to play football, not to play trumpet
Tim in Huntsville
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|5 weeks 12 hours ago||Laces Out||
Laces Out Fickell!
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Easy||
Music City would be easy for me, but I would expect that a team that was in the CFP conversation up until the last week would be selected for a more respectable bowl game.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||I was in Seattle||
I was in Seattle Airport wearing my ever-present Michigan sweatshirt when an OSU fan in his red sweatshirt sat down beside me.. I asked if he had found that sweatshirt at a thrift shop or something.. Of course, this was before Macklemore made thrift shops cool..
|20 weeks 14 hours ago||Thank God||
Thank God I didn't get the blame for the wave breakdown; I was in Section 8. That being said, my 3 year old granddaugther did her best, but my 9 month old grandson (and future Michigan commit), both in their first visit to the Big House, did not contribute.
I am home in Alabama this week but will be there in spirit (and watching on BTN).. Go Blue!
|21 weeks 1 day ago||My Son||
My son was living in Missoula for the summer, but he came home to Alabama for the winter.. This weekend, though, we have tickets for the game and are thus in Ann Arbor.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Love it||
As a fellow MGoPilot (and, why yes, that *is* my 210 sitting at KARB..), I will be thrilled to see the flyover. I don't live in fear. <BigGrin>
|26 weeks 1 day ago||You missed it by two weeks||
Coach, you missed by two weeks my fabulous wife, Darlene, striking the pose at Anahuacalli. BTW, the owner of the place claimed that he sat us at "your" table.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||VPN||
When I am overseas, I sign onto my company VPN which makes it appear as though I am on a US network. I can then access my comcast account and stream games online from my regular TV provider.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Heading to Paris||
I am heading to Paris next Thursday; I will make sure I wear my Michigan gear while I am there just in case JH is still hanging around..
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Here in Huntsville||
Here in Huntsville, there are a lot of Michigan fans / bumper stickers / even hats among the engineering crowd! Saban doesn't know what he is talking about but, then again, he doesn't recruit rocket scientists.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||Great job||
Great job and see you back at the WCWS next year!
|38 weeks 1 day ago||I wish I could play guitar like that||
I saw BB King a number of times..
The first time was around 1985 when I took my 2 year old daughter to see him in a theatre in Saginaw; she graduated from UM 10 years ago and now teaches in northeast Michigan.
Another memorable time was when I took my family to see him in Huntsville, AL around 2001 or so and punk'd my son. We told him we had a surprise for him and drove to the civic center where BB was playing; it happened to coincide with the annual performances of the Nutcracker.. For about 30 minutes or so after we arrived, he was so pissed that we took him 'to the Nutcracker'. It wasn't until we actually took our seats that he realized why we were there..
BB, when I retire and finally have time to learn to play guitar properly, I hope to learn a few or your techniques..
|42 weeks 3 days ago||Early 90's||
I remember the first time I was able to exchange email with an old high school friend who worked at Motorola. My company only connected to the Internet to exchange email once a day and, in those days, you had to know the path of computers the email would take. In my case, the mail address to my friend was something like:
I also remember seeing and using one of the first beta versions of Mosaic (which later become Netscape)..
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I think||
I *think* Malzahn spent a year as the HC at Arkansas State...
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Frank Clark||
Frank is one hell of a football player. I hope he decides to move forward in a positive way and that someday he becomes one hell of a man.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Never||
I have never been a big science fiction fan..
|1 year 16 weeks ago||The Leaders and the Best||
Notice that 'Leaders' comes first; perhaps this is the type of development the football team needed to take the amount of talent they have and focus it on winning games.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Sure||
Sure, if that means I could be 20 again..
|1 year 17 weeks ago||The 4 F's||
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I wish..||
I wish I could flyover in my 210; the FAA frowns on that kind of stuff! <BigGrin>
FWIW, I have flown in a P-51 and it was definitely a cool experience; there is a good chance I may get to fly in it again next Saturday (in California though)..
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Your post||
Your post broke the rules
Must have seven syllables
Speaking strange today
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Not a big deal..||
Not a big deal to me either way.. On the other hand, Lemonade is good food!
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Trivial||
So my wife went to high school with Julianne Moore at the Frankfort American School (and were both captain of the cheerleader squad, homecoming queen, etc in their respective senior year). They even competed for the same football player, Mark Simmerlee, and, of course, my wife beat out Julianne..
So, what does that all mean? In the 25 years since she met me, she has become a die-hard Michigan fan.. Also, lucky me! <BigGrin>
|1 year 30 weeks ago||It's the shoes||
Perhaps it is just due to the fact that they are wearing Nike?
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Thrift Shop||
I flew into Seattle yesterday (of course I was wearing my 'Michigan Football' T-Shirt.. I ran into a guy wearing an Ohio State T-Shirt and, in light of Seattle being the home of Macklemore, I asked the Ohio State fan about his shirt:
"Pick that up at a thrift shop?"
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Mirror||
I am sure someone with intelligence arranged the letters that way so, if the wearer forgets how to spell it, they can just look in the mirror.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||I am not a computer networking guy, but||
When I was in Switzerland a couple of months ago, I went on wifi at the hotel and connected my laptop to my corporate portal here in the US via VPN. I was then seen by the network as being 'US-based' and could hit all of the normal online sites via my cable provider (Comcast).
|1 year 49 weeks ago||It worked for me||
It worked for me for the first 30 minutes as, here in Huntsville, AL, the game was preempted by *church* services on the local CBS affiliate..
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Confirm BTN2Go Stream||
I am watching here in my office in Alabama on BTN2Go..
|2 years 9 weeks ago||CBS||
CBS featured the kid and his story on both the Friday night news *and* rehashed it on their 'Sunday Morning' show, but they failed to mention that he was attending 'The Game' as the guest of Brady Hoke.
I hope the kid continues his recovery and leads a long and happy life.. Happy except, of course, on one specific Saturday every year.