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playing in the snow.

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the end of our last home game

as

michigan beats indiana in our first snow

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and

both are cause

for

excessive celebration 

in ann arbor 

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“sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating;

there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. “

-john ruskin

image credits: mlive

slim to none.

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posted online by my local news outlet: 

Severe weather forecast changed significantly, now in parts of Michigan.

Storm Prediction Center says severe storms possible in west Michigan this evening.

Main threat of severe weather expected just west of Michigan, but still a concern here.

The severe weather forecast for this afternoon and evening has changed significantly, and has increased part of Michigan’s severe weather chances.

The Storm Prediction Center issued a new forecast at 12:30 p.m., after looking at the latest round of weather data.

They basically shifted all of the severe weather risk areas eastward. The images above show you the earlier forecast from this morning on the left, and the forecast from 12:30 p.m. on the right.

Much of southern Lower Michigan went from a marginal risk of severe weather to a slight risk of severe weather.

i am a little confused, especially now that i’ve seen it move from marginal to slight, so i looked up the difference in the dictionary and now i’m really confused. i think i’ll just go to bed and wake up in the morning, hoping that the risk is actually at the  ‘slim to none’ level. 


mar·gin·al
ˈmärjənl/
adjective
adjective: marginal 
of, relating to, or situated at the edge or margin of something.

vs.

slight
slīt/
adjective
adjective: slight; comparative adjective: slighter; superlative adjective: slightest
small in degree; inconsiderable.

news credit: mlive.com

freedom.

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we came outside today

with

no

mittens

hats

scarves

neckwarmers

or

snowpants.

just

coats

and

boots.

we discovered

that it had

magically turned into spring.

and

when we said

coats weren’t really needed either

there were

shrieks of delight

and a

mad dash

to peel off those coats

at last

to

throw them down

after the long winter

and

to feel a taste of real freedom once again.


i need this wild life, this freedom. – zane grey

oh! canada?

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we set out on a 2-hour tour

not unlike

 *’gilligan’s island’

all kinds of us

togethe

with high hopes

for a grand day

on the detroit river

a natural boundary

between

the united states

and

canada

and were

met with

gale force winds

and

torrential downpours

and slippery decks

but we made the best of the rough seas

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most people are rowing against the current of life.

instead of turning the boat around,

all they need to do is let go of the oars.
– esther hicks

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and this guy

jack

our mascot for the day

survived

a bit the worse for wear

paper mache mashed

one eye blown off

quickly balding

open wounds

but

like jack

we all hung in there

(nowhere to get off really)

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and it was a grand adventure

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we may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.
– martin luther king, jr.

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canada is like a loft apartment over a really great party.
– robin williams

happy canada day to our very friendly neighbors!

*gilligan’s island backstory:

IT WAS INTENDED TO BE A “METAPHORICAL SHAMING OF WORLD POLITICS.”
One day in a public speaking class at New York University, the professor had students compose an impromptu one-minute speech on this topic: If you were stranded on a desert island, what one item would you like to have? Sherwood Schwartz (the show’s creator), was a student in that class, and the question so intrigued him that it remained lodged in the back of his mind for many years.
After working for some time as a comedy writer for other shows, Schwartz decided to pitch his own idea for a sitcom. Thinking back to that desert island question, he thought it would make for an interesting dynamic to have a group of very dissimilar individuals stranded together and have to learn to live and work together. The island would be “a social microcosm and a metaphorical shaming of world politics in the sense that when necessary for survival, yes we can all get along,” Schwartz explained in Inside Gilligan’s Island: From Creation to Syndication. Schwartz quickly discovered after his first few pitch meetings that words like “microcosm” and “metaphor” were not very helpful when trying to sell a comedy.

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credits: cbs television, mental floss, sherwood schwartz, diamond jack boats