They wanna bleed yer brain before they throw you out on yer *ss

This is what happened on the Big Mac today. I got it via Twitter and facebook and npJane. For a long time there were no details. Finally, a [somewhat] more complete report was posted on facebook. When I read the headline, I thought, “What in the hell were people doing changing drivers in the middle of the Mackinac Bridge in the middle of a frickin’ snow / windstorm in deep-freeze type temperatures. Craziness? My heart softened when I learned that the drivers were “older” and changed drivers because the wife was struggling with white-out conditions at the north end of the bridge somewhere near the toll booths (north or south of them wasn’t clear last I looked). There are places to pull off north of the toll booths but if you are in a whiteout, you can’t necessarily see where they are. I don’t have anything more to say about this. I just hope that the injured person recovers and that winter ends someday.

It was technically warmer down here today than yesterday but it felt colder due to the wind. I felt awful as I was walking home from the Plum this afternoon when a woman asked me if I was catching the bus. (I get this question fairly frequently.) No I am not and I am sooooo sorry that I don’t know the bus schedule and I really really really hope you don’t have to wait a long time for the next bus. Public transportation is not that bad here on the Planet Ann Arbor but it could be better…

And so… Let’s dream about summer…












If you have made it this far, g’night. KW. <3

6 Responses to “They wanna bleed yer brain before they throw you out on yer *ss”

  1. Paulette Attie Says:

    “Not quite ready for prime time summer”…. BUT….there were four coyotes playing on the ice over the last two days. They were running back and forth from Round Island in between feasting on a dead deer. (The deer had bedded down at a friend’s feeding area one night, and the next morning she was gone.) Ray moved the deer by sled out on the ice for the eagles and any other critters that may need nourishment. First the eagles came with 16 ravens. Then the coyotes found it. More ravens. There was some lack of camaraderie when it came to sharing with the ravens, as the coyotes would surround their quarry. It has been brutally cold here and it is good to know that for a few nights some of the Birch Point critters were well fed.

  2. Margaret Says:

    I’m ready for spring, but it appears to have already arrived in the PacNW. I won’t complain too much. It’s been gorgeous. Cold (for us–in the 30s) at night, just the way I like it!

  3. Pooh Says:

    Love the summer pics, especially the last two!

  4. jane Says:

    look! swimsuits and shorts and kayaks! and a great pic of grandma!

  5. Sam Says:

    I’m dreaming w/you as inches are expected EVEN HERE starting this afternoon…. Berry-picking! Swimming! Ahhhh.

  6. Pooh Says:

    And the beach-ball that ate my little sister! 😉