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|1 week 3 days ago||i'll just throw in that the||
i'll just throw in that the national parks in alaska felt completely different than other US national parks i have visited. instead of instructing you about all the different rules, dangers, limitations, etc., the signs advised how to react to a bear (try to fight a black bear, play dead if it's a brown bear). you can get dropped off in the middle of denali national park and they encourage you not to follow where others have gone, so that paths aren't created. it was pretty remarkable how different it felt.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||no religon.||
|19 weeks 2 days ago||planning to start my first||
planning to start my first vegetable garden this spring - can you point me in the direction of the southeastern michigan specific stuff? so far i've been reading general stuff and i'm afraid what i'm learning won't apply in this climate. good luck with the project!
|26 weeks 4 days ago||we were state champions.||
we were state champions. so.... there's that.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||not a baller but||
i did synchronized swimming in high school.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||this from their main||
this from their main site:
MSU ALERT: At 1:00pm we had a report of a person with a gun at Bessey Hall. MSUPD found a person using a training weapon and there is no threat.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||i scrolled down the comments||
i scrolled down the comments just to find this one. i feel like i win for knowing someone else would notice the aim and comment on it.
|1 year 4 days ago||we're going to be in ithaca||
we're going to be in ithaca this weekend for a family wedding. it's early, so there is a good chance we will be able to catch some/all of the game. is there a way i can find out how it will be broadcast in ithaca, if at all? i'm not sure we'll have the ability to make it to little joe's, though that would be fun, but we'll have access to a television.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||yeah, wasn't sure if there||
yeah, wasn't sure if there was any way to embed a non-youtube video. i poked around on the site for a while and couldn't figure it out.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||it's up!|
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Quick -||
Let's change the subject to something that people feel even more passionate about - Zingerman's or Maize and Blue?
|1 year 7 weeks ago||To throw||
my $0.02 in, as a michigan alum - i worked for five years with children in health care (congenital heart disease, not cancer) and my reaction to the story when i first heard it was, "what a great idea". you need something, ANYTHING, to motivate and lighten a long, hard, dark, scary, depressing road that no one can prepare you for or tell you how it ends. if that family has had anything near a typical chronic illness experience, they have had a completely disrupted life, in the midst of which they had to try to figure out how to help their 12 year old little boy get through the hospitalizations, painful procedures, mutlple strangers doing all sorts of test and exams, not being "normal".... i get where you're coming from, but i really think that when you're in that situation or you are around it, you understand that anything that can add laughter or give you a way to speak to a child about death and illness is a good thing. because for that family it isn't just, 'har har, we beat michigan'. it's what you use when he is tired and doesn't feel good and doesn't want one more poke to get an IV - developmentally, i think "we gotta do this to beat michigan" is better motivation than "we gotta do this to beat the cancer". and i'm glad he beat my school.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||you rang? edit: guh, meant in||
edit: guh, meant in response to DingoBlue.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||no religion.||
|1 year 12 weeks ago||i think it's pretty||
i think it's pretty hilarious.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||well, you wouldn't want to||
well, you wouldn't want to confuse him with pitbull.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Security||
I think the security is interesting to think about. On the one hand, there are lots of rules - no bags, etc. - but it's really really easy to get around those rules. I've been with multiple people who have put sizable bags under their coats and gone in a busy gate, and there is no second look. If you wanted to get something in, it's pretty easy. On the other hand, last year I was in the student section behind a guy that was sitting with his head in his hands for the 3rd quarter, while the rest of us stood, and he appeared to be alone. He wasn't noteable for any other reason. Midway through the quarter, two police officers came to talk to him, ask for his ID, etc. How he was identified among the thousands of people, I have no idea, but they have some way of detecting abberant behavior. FWIW, I think he had a fight with his girlfriend, and wasn't a terrorist - I saw him at a later game, standing and cheering with her.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||the best part||
is the guy jumping off the bench on the far right of the screen. before the shot went in.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||i've posted this story before||
and i will continue to do so every time hutch is brought up.
i was working as a nurse during the golf weekend (the one in the video). steve hutchinson came into the area i was working in and made his way around, talking to all the patients. steve talked to one dad in particular for a while. the family was from out of state and not michigan fans. they also had a baby who passed away shortly thereafter, a difficult situation for anyone, but perhaps more so for people whose profession is in a different field. steve impressed me with his warmth and grace talking to this dad - not as a NFL player or former michigan star, but as a human being. i'm proud he is a former michigan player and NFL star - but that incident is the thing i will always remember the most.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||we landed on the moon!||
we landed on the moon!
|1 year 41 weeks ago||i can't speak to how it's||
i can't speak to how it's changed, but i can make some observations from this year and last year as a grad student with tickets. i have been in a group both years with fellow students in the nursing school. when march rolls around and the idea of buying tickets in a group is brought up, everyone jumps on the bandwagon and wants in. people seem to come to the first game - school hasn't really started, weather is nice, good excuse to tailgate/get drunk, etc. One girl in my group hasn't come to a single game since then. One friend hasn't come to a single game because her boyfriend would rather tailgate then go to the game. I've bought a lot of her tickets for friends who wanted to go, but she didn't mention that she wasn't going to the msu game and i didn't specifically ask her, assuming she'd at least go to that game - but she didn't, and her ticket was completely unused. The other people who come in my group come to maybe 50% of the games, always come late (mid 1st quarter or beyond), prefer talking to watching the game, and always leave early. this seems to hold true for the majority of people we sit around (row 64ish). come late, leave early, lots of picture taking for facebook, lots of texting, lots of drunkenly falling all over. my conclusion is a LOT of people who buy tickets don't enjoy football, but do it b.c it's cool and they do enjoy the tailgating. i'm not sure what you do to discourage this though. raising ticket prices would be criminal for those of us who go to games to (gasp) actually watch football.
|2 years 1 day ago||a real good time|
|2 years 3 days ago||so.....||
after morbid fascination compelled me to read through the comments, my hesitation in contemplating the outcome of the game (due to perceived reality outweighing what i feared was only wishful thinking) has morphed into a fanatical desire to........
|2 years 3 weeks ago||if you really wanted to know....||
it's the first time a pregnant woman feels the baby move inside her, roughly around 18 to 20 weeks gestation (can be earlier for women who have had babies before).
|2 years 3 weeks ago||nope, i did too. i'm not even||
nope, i did too. i'm not even sure what quickening means outside a pregnancy context.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||yes, and they can also choose||
yes, and they can also choose to stay on scholarship without playing football
|2 years 7 weeks ago||yeah, i agree with you, and||
yeah, i agree with you, and i'm not calling for psu to be burned to the ground. it isn't that i have some specific punishment in mind, i just don't think it's necessarily sufficient to say, well, everyone involved is gone and we changed some policies. that may be sufficient for the culture to change at psu (an absolute requirement, and i'm not too convinced it's happened). but there has to be something about it that motivates everyone in a similar position to say, how can we prevent this from happening here? and maybe the long, drawn out process that started in november and is sure to continue for years is going to be enough for other schools to put in preemptive policies, but i'm not convinced it's enough. again, i don't feel like i have the right answer, i just want whatever is necessary for a future university employee/administrator to go straight to the police when they come across something wrong.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||i think your last sentence||
i think your last sentence is the reason why punishment is so necessary. people unfortunately do have the instinct to cover up and protect themselves, and while i think obviously sandusky and the child porn incident at u of m were orders of magnitude apart, the motivation is the same and that is what is so disturbing. the resident had the right instinct - something was wrong and she reported it as best she knew how. mcqueary knew something was wrong and reported it also (the argument over whether it was sufficient isn't my point here). what is so very wrong is that the people above them, the people in authority, chose to keep it quiet, ultimately out of the same motivation - protecting something, whether it is football or the larger institution, i don't think it matters. i believe in u of m's case, the system structure was conducive to cover up- dps ultimately reporting to hospital administration allowed one lawyer to be able to choose to keep it quiet. paterno, et.al chose to keep it quiet because their structure allowed it as well. punishment is the only thing we know will motivate institutions to change their policies so that no one can choose to be quiet. in fact, i thought the u of m stuff ultimately came out because one of the dps officers saw the scandal coming out of psu in november and came forward because nothing had been done about the u of m case (and the resident was pursuing it as well at the same time through the medical school, if i remember correctly). the point is that, as much as we'd like to believe we can rely on people to make the right choice, it can take something so horrible to be a motivation for institutions to examine themselves to make sure the same thing doesn't happen in their institution. and that is why punishment is necessary. to say that the consequences of cover up are worse than the consequences of being transparent. and it needs to be harsh and it won't be fair because it will almost certainly affect people who never were involved in the first place. but that's the price we pay to set an example as a society that we will not stand for people in authority using their positions to protect themselves and what is important to them, rather than doing the right thing.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||we talkin' 'bout practice??||
we talkin' 'bout practice??
|2 years 11 weeks ago||hope you guys have a restful||
hope you guys have a restful and healing weekend. also hope your wife's pregnancy goes smoothly from here!