From the safety of our front porch we have observed 14 years’ worth of drinking games at the house across the street. Beer bongs are so common as to be passé, but we still talk about the Olympic drinking event that involved a kiddie pool, a blindfold and a baseball bat.
"The truth, I realized as we drove onto campus yesterday, curving around Sparty, is that a trip to the Recycling Center is the reward for a job well done, frequently an unexpected social occasion, and a chance to smash the occasional wine bottle."
"It’s the kind of place where a person, a couple or a family could eat fairly often without running out of menu, and where it would never be necessary to dress up (although it might be fun if you did)."
In the summer, East Lansing is rife with yard sales and garage sales, and church “jumble sales,” but at this time of year The Salvation Army is the only thrifting venue in town that’s consistently available.
"The art on display was more than objects to be admired or purchased. It was work that sprung from the hands of real, live, Michigan artists, some of whom were standing two feet away holding wine glasses."