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- Crazy seller's market in many areas right now. We pay 2k for a 1200 sqft nice apartment on the edge of a desirable area. We're looking for a house, and houses go above asking within a day or two of the first showings.
- There are some cool neighborhoods (downtown, Wash Park, Platt Park are my favorites so far, surely there are more). There is also appaling suburban sprawl in every direction if that's your bag.
- Others have mentioned the DTC - I work there. The train is great if you leave nearish and your office is nearish. Otherwise it's 30+ minutes for 10-12 miles for me (straight down 70 from south of down town). The area around the DTC is sprawl.
- It's dry as fuck here. It's practically a desert. Bring your humidifiers. Other than that, the weather is great. Majority sunny and warm but with a little weather for variety (I didn't like California's numbingly constant weather).
- The airport is far away, 40+ minute drive from downtown area. They're building a train from downtown - ETA 2016.
- Flights are often delayed due to changing weather, and there is often turbulence on the way in/out. Some heavy travel since moving here actually got me over my fear of turbulence real quick.
- It can feel like you're living in an REI catalog.
- You can drive to skiing... don't misconstrue that as living in a ski town.
- The other commenters are right: leaving early means on the road before 6 am - traffic will already be heavy but moving. PJ's comment about leaving at 7 doesn't match my experience at all - the roads have been slammed well before then. I'm also leaving from the downtown area (Wash Park).
- It'll take 2 hours. That's 4 hours in the car for there and back... if you can stay the night and ski twice in a row to cut off a few trips, do it.
|1 week 2 days ago||Today, BBQ recipes. Tomorrow,||
Today, BBQ recipes. Tomorrow, a noodle in the banner.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This just looks like 'vanilla||
This just looks like 'vanilla Michigan uniform with small Jumpman logo pasted on'. I'll be as happy as the next mgoblogger if the uniforms come out clean. But the Jumpman hype seems a little silly if this is where we end up.
Before it was stodgy and boring, but now (slaps Jumpan sticker on) it's amazing!
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Pricing||
You can get a helmet at almost any price point, and it is easy to find a cheap one that passes the standard tests. 500+ is the going rate for the top of the line helmets, shoei and arai. Yes, a 200 HJC passes the same DOT test. But the fit and finish, the helmet noise, features etc may not stack up. You really have to try them on for yourself and decide if it's worth it to you.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Thrashers||
The Thrashers haven't even existed since 2011... which I guess only proves your point.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||edit||
edit: I'm dumb and don't understand scholarships
|17 weeks 4 days ago||... Tom Crean helped wreck||
... Tom Crean helped wreck our program?
|17 weeks 4 days ago||competing offer||
This is an intriguing opportunity, but I've also recently been offered a job that pays $10k/month working from home for 20 hours a week. Apparently I only have to learn one weird trick. Can Mercedes compete with that kind of work-life balance?
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Wrs||
I think each ufr has mentioned Rudock struggled when his receivers couldn't get open. You can talk down Iowas receivers but Michigan isn't filled with proven commodities either. That tempers my optimism about Rudock's effect on the offense's ceiling, though he should thankfully raise the floor.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||I know it's over||
And it never really began
|21 weeks 1 day ago||This||
Multiple comments saying 'who cares I don't like simmon's mailbags anyway'.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Jaylen went to Cal, not Kentucky||
I don't understand why losing Jaylen Brown has caused any 'we can't compete with bball blue bloods for five stars' angst. Brown went to Cal, not Calipari. People (at least from the UM side) love to compare Berkeley and Michigan. Isn't Brown proof positive that a school like Michigan can pick up the occasional 5 star?
|24 weeks 4 days ago||mind blown||
I never knew Clickhole was satire. I just put it in the same 'ugh scroll past this shit in my feed' bucket as upworthy et al.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Entertaining as hell. Though||
Entertaining as hell. Though they could have killed off some more cast deadweight IMO. I hope some of the more negative/complicated characters that everyone loves to hate grow or at least appear to. Several of them showed signs of moving beyond 'I'm a weasel who screws everything up'. The show is more interesting with complicated characters around.
None of them are Merle, though. I miss Merle - imagine him in Alexandria.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Burger Fi? Five Guys??||
Burger Fi? Five Guys??
|32 weeks 4 days ago||He wasn't decapitated. He||
He wasn't decapitated. He rolled down a hill and bonked his (helmeted!) head.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Care to share some authentic||
Care to share some authentic mexican suggestions? I'm dying for some good tacos and mole.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Quick hits from someone who||
Quick hits from someone who just moved to Denver 6 months ago (my trajectory was Ann Arbor -> Atlanta -> Denver). This is mostly cold water since everyone loves Denver so damn much. I actually do too, but you won't have trouble finding positive information on Denver so:
|34 weeks 6 days ago||What kind of maniac would||
What kind of maniac would complain about running Lynch there? It wasn't 4th down. There were ~30 seconds left. They had time outs.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||QB likely has the toughest||
QB likely has the toughest path to playing time of any position. You almost never see more than 1 QB on the field at once, even on trick plays. QBs almost never rotate. Continuity is prized as the QB is pumped up as the leader of the entire team. I'd imagine many backup QB's feel like they never really get their shot, and I'd bet this isn't something unique to the psyche of Texans.
It would be interesting to see nation-wide charts for many positions. Dollars to donuts QB is far and away the 'worst'.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||No, clearly he should be||
No, clearly he should be given a permanent brand on his forehead and forced to sit on the Diag with a sign reading "I Did Not Support the Troops"
|51 weeks 1 day ago||If nothing else RR's teams||
If nothing else RR's teams were fun to watch. More and more often watching Hoke's Michigan is like taking a really difficult shit. You struggle through, wash your hands and are relieved when it's over.
|51 weeks 6 days ago||I like Nik but you think he's||
I like Nik but you think he's gonna find 8 more points in 6 minutes or so? Or are you expecting them to run him for 38+ a game?
|52 weeks 8 hours ago||No||
Not even a blip. Slight satisfaction/relief if anything, since it makes Hoke and Brandon's departures more likely. Apparently the players feel the same way, given Funchess' comments.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||They're not even trying any more||
Just slap a picture of darth vader on it and call it a day!
|1 year 5 weeks ago||There's a thread like this||
There's a thread like this every season.
You're kidding yourself if you think this will be fun for you or the infant (or you have a very unique definition of fun).
|1 year 5 weeks ago||So if a 'body-bag' actually||
So if a 'body-bag' actually beats UM, they should never be rescheduled? Doesn't that look like cowardice?
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I wonder if they're vestigial||
I wonder if they're vestigial or actually contribute something. Does he have a particularly strong grip? I'm expecting Adam to get on this at the pressers ASAP.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Genius ScanTurns your phone||
Turns your phone into a scanner. Can 'enhance' shots to B&W only to make them more legible.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||This will end well||
This will end well
|1 year 8 weeks ago||My god, Irvin's waist is at||
My god, Irvin's waist is at the rim! And he's 9 feet tall!