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Jayme in MN
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|1 day 15 hours ago||Got Mine on Friday||
western suburb of Minneapolis
(Not that I've been able to read it - husband immediately grabbed it from me)
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Me too!||
I'm trying Merry's Irish Cream in the coffee (cheaper) and it's pretty good. Passing the time while waiting for a 5 hour carpet installation. Not sure how sober I will be this afternoon.....
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Happy Friday indeed!||
New basement carpet currently being installed after June 21 flood (basement had to be drain tiled and a sump pump installed, thus the long delay)
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Thank you guys||
So enjoyed watching you over the entire year. You were great! Heads up high! Go Blue!
|2 years 27 weeks ago||I was your waitress||
I worked there from 80 - 83. The stories I could tell...............
|2 years 35 weeks ago||A little bit of everything||
My son just received his Michigan acceptance email.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||The stories I could tell.....||
I was a waitress at Rick's from '80-83 (yes, I am old) and have seen it all. It was a blast.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Some thoughts||
We moved here from Ann Arbor in 88 after being born and raised in MI.
Very great place to live. I think you will be happy here.
I agree with a lot that psonda wrote.
I would focus a search on Uptown or if you can afford it, new condos, lofts, etc. that have been built along the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis.
The con of Uptown is that you usually don't get an indoor parking space and you have to move your car around constantly during our snow emergencies. I'd try to look at places in Mpls where you have a garage spot below the building. You'd be within walking distance to Target field and lots and lots of great bars and restaurants and the Guthrie Theatre. You would also be near the light rail line where you could easily get to the airport.
I personally would not do North Minneapolis, but as someone mentioned above it is an up and coming area in some part, but be very careful if you go that direction. Stay South Mpls, Uptown or downtown.
The Mac-Groveland area of St. Paul is nice, as are many places near Grand Avenue in St. Paul. Mac-Groveland would be more residential and you'd need a car - our transportation system is not that great here. Grand Ave, depending on the area, has tons of great bars and restaurants.
The ring suburbs (Blaine, Roseville, Burnsville) are for young families and restaurant chains, don't do that now.
We live in Minnetonka but we're 50 with 2 kids. If I were your age, I'd head right for Uptown where it's the really happening place or downtown Mpls with a condo on the river. Lyn-Lake is a fun area as well but I'm not sure of the housing situation there.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Someone call the cooks||
Stop grilling the steaks. Hot dogs for everyone.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||duh||
Actually, I have a marg in hand.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Lots and lots of wine||
17 year old crashed the car into a snowbank on the way to his ACT test this morning (probably 2K in damage). Still got there on time, good for him.
Then, drove the wrecked car home and got a speeding ticket (his first).
He's a good kid so it's hard to figure out how to handle this.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||1978||
was my husband's freshman year. He was just telling me the story of that day. He lived on a floor with a bunch of the football players (he was an Honors student) and they spent the whole day outside in the snow playing football. He said that the Florida players were having the most fun.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Congrats!||
So much advice, so little space. I have a 21 year old and a 17 year old, so I can say for certain that you should enjoy the early years because it gets really hard when they are teenagers. Oh, and before you know it, they're all grown up and you wonder where the time went. Again, congrats and have fun!
|3 years 31 weeks ago||No, it wasn't||
(I was wondering if someone would mention that).
I'm going to leave that to my husband tonight. (Honey, if you're reading, be ready!)
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Congrats FuManBlue||
I went out for a trip to the liquor store (and, OK a massage too) and it looks like I missed all the fun while I was gone.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Great News!||
Congrats to you. Know what you've been going through. My daughter is waiting to hear from Chem PhD programs any day now and it's been killing her.
Best of luck to you!
|3 years 32 weeks ago||I hate it that||
Domino's Pizza is the current ad splashed all over this site for me.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||My neighbors||
1. Glen Mason
2. Tim Brewster
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Thanks||
Thanks Coach. Good luck to you and your family. I am sure you will do well with whatever is in your future.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Funny you mention that||
I just learned what a car bomb was on Saturday night when my husband and I were out and saw the bartender make one and we asked what it was. Pretty funny. I thought I knew my drinks, but this somehow passed by me. We promptly ordered two.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||I think||
that Tim (via the LiveBlog today) said that it's a week. Thus, the speculation was that there'd be an announcement next Wednesday.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Well done||
Maybe you won the Internet today?
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Lots of tequila||
and some beers.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Macalester Answer||
Our daughter will graduate from there next week. She loved it there. It's a very, very different school than Michigan as I'm sure you know. It's a very small, liberal arts college with kids who are very smart and a little quirky. The class sizes are really small and you get to know profs really well. She doesn't regret her decision one bit. She's had the time of her life for the past 3 1/2 years. (She turned down Michigan's Honors program (too big of a school for her) and some other "big name" schools, large and small, to go there).
My advice: You need to really visit the school to make sure that you will fit in with the personality of the type of kid who goes there. Mpls/St. Paul is a great area and if you can, you really need to visit.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Ok, it's definitive now||
My 16 year old just got home from school and I showed the logo to him. "That sucks" was his response.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||The hubby and I||
are pos-banging as I type!
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Thank You||
I just showed this to my husband. It's been a running argument the last 2 nights and now I can say "Magnus agrees with me".
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Welcome!||
So happy that you are here!
|3 years 45 weeks ago||49 Michigan 48 MSU||
49 Michigan 48 MSU
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Michigan Wins||