1. Trying to get anywhere on the Rapid is like

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2. How you feel when it’s festival weekend:

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3. How your out of state friends imagine the weather here:

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4. What the weather is actually like:

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5. You YEARN for spring

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6. Because it means farmers’ markets (fresh fruit!)

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7. And that summer (AKA beach season) is almost here

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8. This is what everyone thinks it’s like to go out in Brew City

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9. In reality, it’s more like this

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10. You have a love/hate relationship with ArtPrize

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11. You obsessively check the weather forecast in spring, hoping the Grand River doesn’t flood...again

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12. You’ve become an expert at dodging potholes

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13. But that’s okay because the cost of living is so affordable

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14. You go out to eat practically anywhere and you’re all

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15. This is you looking at everyone on the starting line for the Fifth Third Riverbank Run

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16. Eating Yesterdog at 1 AM is like

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17. You cry a little inside when your friends ask you if you’ve ridden the GVSU Pendulum like a wrecking ball

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18. You know that Grand Rapids is the coolest city… and you wouldn’t have it any other way

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