Michigan Mishaps

Rain on the Brain

By: LakeEffectBro, 1:06 AM GMT on January 29, 2013

Wet and dangerous- those words could describe both a disgruntled lunatic alligator or Michigan's roads. Multiple school districts were closed today due to the icy snowy melting hot-pocket-like mess over here. The tie rod end on my truck is loose, and I had to trade it in for a pimpin' minivan for the next few days. Water, water everywhere! It's even found it's way into my mind. On the way back from downtown yesterday morning we passed an accident, fresh off the grill. The car was crushed like a well-seasoned burger patty and there were no emergency crews in sight. Be careful, children!

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In the Depths of the Winter, I Find Within Myself an Invincible Summer

By: LakeEffectBro, 7:47 PM GMT on January 26, 2013

Greetings digital world! A beautiful morning greeted West Michigan today, and I returned the favor with all possible glory. A beautiful bluebird day- sunny and crisp- a nice way to end a week of near continual blizzard conditions. So, a refreshing run was in order, and I drove through the deep snow to the middle of the recreation area, and followed my two-tracks to the main road and back. The silence was overwhelming. Instead of complaining about the inconveniences nature creates for us, we should look more often to enjoying what we are given. So, there's my two cents, and it didn't even cost you that!

Updated: 7:48 PM GMT on January 26, 2013

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Lake Effect Living

By: LakeEffectBro, 4:19 AM GMT on January 26, 2013

It has been snowing here for the past five days, driving conditions have been hazardous. Of course, I've been out on the roads this week more than ever. Tonight my friend and I drove on out to Lake Michigan for a frigid walk on this winter's night. The trepidation was palatable. Climbing up the sand dunes was difficult, but the "stay off" signs helped prop us up. The view over the dark, semi-frozen lake was serene- as though standing on the precipice of life and the universe itself. Lake Michigan living! It defeats the existential tone to this entry so far when I say this- but sometimes one has to think of lake effect snow as Lake Michigan's dandruff, floating gently down onto our winter world. Until another evening, drive safe out there!

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Just an outdoor loving son of a toot! Loving Michigan and all it has to offer! Now a Texas transplant- living in Texas and loving all it has to offer!

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