Saturday, September 15, 2007

Chill Homie

This stuff isn't half bad. It's lighter than your average "light" beer (read: flat)...which is fine for me, because I'm not too much of a beer drinker (all those calories!) It's a girly beer and you can taste the lime. It's like the poor man's Corona. Cheers!


I've only been to one Tigers Game in my entire life. I've never really been interested in going, but last weekend, my girls invited me to go (see "Lessons in Beer Drinking post) and I had alot of fun! I'm not into baseball, but just being there, deep in the excitement of it all was great. I do, however work in a building right next to Comerica Park, so I see it all the time. Since I love to take my camera out & about with me, you know I have tons of pics of the stadium.

Friday, September 14, 2007


I call myself a "fake photographer" meaning I have no kind of photog training, but I love taking my camera out & about and snapping what I can. If it looks random, pretty, busy, whatever...I may take a picture. Yep, that's my camera in the pic above.

Here are some of my shots:

Welcome to Hart Plaza--Downtown Detroit

These are all pretty much the same thing--The Hart Plaza Dodge Fountain:

Plus this Ring sculpture:

Here is a picture of the Detroit Princess Boat:

Here are a few shots of the General Motors Headquarters, housed in the Renaissance Center:

I'll include shots of the home of the Detroit Tigers in my next post.

Birthday Season

Wednesday (the 12th) was Linda's birthday! I'm so upset I missed bar night, Tuesday. I was lounging around the house, starting to exercise and realized that I had missed several test messages inviting me to an impromptu bar crawl. My girl got pretty wasted on a Tuesday night. Good girl!

But on her actual birthday, Wednesday, we went out to eat at J. Alexander's...

Here are more pictures from the evening:

Birthday Girl, Linda

I gave her this pin, "Aged to Perfection". She's my elder now, gotta show some respect :-)

Lori & Linda

Nikki & Linda

Linda & Ed

Dinner was great and she had fun! She was surprised by a couple of her other girlfriends that came out for the evening and we snuck a cake into the restaurant without her even knowing.


RoRo, Sean, Linda, Ed, 1/2 of Dave ("sorry bro")

Nikki, Linda, Natalie, Jessica, Lori

Next up is Lori's Birthday, then mine. Lookout for those pics...mwahahahha *rubs hands together*

Monday, September 10, 2007

Lessons in Beer Drinking

I had a blast this weekend...2nd weekend in a row!
Mad love to my girls, Linda & Lori:

We went to the Tigers game Saturday night. But before the game, we went to Coaches Corner for drinks & a good bar burger.

But back to the lessons in beer drinking...As we devoured our huge burgers, I had a Mike's Hard Lemonade and the girls had Bud Light. We each had 2 rounds and wanted more of a least I did. I think they already had a slight buzz. Anyway, we decided to have a beer guzzling contest...from a STRAW for a quicker buzz. Bad idea. We sipped and sipped until it felt like we swallowed a small glass jar. The best thing to do next was to belch, but not only did it hurt, it felt like that burger was going to come back up, as well. Needless to say, I LOST.

I haven't had a beer in months! I've been on the diet thing, so I cut beer out because it has SO many calories. As the loser, I had to buy a round of $8.50 beers at the stadium, but we were so full, we couldn't stomach another beer.

We did have tons of fun. We weren't *completely* into the game, but we clapped & cheered when we were supposed to. We had funny people behind us who kept sneaking into our pictures.

We tried desperately to take the picture on our own, but it kept coming out like this:

But anyway, we had a blast!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Season of the Locusts

I received this blessing this morning and it would be a sin not to share:

Today's Scripture

“And I will restore to you the years that the locust has eaten...” (Joel 2:25).

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

God is a god of restoration! You may have had some disappointments or unfair things happen in your life, but instead of dwelling on the past and living defeated, take a stand and focus on God's promise of restoration. Draw a line in the sand and say, "I am a child of the Most High God, and I'm not going to live my life negative and defeated. This is a new day, and I’m taking back what belongs to me!" That's having a restoration mentality. God wants to restore everything that's been stolen. He wants to restore your joy, restore your peace, restore your health, and restore your finances. But here's the key: you have to have a vision for it. You have to get your hopes up. You have to decide to get your thoughts and words going in the right direction. Focus on the future and release past hurts through forgiveness. Decide today to get up every morning hoping, expecting, and believing. Know that God is going to pay you back. Thank Him for restoring everything that the enemy has stolen from you!

A Prayer for Today

Heavenly Father, thank You for choosing to restore my life. Thank You for the truth of Your Word that sets me free. Fill me with Your power today so that I may stand strong and move forward on the path You have for me today. I love You and bless Your Name. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Attitude determines Altitude

My girl, Adjoa sends me daily Words of Wisdom from the Good Reverend Run. This one hits home:

Good morning. You cannot remedy anything by fighting or condemning it.
Other people can't bring you down if you're operating on a higher energy
level. NEVER respond to hate with hate. If you feel that those around
you are bringing you down, its because you're joining them in their low
energy. This week.. Stay on a high note! Enjoooy your week! :)
God is Love
Rev Run

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Tickled to Death

Sometimes we just need to laugh.

I was watching America's Funniest Videos (with Tom Bergeron) today and they were doing a contest where the winner wins AFV on DVD. I was surprised that they were on DVD since they show so many re-runs on WGN, but then realized that sometimes, late at night or on the weekends, you just might need something to make you laugh. I watch the show aLOT and it's very helpful when I'm in one of those 'Fuck the World' moods.

Another one of my laugh out loud favorites is Whose Line is it Anyway?
It used to come on every single night on ABC Family from 10 to 10:30 pm, but now, ABC Fam shows it when they get good & ready. I usually have to catch it when I'm lucky. I've seen most, if not all of them, anyway and it's still not enough. This is one of the few shows that make me laugh until I'm screaming or crying just before going to bed.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Dear God, make me a bird. So I could fly far...far far away from here.

Wow, I go from not blogging in months to 3 posts in one day. I'm not PMSing or anything, but I feel emotional. Ugh, my blog isn't even supposed to be all sappy & shit, it's supposed to be funny & sarcastic...cynical, even.

With a pep-talk from the Athletic Director at my j-o-b, I took my arse to the gym today to get back in the game. I walked the treadmill for 50 mins, then did some weights/strength training for a bit. I feel lightheaded, though, because I tried to read a magazine while walking. Boo. I feel all nauseous now. So much so that my ride home was terrible. I tried rolling the window down, but that made me feel worse. I thought I was going to throw up along the side of my car door, which reminded me of the last time I went out binge drinking a few months ago. That wasn't a good look...and I didn't feel like cleaning the side of my car (inside OR out) tonight. So, I chanted the famous line from Jenny Curran in Forrest Gump, Dear God, make me a bird. So I could fly far...far far away from here.
I don't know what made me to it...but it just came out. And I cracked up. That's not the first time I've said that, either. I think I said it earlier today, too. This post is really random, but hell, isn't that what a blog is for?
My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." --Forrest Gump

Fuel to My Fire

Motivation is the push of the mental forces to accomplish an action. Unsatisfied needs motivate.
Motivation is the tendency to expend effort to achieve a goal
Motivation is the desire to accomplish a goal or participate in an endeavor.

I once had a motivation to lose weight & get in shape. I was on a roll! My self-steem boosted, my confidence boosted, I was reaping benefits, feeling good, etc. Then, my motivation changed. I started slacking for various reasons. Time, weather, people, etc. My eating habits changed. I tapped into the world of "emotional eating". I've been slipping for the past couple of months. But guess what?

You can look me in my eyes, see I'm ready for whatever
Anythang don't kill me, make me better

I'm getting back in the saddle. I'm getting back in the game. Damn the weather, damn everything, I'm getting back into it for ME.

Take my freedom for the moment but it ain't fo-ever
I got the spirit of a god, heart of a dope dealer

SO...I'm ready.