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|6 weeks 2 days ago||No power here||
But fortunately (?) we are so used to losing power that I have a generator to run the furnace blower. In other words, we have heat. I used to have DTE's phone number memorized from calling so often to report outages. This is right outside A2.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||That was my junior year||
and I was in the MLB at the time she jumped. By the time class let out the only telltale sign anything happened was a bunch of sand and a few flowers. It was pretty sad. FWIW, I believe the Power Center is named for Sarah Power's dad (someone can correct me if I'm wrong.) The family had strong ties to the University and as mentioned elsewhere, she was a Regent at the time she jumped.
As for the tower itself, I had a class in there and remember being surprised at the size of the room as it was larger than I anticipated.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Quindarious, aka Quint||
just set him up at Blimpy's with a few of his namesake burgers (loaded with just about everything) and he's ours for the taking.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Nothing personal||
but I would like to see you eat two lemons. (Round 1 for JD)
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Basic economics||
If you decrease (bag man) demand by eliminating a major player, prices go down. Ban the highest profile program and then LSU doesn't need to pay, I mean, work as much to win a commitment.
So it's obviously in student's best interests (and/or their friends and families) to keep demand high. (I knew my econ degree would come in handy someday...)
|10 weeks 9 hours ago||Be sure to tell your daughter she||
Is your birthday present. My daughter was born two days before my birthday, so that is what I do (and I mean it.) Then go buy something for yourself.
As for V-Day, my wife and I went out for dinner last Friday and had a really nice time. Wished her a Happy Valentine Day this morning and that is that.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Glad to see you waited until||
Glad to see you waited until Sunday to post up your (former) fandom of Cousins... that's a serious confession if I ever heard one. May have saved yourself from an afterlife in Hell.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Vanderbilt. Let's not overlook Vandy as a potential||
SEC sacrifice if the NCAA ever decides to get "serious."
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Actually, I think the NCAA||
has become increasingly comfortable openly screwing over UM and really doesn't care that it's obvious.
|16 weeks 1 hour ago||Yes, classes start tomorrow||
(Just dropped my son off) but you can enroll/start up to the date that classes are closed to any new drops or adds. Apparently that's next week some time.
|16 weeks 23 hours ago||Kinda like military men and women only with better pay||
And thanks to the folks who sign on for that.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Hugh Freeze = Jesus?||
Regardless of your religious affiliations (if any) this is more than a little offensive. It's also a bit ironic that a cheating ass clown down in the bible belt is essentially comparing his "persecution" to Jesus rather than, you know, admitting he got busted for running a shady operation. I will be pleasantly surprised if there's any blow back down there.
People, please teach your kids critical thinking skills.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||IIRC, Ypsi didn't even have 22 players dressed||
when they played Dexter - and they won! (Of course Dexter has been, and continues to be inexcusably pathetic. Poor leadership from the school board on down.)
|25 weeks 5 days ago||He would be one of the fast guys||
who won't see the ball because the QB (rest his poor soul) can't get it there.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Pete Carroll is another one||
Before USC he bombed with the Patriots.
|28 weeks 13 hours ago||Kinda scary and depressing when you consider||
what it takes to get kicked off of Tennessee's football team. Let's hope he was trying to support a victim of another teammate's actions. (It's a long shot considering a past suspension but you never know.)
|30 weeks 7 hours ago||I saw that earlier and had to laugh.||
I can't imagine it will go well for that DB in the film room (while he's still quietly thinking to himself it was the right decision)
|30 weeks 22 hours ago||It would actually drive them crazier||
if everyone just left calmly while congratulating all the Sparties they see along the way on a great game (after wiping the field with them of course.)
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Band rehearsal down at Elbel this morning||
I think it starts around 10:00, maybe it's 9:00. I should know since my son is in the band (Alto sax) and I have to head down to help setup for the alto's pregame meal. Oh, as soon as I finish my coffee I'm off for a mountain bike ride though. Maybe see you out on the trails...
|31 weeks 7 hours ago||A much deeper local in-state talent pool||
Oh, then there's those little things like cars, money, tattoos and so on rustling around in the smoke out there.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||+1 verbatim... unless you ask me in January/February||
Although this past winter wasn't that bad at all.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Onwenu and Bradenson say don't worry||
about Braden. Hopefully he picks his game up but if not, we have some talented youngsters able to step in.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Fragels? Is there still a source around?||
I worked at the Bagel Factory many years ago and still miss those things.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Big POSBANG||
for M-14 finally opening! It's been a real PITA getting around during the construction. Big rigs cruising Huron River Dr., traffic jams... almost felt like I was back in L.A. (no, not really)
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Movie? That was a radio talk show about cars||
Q. Does listening to public radio make someone:
a) a nerd
b) smarter and more intelligent
c) better looking
d) a liberal
e) a, b, and d
|39 weeks 5 days ago||I don't know about right,||
but in this instance he defintiely has blue balls
(ugh, painful high school memories)
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Nice!||
I expect to see this embedded on the front page before the day is out.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||One interesting side note,||
Hawaii's AD is a Michigan alum. I'm not sure his coach will be too excited about our camping there, but maybe they will be ok with it. It would be nice if they put in a good word for UM with kids destined for USC or UCLA though.
|1 year 1 week ago||Wow. As someone who lived in||
Socal for many years and a former UCLA season ticket holder I can assure you that USC fans/grads would never root for UCLA. And even though I don't like USC at all I have to say their (rather obnoxious) fans actually care more than other Pac12 schools. Think about it, they're the only traditional power out there - at least they used to be. In sum, get a clue.
In the meantime, I am rather enjoying their ongoing run of crappy hires.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Spot on||
Harbaugh hires outstanding coaches that, oh, may have very talented sons as a bonus. The practice of hiring Dudes to pull top high school talent (junior Dudes) would bother me if it weren't for the fact that the guys have turned out to be outstanding hires on merit. Think about it: Wheatley, Partridge, Bush Sr. So far, so great.
Even better is hiring them on the staff but not as coaches which provides an opportunity for them to prove themselves and eventually move on to the coaching staff or jump to another team. It's win/win with minimal downside. If they turn out as duds, well, the impact is mitigated by not starting them out as coaches. That has to be earned. And the hungry talented young coaching talent are already hustling just to get noticed by Harbaugh.