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Monday, February 09, 2009


You know you live in the Midwest when....
1) The snow melts off the ground, It's the first day over 50 degrees in months, and the first thing you do is head straight to the local car wash for a "shining!" However, this isn't just any old car wash. This is MIKE'S EXPRESS CAR WASH. Mike's is a Midwest thing. I believe they are in Indiana and Ohio. I'm unsure if they are located elsewhere. If there is one thing Brent and I miss when we travel, it's a Mike's car wash. I don't know why they don't have them nationwide but they just don't. I mean who else stands a sign up at the end of their car wash as you pass that reads..."You're Looking Goood!" Love that! Kenidi loves the animals and characters that they hang all throughout Mike's car wash. Their employees do the best job and they always have smiling faces when you get there. Love those smiles in the customer service business. Love those smiles anywhere actually. You end up leaving with an immaculate and oh so shiny vehicle that is so incredibly clean that it makes you feel as though you could conquer the world.

2) You know you live in the Midwest when you leave that said car wash and you roll down your window, slide open the sun roof, blare your music on the radio and stroll around town as though it is 85 degrees outside. Mind you, it's only 50 something in reality though with nothing but gray overcast skies and white fog.

3) You know you live in the Midwest when...
You have been cooped up inside all winter with nothing but snow and ice to take pictures of. Thus, you resort to taking images inside a Mike's car wash of the looking good sign, pictures of your clean car with the cement reflecting in the side panel as it sits in your driveway, and a self portrait in the side mirror because you are so stinkin' bored and so frustrated that there is nothing outside around you at that moment worthy of a shutter click.

Yeap, you know you live in the Midwest and can tell you've been cooped up way too long when you are dying to bust out the Spring wardrobe and feel the sunshine on your face again. (instead of the wet droplets hitting your forehead from the car wash as you roll back your sun roof too soon - before the car has dried - on a winter gray day.) Yes people, I'm having a hard time facing the fact that it is still only February today. The beginning of February mind you.

Somebody needs to hang that groundhog once and for all - by his greedy little toenails!
Nuff' said!
Hugs, Ang

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Blogger Jamie said...

haha love it!! i headed to Mike's too and I broke out the flip flops. : ) I love your blog!! Can't wait to see your new designs...I loved the new fabric.

2/09/2009 12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love it.... You know its going to rain now........

2/09/2009 1:05 PM  
Blogger Angie Seaman said...

Oh will rain. No doubt about it. It's supposed to rain for the next several days actually. I just couldn't take the salt and grime anymore. It's horrid on a black car. Feels good to be clean. Ha ha!
Hugs, Angie

2/09/2009 1:13 PM  
Blogger Hana said...

We've had 60's and sun here in NC for 3 days....I'll send a little your way...just a little...I'm lovin it too much to share a whole lot! LOL!

2/09/2009 1:17 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Love the self pic of you with your camera!!!

2/09/2009 1:27 PM  
Blogger Angie Seaman said...

Thanx Rachel! You are a sweetheart!
How is Florida holding up today sis? We'll be back down there on April 3rd. I'm already counting down the days. :)

2/09/2009 1:34 PM  
Anonymous Mommy said...

I went to Mikes yesterday on the way in to work and they were so busy I didn't have time to wait, had to pull out of line. So did you ask the mikes guys there in Carmel if you could take pix? I am surprised you didn't get them in on the action. Did you stick your hands out of the window while you were in the car wash, cause those diamonds sure are shining(smile)?

2/09/2009 3:47 PM  
Blogger Jill at Woodsy Ivy said...

AMEN SISTA! Went to the carwash today cuz it was 50~~CHECK! Rolled the windows down and blared the stereo because it was 50~~CHECK! Can't think of a darn think to blog about or photograph cuz life has been cold and boring for too long~~CHECK! Took pictures of the inside of the carwash~~Uh, no...I didn't do that. But, if I'd thought of it, I might've. HA! Mike's Carwash rocks! We have one near here too. Oh, and I love your bling! Love me some chunky diamonds! Hey, by the way, it's supposed to be 61 tomorrow. Should we lay out in the sun? Tee-hee!! :-)

2/09/2009 4:17 PM  
Anonymous The Bryant girls said...

Hey Angie,

It was 72 degrees here in Alabama today!!! We were lovin it for sure!!! It is suppose to be that tomorrow too! yea!!!! We love the pictures you made! We love the one of you, Bailee said "HER RINGS ARE BEAUTIFUL"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are so pretty, Angie! We love you girl! Have a wonderful night!!!!!!

2/09/2009 5:50 PM  
Anonymous My3Princesses2008 said...

HA HA I think everyone here went to the car wash today ,it's like they were giving away free car washes, as I was waiting for almost 30 min but it was well worth it...I know how you feel with the salt on black ....Not sure if i would buy black again but once it shines up it is a beauty with the shiny rims as well... I am digging the hair color/highlights ... is it blonde/caramel chunks? time for me to go lighter as well ..time to come out of the darkness and into the light


2/09/2009 5:52 PM  
Blogger My Trendy Tykes said...

Hey girl, You have an award over on my blog....

2/10/2009 10:10 AM  
Blogger Dancing Queen said...

come down & visit us!!! we've been wearing short sleeves & shorts to school for 2 days now!! you would think we were on different planets:)

happy tuesday!

2/10/2009 2:59 PM  
Blogger Angie Seaman said...

Hey hair highlights are blonde and chocolate(as my hair guys says) stripes. Thanks for the compliment. I appreciate it girl!
Hugs, Angie

2/10/2009 6:18 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Oh you would love it here today sunny, not to hot and no rain!!!

2/11/2009 2:03 PM  
Anonymous karen r said...

Last Friday, I was on my way to Lafayette for a couple of days to judge middle school girls singing solos. That's another story...

I decided to run through Mike's on my way OOT (out of town)to get the worst of the crud and crust off my dark blue paint. No time for vacuuming or getting the squirty shine stuff. Just a basic wash. Then I headed north. Salt crystals with nothing do do on a Friday night must have though hangin' out with me was better than nothing. By the time I got back home on Sat. evening, I was back to square 1 with a layer of salt. I'll try to put if off again until after I return from near Cincinnatti on Sat. And if anyone knows of a kick-a** detailer, I'd pay for a GOOOD cleaning!

2/11/2009 11:44 PM  

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