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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.
|8 weeks 19 hours ago||take the MSF's BC||
I've been riding for 9 years (since I graduated from Michigan, an NX650 was my graduation present to myself), and used bikes to commute in the Bay Area and Atlanta.
#1 suggestion no one has mentioned yet: take the MSF's Basic Rider Course. I took one at WCC for like $25, but they've got courses all over the country. This a cheap, excellent way to be introduced to motorcycles. You can work the kinks out without worrying about dropping your brand new bike. It will also absolutely let you know if you actually want a bike, or if maybe you'd prefer an automatic scooter, or maybe none of the above. Fair warning - there's a chance it hooks you bad and you buy a bike the next day :)
#2 suggestion is to consider dual sport motorcycles like the KLR650 or DL650, especially if you're a tall guy. They have a much more comfortable riding position than a sport bike, and some of the standard cruisers can be small for a big guy just from a space standpoint.
#3, some people have said things like 'oh, nothing bigger than a 1200cc'. A bike's performance depends on a lot more than displacement, but unless you weigh 300+ pounds that is a BIG bike. 800 cc can be a BIG bike. My first bike was a 650cc single cylinder. When my wife started, she started on a 500cc twin. Buying some giant 800cc + bike could not only be dangerous, it could be harder to learn (big, heavy thing to throw around).
#4, be careful about riding with others. Even if they have the best intentions, it's easy to get swept up in trying to keep up with someone. Most of the accidents I've seen have been on group rides. 'Ride your own ride'.
|19 weeks 11 hours ago||Preach||
Don't be messing with Chip and Jojo. The highlight of every flight on Southwest.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Love the idea in concept but||
Love the idea in concept but think that's an overpay. Three picks, two of them first round? All of KCP, Harris and Johnson? Keep one of those three players (my vote is KCP) and ideally one of the picks.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||streams||
extremely, extremely legitimate and above-board streams.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||If some guest lecturer had||
If some guest lecturer had done anything approaching this they'd be out on their ass.
This seriously is in creepy territory. Middle-aged male university employee giving a talk to hundreds of female college students, and it's "spread your legs", "get erect", "bang him hard"? Are you kidding?
|39 weeks 5 days ago||logos||
Curious why anyone would prefer #1 where 'Michigan' is technically being obscured by the slogan and logo of a corporate sponsor. Not that #2 is anything great, but at least it doesn't look like it was graffitied by a Nike VP.
#1 reminds me of those 'pay to be a billboard' shirts, where shirt with a giant swoosh/3 stripes/etc is more expensive than the same shirt with a small, standard logo in a corner.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||I think either Cleagnebowl or||
I think either Cleagnebowl or 'Battle of Winterfell' will happen this season, and everything else will be pushed to next season. Assuem BoW happens this season..
Ep 8: The Mountain kills a bunch of sparrows, probably rips lancel's head clean off. The Hound kills a bunch of bandits. It's been a long time since we've seen either in action, so we need to remind the audience that they're scary dudes.
Ep 9 Cersei trial by combat announced, she selects the Mountain. Word gets to the Hound. The faith are willing to take him as their champion because he's not afraid of the Mountain and has an equally bad rep. The Hound could do it to avenge his recently deceased family, to get paid, but really he'll do it to finally kill his brother. That's the hate he mentioned that kept him going.
Ep 10 Cleganebowl weigh-in, battle of winterfell. The Mountain refuses to take any drug tests, causing a minor kerfuffle.
S7e1: kick things off with a bang with Cleganebowl.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||I dont think Mel realized she||
I dont think Mel realized she was wrong about Stannis until well after Shireen. She abandons Stannis and returns to Castle Black despondant, while Jon is still alive. Mel's whole crisis of faith is because Stannis bit it, not Jon. This is why she was so fatalistic about trying to revive Jon. The writer commentary following each show also seems to confirm this.
Assume she'll get back on the R'hllor horse after Jon waltzes out of that room.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||What the hell||
You mean Erik_in_Dayton doesn't even live in Dayton? What else have you been lying about?
|1 year 18 weeks ago||#2 on this list||
But number one in our hearts!
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Without commenting on Henne vs Denard||
Henne is one of the most underappreciated players I can recall. Even while he was playing people were clamoring for Mallet. The main knock on Henne is his record vs OSU, and it's unfair to pin all the blame for that on him. I don't think he 'had a chance' to be an all-time great for Michigan. I think he was an all-time great for Michigan.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Today, BBQ recipes. Tomorrow,||
Today, BBQ recipes. Tomorrow, a noodle in the banner.
|1 year 32 weeks 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!
|1 year 35 weeks 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.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Thrashers||
The Thrashers haven't even existed since 2011... which I guess only proves your point.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||edit||
edit: I'm dumb and don't understand scholarships
|1 year 47 weeks ago||... Tom Crean helped wreck||
... Tom Crean helped wreck our program?
|1 year 47 weeks 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?
|1 year 47 weeks 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.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||I know it's over||
And it never really began
|1 year 50 weeks ago||This||
Multiple comments saying 'who cares I don't like simmon's mailbags anyway'.
|1 year 51 weeks 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?
|2 years 1 week 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.
|2 years 4 weeks 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.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Burger Fi? Five Guys??||
Burger Fi? Five Guys??
|2 years 9 weeks ago||He wasn't decapitated. He||
He wasn't decapitated. He rolled down a hill and bonked his (helmeted!) head.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Care to share some authentic||
Care to share some authentic mexican suggestions? I'm dying for some good tacos and mole.
|2 years 10 weeks 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:
|2 years 12 weeks 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.
|2 years 12 weeks 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'.