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Painting The Town Red

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Last night my friends and I went out for a sumptuous dinner at my fave place ever, Little Tree sushi in Royal Oak, MI, before we made our way to downtown Detroit to do a bit of bar hopping to close out the night. I deff try to get out to Little Tree every time I come home … and this time, I came prepared. My friend and fellow Sons of Anakin member Emily gifted me a pair of Darth Vader light up lightsaber chopsticks that I’ve been saving for use … so I brought them home to Detroit with me and broke them in last night. After dinner, we made our way to Gold Cash Gold for a drink and then settled in to The Sugar House nearby for a few more drinks. It was cold as EFF outside but the booze kept us warm on the inside. More »

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First Look: Eminem & The Detroit Rap All-Stars Release A Music Video For ‘Detroit Vs. Everybody’

"Cause so cold in the D, it is as days begin to tick away"
"Welcome to Detroit, Motherf***a"

Back in November, we got our first listen of Eminem‘s new song Detroit Vs. Everybody, which features guest performances by Royce da 5’9″, Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf and Trick Trick. Today we get to see the just-released music video for the song, which does feature all of the guest rappers on the track. Filmed in Detroit, this video is an excellent representation of the beautiful city that I love. Click the embed above to watch Detroit all-star video for Detroit Vs. Everybody.

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I’ve Tasted The Michoacán And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

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Last night, Sarah and I met up with our friend Erik for a night of dinner and catching up in the oh-so-cold Detroit Rock City and we had a blast. We did a fair share of catching up over dinner but it was only after we made our way out for drinks afterward that the sharing really got good. I always have a great time when I’m with Sarah and Erik and last night was no exception. It may be cold in The D but it’s so good to be back home with my peoples. More »

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Double Date

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Yesterday was my last day in Detroit and I decided to spend it with my parents. Because of my bizzy schedule all last week, I really didn’t get to spend much time with them so I knew I had to save Sunday for them. Sarah graciously invited them over to her home and then the four of us went out for lunch together. We didn’t get up to anything fancy, just a nice meal where we all got to talk and catch up with one another. More »

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Industrial Is Not Dead

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Yesterday was a fun day, full of mirth and merriment in two different cities in two different countries. Sarah and I started our day in Toronto, Ontario where we brunched and walked around downtown for a couple of hours before we had to hit the road for our 4 hour drive home to Detroit. After we regrouped at her place, we picked up Mark and made our way to Green Dot Stables in downtown Detroit for dinner … where we randomly ran into Erik and his friend Elisa … who told us about a kickass dance party at Small’s in Hamtramck. Of course we went and had the best night ever. More »

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The Detroitness

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And so, I am back home in LA after my lovely week-long visit to Michigan last week. As always, my time back home was so great but it really flew by this time. I had gotten really used to just chillin’ with Sarah and Mark and then, BAM, it was time for me to return home. I did consider staying a bit longer but I have a lot of stuff to get done here in LA than, blah, I just came last night as scheduled. My last day in Detroit was fun, mostly because I got to squeeze in a bit of extra hang time with Sarah and Mark … oh, and I got to enjoy lunch at Olga’s so, yeah, it was a pretty great day. More »

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Padre’s Day

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Yesterday was my last full day here in metro Detroit and it was the main reason for my trip home this time. I usually come home for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day and this year, it was Father’s Day :D My parents even decided to skip church so that they could spend more time hanging out … which is absolutely UNHEARD OF from my parents. When I was a kid, we never skipped church for nothing … NO MATTER HOW HARD I TRIED. Even if I was sick, we had to go to church because what better place for me to pray my illness away than church. These days, my folks tend to skip church more often and they’ve flat out stopped going as often. BUT, I digress. I got to spend the early part of the day with my folks before Sarah and I met up with some friends for a fantastic home-cooked meal. It was basically the perfect Michigan day. More »

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Grad Tidings

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Yesterday afternoon I was able to attend a graduation party for one of the coolest kids that I’ve known for about 18 years now. My longtime friend Sherri’s son Kyle graduated from high school last weekend and this weekend was the guest of honor at his graduation party. It just so happens that his little shindig coincided with my Father’s Day trip home so, yeah, I was able to celebrate Kyle on his big day yesterday. I’m telling you … it is really weird for me to see Kyle as a grown 18-year old high school graduate when I still remember the adorable little baby he used to be … seemingly just yesterday. But he has grown in a pretty amazing young man and I couldn’t be prouder of him. More »

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Clear Eyes, Full Moon, Can’t Lose

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Friday the 13th here in Detroit was a smashing success. Sarah, Mark and I made our way downtown to Comerica Park to see the Detroit Tigers take on the Minnesota Twins on an absolutely perfect night for baseball. The moon was full and we had the best time ever. Back home in my other home, the LA Kings won the Stanley Cup which also made me very happy … cuz if I can’t have my Red Wings, I’ll happily take the LA Kings :D More »

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Movie Review: ’22 Jump Street’

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My Thursday here in Detroit Rock City was a pretty bizzy and productive one. After a day of work, Sarah, Mark and I made our way out for an amazing Coney Island dinner before we caught an early showing of 22 Jump Street. After we got back home and settled, I managed to finish watching season 2 of Orange is the new Black. All in all, I was very entertained yesterday … even if I felt that both the movie and the second season of OITNB were a bit underwhelming. More »

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