fucking michigan

It dropped from 83 degrees to 29 in a span of about four days and I’m sitting here, in two sweaters, thinking about lighting a fire, and trying to remember why in the fuck we keep deciding to move back here… And that (to the right) is a photo of a snow-covered tulip that I snapped this morning as I made my way across town to scavenge for food and things that I could burn for heat.

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  1. Posted April 24, 2005 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    I always say that Michigan is just about the best place to be from June-October. I even love the muggy summer days.

    But this…this snow is one of the reasons why whenever anyone asks me which season is my least favorite, I have to say that it is spring. The weather is too chaotic and wet. It will be in the 80’s one day and then in the 30’s the next day (heck, it might even do that on the SAME day). I just hope May is warm.

  2. mark
    Posted April 24, 2005 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    I don’t really hate it here all that much. I just feel that I’ve been misled. I thought that spring was finally here to stay.

    I feel like I’ve been seduced by beautiful woman in a hotel bar only to be drugged and wake up in a tub full of ice with a missing a kidney.

    I’m a sucker.

  3. Posted April 24, 2005 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    Both ypsi~dixit and I captured the same image: a single red tulip covered in snow, a perfect image for the day!

  4. Posted April 24, 2005 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    it’s actually a nice photo, Mark. 50s tomorrow.

  5. Posted April 25, 2005 at 7:30 am | Permalink

    I love the weather changes–it keeps me on my toes. One minute I can be sunbathing; the next, I can go cross-country skiing. The key to enjoying the unpredictable weather is to embrace it–wallow in its extremes, dance with the sun, the slush, sunburned noses and frozen cheeks. The cold reminds us that we are alive by intensifying our existence, heightening our senses, and drowning us with sweltering humidity and freezing our asses off. Life without extremes would be death. I don’t know if they are alive in Arizona (maybe they sleep outside in the desert night to get their doses of icy cold).

  6. Posted April 25, 2005 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Happy Snow-On-Tulips Day!
    + It snowed a lot on Sunday. While this isn’t unheard of in April, a lot of people thought that winter was over because on Tuesday it was 81°. A lot of people write it off as “LOL it’s…

  7. Posted April 25, 2005 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    I have records of salting and snow removals in May, so stop complaining.

  8. Tony Buttons
    Posted April 25, 2005 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    You keep records of salting?

  9. Posted April 25, 2005 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    They’ll play anything at the Elbow.

  10. Posted April 25, 2005 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    You and Susanne were thinking with the same brain.

  11. Posted April 25, 2005 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    I keep a database for a snow removal company. The conservative owners there were forced to concede that there might be “something to this global warming thing” after looking at the shrinking snowfalls and rise in temperatures since the company’s start decades ago.

    Yes, The Salt Miners are very good bluegrass / “olde time” band that frequents the Elbow. Their name is derived from the employee roster of the massive downriver salt mine that stretches for miles and miles. It recently reopened.

  12. Posted May 23, 2005 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    It’s been remarkably nice down lower michigan ways.

  13. john galt
    Posted May 23, 2005 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    as further evidence of global warming, there were apparently these things called glaciers that covered most of north america.. Apparently this is the reason the midwest is so freaking flat.. Unfortunatly due to the invention of the internal combustion engine, the glaicers melted, seas rose.. etc. If only Kyoto had been around then.

  14. mark
    Posted May 23, 2005 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    John, if you want to discuss Global Climate Change why not just continue the conversation you started and then ran away from a few days ago?

  15. Stella
    Posted May 24, 2005 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    Speaking of frickin Michigan did anyone notice the teeny tiny news article in which 31 prison gaurds in MI were convicted of sexual assault against female prisoners?
    31!

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