Here are some of the burning questions that will be answered in this blog.
- Will I be the only Filipino in town? (Per Wikipedia, as of the 2010 census, there were 1.6% Asian and 0.1% Pacific Islanders, and only 1.5% being of two or more races)
- Will I be known as “the old mom”?
- Where will we live?
- Will I be able to find chicken katsu? pho? organic frozen yogurt? coconut rice?
- Will the local coffee shop figure out how to make a macchiato to my liking? (And when they do, will the baristas whisper whenever I walk in?)
- What about my music?
- Will I successfully lobby city hall to: approve a composting program, start an anti bottled water public service campaign, ban styrofoam and smoking, and upgrade the public school lunch program? (You think I’m kidding. I’ve already bookmarked a page called,”start municipal composting in your town“)
- Will I then be known as the “crazy hippie lady”?
- Will I finally learn how to ride a bike?
- Will I wear fur? (Everybody’s doing it and I sort of really want to) Lilly Pulitzer? Loafers?
- Will I crash my car after the first snowfall?
- Will I join a shooting range, garden club or both?
Add a question in the comments section and I will be sure to address it in a future post!
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I hope you like Starbucks. Because that will be your “local” coffee shop. Maybe you’ll be inspired to start a local, homegrown coffee shop with free wifi and fancy homemade scones.
In other good news, you’ll never have to wait in line at Trader Joe’s and you will get to spend a lot of time with the coolest grandmas I know, namely Leslie Martin and Kay Wasinger. They prove that 60 is the new 40.
If only I were that ambitious. I can make scones and that’s about it. And yes, I am actually very excited about not waiting at Trader Joe’s. I thought about that last week, as I waited 20 minutes just to get into the parking lot!
Excited to have family (and family’s friends) close, too. Thanks so much for stopping by.
I’ve got some very good friends in Ann Arbor, a little to the west. Let me know if you want me to connect you.
Will you visit the incredible Detroit Institute of Art while it still exists?
It might be saved! http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/14/us/300-million-pledged-to-save-detroits-art-collection.html?_r=0
You will not crash your car after the first snow fall!