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Happy Birthday, Michigan

Even thought I've only been apart of this great state for the past 21 years, it's treated me well.

From hockey tournaments up north and everywhere in between, to vacations on it's west coast, to treacherous driving conditions coming home from Grand Rapids.....this state has a lot to offer.

I've told people several times that when I got the call to come to Detroit, the only thing I could think of was that it's where all the cars were made. Anyone who knows me knows what a Big 3 guy I am. It's also a huge breeding ground for great music. Going back to Motown, to Nugent, Seger, Alice, Iggy and so on, to Eminem, Kid Rock and the Whites Stripes, and more to come.

It may sound kinda crazy, but I love the 4 seasons, too. Yeah, it can be crummy and gloomy this time of year, but it makes the nice weather that much sweeter.

To put it in a nutshell, it's Pure Michigan!

-Meltdown-