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You know you live in Michigan when...

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're proud that your region makes the national news 96 nights each year because Pelston is the coldest spot in the nation.

Your local Dairy Queen is closed from November through March.

Someone in a store offers you assistance, and they don't work there.

Your dad's suntan stops at a line curving around the middle of his forehead.

(Hahahahhaha. My dad.)

You have worn shorts and a parka at the same time.

(I'm wearing shorts and a fleece right now.)

Your town has an equal number of bars and churches.

(I don't frequent either one)

You have had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number.

(I'm not that hard up for friends)

You know you are a true Michigander when..:

1. "Vacation" means going up north past US 75 for the weekend.

2. You measure distance in hours.

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 and back again.

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

6. You see people wearing camouflage at social events (including weddings).

7. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.

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.

13. Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a deer next to your blue spruce.

14. You were unaware that there is a legal drinking age.

15. Down South to you means Indiana

16. A brat is something you eat.

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

18. You go out to fish fry every Friday.

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

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

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

22. You actually understand these jokes.

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  • Your local Dairy Queen is closed from November through March.

    try September through April... but isn't it like this everywhere?
  • 2. You measure distance in hours.

    yes...
  • 4. You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day and back again.

    some people call this "spring", I guess because you spring back and forth between hot and cold?
  • 5. You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard, without flinching.

    ...still go 5 over...
  • 9. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

    remember doing this alot as a kid

    I think the list overplays the michigan winters a bit too much, i mean it DOES get up to 90-100 in the summer. But yeah...

    and 'michigan lefts' are annoying as heck
 

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This list doesn't have the palm map (holding up your hand and pointing to where you live on it)! I'm not from Michigan, but Michiganers get made fun of for doing that here.

Wow, I've got to quit commenting on other states' lists and just go to bed.
 

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Originally Posted by Iria View Post

This list doesn't have the palm map (holding up your hand and pointing to where you live on it)! I'm not from Michigan, but Michiganers get made fun of for doing that here.

Wow, I've got to quit commenting on other states' lists and just go to bed.
yer just jelous you dont have a map of your state on you at all times.

2 actualy.
 

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Oh. Man. We vacation in Michigan in the summer, and you're wearing a halter top during the day at the beach, then at night you're snuggled in a sweater around a space heater. In July.
 

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from the link above ^

"385 Murders in 2004" ...just in detroit!? Thats like more then the all of Canada *checks*

Canada had 622 murders in 2004, or 1.95 per100k, detroit was 40.5 per100k

wowowow lol. *moves yet another 100 miles away from that trash hole*

...it also had 719 rapes and 24,573 auto thefts...

...just wow
 

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Well, it doesn't help for us that we stay in a cabin with cement walls and floors, but the first time I was there, I was told to bring a sweater, even though the temp was high 90's.
 

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This list doesn't have the palm map (holding up your hand and pointing to where you live on it)! I'm not from Michigan, but Michiganers get made fun of for doing that here.
I know Alaskans, Ohioans, and Kansans who will try to form their hands into something resembling the shapes of their states to explain where they live.

I measure distance in time. May I ask where this is not done? Non-trafficked highway driving takes a lot less time than going through town or back country roads. What's relevant is how long it takes to get there, not how many miles it is.
 

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Originally Posted by Jessica Alana View Post

You know you live in Michigan when...

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.

Your local Dairy Queen is closed from November through March.

Someone in a store offers you assistance, and they don't work there.

Your dad's suntan stops at a line curving around the middle of his forehead.

(Hahahahhaha. My dad.)

You have worn shorts and a parka at the same time.

(I'm wearing shorts and a fleece right now.)

Your town has an equal number of bars and churches.

(I don't frequent either one)

You have had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number.

(I'm not that hard up for friends)

You know you are a true Michigander when..:

1. "Vacation" means going up north past US 75 for the weekend.

2. You measure distance in hours.

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 and back again.

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

6. You see people wearing camouflage at social events (including weddings).

7. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.

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.

13. Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a deer next to your blue spruce.

14. You were unaware that there is a legal drinking age.

15. Down South to you means Indiana

16. A brat is something you eat.

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

18. You go out to fish fry every Friday.

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

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

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

22. You actually understand these jokes.

Red emphasis mine.
A lot of these work for North Dakota too, especially anything about the cold. Or long distances between towns and number of bars outnumbering churches.
 
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