Hi Readers! Hope you are all enjoying our early spring! I know I have been. In fact, these sunny, 80 degree days come at a great time for me since my main squeeze is in Hong Kong and India for three weeks for his MAP project. Hmm…I just realized that I don’t know what MAP stands for. I know that it is what the Ross students spend the last quarter of their first year working on and that it seems kind of like a mini-internship but before I just start making up the rest of it, here’s the official description from Ross with much more detail. In any case, many students get to travel for the project and Dave, “my student”, gets to go to the other side of the globe! Neither of us have been to India or Hong Kong, so I can’t wait for him to get back and tell me all about it. Hopefully he took some photos. Dave, are you reading this? Take some photos! Like this:
I am really excited for him to have this opportunity but of course I miss him a lot, too. It’s no fun being apart for three weeks! But, luckily, many of the other Partners are going through the same thing so we have been keeping each other company here. We have had some Partners Club happy hours and other get togethers which are fun anyway but especially nice when the students are away. It’s is really nice to chat with the other partners who understand exactly what you are going through! The Partners are doing the Big House Big Heart race together as a club in April, so it’s been awesome that it is so gorgeous out so that we can train outside! Well, kind of awesome. It’s made me realize just how out of shape I am in and now instead of giving up because it’s raining I have no excuse to skip out on an after-work jog.
Is this picture of the Taj Mahal making you crave some garlic naan like I am right now? I am having trouble focusing on anything else. Maybe I will grab some Indian take out tonight in honor of my beloved. My favorite place for Indian in Ann Arbor has to be Raja Rani. So good! I have to admit I am no expert on Indian cuisine, but I love love love it! Plus, as a vegetarian, there are always so many more options on the menu for me which means less haggling with my waiter for an entrée with 20 substitutions…oh, you can’t 86 the bacon, sub shrimp for chicken and add a side of sour cream? And walking into Raja Rani on a cold dark night is like a mini-vacation. It’s so bright and welcoming. Even the website and is pretty and exotic! Half the dining room in the old colonial-style house-turned-restaurant faces out toward the street, over a wrap-around veranda so as soon as you walk in, you don’t feel like you are in Kansas anymore (well, Michigan).
I should also mention Shalimar on Main Street. It’s very good as well, though it couldn’t quite match the charm of Raja Rani. What other Indian places are good in Ann Arbor, for take out or dine in? I want to hear your suggestions!