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This is how Michiganders deal with geography questions. [Dec. 19th, 2002|11:19 pm]
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Paradox 29A (10:46:57 PM): Okay. I want you to do the following:
JerseyOtaku (10:46:58 PM): I couldn't pinpoint where Ottawa was until just before my trip.
JerseyOtaku (10:47:07 PM): Buy an atlas?
Paradox 29A (10:47:09 PM): Look at your right hand, palm up.
JerseyOtaku (10:47:14 PM): Right.
Paradox 29A (10:47:21 PM): Four fingers together, thumb slightly apart.
JerseyOtaku (10:47:35 PM): Yes?
Paradox 29A (10:48:11 PM): See where the upper (call this "northern") side of your thumb meets the eastern side of your palm?
Paradox 29A (10:48:22 PM): Go due "south" from there until you hit the edge of your hand.
Paradox 29A (10:48:24 PM): That's Detroit.
Paradox 29A (10:48:50 PM): now go "west" by about three quarters of an inch.
Paradox 29A (10:48:55 PM): That's Ann Arbor.
JerseyOtaku (10:49:04 PM): Ooooh! Michigan!
JerseyOtaku (10:49:09 PM): ...i'm so, so sorry.
Paradox 29A (10:49:14 PM): Yes.

From: tcdohl
2002-12-19 08:25 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: eard_stapa
2002-12-19 08:43 pm (UTC)
yeah michigan and weird hand geography!!!!
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[User Picture]From: aeire
2002-12-20 12:37 am (UTC)
The spot directly in the centre of your palm is roughly where I was born. *g*
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2002-12-20 04:13 am (UTC)
What, Lansingish? Neato - when'd you move out?
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2002-12-20 04:15 am (UTC)
Oh, and as it happens, I was born in California before coming here. :D
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[User Picture]From: aeire
2002-12-20 02:21 pm (UTC)
Nah, couple hours north of Lansing - little dinky town called Midland. *g* Moved to Colorado when I was six.
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[User Picture]From: sylverfyre
2002-12-20 04:25 am (UTC)

ow, that hurts my soul.

Excuse me while i go writhe in pain.

(I'm stuck living in michigan, but by no means is it my home... and i steadfastly refuse to use this method of direction-giving)
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