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07/02/2018 - 4:09pm San Carlos, CA for ~10 years…

San Carlos, CA for ~10 years. Thought about moving back to Ann Arbor, and still might some day...

Pros:

  • Weather
  • Small town feel in a huge metropolitan area 
  • Economy
  • Beautiful surroundings and things to do in the area
  • Lots of Michigan fans
  • Almost zero MSU and OSU fans

Cons:

  • Cost of living
  • Traffic
05/06/2018 - 10:23pm Yeah, not very surprising

this general premise has been known for a long time. I was shocked that this was PNAS track 1 bc this idea has been well established in the field.

I’ve seen data suggesting that there will be some cancer susceptibility / check point responsiveness papers coming out in the next couple years that are also due to rural lifestyle / animal exposure, so stay tuned for that

04/25/2018 - 2:00pm Biased toward Yosemite

Got married on the valley floor at what was the Ahwahnee a couple years ago, so I'll have to vote for that.

I'd say Zion is my favorite to visit if I'm car camping. Glacier was my favorite to backpack. I'd love to make it up to some of the parks in Alaska but I'll have to wait a couple years to make those trips. 

The OP mentioned Joshua Tree, and I'd have to agree for the most part. The best part about Joshua Tree is the evening / nights there. I have some great star pics from camping on the plateau there. 

04/18/2018 - 11:45pm Was very poor for 4/5 of my UM life

Worked summers and weekends to afford beer and groceries. Declared for biochem late ensuring a 5th year of classes and got a job working ~35hrs a week at the Pfizer site. It payed ~$20/hr and I was only taking 2 courses a semester to finish up.

I’ve never felt richer than I did for that one year of my life.

04/09/2018 - 4:40pm SF or Ann Arbor

Spent my first 22 years of life in Ann Arbor before moving to SF by way of SD. When you take cost of living out of the equation, the only huge negative for SF is the traffic / congestion. I've been here for about 11 years and every now and again I have these "holy shit, I can't believe I live here" moments. That being said, my wife and i have come very very close to cashing out and moving to Ann Arbor bc of the people, culture, and quality of life. 

Other places I'd consider:

Chicago

Seattle

Portland

Boulder 

Missoula

02/12/2018 - 6:03pm Yeah, I've heard / read that

and I wouldn't be opposed to it. Our group isn't really on a tight budget, but the deal that I was given before that guy quit we-ko-pa would have been too good to pass up. 

All the guys in our group have young families and we're trying to fit these trips in without pissing off our wives for another year or two. My brother priced out like 8 destinations and we weighed out travel time and other factors. St. George won this time, but I doubt we ever go back after this year.

Guarantee we go to Lexington and play Valhalla next year while drinking tons of bourbon... Very excited about that trip.

02/12/2018 - 4:37pm Additionally

I played TPC Scottsdale with a champions tour player of Q school fame, Joe Daly a few years back. It was a nice track, and walking rates were very cheap during the week (I recall something like $70). He recommended Talking Stick, but I never got to play again during my trip. 

02/12/2018 - 4:35pm I was considering that same trip

For the past few years I've done something similar, and typically hit northern MI. I got the group out to play some Northern CA courses a couple years ago, but this year we had Scottsdale on our list of potential destinations. I had played a random round with a manager at We-ko-pa a few years back and these were his exact reommendations when I inquired as to whether or not there were stay and play packages (I don't know about price):

"There are some standard packages that include Troon North, The Boulders, and We Ko Pa - all great courses. The Ambiente course at Camelback is phenomenal and kind of unknown. Outside of the valley there are three must-plays but they have only one course. Quintero, Wickenburg Ranch, and Southern Dunes."

My group passed on AZ mostly bc that guy no longer worked at We Ko Pa and couldn't get us ridiculously cheap rates. Instead, we're heading to St. George, UT this April with some additional rounds being played in Mesquite, NV. 

Good luck!

01/27/2018 - 3:52pm Can’t help you there

If you make it to North County SD it’s all over the place

12/12/2017 - 7:53pm This was her argument as well

She downplayed how dangerous it was

12/12/2017 - 7:22pm Curiosity

She said that she simply wanted to go and experience it. In the 1.5 years I've known her, she has been to North Korea, Mongolia, and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, so travelling and adventure are right up her alley. 

She did say that she's not interested in going back, but is very happy that she took the opportunity to visit when she did. 

12/12/2017 - 6:40pm My coworker visited North Korea

1 or 2 years ago. I had a similar reaction to many posters on this board, asking if she was insane. She went, was not tortured, and claims that it was a great experience. Now we have a bunch of N. Korean memorabilia / propaganda lying around the office.

11/11/2017 - 8:17pm Good analysis

It was a clear victory from the get go. Hitting the 8 win mark this year is meeting modest/low expectations with a very young team. We have an oppourtunity to build off of this and pick up some nice wins @ Wisky and against OSU in the coming weeks. It will be fun to watch our young QB battle on the road, against a good defense, in a very hostile environment next week.

Go Blue!

10/22/2017 - 1:47am It doesn't matter

What I think, I'm just some alum sitting on a couch with his family. It doesnt matter what I did or did not accomplish during my athletic career either.

My point is that you being a whiny little bitch on the internet isn't doing a damn thing to help this football program.

10/22/2017 - 12:55am Wtf are you talking about?

Are we reading the same blog? A vast majority of the fan base is turning on the staff/ offense/ apparently now the defense. Everyone excited about the HARBAUGH brand are abandoning it because we haven't won a national championship in year 3 of this program-wide rebuild.

This fan base isn't being supportive of the football coaches or the players and if you think that's not negatively impacting the team, I don't know what to tell you.

10/07/2017 - 6:14pm Sorry

I couldn't help but think of that game when posting the question. Obviously they waited out the weather for that one, but would the do the same until 1-2am?

10/07/2017 - 6:06pm Rules question

what happens if it's a close game and weather forces the game to be delayed for several hours? Do they resume play at 1am? Scrap the outcome and pretend like it never happened? Call the score to that point the final score?

09/16/2017 - 12:55am Exactly why I switched to Directv

I've lived in San Carlos/Redwood City for the past 8 years and dumped Comcast, in part, for this very reason. The weather is too nice out here for the satellite signal to waiver (it's happened 2 times in 6 years to me), I'd recommmend going that route.

Welcome to the Bay Area.

09/08/2017 - 5:57pm I don't think you can

I have a 2.5 year old son and I will certainly do everything I can to dissuade him from playing football, and encourage him to play other sports throughout the football season.

 

08/18/2017 - 9:21pm I honestly think...

That the attempt around the 30second mark was an intentional drop so I'm not ruling this out

08/11/2017 - 12:07am I hope he actually does it

Flip the script and actually spend a full presser on a single blade of grass

06/22/2017 - 1:52pm Affordable housing crisis

I lived in Ann Arbor for the first 22 years of my life before moving to the Bay Area 10 years ago. Living in SF, it's impossible to turn on the radio or read the news without hearing about the affordable housing crisis. These issues seem to be popping up in other locations too. Friends that have moved to Chicago, Denver, Seattle are all dealing with the same issues that faced SF several years ago. 

It's hard to not think that a national affordable housing crisis is developing.

04/25/2017 - 1:54am 2018 QB scouting report

courtesy of Magnus:

http://touch-the-banner.com/scouting-report-2018-quarterbacks/

 

04/24/2017 - 3:26pm Drug tests are designed to

Drug tests are designed to test for specific substances, so if he tested positive for a screened substance, we would know exactly what it was.

The (very basic) way this works, is that you pee in a cup and someone analyzes the concentration of known drug metabolites in your urine, however there are controls implimented in every test to make sure that your samples has not been adulterated in any way. 

One common method of evading a drug test, is to ingest a lot of fluids prior to submitting a smaple, this will dilute the concentration of drug metabolite in a given sample below the detectable limit of the assay designed to detect a particular metabolite. For this reason, drug testing includes screening a known physologicaly natural substance in ones urine to ensure that a given sample has not been diluted by overingesting fluids. 

In short, the overhydrated excuse is very valid, but obviously we don't know if he was overhydrating to conceal a postiive result or to prepare for the combine. 

03/07/2017 - 12:35am well...

I think Stephen M Ross sneezes 127M, too.... but at least we're not rutgers 

03/07/2017 - 12:35am well...

I think Stephen M Ross sneezes 127M, too.... but at least we're not rutgers 

02/01/2017 - 8:48pm Agreed

There are three consecutive plays against the same blue team starting around 2:30 in the highlights. I think the opposing center weighs about 170lbs and gets absolutely destroyed every time. I couldn't stop laughing or wondering what the opposing coach was thinking planning for the matchup.

01/27/2017 - 9:46pm Agreed on the last point

My mind tends to go to dark places when I hear things like "no longer found in student directory". It's something bigger than football, I hope he's okay.

01/19/2017 - 1:09pm Willie Henry

The TTB assessment of Willie Henry always pops into my head when I think about his success. The prognosticator of prognosticators... 

11/29/2016 - 4:42pm I just didn't understand the connection you were making

You did say that the field upped their game but it was in the context of "dominance" and you correlated it to MSU football. I dont really understand how Tiger being injured results in a larger and deeper talent pool on tour, and I thought you were simply focusing on tour wins as the only metric for quality of play.

11/29/2016 - 3:12pm You're arguing different things

There's no question that none of the players he listed have achieved the level of dominance seen by early 2000s Tiger. I don't know if we'll see that level of dominance again in our lives. His point, which I tend to agree with and which Tiger himself has stated, is that the field has caught up.

I have a hard time believing that anything less than a 100% Tiger Woods is going to win tournaments in today's PGA tour but how will we ever be able to judge that? We can't unless he goes out and proves me wrong by winning in way we haven't seen in about 10 years.

11/23/2016 - 9:19am North Lake Tahoe

Making the hopefully not so traffic packed drive from the Bay Area in a few short hours. Excited to experience some fall/winter weather for the first time in a while

04/20/2016 - 11:11pm If you're still there (in auburn)

Go to Knee Deep brewery

03/08/2016 - 9:09pm Agreed

I have spent my professional career working on immunology in the Bay Area, and I logged in to post something very similar to this. There is a very large body of work that has demonstrated a negative correlation between parasitic infections and succeptability to not only allergies but other diseases of the immune system such as IBD (inflammatory bowel disease not in before delete).

I'm not saying that I would eat hookworms to treat my allergies (luckily I don't have allergies) but the OP isn't crazy for asking this question.

01/22/2016 - 9:17pm Alpine pure hoppiness

Drinking tonight and heading to the midwinter conference at asilomar tomorrow. Who's with me?.... Nobody? Okay

06/05/2015 - 7:24pm Is that you, Cardale Jones?

Is that you, Cardale Jones?

06/05/2015 - 1:12am Gooood

Gooood

05/27/2015 - 8:27pm to expand on this question a bit

how do you know that you were the most qualified person for the job (of those interviewed)?

01/21/2015 - 12:10pm IBD

IBD would be inflammatory bowel disease, while IBS is irritable bowel syndrome. There is no such thing as irritable bowel disease.

01/13/2015 - 10:33am Thanks!!

both your and YTs responses are much appreciated

01/13/2015 - 10:01am Traverse city

What are your favorite bars/restaurants in traverse? I'm heading up there this summer for a golf/drinking/gambling trip with a group of guys and any recommendations would be appreciated.

01/12/2015 - 12:32pm Agree with Mr. Forest

I was speaking in relation to historical academic rankings. I thought that USC and UCLA were always in the 25-30 range. Personally, I do agree that UCLA is a much better school than USC, but that opinion is heavily biased. 

01/12/2015 - 12:13pm Cal Tech

Zero surprises that Cal Tech is a top 10 school. USC and UCLA have always been fringe top-25.

10/28/2014 - 2:20pm Speaking of the Shane fiasco

His assumption regarding emails and statements made after 11pm lead me to question whether or not he was drinking/drunk when he released the Shane Morris press release at 1am?

08/23/2014 - 8:16pm Fenway

I had a horrible time at Fenway. Did small amounts of research to avoid the beams I remember from old tiger stadium. I sat in the left field bleechers and the distance between my pelvis and my patella was greater than the distance between my seat back and the seat in front of me. I'm 6ft 2in so this has to be a common problem that people run into. That being said the rest of the park was great.

Oakland colluseum and candlestick are/were pretty bad

02/18/2014 - 3:20pm random thoughts

I live along the peninsula and will be heading up to napa this weekend to golf and go to a napa valley high school sports booster club dinner on Saturday night... I would recommend both of those things

Anyway, although I side with many of the people who would have advised you to go elsewhere because of cost, it sounds as though you are already locked in on napa valley. I personally enjoy the grounds at Rombauer and Buena Vista to be the most asthetically pleasing. My favorite tasting of all time was at a very very tiny place called frias family vineyard simply because the grounds were beautiful and the staff was fantastic, unfortunately, I believe it was a tasting by appointment only, but it might be worth looking into. I would highly recommend that you stay away from the wine train if that is even on your radar. Also, although I enjoy the wine at duckhorn, I have found the employees to be on the stuffier side.

I highly recommend that you go to Vi Sattui and at least try the Madiera, I always pick up a bottle or 4 when we head up to napa. Also, I know it was mentioned in this thread, the employees at vi sattui frown on outside food and drink, so don't try to drag over a delicious lunch from Dean and DeLuca's across the street. If you're an old fashioned/manhattan guy, I highly recommend you pick up a bottle of Eva vermouth at Dean and DeLuca's as I believe it is the stuff used at Zingermann's (according to a friend) and I have yet to find it anywhere else.

Ad Hoc is a great spot, and some other locals we ran into last time also mentioned brunch at Mustard's. I have heard great things about Bouchon as well, but I've never been there and it would definitely be on the pricier side.

09/19/2013 - 1:34pm gordie bell

gordie bell had a little write up back in Feb., on Josh Jackson. I have been waiting to hear more about Mr. Jackson since then.

Link to original mgoblog post by gordie bell: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/josh-jackson-class-2016-next-great-basketba…

06/18/2013 - 5:46pm First sentence

States that this is our second camp offer. Who received the other one?

06/17/2013 - 8:12pm Love the idea

I think a small block M in blue on one and maize on the other would look great in any of several locations. Simple and clean.

04/26/2013 - 8:44am Skilled 7ft shot blockers don't grow on trees

To me he looks like he could develop into a future Withey or Zeller, and yes both of them were very lean. He may lack a polished back to the basket game, but he's still a high schooler. You can question his competition all you want, the athleticism, timing, and skill are there.