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Weekend Activities in Ann Arbor

Last spring, I wrote a post about slightly odd things to do in Ann Arbor – special thanks to commenters who added to the list! This summer has been my first one spent in Ann Arbor, so I want to continue the series with some fun summer-time activities in town. Please add your own favorites in the comments – Ann Arbor is a summer city, and there is loads to do!

What do YOU do when you're not writing?

We all know graduate students are very busy and spend most of their hours writing. But what do graduate students do in those rare moments when they are not writing? See what Rackham graduate students on Instagram have submitted to our 'When I'm Not Writing' picture series so far. For more content, follow Rackham on Instagram @umichgradschool. What do you do when you are not writing? Share your own picture on Instagram with #whenimnotwriting and #umichgradschool to be featured on our page!

Dear Fellow Graduate Student…

Did you just have planned a weekend that was full and enriching, with just the right balance between work and play, so you could start the week with an empty to-do list and plenty of spirit in the tank? Good for you!

Oh no, did you oversleep by 3 hours, and have now had to cancel "fun reading" time? And you now have to do laundry during Peak Laundry Hour? Yes, it's okay to pretend that the suspicious washer which doesn't seem to do much actually gets your clothes clean. Also okay to take a chance on the rotten dryer that's the only one not in use, let it swallow your coins, and then kick it a couple of times when it fails to start. If you do try tipping it forward to make it regurgitate your quarters, I'd recommend having a keen sense of balance.

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