Welcome to the Rust Belt

You know you are from Michigan when:

  • You own only three spices – salt, pepper and ketchup.
  • You design your Halloween costumes to fit over a snowsuit.
  • You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.
  • You have 10 favorite recipes for venison.
  • Home Depot on any Saturday is busier than the toy stores at Christmas.
  • You've taken your kids trick-or-treating in a blizzard.
  • Driving is better in the winter because the potholes get filled with snow.
  • You think everyone from the city has an accent.
  • You think sexy lingerie is tube socks and a flannel nightie with only 8 buttons.
  • You owe more money on your snowmobile than your car.
  • The local paper covers national and international headlines on l/4 page, but requires 6 pages for sports.
  • Your snow blower gets stuck on the roof.
  • You think the start of deer hunting season is a national holiday.
  • Summer takes place the second week of July (and it still rains!!).
  • You know which leaves make good toilet paper.
  • You find -20F a little chilly.
  • The trunk of your car doubles as a deep freezer.
  • You attended a formal event in your best clothes, your finest jewelry and your snowmobile boots.
  • Shoveling the driveway constitutes a great upper body workout
  • You know the 4 seasons: Winter, Still Winter, Almost Winter, and Construction.
  • The municipality buys a zamboni before a bus.
  • You drink "Vernors" and play "Euchre".
  • You actually 'get' these jokes, and forward them to all your Minnesota friends.
via eMail, Fri, 24 Dec 1999 04:20:42 -0600