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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Explaining the name of my blog

I received an email today from a great friend who never really understood why my blog is titled, Life in the Thumb. Then she noticed (in the letter I sent her) the drawing I did of Michigan and where I made a little * of where I lived, which is the thumb area of Michigan.  So to further enlighten those who aren't familiar with Michigander's method of showing people where you live, I present to you the Hand Map of Michigan!

The X is where I live thus the name of my blog- Life in the Thumb!
 

34 comments:

  1. LOL! It took me a while too, but I figured it out.

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  2. I remember when I showed my kids how to use their hands as a map for the first time!

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  3. LOL!!! I never knew that either!!! very creative!! I'm not soooooooooooo creative....lol lol lol...I've just been married a gazillion times and used my current TWO last names!!! LOL :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  4. yep, the ol' Michigan Mitten. :)

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  5. I knew exactly what you meant because I live in Port Huron...just below you! Happy to see a someone close by who loves reading as much as me!
    Lisa

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  6. Where is Battle Creek? western MI? Why am I asking? It's on the short list for a potential move (clearly I haven't started the research process though) HA!

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  7. This Michigander points to just under Ludington to show where in the State I live! I got it right away.

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  8. Lol, well that is one cool way to do it

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  9. LOL-I seriously think I live right around you!

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  10. I thought it had something to do with books, but I couldn't figure it out!

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  11. OMG...TOO FUNNY. HOW DID YOU DO THAT GRAPHIC?

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  12. I love the title of your blog! I could call mine "Life Just South of the Thumb" but for some reason that doesn't just roll off the tongue as well.

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  13. That's great! How cool to say that you live in the thumb!

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  14. Diane: I found the map on the internet and then used Paint to mark the thumb area.

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  15. well you did a terrific job!

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  16. I love using my hand as a map. I hope we don't move because I will definitely miss it!

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  17. lol, I had no idea! I love it.

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  18. I figured it out one day when I heard someone on tv (a ball game perhaps?) talking about the thumb, and I said right out loud that's where Staci is!

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  19. Ha! I totally thought it had something to do with books. Like, using your thumb to keep your place in a book, or something...lol! I'm using my Canadian-ness as my excuse for not figure it out ;)

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  20. Thanks for the explanation - I've been wondering what it meant too!

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  21. lol-I have wondered where you got the name - makes perfect sense now.

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  22. How fun :) When I met Jason he showed me where he was from on his hand and I thought he was a little weird. Not until we moved to Lansing that I realized everyone did it!

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  23. Yeah - it took me a long time to connect your home to your blog's name. But when I did, I thought how clever it was!!

    My thumbs always get numb in my mittens so I'm always tucking them under Flint ;0)

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  24. Cool... thanks for sharing that neat info. I never pondered the name, just knew I liked it.

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  25. I know about the Michigan hand map although I don't live in Michigan. I live to the east of the base of the thumb, just across the river....

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  26. I knew Michigan was shaped like a mitten and had heard of the thumb, but I do like your illustration. Very cute!

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  27. I didn't see this when you posted it. I have no idea why I never figured out the name of your blog--duh!

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  28. Got my attention - nice explanation.
    Thanks.

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  29. HaHa! The name of your blog is the reason I came over here! Love to see another Michigan blogger. I don't know what you'd call my area of the hand..."that part that's kinda like the heel of the thumb?!" LOL

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