to play football, not to play trumpet
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|7 weeks 18 hours ago||As one with mild CP,||
I'm happy to see this story getting such extensive coverage beyond southeastern Michigan. Good kid doing great work that ends up being a benefit not just to his brother, but to a lot of people.
|10 weeks 16 hours ago||Following from a distance today,||
but tomorrow evening I'll be on the job photographing Chelsea in its first-ever trip to Ford Field. I'm excited for the opportunity to shoot on the field at Ford Field, but as a Chelsea guy I'm also excited to see my hometown team on the big stage.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Wait, I thought||
after Harbaugh was hired all Michigan head coaches were required to change their first names to Jim.
|14 weeks 17 hours ago||I had some photos published||
in the Daily Mail a few weeks ago. That was interesting.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||I saw it once.||
That was one of the most depressing things I've seen on tv.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Here in Chelsea,||
tackle football starts in 7th grade. It does not stop the high school football program from being good at football.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||The timing of the top photo is||
a little bit unfortunate for the name of his school.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||When I was growing up,||
some of my favorite books were by Bill Peet.
I don't have kids, but his books still make me smile.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Yes.||
I learned on my parents' Dodge Stratus. My first car was a 1991 Dodge Daytona with a five speed, but someone had managed to ruin first gear, so I spent the next four+ years starting in second. That $500 car with no first gear was remarkably reliable. I still miss it.
I haven't had a standard since, but I'm hoping to get back to that the next time I need to buy a car. In the meantime, if I miss driving the way it was intended to be I go borrow my parents' Jeep Patriot.
|36 weeks 9 hours ago||Quite a wave of breweries opening||
While you're waiting for those to open, come on out to the Chelsea Alehouse. The candied bacon is delicious.
|36 weeks 19 hours ago||Well, I haven't cleared ownership||
with whatever other Burrills might be around. They might want to fight me for the towns.
|36 weeks 20 hours ago||Mine is an old family name.||
I don't have children, but I have an unusual name.
One of my relatives back in the 1800s was named Burrill. My mom's side of the family is packed full of very British names, and mine is one of them. You may occasionally find it as a last name, but it's incredibly uncommon as a first name these days. Those familiar with past presidents of the university may recognize it as the middle name of the gentleman for whom Angell Hall was named (James Burrill Angell); it's also the first name of the doctor after whom Crohn's disease was named (Dr. Burrill Bernard Crohn). There's probably a handful of first name Burrills scattered around the country, but I've never met one.
I do enjoy having an unusual name. I don't mind having to spell it for people, though in situations where it doesn't matter -- for instance, when a barista asks for my name to write on the cup -- I'll go with my last name, which is a very common dictionary word that a surprising number of people still ask to spell when I present it as a name.
I do have a town in Rhode Island (Burrillville) and a lake and town in Australia (Burrill Lake), but I haven't visited either one...yet.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Chelsea, MI||
The home of this fine product:
|42 weeks 12 hours ago||1991 Dodge Daytona||
It cost $500. It was a stick shift and the previous owner had let someone drive it who didn't know how to drive a stick, so first gear was destroyed. The other four gears worked fine, though, and the car ran very reliably for four years (until I ran a stop sign and got t-boned by a Buick SUV).
Being an old two-door, the doors sagged terribly. Opening them required a lot of effort pulling them up before they'd swing out. I got used to it, but once when I took it in for service I ended up getting a call from the frustrated mechanic who couldn't get the door open. When I told him he had to lift it pretty hard, he said he'd pulled the tires off the ground and it still wouldn't open. Fortunately, he did get it open eventually.
I really liked that car.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||Or maybe||
|48 weeks 6 days ago||He's so much fun to watch||
|1 year 5 weeks ago||IT H4PPENED||
|1 year 5 weeks ago||It h4ppened||
|1 year 18 weeks ago||What is football?||
What is football?
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Yes.||
|2 years 29 weeks ago||...||
"...when at the blog Seth's data had some holes..."
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Wreck-It McGary||
|2 years 35 weeks ago||CRex||
for president. This is fantastic.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||DEATH TO TIMEOUTS||
Also, every once in a while someone tries to sound smart by saying "timesout" instead of "timeouts." Can we ban that as well?
|2 years 47 weeks ago||I think it should be called||
|2 years 48 weeks ago||The first one||
is funnier from the ha ha look at their faces perspective, but as a sports photo, the second is so much better.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Keep doing the twitter posts.||
Keep doing them forever and ever.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||This might be my favorite||
This might be my favorite feature here now.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Can I have your autograph?||
Can I have your autograph?
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Two things:||
1: That's WAY WAY WAY over the line, and
2: Shouldn't it be "than"? The shirt conveys an entirely different message than it intends...