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|6 days 5 hours ago||I took one of their baking||
I took one of their baking classes once. The ingredients that went into the tart we made were all top-of-the line and pricey when I acquired them myself. Therefore I stopped griping about the price of their desserts.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I actually let out a squawk||
I actually let out a squawk of delighted surprise when I saw the headline in the newspaper. I hadn't realized how much of a fan I was until I found myself glued to the TV every Monday for DWTS.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Advisors do not have a secret||
Advisors do not have a secret agenda that includes making you take five years to graduate.
|7 weeks 13 hours ago||I'm sorry, explain the issue||
I'm sorry, explain the issue with people who live on farms? /hacklesup
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Damnit, this here is an||
Damnit, this here is an upvote thread and then you go and add something after the elipses that prevents me from bestowing that upon you.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||You think you're old...,||
I was thinking about my 10-year college reunion.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Last night I had to meet a||
Last night I had to meet a friend who was having a kind of crisis, and the bar we met at was showing the Tigers game, no softball. So I was in the dark, and I almost checked twitter for the score but didn't. I should have known something good was up when I walked in to the house and my husband had the DVR cued up to replay the 7th inning, just waiting for me.
It was so sweet to watch. Those homers! That catch!
|7 weeks 6 days ago||A little OT but since we are||
A little OT but since we are watching on TV: is it possible for the NCAA to make an ad that doesn't drip with hypocrisy?
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I don't even know how anyone||
I don't even know how anyone could mix those two up. I mean, come on.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I thought that research also||
I thought that research also suggested that it's multiple cumulative injuries that were devastating, and that you might be able to reduce risk by having less hitting in practice. It may not be "playing the game" as in the actual games, but the years of daily in-season practice hits that go along with being on the team. That seems changeable.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Went to brunch with the||
Went to brunch with the in-laws. Then came home to empty the dishwasher and other chores. I have yet to have a Mother's Day where I got to truly have the day off but it's the nature of the job.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I'm a female but recognize||
I'm a female but recognize this issue is complicated. My own views are complicated by the fact that I am a mother of a teenage son. Also the fact that I work for the University. And that when I was a student here, I served on OSCR for a year.
I have my own history of drunken stupidity & sexual idiocy to reflect on too.
I have a friend who was a victim of inebriated date rape and the way she describes the aftermath is really terrible. How she felt, how her university treated her, how her family reacted. It's been over a decade and she still carries this around with her. But here's the kicker: How she describes the start of that encounter? It sounds really similar to situations I was in, in college. More than once, even: Two drunk people, horny guy, semi-reluctant girl who eventually gives in (ie. gives consent at the time, after some pleading) and regrets it later. But these things had very different outcomes in terms of emotions and consequences.
So what baffles and concerns me (as an employee of an institution which houses young men and young women, all of whom are deserving of protection, and as the mother of a son who is a few years from college and intimate relationships himself) is that the facts of an encounter can be undisputed, but the ultimate criminality of them seems to hinge on something you cannot see, predict, or control. And that's how a woman reacts to a sexual encounter she is ambivalent about, and that she regrets afterwards. What determines whether a woman feels destroyed and violated, taken advantage of, illegally coerced? What determines whether a woman says "That was stupid on my part?" Which ones will suffer long-term emotionally, and which ones won't? Which ones are going to ask the University (or law) to intervene, and thus possibly change forever the lives of their sexual partner? What determines the outcome in these particular kinds of hook-ups? I don't know. Sometimes it feels like the only answer is don't drink, and don't hook up. Not so realistic.
ETA: I'm not referring to the case UM is being sued for; I'm talking about experiences I have had, as described.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||This really bugs me: "The||
This really bugs me:
"The University is reviewing the complaints and plans to defend them vigorously."
So, the University has already made up its mind that everything OSCR did was completely correct, before it's reviewed this complaint in full?
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I don't think Dorsey can be||
I don't think Dorsey can be counted because he was never admitted. No action was taken on his application because it was never completed (there remained required stuff missing).
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I'm very sorry about your||
I'm very sorry about your mother.
|11 weeks 8 hours ago||I cannot believe we have so||
I cannot believe we have so many years to wait before we play Nebraska again. Ugh.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||adults are better than that||
adults are better than that at weighing their priorities and don't purposely break the rules and then play victim.
If this were true there would be little recreational drug use except among minors. We would need less traffic enforcement. The IRS could cut its staff by 80%. There would be little need for internet filters like Websense.
Realistically, this is an idealistic standard and I don't see it in the world I live in. Adults take chances all the time, ignoring and bending the rules, particularly the ones they think lack reasonableness.
Most of the time it's fine because they don't get caught, or, if they do, the consequences are lighter than what they could be.
Whatever you think of pot-smoking or Mitch McGary, is he really such an outlier?
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Good christ. That poor||
Good christ. That poor kid.
I'll admit that I'm pretty prudish on drugs, but come on. The kid wasn't even competing, and it was pot. FUCKING POT FOR CHRIST'S SAKE. A year's suspension. The mind boggles.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Yes, I work on a big||
Yes, I work on a big multi-university survey (and if you're a UM undergraduate and you're reading this--please go take it. It's called UMAY) and I have to get them to reword and recode some things each year, because every other university in the consortium considers this to be "Spring" semester.
And, somewhat relevant to the thread: my father in law said this is the last year he's keeping his season tickets. I think they've had them for over 40 years.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||He's showing he's in on the||
He's showing he's in on the joke. The Bo Pelini cat cringe pic is the best photoshop version of that meme ever, IMO. I thought it was hilarious--although I hope the cat didn't freak.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||I used to hang out with the||
I used to hang out with the rugby team. My liver flinched just reading the word. Kick some ass in Sevens, fellas.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Y'all, it's fine; this might even be easy.||
I just saw a DISH Network ad that said Tennessee would be playing "Big Blue" tonight. I have no effing idea who Big Blue is, but you know a team like Tennessee can't play TWO games in one night and still be at their best.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Leaving the B1G||
Now there is a concept! I think you'd miss us.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||I know it's not the ideal||
I know it's not the ideal watching set up, but don't they have TVs between the lanes?
|17 weeks 2 days ago||I went to work (after a||
I went to work (after a dental appointment, UGH) but I gently protested by wearing loungewear. A colleague came in jeans. It helps that our boss is out of town.
|18 weeks 4 hours ago||Go buy a small whisk broom||
Go buy a small whisk broom that you can sneak in. Then you won't feel like such a tool if your jinx takes hold.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||I take care of things like||
I take care of things like this by just doubling (or tripling, or quadrupling) my hate of Izzo. The Gary Harris story made me like him; now Payne's on my good-guy list.... but Izzo hate comes easy, and can grow to fill whatever space needed.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Let me see if I got this.||
So it's just luck when our baskets are good? But MSU & other teams, their baskets go in due to skill, preparation, teamwork, good shot setup, skillful aim, etc.? Okay then.
|19 weeks 22 hours ago||NyQuil. Hideous flu has||
NyQuil. Hideous flu has landed at my house.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Two weeks is not that bad||
Two weeks is not that bad given that the U has a process and centralized offices or offices that deals with grievances and records.