While I'm not normally confrontational, I'm most certainly not opposed to opening up a can of verbal whoop-ass when push comes to shove (metaphorically, not physically). Now, I can't help thinking about what I could have or should have said.
Did I keep my mouth shut because I was caught off guard? Was I simply being polite? Does it make me the better person? Would I regret it now if I had been equally rude? I just don't know, but it's bothering me.
So what are your thoughts, blog friends? When do you speak up for yourself and when do you let it go? I'd like to hear your thoughts.
Have you ever been to Michigan? If not, I wonder what comes to mind when you think of our mitten shaped state. I've known people who have relocated here from other states and were surprised to find it didn't fit with their preconceived notions. Detroit gets so much media attention that I think that may be part of the problem. I assure you, the rest of the state does not look like Detroit! A large portion of Michigan is still very rural. Northern Michigan and the upper peninsula have particularly beautiful scenery.
I subscribe to Pure Michigan on Facebook. They post a variety of Michigan information including local events and trivia (your state probably has something similar). Recently, they posted this gem. It's Kid Rock's newest video, filmed entirely in the upper peninsula of Michigan.
Whether this -
- or this -
is your idea of Michigan (and even if it isn't) I hope you'll take a few minutes and watch the video. It shows the Michigan you've probably never seen and the song is pretty great, too.
(Neither the state of Michigan nor Kid Rock paid me to endorse this video. I wish.)