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Not So Sad

Michigan lost by a point, after a missed shot at the buzzer last night. They’ve officially been eliminated from the Big Dance, having made it all the way to the Sweet 16 – way farther than anyone imagined they would go.

But that’s it now: show’s over, folks. Another year has come and gone, and they came close – but they weren’t my dream team. Not yet, at least.

I’m sure they’re feeling pretty lousy today about their loss. And who can blame them? It was a heartbreaker. But, like my sister said about what they did manage to accomplish:

“It’s a miracle they’re even alive, so I’ll take it.”

And, there’s someone today who should be feeling much worse about his loss than them:

This schmuck.

If you’re looking for the biggest loser today, this guy is it.

(Wait – was he on that show? No… I think I actually watched that one…)

March Madness may be over for me, but in HIS failure, I feel the tide of our sour year finally starting to turn for the better; a turn toward “winning”, to quote the schmuck…

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Return of Madness

Oh. My. GAWD.

The Michigan men’s basketball team beat Wisconsin yesterday 71-56 to become the first-ever 8-seeded Big Ten tourney champions.

FIRST EVER.

Underdog amazeballs! (photo: Detroit Free Press)

And if that WEREN’T ENOUGH…

They did it after SURVIVING A F#@$ING PLANE CRASH. The WHOLE TEAM! The goddamn plane crashed while they were taking off for Washington D.C. to go play in said conference tourney. And they STILL went on to win it as the ultimate underdogs.  Continue reading

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Summer of Love

OPERATION: Vacation Between Jobs is in full effect here. After finishing my last day at Art.com last week, Trent and I hopped a plane to Detroit where we spent five days with my family: some of it spent in the same old haunts, some of it on new adventures, and some of it celebrating some very special occasions.

Well, “hopped” isn’t entirely accurate. We more commando-crawled across a battlefield of crowds, confusion, and epic rage-inducing customer service queues wherein after four flight delays, a harrowing shuttle trip to change departure airports, and an entirely new itinerary, we finally arrived in Detroit the next day only about five hours late (the magic of time zones!).

THEN we got to enjoy said activities both old and new and very, very special…

(though we feel like we’ve experienced a lot of good fortune in life lately, the one arena where we HAVEN’T felt the love is definitely air travel – good lord)

Taking Munga and Trent on a paddle down the Huron River.

Taking Munga and Trent on a paddle down the Huron River.

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