Monday, February 20, 2012

2 for 1 Hot Wings

Our net-art contributor continues his conversation with Flint

In last week’s The Pasta is Terrible post, I started Flint, MI x10 Project #9 - Respond to “the pasta is terrible” comment on Google Maps for Chevy In The Hole. “  
In an example of why the Internet is a strange space to make pubic art, the author of the original “the pasta is terrible” review showed up in the blog’s comments. Matthew Woodson (aka VonWoodson), talked a bit on how he ended up posting the Chevy in the Hole review. He noted Come for the pasta but stay for the Thursday 2 for 1 hot wings” and “This place will take your order and never deliver it. This has happened more than once !!!!!!” as responses I proposed that made him laugh. I’m glad Woodson showed up as I have spent some time in the last months imagining the person who left the comment. Disgruntled former employee and spam bot had crossed my mind. Good to see it was a person in Flint with a sense of humor.
In the end, as no one else weighed on the matter, I gave Chevy in the Hole 4 stars and went with Woodson’s pick of the hot wings review.  Everyone loves Hot Wings.
Read the full post on the Flint MI x10 weblog

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Zone 5b (-15 to -10 Fahrenheit)

flint mi x10 plans its next project

With project #2 underway and January coming to a close, it’s time to jump ahead into February’s winter chill.  I’m not sure what project to work on next but with snow falling in Flint right now, it might be time for some indoor winter activities. Before we hunker down in the cold, let’s take a moment to think of the promise of spring.
According to the USDA’s Gardening and Plant Hardiness Zone Map, Flint, like most of Southern Michigan, is classified as Zone 5b (-15 to -10 Fahrenheit).  This classification helps us gauge when to start what seeds at what time of the year. This bring us to the question for the Flint, Mi x10 project - 
When can we plant pumpkins? 
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