So my husband came back from Alpena for the weekend. We are moving up there, he got a great job, so for a few more weeks he's commuting and then we will all go up. I think we may be in for a culture shock.
He found out he has to wear the gear from his company for work. You know, like polo shirts with the logo and such. And they encourage you to wear their stuff outside of work too, like baseball hats. So he digs baseball hats and ordered a nice navy blue one. His boss saw the order and said "Oh we have some hats here, you don't need to order one". Now, I tried to take a picture of said hat, but the batteries on my camera died. And before I describe it, let me just say, I am not dissing on hunters or anything, we just are not hunting kind of people. The hat was blue with the logo in the middle. However in a swirling design and the edge of the brim and around the back of the hat . . . . camo. He was told that the men in the company like to wear the camo hats. He just politely agreed and took the hat, ever the diplomat, and gave it to his crazy stepfather who has a fondness for such things. (That's not what makes him crazy by the way, but that is a post in and of itself.) He's waiting for his nice staid navy blue hat to come in.
Did you know that kids in Alpena get the first day of hunting season off from school? It's called harvest day. See, that just wouldn't happen in Oakland County. Different. And our real estate lady, who really is one of the nicest people I have ever met took great pride in telling me about her daughters' first buck. See, that just creeps me out a little, because I am not a gun person. I have not raised little gun people. And I am moving to a place that sells guns at the Wal-Mart. I'm not sure I will be completely acceptable in the community, since my stance on firearms is not going to change.
Hey on a brighter note, tonight is the finale of Amazing Race! I can't wait. I'm still knitting stockinette on the Tangled Yoke Sweater, so that's what I'll be working on tonight. Hopefully I'll get it done in time to wear it in the great white north!