A Pleasant Peninsula

I’m proud to be from Michigan.  We’ve got four of the five Great Lakes and really, how great is Lake Ontario anyway?  Without Michigan, you don’t get Kid Rock or Ted Nugent and how many other states let you show people where you live just by holding up a hand?

However, I’m not always proud of Michigan.  Sure, it’s a great state but there are some issues.  You know, like the fact that half of Detroit is functionally illiterate.  Seriously, half.  Even Togo does better than that.

Some of our other citizens don’t fare much better either.  You could call it a blond thing, you could call it a Michigan thing.  All I know is that it doesn’t say anything good about us.

There are two things that give me hope, though.  First is the fact that we still have Justin Verlander and that’s like money in the bank.  The second thing?  Actually, it’s the hand thing.  Come on, that’s pretty cool.




  1. Catherine

    When I was in fifth grade, we had to do a report on a state, and I chose Michigan because it was the only state “that had two parts.”

  2. This is a very simple game...

    Hey there buddy, don’t go flipping me that Mackinac Island, LOL. I can honestly say I never knew about this before, but what can you say, I’m a product of the California school system. 😉 Pretty cool, though I would rank Verlander and musical heritage over the Michigan hand jive.
    — Kristen

  3. Michael David

    Good to see Sault Ste. Marie in the ‘map’ here. It’s hard for the rest of the state to claim Detroit sometimes, exepct for the Tigers and Red Wings.
    ‘Minoring In Baseball’

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