The story behind MC

So, I had planned on telling you the story of my cowboy, but didn’t feel like putting up a post three miles long.  Please forgive me.

To sum it all up, it was a joke.

This past weekend the warehouse where Derek works put on its first annual hi-lo rodeo.  One person from each warehouse throughout the States was chosen to compete.  He was the chosen one from Michigan.

It was held here, at the warehouse where he works.  And since he heard about this months ago, he’s been dreading it all along.  One day a few weeks ago, I was telling my Aunt about it and she offered to let him borrow her husband’s chaps and cowboy hat.  And of course I told her there was no way he would ever do that.

I was wrong.  He did it.  And it was awesome.  Everyone else laughed in the beginning, and a lot of people asked him if that was how he normally dressed.

They had a series of events in which they had to perform using the hi-lo’s.  Some involved moving stuff around, some involved pretty intricate maneuvering.  And then there was a written test at the end.

He ended up getting second place, and later found out it was only by a few measly points.  So someone from California won the five day trip to the Caribbean.  Someone who gets warm weather year-round won the trip.  And us Michiganders, who suffer frigid temperatures half the year didn’t.  I’m not bitter at all.  No really, the guy worked hard for it and deserved it in the end, so I can’t really complain.  I told Derek he couldn’t get another job until he wins me a trip.  He laughed.

It was actually a really fun weekend.  They put us up at Motor City Casino downtown and we ate fabulous food and got to see an awesome Tigers game.  I  think baseball is officially my sport of choice to watch.  It seems to be the one I understand the most.  And by that I do not mean that I completely understand it, because I don’t.  I just seem to understand it a bit more than the others.

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They were tied in the ninth inning and the Tigers ended up winning in the extra inning. 

We didn’t have any time to really explore and walk around downtown, which I really wanted to do, but managed to snap some photos from our hotel room window.  This first picture is what you saw when you looked one way. 

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And looking the other way, destruction was all around.  Here is Michigan Central Station, which I am so glad they haven’t torn down.  I’m pretty sure there isn’t one window left unbroken.

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And here is what’s left of old Tiger stadium. 

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In all honesty, I wasn’t looking forward to the weekend very much either, but it turned out to be better than either of us had imagined.


Tomorrow morning, I am escaping Michigan and driving to Virginia to spend the weekend with the girls in the lovely Shenandoah Valley.  I’ll tell you all about it when I get back.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. emily
    Jul 30, 2009 @ 14:16:41

    Well, that’s a bummer that you didn’t win the trip, but it sounds like you guys had a great time. And I LOVE the cowboy pictures!! My favorite is the last one of him from the back in those chaps! GREAT!


  2. Meg
    Jul 31, 2009 @ 09:10:49

    What a good sport! Glad your husband did that. And congrats on 2nd place! Too bad about the trip. You’re right, he does need to stay there until he wins you that trip.

    I always see the Motor City Casino Hotel when I’m downtown. It looks gorgeaus! What a fun time for you. And glad the Tigers won. Go Tigers!

    Have fun in VA!


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