Dear Crabby, What Sports are on TV Right Now?

Dear Crabby, With Everything Being Canceled, What Sports (if any) are on TV Right Now? Sincerely, Missy May Sports   Hello Missy May, I'm missing my sports too! Being locked up (so to speak) without much to watch. I'm already tired of the virus news on TV ... I know, I know ... we're a hot spot. But I just am tired of it all. The kids and grandkids can't come near me, and Mrs. Crabby keeps her distance (but that's nothing new). So what is there to do or watch? Well, if you … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What Does it Mean to Self-Quarantine?

Dear Crabby, What Does it Mean to Self-Quarantine and How Does it Work? Sincerely, Youno Touchme   Dear Youno, Ah, yes, another coronavirus question. They just keep coming in. It's like all my readers are stuck inside without much to do. And since most of my readers are older like me, that's a normal day without a health crisis. Every new scare offers the world new terms. 2020 will be remembered as bringing us self-quarantine, self-monitor, and social distancing. But what's the … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Why is Everyone Declaring a State of Emergency?

Dear Crabby, From Cities, to Counties and from States to the Federal Government, Why is Everyone Declaring a State of Emergency, isn't the Federal Level Enough? Sincerely, State of Over-Emergency   Dear State of Over-Emergency, As more and more people panic about the pandemic, that is the Coronavirus, it does seem that every level of government has declared a state of emergency. Like most things in life, it comes down to two things - Money and Power. When a state declares a state … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Why is the Promised, One Time Only, DIA Millage up for Renewal?

Dear Crabby, Why is the Promised, One Time Only, DIA Millage up for Renewal? Sincerely, Art Vote   Dear Art, Because voters are stupid and the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) knows it. The one time only, 10-year millage we passed in 2012 was promised to be ONE TIME. The money they were collecting would go into a endowment to create a fund that the Detroit Institute of Arts could live off of for years and years. Well, we didn't even get to end of the 10 years did we. But that's part … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Do the Girl Scout Still Sell Cookies?

Dear Crabby, Years ago my daughter sold Girl Scout cookies. We would have so many boxes, our house smelled like Thin Mints for months! But nowadays I feel like I hardly see them out selling cookies. Do you know if they’re still selling them and where I can buy them? Thanks! Tina Mints Dear Tina Mints, I hear what you’re saying, but you can trust me and my expanding waistline when I say the Girls Scouts absolutely still sell cookies. But like most everything else in our society, … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Is It Too Late to Register to Vote?

Dear Crabby, My neighbor and I were commiserating the other day about the impending onslaught of campaign commercials coming our way as the elections draw closer. But she caught me off guard when she asked about the deadline for registering to vote. When is that again? Thanks! Fran Forgetful Dear Fran Forgetful, Great question! Just to get all the information out in the open, Michiganders will be voting three times this year. First up is the Presidential Primary on March 10, … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Do I Need to be Worried about the Coronavirus?

Dear Crabby, When news about the coronavirus first broke, I really didn’t pay that much attention. Now, it seems like I’m hearing about it daily and it sounds like the situation is becoming more dire. How worried should I be? Thanks! M. Typhoid Dear M. Typhoid, How worried should you be? That seems to be the million-dollar question these days. It’s not like these viruses and the panic they cause is anything new. There are a few ‘big’ ones that I can remember. First, there was SARS … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Is the Census Still Relevant?

Dear Crabby, I keep seeing reminders regarding the upcoming 2020 census. Do people really still take part in this? I guess I’ve never really understood why it was so important to participate. Can you help me out? Thanks! Noah Nombre Dear Noah Nombre, The short answer is yes. People really do still take part in the census. It’s almost as old as the United States itself. The first census was taken on August 2, 1790. And before you ask, the answer is no. No, I wasn’t around to answer … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What’s the Correct Way to Hang Toilet Paper?

Dear Crabby, What's the Correct Way to Hang Toilet Paper - Up and Over or Down and Under? Sincerely, W.C. Flushing   Dear W.C. For over 100 years people have been asking that question, at least those who could afford toilet paper and had modern flush toilets. But today, most people in the western world do, and I'm glad they do because that includes me. It can be a funny thing to talk about, as well as argue about, but really which way does the toilet paper roll go? There are two … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Where Can I Go Sledding?

Dear Crabby, I'm New to the Area and I Want to Get my Kids Outside this Winter, Where Can I Go Sledding? Sincerely, Yukio Neve   Dear Yukio, Great idea! Go run around in the cold for a while and work up a sweat ... is the same thing my doctor told me not to do. But for you, it may actually be a good idea. You're in luck, we have lots of hills in Rochester Hills, and besides needing a sled, having hills is the next important factor when "sledding." When I was a kid, we used to … [Read more...]