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It looks like all of our running around finally caught up with us. David and I ended up staying home all day long yesterday … I was pretty much couchbound all afternoon/evening/night. I’m really bummed that we ended up missing a friend’s party in the park but unfortch we weren’t really up for going out :( I did manage to catch up on some much-needed sleep. Yesterday was pretty gloomy here in SoCal so, I guess we just weren’t meant to get outdoors.
We have a few errands to run today and I think we’re gonna have a date night together … it’ll be the first time we’ve been able to be alone in a couple of weeks. I’m planning on meeting up with some friends later on tonight … but we’ll see how the day unfolds. It’s nice not having to do anything … I’m looking forward to a whole Summer of just that.
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Last night was a pretty fun night here in SoCal. David, Darion, Steph, Alek and I got to hang out and party with the men of All American Guys in celebration of their 10 year anniversary … but before that party got started, I was able to watch the mighty Detroit Red Wings SLAUGHTER the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Wings played the Penguins at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI and just eviscerated the poor chaps from Pittsburgh … they won the game by a score of 5-0:
While the Red Wings played an amazing game of hockey, the Penguins just fell apart thruout the entire game. The Red Wings are just one game away from winning the Stanley Cup for the second year in a row. I seem to recall that the Wings won the Cup last year in the 2008 Stanley Cup Final in Pittsburgh, PA. I have a feeling that history is going to repeat itself again this year :) Go Wings!!
As soon as the game was finished (and the Penguins were put out of their misery), David and I met up with the guys for a pre-party get together at the Mondrian Hotel were we got to hang out with all of the models. Yes, it was tough work … let me tell you. After a quick bite to eat at Fat Fish, we made our way to Eleven for the festivities:
The party was just really fun … much love goes out to Chris Westcott and Michael A. Downs for taking such good care of us thruout the night. The party was fun and sexy and a great time was had by all. By the night’s end, a hot model named Mike was crowned the newest All American Guy … look for him to be a future Hot Dude of the Week :) Thanks and love goes out to Alek and Steph from OhLaLaMag.com and Darion for sharing all of their fun photos. Twas fun, twas fun.
This afternoon, David and I are heading out for a birthday celebration for our dear friend Adriana and I think we’re planning on seeing a movie later on tonight. The sun is finally shining here in SoCal … it’s gonna be a beautiful day.
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David and I made our way back to SoCal safe and sound last night … tho not without a wee bit of a snafu. Our flight was delayed an hour due to weather (somewhere else, it wasn’t raining in Detroit or LA) but as far as delays go, this one wasn’t all that bad at all. The extra time allowed me to watch, in full, V: The Final Battle on my iPhone:
As you may recall, I was able to watch the entirety of the original miniseries V on the flight to Detroit last week in preparation for the ABC remake of V that is scheduled as a midseason replacement next year. Just as I loved the V miniseries, V: The Final Battle was just as awesome. I had truly forgotten what a great story V offered. All of the most memorable moments from the V phenomenon in the 80′s are featured in V: The Final Battle (with the highlight being the birth of the lizard baby). Fans of the original 80′s miniseries should seek out the DVDs and watch it all over again … it’s pretty damn fantastic.
Because we got in so late, there wasn’t any time to go out and meet up with some friends who were hanging out. We got home, dropped our bags and pretty much passed out.
Tonight is gonna be superfun tho! David and I will be attending the 10th Anniversary Party for All American Guys at Eleven here in West Hollywood, CA tonight and I am very excited:
It will be such a treat to see all those Hot Dudes live and in person. I’ll do my best to have fun pics to share tomorrow ;)
Also, I’ll be rooting for the Detroit Red Wings who play Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI tonight!
We are just 2 games away from winning the 2009 Stanley Cup! I know the mighty Wings will get the job done right!! Go Wings!!
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Alas … my time here in Detroit Rock City has come to an end. It seems like David’s and my week here flew by in an instant … but we did have a great time. The trip had its highs (namely Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals at the Joe Louis Arena last Saturday and our day with Nine Inch Nails at Pine Knob last Sunday) and some lows (namely Games 3 and 4 of the aforementioned Stanley Cup Finals) but this trip was pretty spectacular. Here are a few pics from our small gathering of friends who came over to Sarah and Mark’s place last night to hang out on our last day in town:
Last night was really fun … it was great seeing everyone who came out (Tracey, Zakiya, Reggie, Tara, Agnes, Angi, Ben, Jeff, Mike G and Roger) and I will miss you all — ’til I get my ass back to Detroit in August for Tori Amos ;) While I’m very bummed that the Detroit Red Wings lost last night, I’m confident the Red Army just wants to make sure they win the Stanley Cup here in Detroit!! Go Wings!!
And so … our trip is pretty much dunzo. We finish work this afternoon, grab some food and then hit the friendly skies. I hear it’s been rainy and cold in LA this week, so glad that Michigan graced us with some damn beautiful weather. I love you Detroit, see you again real soon!!
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Last night was our low key evening … we spent the later part of the afternoon just lounging around before we met up and took my parents out for a group dinner at Andiamo in Dearborn, MI. Here are a couple pics from dinner:
And that was pretty much that … after dinner, we all went home and spent the rest of the evening with a big bucket of Red Vines and the TV in Sarah’s room. Yeah, it wasn’t all that thrilling but it was really nice nonetheless.
Tonight, Sarah and Mark are hosting a small get together of some of our friends so that we can hang out, cheer on the Detroit Red Wings in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final and celebrate David’s and my last night here in Detroit. It’s gonna be really fun seeing everyone … but where has the time gone? We’re already off to LA tomorrow ;(
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Last night was another great night here in Detroit Rock City despite some disappointments in the sports department, we had a blast. The night started out with a toast at the HockeyTown Cafe in downtown Detroit, MI before we made our way to Comerica Park for the Detroit Tigers vs. the Boston Red Sox game. It was chilly but really nice out last night. Sarah, Mark, David and I met up with Sarah’s co-worker Lisa for some Detroit Tigers fun at the stadium … here are a few pics:
The obscene drink that Sarah and David were drinking out of was her idea … I chose to opt out ;) Mark and I got distracted midway thru the game as we were trying to follow Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final since the Detroit Red Wings were playing in Pittsburgh. Despite a strong opening to the game, the Wings unfortch fell short of the win last night (as did the Tigers who lost to the Red Sox). They still lead the Stanley Cup Final 2 games to 1 … which means they now have the chance to win the Stanley Cup here in Detroit at the Joe Louis Arena :) Go Wings!! We ended the night at Cheli’s Bar for a nightcap.
I think we are doing dinner with my parents tonight but otherwise are lying low … we’ve been running around like crazy, a nice night to chill might be fun.
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Last night Sarah, David and I made our way out to Ann Arbor, MI to enjoy a playdate with my beautiful goddaughter Zakiya and her mom Tracey. It had been ages since I got to see my darlings again so we wanted to get out there so that we could see their new apartment, have dinner and then spend some time at a park. Here are a few pics from last night’s fun:
It’s really disconcerting how quickly this little girl is growing up. She’s a full on talker now, there ain’t no stopping her. She spent part of the night teaching us to say ZeZe is the bomb! While we were at the park, she found a caterpillar and a baby frog and was happy to show us her findings … she’s really too adorable. Once we got back to Tracey and Z’s apartment, she showed us some of the dance moves she’s been learning in her ballet class. The girl will be starring on Broadway any day now. We had so much fun. We are seeing them again on Thursday night when Sarah has a few people over to her place for a little get together.
Tonight, Sarah, Mark, David and I are heading downtown to Comerica Park to watch the Detroit Tigers take on the Boston Red Sox. On our way, we’re hoping to swing by the HockeyTown Cafe to cheer on the Detroit Red Wings as they face the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. It should be a very sporty night for us … hopefull I’ll have good news to share tomorrow :)
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To get right to the point and completely without any bit of hyperbole, I have to declare that yesterday was among the best days of my life. The things my friends and I got to experience at the NIN/JA 2009 Tour stop here in the metro Detroit, MI area yesterday are pretty much the things that I will remember and cherish for the rest of my life. I’ll try to be concise and not ramble but, seriously, the day was too epic to adequately describe. Sarah, Mark, David and I arrived at
DTE Energy Center Pine Knob early in the afternoon so that we could participate in the meet and greet festivities that came with donating money to help fund Eric De La Cruz‘s heart transplant. We met a bunch of great Detroiters, including Pink readers Monique and Brandon, and all got to share the experience together. I’m gonna put the many, many photos I want to share behind the cut so that only those of you interested can check them out. I will post this awesome photo of the “Bodypaint Girls” who came to the show wearing no tops, only airbrushed bodypaint to cover their bodies:
Believe me, they looked more amazing in person. You can see what they looked like from the front HERE.
After the jump, check out photos and video from the NIN soundcheck, pics of some of us with Nine Inch Nails and some of the photos of the show that I got to snap while I was ON STAGE with the band during their performance … More »
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Yesterday was a pretty damn fun day here in Detroit, MI and I am so happy that I was able to be home to enjoy it. Our day started out with a visit to the statue of The Spirit of Detroit in downtown Detroit, which was all decked out in his Red Wings hockey jersey:
Then Sarah, Mark, David and I enjoyed late lunch/early dinner at Pegasus in Greek Town before Mark and I had the great privilege to attend Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals at the Joe Louis Arena. The Detroit Red Wings hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins and ended up pulling out a solid 3-1 victory to lead the Stanley Cup Finals series 1-0. Here are a few of the photos I was able to snap at the game yesterday:
I was really bummed that Twitter was “down for maintenance” for most of the game cuz I wasn’t able to post updates along the way. But, Mark and I had an amazing time at the game. I totally knew the Red Wings were gonna win … this never happens to me but I was sure the final score was gonna be 3-1. Being inside the Joe Louis Arena for any hockey game is a thrill … for a Stanley Cup Finals game, it was magic. I will say there was a pretty good sized contingent of Penguins fans in the hiz last night and they were, for the most part, respectful. But once the game was won by the Wings, they were pretty much invisible. Detroit erupted in celebration … it was really awesome to be a part of it.
After the game, Mark and I made our way to Connie & Jess’s place for a wine party they were hosting:
The eats and the drinks were phenominal. It was great getting to see Mike G. and Ben last night. We had so much fun … the celebratory mood did not stop. I’m not even sure what time we got home last night … ’twas fun, ’twas fun.
Today the four of us are heading out to
The DTE Energy Center Pine Knob to see Nine Inch Nails and Jane’s Addiction in concert. This is my last NIN/JA 2009 show of the tour … so I’m hopin’ it’s a goodie :) Also, Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals is tonight … here’s hopin’ there will be more celebratin’ in Detroit tonight!
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Much of yesterday was spent on a plane from LA to Detroit but David and I made the most of it. I was able to watch the entire original miniseries, V from 1983 on my iPhone and was pleasantly reminded how amazing it really was:
I was only 9 years old when the original miniseries aired on TV and I remember loving every second of it. It scared the hell out of me but also really entertained. Even the limited special effects of the early 80′s cannot diminish this great story. I had forgotten how V was the first time I learned about the Jewish holocaust … watching it again after all these years, I was still moved by the brave Jewish characters in this miniseries. While the overall story is about alien invasion, at the heart of the tale is the struggle for freedom. Not to sound hokey but I did learn a lot of lessons from V when it aired back in 1983. I’m planning on watching V: The Final Battle on the plane ride home. Now, I’m even more anxious to see what the new version of V, scheduled to air on ABC sometime next season, will look like.
Upon our arrival, Sarah and Mark picked us up and we made our way to Little Tree in Royal Oak for dinner … and then we decided to swing by my old haunt City Club for a drink and a dance. While the place is not nearly as crowded as it used to be in its hey day, it was still very fun going “home” again. I love that place. I’m glad we had the chance to visit.
TONIGHT … is the big night. Mark and I are going to the Joe Louis Arena for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals where the Detroit Red Wings will take on the Pittsburgh Penguins for the Stanley Cup:
This is the same match-up as the Stanley Cup Finals from last year … I’m really hoping that Detroit is able to pull out a win again just like they did last year :) Go Wings!!! After the game, we’re meeting up with friends at Connie and Jess’s for a little wine party soiree … I can’t wait!! It’s really great being back home in Detroit Rock City.