also duty-free guys falling over and grabbing their shins
|4 hours 44 min ago||At Least You'll Be||
with someone you love
|4 hours 48 min ago||He Who Finds a Wife||
finds a good thing and finds favor with the Lord.
marriage is great. choose wisely (hopefully she says 'yes'!), and go from there. i used the element of surprise when i asked. i totally faked out mgofiance (now 18+ years mgowife) by popping the question at Christmas dinner in front of the whole family. good thing she said 'yes' on that one.
|4 hours 57 min ago||Don't Laugh||
you are all forgetting the volcano of april 2010 that diverted air travel all over the world for a few weeks. i had to find a last minute revised route to africa because europe was basically closed to air traffic.
|6 hours 7 min ago||How Incredibly Stupid Is That?||
miss four games and give away how many hundreds of thousands of dollars each because dumb and dumber can't pass on sparking some herb, during the season no less. go green, go phatty blunt.
as the 3 stooges used to say, 'we got morons on our team'. i thought the lions had the market cornered in that regard. guess not.
|8 hours 16 min ago||East Side||
|8 hours 17 min ago||I'll Be Coaching Youth Football||
this weekend. then to see siblings at the cottage, one of whom lost is wife 2 months ago. will be a nice time to hang out and not have too many distractions as all of us are leaving our respective spouses and children home.
|1 day 8 hours ago||NSFW means||
i'm so not hip....
|1 day 8 hours ago||Playing Hockey at Michigan||
my favorite weight gain meal was a sister ann from pizza bobs, and i'd get a combo, chocolate chip/coffee milk shake.
playing football in socal, it would have been getting two 'double doubles' from in-n-out burger, with fries and a chocolate shake, or if i was at a diner i'd order like a dozen eggs over easy, 3 orders of wheat toast, and a roast beef sandwich. as they say, you've got to eat big to get big.
p.s. when we were growing up downstate my father and gordie were good buddies and the families were friendly. when my dad passed away 3 years ago he left me/us the jersey gordie gave him when i was born, his white red wings (at the time the away jersey) captain's jersey. us siblings donated it to the red wings and they have it up somewhere at the joe i believe.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Thank You for Posting Those||
i remember watching that 1986 game at the malibu inn, out in socal. go blue!
|1 day 8 hours ago||So Justin, Answer the Questions||
enquiring minds want to know. what was your first job, etc.?
|1 day 9 hours ago||What is Up With New Avatar?||
old one wear out?
|1 day 12 hours ago||Beuhler? Beuhler?! BisB?||
yes nicole? my brother's best friend's neighbor's mechanic overheard someone saying that BisB answered a question in history class and nearly died. and then he went to michigan.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Beat Ohio||
but miller recover, so we can beat you again!
|1 day 19 hours ago||And You Can See Him||
saying , 'aw fu....' stay classy, cleveland.
|1 day 19 hours ago||I Hope I Never Measure||
right and wrong by observing how a buckeye behaves and using that as a baseline. i mean, i get what you both are saying, but it's football, it's exciting and great fun, it's not life or death (it's more important than that, right?)
|1 day 21 hours ago||Not nt?||
(old dog, new trick)
|2 days 5 hours ago||All Cursed||
every last one of them.
black cleats, preferrably high tops, a little white stripe somewhere, that's about it.
|2 days 5 hours ago||I Remember Watching Miller||
his freshman year when he was playing us and running around the big house. i knew he was a wild card with throws, but man you could see the talent, big time. would much prefer to play them at full strength in columbus, no excuses, may he best team win. if he's not had a red shirt, assumedly he can come to A2 next year and play his final game at the big house. now that would be a fine resolution to this unfortunate injury.
|2 days 5 hours ago||The Dirty Dozen||
with lee marvin, jim brown, charles bronson, and others. and if you post it 3 times, they'd be especially dirty and 3 dozen total.
|2 days 5 hours ago||Thank You||
but would not want this sound coming out of anything i own, and if one of our cows made that sound we'd put it down!
|2 days 6 hours ago||Reminiscent of Animal House||
where belushi comes up with a plan and otter, while dabbing at his wounds says something to the effect of, 'no, bluto's right. crazy, but right. we could use conventional weapons and cost thousands of lives and millionsof dollars, or, we could...'
but mr. kass could just be on to something. what does mrs. k say?
|2 days 7 hours ago||Sandperson Cheer?||
|2 days 7 hours ago||Gangster Thug Punch||
had the dismissal coming from the word 'go'. Mich did the right thing observing the process so they don't have to eat his scholly. and while i don't wish the lad ill, i do wish him justice and for him that should harsher than the misdemeanors he is charged with. it would be great to think his character would change, but i wouldn't bet the farm on it.
|2 days 7 hours ago||I Disagree re: Nothing Good after 0200 hrs||
you see, there was this one theta that.....
|3 days 9 hours ago||Team Photo?||
either that, or we have really, really stacked that backfield and are now working with a new 'Nuss' secret weapon, the double-double tight end formation.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Where in Heavens||
did you get a secret photo of the turtle O-line? see the top photo, a pro-set, strong right, paint turtle flex. on two. ready, break!
bottom photo? i dunno, maybe those are state turtles i n the green and we're just piling on?
|4 days 16 hours ago||What is "BPL"?||
bo's pool league?
|5 days 4 hours ago||Thank You||
(oh, i just couldn't help myself!)
|5 days 4 hours ago||Pinot Noir||
beringer. nice. oldest daughter made her super-duper home-made mac cheese for us for dinner. i coached the 2 oldest sons in their first football practice of the year. the lions are actually winning right now, 13-0. harvest time is here, including fruit. it is such a great time of the year.
|5 days 6 hours ago||What Does 'nt' Mean?||
seen it a few times now....
|5 days 6 hours ago||Got A Monkey||
on your back, just one more slug will drown you!
(see lynyrd skynrd, circa 1977)
|5 days 16 hours ago||Kids Football Season Started||
this week too, both high school and pop warner. coaching time is here and although it will be a couple more weeks before games, as far as i'm concerned, football season is here right now.
|5 days 21 hours ago||Remember, Big Brother||
will be downloading your generated data too. as our youngest says, while he points alternately at his own eyes and then at you, 'i'm watching you....'
|5 days 21 hours ago||Definitely Improved||
ads were no big deal. and i read dave brandon's explanation of improving cell coverage in the stadium, and i didn't feel like he was trying to sell me a pizza. it was....believable.
|1 week 21 hours ago||Cautious Optimism||
about the year. the fact that devin is such a class act and that he withstood so much last year (see: playing ohio with a busted foot) is part of the reason.
|1 week 1 day ago||Vicious and Gutless||
been in lots of scrapes and that is bone-chilling cowardice on display. he planned that, he set it up, he waited for his shot, he clearly had others 'in' on the plan, and he is lucky it's not a homicide. piece of depraved scat.
|1 week 1 day ago||I Played Until Our 3rd Child||
was born. in fact, because mgowife was expecting and that particular child ended up being 12 days, late i missed games vs. miami and houston b/c i wouldn't travel until he was born. we've been blessed with more kids in the intervening years and i don't play anymore because of those concerns, but i'd say it can be done with 3 kids. all of mine encourage me to play now on a local semi-pro team, but i tell them 'it's not my time, it's yours. daddy had his fun'.
|1 week 2 days ago||Coincidence||
my friend and i are/were a different era by a couple of decades from the lad walking on at Northwestern. my oldest brother played for the cats though, and i always pull for them except when they of course play michigan.
|1 week 3 days ago||Used to Train With SEALS||
when we lived out west. my closest friend/neighbor was the commander of team 1. i always told him that i admired him for his exceptional combination of ability and humility - two things i pray for more of. i bet fitz keeps him on the team no matter what, as other mgobloggers have opined as well.
|1 week 3 days ago||OVER||
on every single one of those. in fact, double-over, including the first team to win 35 games in a single college football season. really. 35. you watch....
|1 week 4 days ago||Apparently My Sarc Meter||
is off. i'm sure it has to do with me being in nebraska right now....
|1 week 4 days ago||Lighten Up Francis||
i think most of us rightly are empathetic with the injured lads.
|1 week 4 days ago||I Am In Nebraska||
working behind enemy lines. my work here is done!
kidding aside, i hope those guys come back 100%. those are life-changing events.
|1 week 5 days ago||I'm Out Of State||
in enemy big10 territory. can i still get in on this?
incidentally, nebraska is hot, and fast, since the freeway speed is 75 mph. we better watch their ground game this year.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Cerrtainly Less Intense||
than other tri's, but fun. and magnus, i so wish i could get you that one driver's photo. your TTB write-up on her would be a classic.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Thank You For That Idea||
a definite possibility on the way home. other than the cluster muck drive through indiana and the start of illinois, the drive has been quite pleasant. we farm, so there was a lot to see from the road and i must confess to having some serious 'tractor envy' more than once as we plugged along. not enough to save illinois or iowa's season, but tractor envy nevertheless.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Family Camp;||
fly-fishing, rock climbing, water-skiing, even a triathlon to compete in. it took a lot of planning with our livestock getting cared for while we're away and we had to harvest crops and a whole bunch of animals before we left, but we got 'er done.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||A Wonderful Invite||
and if i get business down there i'll try to reach out and join you. in fact, i think we should have a few get-togethers with mgobloggers especially since football season is almost upon us. some good folks on the blog and would be fun to meet the humans behind the black and white flashy lights.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||It Means They're Getting the Band||
back together! but since i have never seen urbz and craig james together, it is my opinion that 5 female band members are in grave danger! remember, you heard it here first in the pigskin preview.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Statistics Can Be Fun||
especially when i decided that lots of those teams can go 0-12. i'm not going to let nebraska go 36-0 though, nope. maybe....9-3. sun is rising in a few minutes. i will watch those red bastards closely and see what i come up with. i might not have internet in the mountains though, so i'll have to take notes and get back to the mgogang.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Idea For A Big Event:||
win some football games!
go blue and have a great sunday.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||You Ring The Fire Bell||
over an apple app? man, i thought you were a nigerian prince who was about to be ransomed for 7 goats and $57 million (US) dollars. talk about overreaction.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Well Do Tell,||
why is it that we won't ever win another football game?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Soccer? Stadium Full of 'Red'?||
bo is rolling over in his grave! what's next, coaches singing at senior dinner....oh. we did that. the RR guy. never mind.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||$0 - We Live in the Boonies!||
so there isn't cable service out here. we do have a TV, but it's not hooked up to anything. typically at labor day i will get a month-to-month satellite deal with direct TV and that will run us about $59-69/mo. we pull the plug after the nat'l championship game and no more TV until it's time for Michigan to play football again. used dish for this a couple of years but their customer service was apparently run by buckeyes.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Holy Wah!||
'ba dum bump' is the onomatopeia for the drum beat that accompanies the delivery of a punch line by those cheesey comedians. think henny youngman, 'take my wife, please!'
not down south tonight, though we are headed to colorado sunday for camping, rock climbing, waterskiing, fly-fishing and i even get to do a (short) triathlon. so it's all good even if we're not in da UP.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Yo, Thad, I told You||
the mgoworld wouldn't like it. fwiw, i didn't neg bang you man. better luck next time and go blue!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Ba-Dum-Bump!||
go wings will be here all week folks. don't forget to tip the waitstaff or else they'll stop feeding him drinks. and remember, friday night is fish fry night so bring the whole family...
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Suns Out, Friday is Here||
we are blue,
and so are you!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Thad||
you better deliver the goods man, or you are in big trouble with the mgoworld. and it's friday too, so you don't want to start a posbang with a negbang. we're waiting....
|2 weeks 6 days ago||In the Bowels Of The Store||
is where they keep the 'crappers'. book her, and get a stool sample!
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Good Insight||
both as to the cows (an everyday occurrence) and the article. maybe the big east revenue is from 2012?
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||Ever Notice You Don't See||
urbz and craig james at the same time? are there 5 missing ladies of the night in orlando? enquiring minds want to know!
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||Gotta Pull For A Kid||
like that. just have to. lets hope he continues to mature as a person and a football player.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||Gut Shot||
no wonder you are a -59 pts at this writing. it is trolling season though. fish on!
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Word: He Lives Inside a Bong||
otherwise it's real tough to get that much into your system. in michigan the michigan state police crime lab claims to be able to measure down to 1 ng (they flatter themselves), but unless someone has a MMMA card (michigan medical mj act) there is a 'zero tolerance' for TCH in a driver's system and measuring to 13-16 ng is not tough. the feds are working on standards in the 5-7 ng range for being 'under the influence'.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Only A Hot Seat At the Fringe||
meaning, only in the highly unlikely state of affairs of, say, another season like last and where we lose all of the 'big 3' in some pretty ugly fashion. in other words, hoke would have to go down like rich rod did in his last season and quite frankly that is extremely unlikely.
so, no more 'hot seat' b.s., football cometh, and that right soon. go blue!
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Post Photos||
or it didn't happen!
glad you made it though - and with some dicey weather if i read correctly about it being up by little traverse bay.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Handwriting Is Important Learning||
for the little ones. lots of thoughtfulness in real letters, like the 'thank you' letters we have our kids send at various times, 'get well' cards, things like that. i think it's something of a lost art and we have found people appreciate getting things like that in the snail mail.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Up North||
and it is now beautiful outside. about to light the BBQ and get to that glass of red wine.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Providence Exists||
and so does/do flaming cars at OSU games. beautiful!
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Well Gosh BrewMom||
thanks. consider yourself e-hugged (in a completely platonic, non-threatening and non-suggestive manner). i think we all would agree you are the favorite mgogirl-posters.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Literally Every Murder||
i ever prosecuted started with the phrase, 'where you from?', meaning, 'what gang are you from since you aren't from mine and i want to know who i'm about to kill'. kind of like asking a woman if she's pregnant, but in that instance usually only one person dies...
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Colors||
1987 - Ice T.
the movie it was written for used to describe an important part of life for me and my task force, back in the day.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Two Part Answer||
1. have contemplated grape growing on some of the south facing slopes as we are in a reasonably good climate to give that a shot. some mgovino would be very nice.
2. beloved bride (and i) is quite busy with our children, their schooling, sports, the farm, etc. so i wouldn't want to add that to her plate. if we grow grapes, i'll do the added labor.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||6 Permanent Stands||
around the farm, a couple of mobile ones that don't move much. I have done some clearing with the brush hog in what we call fields 1 and 2. will probably put in some rye in field 2 in the next month.
and you, JT, bow hunter?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||You're Funny Mgobrewmom||
- not sarcastic. my mgowife walks on water as far as i am concerned. and while i don't post pics like mgrowold does (tastefully) we were watching our old wedding video last week for our anniversary with all the kids, and i couldn't help but repeatedly mention her beauty is/was phenomenol. now couched with 'for our age', but still a blessing. and of course as we get older we all realize character is far more important than beauty, but beauty is certainly a bonus.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Good Friday To You All||
it's great to be in michigan in the summer.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Justin - It's Your Duty||
to talk your best friend out of marrying that ohio girl! what kind of best friend would let that happen? what's next, letting him marry a taliban girl?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Love Keith Jackson||
doing michigan football. don't have time to watch all of this, but thanks for posting. old time memories.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I Married a USC Grad||
and it was easily the best decision of my life. she loves michigan now, but we had to work that out when we were courtin'!
|4 weeks 3 hours ago||Great Shots||
who is in the photo in the middle, besides of course Bo on the far right?
and can you imagine if we had a modern day 'biff' mascot? oh man, let's go find those stupid sparty and buckeye mascots - game on!
|4 weeks 3 hours ago||I'm Fired?||
not again?! what did i do this time?
|4 weeks 3 hours ago||To Say Nothing About||
'there's something about shooting the bear and catching the salmon, and eating them both'. living off the land and sea up there will help anyone reorient on what is important and necessary in life. and you are right, the intensity of some of the encounters is really part of the fun/thrill.
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||Alaska||
hands down the most beautiful place on the planet. phenomenol hunting, fishing (fly and deep sea), skiing, hiking, boating, rafting, climbing. alaskans are fun too, generally very helpful. remember one thing about visiting though. locals say 'anchorage, only 1/2 hour away from alaska' in reference to the seedy urban element that lives in anchorage and is so out of place in the beauty and wilderness that is the rest of the state.
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||First Post?||
welcome. what does you fax/avatar say? too small and murky to read...
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||My Kids Loved It||
they get the fact that winning is tough and wins aren't handed out like candy canes at a Christmas party. excellent video.
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||Been to ND Twice||
once in the '70's to see my oldest brother play them, once in the '80's to see all our friends play them, and watch AC run a punt back and hand us the ball. the ND fans were fine then, but things change.
saw mich pound IU down in bloomington in the '80's too. nice fans, no problems. it was the first time i heard a fan base yell 'I-U-D' when we had the ball. i giggled like a school kid.
been to evanston to see NW play, but not against michigan. low-key, decent small stadium, and i always root for the cats as long as they aren't playing our wolverines.
now if you want to talk hockey venues, that is a different matter. i will say playing in columbus wasn't that big of a deal, and i will confirm a prior post that i always thought munn (MSU"s arena) had the best ice besides ours.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Plus You Must Wait To||
set up the counter, a great play if (big 'if') your running is making some progress.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||So If You Don't Mind Sharing||
how'd that mid-year review go...?
back to the video - i played tight end for nearly 20 years so it was very enjoyable to watch a high-level coach at work with a position i am quite familiar with.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||God Bless That Young Man||
and our beloved university of michigan. i just let most of the kids watch that and they loved it, as of course did i. great story.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||55-56 Degrees Is the Lowest||
water temp i'll swim in. otherwise the headache lasts too long. i am, shall we say, ahead on my eating so my body adapts pretty quick even at those lower temps. i have avoided getting a wet suit all these years as somehow that would ruin the reason for being out there.
found a rather large anchor and chain today at about the 1/2 mile mark - drug it up to shore and kept swimming. it was big enough for mgrowold's boat, surprised the drunken owner didn't try to retrieve it.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Not A Scowl Photo||
look where he is. i think it might be a 'what is that smell' photo. (i kid, i kid)
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Great Pic and Trip Debrief||
thanks for sharing and it's very cool that you apparently had super calm water. as for time, you realize that if you ran 150 miles over 3.5 hrs your speed was over 40 mph. maybe your boat is a little faster than you thought, (or our navigator needs a tune up on chart reading.)
fun to get some insight into folks you see posting. and it's true, you are way young to be 'mgrowold'. maybe you should switch to: 'mgettingtomiddleagewithveryprettywife'.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I Swim A Mile||
most every work day of the summer up here in GT bay. the water finally got over 60 last week. it is very pleasant right now, albeit about 4-6 weeks later than normal. swimming as late into october as i can tolerate it, but with all the global warming we had this winter, i'm not thinking i'll make october swimming this year.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Like a Scene Out of The Excorcist||
the power of michigan compels you!
|4 weeks 5 days ago||As My Dad Used to Say||
about his trainer plane (BT-13) when he was getting ready for the P-51's they would end up flying, 'wheels down and welded!'
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Up North||
we are going to be dry until probably tuesday, so even if i don't get to baling it tomorrow, i still have a couple of days that i can get 'er done and not worry about soggy hay becoming a mold problem.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||What's Not to Like?||
with phil's line score: 17 pitches, only 7 strikes, a hit and 2 walks. it's all good man!
|4 weeks 5 days ago||A Dry Thread?||
heavens no! rosemount shiraz.
and what the heck just happened to the tigers? i take the kids out to do barn chores, feed cattle, etc., and i come back to a 7 run pasting by the indians. which one of you is going to admit it's your fault?
dinner is some of the cows that have gone before, you know, that we processed and made into various cuts. tonight they are burgers. very enjoyable when you can do-it-yourself with food. hay is cut, will bale tomorrow after kids' b-ball tournament.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Stud Runner||
hopefully makes for an equally great coach. he is definitely a 'michigan man'. go blue!
|5 weeks 4 hours ago||We Raise Hundreds||
of fighing chickens just like these little guys, but out in our fields this time of year. we even use the same watering devices (the red bells hanging from above). it's just that after this september, i guess we'll have to go somewhere besides south bend to find our chickens!
|5 weeks 4 hours ago||Anatomy Of A Murder||
(filmed in the UP), patton, rocky. those are some classics you could honor the big house with.
please no chick flick.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Family Taken to Ohio?!||
good gracious man, call the cops! somebody save them!
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Standard First Sentence||
handed out about 2000 time a day throughout our state. neither better nor worse, zero favoritism or extra punishment.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||You Received an Illegal Sentence||
MIP has no provision for probation and it's illegal for the court to require such. neither is the court allowed to use it's contempt powers to boot strap an MIP into a jail sentence. the court must offer a deferred sentence for an MIP first, and may not incarcerate under any circumstances for that offense.
case that holds this is People v. John Williams, and it comes from Oakland county.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Used to Crew Out of Keane's||
on the detroit river back in the day. you are a solid 8 hours away at a true cruising speed of about 20 mph. add an hour for the gas stop since you'll be waiting for others and your sons will want to buy stuff at the marina store, and you should have enough cushion with a 9 hr estimate. mgowife will not like lake st. clair if it's windy or busy since it is so shallow. suggest you start at first light out of PIB so you can get to lake st. clair before mid-day. if it's really crappy and wife is bilging overboard you could suck up behind a freighter and that should help - but be careful.
customs is the other issue, but it's been a while since i've gone. suggest you contact canadian customs now, and don't forget passports just in case.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I Was Kidding||
about the free grill, but it must be one heck of a grill that gets a $500 gift certificate.
lived south of you for a number of years, back in the '80's, in the topanga state forest. i'm guessing valencia has changed a lot since then.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Only 7||
but none of drinking age. they are of fun ages though, and all of them participated in a busy farm day which included an informal (and split up by hours) triathlon interspersed with other chores, plantings, some bull wrangling, etc.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||What Do You Soak||
the cherries in, and for how long?
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Cool - That Had to Be Fun||
thanks for sharing. i heard a rumor that they're free for U of M alum, can you verfiy that?
what city was the commercial filmed in?
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Cupcake - Velvet Red||
home-grown steaks about to go on the grill. barn chores done just in front of a signif rain coming our way. we left the cows out though. they are waterproof and there's too many to clean up after.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||What Does Your Avatar Say?||
assumedly all those hiroglyphics mean something. enquiring minds want to know....
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Lagunitas at 0538 Hours?||
b-brown, you might want to old off on that til, say, noon?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Joe Nathan||
is about to kill his own team (again). a single. a walk. cover your eyes.
and nice quad post. judge's score = 10. the most i've ever done is a double. feeling inadequate...
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Hold It Just A Minute - Stop Right There||
let me see some I.D. no, not your student card or that mgoblog license you carry, your drivers' licenses. that's right, all of you and i mean right now!
yep, just what I thought. you are underage. every last one of you. looks like you stole some of that booze too. well, i'm in a good mood tonight. no ticket, but i'll be confiscating all that fancy booze you guys are fond of. give it over right here. the wine too, don't try to walk away. okay, now get out of here and next time, i might not be so nice.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Has Phil Coke Turned the Corner?||
i'm not enough of a fan to have studied his latest games and box scores, but the last few weeks i've seen his line scores they all seem to be pretty good. no more 22 pitches, 14 hits, 7 earned run lines. change for good or just a good patch before the wheels come off again?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Angel Dust + Whiskey?||
now that would be one strong drink. hide the women and children.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||And Tell Him Don||
said 'get off my damn lawn, stone hands!'
|6 weeks 5 hours ago||Welcome Home||
we'll leave the light on. take a right just after you smell cleveland and you will be home.
|6 weeks 6 hours ago||Rosemount Shiraz||
barn chores done. mama making dinner for the family.
|6 weeks 6 hours ago||Happy Birthday LSA||
don't fear 36. lots of great living in your 30's. and wait until you get my age: they have to call the fire department to put the candles out.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Mastadons to The Left!||
mastadons to the right!
stand up, sit down,
fight, fight, fight!
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Routine Inspection||
of the car is always part of the report for a case like this. it'll read something like, 'this officer came on duty at 2100 hrs, assigned to unit X. prior to leaving the station i searched unit X and found no contraband of any type. further, this officer had no occasion to detain anyone since the shift beginning and the time that urban meyer's homeboy was put in the back of unit X'
or something close to that.
most places, and assuming this kid's record is clean, he'll get some type of diversion/release/go to some classes and keep your nose clean type of deal and the matter will be kept off his record. most kids take that deal as opposed to the risk of losing at trial which does happen.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Not Splenda?||
oops. my bad.....
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Sockeye||
pinot noir, 2012. nothing fancy but nice.
way, way busy day though. great weather. lots of fun with the family.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Recon!||
and who's going to tell him 'no' when he wants to watch the utes practice so he can pick off all their sets and signals? it won't be utes!
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Confess MGrowOld!||
that is a family portrait, back before your mogwife got her blond hair back. hah! busted. thought you could sneak one by, but not with this group of wizards around....
|6 weeks 5 days ago||We Just Rented The||
original 'pride of the yankees' movie, with gary cooper as lou gehrig, for the kids. we don't have regular t.v. so the kids appreciate movies like this alot.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Good Point||
go wildcats, right up until, say 8 wins and beating ASU. then no more...
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Gas Station Gear?||
for the unenlightened (like me), what is 'gas station gear'?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks Magnus||
i enjoy reading these and figure it is probably pretty labor-intensive to track many of them down.
question: am i the only one that is pulling for rich rod to do well at arizona? as much as he didn't pan out here and i still laugh at his singing, i just can't bring myself to wish him ill.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Did You Bring Enough Posbangs?||
maybe should go get some more in case the store is closed tomorrow?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||How 'bout Those Tigers?||
nice to see they hopefully have shaken off that horrible 4-16 slump.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||The Blue Angels Are So Close||
to my office right now as they practice, that as they come streaking by you can't hear them until they are virtually on top of us and then past at nearly the speed of sound. looking out the office window as they go by, work is not going to last long today....
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I Got Bit By One||
of those smallies about this time last year, in the shallows not too far from where you'll be fishing. a big hen on her beds. i have swum in a lot of different places, but that is the only time something ever bit me.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||One Man's Trash||
is another's treasure. a beautiful deer hit the bumper of my old truck this winter. called my neighbor/the undersheriff told him i was going to take it and he said' 'no problem, don't waste the meat'.
me and the 4 oldest boys skinned it in the barn in 15 below temp and let it hang for a few days. butchered it up and it is excellent nutrition and the price was right - nada.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||You Might Not Sing it Well||
(nor do i), but the star spangled banner is the anthem, and all of it's verses too. remember it was written while francis soctt key was watching the battle, not during some gentile victorian version of a 'jam session' in 17 or 18 whatever.
also, the NSA trolls this board for it's national intel significance, and any one of you who chimed in for another country's anthem, well, you guys are in big trouble. i bet your computer gets crashed, your dog goes missing, your car won't start, all sorts of stuff. you heard it here first...
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Outside of The Star Spangled Banner||
canada easily has the #2 national anthem on the planet. beautiful country. played a lot of hockey there back in the day.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||If He/She is A Real Officer||
as they approach and hear ''the victors' playing loudly on your car stereo, they will begin singing, give the secret handshake, and speed you along your way as an escort. so easy when you know the trick...
|7 weeks 4 days ago||We Were Tempted||
to be extras in that movie since it was right down the road. alas, we missed our moment of fame.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Michigan Hockey Teammates||
dave richter: magic
paul fricker: space man
steve richmond: chi (prounouced 'shy')
kelly mckrimmon: krimmer
dennis may: los
donny krussman: special k
along with a host of other simple ones like 'lundy' for brian lundberg, 'spearsy' for teddy spears, etc.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Interesting Reaction by Babcock||
and that is a lot different than 'no way jose, silly rumors, stop or i'll have one of the resident nuns hit you with a ruler'.
sounds like a great trip for you and mogwife, too. good for you guys.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||If You Want a 'Gadget' Trip||
like you mentioned, then you should stop in at 'da yoopers' museum in ishpeming, which is about 12 miles west of marquette on the 41. in marquette go climb sugarloaf mountain (trail hike) for wonderful view of lake superior. easy enough for the kids, or you to have kid backpack on while you do it.
you might even visit the court house in marquette, it's where they filmed 'anatomy of a murder', easily the most famous movie ever filmed in da UP, maybe all of michigan for that matter.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I Know One of Those Sources||
and it's not as far -fetched as it might seem. it's been a few decades, but that used to be my dressing room too. not making bold predictions at this point (i did last year) since babcock poo-poohed those rumors this spring, but like i said, it could happen.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Do You Have a Family Boat Name?||
my grandfather had boats way back in the 30's up until his passing in the 70's. they were all 'the night hawk', and he had numbers 1 -3. so 20 yrs ago when i bought my boat i simply named it the 'night hawk IV'
or you could try great family names that you don't have the heart to name your kids in this day and age, but would use on, say, your bird dog. thus, we had milo (grandfather) and now maude (great grandmother).
What make/model/size of boat? inquiring minds want to know and maybe that influences the name choices.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I Thought Dufek||
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Of All The Crazy Things||
and despite what babcock said at that press conference this spring, it might not be quite as crazy as you think....
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Heading Into The Belly Of the Beast||
going to lansing, that is. retrieving 2 of the children who have been at the state capital this week. lots of farm work to accomplish this weekend + visitors.
happy friday to you all
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Sacramento Isn't Bad||
if you can't live in michigan. mountains are less than 2 hrs away for skiing and fly-fishing. ski all day on the sacramento river nearly year round if you feel like it.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Not Sure I Tracked||
that comment. I don't think any word for a caucasian is the same thing.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Backing In Is Better||
than not in. usa, usa, usa!
|8 weeks 4 hours ago||Know Your History||
all of those other titles have centuries worth of background as bloody beserkers, raping, piliging, theiving, and all of that. but we all know that in the context of a sports team, to use the word, for instance, 'knights', is a revered name, a proud name, a name of honor. i have never, ever, heard of the variations of redskins, indians, braves, chiefs, blackhawks in the context of sports used in any other fashion but fun and good spirits, go-team-go fashion.
if you waited most or all of your whole lifetime to protest, and if you didn't also sign the petition to ban these other 'offensive' names like knights and green wave, spare us the self-oppression and the manufactured outrage.
p.s. i am the proud father of more children with very dark skin than almost everyone on this mostly lilly-white (enjoyable) blog, one of which children is literally hanging on my arm right now making it difficult to type, so i can take him to bed.
|8 weeks 5 hours ago||Vikings, Cavaliers,||
barons, saxons, friars, kings, are all names we use, rally around, adore if that's your team. and redskin is used in the exact same CONTEXT.
otherwise, i hereby appoint myself to represent other under-represented entities, and demand that names like the 'wolverines', badgers, wildcats, longhorns, banana slugs and others be removed from the national lexicon. now.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Forget The Rah-Rah Feel Good||
stuff and ask the tough questions! will he be academiically elibible? it is rumored he may get an offer from the almighty, and will that affect his playing time? he has bigger plans than the maize and blue, and kudos to the school and team for helping him!
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Reading Comp Problem?||
make sure i get this right: drink the toilet water, throw your batteries down and sell your wife to the sun? no?
how about: buy a wife, throw your beer in the toilet and look out the windows to creep the neighbors? still not right?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Don't be Penny-wise but Pound-foolish||
most of the mgofolks have hit on the big issues, and i would particularly agree with the following: depending on your house/weather/altitude, etc, a bad job by you will cost you dearly in repairs, mold, energy, framing materials, and all of that. you need to demo the old ones, make the new ones fit, and wrap them properly on install or you will have a cluster-muck of a job on your hands.
would steer you away from pella - they have been very disappointing in their response to a number of clients/customers about backing their warranties on their whole line of defective windows. i put K & K in my house, also recommend anderson. take the time to get a good contractor to do it.
p.s. i am a licensed contractor, and have put in plenty of windows. saying this as background, not to get your job - way too busy to do a window install in some far away place....
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I Was in Sec 35||
for denard's first carry v. wmu, and it was all i could do not to fill my word balloon with "#$!" in front of one of my young sons who was in attendance with me. that son was only 5 then but he remembers that play very clearly.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I Can Only Give You +1||
but in my heart i gave you lots more for that post. good one.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||You Laugh||
but we used to share training facilities with them back in the day. moses was our trainer....
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I Know Barely More||
about soccer as i do about mandarin chinese. can someone tell me what espn's tag line of a 'back line blunder' meant re: the bad guys getting their goal?
and no matter the sport, i do know u-s-a! u-s-a!
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Great Pics||
and recap. i note that none of them show you as beer splashed or battery dashed and i will take it the indian fans were well-behaved. anybody try to get an 'oiho' (not a typo) cheer going?
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Careful||
we might keep them. we love children and ours have been a blessing. more adoption is not out of the question!
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I Must Admit||
that i thought that great wind-up to your time in the stadium was going to end up with some form of 'but then stadium security came and we had to flee. they eventually arrested us, put my son in the juvie lock-up, ....' fortunately it ended wonderfully.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Do Tell||
what were the circs?
|8 weeks 3 days ago||The 2 Oldest||
(1 daughter, 1 son) are going downstate to lansing for a camp. the house will not be the same without them as they are both strong workers around the farm and a blessing in the house. however, i have 'challenged' the younger ones to pick up the slack since the 'bigs' are gone this week. it is amazing how important they are to the economy of the house and we will miss them tremendously.
that sound you heard was the sound of scissors cutting apron strings....
|8 weeks 4 days ago||We Have A Total||
of 49 years worth of 'teenager' that can be lived in our house. we're a long way from done.
and the tigers just scored a run in their half of the tenth and phil coke (YTPC) has struck out the first two indians he's faced in the bottom half..
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Slow, Painful Death||
watching the tigers lose yet another lead in the 9th. joe nathan is a mulit-million-dollar softball pitcher.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Sympathies||
to you re: father-daughter issues. we have had none....yet. our kids have promised us that they will never get what they call 'the teen disease'. so far so good, but i am not so naive that i think it will last forever.
meanwhile a. albequerque (spell check please) has thrown 7 pitches, hit a guy, loosed a long double, and the indians are creeping up fast on us - 4-3. oh, the kingdom for a bullpen!
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Rosmount Shiraz||
not fancy, but easy to drink. barn chores done. just fired up the grill. cooking some of our home-grown beef - steaks to be exact.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Great Stuff MGrowOld||
should be mandatory for anyone who lives within striking distance of a big league ball park. question: will the indians fans be throwing beers and batteries at you and/or your son as the tigers finally right the ship and start winning again? if so, wear batting helmets!
took 3 of my boys to their first game last month at comerica. we all loved it, except for the score. and coincidentally, my oldest boy stumbled across the ticket stub last night of the first game i took him to 10 years ago. that was when we lived in san diego - we went by boat and docked it at a restaurant a block from the stadium. not a bad way to get to the game.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Lighten Up Leu||
it is a good effort and fairly informative, covering our most favorite sport. saturday morning, maybe you try the decaf next week?
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Enjoy TC||
no need to sight fish, just send your spinners or spoons in on the beds. i ought to know, last year a monster bass bit me at the foot of west bay - not kidding.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Way Late||
drinking a home-made smoothie and looking at a weekend of activities that'll have us running from dawn until dusk. count it all good and go blue!
|8 weeks 6 days ago||It's Beautiful Man||
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Walking Down The Steps||
at yost from the dressing room touching the signs, and out onto the ice with the stands full and the band playing.
pizza bobs - a sister ann with a chocolate-chip/coffee milkshake
charlies - well, for lots of stuff at least way back when.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Why Would You Insult Pigs||
like that? they didn't do anything to you, did they? pigs have standards too, you know.
farming tip: never let a live pig in your barn. ever.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Get Thee||
to a nunnery!
|8 weeks 6 days ago||If It Weren't for My Kids||
i probably wouldn't have t.v. during football season and thus would miss the games on t.v. i also refuse to watch when the games are going bad. i distract with the many other things on the agenda. was so ticked for carr's last game that i went bow hunting and missed the thrilling (victorious) end.
similarly, but for the kids, i would've stopped getting seasons years ago. this will be my 35th yr with football tix.
there was this girl with red hair in 6th grade (oops, wrong blog...)
|9 weeks 17 hours ago||Agree This is Not the Place||
and invite this discussion in a gentlemanly fashion, off-forum.
i do know mormons and one of my best friends out west was and is a stake president. i totally appreciate how he is leading his family. but to quote him, though i am not nor have i ever been a mormon, '[i] know more about mormon history than any mormon [he's] ever talked to'.
regardless, i wish you well.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Blue||
if salvation is important to you, i suggest you not pin yours to a guy (joseph smith) who served time in prison for two separate criminal fraud convictions as a common grifter - he'd put a glass under his hat and get people to pay him money to tell them where treasure was. then he became a religious con. not making fun, truly hoping you look deeper.
and yes, i know about mormonism. have studied many religions, have a few friends who are mormons, so i say these things not to be confrontational.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Doh!||
had posted the script of that above, only to find it here. so behind the times.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Scene out of 'Rocky'||
mick: i want you to lay off that pet shop dame
rocky: yo mick, i really like her
mick: then let her train ya!
rock: women weaken legs (repeated as he hits a heavy bag...)
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Lost His Fastball?||
i can only track games on ESPN's website/gamecast, but it showed last week JV was throwing 95-96 mph heat on his 110th pitch, or thereabouts. not a lot of people on the planet can do that.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||That Will Be Determined||
by the race to find the magic goggles!
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Not Possible||
under these circs. unless injury or the guy is one his 3rd (or more) offense, it's a misdemeanor.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||2 Separate Tests||
one is called a 'PBT' and is a handheld device that you blow into at the scene most times. it is less accurate as it uses what's called 'fuel cell' technology. when someone goes to the station they take what is more commonly called the 'datamaster' (now they call it a DMT). you could guess a 1/2 hour to 1 hour time lag is fairly normal.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Great Guy||
great ball player. got to see him many times at jack murphy stadium when we lived out there in S.D. and always enjoyed his game.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Could Happen||
i know it's a bit much to hope for 5 unforced fumbles on 5 straight kicks, but maybe we're all just too cynical.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Glad You Enjoyed Your Trip||
what did you and wife end up doing/where did you guys go?
|9 weeks 6 days ago||There Are Minerals Younger Than Me||
or at least, that's what i tell my kids. and i say when people get old they get crotchety (sp?) and they smell and i'm practicing real hard for that right now so i'll be prepared.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||So Let It Be Written||
so let it be done!
|10 weeks 11 hours ago||Reminiscent of John Belushi||
in his samuri skits.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Trust Nate||
i mean, look at his space ship. dude's got it wired with intergalactic artwork.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Be Safe||
and ten cuidado homeboys. that is a rough varrio in many places. enjoy.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Professor||
check your sarc meter. i think it might need adjustment.
fwiw, our farm is all-organic. no gmo's, no pesticides, no herbicides, no hormones, no antibiotics, grass-fed livestock, raw milk, etc.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||You Are Right About Lefty's||
but from the looks of him he seems more contact sport-guy to me. but hey, if he's got hops and likes to jam, there is a place in ann arbor that they play that game in a house called crisler, so there you have it.
but hockey, football, and wrestling are great boy sports and are so much fun to coach and watch.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Cute As A Button||
and all that, but can we get some vitals on the lad? what's his 40, his vertical, can he throw the long out pattern, carry the puck into the zone on the power play, etc? mgobloggers got to know!
|10 weeks 2 days ago||My B.S. Meter Just Shattered||
when it read the comment from pete c. it hit the max-far-edge-of-b.s. so hard the needle broke.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Not Possible To Read||
enough stories about love of family and committment like that one. God bless those boys, that family, and their efforts to help similarly challenged children. go blue!