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#61 dannyi

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 10:36 AM

...I totally agree that Michigan is a beautiful state and it will always be home, but the winters are starting to get to me. As I get older, the gray gloominess, and cold just last too long. I know we'll never leave, too many ties here, family, friends and so on. Leaving is basically wishful thinking, deep down I know I would miss it here. Just wish the winters were only 2 months instead of what seems like 8!!

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 05:16 PM

WHY would you guys wanna LEAVE??? I been here all my life, been to a few other states an cities, even been ta S.E. Asia an I've ALWAYS come back home. I LOVE it here, we got a BEAUTIFUL state and you guys should be PROUD to be from Michigan! I'll get the proper directions to Bob's house an send them to ya Pat! Hope to see you guys there, it'll be a BLAST!!!:unsure: :lol: :lol:

I agree, Michigan is a beautiful state, but I left for job purposes.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 12:57 AM

I could never leave Michigan's four beautiful seasons... Winter, Almost Winter, Still Winter, and Road Construction. <_<

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this is why I want to leave! LOL not to mention the enormous amount of stupid drivers. The most recent event for example: Thursday afternoon I was chatting in the mall parking lot with my buddy and we hear CRASH right in back of us, not even 15 feet away. Scared the living daylights out of me. Some little old lady in a blue Focus turned to go into a parking spot that she thought was open about two spaces down from where I was parked, and there was a green Malibu pulling through the same spot to leave. There was a massive black conversion van parked in front of an old chevy truck, blocking the old lady's view, and CRASH! Somebody called the police to report it, and about 5 min later they show up. Of course my friend & I decide to stay and watch, lol.

It's not fun when you had nothing to do with it, yet when you talk to the cops as a witness, they treat you like you did something wrong.... "why are you loitering in the parking lot? Not entering in any illegal activities are you? (my friend I was talking to is a big teddy bear of a man who happens to be black...) you know you have a cracked windshield, I can write a ticket for that (yeah yeah, I do need to get that fixed lol)" but anyway, the cops in Jackson, Napoleon, Adrian, and surrounding areas are all blankity blanks. If you're young, they will hassle you like it's their sworn duty. Doesn't matter what you drive, how you drive it, where you are, what you're doing, what color your skin is, or who you're with. They will find a reason to get in your business and find a reason to ruin your day. In my 25 years of living (all of which has been right here in Michigan), I have only encountered ONE police officer that let me off with a warning. I am not a mouthy or unruly young woman, I am polite and courteous every time I get pulled over (it's not really that often honestly), I'm not a druggie, I don't even drink. Yet I MUST be up to something if I'm out late, have friends in the car, etc. So who knows. Maybe I should carry a box of fresh Krispy Kremes with me wherever I go so next time I'm pulled over and the cop asks me why he stopped me, I can simply hold the donuts up & say " 'cause you smelled 'em " with a nice grin, maybe get on his good side lol.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 02:46 AM

this is why I want to leave! LOL not to mention the enormous amount of stupid drivers. The most recent event for example: Thursday afternoon I was chatting in the mall parking lot with my buddy and we hear CRASH right in back of us, not even 15 feet away. Scared the living daylights out of me. Some little old lady in a blue Focus turned to go into a parking spot that she thought was open about two spaces down from where I was parked, and there was a green Malibu pulling through the same spot to leave. There was a massive black conversion van parked in front of an old chevy truck, blocking the old lady's view, and CRASH! Somebody called the police to report it, and about 5 min later they show up. Of course my friend & I decide to stay and watch, lol.

It's not fun when you had nothing to do with it, yet when you talk to the cops as a witness, they treat you like you did something wrong.... "why are you loitering in the parking lot? Not entering in any illegal activities are you? (my friend I was talking to is a big teddy bear of a man who happens to be black...) you know you have a cracked windshield, I can write a ticket for that (yeah yeah, I do need to get that fixed lol)" but anyway, the cops in Jackson, Napoleon, Adrian, and surrounding areas are all blankity blanks. If you're young, they will hassle you like it's their sworn duty. Doesn't matter what you drive, how you drive it, where you are, what you're doing, what color your skin is, or who you're with. They will find a reason to get in your business and find a reason to ruin your day. In my 25 years of living (all of which has been right here in Michigan), I have only encountered ONE police officer that let me off with a warning. I am not a mouthy or unruly young woman, I am polite and courteous every time I get pulled over (it's not really that often honestly), I'm not a druggie, I don't even drink. Yet I MUST be up to something if I'm out late, have friends in the car, etc. So who knows. Maybe I should carry a box of fresh Krispy Kremes with me wherever I go so next time I'm pulled over and the cop asks me why he stopped me, I can simply hold the donuts up & say " 'cause you smelled 'em " with a nice grin, maybe get on his good side lol.

ESPECIALLY Blackman township. I worked at the Buddy's station on the corner of Michigan Ave. and Elm St. (3rd shift) about 10 years ago. EVERY cop in Jackson County came in there and hung out for an hour or so just shootin the breeze. One of em, Chris Boulter, was still wet behind the ears then. He went to Blackman a few years ago, when it came to pulling me over and finding out I had a warrant for unpaid speeding tickets, he was a real ____ (insert your favorite 4 letter word here).

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 12:57 PM

Only hassle the Ithaca cops will give you is for having a loud exhaust on your car... even though all those guys ride Harleys (their own personal bikes, not police issue) with pipes that could wake the dead. :D

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 10:31 AM

Kalamazoo here. Michigan is a great place to live. Now it would be better if U of M would keep winning some football games.

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 01:21 PM

Well I am fromerly of MI. was a member of the Southeast Michigan Modelers ( 93-95) don't know of they are still around. grew up in Redford graduated Redford Union in 83, Walled Lake, and Detroit (moved in 1970) Returned from 9 years in the service in 92. couldn't stand all the people and build up. left in 95 never looked back. ONLY thing I miss is the almost daily car shows in the summer, and the model clubs and events.

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 07:42 AM

Another Garden City builder checking in......

I've met Kris before, as we live less than a half mile from each other.
I'm looking forward to the Jan 2011 club meeting at the ice rink so I can
meet the rest of you....

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 08:54 AM

THIRD FRIDAY of EVERY MONTH!!! DISC, upstairs! Be THERE, or BE SQUARE!!!!^_^ :huh: :blink:

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 08:57 AM

I lived between Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti from October 2000 to April 2001, and attended a few gatherings of the Huron Valley Model Builders. Still have an award from the 2001 DAAM show. ^_^

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 05:20 PM

You guys are killing me, you're all trolls!! :D

Western UP, Allouez, Copper Country, and yes, Jordan lives in Houghton,(Michigan Tech student), but he's a troll too

We call people like Jordan "transplanted Yoopers" ;)

Jerry, My oldest boy lives in Grand Rapids, and he visits Riders on 28th St when his work schedule allows.

He's a member of some club down there, but I'n not sure which one. If you're interested in contacting him, PM me.

Cheers, Ian

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 12:55 PM

THIRD FRIDAY of EVERY MONTH!!! DISC, upstairs! Be THERE, or BE SQUARE!!!!:lol: :lol: :D

be honest..most of us are round..not square... :)

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 04:10 PM

How true, Jeff, BUT YOU and I will be THERE!!!! So WE'RE NOT square! (ESPECIALLY NOT the two of US!!!):rolleyes: :rolleyes: B) ;)

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 12:56 AM

I dont' know if I posted this in time?? Is there a theme for tonights meeting?
I'd like to bring a couple cars, but want to stay on theme of the club...



Thanks and see you tonight around 7

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 06:30 PM

hi guys gary davis from taylor mi. :)

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 04:50 PM

Gary, I had top miss this months meeting due to a death in the family, but show up next month, and you'll DEFINATELY have a GREAT time.:lol: :D :angry: ;)

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:34 AM

George: The third friday of Feb.I will be there.Thankyou

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:39 AM

In lovely Grand Rapids here freezing my tail off, I grew up on a farm not far from here and other than 14 yrs in the Navy have lived in MI my whole life. I'm just getting back into the hobby and looking forward to meeting others in the area.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:26 PM

George, sorry to hear of your lose.
Chris, it was nice to see ya.
Gary, lookin forwrard to seeing you in Feb.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 07:14 AM

George, sorry to hear of your lose.
Chris, it was nice to see ya.
Gary, lookin forwrard to seeing you in Feb.



Kris,
Good seeing you again too, It made being the new guy easier knowing someone there.
I'm sure I'll get to know more members as time goes on.

See you guys in Feb