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|3 weeks 3 days ago||What everyone else has said-||
What everyone else has said- Braden destroyed that dude
|3 weeks 6 days ago||We finally scored Mister||
We finally scored Mister Simpson after all these years!
|4 weeks 7 hours ago||I frequently check his blog||
I frequently check his blog around the start of the season waiting for him to post- great stuff! I love reading his older stuff, most of which is spot on/eerie with what has come to pass
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Forgot how much of a beast||
Forgot how much of a beast Brandon Minor was- he'd fit in great on a harbaugh offense
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah hopefully Brando is a||
Yeah hopefully Brando is a little more comfortable with the play by play this year- obviously I love the guy but the calls were sometimes hard to listen to last year.. I love the Brando/Dierdorf team though!
|5 weeks 13 hours ago||I always stream via mgoblue||
I always stream via mgoblue and it works perfectly
|5 weeks 1 day ago||This made me actually lol||
This made me actually lol, +1
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Comments . Commence||
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Ben Gedeon and Zachary Gentry||
Ben Gedeon and Zachary Gentry are huge. James Ross at 241 is a big step up for him.. I wonder if he lost any athleticism putting on the weight? Runyan already at 304 is a big boy as well- I thought he was suppose to be underweight coming out of HS!
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Sports would be the main||
Sports would be the main deterrent for many prospective students- while cranbrook's hockey team is decent last I checked they definitely value academics over athletics. My sister also focused on art in her time there, which is one thing Cranbrook takes very seriously. I would simply recommend seeing what your child's interests are and try to find the best fit based on that.. If it's sports- DCD is the obvious choice.Ottherwise, there are more factors to take into consideration.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I went to Brother Rice, my||
I went to Brother Rice, my sister went to Cranbrook- I wish I went to Cranbrook. It's hard to beat. Beautiful campus, amazing academics, and great networking/name recognition.. My sister made quite a few meaningful contacts with people her teachers put her in touch with, and had her choice of top tier colleges to attend.
|9 weeks 11 hours ago||Ate at Frontera last week...||
Ate at Frontera last week... The blackberry margarita and steak was on point! Why can't Skip contribute something meaningful- or at least tasty to society??
|12 weeks 4 days ago||I concur on hunter house-||
I concur on hunter house- I've had it plenty and always been underwhelmed. Bates blows it away. Millers is my favorite, although in previous discussions on this topic it seems a lot of folks think they're overrated as well.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Porn. Cliphunter and xvideos||
Porn. Cliphunter and xvideos are the go to at the moment...
Also BBC News
|15 weeks 1 day ago||This won't end well...||
This won't end well...
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I've always wanted to see||
I've always wanted to see SOAD live... have fun!
The Tool fanpage on facebook posted an update the other day about Tool playing at the Cubby Bear in Chicago- I almost shit myself. Turns out it's actually just a tribute band and all of Tool's fans on facebook got the shit trolled out of them, myself included
|17 weeks 1 day ago||If you've ever lived in||
If you've ever lived in Chicago as a Red Wings fan, you'd know why we all hate Hawks Nation (founded 2010)
|18 weeks 3 hours ago||I believe some subs are in||
I believe some subs are in order
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Great episode! I loved all||
Great episode! I loved all the nods to the books- Ramsay saying a feast for crows, as well as all the foreshadowing done! Also loved that we all can say for sure that Mance Is dead haha...
I had such a geeky giggle when Tormund yelled out WunWun's name- as soon as I saw him in the tent I thought "that has to be WunWun"
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Was thrilled to see Tyrion||
Was thrilled to see Tyrion finally get to Dany... Sadly the show watchers will never get the pleasure of learning about all the turtles of the mother Rhoyne and Penny. Aemon's scene was quite awesome as well, I'm glad they threw the egg lines in there
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Magnus should get them to||
Magnus should get them to sponsor TTB
|20 weeks 10 hours ago||Feel Good Hit of the Summer-||
Feel Good Hit of the Summer- so many triggers for that song to start playing in my head
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Much needed title change, my||
Much needed title change, my poor little heart can't take much more of this offseason...
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Best action movie I've seen||
Best action movie I've seen in a long time! Totally epic
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Supercharged V8||
|21 weeks 12 hours ago||Who's name are fans gonna||
Who's name are fans gonna butcher now that we don't have Troy Woolfork or Dennis Northfleet?!!
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Garrett Rivas always seemed||
Garrett Rivas always seemed to catch a lot of flack for being a really solid kicker
|21 weeks 6 days ago||The details of my life are||
The details of my life are quite inconsequential. My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink, he would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Some times he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy, the sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical, summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds, pretty standard really. At the age of 12 I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen, a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum, it's breathtaking, I suggest you try it.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Almost as good as the Rhode||
Almost as good as the Rhode Island School of Design Nads- with a giant dick and balls as their mascot...
|22 weeks 1 day ago||I went to private schools all||
I went to private schools all my life, and never had the motivation to excel. I'd say it was mostly due to me being smart enough to just skate by and do the bare minimum to get decent grades. I wanted to go to Michigan, but apparently not bad enough to work hard for it, since I got waitlisted and rejected. At the time I was disheartened because although I didn't have the grades to go, I knew peers that had worse grades than I did and got in easy (there's probably a few buildings around AA that have their families name's on them.) I also wasn't too fond of my highschool and most of my fellow classmates, which definitely didn't help motivate me to try hard.
Fast forward to mid-way through my undergrad and I was hating my business major and got really terrible grades one semester. The unhappiness coupled with me drinking quite a bit and not doing any studying was pretty horrible. I studied abroad that next semester, got awesome grades, and switched to political science after that. From then on, it wasn't so much that I had to be motivated to try hard, but I had found a subject which I genuinely cared about and enjoyed. I didn't see the work as studying- rather I wanted to learn as much as possible about politics and had some great professors along the way that I was able to get to know who pushed me. I graduate this Friday, and I am currently looking around the country for jobs with advocacy groups or basically anything remotely politcally related.
The moral of the story for me is- don't sweat highschool and don't sweat not getting into your dream college. I count myself very fortunate to have had the ability to go to college period, and even luckier that I was able to find a major and a field that I am passionate about. Now, whether or not that passion will transform into a succesful career remains to be seen, but I wouldn't go back and change anything from my life. To me, its more important to find something that makes you happy and gets you excited rather than just a major or career that you slog through day in and day out just to make money. I really look forward to any interviews I may get, because for the first time in my life I'll be able to be completely genuine about why I want such and such a job, instead of pretending to be interested to get simply get hired and survive. I find that a lot of my friends that have already graduated with degrees they weren't all too excited about are now in jobs they hate- even if they are making decent money. That would be the biggest piece of advice I would offer anyone in highschool or just starting college. Do not pick a major or work toward something simply because you think it will pay well. There is so much more to life than money. Take many different classes in many different subjects, and try to find something that you are actually passionate about.