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12/11/2018 - 6:15pm Went through the same…

Went through the same situation two years ago.  Daughter applied early so that she could hear "the good news" before Christmas.  Well she heard and it was as you said, lots of early applicants who were very qualified.  She was told she'd hear back from them by Spring.  It was tough for her, but lo and behold, she heard from admissions in late January with good news.

Upshot - be patient.  Second wave of admissions usually comes out at the end of January. 

Good luck and Go Blue!

10/16/2018 - 7:30pm The neighborhood North and…

The neighborhood North and West of Michigan Ave and Harrison is a great place to park for free unless they've changed things (my old neighborhood).  Walk down to Quality Dairy or Harrison Roadhouse for refreshments.  Cross at Michigan and Harrison and head to the path between the Red Cedar River and the Kellogg Center.  It's a pretty walk with old trees and rushing water - very picturesque in the Fall.  Just past the Kellogg Center fans will funnel over the bridge and head East towards the stadium.  All-in-all, from the corner of Michigan and Harrison, it's about a 15 minute walk.  

08/25/2018 - 8:16pm Staying in-state. Founder's…

Staying in-state. Founder's Dirty Bastard. 

08/20/2018 - 7:41pm If you’re really up for a…

If you’re really up for a challenge you can swim The Straits.  It’s called The Mighty Mac Swim. It takes place in August and is limited to 84 swimmers.  Oh, and by the way, it’s 4 FRIGGIN MILES.  

08/10/2018 - 9:06am We will be there. Fun road…

We will be there. Fun road game to go to.  Evanston is pretty laidback as is the rest of the North shore (Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe...).  Each have quaint downtowns to grab lunch or dinner or drinks.   We were able to get tickets from UM ticket office. I think they were about $60 each.  

07/21/2018 - 8:47pm Summer time... and the…

Summer time... and the living is easy!

Fortunate to spend most of this summer in Petoskey.  My boy is working the bakery and the wife and I have been splitting time up here.  Weather has been very nice.  Spending most of my time hiking to local breweries and back to the cottage.  Then the important question of the day - where are we going to eat dinner.  Drinking a decent amount of Juicy juice from Petoskey Brewing (similar to M-43).

06/10/2018 - 10:45am Delayed response

But had…

Delayed response

But had several Bell's Hopsolution at a buddies house last night.  Pretty impressed with it.

05/04/2018 - 6:22pm What does the son want

Father of three current college students (one is on the seven year plan).  Skimming the responses and your initial post I don't get a sense of what your son wants to do and why.  I think it is wise for you and your wife to ask questions.  Equally important is for your son to do the same.  He has a short window with a decision due on Monday.  However, why did he apply and what was his thought if he was accepted. 

Congrats to your son on being acceptanced to both schools.  They each can help your son be a better person and contributor.  However, both can also challenge a person.  In our case, fit, not academic ranking, was an important aspect in having our children decide where they would attend.

05/04/2018 - 12:23pm Seat Cushion

Just a reminder to give IMG a call once you transfer seats.  They will need your new seats in order to transfer your cushions.  

02/04/2018 - 1:50pm Thanks XM

Well timed and well said.

08/22/2017 - 6:01pm Meh..

I guess I'm just old, but I liked playing on the green borders with blue courts.  Blue on light blue strikes me as being a bit harsh.  But during the match, you really don't even see or focus on the sidelines.  So if this is some mind-ninja thing to distract our opponents (Iowa's pink visiting locker rooms) then I'm all for it.

01/27/2017 - 9:33am Ski and drink

Off to Boyne with the family.  Hit up Tap 30 in Petoskey tonight - ski Boyne Mountain tomorrow day - hit Petoskey brewing at night - listen to M v State on drive home.  Fun weekend starts in 148 minutes.  

01/24/2017 - 3:53pm Yawn....

Get Off My Yard -- I'm too tired to comment on a 9pm start after getting up early to bake!

Actually, I agree, for us golden-oldies on this Board, 9pm is a bit late for a start.


01/07/2017 - 12:59pm Beat MDMe and the Mrs will be

Beat MD
Me and the Mrs will be there.

11/30/2016 - 10:18am Go Blue

I'll be taking the better-half tonight.  Grabbin a burger and brew downtown then on to the game.  Good guys should prevail at home.  Keep the pressure on D and take the lid off of the basket.  Michigan victory 64-54.

11/23/2016 - 7:35am Heading to OkemosAfter

Heading to Okemos

After spending the last couple of days making thousands of rolls for my awesome customers, the family will head to the in-laws. My only responsibilities are to bring the rolls and make the mashed potatoes. Always a great time watching the Lions and eating until the Turkey Coma hits. Happy Turkey Day - Go Blue!

11/15/2016 - 6:16pm Hofbrau


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09/24/2016 - 6:57am Heading out to watch my

Heading out to watch my daughter's regatta then on to the game.

07/08/2016 - 10:49am Perspective

As someone who grew up in EL during the 70's/early 80's, the OSU game has always been a very big deal.  That game never eclipsed the Michigan game, in my opinion, but it was as heated and hated by players and the local community.  With Michigan it was about beating "those arrogant asses" - with OSU it was about beating "those assholes".  Even back then, Buckeye fans were incredibly rude and obnoxious whenever they traveled to East Lansing.  Michigan fans were smug and entitled, which was frustrating but not mean-spirited.

*caveat - all my brothers and sisters went to State and I went to a real school.

05/20/2016 - 10:08am App

You can also get an app for Apple (for sure) and Andorid (I think) that lets your phone/tablet be a remote device for Roku.  Works well on iPhones and iPads.

03/16/2016 - 12:34pm No,

please doughn't stop.

02/14/2016 - 7:00pm DQ Finest. Love me some Dilly Bars!!!

DQ Finest. Love me some Dilly Bars!!!

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01/12/2016 - 11:41am Driving M-14

I'm heading to the game.  Hate the 9pm start but love to watch Mich Bball.

01/12/2016 - 11:39am Sound

Is "Brihj..." the sound you make when you try to cover up your burp so others don't hear?

12/30/2015 - 12:25pm Old School

Bobo Brazil

11/13/2015 - 10:58am You're Good

You've already shown you can take a licking and keep on ticking!

Watch the football game at Conor O'Neill's on Main Street.  Good place for kids - bunch of locals and fans watching the game without a lot of drunks or swearing.  Okay food, but the chicken fingers and burgers have always been a fan favorite for my kids.  Good beer - good atmosphere - good service.  Go Blue!!

11/10/2015 - 5:35pm Quisp or Quake?

Quisp or Quake?

10/16/2015 - 7:21pm Spaten

Lager and Oktoberfest!!

10/16/2015 - 7:19pm Siren - Not so much

Diabolical with the infamous jackalope logo.

10/10/2015 - 8:21am I'll be there

Gotta bake til 930 then head over to Lansing and watch my daughter row.  But then it's on to the game with my buddy who's a Duck.  Go Blue!!

09/07/2015 - 5:39pm Moi Aussi

First year after we all graduated several Michigan buddies lived in a one bedroom shack on the beach.  So I made the trip out to their cockroach-infested apartment and we all watched the game while their place was being "bombed" for the roaches.

After the victory we all got drunk (of course) and at midnight went skinny dipping in the ocean.  Then my buddy who was a catcher for Michigan decided we should call up Jim Abbott.  It was 3am and he was due to pitch that afternoon for the Angels.  Surprisingly Jim picked up and talked to us for about ten minutes.  He finally reminded us he had a game in about ten hours. So we all left the beach and returned to the apartment to sleep with the dead roaches.

06/23/2015 - 9:00pm Super Bowl

Is that the shark that danced next to Katy Perry (aka Left Shark) during halftime?

06/19/2015 - 12:36pm Pre-gaming

I thought DaQuan was opening for him.  Aw-ite?!

04/11/2015 - 3:21pm +1Awesome as always. Thanks

Awesome as always. Thanks for making me laugh during my workout.

04/07/2015 - 6:55pm SolidLove the story and the

Love the story and the memories. I'm from the early 80s so really appreciate you sharing.
Go Blue!

04/03/2015 - 9:22am In...

I'm meeting up with my cousin from Lansing after I finish the morning bake.  Lots of football and beer in the afternoon.  Go Blue!!!

03/31/2015 - 8:08pm I heard...

"She's a lady!  Whoa, whoa, whoa... she's a lady!"

03/30/2015 - 11:24am Cumong Man

GIF me!!   :)

03/28/2015 - 2:10pm Love me some Shrute

Always makes me smile with his spot-on gifs.

03/12/2015 - 8:50pm Agree. Tired of the Kenpom

Agree. Tired of the Kenpom section. Actual prediction with rationale would be a welcome addition.

03/03/2015 - 2:55pm Need a pic

or it's not really Shrute - maybe RDT.     :)

03/03/2015 - 2:51pm Poole's Burger

in Northville at Poole's Tavern.  1/2 pound of Angus Beef and always cooked to perfection.

02/28/2015 - 6:57pm Local & GermanEnjoying

Local & German
Enjoying Griffin Claw's Raggedy Ass and Spaten Lager.

02/20/2015 - 11:04am Super Bowl

I liked Katy Perry's halftime show too.  :)

02/11/2015 - 10:55am .500

Beat State

Beat NW

Beat Rugers

02/05/2015 - 11:47am On the Road

with a hostile environment I agree that we are going to be possibly rolled at some point.  But at home and with what we've seen out of MAAR and Dawkins and even Max I'm optimistic that tonight will be a victory.

02/02/2015 - 12:57pm Cap'n crunch with crunch

Cap'n crunch with crunch berries. But only when the berries are in season!

01/27/2015 - 11:14am Thanks for video

Soft hands - doesn't look to have a lot of lift  - a lot of mass kinda  like Terry Mills - has a nice outside shot, but slow release - a little bit of a "pull back" shot in close instead of a follow thru one. 

I like him and think he would add some nice size with or next to Doyle.  Don't think this would impact getting Teske (as noted above).

01/26/2015 - 2:50pm Hoiberg

currently at 29%.  JB at 9%.  

Time Stamp - 2.52pm

01/26/2015 - 2:46pm done

love me some Detroit.