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|2 days 10 hours ago||Wife and I both went to||
Wife and I both went to Michigan and were introduced as to the Victors playing as we walked in which the band then segued into our first dance song. Pick a good song and try to avoid the generic first song cliches.
Other things that I considered non-negotiable:
- I would not get married on a football weekends or any other significant weekends that I didn't want to go to a wedding on (NFL playoff weekends, NCAA tourney, holiday weekends).
- Wedding has to have an open bar with a good choice of beer, liquor and mixers. Make sure to get it in the contract what they will serve and specify brands ifyou have any favorites. I picked the scotch, vodka, beer that would be served and also specified if I wanted a particular mixer.
- Pigs n blankets were not negotiable at the cocktail hour. A wedding without pigs n blankets is not a wedding.
- Have a do-not-play list for yoru band or DJ. We had most disco and generic wedding songs on there that people under the age of 50 can't dance to. We told our band that the primary thing we wanted was to have our friends dance and to pick appropriate songs for that.
Another piece of advice, once your reception starts, it may be hard for you to actually sit down and eat. If you get married on site (rather than at a church), most places will have a room for the bride to get ready. Highly recommend that you ask them to stock it with the cocktail hour food so you can relax for 20 min after the ceremony and get a bit to eat before going to the reception. Once the party starts, you'll have a tough time eating so get it while you can.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Some terrible advice re:||
Some terrible advice re: band. Good wedding bands are better than a DJ playing his ipod. Good is the key word. Nothing can ruin a wedding more so than either a bad band or DJ. Do your diligence. If you've been to a good wedding in the area, figure out who played that one.
Try to remember every wedding that you have been to had terrible music and remember those songs. Put them on a do not play list. Having a do not play list is much better than picking every song (but shouldn't stop you from having 1-2 must play songs)
|2 days 10 hours ago||On the honeymoon, I would||
On the honeymoon, I would highly recommend waiting until Monday or Tuesday after the wedding to leave. That way you don't have to worry about rushing to the airport the day after your wedding and can just relax for a day after the wedding
|3 days 13 hours ago||OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH,||
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH, who lives in a pineapple under the seas...
|1 week 1 day ago||You mean it would have||
You mean it would have stopped when they did not have a documented initial inflation number for each ball. You cant draw a conclusion on an amount of change without a starting point. The only known and provable facts are at half time most (all?) of the Patriots football measured at a lower psi than the four Colts footballs tested. That is it. Can't conclude about starting point or amount of change without documented evidence.
|1 week 1 day ago||Agreed. I love how Wells||
Agreed. I love how Wells discounted the Anderson's recollection of which gauge he used (the discounting of which conveniently supported the NFL's assertion of deflating) but relied upon his recollection (of the same event) of what the psi of the Pats' and Colts' footballs were pre-game
|1 week 1 day ago||I'd say its more probable||
I'd say its more probable than not that Irvin goes pro after this year.
|1 week 2 days ago||Probably play for the Western||
Probably play for the Western University Dolphins
|1 week 2 days ago||Agree, I'm not sure I would||
Agree, I'm not sure I would really consider anyone outside of a first round pick (maybe just the top 20 picks) that didn't wind up being a successful player a bust. This list is a joke. Funchess was the first player on this list selected and some of the others were 3rd and 5th rounders.
A bust is a first rounder coming in with sky high expectations that fails to live up to them. How many 2nd rounders, let alone 3rd or 5th rounders, wind up being difference makers? There is a lot less invested in them and less hell to pay if they don't wind up successful.
|1 week 3 days ago||They really don't make||
They really don't make jackets like they used to. That lovely nylon that was wrinkled off the rack, the yellow lumpy quilting lining, the oversize elastic cuffs and waist. A thing of true beauty.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||Yes Simmons was a unique||
Yes Simmons was a unique presence and probably the first person to really crush it in the pop culture/sports intersection, but I'm not sure how him writing a basketball book or being an internet star 10 years ago has much of an impact today.
I also don't think Grantland is that successful of a website (not talking about its content just a success as a business). it was trying to be a big independent attraction and recall reading that it still generates a majority of its hits from ESPN. It hasn't become a standalone site.
I think he has an inflated sense of his self-worth and infallibility. I think he is going to rue the day that he left probably the biggest platform he had. Maybe he can sneak a few more bucks from some other company for this contract, but who else could give him the visibility and the platform that ESPN does?
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||Did Simmons even do anything||
Did Simmons even do anything on Grantland? He certainly didn't write very many articles. Maybe he was the key creative figure behind its creation but how involved was he?
Simmons was great but his star, at least as far as being an anchor writer, seems to have been diminishing for the last few years. Without the reach of ESPN and in a much more crowded field, I wouldn't be surprised to see his star start to fade.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||What odd timing. In the||
What odd timing. In the elevator in my office today on the little TV screen was a factoid that petroleum engineering was one of the top paying jobs out of schoool with something like an average starting salary of $130k per year.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I think the report was poorly||
I think the report was poorly done and that so called persuasive evidence isn't all the persuasive. It paints a picture of someone getting bitched at because a ball was inflated by over 2 psi above the league rules and then bitching about Brady complaining about it. The stats used are bullshit and incomplete which makes that entire analysis completely useless. Garbage in, garbage out. I really find it hard to believe that a well-known lawyer and law firm would draft and issue this report. It reeks of advocacy more than independence. There very well could have been tempering by the Pats but I don't think the NFL had enough evidence to provide it
|2 weeks 1 day ago||At a minimum, if you are||
At a minimum, if you are conducting an investigation you need to be independent in fact as well as appearance. That is why when companies are faced with a whistleblower allegation and need to perform an investigation, they generally do not retain their regular corporate counsel and hire outside counsel with whom they have had no prior relationship.
I seriously doubt Ted Wells or a well regarded firm like Paul Weiss would purposefully be biased but it does make you wonder if there was inadvertant or confirmation bias (e.g., find facts against Pats more persuasive than those that are murkier)
|2 weeks 2 days ago||White witch golf course was||
White witch golf course was spectacular. Been a few years so don't remember the greens fees. While in Mo Bay, don't miss Scotchies Jerk stand. Amazing jerk pork and chicken. If you like spicy, make sure to ask for the hot sauce. It's so good we hit it up 3 times in five days.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||The only thing between him||
The only thing between him and you is a thin pair of gaberdine.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Cause it was in a Southwest||
Cause it was in a Southwest commercial played during each of the 3,000 commercial breaks during each game of the NCAA tourney a few years ago.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||If you have heard her||
If you have heard her new(ish?) song "I really like you" yet be warned. That damn song will stick in your head for days too. Fuck her and her repetitive lyrics
|3 weeks 1 day ago||The fries are shit. Asking||
The fries are shit. Asking for them well done just gives you really crispy shitty fries.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Here, fixed it for||
Here, fixed it for you.
For the life of me, I can't figure out why anyone thinks Five Guys is good. Shitty, greasy (not in a good way) poorly cooked burgers hidden behind a lot of toppings. In-n-out is a really good fast food burger but it is just a good fast food burger. Not worth going out of the way for it. The fries at In-n-Out are abysmal and those at Five Guys are eh.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I mean this was the obvious||
I mean this was the obvious outcome for 95% of the population, right?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||We both have two all-beef||
We both have two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions but their buns have sesame seeds. My buns have no seeds
|3 weeks 3 days ago||You missed the furor of Dilly||
You missed the furor of Dilly Dan last season? What were you living under a rock. Or in Georgia.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I don't mind the comment.||
I don't mind the comment. What was he going to say, "I'm too busy trying to find yet another way to have another disappointing season again"?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Except ducking the best||
Except ducking the best fighters in their primes so he can keep that mythical "0" in the loss column. He doesn't have the roster of big wins that other all time greats have. Fought Cotto, De La Hoya a few years too late. At a weight class too heavy for Marquez and Hatton.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Pacquiao fights are usually||
Pacquiao fights are usually entertaining to watch and Mayweather fights are usually pretty boring unless you super technical boxing and 10 punches thrown a round.
I think its going to be a foot race around the ring. Mayweather can barely knock anyone out and Pacquiao could hurt Mayweather, so Mayweather will be loathe to engage him even more so than usual. Pacquiao might be diminished enough that he won't be able to get to Mayweather or won't hurt him enough without landing a solid punch. Might be one of those frustrating fights.
$100 + after midnight + 2 young kids + 6 years too late means I'm unlikely to buy it but even i'll admit that there is a slight chance that at 11 pm I'll cave and order it.
|4 weeks 6 hours ago||Started with margaritas on||
Started with margaritas on the rocks at the local mexican joint. Gave the kids a bath and moved onto a homemade barrel aged Manhattan while watching the Yankees crush the Mets. Will most likely end with a Ardbeg neat as a nightcap.
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||Sheer fucking brilliance.||
Sheer fucking brilliance.
|4 weeks 17 hours ago||Almost out of lotion||
Almost out of lotion