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How Walmart Came To Haslett

December 4th, 2007 1 comment

Whitney sent this to me today, and while I don’t need a reminder as to how small a town Haslett really is the guys who made this film went to high school with me. We all sang in the men’s choir together.

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Guster in EL 9-30-07

August 23rd, 2007 No comments

I’m not a huge concert fan. I’d rather sit down and enjoy it so some venues are cool, others I’m just exhausted by the time a show is over (I still tease Jen about the abuse our bodies and ears took at the Pharcyde concert a few years back).

According to their email list Guster has an East Lansing show scheduled for September 30th. Speaking as someone who is both on said list and has watched for a loooong time as the closest show was at Interlochen, this is a rare occasion.

*Insert old timey suspense music* “Will Jay brave crowds of drunk MSU students to see Guster perform?”

I guess we’ll see… I’m thinking about it.

So far tickets are TBA for both time, exact location, and price.

UPDATE: Tickets are $25 and go on sale on 9/7/07. Show will be held at the MSU Auditorium.

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Curiosity Killed the Yooper

June 12th, 2006 No comments

There’s a long running story in my family about a black panther that was spotted several times behind my grandparent’s old house in Haslett. I never got to see it, but the story went that this lone prowler was dark as night and stalked the many acres of woods around the Lansing area. Other families supposedly confirmed the sightings, but as far as I know nothing was ever officially done about it.

The State News is running a story today about a recent upswing in cougar encounters in both lower and upper Michigan (say Yah to da U.P. eh?). It certainly is surreal to have an old family legend partially confirmed.

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The Perils of Michigan Living

March 15th, 2006 No comments

Things You Don’t Have To Worry About When Living In Michigan:

– Hurricanes

– Tsunamis

– Apart from the occasional bear, not much wildlife here will eat you given the chance.

Things You DO Have To Worry About When Living In Michigan:

Wild turkeys flying through your window and showering your family in glass.

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