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|16 min 7 sec ago||To a certain||
extent, the "modern"(two income) family structure does make having kids a good deal less practical though. My wife and I both work full time and we have two kids, one very young. The modern version of kids is an endless merry-go-round of daycares, baby-sitters, and reliance on family for constant time and support.
|24 min 47 sec ago||Drinking||
beer and wathcing TV were the two things that came to mind in the "what you would rather be doing" category?
|27 min 30 sec ago||I agree||
with what you are saying, but I do think that people who do not have kids don't get to know themselves to the same extent as people who do. There is a certain emotional shallowness to their perspective. Happiness, sadness, fear, joy, apprehension. All of these things are re-defined in such a way when you have kids that it is hard to remember how and what you felt before.
It is frankly pretty funny to hear a person (and you do hear it surprisingly often) say "I don't have kids but I have dogs, so yeah, I get it." No, you don't, not at all. Not remotely close.
|1 hour 22 sec ago||Eh,||
I am pretty comfortable with Ohio State's ranking.
|1 hour 3 min ago||Come to think||
of it, I have not had many really bad days in my life.
|1 hour 8 min ago||Outside||
of the mandatory birth of child answer, I would actually have to say that the best day of my life were a series of days when we took our son to Disney World/Universal Studios. It was like real life stopped happening for 5 days and utter awesomeness tooks its place. I had never been either and it far exceeded expectations. Might sound cheesy I know but I remember every second of the trip in detail.
|1 hour 12 min ago||What are some of your||
favorites? I am partial to "Gradma's Kisses and Squidville" as a duo.
|3 hours 1 min ago||Go to||
|3 hours 25 min ago||Man,||
have a drink or a smoke or something. Relax. You go all spelling police on me and then freak when I show you how petty it is to pick through posts to find spelling or gramatical errors.
(And you really should have put the "now" right after "I'll." Just a better sentence structure).
|3 hours 42 min ago||I think||
that it will simply thin out the pool of people that play the game for very long. For the most in youth football all the way through high school, there are the people that do it because they are really good at it and it is a big part of their life, and other people who do it just so that they can have a girl wear their jersey at school on Friday. I think that many kids who do not have a future in the game will simply pull the plug on it or be swayed to do by their parents. If you think about it from a parent's perspective, it is a relatively scary sport.
|3 hours 50 min ago||*You||
know? To be fair.
|4 hours 19 min ago||To be unfair,||
Rich Rod was an unmitigated disaster at Michigan, used the lack of a seasoned running quarterback to claim (falsely) that he took over a team completely devoid of talent, refused to at all modify his gameplan to utilize the talent he did have, botched media relations to the point that Michigan graduates launched an investigation into his program that resulted in NCAA violations and probation, lost to Toledo, completely wasted the best defensive player that has been at Michigan in like 20 years, said things like "there is only so much hours in the day," had the team hold hands and sing along to a balad at the football banquet, and lost by like 50 points to a middling SEC team in his "show me" bowl game.
Actually, that may still be fair.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Wait,||
so if I literally smash my phone with a hammer, the texts messages sent and received on my phone can never be recovered? I am seriously asking, does that sound right? That data is somewhere, correct?
If this is true somebody get me a hammer, ASAP.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Bad idea,||
Glad they are gone.
|1 day 23 hours ago||WHY||
DON'T WE EVER LAND THE STARZ!?!?!?!
|1 day 23 hours ago||Wait,||
so the appeal to the person who handed down the suspension did not pan out? Weird. Every bit as effective as the ole Motion for Reconsideration.
|1 day 23 hours ago||I think||
it will be our fifth straight national championship and our fifth victory in a row against Army! Or wait, would we be snapping a four game skid against the Black Knights?
|6 days 16 min ago||I don't||
really think Paterno knew what day of the week it was the last few years he "coached." He was closing in on wondering the streets on his way to the supermarket at 5 AM territory toward the end. It was assisting living time as of about 2008.
|6 days 20 min ago||So true,||
there are times when a player on the opposing team makes a "catch" and they go to the monitors and I am close to just as annoyed as when they go to the monitor on one of our catches. I find myself just saying "it was a catch, come on, just set the ball down and play." Instant replay in general is being used way too liberally. It was kind of inevitable but I did not see it when the debate was going on. I would actually rather they just scrap it at this point, but that box has been opened and there is no closing it now.
|6 days 25 min ago||Well||
|6 days 55 min ago||The catch/||
non-catch situation is one of the worst things that has resulted from instant replay. It is going to get to the point where they review every pass that is caught while a player is falling to the ground. Like, no pass of that nature will be ruled a catch or not until it has been watched in slow motion 10 times. They have overthought it. It is nearly impossible for a player to make a "catch" as defined in such circumstances.
|6 days 1 hour ago||You think||
he killed Caspere and/or shot Velcoro?
|1 week 1 day ago||"Alright,||
he just convinced me, give me dollar back."
No bet, because from the looks of things I would lose. I will donate the $50.00 to Mott one I find a check that would not bounce, and we can agree that Michigan will be ranked somewhere around 20 pre-season. (But I still think we will be notably better than most expect).
|1 week 1 day ago||I||
guarantee we will not be ranked. On what basis would we be?
|1 week 2 days ago||He||
is an amazing actor and was perfect for a role. But the story of a no-name fresh out of college coach winning the State title is a good story too right? I just don't get why they made certain changes that they did.
|1 week 2 days ago||You||
think that our perspective is the national perspective, or even the regional perspective. It is not. All people who are not Michigan fans remember is "missed the tournament" and "lost to NJIT." Fans of other teams did not note our incremental improvement and really do not remember our injuries. Almost all people still think of Spike as the "white kid from Loiusville game" and believe that he already graduated, they are unaware that he was legitimately one of the best guards in the conference last year or that he is still in college. We will be unranked going into the season and most people will be like "huh?" the first time we beat somebody down.
|1 week 2 days ago||I just||
hate how inaccurate the movie is. Granted, I know that very rarely is a movie based on a "true story" in the way that they want you to believe, but in Hoosiers they just made arbitrary changes that did not need to be made and/or completely changed events to create a story that did not happen. That Milan team was loaded and was a favorite in the State going into the season. And why cast a 50 year old to play the role of a 25 year old coach? And why have them beat South Bend Central in the final when they did not play them that year, and got blown out by them the year before? Why not have them just beat the team they actually beat? It is a good movie as pure fiction but it could have been semi-non-fictional-ish, maybe just a a little bit.
|1 week 2 days ago||We||
are going to surprise a lot of people next year. I was recently talking with a State fan who actually follows college basketball a couple of days ago and told him I was excited to see the M v. MSU games next year. He replied "seriously, who do you guys even have left?" Um, everybody, and the two best players on the team are back from injury. So, yeah, we have a few guys "left."
|1 week 2 days ago||He won't||
bring in that many if the team completely stinks. It is not really like a basketball situation where you can watch one particular player play the entire game even if the team is terrible. He is one guy that people would see at bat 4 times per game. Any individual appeal would be short lived. I say try to move him. The current make-up of this team is foreboding.
|1 week 2 days ago||GOT||
just made some really bad decisions. I thought the majority of the content this season was really good, but there were some MAJOR errors in the direction of the story that really blew up the entire season. I don't know exactly what GRRM has planned for Stannis, but I can tell you without any hesitation that it will not involve burning his daugther alive. There was a lot of great stuff involving Stannis in season 5 but they managed to make it all completely insignificant in about five minutes. I did not get it all.
If you have not done so, watch Rectify. That may actually be the best show on TV right now.