Everything is Relative


Older Sister (living in balmy Florida) sent me this little goodie, about Michiganders and their weather. Alright, we do exaggerate somewhat, but you’d be surprised at how much of this is correct:

65degrees above zero:
Floridians turn on the heat. Michiganders plant gardens.

60 degrees above zero:
Californians shiver uncontrollably. Michiganders sunbathe.

50 degrees above zero:
Italian & English cars won’t start. Michiganders drive with the windows down.

40 degrees above zero:
Georgians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, wool hats. Michiganders throw on a flannel shirt.

35 degrees below zero:

New York landlords finally turn up the heat. Michiganders have the last cookout before it gets cold.
20 degrees above zero:
People in Miami all die. Michiganders close the windows.
Zero degrees:
Californians fly away to Mexico . People in Michigan get out their winter coats.

10 degrees below zero:
Hollywood disintegrates. Girl Scouts in Michigan sell cookies door to door.

20 degrees below zero:
Washington DC runs out of hot air. Michiganders let the dogs sleep indoors.
30 degrees below zero:
Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. Michiganders upset because they can’t start their snowmobiles.

40 degrees below zero:
ALL atomic motion stops. People in Michigan start saying…’Cold enough fer ya?’
50 degrees below zero:
Hell freezes over. Michigan public schools will open 2 hours late.



About Jill-O

a girl who likes lakes, trees and critters; making an attempt at living the artistic life.
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11 Responses to Everything is Relative

  1. Gail says:

    That was funny! gail

  2. RobinL says:

    Very funny, and unfortunately it holds a bit of truth!

  3. tina says:

    Very true! All of it. It’s too funny too.

  4. Very well done! I know Jerseyans have certainly become weaklings in the face of snow and cold over the last 15 years!

  5. jellyfishbay says:

    It’s supposed to get up into the 40’s on Saturday. This is the warmest it’s gotten in the last 2 months. I will be working and I know I’m going to see some folks come into the library in shorts and t-shirts.

  6. Joy says:

    Hi Jill … Darn funny girl … now if they were Canadian ? hahaha

  7. Ms. Bianca says:

    I found your blog through Pam’s “Digging” blog. Nice to see another Michigander blogging about gardening, weather, etc.


  8. ROFLMA…oh that is too funny! I live in temperate Washington and anything below 20 just about does us in…then again anything over 80 does the same!!!

    I admire your grit…and adore the icicle photos, awesome! Kim

  9. Sue says:

    LOL, I really missed out on reading your posts for some reason! I’ve seen some of them, though.

    This was a funny one, and you could substitute “Nebraska” for “Michigan” in most of those.

    The pics were great! Those houses are so colorful!

  10. jellyfishbay says:

    I pass by these old houses every day after work. Most have been converted to apartments for students since we are a college town, but they were originally single family homes at the beginning of the century. I call these three colorful ones “Three little Maids” after the Gilbert & Sullivan song.

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