Detroit Driving Tips for Superbowl Guests

1. First, you must learn to pronounce the city name. It’s Deh-troit. NOT DEE-troit. If you pronounce it DEE-Troit then we will assume you are from Toledo and here for the country Music hoe-down.

2. Forget the traffic rules you learned elsewhere. Detroit has its own version of traffic rules… Hold on and pray!

 3. The morning rush hour is from 6:00 am to 10:00 am. The evening rush hour is from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Friday’s rush hour starts Thursday morning. Weekends are open game.

 4. If you actually stop at a yellow light, you will be rear-ended, cussed out and possibly shot. If you’re first off the starting line when the light turns green, count to five before going across the intersection. This will avoid getting in the way of cross-traffic who just ran their yellow light to keep from getting shot.

 5. Schoenherr can ONLY be properly pronounced by a native of the Detroit metro area. That goes for Gratiot too.

 6. Construction and renovation on I-94, I-96,   I-75, I-275, I-375, The Lodge and The Southfield Freeways are a way of life and forever. Just deal with it.

 7. If someone actually has their turn signal on, it is probably a factory defect or they are “out-of-towners”

 8. All old men (or women) with white hair wearing a hat have total right-of-way.

9. The minimum acceptable speed on I-696 and I-275 is 85 regardless of the posted speeds.  Anything less is considered downright SISSY. Oh, and don’t even think of allowing more than one car length between cars!

 10. That attractive wrought iron on the windows and doors in Detroit is NOT ornamental. DO NOT get out of your car to take pictures.

 11. Never stare at the driver of the car with the bumper sticker that says “Keep honking, I’m reloading”, he/she is.

 12. If you are in the left lane, and only going 70 in a 60 mph zone, people are not waving because they are so friendly in Detroit. I would suggest you duck.

 13. I-275 and I-696 is our daily version of NASCAR.

 14. It’s not M-10, it’s “the Lodge”.

15. That’s not a lake, it’s a pothole.

 16. If someone tells you it’s on Outer Drive, you better hope you have a map.

 17. The Michigan left turn is simple. If you want to turn left, go a ¼ of a mile past your turn, get to the left, then make a left, then make another left, then make a right when you get back to the intersection where you wanted to turn left in the first place.  NOW you have gone left.

 18. And those 2 really ugly arches over Telegraph???? DON’T EVEN ASK!! WE DON’T HAVE A CLUE!!!!!


Exchange, SQL, ISA, ADAM/MIIS, LCS, SPS, Windows, IIS


Understanding Mailbox Enabled and Mail Enabled Recipients in Exchange 2003


Intelligent Message Filter version 2 (IMF v2)


In-depth look at the Public Folder Improvements in Exchange 2003 Service Pack 2


Booking Resources with Exchange Server 2003 and Outlook System 2003


Understanding the LegacyExchangeDN


Exchange Does Not Always Use Local GCs


BlackBerry and GoodLink users may be unable to send messages after applying latest Exchange 2003 store hotfixes


Public Folder Replication Troubleshooting – Part 1: Troubleshooting the Replication of New Changes


Public Folder Replication Troubleshooting – Part 2: Troubleshooting the Replication of Existing Data


Public Folder Replication Troubleshooting – Part 3: Troubleshooting Replica Deletion and Common Problems



SQL Server 2005 Books Online (December 2005)


PSS Service Center Labs – 2005


Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Upgrade Advisor



Microsoft Business Solutions Perimeter Network Configuration Network Wizard



Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM)


Maintaining the MIIS 2003 Database


MIIS 2003 Security Considerations Guide


Update for Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 SP1 (KB842531)


Update for Identity Integration Feature Pack 1a for Microsoft Windows Server Active Directory (KB884192)



Office Communicator 2005: Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 Quick Reference Card


Office Communicator 2005: Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 Getting Started Quick Reference Card


Live Communications Server 2005 Document: Planning Guide



Windows SharePoint Services Applications Template: Discussion Database


Windows SharePoint Services Applications Template: Document Library


Windows SharePoint Services Applications Template: Team Work Site


Windows SharePoint Services Administrator’s Guide



Network Access Protection Platform Architecture


Microsoft Windows Server 2003 TCP/IP Implementation Details


Kerberos Protocol Transition and Constrained Delegation


Print Server Upgrade, Migration, and Interoperability


Best Practices for Deploying Printer Location with Active Directory


Windows Print Server Scalability and Sizing Technical Overview


Choosing the Right Printer Drivers


Using Administrative Template Files with Registry-Based Group Policy


Administering Group Policy with Group Policy Management Console


Windows Server 2003 Group Policy Infrastructure


GPMC Scripting; Automate GPO management tasks


User Data and Settings Management


Advanced Certificate Enrollment and Management


Multiple Forest Considerations in Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003


Deploying Windows Server 2003 Internet Authentication Service (IAS) with Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs)



Configuring Application Isolation on Windows Server 2003 and Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0


IIS Diagnostics Toolkit (x86)

New/Updated Clustering Documents


Network Load Balancing: Frequently Asked Questions for Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003


Network Load Balancing Event Messages


Kerberos Authentication for Load Balanced Web Sites




Server Clustering:

Server Clusters: Frequently Asked Questions for Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003


Server Clusters: Cluster Configuration Best Practices for Windows Server 2003


Server Clusters: Storage Area Networks – For Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003


Guide to Creating and Configuring a Server Cluster under Windows Server 2003


Windows Cluster Technologies: Server Clusters: Remote Setup, Unattended Installations and Image-based Installation


Server Clusters: Rolling Upgrades. Upgrading to Windows Server 2003


Jargon today

I found this awhile ago 🙂

IM Jargon

*poof* has left the chat

20 Location

73 Best Regards

88 Love and Kisses

100 Nature Calls/Pit Stop

404 I have no clue (what you get when you enter a wrong URL)

12345 Talk About School

A/S/L? Age/Sex/Location?

ADN Any Day Now

AFAIK As Far As I Know

AFK Away From Keyboard

ASAP As Soon As Possible

B4N Bye For Now

BAS Big A** Smile

BBL Be Back Later

BBN Bye Bye Now

BBS Be Back Soon

BEG Big Evil Grin

BF Boyfriend

BIBO Beer In, Beer Out

BL Belly Laugh

BMGWL Busting My Gut With Laughter

BRB Be Right Back

BTDT Been There, Done That

BTW By The Way

BWL Bursting With Laughter

C&G Chuckle and Grin

CICO Coffee In, Coffee Out

CID Crying In Disgrace

CNP… Continued (in my) Next Post

CP Chat Post(a chat message)

CRBT Crying Real Big Tears

CSG Chuckle Snicker Grin

CU See You

CYA See You (Seeya)

CYAL8R See You Later (Seeyalata)

DLTBBB Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite

DOM Dirty Old Man

DOS Dozing Off Soon

DTRT Do The Right Thing

DWB Don’t Write Back

EG Evil Grin

EMSG Email Message

F2F Face To Face

FC Fingers Crossed

FTBOMH From The Bottom Of My Heart

FUBAR Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition

FYI For Your Information

FWIW For What It’s Worth

GAL Get A Life

GF Girlfriend

GFN Gone For Now

GGP Gotta Go Pee

GL Good Luck

GMAB Give Me A Break

GMBO Giggling My Butt Off

GMTA Great Minds Think Alike

GTSY Glad To See You

H&K Hug and Kiss

HABU Have A Better ‘Un

HAGN Have A Good Night

HAGU Have A Good ‘Un

HAND Have A Nice Day

HHIS Hanging Head in Shame

HIG How’s It Going

HT Hi There

HUB Head Up Butt

IAE In Any Event

IC I See

IGP I Gotta Pee

ILY I Love You

IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion

IMO In My Opinion

IMCO In My Considered Opinion

IMHO In My Humble Opinion

IMS I’m Sorry

IOW In Other Words

IRL In Real Life

ITIGBS I Think I’m Gonna Be Sick

IWALU I Will Always Love You

J4G Just For Grins

JK Just Kidding

JMO Just My Opinion

JTLYK Just To Let You Know

KISS Keep It Simple, Stupid

KIT Keep In Touch

KOC Kiss On Cheek

KOL Kiss On Lips

KWIM Know What I Mean

L8R Later

L8R G8R Later ‘Gator

LHM Lord Help Me

LHO Laughing Head Off

LHU Lord Help Us

LMAO Laughing My A$$ Off

LMSO Laughing My Socks Off

LOL Laugh Out Loud

LSHMBB Laughing So Hard My Belly is Bouncing

LSHMBH Laughing So Hard My Belly Hurts

LSHTTARDML Laughing So The Tears Are Running Down My Leg

LTNS Long Time No See

LTS Laughing To Self

LUWAMH Love You With All My Heart

LY Love Ya

LY4E Love You Forever

MTF More To Follow

NRN No Reply Necessary

NADT Not A Darn Thing

OIC Oh, I See

OL Old Lady (significant other)

OM Old Man (significant other)

OMG Oh My God

OTOH On The Other Hand

OTTOMH Off The Top of My Head

PAW Parents Are Watching

PDS Please Don’t Shoot

PITA Pain In The A$$

PM Private Message

PMFJI Pardon Me For Jumping In

PML Pissing Myself Laughing

PMP Peed My Pants

POAHF Put On A Happy Face

QSL Reply

QSO Conversation

QT Cutie

RL Real Life

ROFL Rolling On Floor Laughing

ROFLAPMP ROFL And Peeing My Pants





ROFLUTS ROFL Unable to Speak

ROTFL Rolls On The Floor Laughing

RT Real Time

RTFM Read The F****** Manual!

SETE Smiling Ear To Ear

SHID Slaps Head In Disgust

SNERT Snot-Nosed Egotistical Rude Teenager

S^ S’UP – What’s Up?

SNAFU Situation Normal; All Fouled UP

SO Significant Other

SOT Short Of Time

SOTMG Short Of Time Must Go

SUAKM Shut Up and Kiss Me

SWAK Sealed With A Kiss

SWAG Scientific Wild A** Guess

SWL Screaming with Laughter

SYS See You Soon

SYT Sweet Young Thing

TA Thanks Again

TCOY Take Care Of Yourself

TILII Tell It Like It Is

TNT Till Next Time

TNX Thanks

TOY Thinking Of You

TTFN Ta Ta For Now

TTYL Talk To You Later

TY Thank You

WAG Wild A** Guess

WAYD What Are You Doing

WB Welcome Back

WBS Write Back Soon

WEG Wicked Evil Grin

WTG Way To Go

WTH What/Who The Heck (or H**, or sub an ‘F’ for the ‘H’)

YBS You’ll Be Sorry

YG Young Gentleman

YL Young Lady

YM Young Man

YW You’re Welcome


Gamer’s Jargon

19 0 Hand

BOTS Robots

CMAP Cover My Ass Partner

GC Good Crib

GG Good Game

GGA Good Game All

GIC Gift In Crib

GJP Good Job Partner

GL Good Luck

GLA Good Luck All

GJ Good Job

GM Good Move

GT Good Try

JAS Just A Second

NC Nice Crib

NH Nice Hand

NM Nice Move

NN Nice Nil

NR Nice Roll

NS Nice Set

NT Nice Try

O Opponent

P Partner

TRAM The Rest Are Mine

VEG Very Evil Grin

VWD Very Well Done

VWP Very Well Played

WD Well Done

WP Well Played

WTG Way To Go