this may be of some local interest
- Member for
- 7 years 29 weeks
- View recent blog entries
|6 days 11 hours ago||But did they report a false crime?||
My understanding of the story is that none of the athletes reported anything to authorities. Brazilian authorities apparently started the investigation based on news reports. This would be akin to the two athletes being pulled off of a flight and detained for slander (or libel, I can't keep them straight).
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I had to fix it. This could||
I had to fix it. This could have been front page bulletin board material for their team. We can't risk waking the beast...
|5 weeks 38 min ago||Graduated in 2001. Civil has||
Graduated in 2001. Civil has been a hard gig this past decade as well. The housing bubble had quite the trickle down.
|5 weeks 1 hour ago||I have one||
After I graduated from UM in Aerospace Engineering, I took a temporary job with a civil engineering firm while I applied to grad schools. After summer and fall, I went to grad school at Purdue for Aerospace in January, and loved it. Came home for the summer and worked at the same civil firm "temporarily". During that time, my fiance's father was opening a business, and she was going to work with him. I had 1 year left (fall and spring semesters) and we were going to be married in December, which sucked that we would be living apart being married, but it was only for a couple of months, and then we would be able to move wherever I got a job in Aerospace.
Well, about 4 weeks before I was going to be returning to Purdue, 2 things simultaneously occurred:
-Fiance decides she wants to stay where we grew up and work with her dad indefinitely - There are no aerospace jobs in the area, so it was kind of a big deal
-Civil firm offers me a permanent position with, at the time, a preety lucrative salary
So, I had to decide between essentially my fiance and my career goals...we will be married 14 years this December.
I often think how different my life would have been had I finished grad school and gone into Aerospace engineering instead of sticking with civil, but then I look at the 3 kids we have and how much they have enjoyed growing up around family, and it makes it better.
I still REALLY miss rockets though...
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Not a whole heck of a lot...||
Not a whole heck of a lot...
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Can you really blame him?||
Can you really blame him?
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Is it just me...||
Whenever I hear or read Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, I picture Benny Hill.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||I have the same painting,||
I have the same painting, signed by Bo and Canham as well.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||My very uneducated take...||
|21 weeks 4 days ago||GOALLLLLL!!!!!!||
|21 weeks 6 days ago||My mom bought my kids Marley||
My mom bought my kids Marley and Me. My 8yr old daughter, who balls at the ASPCA commercials, loves it and wants to watch it every night. I try to not let her put it on, because I will be crying more than her.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||On the app there is someone||
On the app there is someone asking him about transfers (I assume to OLSM). I don't know why those only show up on the app, it looks pretty funny on the computer though. He appears to be having a conversation with his imaginary friend.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||To go the Michigania, you||
To go the Michigania, you have to be a member of the Alumni Association, and the week-long stays are something like $6,000 for a family.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||I was going to suggest||
I was going to suggest Bellaire. Hang out on Torch Lake sandbar all day and then head to Short's at night. No better Michigan summer day than that.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks||
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks
|22 weeks 5 days ago||For St. Padraig Harrington,||
For St. Padraig Harrington, patron saint of mediocre golfers?
|22 weeks 5 days ago||He is, isn't he?||
He is, isn't he?
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Check Out Indiana's||
Check Out Indiana's "Mascot"...
It looks like they photoshopped Herbie Husker with an IU
|23 weeks 4 days ago||I am soooooo pissed. I had||
I am soooooo pissed.
I had to go interview a summer intern candidate and missed the last 5 minutes of the game. Damn work taking up time from important things!!!!!!!!!
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Am I mistaken, or is Spike||
Am I mistaken, or is Spike dressed today?
|24 weeks 4 hours ago||Do you like Phil Collins?||Do you like Phil Collins? I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Christy, take off your robe. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. Sabrina, remove your dress. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Sabrina, why don't you, uh, dance a little. Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock. Christy, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your asshole. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. Sabrina, don't just stare at it, eat it. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite.|
|24 weeks 4 hours ago||How could it take this long||
How could it take this long for someone to mention The Chronic?
|24 weeks 4 hours ago||When I saw this thread, Ten||
When I saw this thread, Ten immediately popped into my head.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Lost consciousness in a gov't vehicle||
I was driving on a State Highway that cuts across Saginaw County, and has pretty heavy traffic moving between 50-65 mph. I had my normal springtiime bout of bronchitis, and as I was driving my goverment issued vehicle, I experinced a coughing fit, which caused me to blackout (which I didn't realize until later). I apparently drive across the road to the left, through on-coming traffic, off the road, past one tree and then a fire hydrant on the other side, then between 2 rather large pines (the opening was maybe 1 foot wider than my vehicle), into the ditch, up and over 2 driveways and back into the ditch, and started coming to and pressed the brake and I was beginning to go up the backside of the ~6 ft deep ditch that would have rolled the car. I stopped and regained awareness of where I was about 2 ft from a gas transmission standpipe and with my car at about a 45 degree angle on the backslope of the ditch. A couple of cars that were behind me stopped and came running over, thinking I had a heart attack or something else sever.
Being a government employee, in a government vehicle, I had to go have drug and alcohol test and a physical before returning to work. The worst part of the whole ordeal was about 4 months later, the Secretary of State sends me a letter stating my license is suspended to 6 months because I lost consciousness while driving. It took a lot of phone calls and arguing with bureaucrats to convince them that I blacked out from coughing due to bronchitis (that's what my doctor told me), and seeing as the bronchitis was gone, I wasn't a threat to lose consciousness again.
Oh, and the car, which was all of 3 months old at the time, took 6 weeks to repair in the shop (over $15,000 in damage). I'm friends with the guy who took my old job, and drives the car now, and to this day it makes weird noises and doesn't drive right.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||76-67 Bug People||
76-67 Bug People
|26 weeks 5 days ago||I had him in undergrad, think||
I had him in undergrad, think it was Aero 535, which was propulsion. He was an engaging teacher, but my most pronounced memory of him was that he always talked about his car (some kind of Lexus I believe) and that he was REALLY into electric thrusters (in fact I believe he headed up a research lab in AA that was internationally renowned for their work in electric/plasma thrusters).
|27 weeks 4 days ago||You mean the governor who has||
You mean the governor who has been in office for a whole month? Besides your comment crossing the "no politics" line, it is INCREDIBLY myopic.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||The problem being that if the||
The problem being that if the university itself has to close in April due to funds drying up, then it will impact the athletic department.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||How was that not a catch????||
How was that not a catch????
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Well, yeah. Your last name||
Well, yeah. Your last name is Detwolverine2009, right?