15 entries from srah blah blah tagged with 'michigan':

How was I supposed to know/ That something wasn't right here?

I anticipated this voyage home with baited breath. At each stop upon my journey north, I thought, "Michigan! O land of plenty! I return again to feast upon your bounty and to experience the rich culture of my native land!" I brought very little from That Place Below with me on my voyage, knowing that I would be provided for in Michigan. And so it passed that I brought neither shampoo nor conditioner with me. And lo! There was shampoo in abundance, but there was no conditioner to be found, for a terrible creature that roams this land had used...

srah - Wednesday, 26 November 2008 - 8:08 PM
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Play with appropriate passion

We went tonight to see the second annual Jeff Daniels and Friends concert at the Michigan Theater, which was basically a huge love song to the state of Michigan. The artists were all from Michigan or had some Michigan connection, and were singing or pattering in between songs about their love for Michigan. We were a couple of rows back from the governor. I didn't realize that Jeff Daniels was so into musical performance, in addition to his acting and playwrighting. I'm always rather proud of him, because he's managed to stay true to his Michigan roots and his love...

srah - Saturday, 24 November 2007 - 11:25 PM
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One last (temporary) change

I'm going to a conference in Columbus this week, so I feel as though I have to make up for it in some way. Go blue!...

srah - Saturday, 4 November 2006 - 7:37 PM
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Well at least we're not round on our ends!

Yesterday I walked to the library as part of my HIGHEST STEPCOUNT DAY EVER. On the way there, another pedestrian passing in the other direction said, "Great shirt." I looked down and saw that I was wearing a Michigan sweatshirt. Ah, a fellow Wolverines fan! When I got to the library to pick up the books I had on reserve, the clerk said, "I don't know if I should give these to you." I thought, 'What have I done? Do I have enormous fines I don't know about? Did I reserve porn??' She continued, "... wearing that shirt." Aha! A...

srah - Thursday, 14 September 2006 - 12:28 PM
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Gaseous matters

Seen yesterday whilst pursuing my HIGHEST STEPCOUNT DAY EVER: Many people have suggested that lowering gas prices is a ploy by the GOP to entice people to vote Republican this November. I, myself, do not think Oh my, such good prices on gas! Thank you, Ken Blackwell! Clearly the price of this gas is thanks to YOU! Here is my vote!. Who does that? If that's actually the case, then I'm mostly just disgusted that the Republican party thinks so poorly of us. I will take my cheap gas, thank you, and drive to the polling location where I will...

srah - Thursday, 14 September 2006 - 12:14 PM
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Divided loyalties

Reasons why Michigan is better than Ohio: When the two states almost went to war over the city of Toledo, Ohio got that city and Michigan got the WHOLE Upper Peninsula and all of the lovely copper therein. And Toledo is basically more Michigan than Ohio anyway, so Michigan won altogether.Michigan produces a lot of delicious fruit.Wolverines are fierce and tenacious; buckeyes are poisonous nuts.Say what you will about the state of our largest city and about our crappy roads, but at least in Michigan, I've never heard anyone request Poke Salad Annie on the radio¹. Poke Salad Annie is...

srah - Tuesday, 13 June 2006 - 7:33 PM
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Someone told me nothing's happening at the zoo

I lived in Michigan for the first 26 years of my life and I went to Detroit for three things: hockey at Joe Louis Arenathe North American International Auto ShowDetroit Zoo When I came to Detroit for these events, my family and I often made a day of it, eating dinner in Greektown or somewhere else in the city. But if the idiotic Detroit City Council gets their way and closes the zoo, I will be 33% less likely to a) go to Detroit and b) spend money there. (Actually, I haven't been to a hockey game in years, so...

srah - Tuesday, 21 February 2006 - 4:56 PM
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As I bit into the burger, it had a crisp juiciness about it that was very pleasurable...

My parents and I went to Miller's Bar on the way back from the auto show yesterday. The burgers were moist and juicy and the onion rings were addictive. I want moooooooooooooore....

srah - Tuesday, 17 January 2006 - 12:51 PM
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60% of Michigan voters can bite me

Screw you, Michigan. And screw you, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, Oklahoma, Ohio and Utah. In Michigan, this piece of shit says that "the union of one man and one woman in marriage shall be the only agreement recognized as a marriage or similar union for any purpose." (emphasis mine). Way to go, America. Who needs civil rights, anyway? I don't know how someone could justify voting for something that so blatantly discriminates. In other news, it looks like we're up for four more years of the rest of the world hating us and our president trying to convince us...

srah - Wednesday, 3 November 2004 - 7:35 AM
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Cold I am in the ways of The Force

Today's temperature: 30°F Wind: 17 to 23 mph Feels Like: 18°F Wind leads to windchill. Windchill leads to coldness. Coldness leads to suffering. I figure I have two options. I can: a) dig a series of tunnels connecting every building I will have to go to all winter, the bus stop, and all of the residential areas where I have ever managed to find parking OR b) run away, leaving Michigan altogether. Do they have a Human-Computer Interaction program at Florida State? How about the University of Bermuda? Fiji? The problem is that my fingers are too cold to hold...

srah - Thursday, 11 December 2003 - 1:27 PM
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'What do you call the game wherein the participants see who can throw a knife closest to the other person?'

I call that out-of-state crackheads. What the hell kind of game is that? In Michigan, we say "pop" for sweetened carbonated beverages like Coke, Pepsi, Sprite, root beer, etc. We also say "Flore-i-da", "cray-ahn", "flurr-ish", and "groshery", pronounce "Mary", "merry" and "marry" the same and pronounce the I in "cauliflower" like the I in "sit". We say "tennis shoes", "roly-poly", "kitty-corner", "oil and vinegar", "by accident", "mow the lawn", "basement", "drinking fountain" and "goose bumps". I am somehow a mutant for my state, though, and say neither "car-ml" nor "carra-mel", but rather "care-a-ml". [via ASquared Airbeagle]...

srah - Sunday, 26 October 2003 - 9:40 AM
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Cars on the New Jersey turnpike: more than nine

It's hard to count when they keep moving and I can't tell who I've already counted. Yes, we have set off to look for America. And despite the fact that we were there yesterday, Michigan seems like a dream to us now....

srah - Friday, 16 May 2003 - 12:56 PM
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Ol' Mac Donald had a giraffe, e-i-e-i-ho'

I was speaking English to Andrés at the party when he told me my accent in English made him think of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm". The idea was, I understand, that I am rather nasal with my E-I-E-I-Os in particular. I am never speaking English again. Later, when I was drunkish and singing loudly along with "The Real Slim Shady", I noticed how nasal Eminem is, too. It's not something I had previously noticed in the Michigan accent - not to that extent, anyway. So anyway, now I'm really looking forward to "Eminem Sings Children's Songs" so I can...

srah - Sunday, 30 March 2003 - 3:20 PM
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Ça craint

I went, yesterday afternoon, to see Bowling for Columbine all by myself. Renata and Jennifer had gone to the Gorge de Sioule or however you spell it, but I'd had a headache and research/blogging to do at the cybercafé so I stayed behind. I discovered that Bowling for Columbine was being shown in VO. I was thrilled and ready to go tell all of my students on Monday, and it occurred to me that before I went and recommended it, I should probably see it. So I went and bought a ticket. It could have had something to do with...

srah - Monday, 9 December 2002 - 10:28 AM
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Another six Dingellful years

Michigan preliminary primary results are in. John Dingell is 76 years old. For heaven's sake. At least he has a comical name....

srah - Wednesday, 7 August 2002 - 11:10 AM
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