Snow is a 4 Letter Word

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Well Hello Everyone! Sit right down & you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip...screeeeeccchhhhh! Oops! Wrong tape! LOL! And, I KNOW you would NOT love to hear me sing, but, uh, maybe some other time. Have to save my voice to yell at say good morning to the lovely children in the morning at school. (damn, monsters, that's what they are...grrr!) Now, now, ahem.
As you can see by the time that has passed, I have been avoiding very busy. School is in full swing & I'm back to my usual schedule of work, stopping to visit Babcua & picking up my daughter from school. After that, I either go back to Babcia's to do some things for her, make dinner, do laundry, etc. In the evening, the shows are back on their fall schedule with new episodes & some I just can not miss. Survivor is back on. Not sure who I like yet, but I can't stand that oil business guy, Russell! I know you do what you have to in the game, but he is a very mean & nasty little man. I watch "So You Think You Can Dance". The city tryout are finally finished. Now on to Las Vegas where they pick the top 20 for the show. I just love watching the choreographed dances. Last year, there wer a couple of dances that were just so powerful in their stories. One was about addiction & one about breast cancer that just made you feel as if you were going through it! Truly amazing! "Lie to Me" & "Fringe" are another 2 shows that I really like. They premiered last season & the stories are not like any other that have been on before. I hope they stay on for awhile. On Friday, I have to see "Dollhouse" with Eliza Dushku. The storyline is a pretty scary one that makes you wonder if this is or could be already happening. If you check any of these out, let me know what you think.*

Sometimes I think I watch a little too much tv. I watch the news a few times a day. I wonder if I should be watching it at all. The news is just so damn depressing around here. Crimes, financial problems, government screwing around with our lives...And now the worst of it, always around this time of year...I really can't even bear the thought or the mention of it...UGH. Ok, don't say you weren't warned & do NOT let the kids hear. SNOW! ARRRRGGGHHHHHH!!!!!! Yes, I know. I'm so sorry! They brought it up on the news the other day. I know it's unavoidable. But did they have to say it so soon? I can't afford to get a place to stay for the winter. Unless...Quirky? You live where it's warm, dontcha? HUH? Some of you live in much warmer climes. I would just love to meet all of you. Perfect time to visit my southern friends. And if anyone likes the cold & snow, come stay here. I would gladly trade until about the beginning of April.

There are only a few things to learn about living in Michigan, or specifically near Detroit. We call "soda", "pop". To show someone where we live, we put up our right hand, palm facing us & point to a spot somewhere between the knuckles of the thumb. Even though we are just across the bridge from Canada, we still make fun of them, eh? (ok, it's not PC but it's funny) This one is very important. When it snows, if someone shovels out a spot for their car of puts a chair in the spot, do not park there. Legally, they can't do that but no one complains. It's just supposed to be common courtesy (or Not much except to have fun. There are a lot of bars & drink prices are cheap if you hit the little places that look like a dive. At one time, I believe it was during the '80's, Hamtramck was in the Guinness World Book of Records for most bars in an area. Hamtramck is 2.2 square miles. I don't know how many bars were open at the time, but there are still enough that you can walk to & get drunk & not need a ride home. You may need someone to roll you to your door but I can't say I've ever heard of a designated walker.

As usual, my post went off course from my original idea. It will just have to be my next post. Remind me though, because it was a very important one on body odor. NOT! LOL!

So, we'll chat soon. I'll invade your blogs. I may lurk. I may give some of my sought after wisdom. You never know.

And one last thing, when in Michigan, The Polish Muslims are a popular band, not a religious group!


Bundling up in my babushka until someone sends me to the tropics,


* Opinions & statements of tv shows are my own. I have not been paid or asked to do them by anyone.

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ReformingGeek said...

Hubby and I like Dollhouse. It's a bit creepy, though. We also like House, Big Bang Theory, Heroes, and NCIS, and a few others. Yes, too much already. I can't wait for Lost and 24 to return.

That four-letter stuff is pretty but not when you have to live in it day after day. I'll stay here with my occasional ice-storm!

Ron said...

Hi Colette!

I was glad to see you had posted today.

Gosh, I never watch TV can you believe it? I have one, but I only use it to view DVD's. I always feel in the dark when people who I work with are talking about certain TV shows and I have no earthly idea what the heck they're talking about!? I think the last time I watched TV was when the Golden Girls was on.

Oh, and listen...please feel free to blow some of that snow over here to Philly. I know I'm insane, but I LOVE snow. I think I was a penguin in a pastlife.

Enjoy your day!

♥Mimi♥ said...

Hi, from a Saginaw Polish gal who lives in da Soo! We had snow on Saturday, woke up to snow on Sunday and now it is raining and cold. Ahhh, the UP, ain't it fun☺

Kathryn said...

Ha! Love the part about the designated walker....I'll be that for someone. They may walk into a couple of walls, but that's the price you pay for trusting ME with such an important job.

TV: Try GLEE. It's on Fox Wednesdays at 9EST. Da best. Now, let's tie Ron down and make him watch it with us!

Chrissy said...

We say "pop" in Cleveland, too.

I haven't even heard of half of the shows you watch, girl. Looks like I'm gonna need to tivo them.

MomZombie said...

I remember many an evening traipsing around Hamtramck from dive to dive to hear great music. So much of the evening spent a: finding the dive and b: finding parking. Good times!

melissa said...

the sad thing is...shh, don't tell anyone...i can't point to where i live on my hand. i'm not sure exactly. *cringe* i know!!
and if i EVER see that 4 letter word again...i'll scream (the s word)

Collette said...

@Reffie-Love Big Bang Theory & 24 as well. Will Jack keep coming back?
@Ron-Ok, Mr. Penguin. Did you get snow in that storm I sent? I heard they got 4 inches there! HA
@Mimi-How did you end up there? Probably like I ended up here & never left...
@Kathryn-So much fun to walk people into things! ANd I love GLEE!
@Chrissy-The shows I watch are usually on Fox. Tivo is a wonderful thing!
@Mom Zombie-Parking is still hell in Hamtramck! No matter whereyou go.
@Melissa-And you live in Michigan? Get practising woman! We're the only state that can do it & should be proud! (uh, yeah,

CatLadyLarew said...

Hi Collette!
Designated Walker.. LOLZ! I grew up in the midwest with pop, too. Had to get used to calling it soda once I moved east. (Also, we called grocery bags "sacks" back in the midwest.) As far as watching too much TV, that's me all over! My favs are NCIS, Bones & House.
Hope the snow there melts so you don't have to shovel!

Middle Aged Woman said...

And here in Michigan, we don't stand ON line, we stand IN line, unless Steve Yzerman's around, then we are a mob.

Collette said...

@CatLady-What else is there to do when you're snowed in, but watch tv? LOL
@Middle Aged Woman-So true. If I had to stand on line, it would be trying to walk a straight one for a sobriety test, but that was many years ago...And mobbing Stevie Y. is always fun in my book. Welcome & thanks for stopping in. Hope to see you again!

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