Friday, September 28, 2007

Critique of the week

By Libby

This is why I love Norm Kinzel, my favorite critic at the Detroit News blog.
Libby if you were trying to write the four worst blogs in the history of mankind you were successfull nothing more can be said

What's not to love about a sweet talker like that? Seriously, I do love the guy. He's been ragging on me since I got there three and half years ago. And you know what? Secretly, I think he really loves me too. Or at least likes me a lot more than he'd ever admit.

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Blogger The Griper said...

he laughs, knew there was a connection of some sort between us, libby. i was born and raised in michigan. make my home in california now but still consider myself a michigander. still root for all the home teams there, both pro and college.

know a little resort town up north called Charlevoix?

11:55:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I've never set foot in Michigan Griper. I've just been blogging there for a long time and have come to consider Detroit kind of second home town, if only virtual.

I am familiar with Charlevoix though. They just did a piece in the paper about these sweet little hobbit houses there. I really want one.

9:21:00 AM  
Blogger The Griper said...

those little hobbits will cost you in the millions now. they are one of the most expensive homes in Charlevoix now.

but will say that they are unique not only in style but locale. the whole area is a wooded area and on the water front of lake michigan. believe or not all the roads in that area are still dirt roads. none are paved yet and don't believe there are any plans to pave them.

and also unique is the fact that just before you enter the area there is the hospital and at the other end of the area is Charlevoix's answer to big corporation's, a cement plant. lol tis Charlevoix's largest employer.

in case you did not know, there is another Charlvoix up in Canada.

9:04:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

It sounds lovely but I don't think I want to live in Michigan anyway to get one of those houses, even if I could afford one. Too cold for my old bones. I would like to build something similar someday though.

I didn't know there was another in Canada. Do they also have those cute little homes?

8:19:00 AM  
Blogger The Griper said...

thdvhe smiles and nods, yup cold it be there. twas a bane to me as a youngster. as soon as the first snow fell i would get cold blisters all over my mouth.

as for the houses nope they are an exclusive of this Charlevoix. twas a local who designed them, name of Earl Young. and he had no formal training in that field either. he also designed and built one of the commercial places in the same architecture on the main street called the Weathervane Inn, a very popular tourist attaction.

but then that is Charlevoix's main industry, tourism. the population there goes from around 3000 people to over 10000 in the summer. many Chicagoans have summer homes there. They'd bring their yachts up and stay the summer.

i also apologize for taking so long to comment. i forgot the blog name and just found it in my history. will add it to my site so i won't forget it. tis a site i enjoy commenting in.

3:01:00 PM  

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