Adventure Time

I didn’t plan on doing anything fun last night other than packing but because the realtor that represents the condo I live in needed to show my place to potential new tenants, I decided not to be here when the showing took place. When I moved last, I had to deal with quite a few showing appointments where I was home working while potential tenants looked around my home on a realtor tour. I get that it’s necessary but it’s weird, awkward and can be uncomfortable. I got some work done yesterday afternoon with help from Emma, so I decided to meet up with my friend Jesse for a drink hang … wanna guess where we decided to meet? More »

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Calm In The Storm

The process of moving is slow-going for me but is progressing nicely … for the most part. This move is proving to be a particularly emotional one for me (on many different levels) so I am finding myself a bit overwhelmed from time to time. It’s natural, moving can be a very stressful time for anyone so I’m just trying to keep all of that in mind. I’m digging out things that I have to decide to keep, give away, donate or trash. It’s oddly freeing to just get rid of stuff that I’ve determined I no longer need. Invariably, tho, I have come across things that are painful reminders of happier times which tend to stop me in my tracks but, thankfully, those moments are few and a quick trip to the dumpster has proven to be very helpful :D In the midst of my packing last night, I decided I needed a break … and luckily, my dear Ollie was free for dinner. More »

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Leader Of The Pack

And so … the moving process has officially gotten underway for me. I decided to try a company called Repax that rents out plastic moving bins for my packing purposes and they were delivered earlier today. The idea is to not have to buy then discard/recycle old moving boxes after my move. With my moving day set for next week, I will be pretty bizzy in the next week putting everything I own into these containers. It’s quite possible that I’ll even need more boxes for my move but … ugh, first things first … I have to fill these bad boys first. More »

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A Friend Like He

News of Robin Williams‘s death hit me pretty hard yesterday, completely out of the blue and pretty much changed the course the rest of the rest of my day. I had started a bit of packing and was digging things out of my closets for packing and purging which, honestly, was already an emotional experience for me. It’s not fun to find old photos, cards, letters, etc. that one would rather not encounter all at once but it’s part of the process of moving on. I took a bit of a break and was met with the shocking news of Robin‘s death. Honestly, I couldn’t go back to the work of packing. I did meet up with Emma and Josh for dinner as a way to distract myself and we had a great time together. More »

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Double Date

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

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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Tori Amos In TORIonto

For our fourth and final Tori Amos show of her current Unrepentant Geraldines Tour here in North America, my BFF Sarah and I made the 4 hour drive up to Toronto, Ontario for one last hurrah. Sarah and I have made the trek from Detroit to Toronto many times before but it has been a very long time since we’ve made our way to Canada together so we were excited all week long looking forward to this weekend. The drive was very fun but we got a bit nervous that traffic would make us late so we were a bit stressed for the last leg of the drive. We managed to make it to Toronto with plenty of time to get ready, get to the venue, hang out for a bit with Tori‘s daughter Natashya Lórien before the show (again) AND get settled into our seats before the show even started (thankfully Tori was running a bit late, too). The show last night was magic! We had the best night ever. More »

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‘Guardians’ Again / Tori Amos Covers NIN

Last night Sarah, Mark and I made our way to their local movie theater so that we could see Guardians of the Galaxy together. Altho I’ve already seen the movie, they hadn’t so I was happy to see it again with them. The plan for the night was to keep things nice and easy so we opted for the movie date. Considering Sarah and I are headed up to Toronto, Ontario later today, an easy movie night was the perfect choice. More »

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Tori Amos Is ‘Unrepentant’ In Detroit, MI

Last night my BFF Sarah and I made our way to the Fox Theater in downtown Detroit, MI to see our 3rd of 4 Tori Amos concerts on her current Unrepentant Geraldines Tour. As you may recall, Sarah made her way to LA a couple of weeks ago so that we could see Tori in LA and in San Diego. This weekend, we have tickets for Tori in Detroit and Toronto, Ontario. It’s really hard to compare and rate shows because they are all magical in their own right. It’s always wonderful to see Tori play in Detroit. Sigh. So many years of great memories here. Last night, Sarah and I had the best seats ever and we got to meet and chat with Tori‘s daughter Natashya Lórien before the show. Tori was perfection … it was a really special night. More »

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Cross Country

I successfully made my way home to Michigan yesterday after a flight that felt like an eternity, to be totally honest. Thankfully, I was able to make it to the airport without incident and amazingly, I even got an upgrade. The flight was totally fine except that it felt really long. I can’t complain at all tho cuz I’m home safe and sound. I have a few fun things on the books for this trip, which will likely be my last trip home of the year. More »

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