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Five Thoughts -“How to negotiate for a new job” version

I’ve come to the conclusion that the next time I’m applying for a new job, I’m bringing Beer with me.  Most people want to get the expense account, the company car..not me, I want to get Beer’s vacation schedule.  That being said, I’m on my own as Beer is gone again.

1. Oh yeah, I’m running the show.  Everyone knows what that means…VIDEOS!!!  I’m starting the list off with one of the movies that really brings me back to my youth.  Ultraman, Johnny Socko and his Giant Robot…

2. So I have to admit, that even this has me dumbfounded. How do you drunk drive a bridge? I mean, reaction time doesn’t have to be the greatest. Am I missing something here or isn’t it as simple as if boat is present, keep bridge up…if boat is gone, lower bridge?

3.One of my littlest has started a great comment on things he comes across in life now.  His line is, “Now, they’re just making stuff up!”  That line came to my head the moment I read this article by some of the people we trust in our lives. MMMmmm..hungry?

4. Geek alert…There is always a question that the geeks ask, why aren’t there any real superheroes in our real world?  I’m not talking about ones with super powers, obviously even nerds understand a little reality…but Batman and Iron Man are based on normal guys.  Well, it looks as though the income from the movie franchise alone wouldn’t be enough!

5. Speaking of Iron Man 3, if you have been living in a hole and haven’t seen what it’s about..here is a little different trailer to entice you to go see it.

Well, that’s it folks. Have a great weekend and enjoy it.  We all know that Beer already has started to enjoy his!

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Five Thoughts on a Friday – The “Mad, Mad Weekend” Edition

Howdy folks and welcome to another Friday. We made it. And now as a reward, we get to head into one of the craziest weekends we’ve seen in a while. There’s so much going on I’m not even sure where to start or what to talk about this week (St. Patrick’s Day coming up, NFL Free agency, and this tiny little basketball tournament is kicking off). I certainly never settled on any semblance of a theme for this week’s post. Let’s see where we land, shall we?

  1. I’m gonna take a quick detour and start with this one. Last night there was some pretty nasty weather that hit just west of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Thankfully there were no fatalities. Why do I bring it up? Because from time to time, I like to make fun of some of the idiotic headlines I see in the news. This is one of those times. Apparently CNN still hasn’t gotten the memo about what happened. There’s front page today has a link to a story that says, I kid you not…
    “Apparent tornado hits Mich. homes”
    Really? “Apparent”? Yes CNN, “Apparently” it was a tornado. And this is what an “Apparent” tornado looks like. Wasn’t hard to find it. The language is a bit crude, you may want to mute it if you’re in an office.  More info on the storm here at the Detroit Free Press.
  2. Going to put this one here for now, because it’s cool looking and fun, and it seems to remind everyone of the Batmobile. I do share one common question with a lot of people though. How does it handle with the front wheels so close together? From the in car video, it seems to do okay.
  3. Get your green on! St. Patrick’s day is coming up tomorrow. Now, a few words of warning… If you’re planning on partying all day, be careful on what you drink. Think about it. If the drink you have in your hand is named for something meant to do great bodily harm, what do you think the drink is supposed to do? And yes, I’m looking at you Irish Car Bomb. And remember, you’re supposed to WEAR green. Not LOOK GREEN at the end of the night. The next morning? Well, that’s a personal choice.
  4. I always figured the term “March Madness” was born of the hype and excitement of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
    Then one of those stories that you just can’t make up comes along, like this one from USA Today.
    Vasectomies up during NCAA basketball tournament
    And… suddenly, “Madness” has a new meaning behind it!
  5. Lastly, spring is coming. Or in some cases already here. Beach season is fast approaching. Why do I bring this up? Because….
    “Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water”
    It seems, to quote the byline for the article “a report that suggests global warming is sparking an uptick in shark mating
    If that’s true, then at some point… “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT9BeGNnCqw”

    (Sorry, but there’s no way I’m doing a shark story without busting out that clip)

Okay folks, that’s five and I am off to get a green shirt, some green food coloring, and… oh yeah, green beer! Now I know there’s going to be a lot of invoking of “luck” this weekend. Luck of the Irish, Luck of the draw, teams in the NFL with free agency, and especially teams and fans in the NCAA tournament looking for luck.  so I figured I’d work on something “luck” based to close things out.
I came up with Paul McCartney doing “With a Little Luck

and then I found Loverboy doing “Lucky Ones

but that still didn’t seem to get the vibe I was going for. Then it hit me. Go for Old Blue Eyes. Luck, be a Lady.

Have a great weekend folks!
-Beer

Five Thoughts on a Friday – The Back in the Grind Edition

Good morning folks and welcome to yet another Friday. Yep, that’s right. It’s Friday again already. I guess it comes with being busy but it seemed like it got here awfully fast for me. (Then again, like I said – it’s been busy around here)

So let’s get started, shall we?

  1. Locally the story of the week has pretty much been one thing. The University of Michigan fired their football coach. The ensuing chaos coming out of the clown college athletic department has been quite amusing. That and the calls into the radio shows from rabid fans who probably couldn’t find U-M on a map if you spotted them a map of Ann Arbor, MI. In the meantime, “As the Harbaugh Turns” goes on.
  2. I can see this causing riots. You can mess with tradition. You can even mess with beer. But when you mess with tradition AND beer? You’re just asking for trouble.
  3. WordPress has an interesting little challenge going. There’s two varieties. Post a Day, where you blog on some topic every day. And Post a week, where you blog at least once a week. What do you know? We’ve been doing that on Fridays for a while now. How about that? Don’t hold your breath on the daily updates though. Do you really want to hear from us that often?
  4. Interesting. Who would have figured this one. If the magnetic north pole shifts…. the Tampa Airport is effected. Who knew? Talk about weird science.
  5. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is in Vegas this week. So are the Adult Entertainment Expo. And USA Today runs a story on… Hotel rates. Now, it is a pretty interesting read, outlining how much the hotel rates increased for this (Notice i did not say they had “gone up”). I’ll leave all the other jokes alone.

Ok, that’s five thoughts on a snowy Friday and I’m ready to start the weekend and watch some NFL playoff football.

A little break from music videos, going with a TV show intro (Since I’ve been going over some of them lately for a post idea)

Have a great weekend Folks!
-Beer

 

Five Thoughts on a Friday – The moving on up edition

Good morning, and welcome to a snowy Friday morning. It’s time once again for Five Thoughts, so let’s get started.

  1. In a bit of a rush today, we’re being moved around at work. Apparently after several years, we’re now sitting in the wrong place. Who knew? The funniest part though? Some coworkers got moved yesterday. We played a joke on them this morning, and it’s currently lying in wait. Those are the best pranks you know. The ones that slowly develop and no one sees coming.
  2. Once I saw it, this one was basically a given:  Are the Olympics ready for … pole dancing? I don’t know about the Olympics, but I know a bunch of guys who would probably say yes. And people thought my idea of racing 4 bobsleds down the track at once was far fetched…
  3. Saw a reference to a Florida Room, which isn’t usually a big deal. But it was by someone in Florida – Which begs the question, “People in Florida still have Florida rooms?? Don’t they by default have entire Florida HOUSES?” Just curious. Is the room with the really good air conditioning the “Michigan Room” or the “Canada Room”?  And why does it have to be a Florida Room? Can’t it be a Georgia room? Or a Jamaica Room?
  4. I need to clear a couple of things up that I’ve heard about the impressive Team USA men’s hockey win over Canada that my co-blogger covered. It was NOT what NHL hockey should be. Unless you want a 6 or 8 team NHL with team payrolls around $220 Million each. And it was not ANYTHING like the Miracle on Ice in 1980 at Lake Placid. Those were kids beating arguably the best team on the planet. This was NHL pros beating NHL pros. Huge difference.
  5. And in what’s becoming a regular occurrence while catching the Olympic updates, I caught this gem on Wednesday of this week: “American Lindsey Vonn crashes in Giant Slalom and breaks finger – will not medal”. Well, thank you ESPN. All this time I thought crashing was HOW you get the medals in skiing. Instead of, you know, finishing the race with the fastest time.

Ok, that’s five for today and the movers are here. Guess I’ll go see what George and Weezie are up to.

Have a great weekend folks!
-Beer

Hold your head up high Michigan….

Well Michigan, you can hold your head up high.  As I was watching Team USA play Team Canada in some of the best freakin’ hockey I have seen in years, I was proud to call Michigan my home.  I mean, just look at these numbers:

  1. RYAN MILLER Hometown: East Lansing, MI   42 saves on 45 shots
  2. BRIAN RAFALSKI Hometown: Dearborn, MI  2 Goals 1 Assist
  3. RYAN KESLER Hometown: Livonia, MI 1 Goal

Four of the five goals were touched by a player from Michigan and Miller looked fantastic.  If Michigan was a Hockey Dad he would have to be the guy standing along the glass looking in on the game with a huge smile.

I’ve always said I was proud to be an American, but proudest to be from Michigan.  Congrats USA and great job boys!