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|43 min 49 sec ago||Glenlivet 12||
Hanging out with the MGoWife and MGoDaughter.
Spent the week in FL, including fishing with my dad in Marathon. Life's great!
|1 hour 10 min ago||This||
Is awesome. tOSU grad or not, I will forever remember and respect Owens for a comment I remember him making (prolly for the 40th anniversary of the Berlin Olympics--it was in a documentary filmed in the Olympic stadium) about whether he held any animosity toward Hitler for refusing to shake his hand. His response was something like "well, the way I look at it is that I'm here and he's not." He was a classy, understated guy.
|4 days 1 hour ago||Block M||
|4 days 1 hour ago||I'd like||
to see a few really good schools on the sched:
Far as ND goes, sorry, but you were on our schedule and you chose to opt out. I'd much rather see Wisconsin on our home and away every year than you.
|1 week 1 day ago||And a plus one to you, sir!||
Goes to anyone who can quote Dean Martin here.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||I'd heard||
That George Custer referred to the Michigan militia as "Wolverines" while leading them in the Civil War. As in, "C'mon, you tough wolverines!" That name could have obviously originated earlier (as in during the hostilities with Ohio over Toledo) but I'd heard Custer really popularized it.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Amen||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||You are on!||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Xtra||
Maybe because of your dad, I'm here. My father (see post below) couldn't say enough good things about the Mustang escorts. What a difference they made.
If you and I are ever in the same pub, first round is on me, sir!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||My dad||
My dad (B-24 crew, 8th AF Europe 1944-1945) flew his 30th and last combat mission around this time 70 years ago (late April, 1945). He came home to train in B-29s for the invasion of Japan, which thankfully never happened. I'm taking him fishing in the Keys in a couple weeks, and believe me, I want to bottle up and save every moment.
Never has so much been owed to so few by so many.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I was there (at OSU)||
He has my vote. It was electrifying.
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||Thanks||
Thanks for posting this UMBig.
I initially planned on going there--and still might. We could get there pretty quickly from where we live. But the three-day period after the game is the move-in window for the MGoDaughter, and the University has been a bit quiet about which of those days to expect for her time.
So I think I've settled on inaugurating the Harbaugh Era on a barstool at Ashley's. I honestly can't think of a better Plan B.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Oktoberfest||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||It's the don'ts||
Don't eat yellow snow: Frank Zappa
Don't turn the airplane inverted: numerous flight instructors
Don't forget that doing the right thing has nothing to do with whether people are looking: my dad
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Amen||
JH is going to go all out to win this game. I don't think I'd like to be UT. Wrong place at the wrong time.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Yes, Agree||
Non-city pro names have always bugged me. The only one I grudgingly cut a little slack for is the Twins, which I tolerate since the name is a clever reference to the Twin Cities and therefore doesn't refer to the state, per se. They were the first pro team I can think of with a state name though (1961), so I guess if I were consistent I'd loathe that name too.
I do not know why I have this pet peeve, and I do not have a lot to back up this undoubtedly irrational bigotry. I just think real teams represent cities. Exhibits A, B and C are named Tigers, Red Wings and Lions.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Can't Agree More||
about the burgers at Casey's. That place is still a non-negotiable lunch stop whenever I'm back in town (which will be this weekend to assist the MGoDaughter move out of the dorm). Only thing that would make it better would be a draft Stroh's.
Sorry about your Dad. I wish him, you, and your family all the best.
|5 weeks 4 hours ago||High Street, Columbus||
After the Harbaugh "guarantee" game. The MGoWife (then girlfriend) and I went. Every place was like Star Wars Bar
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Guess her crowning achievement||
was a bridge too far
|5 weeks 3 days ago||A few ideas||
Imperial War Museum is one of the best all around military museums I've ever seen, and their collection of WWII aircraft is especially noteworthy. (They have the original P-51D "Big Beautiful Doll" suspended from the ceiling). Westminster is a one-of-kind place that is home to an unforgettable collection of national treasures.
Then when you get tired of history, there are great bars and restaurants to enjoy in and around S Kensington. I lived there for a while in 2011 and never got tired of it.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Drive?||
Done it dozens of times.
But after getting my pilot's licence, I'd say just lift the nose wheel and head east. Beers at Ashley's are only ~4 hrs away.
|7 weeks 8 hours ago||Fantastische!||
Wir sind glückliche dass Sie Michigan ausgewählt haben. Willkommen zu "die Leiter und beste!"
|7 weeks 14 hours ago||Same Problem||
Cut off at 11:03 ET yesterday and wasn't able to stream it through any other apps either.
I've found WTKA is generally not very reliable--when I lived in Europe I thought the problem was rights and where I was, but the availability is still inconsistent now that I'm back in the US. I guess I can't complain too much since the service is free, but I just don't count on being able to listen to them.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||MgoDaughter||
will be there and she and I will be texting.
Pre"game" on TKA has been interesting already. They'll be streaming the radio feed on the game.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Expensive||
I'm surprised they're only $200 given the small stadium (sorry, Utah, but it is) and the large amount of interest. I could see prices increasing in the run up to the game.
That's the day before move-in starts on campus; catching the game from a barstool at Ashley's sounds pretty good.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe...||
it's just because I grew up watching Bo coach, and then saw him pacing the sideline while I was an undergrad, but I have really missed the intensity.
Bo understood, and Harbaugh clearly understands, that the dialog with the officials has a game theory aspect to it: Bad call in my house? You're going to get an earful from me. And our fans. Every single time. I think that long term that creates a big disincentive to side with the other guys without good reason.
Without bashing the outgoing leadership too much, there have been so many times the last four years where I've thought Coach Hoke should get angry about bad calls, especially in Michigan Stadium. Anyone who has faced a bad call, whether on the field, at work, whatever, appreciates and is motivated when their manager stands up for them. I think this team will appreciate the more strident version of coaching. And as a fan, it'll be refreshing.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Cooler Poopers||
Worst. State. Ever.
That gif of Brian Kelly's purple face exploding. I think that has to be my favorite gif here of all time.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Week in Singapore||
Got back this afternoon. Just glad to be back in CO.
|11 weeks 3 hours ago||Tiger beer||
Because that's what they have here in Singapore.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Harlong||