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i thought this was funny…

so i was going through older posts and found this one. its a list of reasons of how you know you’re from michigan and i found that my answers have still not changed…

If your local Dairy Queen is closed from November through March, you might live in Michigan . so true, and ours was an indoor one!

If you have worn shorts and a coat at the same time, you might live in Michigan . i thought everyone did this…

You measure distance in hours. and when you arrive at your destination you are still in michigan!

You know several people who have hit a deer more than once. $3000.00 worth of damage later…

You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard, without flinching. why? because all of the pot holes are filled in. duh

You see people wearing camouflage at social events (including weddings). that was the same wedding where the beer came out of plastic jugs.

You design your kid’s Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit. i was a clown for years because the costume was soo big (another reason why i hate clowns!)

You can identify a southern or eastern accent. of course we don’t have accents.

Down South to you means Ohio . and people in Ohio are different…

Your 4th of July picnic was moved indoors due to frost. i think that only happened once,

You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.and when we moved to ct, the poor neglected snowblower is hardly used…

You find 0 degrees “a little chilly.” three words to that…shorts and sweatshirt!

You drink pop and bake with soda. why cant people get that?

Your doctor tells you to drink Vernors and you know it’s not medicine. and because of Vernors you also know to use your hand as a map to point out where in michigan you are from.

You know what a yooper is. they even have bumperstickers!

You know that UP is a place not a direction. and i almost went to school up there but that damn bridge…

You understand that when visiting Detroit , the best thing to wear is a Kevlar vest. and you know that you can turn left on red when there is no on coming traffic…

classic….

p.s my answers are blue…

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ahh mags…

my best friend from college just sent an email about getting yet another dog. i think currently she has five boxers and the justification for this next one is that it is not a boxer. they are just too funny. this new one is a blue tick coon hound, she mentioned something about training it to hunt and then competing with her. my only advice was to read “where the red fern grows”. one of my favorite books while i was growing up, i remember reading it then watching the movie in school and being so disturbed by one: he ordered the puppies through the mail (didnt find that at all natural) and two: the whole kid falling on the axe part. i do have to admit that i lived a very sheltered youth, so reading something that descriptive and violent at a younger age, well lets just say it scarred me a bit. and completely turned me off to coon hunting! regardless if mags has a new dog or not, i am feeling a bit homesick and do miss her much. i certainly cannot complain about where i am at now, but every once in a while i do miss the people that helped me become the person i am today, maybe sometime they can come and see how much i have changed. until then i can fondly remember all of our little “trips” and jokes and have a personal funny ha ha when something sparks those  memories because no matter how much i prep a story and use all the animation in me, they will never be as funny to me as they are to the people i am telling the story to, just because they were never there. now its march, part of me cannot believe where the rest of the year has gone and part of me dreads march. i think because it is a long month following a very short month and because the weather just likes to tease us. one day it could be 50, the next it could be snowing. i think this is the time of year that i really start to get cabin fever. it hasnt been too bad yet and we scheduled more nights down in the batting cages… just plain fun! but over all but the end of this month i could swear we have gone through at least two. beware of the ides of march right?

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the other day…

all week nick has been in a fantastic mood, i mean a mood that i have never seen him in before and one that has been consistently great! always cracking jokes, bounding around, smiling, hugging, just everything a happy kid does. what a great week. i know he has been really working through things and i believe that it is starting to pay off. for instance, the other day (and i have to warn everyone that this does include discussion about bodily functions) nick came into the room and said ” hey dad, you can put your magazines under the sink in the bathroom for your ‘long sessions’ (fingers and all) like i did. in fact i am going to use one of them right now…” exit nick. we both kinda looked at each other, i raised my eyebrow and kevin kinda shouted after nick saying something along the line of thanks buddy but we didn’t need to know that. it was just so funny how proud nick was of himself that he had figured that out…he is well on his way to becoming a model man! after homework was done, we took nick to get the second “Diary of A Wimpy Kid” he has finished the first one in record time and has really enjoyed it. I read the first one last night and let me tell you it is just as appropriate for adults as it is for middle schoolers. i do not know about anyone else my i HATED middle school. when i was driving into work today, i thought “self; man that author is clever, if i were to write about my middle school experience i would have to start with a disclamer stating that the names and places in this work have been changed to protect peoples privacy” is that sad? all i have to say is i am inspired! so watch out lindsey muelman, man even now seeing that name on some obscure blog still makes me worry that somehow, somewhere, she is going to know what i said and come back and make my life miserable again. isn’t it amazing how much clout one person can have on your entire existence. i think my one little funny ha ha to myself, the one thing that has justified all the thoughts that one day she would get what she deserved, is the day that i was moving out of kalamazoo, i had to run to the small grocery store up the street and who rang me up? thats right! none other than lindsey muelman. thats why i believe in karma! ha! take that! hum so where did this rant come from? have no idea but that felt good. happy friday! maybe i will have to write more just to aid in the healing process.

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