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A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!

Thursday, May 14, 2009


To survive the next 4 years, there are new PC terms that you will need. And the list keeps growing every day.

It is no longer called global warming, but something to do with climate change.

It is no longer called acts of terrorism, but something along the lines of man made disasters (heck, I can't keep up...don't look at me!!)

So, here are some more terms that you want to tuck away to refer to sometime during the next 4 years;

A Criminal - unsavory character
A Crook - morally (ethically) challenged
Abortion - Near-Life Experience
Alcoholic - Anti-Sobriety Activist
Alive - temporarily metabolically abled.
An Immigrant - a newcomer
Assassination - involuntary term limitation

Bald - comb-free
Bald - folically independent
Body Odor - nondiscretionary fragrance.
Broken Down Automobile - mechanically challenged

Cannibalism - Intra-Species Dining
Censorship - Selective Speech
Cheating - Academic Dishonesty
Clumsy - uniquely coordinated
Commercial Fisherman - Flipper Whipper
Corpse - Permanently Static Post-Human Mass
Cowardly - Challenge Challenged
Cowboys - bovine control officers
Crackpot - certified astrological consultant, certified crystal therapist, or certified past-life regression hypnotist
Crime Rate - street activity index

Dead - living impaired
Dead - metabolically challenged
Dishonest - Ethically disoriented.

Earthquake - geological correction

Fail - achieve a deficiency.
Fat - person of substance
Full of Crap - fecally plenary

Gang - Youth Group
Gas Station Attendent - petroleum transfer technician

Homeless - outdoor urban dwellers
Homeless - residentially flexible
Homelessness - Mortgage-Free Living

Ignorant - factually unencumbered
Ignorant - knowledge-based nonpossessor.
Incompetent - Differently Qualified
Incompetent - Specially Skilled
Incompetent - Uniquely Proficient
Insane People - Mental Explorers

Large Nose - nasally gifted
Logger - Wood Weasel
Loser - uniquely fortuned individual on an alternative career path

Not with somebody at the moment - romantically challenged –

Off - energy-efficient
Old - chronologically gifted

Paper Bag - processed tree carcass
Prostitute - sex care provider

Road Kill - Vehicularly Compressed Maladapted Life Form
Rudeness - Tact Avoidance

Shoplifter - Cost-of-Living Adjustment Specialist
Short - vertically challenged
Spendthrift - negative saver.

Thirsty - osmotically challenged
Tone Deaf - musically delayed
Trees - Oxygen Exchange Units

Ugly - aesthetically challenged
Unemployed - Involuntarily leisured.

Vice President - Post-Coronary Leader of the Free World
Vocal Minority - target equity group

White American - racially challenged
White Boy - rhythmically challenged
Wrong - differently logical.


  1. These are hilarious! thanks for the smile you gave me today.
    We had snow in the air this morning...how about YOU???

  2. Retired One...it was 54 at 6 a.m. and down to 41 by 7 a.m. but no snow. LOTS of wind! Poor hummers can't even lite on the feeders.


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