It's been almost six weeks since my departure from MI/A2 for the summer, but the state keeps cropping up in my DC summer life - and not just because there's a crop of people from U of M here for the summer, or permanently. Whenever I mention that I go to U of M, coworkers find ways to comment. "Good school," one said. "Oh, you went there?" I asked, feigning ignorance.
The funniest, though, was when one person said "Go blue!" in response. Later, I asked her if she had gone to U of M. "Oh, no," she replied. "I just know a lot of people who did." Given that U of M graduates number in the 100,000s.... we all do, and apparently a lot of them come to the District.