford english dictionary now lists "google" as a verb, in a similar way as other brand/corporate names have become "words" (e.g., kleenex, xerox). Much better "google" than "adorbs"
|36 weeks 1 hour ago||Logged in to upvote||
I'm not exactly sure what was funnier... the post and tags, or how many negs and incredulous comments there were! Keep up the good work, and remember that subtlety is an art not often appreciated until it sinks in.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||I'll be there||
Can't imagine not going to a game, regardless of the record or the opponent. Sorry to disappoint y'all with my lack of angst. I'll pick up my son at his apartment (senior music major), go to Brown Jug for lunch, go to the step show at Revelli, and follow the band to the game. I won't boo no matter what, and will absorb the best atmosphere anywhere. We'll have a beer afterwards and I will appreciate the opportunity to share the experience.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Wouldn't tell me anything...||
Interesting. I just called, and the response was "no, nothing has been processed yet, won't be until the end of the month." They wouldn't even look it up for me on my account number to see if anything had happened... I told them I'd read some posts on a blog with people talking about their upgrades and he said "no, nothing has been done yet."
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Yes, I found that odd too..||
Look at his bio on various sources and it says he played for the Pistons, as opposed to being signed by the Raptors but not playing in 96. He was definitely on the roster and it shows his salary at 250,000 for the season. I guess maybe all I saw him in was warm-ups...
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Mark Hughes...||
Mark Hughes, who was co-captain of the championship team, was signed by the Pistons and was on the roster in 1990-1991. It is noted in articles about him that he played for the Pistons (as opposed to when he was under contract with the Raptors in 1996, but did not play). I swear I can remember seeing him on the court, as I have had season tickets since before then, but I cannot find any statistics on him that year beyond his $250,000 salary....
|1 year 14 weeks ago||thought provoking, but...||
It's always too simplistic to draw conclusions when there isn't any real data. Take my son, for example, who is a senior at Michigan this year. He had student season tickets for his first three years, and did not miss a game. This last year he decided to try out for the MMB Drumline. Of course, they don't know if they make it in until a week or so before the season starts... so he had to decide what to do re a ticket. This obviously would have been a bigger decision if it wasn't for GA... he would have been gambling on losing his seat priority. He bought his ticket, made the Band, and was then stuck with a very difficult ticket to sell for the rest of the season. It wouldn't really seem fair to "punish" someone in this kind of situation for not attending the games (which of course he was, just in a different seat) by some of the methods that have been suggested -- such as not allowing a student to buy a ticket if they had attended less than "x" games the prior year. Obviously just an example, and probably an exception... but stil, there are often explanations other than "lazy."
|1 year 19 weeks ago||it was edited...||
Before OP edited, it said "MMB"...
|1 year 19 weeks ago||just explaining the acronym...||
not passing judgement...