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01/17/2019 - 6:04pm No concerns. It's fine…

No concerns. It's fine getting on the highway, but it's not going to light anyone up. Our year is a four speed automatic, which tells the story. My husband drives it now because our daughter isn't getting her license until March. He's not really a car guy and it serves him fine. As for space, it isn't the Forester but for us, it's fine. I transport furniture in it (large upholstered chairs) and it's fine. 

01/17/2019 - 12:24pm We bought a Crosstrek for…

We bought a Crosstrek for our second/kids car. It's worked out very well. First my son drove it, now my daughter. We've had one very minor fender bender (not my son's fault; someone hit the car while it was parked) and it's not so nice that I care. We'll just drive it until it's done or isn't worth anything. It's been problem free for three years. 

01/17/2019 - 12:20pm We have a newer model Subaru…

We have a newer model Subaru Crosstrek that our kids drive. It's been 100% reliable. The only issue I had was draining the battery when I listened to the radio sans engine for 45 minutes. I don't know if that's considered normal, but with a jump, I was back in business. We drive in the snow and it's very competent in that capacity. Also, it doesn't tempt you (them) to put pedal to the medal. It's not a performance car. I would recommend it. 

01/16/2019 - 10:07am I just roasted two bone-in…

I just roasted two bone-in skin-on chicken breasts last night for chicken pot pie but I could have made gravy by using the pan drippings. After the chicken is cooked, the fat that's left behind -- and it was only about 2 tablespoons -- is the base. You add a couple of tbs. of flour and stir over medium heat for two minutes. It may seem pasty, but you then add stock or broth (canned or boxed is fine) that's been heated, a little at a time, while whisking, just enough to create a medium thick gravy. It will thicken a little as it cools. If you want super smooth gravy, you can strain it, but I like the little bits of deeply cooked chicken skin that were left in the pan from roasting the chicken. You can also add a bit of cream if you want a creamier gravy, but to me, that's gilding the lily. Taste it, and if you need to, add salt and pepper. Very easy. 

01/15/2019 - 6:07pm How can people -- especially…

How can people -- especially ones who have gotten to a position that requires intelligence and skill -- be so fu**ing stupid??

01/11/2019 - 3:40pm Mike Tevee, cautionary tale. 

Mike Tevee, cautionary tale. 

01/10/2019 - 6:42pm Gotta say Mattison now…

Gotta say Mattison now. Going to Ohio State was dead wrong. 

01/08/2019 - 9:56am Our son needed a car for…

Our son needed a car for college so we "gave" him our GTI. I love it but we're going to be doing a lot of road trips in the next couple of years so I needed something with more room and that could really handle the snow. As you may remember, I'm a car enthusiast who loves to drive so there were only a couple of cars that would tick all the boxes. I ended up with an Audi SQ5. It is fantastic. It handles like a sports car. I drove it in heavy snow on the highway and I've never felt as safe driving in the snow. It cost an arm and a leg and a kidney, but what a great f-ing car/crossover. 

01/08/2019 - 9:41am Ridiculous. I'm going to…

Ridiculous. I'm going to check out Talking Cars Tuesday. 

01/07/2019 - 10:43pm My question is, why don't we…

My question is, why don't we see a preponderance of Alabama and Clemson players in the NFL?

01/07/2019 - 8:43pm The silver lining is a…

The silver lining is a Jamocha shake!

01/07/2019 - 1:52pm I agree. One of the…

I agree. One of the strangest moves ever. 

01/07/2019 - 1:50pm This is SO ABSURD. I have no…

This is SO ABSURD. I have no other words. 

01/05/2019 - 8:52pm We were just talking about…

We were just talking about this regarding the Kevin Ware injury, but this one, too. How does anyone go on, especially when your body takes the kind of beating it does in football? 

01/03/2019 - 12:12am Packing for a trip to Boston…

Packing for a trip to Boston. My daughter is attending a softball prospect camp on Saturday and we're going to look at BU, BC, and Tufts. 

12/31/2018 - 9:56pm Any mention of their hero,…

Any mention of their hero, Kirk Cousins, sucking $84 mil worth of ass?

12/30/2018 - 11:44pm I don't care as much as I…

I don't care as much as I used to. I have a much easier time letting it go. 

12/29/2018 - 7:24pm When has he ever answered a…

When has he ever answered a question like that in a press conference?

12/29/2018 - 7:21pm I'm not blaming them. Look,…

I'm not blaming them. Look, if you're playing Ohio State and maybe expect them to be lame and instead, they come out on fire and you realize you're not going to win -- and you're leaving for the NFL -- do you unconsciously pull back a little? Either way, it does come down to coaching. Next man up, so the coaches better have an equally good next man. I don't disagree with you on that. 

12/29/2018 - 6:45pm I'm not suggesting they did…

I'm not suggesting they did it intentionally. But building on all the specifics you gave, is it possible this team wasn't together -- some guys are self-promoting, others are worrying about getting injured, etc..and whatever else is going on, and it all added up. 

12/29/2018 - 5:03pm This game was destined to be…

This game was destined to be a loss, what with JBB, Devin Bush, Higdon, and all the other NFL-er's sitting this one out. Is it fair to blame the coaches when they literally don't have the best players on the team? Also makes me wonder about the Ohio State game, and whether all those same players were just playing it safe, to avoid injuries, knowing they were leaving. Not saying they were; just wondering if that factors in mentally. Honestly, I'm not even sure why we play in a bowl under these circumstances. 

12/26/2018 - 11:33am 1) That's my name, don't…

1) That's my name, don't wear it out.

 

2) I try to inject a little bit of humor in everything I do. 

12/23/2018 - 1:28am We're eating Chinese on…

We're eating Chinese on Christmas Day this year, along with a showing of "Young Frankenstein." My kids have grown up with the worst movies; it's time to introduce them to some greats. Also, we watched "Elf" a few days ago, which is our favorite Christmas movie. 

12/21/2018 - 5:01pm That was fast. 

That was fast. 

12/18/2018 - 9:00am Green chile cheeseburgers…

Green chile cheeseburgers are better than all three. 

12/11/2018 - 11:00pm I'm a Michigan alum, along…

I'm a Michigan alum, along with my brother and two of his kids. I just sent my son to Denison in Ohio. He loves it. It's a great fit for him. A ways back, I dreamed of my kids going to Michigan. Not anymore. We don't live in state so maybe that's part of it (hugely expensive OOS) but also, let's be honest. You can still be a successful, happy person if you don't go to Michigan. 

12/10/2018 - 11:19pm The last time I smoked was…

The last time I smoked was 1987, Michigan graduation weekend. My roommate's brother brought us a cigarette pack filled with 20 joints and my housemates and I were really high all weekend. Parents had no idea. I drove home on that Monday and I was still high from smoking Friday and Saturday non-stop. 

12/10/2018 - 11:17pm And women. I was just…

And women. I was just wondering if kids today roll joints anymore. Do roach clips still exist?

12/09/2018 - 3:01pm Also, I once went to the…

Also, I once went to the emergency room with pain in my left shoulder that radiated down my arm. I was really freaked out. My blood pressure was through the roof, which was not normal for me. They kept me overnight and found nothing cardiac. It was determined that I have an issue with my neck and it causes radiating pain on my left side. Don't be afraid to go. It might not be worst case scenario, and it will give you peace of mind. 

12/09/2018 - 2:49pm I just saw a cardiologist…

I just saw a cardiologist for a routine exam. I'm having a calcium heart scan done in a few weeks, and I've been on a statin for 22 years. I'm 53, and have low blood pressure and great cholesterol numbers but every male on my father's side died from a heart attack in their 50's and early 60's. I'm a woman, so I don't know if the genes carry to me, but I don't really want to find out. Be proactive! Glad you were and everything turned out ok. 

12/07/2018 - 2:47pm He's not leaving until he…

He's not leaving until he has a few OSU wins under his khakis. 

12/06/2018 - 2:57pm For the fan base? No. 

For the fan base? No. 

12/06/2018 - 9:45am I think Beilein just keeps…

I think Beilein just keeps getting better.

12/04/2018 - 11:34pm I was at the game and…

I was at the game and everyone around me stood up at that point. I sat there, plugging my ears with my fingers while I looked down at the floor. 

12/04/2018 - 11:19pm What a great game!

What a great game!

12/04/2018 - 4:01pm Only time will tell. Oregon…

Only time will tell. Oregon State, TCU and Rutgers aren't exactly big games. 

12/04/2018 - 10:36am I've heard it's fantastic…

I've heard it's fantastic. Looks totally different. 

12/01/2018 - 10:52pm I have to say, Urban Meyer…

I have to say, Urban Meyer really doesn't look well. 

12/01/2018 - 3:58pm Nojel Eastern is from our…

Nojel Eastern is from our town and went to school with my son. It's nice to see a hometown kid (and a good kid) do well. That said, Go Blue!

12/01/2018 - 12:45am He served the country with…

He served the country with dignity. RIP.

11/28/2018 - 6:13pm My take is a little bit…

My take is a little bit different. It's been so long since we've beaten Ohio State, we've lost the taste for it. It's like pursuing something you can't have; after a while, you lose interest in it, and forget how to even do it. We've forgotten how to beat Ohio State, that feeling, and the mental preparation (brain muscle memory, if you will) it takes. Not that we don't want to beat them, but it's so ingrained in Ohio State now, they've become experts at it. 

11/27/2018 - 2:29pm When he was in high school,…

When he was in high school, my son asked if he could buy some underwear on the internet. I assumed Amazon. He used my credit card. I get the bill at the end of the month. He spent $400 on socks and underwear on some crazy elite website where MLB players apparently shop (or so he claimed). $400. Seriously. 

11/26/2018 - 10:09pm So you basically like three…

So you basically like three people on the board. 

11/26/2018 - 1:20pm I am surprised, not that we…

I am surprised, not that we lost, but that Ohio State won the way they did, and that in one week, they seemed to have fixed all that ailed them over the season. 

11/24/2018 - 5:45pm Most depressing post I've…

Most depressing post I've read in a while. 

11/24/2018 - 12:02am My senior year was the year…

My senior year was the year Harbaugh guaranteed a win against Ohio State. We went to Columbus for the game, and then to the Rose Bowl. Hard not to get sucked in after a season like that one. 

11/22/2018 - 4:45pm Seemed kind of lazy to me. A…

Seemed kind of lazy to me. A lot of rehashing of games but no REAL insight into the game despite trying to see it at a higher level. Bo and Woody started it and it took on a life of its own from there. All the other stuff...blah blah blah. 

11/22/2018 - 9:56am The Game always falls into…

The Game always falls into the "All Bets Are Off" category. Think about how well some of Brady Hoke's teams did against Ohio State. Astonishing! They're clearly down this year compared to the recent past but it's still The Game. 

11/21/2018 - 4:23pm Just found out that my…

Just found out that my daughter has a double header scrimmage starting at 10 on Saturday. Since I get squirrely watching high stakes games, I volunteered to take her so my husband could stay home and watch. I'll listen on the radio. As for the meal, I'm making it and it has to be gluten-free since my mother-in-law has celiac disease. It's so much easier just to do no gluten at all rather than some gluten. She's one of those victim-type people who acts like you just stole all her candy when something has gluten in it.

"Does this have gluten?"

"Yes, that one does." 

"Oh. Ok." Pout. Heavy sigh. Even when there's plenty of stuff that doesn't have it. And I'm a baker so this takes a lot of the fun out of it for me. 

OK, I'm done complaining. Tomorrow I will be thankful. 

11/20/2018 - 11:33pm The first time I saw my dog…

The first time I saw my dog eat a dog poop on the sidewalk, I was so horrified, I pried his mouth open and pulled it out with my bare hand. I never recovered.