Sunday, December 11, 2011

America's High Five

I'm sorry but I'm still not over Wisconsin trying to be the Mitten State and I need to blog about it one more time. I'm pretty sure I won't be over it until they back down and go with something more fitting of their shape. They claim it's just a gimmick for winter tourism, but I'm sure if they thought about it, they'd discover that they have other options. I can't think of any right now, but I'm sure they've got 'em. Pretty sure, anyway. (If you want to read a funny article on the conflict in the Chicago Tribune by the way, click here. Then come right back.)

Last night while browsing in a little store in Royal Oak, I saw these t-shirts and had to share the picture with you:

Don't mess with the mitten.
On Friday, this was the headline of the Detroit Free Press:

"Hey Wisconsin, keep your mitts off our mitten."

In the spirit of Michigan pride I thought I'd share some Michigan-themed Pinterest finds today. Which is your favorite?

Hand map, from Pinterest (no source found)

Yep. (from here)
hehe! (from here)

Love it. (from
Our state motto (from here)
"If you seek a pleasant peninsula,
look about you."
Mitten....(from here)

By the way, I am in no way saying that this silly conflict over who the real Mitten State is is any more important than some of the very serious problems going on in the world. I'm just saying it's probably in the top three.


Erin Harris said...

I say we all buy those shirts and march across the border to Wisconsin and show em whats up.

Melanie said...

I love them all! I think the you know you're from Michigan if... is fantastic.

Definitely top three!

Katherine said...

I love the one that says "Other States" across the map of the US - hee hee! And I agree with Erin! :)

Doug said...

I really like the "other states" shirt too! And I busted up laughing at your last comment. It's totally in the top three :)

Kelly said...

I don't know how to play Euchre, that's why I live in UT now. I got kicked out.

T. Taylor Joo said...

Do you know how to play Euchre? ;)

Kristin McElderry said...

I am in love with this post.