(hang on toto, here we go!)
I lived in Michigan for a long, long time and actually loved it most of the time. I often complain about how cold it was, but that's only because complaining comes so naturally to me. Plus it gives me something to blog about.
But really, Michigan is a beautiful state with friendly, hard-working people. When I moved to Texas, I had to adjust. I have never been to Kansas, but it quickly became clear that I am not there any more, as Dorothy would say.
We live in a little town that has a reputation for being a bit snooty. It was just a farming town in the middle of nowhere up until about 10 years ago. In the past 5 years, it has grown tremendously. So everything is shiny and new.
Here in my town:
Most people drive expensive foreign cars. In fact, hubby and I often snap our heads around while driving and go, "What was THAT?" If we can catch up to it, we discover that it is a Maserati or Ferrari or sometimes a Bentley.
(here is a picture of a bentley that i took the other day. my hubby was mortified but i knew you would want to see it)
People have very big houses. There are no basements, and often no usable attic space, so it is not unusual for houses to be 4,000 square feet or more. Seriously. Plus, if your house was built before 1998 it is considered "old."
People water their plants with bottled water! Well, ok, that's only me. And it's really tap water but I pour it into my Kroger water bottles because I'm kind of short and my watering can is kind of heavy so that is the only way I can water the ferns hanging on my front porch.
But please, don't tell anyone. I'm trying hard to fit in.