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Champagne and Stardust

It was an interesting end to the old year and an auspicious beginning to the new. Confusing and/or exciting things are happening. I will attempt to focus on the positive, and keep my fingers crossed for better times ahead. But last year I resolved not to make any New Year’s resolutions. I am sticking to that. I did achieve some of the goals I had made for myself, and made forward progress toward others. My plan is to continuing live life well, to the best of my abilities. An awesome new roommate will help with that. And our new governor was sworn in today. And now for the first “five good things” list of this new year:

The week ahead promises to be a busy one. Prepping the house for the new roommate’s arrival. And trying to make it to social functions, like l’etoile magazine’s LOL/OMG social media meetup, which will be one of the final events at the now nearly defunct 501 Club. And my friend Becky will be in town from LA (what is with all of these Angelenos I know coming to Minnesota in the middle of winter?) and I am planning to get to the Hexagon for the Skoal Kodiak / Bruteheart / Dreamland Faces show. And Saturday there is an art opening at Yeti Records. And this weekend there will be more glorious sleeping in. Unlike this morning, when the lad and I had to return to our regular pre-daylight routine.

hotels are for bed jumping

5 Comments

  1. Matthew wrote:

    To most, yes… It is somewhat depressing but there are exciting things afoot here in Detroit. If you come w/ adventure in mind and are open to new things then it can be a fun place. Cheers!

    Monday, January 3, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Permalink
  2. Sharyn wrote:

    Oh, I don’t doubt I could have some seriously fun adventures in Detroit! But all that entropy does make me a little sad. Just like watching the Lost Twin Cities does. We had some incredibly grand old buildings that were razed here in the 50s and 60s simply to put in parking lots or ugly-ass concrete block looking buildings.

    And it’s just plain odd that my Lebanese immigrant family didn’t end up in Michigan anyhow, like many other Arabs of the day. Sadly I’ve only gone to visit the Detroit area to attend the Detroit Punk Fest that was held back in the late 90s. Some day I’d like to explore more.

    Monday, January 3, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Permalink
  3. Carolyn wrote:

    Ooh i like that phone cover!

    Monday, January 3, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Permalink
  4. Kim wrote:

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    Thanks for the Zak link. I had the good fortune to see him many times with Low and one amazing time playing with The Dirty Three!

    As for Detroit, there are many places to explore and mourn the decay of. But there is also a great community of artists, crafters and musicians there who live there as well that you don’t always see in the press coverage.

    Also, probably the worst designed site ever … but chocked full of pictures. He’s been documenting this long before it became trendy. http://detroityes.com/home.htm - The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit.

    Monday, January 3, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Permalink
  5. Sharyn wrote:

    Zak is a total sweetheart.

    I have seen some other amazing Detroit photos in the past but never that one. Thanks!

    Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

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