Sunday, October 30, 2011
The Girls ...
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Go Blue: Michigan vs. Purdue
Friday, October 28, 2011
Friday morning and I was getting a rather frosty reception
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
What's the most beautiful place in the USA?
EDC: Every Day Carry
EDC is a term I hear a lot from Police and Firemen that I ofter associate with the gun or knife they carry "Every Day"
But really we all have a small list of items that we carry that this site showcases just that: what people carry... every day.
In their own words:
Ten things you may not know about dreams
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Go Blue: Bye Week
Since its a bye week , we wish the Wolverines a good week off.
Instead I bring you:
NINJA ATTACK. Enjoy
Thursday, October 20, 2011
In a sign of resistance against the rain and cold...
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Science is really cool and other reasons I justify my geekness.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Sometimes I think I am just way too big of a geek...
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Happy Birthday Mina...
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Farmers Market finds.
Ducks in the river.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Go Blue: Michigan Vs. MI State
To say this is an important game is an understatement from which all other understatements can only hope to be measured.
Although Michigan has lost the first game of the last two seasons to none other than MI State the feeling this year that the Wolverine program is on track and that winning is possible is pervasive all throughout Ann Arbor.
The Spartans will not just rollover though, and will likely prove to be a formidable opponent with senior QB cousins craving a win in likely the last time he will throw against the Maize and Blue. This is the one game that draws strongly defended lines and school pride comes out in everyone. With only an hours drive separating these two instate rivals everyone knows someone that went to school at one of these schools and the pride in both programs always shows.
In Spartan Stadium.
One of these teams will be pushed ahead and the other left behind to lick the wounds that can only come from loosing to a huge rivalry school.
Good Luck boys.
Helllo Friday, thy name is Cray Cray
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
OK Apple I give up: you had me at iOS 5....
I tried. I really really really tried.
Here is the thing... Apple has somethings you dont.
Thats right I said it. App store bragging rights, iTunes U, a cult like following. So what if your interface seems almost prehistoric...damn it.
Plus we have an iPad at home that is still being supported with iOS updates... even if it is the Girls.
Really here is the bottom line: I could not, no matter how I tried, justify spending the money on something that the iPad does and does pretty stupid well.
I am the king of rationalization. You are talking to a man who once rationalized buying a ATV... and a Boat... oh yeah and once or twice an Airplane.
Yet still, I could.
I really really really tried.
So what DID I do?
I bought a new cover, and took the show on the road. Thats right, if you can not beat them join them. I am going all out power user. I am going to be that annoying SOB that has the iPad all the freeking time.
Whew.... kinda feels good to pick a side again.
Lets see how long this will last.
(posting from my Android Phone)
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Dear Elders of the internet...
Monday, October 10, 2011
Sunset tonight was striking
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Bird Feeder Rescue
The Girls mother was tossing out this one out.
I guess I will have to re-hab this thing.
Who says I don't recycle enough.
PS- although it doesn't look it in this photo this thing is in pretty rough shape. What can I say I am a sucker for a lost cause.
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Go Blue: Michigan Vs. Northwestern
The big question on everyone mind: Is Michigan really that good or are they over hyped.
|The Big House will be empty this weekend|
Friday, October 07, 2011
Its Bugging Me and other funny things the Girl Texts
The Girl: This Bug is why I cant (touch up the) paint the side of the house. I think it wants to bite me... (1:58 pm)
Thursday, October 06, 2011
On the Case
The were having trouble dating/ identifying the little guy for their inventory and I had a little fun playing detective. Seriously I got the magnifying glass out all Sherlock Holmesy like. In the end with the help of my friend the interweb I was able to find out just enough info to identify the year of manufacture and some other info proving once and for all cyberspace is useful. Who knew?
New York pays tribute to Ann Arbor
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Monday, October 03, 2011
Apple Announcement: not that kind of Fanboy.
Its the calm before the apple storm.
That's right its the night before the Apples announcement. That's not silence you hear, that low hum is the pent up excitement of the millions of fanboys that hope against hope that they next big apple product will be the one to make their lives complete.
Don't get me wrong. I will be watching... with interest.
Not because I am that kind of fanboy.
Its because no matter what Apple it does makes the market move and influences the trending tech.
I'll be watching. For sure.
For a while now there has not been anything that innovative, just re packaged for profit shinier versions of the product before.
Who knows, maybe they will surprise me.
Bonus Mini post: Overheard on the couch.
The Girl (LOS): "What is that?"
Me: "Its a Apple fanboy... get it?"
The Girl: "Looks.... kinda gay."
Me: "A little I suppose."
The Girl: " Why dont you but some balls on the bottom?"
Me: " Its a fanboy.... not a fanMAN"
The Girl: (eyes rolling walking away)
Sunday, October 02, 2011
"Replaceing the garage trim will be easy" and other ways I punish myself.
Really it was deteriorating at the bottom and it needed to be done. To prevent this from happening again or least to prolong the life I used cedar this time. I purchased it in wide planks that I cut down to the right size as all the widths seemed to be custom. The cedar I bought was rough on one side so I planed it down to just over 3/4 inch to mach the existing.
This did the trick and filled the shop with the amazing smell of fresh cut wood. Cedar smells so good. It did give me a sense of accomplishment and that almost made the time with all the custom cuts worth while.
Still I have to say it was kind of fun. In a wood geek sorta way.
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Well its Satuday and its gloomy...
Go Blue: Michigan Vs. Minnesota
Today we face another long tradition the battle for the little brown jug the Wolverines fight to retain the right to hold the sacred jug and the season moves forward with MI off to a fast start and heavily favored in this game today.
If the Wolverines prevail it will only continue to lay a strong foundation for coach Hoke's almost cult like following. Don't get me wrong I might just be a card carrying member.
This game could be dangerous however for the home team as Michigan is expected to win and Minnesota has everything to prove. They have upset us before (2005 I believe) in an eerily similar season and as you know anything can happen.
The first day of October brought in fall like it was flipping a switch. Cool dank weather that makes you crave a hot drink and a warm jacket.
The cool weather mixes with the almost palatable excitement in Ann Arbor and big house will be packed in just a few hours.
Keep it rolling boys... you have the begining of a good season going.