This past June, Anita Merlot (ahem, not her real name) arrived at her summer home near the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and, for the first time ever, didn’t return to McKinney, Texas, for the winter. How does a witty Southern belle while away her snow-filled days in a small town? Turns out she lampoons (or is that harpoons?) us. We chuckled when we first read her MyNorth blog, Southern Fried Fudge. As the entries rolled in we LOL-ed, then found ourselves quoting her. The upshot? It’s time we formally introduced Northern Michigan’s personal satirist to MyNorth readers—so we’ve rounded up the links to her blogs into one neat list. As Anita might put it: Click here for a good time.

It’s in the Bag

Natural Born Leaner

Dern Those Dams


Fat Flakes

He Who Smelt It

Sparks Fly

(Not So) Simply Anita

It’s a Sweet Ride

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