Michigan 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
scarletmuse
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby scarletmuse » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:56 pm

I'm a die-hard New Yorker and I've enjoyed Ann Arbor . . . but not the weather.

maddy
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby maddy » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:59 pm

are students required to register their cars in michigan? sorry if that's a stupid question, i just have no idea how that works.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby scarletmuse » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:16 pm

maddy wrote:are students required to register their cars in michigan? sorry if that's a stupid question, i just have no idea how that works.


Nope. You'll probably need to switch your insurance (although be forewarned: it's expensive! My insurance went UP moving from NY!! Damn Michigan drivers and their no-fault policies). But you can leave your car registered wherever it is now.

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USC2009
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby USC2009 » Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:11 pm

scarletmuse wrote:
maddy wrote:are students required to register their cars in michigan? sorry if that's a stupid question, i just have no idea how that works.


Nope. You'll probably need to switch your insurance (although be forewarned: it's expensive! My insurance went UP moving from NY!! Damn Michigan drivers and their no-fault policies). But you can leave your car registered wherever it is now.


More expensive? Crap.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby maddy » Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:34 am

USC2009 wrote:
scarletmuse wrote:
maddy wrote:are students required to register their cars in michigan? sorry if that's a stupid question, i just have no idea how that works.


Nope. You'll probably need to switch your insurance (although be forewarned: it's expensive! My insurance went UP moving from NY!! Damn Michigan drivers and their no-fault policies). But you can leave your car registered wherever it is now.


More expensive? Crap.


yeah, not good news. oh well.

Alexandria
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Alexandria » Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:38 am

Make sure you try different companies, though. Our Geico that we had in VA was WAY more expensive in MI, but then we found that State Farm was about the same as we had been paying.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby awesomepossum » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:24 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEXANDRIA!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby 06072010 » Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:25 am

awesomepossum wrote:HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEXANDRIA!!!!!!!!!


YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Alexandria » Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:33 am

Thanks guys!!!!

Rather unfortunate birthday placement for a law student, but at least it's on a Fri/Sat/Sun all three years, with no exams on the actual day.

chłopak
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby chłopak » Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:25 pm

It's official - I sent off my admissions deposit this morning!

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby ElmGrant » Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:37 pm

chłopak wrote:It's official - I sent off my admissions deposit this morning!


Congrats!

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nicoz
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby nicoz » Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:54 pm

chłopak wrote:It's official - I sent off my admissions deposit this morning!


Sholem Aleykhem!

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summertimechi
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby summertimechi » Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:03 pm

itzjulz wrote:
USC2009 wrote:I just got it. All of the Uniqnames I want are taken... lame! It's so hard to get this to work within 8 letters


Yeah, mine is not quite as "professional" as I'd have liked, but everything practical was taken already. Makes me wish I had a super unique name

i guess mine is ok, firstname+first initial of last name....but i wish they weren't so restrictive

chłopak
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby chłopak » Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:31 pm

Thanks!

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tl
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby tl » Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:35 pm

Alexandria wrote:Thanks guys!!!!

Rather unfortunate birthday placement for a law student, but at least it's on a Fri/Sat/Sun all three years, with no exams on the actual day.


Happy Birthday!

And I know the feeling. Mine is next Tuesday. On the same day as my Civ Pro final. This is going to happen to me EVERY year probably. Ugh.

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mightydinosaur
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby mightydinosaur » Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:02 pm

Got my email address today! Now it really feels official. Went with first initial + last name, pretty basic.

Now working on getting my boyfriend to move out. He's a ruby on rails programmer and is worried he won't be able to get work he likes in the area. Anybody on here know about the state of the Ann Arbor tech industry? Any handy contacts I can check out? (Don't say Google--I work at Google in California, and I know there's nothing for him at Google AA, unfortunately.)

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby thefinalcut » Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:48 pm

mightydinosaur wrote:Got my email address today! Now it really feels official. Went with first initial + last name, pretty basic.

Now working on getting my boyfriend to move out. He's a ruby on rails programmer and is worried he won't be able to get work he likes in the area. Anybody on here know about the state of the Ann Arbor tech industry? Any handy contacts I can check out? (Don't say Google--I work at Google in California, and I know there's nothing for him at Google AA, unfortunately.)


Can't he a get a WFH job? I used to know a bunch of RoR programmers that mostly worked from home. Sorry, couldn't help more.

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mightydinosaur
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby mightydinosaur » Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:30 pm

Yes, he could, but because it is still pretty early in his career, he's really interested in networking and having a community to learn from. I'm just not sure there's enough of that in AA, but I'm glad he's at least open to looking.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby 06072010 » Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:31 pm

mightydinosaur wrote:Got my email address today! Now it really feels official. Went with first initial + last name, pretty basic.

Now working on getting my boyfriend to move out. He's a ruby on rails programmer and is worried he won't be able to get work he likes in the area. Anybody on here know about the state of the Ann Arbor tech industry? Any handy contacts I can check out? (Don't say Google--I work at Google in California, and I know there's nothing for him at Google AA, unfortunately.)


Maybe at the University? That's where I would start.

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summertimechi
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby summertimechi » Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:02 pm

how easy to take apart is the god-awful dark, gloomy, anient-looking furniture in the LC? easy? doable? impossible? do tell.

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tl
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby tl » Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:29 pm

summertimechi wrote:how easy to take apart is the god-awful dark, gloomy, anient-looking furniture in the LC? easy? doable? impossible? do tell.

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What do you mean by take it apart? Let's see. There is no taking apart the desk. The nightstand/table. Nah. You can't take apart the bookshelf they give you. You might be able to take apart the bed frame, but you still would have to store the mattress in your room somewhere.

ETA: Maybe the LC isn't for you. It's REALLY not that hard to find a studio or 1-bedroom surrounding the area. That might be your best bet.

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USC2009
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby USC2009 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:41 pm

Man... thinking about my hometown today, I already miss the sunny weather. It's like the only reason I haven't withdrawn from USC/Duke yet...

Plus, where in Michigan can you get a pink moment most evenings?
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:(

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e_ticket
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby e_ticket » Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:54 pm

USC2009 wrote:Man... thinking about my hometown today, I already miss the sunny weather. It's like the only reason I haven't withdrawn from USC/Duke yet...

Plus, where in Michigan can you get a pink moment most evenings?
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:(



Where is that? Reminds me of Santa Barbara.

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summertimechi
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby summertimechi » Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:56 pm

tl wrote:ETA: Maybe the LC isn't for you.

sigh.

unfortunately that's what i think, too. but i just really don't want to live somewhere where it takes more than ...hmm...7-10 mins of walking in the cold and snow to get to class. nor do I want to have to wait in aforementioned cold and snow for 20 mins to catch a bus. but it seems like finding a place on my own means having to put up with one or both of those things. but then the LC, while conveniently located, means an ugly, cramped living space and sharing bathrooms with other people. ugh, sometimes i really wonder if i made the right choice. :(

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USC2009
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby USC2009 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:56 pm

e_ticket wrote:
Where is that? Reminds me of Santa Barbara.



Ojai, CA. We're about 45 minutes from Santa Barbara, 15 minutes from the ocean.




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