Undefeated Free NCAA Football Bowl Picks Look to Strike Again


We usually like to get our picks out earlier, but nonetheless, we have a pick in the Chick-fil-A bowl tonight.

South Carolina -3 over Florida State

We don't think Christian Ponder will play well coming off of an injury (it's still possible he doesn't play at all).

So far in the bowl season, our Free NCAA Football Picks are 4-0.

Some Irving Vincent Action...

SSSssssssssEXY!

Carpa e Dragão, São Paulo

"Queria Saber qual o valor para fazer uma tatuagem cobrindo a perna toda, do joelho até o fim da canela.São dois desenhos e uma letra, queria misturar os dois desenhos que vi e gostei; é uma carpa, um dragão e uma letra japonesa significado sabedoria .

Seria essa carpa da primeira foto a carpa vermelha e seus detalhes e esse Dragão azul da segunda foto. Nessas mesmas cores, queria esses dois desenhos juntos como está no braço desse rapaz da terceira foto o dragão, a carpa e a letra, mas queria na perna.Queria saber o preço, se puderem me responder o mais rápido possível, pretendia começar em janeiro de 2011, e queria saber o melhor lugar para fazer .Moro em São Paulo Capital-Zona Sul
Obrigado desde já. "

Genival: geni.adidas@gmail.com

  

Some damm fine Norton Action...

Free NCAA Football Bowl Picks Start to Roll


While we haven't had as many Free NCAA Football Bowl Picks as we would have liked (isn't that the case with all of our picks?), what we've had have been good. Real good.

Our Free NCAA Football Picks improved to 3-0 with Oklahoma State taking care of a -4 1/2 point spread as OK State, Illinois and Maryland all blew away their opponents in another crappy day of bowl games. And we have no college football playoffs because...?

Aside from our 3-0 record in bowls, we also picked all three of those winners straight up over at The Bucky Channel, improving our bowl picks record to 7-6 over there, tied with the Bucky. And yes, we are better at picking games with a point spread.

And would you look at that... we have a Free NCAA Football Bowl Pick for today!

North Carolina -1 over Tennessee

Check out the latest installment of Lemmy and Bucky Pick the Bowls to see our (brief) explanation for this pick.

Newscasters are morons

Seriously.

We had a major blizzard in this area, between 20 and 30 inches of snow, and drifting.

The news reporters went batshit crazy, as if we had neither windows nor doors to go outside and see for ourselves. Reporters were all over the streets while telling us not to go out. It's not enough to say the streets aren't plowed, we need to be shown. After all, unplowed Elm St in Elizabeth looks so much different than unplowed Hamilton St. in Elizabeth, NJ.

Damn, I need a font for sarcasm.

And, by the way, Mrs. C wants a new shovel, which I'll buy for her. God, I'm so good to that woman.


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A RECAP OF SOME OF OUR FAVORITE KITCHENS...

In case you missed these posts, we're giving you a recap of some of our favorite kitchens!



 

 

 

For anyone restoring a period home, perhaps a farmhouse, or building a "new old house," especially with early American / Colonial influences, you'll really love her work.  You can find out more information, and view more of her portfolio at www.barbaraherrkitchens.com.
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I love the ceiling beams and countertops and the backsplash, which appear to be soapstone.  I also love the slate floors.  While hardwood floors are beautiful, there's no question that slate is easier to clean and much more durable, especially with pets and kids!
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This kitchen is so spacious -- and the windows let in so much light.  I also love the dark panes of the windows against the creamy white cabinetry and walls...
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An Early American Kitchen: For those who are interested in the concept of the "keeping room" within the kitchen, this is fantastic.  The fireplace adds such warmth to the room...
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This is another beautiful example of an updated farmhouse kitchen.  I love the glass storage / display cabinet on the right, which looks like a piece of fine furniture.
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Farmhouse, Early American, Colonial Kitchen: Again, the glass display cabinet and the wall of windows, which let in so much light.  Here she uses some warmer tones.  Notice the stone wall...
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Farmhouse, Early American, Colonial Kitchen:Notice the colonial colors and the fireplace in this kitchen, which really make it feel authentic.  If you're restoring a period home or building a "new old house," a design like the one above really creates a sense of place.
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We found out about Frost Cabinets when we stumbled upon the website of the Minneapolis-based David Heide Design Studio, whose work was featured in Period Homes Magazine (see "Preservation in Practice").

The craftsmen at Frost Cabinets are truly talented.  We posted a sampling of their work below; however, you can check out their complete online portfolio by visiting their website at www.frostcabinets.com.

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Look at the clean lines of this classic kitchen by Frost Cabinets.  Notice how warm the room feels, even with white cabinetry.  The gray tile backsplash, dark granite countertops, and rich hardwood floors complete the room...
If you're restoring or building a home with craftsman / American Arts & Crafts elements, look at this kitchen, with its dark wooden cabinetry; it coordinates beautifully with the period woodwork in this gorgeous home...

Another view of this craftsman / American Arts & Crafts kitchen -- look at the breakfast room with its built-in cabinetry and notice the fireplace and the woodwork in the adjoining room -- probably the dining room.  Look how beautifully the woodwork and cabinetry in the kitchen blends with the architectural details throughout the rest of the lovingly restored home... 


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TWO CLASSIC KITCHENS BY THE VENERABLE ROBERT A. M. STERN

The House at Blue Water Hill (2007) by Robert A. M. Stern Architects features this classic kitchen, with sky blue painted cabinetry, glass front doors, white subway tiled backsplash, carrara marble countertops, a spacious island with plenty of seating, intimate breakfast room, and my favorite detail -- the picture window above the kitchen sink.  Look at that magnificent view...

Classic kitchen by Robert A. M. Stern Architects -- from The House at Blue Water Hill (2007).  Notice the pale blue painted cabinetry, the intimacy of the adjoining breakfast room and the spectacular view framed by the large picture window above the kitchen sink.

A classic white kitchen from Robert A. M. Stern's House on Lake Michigan.  If you haven't seen the home, click here to view it at Robert A. M. Stern Architects website -- www.ramsa.com.  We love the wooden box beam ceilings...
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The kitchen of an incredible Hudson Valley Farmhouse designed by architect Gil Schafer....
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Washingtonian.com featured this Georgetown kitchen, which is enclosed in an incredible conservatory. Architect: Kevin Pruiett of David Jones Architects; Interior Designer: David Herchik; Contractor: Mauck Zantzinger & Associates.

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Check out this amazing kitchen by Ines Lombardi of Osborne Cabinets & Millwork in Houston, Texas. Ms. Lombardi won a regional award in the Sub-Zero/Wolf design competition for her spectacular work.

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Notice the subtle color painted inside the cabinetry, which really highlight the serving pieces and glassware on display.
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Another view of this stunning kitchen.  Notice the cabinetry panels on the kitchen island.
Visit Osborne Cabinets & Millwork to see more of this company's exceptional portfolio.

For more information:
Houston Design Center
7026 Old Katy Road, Suite 293
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 802-0092


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At TraditionalHome.com, you can get a glimpse into the kitchen of the illustrious Christopher Peacock.  Who wouldn't want to see what the leading kitchen designer has created in his own home?

I've posted a few photos below, but be sure to check out the entire article at Traditional Home Magazine's website

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It comes as no surprise that Christopher Peacock's own kitchen features the white cabinetry, marble countertops, gleaming hardwood floors and clean lines, which are, after all, the trademarks of his work...
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I love the chalkboard on one of the refrigerator panels.  Not only is it practical, but it really adds interest to the room.  And the variation of the marble / tile behind the stove is fantastic!
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Here's a closer look at the backsplash...
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A beautiful display cabinet is practical for storage, yet it resembles a piece of fine furniture.  Even the adorable little dog seems to love his kitchen!

For more information regarding Mr. Peacock, visit the Christopher Peacock Home website at peacockcabinetry.com.

Moto Guzzi V7 Sport...

From the "Fave Favorites" list. Damm that's nice!

Finally Another Free NCAA Football Bowl Pick


We certainly expected to have more college football action flowing at this time, and yet have played just two bowl games as Free NCAA Football Picks.

As you might have guessed by, say, the title of this post, we finally have another.

Oklahoma State -4 1/2 over Arizona

Good luck!

Too good not to post!

Wow!  Speaks for itself!  I'm out of town and just checking in and this is too good to pass up. 


Ola,again from Montreal 
I thought you might get a kick out of an old winter project of mine;A buddy dropped off an XL250 (that I quickly took the motor out of & gave away the rest). I happened to have an extra frame from a Z50 hanging around. The motor has a performance cam (because you can't go wrong with too much power, most of the time). I used triple trees from a Yamaha TT500 that  were gathering dust in my,tiny, workshop ( the head pipe came from the TT too. Hey, it fit right on !).. The rear sprocket was a McGyver 'special'. Footpegs are the old buddy pegs from my CBR900RR.Seat is the passenger saddle from the 900 too.Fuel cell is a modded propane cylinder ( don't try this at home kids !).I think the Supertrapp is off of the XL250 if memory serves.
Performance is....terrifying. Owing to the lack of suspension ( the forks are a joke ), you cannot hold the throttle open. Though when you try, the front wheel comes up...in EVERY gear! Great fun because it looks like a regular Z50 from the front (except for the TT500 clamps & bars) so folks don't appreciate what's about to catch & pass them.

Simple and spectacular!!  Thanks Again!!



Not a typo... A KLR 650 Cafe Racer...

There's a sentence I never thought I'd write... but you know it's not bad.



Here's one more.  It's all l've got

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