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|1 day 2 hours ago||i think yost deserves the credit||
granted, bo's quote about a michigan man is much more well known, but yost used the term in speeches. this is probably the best known one:
"My heart is so full at this moment, I fear I could say little else. But do let me reiterate the Spirit of Michigan. It is based on a deathless loyalty to Michigan and all her ways. An enthusiasm that makes it second nature for Michigan Men to spread the gospel of their university to the world's distant outposts. And a conviction that nowhere, is there a better university, in any way, than this Michigan of ours."
this is what i think of when i think of a michigan man - it doesn't matter where you came from, went to school, who you coached under - 'getting it' is getting how wonderful michigan is, which anyone from any background can get, therefore getting rid of that inbred nonsense.
|1 week 3 days ago||from our time there||
my understanding is that it's b.c the unroasted beans are all sent to roasters out of country, and there are very few people who know how to roast in country. we visited a small plantation near atenas run by a family who have taught themselves how to roast and are trying to actually sell some costa rican coffee in costa rica. the guy who gave us the tour said that historically, only the very lowest quality beans were kept in country, to the point that supermarket coffee is often pre-mixed with sugar as it isn't really drinkable on it's own. we also had a fantastic cup of coffee in monteverde prepared with a chorreador (costa rican pour over). i think it's the best cup of coffee i've had in my life. so hopefully things are changing and great costa rican coffee will be available in costa rica.
|1 week 3 days ago||i'll jump in||
we went to costa rica for our honeymoon in fall of 2013 and had an absolutely amazing time. we started by dominical over on the pacific coast, so i'm thinking that's south of where you'll be. regardless, there is no problem with not knowing spanish. my husband and i both had taken spanish in high school, but we didn't need it - everyone spoke english or there was someone close by who did. we rented a car and moved around a bit, which was very easy and really enjoyable to see some other parts of the country. it's amazing the variety in landscape and climate in such a small area. tell your wife it's going to be great - a super friendly, beautiful country who does the tourism thing extremely well.
|10 weeks 3 hours ago||headed up to lake superior||
headed up to lake superior tomorrow. sans passport, unfortunately. we'd love to get to some of the more remote regions of the UP, especially the porkies, but the central UP was about as far as we could go from A2 this time. this thread just provides further motivation to make the effort in the near future, though.
|10 weeks 3 hours ago||we're staying in brimley, so||
we're staying in brimley, so munising is an option, but we want to balance time in the car with actually being somewhere. looks like the area north of newberry you're referring to is the newberry state forest area?
|10 weeks 22 hours ago||we're going to be at||
we're going to be at tahquemenon on friday for a day hike. we've done the paved trail to the falls several times, but finally have time to explore other parts of the park. any recommendations?
|16 weeks 6 days ago||31 Housewife A2 Yes - '06 and||
Yes - '06 and '13
Made a "Navarre for Heisman" sign and hung it outside his house the night before the OSU game so he would wake up and see it. Later realized they slept in a hotel. The black shoe polish we used to make the sign stained my parents driveway for the next five years.
|18 weeks 22 hours ago||i think the subaru||
i think the subaru commercials are worse - incredibly emotional manipulative. the implication being that if you don't own a subaru, you hate your kids, the enviroment and are essentially a sociopath.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||have you ever mixed it with||
have you ever mixed it with their soft serve? it's amazing.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||psh||
aeropress or chorreador. faster, taste just as good/better and the grounds are SO much easier to clean up.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||wasn't thinking i'd find a thread||
wasn't thinking i'd find a thread to post this in, but mgoblog never disappoints. we're heading up for a short trip to arcadia this weekend and are looking for cross country skiing areas. anyone know of good places around there? we're not terribly experienced, but have both done it before and are reasonably fit. we'd need to rent equipment.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||i can tell you how it was||
i can tell you how it was when i worked there - it may have changed. thursday night was the night the athletes visited. a group of michigan athletes would walk around room to room, signing hats and talking to the kids. as far as i know, there was a group for every floor and they tried to visit every room, but if a kid was sleeping, had a doctor in the room, was in isolation precautions, etc. they may miss the visit. the vast majority of the time, the athletes were not football/basketball - i met people from golf, softball, baseball, track, cross country, etc. if your friend was there over a thursday, i would be fairly certain they met some athletes.
my story from the golf weekend was the first time it was officially the hutch/griese/woodson deal. the visit to mott was kind of unofficial - some guys were going to do it, and they invited anyone who wanted to come up. since they had such a strong response, it was more organized the next year and i think they had the players all together in one room, where patients could go and visit, with a much smaller contigent walking around and paying quick visits to the patients who couldn't leave their rooms.
one year after the red wings won the stanley cup, one of the players (can't remember who!) decided to bring it up to mott during the time he had it. they kinda just took it room to room. it was pretty cool.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||few stories||
i have told all these before, but i think they are worth repeating. i worked as a nurse at mott from 2006-2013 and had the pleasure of seeing the joy athletes can bring to sick kiddos and their families.
1. when hutch/griese/woodson started 'officially' hosting the golf outing, there was an unofficial visit to mott over the weekend. they invited anyone who wanted to come, but didn't expect many. they ended up with a lot - enough to have a sizable group of players on each floor, when they expected to have just one group. i watched steve hutchinson talking with a dad whose son would die within the next few weeks. i was amazed how warm and kind he was, reaching out to this dad going through something unimaginable. i saw a family that had been there for months have something to finally get excited about - and then their son ended up in a commercial with charles woodson. but the most impressive thing did not end up in a newspaper article or on tv. there was a teenage boy who had had heart surgery - that didn't work. he had to go back for a second surgery during the same visit, and it seemed like he was having a rough time emotionally (very understandably). the players talked with him for a while, and asked what he had been doing to pass the time. he told them he had been playing video games (on a system that had been donated by the funds raised by the football group) but couldn't play as much as he liked, b.c there was one for the floor. later that day, a guy came back with a bag for him - they had gone out and bought him a nintendo DS, along with several games. i cannot tell you the difference it made to this kid that michigan football alumni had gotten him a nintendo DS.
2. so seeing football players at mott is a lot of fun, but it generally happens when they come up as a group or as part of the griese/hutchinson/woodson weekend. one friday before a home game during zoltan's senior year, i was walking down the hallway at mott and this tall guy was walking in the opposite direction. i knew i recognized him, but of course couldn't place him until right after i passed him. it was zoltan mesko. that's my lasting memory of him - the kind of guy who took the time (during his busiest time of year) to visit a child in the hospital, without any fanfare or recognition.
3. i came upon lloyd carr looking a little lost in the hallway - he was looking for a patient and didn't know where to go. i walked him over the the area he was looking for. i was super excited to get to talk to him. but the entire time he was asking ME questions. with the couple words i did manage to get in, i thanked him for coming up, since visits from lloyd or the players lift spirits (of both patients and parents) in ways that we can't. he brushed it off immediately, saying that it's nothing compared to the work that is done by the health care team. i told him it was an honor to meet him - and he said it was an honor to meet me. i'm not a physician, i'm not a high up administrator - i'm a nurse that happened to be in the right place at the right time to walk him over so he could brighten someone's day. and on the way over, he completely made my day as well.
|1 year 1 week 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.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||no religon.||
|1 year 19 weeks 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!
|1 year 26 weeks ago||we were state champions.||
we were state champions. so.... there's that.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||not a baller but||
i did synchronized swimming in high school.
|1 year 27 weeks 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.
|1 year 37 weeks 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.
|2 years 6 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.
|2 years 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.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||it's up!|
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Quick -||
Let's change the subject to something that people feel even more passionate about - Zingerman's or Maize and Blue?
|2 years 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.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||you rang? edit: guh, meant in||
edit: guh, meant in response to DingoBlue.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||no religion.||
|2 years 12 weeks ago||i think it's pretty||
i think it's pretty hilarious.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||well, you wouldn't want to||
well, you wouldn't want to confuse him with pitbull.
|2 years 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.