"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
The "us vs we" thread, as well as the Amy Winehouse discussion got me reminiscing about my time as a student in Ann Arbor.
Drugs of Abuse (Psych 436) was brought up, and let me tell you, that was the hardest course for me for whatever reason. It was worse than Orgo, worse than P Chem, it was just awful. Yet, I loved the content and have no regrets about loading up on the hardest classes I could take within my concentration (BioPsych/BBCS).
Having said all that, my favorite course was Sleep Neurobiology, or Psych 520, I believe. This was my first experience with rotating lecturers, as we had about 15 different speakers come in and address the class, including various big names at UMHS and the Chairs of Psychiatry and Psychology, and many visiting professors from other universities! It resonated with me strongly because, well, everybody sleeps (and poops), and I used to sleep walk and still do snore and talk in my sleep. I wish I had taken the course my freshmen year so I could have learned the pros and cons of all-nighters and daytime napping.
If all works out, I hope to get my MD and be involved in clinical sleep research.
That's my story, what's yours?
ClickOnDetroit.com is reporting that The Onion will now be circulating their newspaper throughout Ann Arbor. Story lives here
The partnership will bring print editions of The Onion to Ann Arbor street corners, coffee shops, bars and bookstores for the first time. Local A.V. Club content featuring the best of Ann Arbor music, comedy, film and arts will also be featured in the newspaper.
Though I love The Onion, as I'm sure many of you do as well, I can't believe this will be a good thing for UM's own Every Three Weekly. I believe Brian wrote for it when he was in school and I loved reading it in the stands before football games on Fall Saturdays.
I know there are many lawyer-types on the board, but I don't know how many are true freshman who will be taking the Bar Exam tomorrow and Wednesday.
Anyone else out there preparing to dine in hell?
In the process of drinking a few Irish Car Bombs with a ND fan friend of mine last week, I decided on doing a tailgating version of what monumental does with his wallpapers and theme the weekly food and drink menu to the opponent. This is what I have come up with so far (the other schedule is Pitt, who I also follow closely and included in my menu) and would love some suggestions for improvement.
9/03: WMU/ Buffalo
Bell's Kalamazoo Stout and buffalo wings.
9/10: ND/ Maine
Guinness, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Bailey's and corned beef with Dubliner cheese. (No way to handle lobster as well, but that's too bad.)
9/17: EMU/ Iowa
Bell's Two Hearted Ale and Domino's pizza with spicy rubbed corn.
9/24: SDSU/ ND
Jose Cuervo Silver and fish tacos.
Daiquiri's (Appleton Estates) and Cuban sandwiches.
Absolut and Swedish meatballs (paying tribute to the heritage of many Minnesota natives, but I would love some help identifying a unique Minneapolis food or drink)
10/8: Northwestern/ Rutgers
Goose Island 312 and deep dish pizza (sorry NY style, you lose).
10/15: MSU/ Utah
Bell's Third Coast and bison burgers
10/26: Purdue/ UConn
Hendrick's martinis and blue crab (reaching on this one as well, but trying to go with a New England theme since nothing from Purdue was obvious to me).
11/05: Iowa/ Cincinnati
Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold and Skyline chili with spaghetti and cheddar (girlfriend's hometown, so no corn).
11/12: Illinois/ Louisville
Jim Beam Old Fashioned's and fried chicken (Northwestern got the good stuff... except Portillo's).
Corn whiskey and a farmers breakfast.
Moonshine and pork rinds (anyone have a hookup?)
Great Lakes Burning River and buckeyes
12/3: Syracuse/ BTCG Opponent
Completely stuck; can someone from upstate NY chime in? Or, if we play Wisconsin, it'll be Leinenkugel Creamy Dark and cheddar fondue.
Anyway, this is just my attempt to keep fall on my mind in late July. Sorry if this is a stupid idea or if people have been doing this for years, but it kept me occupied and I am looking forward to it.
Since many of the members of the board have a love affair with this movie, I thought I'd pass this along: