1977. The galvanized skirting. Needing a haircut. Windows plastic-sealed; one open. Bib overalls. Mid-Michigan sand-yard, burrs and ant lions. A galloping form-molded plastic horse, wind-ridden, the gaping, ragged hole in its side (BB gun blasted?) blocked from view. And that sweet puppy whose name I don't remember, a short-lived friend too tightly squeezed, only ever half-recalled in faded family lore as having been poisoned off by neighbors who rented the next trailer over. An almost of rural childhood. #tbt
Time for the EWM Yahoo! NCAA men's basketball tournament pick'em - 12th annual. Like last year, we're using Fibonacci scoring (2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21). Everyone is welcome to join this pool, which will include some of the surest, most over-confident pickers of all time. There's no time for worrying your picks, no time for calling your fortune teller, reading your horoscope, or consulting your constellations. Sign up! Free, free, FREE to you: join this year's group on Yahoo!, Alt Bracketdemic Careen (ID#23161). If you have questions, knee me gently in the sternum with an email at dmueller at earthwidemoth.com. Invite your friends, frienemies, faux-frenemies, neighbors, Facebook friends, Twitter followers, bots, posthuman colleagues, hystericists, bracketoricians, Jimmie Johns addicts, discount tattoo artists, children at the bus stop, etc. The group has space for the next 49 who sign up. Pride-ish stakes: reputations are made (and ground to coarse dust) right here.
Yahoo! Tournament Pick'em
Group: Alt Bracketdemic Careen (ID# 23161)
"Makes no difference to us what you studied in college."
Firm up your selections any time between the selection show on Sunday evening, March 15, and 1:00 a.m. EDT on March 19.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know the YouTube embeds are ephemeral. Iframe evaporati. Fleeting, all the new things. I'm posting it anyway, in spite of (possibly because of) its impermanence.
04/23 10:31 AM/@derekmueller: via Facebook
03/30 11:31 AM/@derekmueller: These two. Made up for missing Ph.'s birthday last Saturday (Tampa, gulf-swimming) by taking him for wings and Dukezaga (Gonzuke?) on all the everywhere TV screens last evening. Would've expected that by the just-turned age of 24 he'd still be able to maw his age in mango habanero wings. But no. Don't. To-go box for you, kid. And this morning, at SPS assembly, Is. surprise!-collected Student of the Month honors. Fair warning: a like on one photo but not the other risks rekicking the acme of sibling rivalries. via Facebook
03/20 05:01 PM/@derekmueller: http://ift.tt/1BdxZUX via Facebook
03/16 10:17 PM/@derekmueller: Is. (right) running the point in Saturday's game against the Wildcats. When "popcorn left" breaks down, take it to the hoop. via Facebook
03/16 01:17 PM/@derekmueller: There's still time (and room) to join. Jeff, you're invited. As is everyone else. via Facebook