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Nov. 2nd, 2016 | 10:28 pm

And Jameson.

On Sunday at around 3 we went to the housewarming party for Ben, Marty, and Third Roommate* in Bloomingdale. There was an impressive spread of food and booze to start with, some guy named Diego grilled huge amounts of steak, and late arriving guests brought lots more beer and food too. TR and many of the gathered guests watched a lot of NFL games with a lot of teams we didn't care about (there are Raiders fans in DC?!). As a result we spent most of the time on the porch with Sergio, Kelly, Meg, Marty, and assorted bartender Mafioso/as rehashing what everyone did for Halloween and enjoying the crazy nice weather. It was a great little party! And even a sudden rainstorm at 7 didn't kill the fun. We eventually came back home to sit around feeling full and watching Star Wars Episode IV.

More shenanigans today at the gym: I left work around 4:45 (basically the second my last call ended; I will accept my Employee of the Year trophy later) and got on a somewhat crowded train**. It ratcheted up to horridly crowded in the short four-stop ride, but I made it fine. I changed, stretched, warmed up, and did my usual time on the elliptical with the good view. When I went back down to the locker room, one bro was frantically walking to the coat hanging area, then around the whole place, then back. He apparently said someone had stolen his dress shirt, and I assumed he'd hung it up. But then later, he went to the shower leaving his locker totally unprotected and it became clear someone had taken it directly from his locker because he had no lock at all. I presume his phone and wallet had been on his person during the whole workout, else they would have followed his dress shirt. Moral: I am never leaving stuff unsecured in there. If the rare instance like the linked entry occurs again where I cannot find my lock, I will pop over to the CVS right above the gym and buy another. They are $6.99 and it's open 24 hours a day.

Football has been going extraordinarily well. Michigan is now 8-0 for the first time since I've ever been associated with this team and university, and I don't even know how to react. Our 2 bars (plus Ivy & Coney) are madly overrun for every game so I don't even try to go there to watch. The OSU game is going to be out of control, and I look forward to taunting Nick regardless of the outcome.

* I should perhaps sweat the details a bit more.

** "Safe" Track is going horribly. But at the least, lots of coworkers are using it as an excuse to work from home frequently, so the office is quieter.

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 ♥  Apollonia  ♥

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from: pane_carasau079
date: Nov. 4th, 2016 07:57 pm (UTC)
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Are you a Michigander? I might have missed this, so forgive me.

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Nov. 7th, 2016 12:46 am (UTC)
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I went to U of M for grad school! Started in 2009 and graduated in 2011, so it wasn't even that long a stint, but I loved it. The only place other than Ann Arbor that I spent significant time in was Flint and I loved both.

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 ♥  Apollonia  ♥

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from: pane_carasau079
date: Nov. 11th, 2016 11:53 am (UTC)
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We just barely missed each other! I was in Grand Rapids at Aquinas until 2007 :) I've been to Ann Arbor recently with my husband and omg, it's an adorable town. I can imagine you like that city esp. with your Michigan hat!

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Nov. 12th, 2016 12:12 am (UTC)
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Nice! I truly love Ann Arbor. It's great if you are a student or work at U of M but also great if you aren't because townies get all the perks too.

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