Hard to give a shit at the moment, but here we are! New grad boyfriend was just offered job + relocation package to either Pittsburgh or Ann Arbor, and we are trying to make an informed choice about the opportunity. [more inside]
Or maybe not. I am in the running for a job at the University of Michigan that came on the scene unexpectedly. It's at the second interview stage. If I get this job, I will find out in about a month and then start the month after that. I need help figuring this all out, especially housing. [more inside]
I just moved to Ann Arbor and would like to meet some other moderately serious poets. Can you recommend a class, workshop, critique group, or recurring meeting that's not aimed at beginners? [more inside]
What are good summer and fall school/child care options for a kindergarten-bound child in Ann Arbor, MI? [more inside]
My mom and I are planning on taking a weekend baking class at Zingerman's Bakehouse in Ann Arbor. She could fly to Chicago and we could drive together, which will introduce some inconveniences, or she could fly to Detroit and I could take Megabus to Ann Arbor, which will introduce other inconveniences. Will we regret not driving? [more inside]
My step-daughter's 16th birthday is right around the corner. Like, 8 days away. We always ask her what she wants to do on her birthdays and usually she comes up with something like renting out a place to play laser tag or going to the water park or whatever and we are more than happy to give that to her and she invites friends and there is food and drink and merriment and Huzzah! This year, it could go bad. I need some help! [more inside]
Which aerospace program came first: the one at MIT or the one at the University of Michigan? [more inside]
I'd like to get some hotel recommendations around Ann Arbor, MI, please! [more inside]
Looking for a really good massage therapist in Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor, Michigan area. Someone who has training and experience in cranial-sacral work as well as foot massage. Someone skillful and kind to work with a woman who is both depressed and highly anxious, and also suffers from body image issues. She is getting help with medications right now, but really needs some hands-on energy work. Thanks!
I'm driving from northern New Jersey to Ann Arbor, MI tomorrow via I-80, and returning to DC on Sunday via 76/70/270. What can I do to make these journeys less boring? [more inside]
Help me find a new hairstylist who understands "low maintenance", in Ann Arbor, Denver, or Phoenix. [more inside]
Bored in Ann Arbor: *How* does one find new things to do? [more inside]
Lap steel lessons in the Ann Arbor area? [more inside]
Help us figure out the risks and ramifications of breaking our lease in Ann Arbor, MI. [more inside]
I'm looking for a lawyer in the Detroit Metro area (in or around Livonia) specializing in issues related to child custody and divorce. Any recommendations would be very much appreciated.
Restaurant recommendation in Ann Arbor for a vegetarian and a picky carnivore. [more inside]
Ann Arbor Filter (longshot): Anybody know how to get in touch with the owners of place called Hathaway's Hideway? It's an event venue on S. Ashley and I am looking to rent it out, but none of the major search engines can turn up a phone number on it. Anybody got any local scoop on how to reach them?
We're looking for a cheap spot to hold a winter wedding in Ann Arbor or the surrounding bits of Washtenaw County. No, I mean really, ridiculously cheap. Help me brainstorm possible venues. [more inside]
My hair is a disaster. I need a great hairstylist in or near Ann Arbor who can make it bearable. [more inside]
I am moving to Ann Arbor, MI in a week and a half for a temporary summer assignment at U of Michigan. What are must see sights/places and must visit restaurants, bars, etc. that I should be sure not to miss?
Where can I eat my brown-bagged lunch in Ann Arbor, MI? [more inside]
The first weekend in April my husband and I will be visiting Ann Arbor, and I was wondering if apartments in the area put up 'for rent' signs, so that it's easy to walk around and call? [more inside]
Help me distill these ten cities/regions into a giftable essence: Boston, Maui, San Francisco, New Orleans, NYC/Hoboken, Ann Arbor, Toronto, Outer Banks NC, Central PA (Dutch Country), Columbus OH. [more inside]
Laundromat in Ann Arbor, MI or surrounding area that accepts credit cards? [more inside]
Home buying suggestions in Ann Arbor, Michigan? [more inside]
Please tell me about your experience driving the main or alternate routes from Cincinnati, OH to Ann Arbor, MI. [more inside]
Myself and 7 friends are about to visit Ann Arbor MI for Michigan's opening football game of the season. We pick one team each year and converge upon that city for opening day. Its a nice way for us all to get together once a year, revive the sleeping binge drinker in us and just have a good time. Since none of us have actually ever been to Ann Arbor before I was wondering what are the "must do" things during a football weekend? We're coming in from all over the country so none of us will have cars. Are cabs common in the area, or will we be walking alot? We're staying south of the stadium by the Briarwood Mall and had planned on walking up to the game. Is it possible to do a pub craw from the mall area to the game or vice versa? Google's Street View isn't rolled out there yet or I'd virtually crawl it.
RecentGradFilter: B.A. in each of English and Japanese. Where to look for a job in the Ann Arbor area? Career related to the latter is perhaps preferable but hardly a deal-breaker. [more inside]
Gradschoolfilter: What's the best grad school for someone with BAs in each of English and Japanese to keep studying Japanese for a master's degree? Bonus points if it's near Ann Arbor. [more inside]
Where's the best place to sell used books in Ann Arbor, MI? [more inside]
MichiganFilter: Okay. My best friend in the whole world, his lovely wife, and my god daughter are moving next week to Ann Arbor... they'll be living on-campus while he pursues his doctorate (artificial intelligence/machine learning voodoo). I can't keep them here, so I thought that sending them off with a veritable treasure trove of Ann Arbor secrets would be a nice gift. So: what to do? where to go? where to eat? how to survive the winter? and anything else a young married couple with a toddler should know.