|10/14/2018 - 10:56am||And a shout-out to the…||
And a shout-out to the photographers! I studied that miraculously captured shot by Bryan Fuller for some time, trying to figure out if it was a foul to have that mysterious gremlin with the mini-B&W-winged helmet helping out over Higdon's right shoulder... Oh. It was a glove. I know well-trained dancers who couldn't have lived through that pose.
|10/06/2018 - 10:58pm||We weren't even able to…||
I edited out my quasi-comedic rant about the non-broadcast of the Watson interception after reading the above post, assuming the full play was in the post above that. But I still don't see the actual interception. Fortunately the official highlights at MGoBlue.com have the missing footage with the full play. [Was feeling bad for Watson's family if they couldn't make the game to see his big moment and were suffering at home with some of the rest of us.]
|10/04/2018 - 2:11pm||Bravo!
Just last week I…
Just last week I again brought you up with my fellow-sufferer buddy, who'd asked if I could check with my doctor-sister about finding an advocate in an issue (I think dealing with insurance companies withholding or limiting drugs that actually help). Fortunately all was straightened out without needing the advocate (the friend's current doctor is knowledgeable and sympathetic, unlike previous ones, and knows she's using the medications appropriately).
It's not my sister's field, but she's a curious doc and couldn't help going "down the black hole" [i.e., once she got started she couldn't stop] doing research on the current state of research, the growing number of active NIH research grants, etc., and thinking of former colleagues/med. school classmates (one pain specialist, the other a rheumatologist) who might have been able to help guide her.
So glad you can represent the actual sufferers, as the skeptical scientists are finally recognizing that it is, in fact, not "all in your head."
Would love to be there. Too bad the subway doesn't go to Ann Arbor.
|08/19/2018 - 5:45pm||Correction: Checking the…||
Correction: Checking the competition videos, Kevin Penev IS wearing blue & maize. [How do you edit an original post?] I was thinking of another video I found of him competing earlier in the year, wearing something uncomfortably red and gray, but with maize-wearing Golder watching approvingly.
|08/17/2018 - 8:04pm||Giants: Patrick Omameh #70…||
Giants: Patrick Omameh #70 at LG
Lions: Jake Rudock (just going in as I type) #14*, Graham Glasgow #60 (LG, but may be out with injury)
*correction from previously giving him Glasgow's #60; obviously distracted by hearing Jake's name.
|08/13/2018 - 1:03pm||Unless the shoes have the…||
Unless the shoes have the name on them as well as the number, the sellers could easily pretend they're Mason Cole's, who's already starting as a center in the NFL.
|08/13/2018 - 12:57pm||Just this weekend when I was…||
Just this weekend when I was checking the status of where M alumni in the NFL are currently listed, I saw that Rawls is now with the Jets. The "news" note for Rawls on what I think was the CBSSports roster link, suggested he was only there while someone else was injured & didn't think he'd get much playing time later, mentioning that he had a great first year at Seattle but showed very little his next two years, and seemed to imply his limited playing time wasn't just because of injuries. I'm at work and can't get the exact quote, so who knows.
|08/11/2018 - 11:32am||Understandable confusion. …||
Understandable confusion. New story to me, so read this article, but right below it on the ESPN website is what must be the article previously posted here. This one must be an update, containing a lot of the same language with the background information, but with a lot more about the fallout.
|07/29/2018 - 7:07pm||Interesting. Here I was…||
Interesting. Here I was dreading the new website design because I assumed it would follow the pattern of most website revisions, which I assumed were designed for mobile use: way too much white space, everything spread out and requiring constant cursoring, making it way too difficult to find things with ease... And here it is. (Along with pale, muted fonts.) So you're telling me it's NOT designed for phones AND hard to navigate? So what's the rationale?
Luddite who reads on computer screens and loves lots of text per square inch and clear, simple menus/links, and didn't want to complain because Luddite.
|07/11/2018 - 11:29am||Remember, this is the guy…||
Remember, this is the guy who tried to bring a snowball home to Florida from his recruiting trip. Musn't question his attraction to the exotic.
|06/12/2018 - 1:29pm||Got it yesterday at work,…||
Got it yesterday at work, knew I'd typed my beloved (and rememberable) password correctly, changed browsers, same thing. But of course that made the statement true: two failed login attempts is too many. Two more failed attempts at home (at night and this morning).
But lo, back at work, and no problem.
Best of luck in the de-glitching.
|05/03/2018 - 11:13pm||Not a parent, but I've been a daughter of two||
So I can imagine what you're going through. Perhaps I'm fortunate that I didn't read this thread until late this evening and got to your good news 2/3 of the way down. Continued good wishes for a full and speedy recovery.
|04/28/2018 - 1:08pm||Mo was listed as #1 undrafted on ABC's list until now...||
Just looked up to see he's been moved down to #4 after an hour. So the guys who moved ahead of him weren't yet drafted but somehow became better bets? Maybe because they figure he should have been drafted earlier and since he hasn't been...
|04/05/2018 - 10:43pm||Guess I tuned in just in time.||
That was fun.
|03/22/2018 - 3:52pm||Legend of Poole||
We come to play school.
Among other things.
|03/18/2018 - 2:51pm||Metaphoric High-Five||
2 arms, 2 legs and... Oh, all the rest. Or maybe 5 scores counting in each event. OK, a bit of a stretch. Of course they also do that very well.
|03/12/2018 - 4:58pm||I'm not a doctor, but I played one at the Word Processor||
(Yes, that long ago.) Worked for the Neurology Dept. in "a major NYC research hospital," and I remember a review paper by the Chief of the Pain Service about alternative treatments for pain. What I remember [besides a negative of appraisal of the use of controlled drugs because their addictive qualities outweighed their benefits compared to other available modalities] was mention of acupuncture, with research beginning to explore why it seemed to help some people. The placebo effect? Possibly something about release of endorphins?
So I was curious about the current state of research. Here's the summary paragraph at the NIH website:
|03/03/2018 - 7:00pm||Running backs coach?||
Hmm. Now I'm going to have to revise my based-upon-absolutely-nothing conspiracy theories of why Wheatley left.
|03/03/2018 - 1:23pm||After what he's gone through and what he's given...||
Hard to think positively, but better to know than not to know, and it's his hard work & dedication that put him in the position of finding out now, when whatever it is can be taken care of. We're all pulling for you, Mo!
|03/02/2018 - 2:37pm||Hmm... My computer said 2:33 just as I read this...||
Now 2:34 and the audio hasn't started yet. (MGoBlue.com) The ad played a while ago... And the graphic has been showing "The event is starting..." for many minutes... (Keeping up their elipses...)
|03/02/2018 - 2:00pm||May my lunch be metaphoric||
Cafeteria side is mixed veggies. Includes corn on the cob, but sliced into pieces.
|02/28/2018 - 10:51pm||True. Also tix are sold for a 2-game "session"||
And most won't go to both games. So there will be empty seats even in the high-demand games. Picked up my ticket at StubHub this evening and they actually had a young human who was happy to listen to my problems with their website last night. He said I wasn't alone, and it wasn't my browser (I tried two). Said the site was running unusually slowly because of the high ticket demand. Lots of Michigan fans/alumni in the NYC area, and I for one am thrilled I get to see this group live.
But I can certainly understand the oddness and inconvenience for most of the fan base.
|02/27/2018 - 1:17pm||Considering he tore one of those biceps and continued||
competing (I think even in the event when he tore it), and was known for his incredibly high energy/enthusiasm whether injured or not, it's understandable the entertainment world might come calling.
|02/21/2018 - 11:14pm||Was just about to forward him the Trib article||
Will now add your greeting.
Mentioned in the article:
One of his Music School buddies plays contrabassoon at the Met. (Not that I know if there's a contra part in the score...)
|02/11/2018 - 12:53pm||Adding a Men's Gym Update||
First, thanks, WD for giving this full report on the women. Losing Olivia Karas last week was a major blow, collapsing near the end of what seemed like a perfect floor routine with a ruptured Achilles tendon. (She was 2017 Big Ten Champion on the event.) But this week she was seen rooting her teammates on from her wheelchair, heavily wrapped leg extended. Thought I'd use this opp. to catch up on the men's team, off this week in preparation for next week's national Winter Cup event, the watch-meet for naming the US senior & junior teams.
The men have had to deal with a slew of major injuries, but the injured are gradually working their way back and the highly ranked freshmen are stepping up, enough so that after starting the season #7, they've already upset Ohio State (last year's #2) and suprising (defending and current) #1 Oklahoma the week before by leading for the first few events before falling (literally) on both bar events, M is now #3 nationally and #1 in the Big Ten. (Against OSU they stayed on both bars. Convincingly.)
The men have had to deal with a spate of major injuries to many of their top performers over the last couple years, but the injured are starting to make it back, and back into form, only to have 2-time NCAA vault champion Anthony McCallum go down last week in his first routine. Fortunately, like the women, they have highly ranked freshmen who are getting a chance to step up. In only his second meet, freshman (and Michigan native) Jacob Moore won NCAA & B1G freshman of the week, setting the season's highest floor score in the NCAA so far this season. (Nice to read that fellow freshman, #1 recruit Cameron Bock, is known for his skill on bars.)
|02/06/2018 - 12:06am||Wolverine on wolverine.||
The TV play-by-play. Or something to that effect.
|01/26/2018 - 8:30pm||Heard his name on the late news||
Looked up and he was making a highlight shot. The bright lights didn't bother him at all.
|01/22/2018 - 1:21pm||Work computer blocks twitter links||
High-security settings on the computers block all social-networking sites. (Fortunately I can still sneak in this here site, anti-social as it can sometimes be.)
|01/16/2018 - 2:07pm||Newspapers cut back on copy editors||
and the speed for getting things on line makes things like this much more common. Yes, typos even in the NY Times! I feel for the writers. And blog posters.
|01/16/2018 - 1:57pm||It's a very common mistake||
Both effect and affect can be verbs as well as nouns. And both as verbs and nouns they mean different things, but related things, which adds to the confusion.
Autocorrect can probably screw up one's intent, but I think most of us who know the difference still have to stop and think about it before we effect a boo-boo. Still shouldn't affect your appreciation of the article's subject matter. [Did I do that right?]
|01/16/2018 - 1:42pm||It's actually nice to know you DIDN'T know the history||
Encouraging to think that what was once such a good, specific, and complimentary word for someone who was able to put words together spontaneously and cogently (assuming intelligence, but something more) could re-enter normal usage. It was always meant to be a compliment, but its "code word" usage turned that around, implying an element of surprise.
It would probably say something about the growth of our society if we could use it again as a good old-fashioned expression of admiration.
|01/16/2018 - 1:06pm||But you can teach it and coach it||
Whether or not he gets back on the game field, he's already been such a positive mentor, and having him dressed on the sideline and ready to go if needed has got to be good for the team as a whole.
|01/15/2018 - 12:21am||Just heard on the local NYC sports report||
They implied that he turned down the Giants. Sportscaster lead-in something about spurning a three-time Super Bowl winner for Detroit. According to them, he’s good friends with somebody at the Lions. [Sorry, wasn’t taking notes, so not sure who.]
|01/11/2018 - 2:18pm||They changed the name of the UGLI?||
|01/11/2018 - 1:40pm||Named both you and a dear friend/fellow CFS traveler||
...so a cause that means a lot to me. And thought I brought you over the top! But came back to see your update at the bottom. Now someone else has a chance to bring you over the new top. And someones else to pass over the next.
I've watched my buddy's frustration with the many doctors (and even former roomates) that think it's all in her head, and whenever I send her links to articles of new research and (almost as important) new acknowledgment of the reality of the disease, she sighs, knowing that it still doesn't change the reality. As her upstairs neighbor, I see her on her good days, walking her dog and smiling, chatting with the fellow dog-walkers, or on her good evenings when she might come up to chat and join me in watching a DVD. But when I want to invite her to join me as my guest for something at a date in the future, she can never be sure how she'll feel that day and doesn't want me to waste an opportunity I could share with someone else.
Was just going to call and see how she feels today so she could join me for a film I know she wants to see. It's warmed up a bit here in NYC, so maybe she'll be in the mood to venture out.
All my best to you, Ace. I've paid close attention to your situation, whether or not I knew the full diagnosis, because I have food intolerances that I didn't know about or understand during my childhood. A much lesser problem than yours, but I understood the feeling that it had to be all in my head, because I was the only one in my large family who got food poisoning after dinner. Of course we didn't talk about the symptoms in those long-ago days, and the major mystery culprit was a very common bland food that you eat when you HAVE a stomach ache. Thanks to UofM's Allergy Clinic, I finally figured it out. My college roommate had "normal" food allergies-- i.e., histamine reactions that are more obvious, with rashes and danger of anaphylactic shock, rather than the prostaglandin reactions that cause "digestive distress." She came back from the clinic once to tell me she and the doc were talking about unusual food allergies, and he said "I have a patient who's even allergic to potatoes!!!" How nice to know I was special. And even nicer to know it was something so easily fixed. Stop eating potatoes. (And the other things I eventually figured out.) And knowing that it wasn't all in my head.
CFS is so much more complex and debilitating. Here's to spreading awareness and, of course, finding a cure.
|01/09/2018 - 11:40pm||I believe it was a generous sample promo||
Making the point that the plane adventure last season had an effect on his attitude going forward, spending more time with the family. (Hence apple-picking with the grand-kids.)
|01/07/2018 - 2:39pm||Mea Culpa||
Had just tuned in to hear about one-point lead changes back & fourth in 4th Q, and thought some people might want to catch the end.
But OT got away. I take full responsibility for the meltdown.
|01/07/2018 - 1:46pm||Women's BBall Public Service Announcement||
Over OSU by 1 point with 3 mins to go. Record-setting crowd.
Dang. While I was typing… Foul call disputed by announcers, but now OSU up by 1.
|01/06/2018 - 12:14pm||M 196.200 Ala 195.675||
With women still on the 10-being-perfect format, at this level elite athletes are usually in the high 9's.
|01/06/2018 - 11:51am||I remember scanning down and seeing a helmet post||
and first thinking it was mine, considering we used the same color scheme.
But it was so much more knowledgeable than anything I would write, I figured it out. (Also helped that I checked the poster's name.)
|01/06/2018 - 11:26am||Don't I know it||
I've been going on my site "upgrade" [read downgrade] rant since New Year's morning. (It was a different site's celebratory renewal/destruction that set it off.)
|01/01/2018 - 11:57am||UMBig11: Could you please add a period after the OL list?||
Thought you meant the entire OL + Isaac were out. Fortunately did not slit my wrists.
|01/01/2018 - 11:52am||Thought it was never mind.||
But didn't fit the context.
|12/30/2017 - 10:06pm||Especially in a thread about a Messiah||
Albeit a Messiah who chose us not.
|12/30/2017 - 9:43pm||Close. In the post-game radio interview||
Coach said Z had been ill this week.
|12/29/2017 - 1:32pm||You had a REMOTE with your Zenith?||
|12/29/2017 - 1:00pm||Absolutely a story that more people have to hear||
Hope it gets due attention and can move on from there, maybe picked up by a film company, and then... Okay. Getting ahead of myself.
Looking forward to your review!
|12/28/2017 - 3:13pm||Valuable inside sources||
Could probably add highly reliable Ann Arbor realtors.
|12/28/2017 - 3:02pm||DL knocks their OL over - going to end in a fight.||
Yeah, tempting fate. Too much like bowling.
|12/25/2017 - 8:17am||First one up in this household...||
Sleeping on the couch in the living room, the others fast asleep behind their respective closed doors... Not even a peep from the visiting Very Large Dog.
Fortunately a computer. The Blog is awake. And there you are. As always. Happy everything that can be happy. And thanks.