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07/02/2018 - 11:17pm Yeah, but the summer temps…

Yeah, but the summer temps are DRY. I would much rather deal with 115° and 5% humidity than 85° and 85% humidity. I was just in Chicago (where I lived for 15 years) and it was way more comfortable in AZ.


Other pros:

Reasonable cost of living

Currently not near the ocean, but it is a quick flight to San Diego, LA, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Denver, etc.

No Daylight Saving Time


06/29/2018 - 7:43pm Posting just to see if I am…

Posting just to see if I am actually logged in....!?

06/14/2018 - 7:09pm I remember years ago "SPAIN"…

I remember years ago "SPAIN" was "on notice" permanently, and no reason was ever given by Brian. Now UV is inspiring Spain? You got some 'splainin' to do, Lucy!

06/13/2018 - 5:54pm I still think that…

I still think that participation in post-season bowl games should have no effect whatsoever on eligibility. Someone is injured for most of the year, but heals well enough to participate in the bowl game should be able to do so without penalty. Also to reward redshirts for all of their work during the year.

06/12/2018 - 1:43pm Dammit, where's that edit…

Dammit, where's that edit function??

06/12/2018 - 1:41pm Oops, still learning my way…

Oops, still learning my way around 3.0

06/12/2018 - 1:40pm oops, still learning my way…

oops, still learning my way around 3.0

06/12/2018 - 1:36pm The picture of the Rotunda…

The picture of the Rotunda lead me to do some google searching, interesting that this was published today:


06/07/2018 - 6:02pm Don't worry, he knows....


Don't worry, he knows....


(I wish I knew how to embed videos in this new format!)



06/07/2018 - 2:36am I'll miss the app, but OK, I…

I'll miss the app, but OK, I am getting used to the new look. Took me a few days to learn to empty the browser cache...

06/06/2018 - 11:04pm Judging from that temporary…

Judging from that temporary website, I would have not been inclined to use Human Element to create a website, perhaps.

06/04/2018 - 3:07am Comas

are very peaceful.

05/31/2018 - 12:50am Tatum and Shea?

OK, I'll give it a try...

05/29/2018 - 6:17pm What was the site

we pretty much all went to prior to MGoBlog? They basically shit things down and referred everyone here (like ten years ago!) One of their last posts was a video of an Ohio State coed stripping in front of her computer to some rap song, trying to get her boyfriend to go to OSU...I mention this only as an historical reference, of course.

05/29/2018 - 2:41pm Two

1970 and 1973. The Willis Reed, Walt "Clyde" Frazier, Dave DeBusschere and Earl "The Pearl" Monroe era (though Pearl was not on the 1970 team). Yeah, I was a little kid then...

05/27/2018 - 9:48pm Meanwhile out here in the SW desert

the high today was 91°; with the single-digit humidity it was actually quite pleasant.

05/25/2018 - 9:59am My office closes at noon every Friday

For all intents and purposes we get a three-day weekend every week. Before a holiday weekend things often get very slow, so I told everyone not to come in today. My employees seemed to like that...

05/22/2018 - 3:56pm Going to the Rose Bowl

like every year...

05/22/2018 - 1:31am Brian May

I get a kick out of the fact that he and his father built his guitar from scratch (and he continues to use The Red Special to this day), he is one of the few guitarists with a readily unique and recognizeable guitar tone, AND that he went back to University and earned a PhD in Astrophysics. Literally a rocket scientist....!

05/20/2018 - 6:22pm Yep

I dye my hair- Nutrisse #40, which matches my normal hair color exactly, to cover the "whitewalls." Fortunately I have "Mediterranean" skin tone so I can still get away with it. I may stop when I retire, which will be....SOON. 

05/18/2018 - 10:13am (No subject)
05/18/2018 - 10:06am Prince Harry has it made

-all of the Royal perks, very few of the responsibilities. 

05/17/2018 - 4:13pm While not tropical

we go to Las Vegas for the xmas holidays. We don't have kids, so we aren't missing any "family" stuff. In LV everything is open, there is a lot to do/see (and I don't mean gambling, unless you are into that), it is fairly nearby, and the weather, while chilly, is not frigid. Plus there usually are pretty good deals on the hotels, etc.

Before the hurricane last fall I would have also recommended the Florida Keys.

05/15/2018 - 3:37pm Having walked away from a totaled

5-month old BMW without so much as even a scratch, I'd say they have worked it out pretty well. And my car was T-Boned by a Chevy Silverado that completely blew through a red light at an intersection. And btw- the driver was on a suspended license...

05/14/2018 - 8:14pm Munich

is oom-pah-pah and a beer hall. Berlin is Sprockets and a much more cosmopolitan scene. 


05/14/2018 - 4:52pm Haufbräuhaus

...easier to access in daytime for lunch.

BMW Welt if you happen to be an enthusaist of a particular German Sports Sedan- the museum (which also contains Rolls Royce) is pretty fascinating. If you are interested in the Factory Tour, you have to reserve weeks in advance.

Otherwise, a nice city to walk around. FWIW, I prefer Berlin...

05/12/2018 - 8:26pm My trip to The Storehouse last year

completely ruined me for drinking Guinness anywhere outside Ireland and the UK....

05/04/2018 - 5:07pm U of C is pretty much an enclave

on the south side of Chicago, and does not have anywhere near the undergrad atmosphere of Ann Arbor. Unless your son has an extremely compelling reason to go to U of C, I would opt for Ross. For the record, I did my residency training at U of C hospitals, but lived up in Lincoln Park the entire time. 

05/04/2018 - 11:35am Greatest screen name ever

is Ecky Ptang.


05/02/2018 - 9:53am Not one mention of South Quad?

I lived there for two years, because my user name checks out.

05/01/2018 - 3:53pm Ashley's

Except it had to open right after I graduated...!

04/30/2018 - 3:54pm Twelve

79, 81, 83, 87, 89, 90, 92, 93, 98, 04, 05, 07

Every UM Rose Bowl since 1979


As a member of MMB- 79, 81

Best seats- 1998, 45 yard line 3/4 of the way up on press box side. My wife (a professional journalist) had interviewed the head of marketing for the Pac-12, that was the one and only time in her career that she asked for a favor (and yes, we paid for the tickets). We were smack dab in the middle of a large group of WSU fans, but the view was worth it!

Favorite game- 1989, we came from behind to beat USC, an absolute catharsis. Why not 1998? For some reason I was absolutely sure going in that we would win the game, I can't tell you why.

I still have the programs from every single one of these games, and most of the ticket stubs. My ticket from 1989 was mounted in a block of lucite. We have been away too long...not sure if I will be able to go next time, but I seemed to say that every year.


04/30/2018 - 1:14am I have been to the Horseshoe three times

twice for The Game in 78 and 80, we won both times. Once for the Columbus Marathon in 1991, it went right past the stadium  at about mile 13 (somehow my wife missed it!?). Only time I ever puked after a marathon, so of course it had to be on Columbus!

04/28/2018 - 1:04am Congrats Mason!

Welcome to dry heat!

04/27/2018 - 10:11am Tu-Shea


There were some interesting alternative .gifs, but I didn't want to get into trouble....

04/22/2018 - 12:55pm No, Ramzy was easily

the most despicable character in GoT, and got the most deserved end...

04/21/2018 - 8:43pm Seriously

04/21/2018 - 8:39pm He was quoted as saying his two favorite teams were

1) Michigan
2) whoever was playing Notre Dame

Always loved that Apple Computer commercial he did with Yao Ming


RIP big guy

04/20/2018 - 10:09am Ngappy Frigday!

04/17/2018 - 1:45pm Isn't Devo

from Ohio?

04/14/2018 - 4:53pm These Three-And-Dones

are just RUINING college basketball!

Thx and good luck, Möritz!

04/14/2018 - 2:08pm AZ

Highs in the mid 70's to low 80's this week. Lows in the 50's. Will barely touch 90 through the end of this month. Yep!

04/13/2018 - 10:05am Congrats!

But now you can't put off getting a job any longer...!


04/12/2018 - 7:36pm I now live in AZ

but lived in Chicago 1987-2000; would be a great excuse to visit my old stomping grounds!

04/12/2018 - 1:00am Oy


04/10/2018 - 10:21pm Has a posse

04/10/2018 - 3:39pm Definition of serious injury:

Anything that happens to me.

04/10/2018 - 1:28pm (No subject)
04/09/2018 - 6:43pm Ting Ting Djahe

ginger candy supreme! That, and Dark Chocolate Kit-Kats....


04/08/2018 - 11:26pm Even worse

wait until guys you went to school with who played for UM have had sons who have played for UM and are now getting near retirement from the NFL