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|1 hour 12 min ago||I was the perfect parent||
until I had kids.
I'm on kid number 3 and the best I can tell you is to throw out some of your expectations.
Kid 1 was expecting exclusive breastfeeding (took classes) and kid was horrible breastfeeder, got my wife sick and moved to bottles after about 6 weeks.
Kid 2 was expecting a mix or mostly bottle, but would not take a bottle at all until about 4 or 5 months (even though it was breast milk)
Kid 3 expected to be one or the other, and he couldn't care less, just takes whatever you give him.
I had an acid reflux baby who slept in a swing for 9 months, a colicky (sp?) baby, and a baby that is rediculously easy, who sleeps just fine anywhere and hardly ever cries.
All I'm saying is that you may have plans, and they may be great plans, but your kid is going to come out with a personality and lay waste to some of those plans. Being as flexible as possible is best advice I can give.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Jealous of all the trips to Beaches||
I just booked a trip for 2 weeks to China next week. Not going to be the same as other's spring breaks.
|3 days 7 hours ago||South Beach my Junior year||
We were debating driving all the way to Mexico to surprise our friends, but we figured we needed a 4th person to pull that off and couldn't convince anyone. So the 3 of us headed to South Beach. Back then Michigan's spring break was a week earlier than almost everyone's so it was light on tons of college kids. It was still a blast and we still were able to meet up with girls every night. It was a random trip on when we could get into bars as two of us were only 20. I think we only struck out one night and ended up drinking on the board walk and meeting some Canadian Boy band guys who had some amazing ladies with them. Lots of stories and great memories from the trip.
Random last minute trips with your friends some how end up the best. When we had a bigger group and better planning the next year, it just wasn't the same.
|6 days 22 hours ago||Lot Vaughts my favorite from that team||
Mainly because I moved his house in college and he was a really cool down to earth guy. He talked about being weird retiring at 35 and what he's going to do next. I'm 36 now and finally get what he's talking about. It'd be weird to be retiring now.
|1 week 2 hours ago||If my memory serves right from reading the OP 2 minutes ago||
the next year we - beat UNC (Rice, Rumeal Robinson, Terry Mills) in the sweet 16
|1 week 1 day ago||Late 90s early 2000s||
all you had to do to get back in was wake up enough from your drunken stupor to mutter US. The good ol days.
|1 week 1 day ago||I found the video||
|1 week 1 day ago||Don't need to confirm the story||
Legends of all ages have embelished stories based in some truth. The story is funny whether it hapened or not because it could have happened.
|1 week 1 day ago||This is exactly why||
I always carry my recieving gloves with me at all times. You don't want to enter into a game of catch with Harbaugh without them.
|1 week 2 days ago||Have you checked out the low profile headlights?||
I always thought these looked sweet
|1 week 2 days ago||I have always loved beetles||
I've been thinking about getting a baja bug. I don't have anywhere to put it, and no where to take it right now, but they are such cool cars.
|1 week 2 days ago||My mom still has her 1990 miata||
and it has had pretty much no problems. I drove it a year or so ago, and forgot how different and fun you should drive them. My cars have so much more power, so I was not used to keeping the revs up and pedal down as I drove around. Such a great track car as you get to drive it at the limit.
|1 week 2 days ago||Be glad you skipped on that truck||
My old boss had one and got it for a decent price. There was a reason for that. They are super heavy and can't carry anything. When he wanted to take a fake plant to his house he asked me if I could take it in my Mazdaspeed 3 because his truck couldn't fit it.
I love porches (356, 911, 944, cayman, boxter) but could never get into the 914 for some reason. I've heard they are a blast to drive though.
I also keep picturing your avatar riding around in al lthese little cars.
|1 week 2 days ago||Height advantage inside and out||
Michigan should be able to take advantage of the height inside and outside, as Oregon will have to play Michigan shooters tighter to take away the outside shooting. This will open up the inside game a lot. I imagine Wagner and Walton having great nights with screen switches, where size match ups are really going to show up. Wilson could have a big night as well as he might be able to take advantage of the height mismatch the most.
This was a great analysis. It looks like Michigan will be playing a team very similar to themselves. I expect another high scoring affair.
|1 week 2 days ago||I admit I went full "ugh" when Donnal came in||
and then he did some very nice things with the 3 and the block. Forced to eat my initial fear as he was servicable for those few critical minutes. Glad he is proving guys on the couch like me wrong.
|1 week 2 days ago||Only way to go||
We had the new mustang (2005) on our honeymoon in Hawaii and it was great to drive around the islands on. So much to see and such great weather, no need to be all couped up (see what I did there?)
|1 week 3 days ago||Post on front page (Alex or Ace)||
Talked about how hard it is in college basketball to have a theme and system because you are constantly changing rosters year over year. Bielien has elite offenses coupled with hopefully decent defenses. He doesn't need his 4 to be a top 10 defender. What he needs is a 4 that can shoot from outside, and get points inside while being competent on defense. Michigan's teams have had very good runs with lots of undersized players (Morgan, Novac, DJ @ the 5, Irvin @ the 4, GRIII). In each of these cases there have been times that defense has only been ok, but they were adequate enough and added enough to the offense on the other side to balance out.
It'd be ideal to have more height, but it's probably not going to be near the isssue you are making of it. I see the same thing with RBs in football, where lots of people discount guys for being too small, who have much better careers then their statistically large fast counter parts due to vision and smarts and skills, and low running style.
I think you are being questioned because you have been outspoken so much against Bielien, when even when he gets a good recruit like this, he still is failing in your eyes.
|1 week 3 days ago||Anyone else get the feeling||
that the in studio analysis guys were pissed that Michigan won on Sunday? It just seemed like they were almost mad about it.
|1 week 3 days ago||I think that was from his WWF days||
Oh, you mean the 5th Element gif, oh yeah, me too.
|1 week 3 days ago||Speaking of which||
the game on Sunday sounded like a home game for Michigan in the second half. I have no idea how many Michigan fans were there, but I heard them loud and clear on TV. It was great.
|1 week 3 days ago||My 5 years at Michigan were all with Ellerbe||
After 5 years of that, and then the oh so many close but not quite NCAA appearances with Amaker, it is hard for me to imagine how Bielien is under fire. I think my expectations may be lower than others, but wining the Big 10 regular season, and making the sweet 16 3 times in last 5 years (hopefully elite 8) is beyond what I was hoping for with Bielien when he came. I was willing to take a tournament bid every other year with a couple sweet 16s thrown in. He has completely out done my expectations with multiple BIG 10 season wins and now our 3rd NCAA tournament run.
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||I like it when Bielien makes their good defenders||
look like bad defenders. Ace's analysis above shows how it's not an offense that attacks a weak player. It's an offense that makes good players make a no win decision. He forced Painter to sit one of his best players.
I here about the set plays and all that, but this is the first time I've actually seen a set play and then a variation run off that set play. Turns out Bielien and Harbaugh have very similar offensive styles with players who are expected to be able to do multiple things well.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||First 3 years brought down average||
He went 46 -53 in his first 3 years. I plan to do a diary at the end of the season comparing Bielien's last 5 years to other coaches in the conference. Overall record, big ten record, championships (season and tournament), NCAA tourney wins, NCAA Tourney bids, and see how he stacks up. I think it will show we've had it pretty good here.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Reminds me of Michael Scott trying to announce||
Phylus and Bob Vance, Vance Refridgeration newly weds. He announced it two times before it actually happened trying to be in the spotlight.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||yes....but||
I would feel even better if/ when they make it out of the first weekend. I think a sweet 16 run would be great, and have a good feeling about an Elite 8 run if they make it out of the first weekend.
Irvin and Walton deserve as many games in the Blue Jerseys as possible.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I remember when we just didn't want Purdue in second round||
I'm guessing there are some opponents that are saying the same thing about their Michigan draw. Michigan has 5 guys that can attack the rim and shoot from outside. Their offense is complex and hard to prepare for in two days. There is a god chance Michigan will get bounced in the first weekend, but I also see a good chance of making a deep run to the Elite 8.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Great to see Walton do this||
Even greater to watch Irvin join him. They both have such confidance in attacking the rim off the dribble, and then taking shots as well. This is such a fun team to watch offensively, as 5 different guys have the ability to drive to the hoop or shoot from outside. They all show great patience paired with confidence. Not forcing bad shots, with kickouts if they don't see it, or taking an extra dribble, but confidant to let lose if it's there.
I'm glad this is the team I'm rooting for.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Well, if they win tomorrow to play Sunday||
They might as well win that one too. That'd be 10-2 over the last 12 games with the two losses on the road, one in OT with ol TV Ted and the other a loss on a perfect pass/ layup play as time ran out. That'd be a hell of a statement to put them as a much better seed.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||1 Seed Muppets?||
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||I'd be fine with competent reffing||
but that's probably asking too much.