here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
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|2 days 13 hours ago||I didn't want to brag or anything, but...||
|2 days 16 hours ago||Likely||
My sister is as-yet unattached.... and a member of the U-M Medical Center staff/faculty.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Amen||
I was at a client's location yesterday. First meeting went great. Second one was a complete cluster-f&ck. Then I found out a still different client went all space cadet and I'm cleaning up that mess today.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Richard Jeni||
Once did a hilarious bit about his girlfriend wanting him to go with her to see The Vagina Monologues. Needless to say, his expectation for the show was quite a bit different than hers...
|2 days 17 hours ago||My Dad's 80th Birthday Party||
I'm taking 15 lbs of pulled pork and 50 pieces of fried chicken to the event, in addition to homemade limoncello.
There's something wrong with that picture, though... We're a Polish family and there won't be a kielbasa in sight. I may still need to rectify that oversight.
Although I DID use Polish potato vodka for the limoncello, so I've got that goin' for me. Which is nice...
|5 days 5 hours ago||What a great idea!||
|5 days 5 hours ago||KenKen||
Don't forget that one.
|5 days 5 hours ago||Note to self||
Invest in Kimberly-Clark if such a thing is ever proposed for Michigan Stadium.
|6 days 8 hours ago||Whattaburger||
Awesome burger, but if you get to Oklahoma City, check out Braums (several locations). Better even than Whattaburger.
But my favorite burger joint of all time has to be "Rehab Burger Therapy" in Scottsdale, AZ. The Hangover Burger (1/2 lb burger, fried egg, hatch green chiles, bacon, colby jack) is one of the most amazing things I've ever eaten in my life.
|6 days 8 hours ago||Alpena native||
And a high school classmate of my MIL (within a year or so, anyway).
|6 days 18 hours ago||Love it because I'm supposed to?||
No, not at all. Cue the Johnny Cash music, but I've been everywhere, man. Zingerman's is one of those places that never gets old for me. Dusty's Cellar in Okemos is another (yes, I know there are better places).
Brahm's for a burger a shake in Oklahoma City, Rudy's BBQ in San Antonio (the I-10 location), Crown Burger in Layton, UT (but Red Iguana in SLC), Papa Joe's in Rochester Hills and Birmingham, MI and Dorothy Lane Market in Kettering, OH (neither are restaurants, but rather, markets).
And so on....
|6 days 18 hours ago||Two bites||
If you're a polar bear or a particularly ravenous glutton.
|6 days 18 hours ago||Mac 'n cheese, yes||
Fried chicken, no. However, they do have smoked wings.
|6 days 19 hours ago||+1||
For using "gestalt".
+10 (if I could) for using "transcendant" in the same comment.
If you'd found a way to include "zieigeist", that would have easily qualified for a double-bonus.
I need to send a note to the mods or something. "+1" just doesn't seem like quite enough.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Zingerman's vs M&B, et al||
I confess that I don't get it, either. I've been to both places and enjoy both immensely. It is really a matter of personal preference, budget, and how the individual defines value.
I took my family to Zingerman's today after a walk in the Arb, as a matter of fact. $17 for a Montreal smoked meat sandwich. Expensive? Sure. But M&B would have been $12, so not THAT much less. And have any of you been to NYC lately and eaten at The Stage, Carnegie, or any of the other "destination" delis? Not exactly cheap, either, and they also make many of their own sandwich ingredients.
|1 week 1 day ago||Fawlty Towers||
Brilliant comedy. Another British comedy I enjoy is 'Allo 'Allo. I was introduced to it about 20 years ago by a colleague in Belgium. I had never heard of it and I watched it once and was hooked.
|1 week 1 day ago||A Vaquero||
Lena in Ann Arbor has a drink called the Vaquero. It is a combination of rye, orange honey syrup, fresh squeezed lemon juice and mint. Great drink and you could easily substitute the bourbon for rye. You could also make a standard bourbon old fashioned if you were so inclined.
|1 week 1 day ago||I used to drink gin frequently||
But I find myself preferring vodka now. Hendricks is still up there, though.
|1 week 1 day ago||Flavor development||
This is the first time I've made it and all of the recipes I read, save one, indicated that the longer the lemon peel soaked in the alcohol, the better.
I'm taking it to my Father's 80th birthday party next weekend and I wanted it to be as good as I could make it. Of course, I had to sample some today for, you know, quality control.
|1 week 1 day ago||Homemade limoncello||
Took a month, but totally worth it. Nice way to wrap a warm, sunny day.
I also put some country ribs on the smoker. They were a little dry (I think the fire was too hot) but the combo of hickory and apple wood was the right call.
|1 week 3 days ago||Project Mayhem?||
No, because I doubt Brian Cook is Marla.
|1 week 3 days ago||It's the weekend!||
|1 week 4 days ago||You know what this board needs?||
Damn. Only Wednesday. Never mind.
|1 week 5 days ago||Processing Crews||
I'm sure YOU had a busy night, morning, afternoon, evening...
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Definitely up for a posbang today||
My wife has been suffering from migraine headaches all week, first mis-diagnosed at an urgent care clinic on Sunday. I was supposed to be in Toronto for a client meeting yesterday that would have gotten me to a Blue Jays game last night with the same client but the trip was cancelled when he couldn't get back from Portland to the GTA.
At least the sun is shining and my homemade lemoncello is about done. I may get a bottle of the commercial stuff because warm and sunny weather calls for it.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Sorry about that ...||
I changed my remarks after you'd apparently read the first version. I realized after I posted what I posted that all of the teams in Group G had played one another. The games seem so far apart that I had missed the obvious.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||That makes sense, but...||
Look, it doesn't impact me either way. I'm going to go back to a good ol' American hate of soccer right after this month or so is over (sooner if we're out quick; unless we win the World Cup, in which case, I am DEFINITELY telling all my European colleagues how much they suck).
|2 weeks 3 days ago||This is cool||
But I'm having a little trouble with the cognitive dissonance. Maybe I just don't get the subtleties of The Rest of the World, but the FIFA system seems to make as much sense as the BCS. "Lose and you still go to the next round (or maybe not)! Win and you won't go (or maybe you will)!"
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Plenty of big meetings today||
Then hitting The Library Pub in Novi for a couple of adult beverages with an old friend late this afternoon.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Here's my contribution to anti-social behavior||
You're a tool and a troll. I'm not a huge fan of soccer either; ditto hockey. But, you know what? Once in a while, I find both games compelling, especially during playoffs (ANY playoffs). I may not even understand all of what's going on, but that doesn't mean that I can't enjoy the spectacle of some of the world's most gifted athletes performing on one of the world's biggest stages. I am also curious to understand why the sport is so beloved, particularly among Americans like Brian who have so many other sports choices. In the process, I learn and appreciate something new and take an interest, even if only fleeting.
FIFA World Cup, even more perhaps than the Olympics, is the one event where almost every person on earth takes a pause to enjoy the same thing. Is it a cure for poverty, war, disease and famine? Of course not. But that doesn't mean it isn't a big deal or that it's not worth watching.