Tamara's Journeys

Journeys as great as the destinations.

You might be a Michigander if …

July 30th, 2014

Since I’m going to be in Michigan a bit longer than expected, I decided I should learn what it is to be a Michigander. You might be a Michigander …

If you define Summer as three months of bad sledding…

If your definition of a small town is one that doesn’t have a lake…

If snow tires come standard on all your cars…

If you have ever gotten frostbitten and sunburned in the same week…

If you point at the palm of your right hand when telling people where you grew up… If you don’t understand what the big deal about Chicago is…

If someone asks you if you’ve been to Europe and you answer, “No, but I’ve been to Ann Arbor…”

If “Down South” to you means Toledo…

If traveling coast to coast means going from Port Huron to Muskegon…

If you refer to your relatives in southern Michigan as “trolls” or “lopers”…

If the “Big Three” can mean either Ford, Chrysler and GM or Domino’s, Little Caesar’s and Hungry Howie’s…

If a Big Mac is something you can drive across…

If you have no problem spelling Mackinac Island…

If you have as many Canadian coins in your pockets as American ones…

If your kid’s baseball or softball games have been ever been snowed out..

If you know that a place called “Kalamazoo” really exists…

If you bake with “soda” and drink “pop”…

If You used to think Deer Season was included as an official school holiday…

If You know that Pontiac and Cadillac are cities…

If you have more fishing poles than teeth…

If you have to go to Florida to get a tan in August…

If you define “swimming season” as Labor Day weekend…

If you decided to have a picnic this summer because it fell on a weekend…

If you look forward to your retirement “Up North” rather than Florida or Arizona…

If you know where the Cherry Capital of the World is…

If you know the dollar value of a grocery bag filled with empty pop cans…

I think I have a lot to work on!

 

 

Tamara's Journeys

Journeys as great as the destinations.