Thursday, July 19, 2007

You might be from Michigan if...

Several weeks ago, I posted an old e-mail titled "You might be from Central Pennsylvania if..." Today, this one arrived! Here are some of the better excerpts:

If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 18 inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will swim by, you might live in Michigan.
If you're proud that your region makes the national news 96 nights each year because Pellston is the coldest spot in the nation, you might live in Michigan.
If you instinctively walk like a penguin for five months out of the year, you might live in Michigan.
If you have worn shorts and a coat at the same time, you might live in Michigan.

You know you're a true MICHIGANDER when...
1. "Vacation" means going up north on I-75.

3. You know several people who have hit a deer more than once.

4. You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.

5. You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard, without flinching.

8. You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows how to use them.

9. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

10. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.

11. You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction.

12. You can identify a southern or eastern accent.

15. Down South to you means Ohio.

17. Your neighbor throws a party to celebrate his new pole barn.

19. Your 4th of July picnic was moved indoors due to frost.

20. You have more miles on your snow machine than your car.

21. You find 0 degrees "a little chilly."

22. You drink pop and bake with soda.

23. Your doctor tells you to drink Vernors and you know it's not medicine.

24. You know what a Yooper is.

25. You think owning a Honda is Un-American.

26. You know that UP is a place, not a direction.

27. You know it's possible to live in a thumb.

28. You understand that when visiting Detroit , the best thing to wear is a Kevlar vest.

29. You call your trash pick-up can a "herbie-curbie."


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