Friday, October 26, 2007

Cool Site

Fund your own microloans.
www.prosper.com

Monday, October 22, 2007

I think Henne is really hurt

From the Daily:

Although, in typical fashion, Michigan coaches would not disclose the nature of Henne's shoulder injury, their response after the game - and the sling Henne wore when he exited - suggested it was fairly severe.

Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr called Henne "courageous." Offensive coordinator Mike DeBord said it was one of the "guttiest" performances he'd seen in a long time. Running backs coach Fred Jackson ­­- well, let's just say he left nothing to understatement.

"I've been coaching college football since 1980 and I've never seen a guy who went through what he went through for his team," Jackson said. "He's the ultimate warrior in my mind."

Monday, September 24, 2007

Lee B.

Michigan's President, now at Yale, gets an opportunity to speak before Ahmadinejad.

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/news/07/09/lcbopeningremarks.html

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,22482180-26397,00.html
http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/09/24/us.iran/index.html

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Pauly Dogs

Pauly is a hot dog artist. He claims to carry 40-50 items to put on dogs, but he keeps a large extra stash of things not listed, so in reality, I have no idea how many topping are available. Now, I don't like hotdogs. Not usually. But Pauly Dogs....I make an exception for. I generally ask for the special, which means 'put whatever you want on it.' Today I think I got the strangest one yet: Crushed cherry peppers, sweet and sour sauce, Old Bay, Lawery's, cheese, relish, chow-mien noodles, and two green beans.

My personal favorite: crushed cherry peppers, macaroni and cheese, and crushed potato chips.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Forgotten Detroit

http://www.forgottendetroit.com/

Amazing. Anyone see Idiocrasy?

Calculus

My sister wants me to teach her calculus. It would be a very good exercise for me to try to teach the subject...so I'm gonna give it a shot. It's gonna be a sort of correspondence course with no schedule working at a very slow pace. I can't even promise that we won't quit half way through. It depends on the motivation of the student. I'm not gonna push. Anyone know anyone else who wants in on this?

The textbook I'm gonna use can be picked up used off amazon for $6.50, that included shipping.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Lloyd Carr Media Day Quote

"Don't forget to see '3:10 to Yuma' tomorrow, starring Russell Crowe. I recommend it, I give it five stars.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Auction

A scholarship trust is being established for Bernard Maloy, a Michigan Kinesiology professor. Funds are being raised through an auction of autographed Michigan memorabilia. If you're wondering what to get me for Christmas...

http://www.cmarket.com/catalog/landingPage.do?vhost=umich

Monday, July 30, 2007

Recruit

There's a RB recruit named Sam McGuffie who just committed to Michigan for '08. The people who watch this sort of thing 24/7 apparently stayed up late last night to see his announcement. There's a lot excitement on the message board. People saying they'll sleep better now and 'time to break out the Cubans' and such.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Let me know...

if anyone else wants access to this site or if you think I should just make it public.

Friday, July 27, 2007

NYC


Potter in Williamston




There was a realtively big Harry Potter themed festival in Williamston the day before the launch of the last book. They even held a quiddich tournament. My mom and sister (and Brady) all dressed up and participated. I don't have a good picture of the 3 headed puppy yet, but my folks said they had a line of people taking picutes with him all afternoon. My dad guessed that around 200 people took a picture with him.



Ledy in a Bubble


Thursday, July 26, 2007

Job Stuff

The Dean of Engineering at Duke has become the Provost at Johns Hopkins. My advisor is serving as dean while Duke conducts a search for a replacement. He is naturally a candidate for that position. Additionally, Carol's company recently got bought out.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

No Shut Out Streak

I haven't found a good source, but I recently saw a post on a message board listing the longest games-without-being-shut-out streaks for NCAA football teams. #1 BYU ended the streak at 361. #2 Michigan with 284 and counting. Last shut out was Iowa in 1984.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Threet to Michigan

Steven Threet, the 9th ranked QB from Mallett's recruiting class is going to transfer from Georgia Tech to Michigan.

http://blog.mlive.com/jim_carty/2007/07/the_georgia_take_on_threets_tr.html