Thursday, September 29, 2011
Stand back: I am about to do stuff
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Tanner checks in
Best use for spray on undercoating to date
Monday, September 26, 2011
Ann Arbor off the beaten path: Trippers alley AKA Graffiti Alley
annarbor.com had an article on "Graffiti Alley" that really reminded me about how diverse Ann Arbor can be. I have always known this place as Trippers Alley but whatever you call it the small alley right off Liberty Street is a part of the landscape that some love and others hate but none can deny that it is uniquely Ann Arbor.
I invite you to come find it and see it for yourself. The fall is the best time, the colors are bright and lets face it the cooler weather make the smell more ... lets just say tolerable.
Today I was reminded just how much my absence from downtown has affected me. I might have to do something about that.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
At Brecon Grill
Don't get me wrong I can cook. Its just been a long day and I am tired
Go Blue: Michigan Vs. San Diego State
The 4th game of the season has been hyped as an exciting contest, rightfully so. Michigan on paper is favored by 10 or more but paper does not show emotion and the emotions are running high.
As the season progresses so does the pressure for Michigan and having Brady's old team as an opponent doesn't make it any easier. The fact that Brady informed his San Diego by text of his hasty departure and journey to MI has left a lot of bitter in the mouths of the fans and players alike from the Mountain West Conference and beyond.While here Brady Hoke can do no wrong, but out west he is the type of evil that can only propel your desire to win.
As annabbor.com says:
"There's a soap opera-like storyline surrounding Brady Hoke battling his old team that makes this meeting unique. Chip that away, and you still have a pretty good football game."
Not to mention that MI has way more to loose finally breaking back in to the AP poll and and loss at this point in the season could be a momentum changer. The repercussions could be bad casting longer shadows then those giant new scoreboards.
When you cut through all the hype it comes down to two teams both with good players (SDS has a great QB and other weapons at the ready) and in college ball anything can happen.
Here us to great contest, good luck boys.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Moving south for the winter....
Today at the park the geese are getting ready to move south again. Summer is almost over... hello fall.
Ups and downs- how did my life become such a roller coaster.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
A shotgun blast of sanity.
I did have a good birthday (thanks mostly to the Girl) and yet... certain stresses have be weighing heavy on my mind.
Out of the blue an old friend suggested we go skeet shooting at a rustic little place not far from home.
So I broke out the 12 gauge and grabbed my gear and off we when in the early morning mist.
I did not shot the best... truth be told it took me a little while to dial it in so so speak. Once I did, I held my own.
There is something unmeasurably satisfying about swinging a shotgun across a perfect morning sky as a pair of small orange clay disks come winging out of the tree line against a field of corn... and suddenly click... boom... boom... then shattered orange clay.
Only with shot on target confirmed do you exhale and smile. Two shells eject into the fall air and the smell of gunpowder fills the nostrils and the smile fills your face.It was all very last minute, informal and surprisingly satisfying.
I almost forgot tomorrow is Monday and it will be back to the grind.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Go Blue: Michigan Vs. Eastern Michigan
Michigan is the heavy favorite, and is 9-0 in the series so this would be an upset that would we could not afford.
Eastern is not without its weapons and the running game for the Eagles has been impressive. Michigan has Denard and the legendary program that is Michigan.
Today,on a cool Saturday in Ann Arbor, Michigan will host the Eagles in a game that will leave one of these teams 3-0 for a good start to the season.
Good Luck boys.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Ok dinner at Gratzi
Thursday, September 15, 2011
How can somthing so small ...
Monday, September 12, 2011
Summer may be almost over, but its still green and lush in Michigan
Cool Gear: Acer Iconia-6120 14-Inch Dual-Screen Touchbook
The Girl is not as enthused.
“What do you need it for?” She asked
“ I don’t need it I just want it.’ Was my best answer.
The more I think about it the more I realize she is right. What would I use it for? I mean the computer is my comfort zone. What do I need a tablet for.. running apps? Maybe what need is a new computer. A fabulous new laptop, something like the Acer Iconia-6120 14-Inch Dual-Screen Touchbook. Its not perfect, and the batter life leaves something to be desired. Yet… its awesome.
You can read more about it *here*.
For now its just a thought but I fear if I don’t get something I will fall into a tech coma.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
As rain threatens...
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Go Blue: Michigan Vs. Notre Dame
It promises to be quite a contest as Notre Dame would like nothing better to the stick it to Michigan in their house especially after the loss to South Florida last week that had to leave them with something to prove.
Michigan also has a chip on their shoulder as they have to show the program is back on track and to prove they can live up to the promise that Denard and the Hoke hype machine have been selling to everyone.
Here, in Ann Arbor, at the Big House the rubber will meet the road as the is rivalry is both storied and passionate and both teams will be eager to prove themselves. Michigan is the underdog on paper but I feel this may be Notre Dame's toughest road game of the season.
Tonight, under the lights, we will see who emerges the winner.
Friday, September 09, 2011
Thursday, September 08, 2011
Just more proof I should be committed.
Loosing power is never fun.
Being able to provide power to entire sections of the house one breaker at a time....
Monday, September 05, 2011
Shop Time: Single Panel Cabinet faces
The will be painted and they are missing the hardware but they are getting there.
Working hard on Labor day...
Saturday, September 03, 2011
Go Blue: MIchigan Vs. Western Michigan
Friday, September 02, 2011
Thursday, September 01, 2011
Best comment of the day: Student Edition
From annarbor.com re:
Freshman Move in day.
Just a quick reminder how fun and exciting a college town can be.
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