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Posted: 5/25/2001 2:57:35 AM EDT
Here's one for my dear wife who was born in Ann Arbor, and because of those first two months of her life, will forever be a foreigner and a transplant, here in Florida. You Know You're From Michigan If: 1. You've never met any celebrities. 2. "Vacation" means going to Cedar Point. 3. At least 1 member of your family disowns you the week of the Michigan/Michigan State game. 4. Half the change in your pocket is Canadian.....eh! 5. Your idea of a 7-course meal is a six-pack and a bucket of smelt. 6. You drive 86 mph on the highway and pass on the right. 7. Your idea of a traffic jam is 20 cars waiting to pass an orange barrel. 8. You know how to play (and pronounce) Euchre. 9. You know the "Big Mac" is something that you drive over. 10. You know how to pronounce "Mackinac". 11. You've had to switch on the "heat" and the "A/C" in the same day. 12. You can see a car running in a parking lot with no one in it, no matter what time of the year. 13. You end your sentences with a preposition; example: "Where's my coat at?" 14. You bake with SODA and drink a POP. 15. All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, or animal. 16. You think of the 4 major food groups as beef, pork, BBQ sauce, and beer. 17. You carry jumper cables in your car. 18. You design your kids Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit. 19. Driving in the winter is better because the potholes are filled with snow. 20. Your favorite holidays are Christmas, Thanksgiving, and the opening of Deer Season, which you consider a National Holiday. 21. You have 10 favorite recipes for Venison. 22. You know what "cow tipping" and "snipe hunting" are. 23. Your little league game was snowed out. 24. You learned to drive a boat before you could ride a bike. 25. You owe more money on your snowmobile than your car. 26. Your snowblower has more miles on it than your car. 27. Shoveling the driveway constitutes a great upper body workout. 28. You attend a formal event in your best clothing, finest jewelry, and snowmobile boots. 29. The municipality buys a zamboni before a bus. 30. The word "thumb" has geographical, rather than anatomical significance. 31. You show people where you grew up by pointing to a spot on your left hand. 32. Traveling coast-to-coast means driving from Port Huron to Muskegon. 33. You measure distance in minutes. 34. When giving directions, you refer to "A Michigan Left". 35. You know that Kalamazoo not only exists, but isn't that far from Hell. 36. You have experienced frostbite and sunburn in the same week. 37. Your year has 2 seasons: Winter and Construction. 38. Home Depot on any Saturday is busier than toy stores at Christmas. 39. You know when it has rained because of the smell of worms. 40. Owning a Japanese car was a hangin' offense in your hometown. 41. You believe that "down south" means Toledo. 42. You think that everyone from a bigger city has an accent. 43. YOU ACTUALLY "GET" THESE JOKES AND FORWARD THEM ON TO ALL YOUR MICHIGAN FRIENDS AND FAMILY!
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 3:28:34 AM EDT
You Know You're From Michigan If:
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....you can't spell "you're" [:D]
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 3:33:24 AM EDT
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45.You buy soft ski wax for summer use. 46. Yous know wha da UP ahkcent is, eh.
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 3:34:14 AM EDT
[size=5]HEY! I RESEMBLE THOSE REMARKS!
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 3:46:41 AM EDT
Hey, they all make sense to me Ron
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 4:40:29 AM EDT
Ohmygod. I almost spit water all over my screen when I read # 5. Ever since I moved to Maryland, I have yet to find one person who knew what smelt was. Also, my first week down here I tried to buy a six pack of beer with a combination of US and Canadian money and they looked at me like I was insane. And you point to where you live on your "RIGHT" hand. Michigander in Maryland.
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 4:47:26 AM EDT
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MIerinMD - My wife and I are both from Michigan. Bath, Lansing, East Lansing, Owosso, Spring Lake, Rainbow Lake specifically. Graduates of Michigan State! After a 2 year stint in Southern Oregon, we moved to the Peoples Republik of Maryland in 1990. We know what smelt is. You aren't alone. Remember the guy that did [i]Michigan Outdoors[/i]? Jerry something? He's my neighbors father in-law and he just moved to MD as well.
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 4:51:16 AM EDT
* If you define summer as three months of bad sledding. * If half the people you know say they are from Detroit, yet you don't personally know anyone who actually lives in Detroit. * If you know Mackinac rhymes with Mackinaw. * If you expect to get Vernor's when you order ginger ale. * If you can pronounce Ypsilanti.
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 4:53:01 AM EDT
#5? , someone explain what smelt is to this New Yorker please
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 4:58:08 AM EDT
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* You have an above-ground pool in your backyard, but you can only use it 6 weeks out of the year. * You call out to your friends by saying "Hey yous guys!"
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 5:18:21 AM EDT
hey, yous guys got them smelt in NY too! [url]http://www.sarep.cornell.edu/Sarep/fish/Osmeridae/osmeridae.html[/url] Only one member of the smelt family-the rainbow smelt-is present in New York. This is a small, slender, elongate fish averaging 6-8 inches long. This silvery fish has a complete lateral line, relatively large scales, a large mouth, a forked tail, and an adipose fin. Sea-dwelling populations of this fish are anadromous, running up freshwater streams to spawn. Freshwater or landlocked smelts are most important in New York. They are found in Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Lake Ontario, the Finger Lakes, and scattered lakes in the Adirondacks. They also are present in Lake George and Lake Champlain. They are fairly common in the Hudson, particularly in the area midway between Manhattan and Albany. Smelt spawn in spring, when large numbers run up tributary streams. Although spawning usually occurs in streams, in some situations smelt may spawn offshore on gravel shoals. Spawning primarily takes place at night, with two or more males accompanying one female in riffle areas of the stream or along the lake shore. The female releases her 10,000 or more adhesive eggs, which stick to the bottom gravel. During spawning season male smelt have many rough-feeling breeding tubercles on the body which easily distinguish them from the females.
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 5:20:51 AM EDT
[size=4]Smelt is good eat'in!
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 5:23:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Ron''s Toys: hey, yous guys got them smelt in NY too! [url]http://www.sarep.cornell.edu/Sarep/fish/Osmeridae/osmeridae.html[/url] Only one member of the smelt family-the rainbow smelt-is present in New York. This is a small, slender, elongate fish averaging 6-8 inches long. This silvery fish has a complete lateral line, relatively large scales, a large mouth, a forked tail, and an adipose fin. Sea-dwelling populations of this fish are anadromous, running up freshwater streams to spawn. Freshwater or landlocked smelts are most important in New York. They are found in Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Lake Ontario, the Finger Lakes, and scattered lakes in the Adirondacks. They also are present in Lake George and Lake Champlain. They are fairly common in the Hudson, particularly in the area midway between Manhattan and Albany. Smelt spawn in spring, when large numbers run up tributary streams. Although spawning usually occurs in streams, in some situations smelt may spawn offshore on gravel shoals. Spawning primarily takes place at night, with two or more males accompanying one female in riffle areas of the stream or along the lake shore. The female releases her 10,000 or more adhesive eggs, which stick to the bottom gravel. During spawning season male smelt have many rough-feeling breeding tubercles on the body which easily distinguish them from the females.
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OK, too much info pal, what I meant was explain "Bucket of Smelt" Anyone got a recipe?
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 5:31:09 AM EDT
So true, So true. Buckets of smelt. They catch them by netting them with a dip net on the St. Clair river and then they empty the net into a 5 gallon bucket. On a good night people will get truck loads full. Then they spend the rest of the nigth cleaning them. you just gut them and eat the bones and all no need for fillets. I've never dipped them but have eaten a bucket or too over my lifetime I am sure. They are excellent when fresh in the spring. Nothing like fresh water and sand dunes as far as the eye can see!
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 6:40:10 AM EDT
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I Don't get it? eh. [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 6:49:59 AM EDT
Ah yes, it's been a while since I went smelt drinkin, er ah I mean smelt dipping. You have to bite the head off the first one you catch every season and swallow it. It's a saccrafice for the smelt Gods, who live in da UP eh, BTW. Use a pair of scissors to cut the head off and the belly open. Flick guts out with your thumb. A couple of swipes with a tooth brush, rinse, into a plate with salted flour and straight in to the deep fat frier until golden brown.
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 6:50:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By fight4yourrights: MIerinMD - My wife and I are both from Michigan. Bath, Lansing, East Lansing, Owosso, Spring Lake, Rainbow Lake specifically. Graduates of Michigan State! After a 2 year stint in Southern Oregon, we moved to the Peoples Republik of Maryland in 1990. We know what smelt is. You aren't alone. Remember the guy that did [i]Michigan Outdoors[/i]? Jerry something? He's my neighbors father in-law and he just moved to MD as well.
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I'm from Okemos and graduated from Eastern Michigan University. Moved down here to pay off school loans by working in politics. BIG MISTAKE. If it wasn't for my North Carolinian girlfriend, I would move back in a heartbeat. Jerry Chiappetta is who you're thinking of. My family and I watched that show religiously. Is it still on?
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 6:52:42 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Ron''s Toys: .... * If you can pronounce Ypsilanti.
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Not only can I pronounce Ypsilanti (Ipsa-lanty) I went to college there (Eastern Michigan University) Better yet, are you familiar with the term "Ypsi-tucky?" Do they still have the Frog Island Blues festival?
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 7:08:03 AM EDT
WOW, lots of Michiganders out here. Pleasure to meet ya all.
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 7:32:49 AM EDT
My Dad is a Lutheran Pastor here in Florida. They have about a hundred of these that mix Lutheran stuff and Michigan stuff. Cracks me up! My wife's family is from Three Rivers, where Kalamazoo is the "Big City!" See my new post on "Blue Necks!" Does any state have more directional schools than Michigan?
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 8:08:03 AM EDT
5?+. Know the state motto is "Shoot 'Em!" and the state bird is DEAD.
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 1:51:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 1:52:08 PM EDT
[:O]Man you got me on so many of them it's not even funny![>(]
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 2:06:44 PM EDT
What about the pickled bologna
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 2:14:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By crowboy: And before Jerry there was Mort Neff ( Mi Outdoors ) I must be getting old !
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Man I haven't heard those names in year's, guess I'm getting old too. [:(] Grew up just outside of Grand Rapids. Still have family up there and come up there several times a year.
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 2:21:39 PM EDT
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All this talk about smelt is making me hungry. Anybody got a good recipe for beer batter? Do you fry them in oil or butter? What is the correct ratio of smelt to beer? 5 to 1? 10 to 1?
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 2:31:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 5:31:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By milspec: What about the pickled bologna
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You mean pickled ring bologna? I used to get that stuff in the big 'ol jug at Meijers. Ahh...Meijers. I miss that store.
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 6:24:40 PM EDT
crowboy, I'm moving up that way from Hart area. E-mail me with some cheap real estate listings. You ever shoot at Cadillac?
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 7:32:13 PM EDT
With all these people from MI here I finally found someone I can ask this to. How in the heck can we here in Tennessee get all them auto workers to go back home? Not saying all ya'll are bad folk, but the transplants are rude as hell!
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 7:38:30 PM EDT
Get em to organize and strike themselves out of a job and then they'll move to Arkansas and all of Uncle Bill's kin will work for them then.
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 7:40:15 PM EDT
Eventualy all the hard work will be done in Mexico and China.
Link Posted: 5/26/2001 1:19:27 AM EDT
I love smelt. I have not had any in awhile. Anyone know a good Resturuant to get some near St. Clair Shores. Six
Link Posted: 5/26/2001 2:02:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/26/2001 2:36:49 AM EDT
I escaped the Democratic Republic of Michigan back in 1997 and set up shop in Arizona (Free America). I miss going to Meijer's at any time I damn well please for any damn thing I want and doing donuts in the snow. In Meijer's one night, I was examining a shotgun from the case and asked, "you got any ski masks?" I was immediately escorted from the building. Another Meijer's prank was setting every alarm clock in every Meijer's in the Grand Rapids area to go off at the same time. Lot of driving and we never got to see the outcome.... -Andy "Can you describe the suspect?" "Um, it was some guy in a hat...."
Link Posted: 5/26/2001 3:06:05 AM EDT
50cal I got a friend who was from Tenn and he came up here for the auto jobs (they pay pretty good!) retired last year and bought 176 acres up a mountain in Tenn...Cash! The guy would have 4 or 5 uncashed checks at any one time. As long as yous guys have cheap land, you're going to get transplants!! ..LOL Sixgun, you can't find (only) one? man, the're everywhere, everywhere. Gotta go get some Morels now, to go along with the smelt. Morels, now this is another springtime sport! Ron
Link Posted: 5/26/2001 3:55:40 AM EDT
You are paying almost $2.00 a gal. for gas over Memorial day weekend. The idiot Democrats of the state can't see that by having a liberal CCW law that the crime in the state will actually drop. You BBQ on Xmas day You sit on a bucket, on the middle of a frozen lake for 8 hours trying to catch a Bluegill
Link Posted: 5/26/2001 5:06:57 AM EDT
Oh, so true. Right on the mark, especially deer season being a national holiday. LMAO DieselDoctor I'm a proud Michigander........Mrs. DieselDoctor
Link Posted: 5/26/2001 5:35:25 AM EDT
Crowboy, not everyone from MI on this board is a troll. Troll=people who live below da bridge. I used to live near Port Huron, moved to Iron Mountain 6 yrs. ago. I only go back to visit. Fred
Link Posted: 5/26/2001 5:43:56 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Fred Short: Crowboy, not everyone from MI on this board is a troll. Troll=people who live below da bridge.
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I guess that would make me a former troll, having once lived almost directly below the bridge. I spent a month working at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. -Andy "Can you describe the suspect?" "Um, it was some guy in a hat...."
Link Posted: 5/26/2001 5:55:41 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SomeGuyInAHat:
Originally Posted By Fred Short: Crowboy, not everyone from MI on this board is a troll. Troll=people who live below da bridge.
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I guess that would make me a former troll, having once lived almost directly below the bridge. I spent a month working at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. -Andy My wife has always wanted to spend a summer on Mackinac Island. Time and money has never allowed it. When I was looking for work in Iron Mountain, I offered her the chance to spend the summer working on the Island, working. Her concern was what were we going to do when summer ran out. "The same thing we're doing now, look for work." She didn't buy it, now the chance is lost. Fred "Can you describe the suspect?" "Um, it was some guy in a hat...."
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Link Posted: 5/26/2001 6:01:54 AM EDT
My wife has always wanted to spend a summer on Mackinac Island. Time and money has never allowed it. When I was looking for work in Iron Mountain, I offered her the chance to spend the summer working on the Island, working. Her concern was what were we going to do when summer ran out. "The same thing we're doing now, look for work." She didn't buy it, now the chance is lost.
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She didn't miss much. I worked 80-100 hours a week (NOT EXAGGERATED), lived in a slum owned by the hotel, and left the island just as broke as the day I showed up (ok, I drank all my paychecks - but you would, too). -Andy "Can you describe the suspect?" "Um, it was some guy in a hat...."
Link Posted: 5/26/2001 6:03:11 AM EDT
I agree, opening day of firearm deer season should be a national holiday. Hopefully, the State Supreme Court will overturn the CCW referendum.
Link Posted: 5/26/2001 6:16:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BigGuns: You Know You're From Michigan If:
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1. The State considers your 29" long CAR-15, AK47, M1 Carbine, or 870, a "handgun" and requires you to register it as such. 2. You need a Hunting license or CCW permit just to take your "handgun" to the DNR range. 3. Your neighbor is on welfare, trades his food stamps for cigarettes & beer, but drives a brand new Oldsmobile. 4. The fat bearded guy in BDUs shooting an SKS next to you at the range is a "General". 5. Every retard in your town works at a Walmart/Kmart/Meir as a bagger or doorman.
Link Posted: 5/26/2001 7:41:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/26/2001 8:23:06 AM EDT
I think they call the northern bunch....Unemployed....LOL
Link Posted: 5/26/2001 8:24:40 AM EDT
45. you know what a pasty is and considder eating one a near orgasmic experience. 46. get withdral symptoms when you forget to buy a bottle of pickled hering 47. run to the celler and cover your eyes when you actualy see sunlight. 48.during the summer months you practice your shooting skills on the mosqueto's and black flys becasue there the only things that come close to deer sized game 49. you can outshoot and outrun the city police 50. is acceptable atire anywhere in the state [):)] [>]:)] [NI]
Link Posted: 5/26/2001 8:32:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/26/2001 8:42:44 AM EDT
(Your ice shanty is worth more than your house) hey you mean theres no such thing as designer "tarpaper" damm screwed again
Link Posted: 5/26/2001 8:47:32 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Halfcocked: crowboy, I'm moving up that way from Hart area. E-mail me with some cheap real estate listings. You ever shoot at Cadillac?
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I went to school there. School is on the lake Cadillac shore (across the street).
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