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Bulletmagnet
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Post Number: 423
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Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 7:57 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well, most of us made it through another Motown Saturday Night in one piece. What did you do around town for fun?
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Paintnprint
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Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 8:53 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bulletmagnet,
I shot pool at my favorite bar in Brooklyn, didn't hear gunshots, nor watch a house burn, nor got my house robbed while I was out, nor had my bike stolen out of my Detroit garage, nor didn't have some Black person want to kick my ass just because I'm White.
And people living in Detroit wonder why other people (White) abandoned the city.
Lots of ex-patriots here in New York City.
Sadly, Detroit is a place you are supposed to leave. I did.
To top it off, nobody stole my bike.
A good Saturday night, not living in Detroit, watching a neighborhood house burn, gunshots in my direction, Bulletmagnet, nor my house robbed.
Look, you might not like the picture, but I'm just the camera.
An ex-patriot, who morns Sir Graves' passing.

Regards,
Koko
P.S. Didn't see any whoes on Fenkell, either. A good night in Brooklyn, I suppose.
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Supersport
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Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 9:29 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I didn't have to listen to anybody talk with that stupid ass Brooklyn accent while hanging out in Detroit. I have to say it was a good night.

Had I heard that stupid ass accent, I probably would have fired off a few rounds, burned his house (after robbing it), steal a bike out of the garage, and then I'd pay a homeless black person to mock their stupid ass accent (prior to kicking their ass).

p.s. I thought Brooklyn invented ho's?
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Auspower
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Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 11:12 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

PaintNPrint

Why are you on this forum. It is called Detroit Yes not Detroit NO. Go start your own forum called NYYes.

I walked my dog. Took him for a swim at Belle Isle. Went for a walk along the river front, enjoyed the sunset, talked to passers by, gave directions to visitors, took a group of foreign visitors picture for them, with the river in the background and the Ren Cen. Had dinner at a local bar and afterwards took a moonlight cruise up the Detroit River on the Princess riverboat. Finished the night with a nice walk down Woodward to my Apartment. All in all another typical weekend in downtown.
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Scruffy
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Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 11:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Paintnprint - when was the lat time you were in downtown Detroit?
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Hans57
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Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 11:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You're the camera taking pictures from Brooklyn? Who shit in your Wheaties?

(Message edited by hans57 on May 06, 2007)
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Jjw
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Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 11:38 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There is more to Detroit than just being downtown. Paintnprint was referring to comments made on this web site by Detroiters. All may be rosy downtown but that may not necessarily be true all over town.
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Spiritofdetroit
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Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 12:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

All is not rosy downtown either....
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Irish_mafia
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Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 12:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was in Brooklyn on Thursday.

I suspect that the poster was either posting from somewhere else or the drugs were still saturating his cranium.

Brooklyn is the starting point most of the expatriots in this country... including the Dodgers. Sober people don't move "to" Brooklyn.
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Bulletmagnet
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Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 12:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I had to work on Saturday, something I don't usually do, so I was eager to do something FUN. We had a party to attend in Highland Park, and we ran into lots of good people and friends, including Lowell there. (May I post the snap of us Lowell?)I took a bunch of photos on the way there, just for reference, and some of the party.
We seldom go out, and I'm glad we did; no one shot, no one mugged, no bike trouble, just a relaxing time with the best of Detroit. I know where you are coming from Paintnprint. I've had my share, and it even was a topic at the party. But last night was fine. I even talked to a woman from Brooklyn. Say hello to the Detroit ex pats for us, will ya?
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 12:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Saw some guy pull a gun on another guy, got asked for a cigarette while waiting at the bus stop as usual, was late to meet up with a lady friend because the city bus was running behind schedule. Just your average night in Detroit, right? No not in Detroit, but here in Charlotte, NC.
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Paulmcall
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Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 1:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Went to Orchestra Hall. Had dinner upstairs at the Paradise Cafe and saw Forbidden Broadway afterwards downstairs.
Passed old Cass Tech building on the way home and wondered how a Home Depot would look there. It might look just fine but also wondered who's going to go shopping there.
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Zephyrprocess
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Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 2:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What's the matter with Brooklyn? I'm a big fan of Penske's race track there, and it's a really pretty drive there out Michigan Ave/US-12.

As for me--I couldn't get the family rounded up in time to get to Xoci's before they closed, so we had a great dinner @ Vicente's on Library. Downtown was plenty busy!
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Gargoyle
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Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 2:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Met some friends at the Detroit Beer Company for a birthday celebration. Strolled around Grand Circus Park afterward. Wasn't molested, mugged, abused or even spoken to impolitely. All in all, a quite enjoyable evening.
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Imperfectly
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Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 2:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I will start with Friday, we walked to Loco's had some dinner. Walked around a little bit cuz it was nice out. On the way I did give a dollar to a homeless man who didnt ask...but he was a older fella and he thanked me and i shook his hand. Then we headed to Astoria Bakery, yum, and then walked back to our place around 8 o'clock...in one piece !!! And we are female !!!!
Saturday we went to check out Bureau of Urban Living, cute store its the former sales office for 55 West Canfield. Then headed across the street to Traffic Jam.
Unfortunately today had to head out to the burbs to get some household necessities at Meijer, other than that a great weekend spent in the D.
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Gravitymachine
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Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 4:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I worked in my studio until midnight and then went and saw Adult at the stick. good show, good times.
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Focusonthed
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Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 8:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was going to see Adult at the Empty Bottle in Chicago on Friday, but I forgot.
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Tetsua
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Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 8:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Checked out Cinco de Mayo at Clark Park for the first time, a sight to behold indeed
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Scs100
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Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 10:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I did not go to Brooklyn. I did not shoot pool. I stayed at home and watched hockey on CBC, something you Brooklyn folk don't have and can't appreciate. I also watched the Tigers game on my computer (something you can't do since Brooklyn no longer has a team).

(I apologize to any Brooklyn people on this forum other than paintnprint).
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Jhartmich
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Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 10:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Supersport:

Awesome1 Loved you post. Thanks!
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Mayor_sekou
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Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 10:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thats prolly because he was in the pussy yuppie parts of Brooklyn, wherever the place was we went last time I was out there looked pretty rough. It might have been too much for our new friend here.

And yes, New York accents are god awful.
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Innovator
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Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 10:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

SCS100 - This is true. I moved to NY from Detroit for school for about two years now and i miss CBC hockey broadcasts almost as much as I miss coney i and great middle eastern food.

(Message edited by innovator on May 06, 2007)
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Tkierpiec
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Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 10:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well, I drove around the New Center/Woodbridge area last night, lost - trying to find my new home. :-) I'm still in the process of moving in and this was the first time I've been there after dark. I was driving back to Ann Arbor from Romeo and decided to stop by my place and see what the neighborhood looks like at night. Stupid me, though - didn't have my glasses with me (I have no business driving at night without them - my night vision is horrible!) and couldn't read any of the street signs. (I was coming from a direction I am unfamiliar with.) Also, I was surprised at how dark the area was - plenty of street lights but none of them were lit up. It was positively desolate. I gave up after a few minutes when I happened upon I-94 - just jumped on the highway and headed back to A2.

Question - heading west on Grand, does Lincoln St intersect, anybody know? I thought it comes out on Grand but I'll be damned if I could find it. I did find Trumbull but it must stop and then start back up again and I was hopelessly blind on a pitch black night!
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Ericdetfan
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Posted on Monday, May 07, 2007 - 1:07 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

When I lived in Warrendale I only heard gunshots once.
I did watch a house burn, but it was rebuilt in under a month.
Did have my house bulgarized once. It was at like 3 in the morning and everyone was home...We knew who did it tho, they were supposed to be "friends". This also happenend over 16 years ago.
I had my bike stolen many times, but never from my garage or house. I always left it out like irresponsible children often do.
Noone ever wanted to kick my ass. White, black, hispanic, or arabic. I was good friends with just about everyone in the neighboorhood and was well respected.
Never had a car stolen, either..Someone did try and steal my EXP, but failed...and I did have a wheel stolen off my Escort....Yes...one stock wheel off my 89 escort...Left it on the jackstand and everything...I wasn't pissed about it at all...I thought It was rather funny.
oh yeah my mom did have the windows broken out of her car one time, but there was a rash of that happening at the time..it had been going on for 2 weeks or so...I just blame the police for not catching them sooner.
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Xd_brklyn
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Posted on Monday, May 07, 2007 - 2:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Paintnprint, By the tone of your post, it seems you are a recent transplant who is taking a lot for granted. It wasn't that long ago that you really had to be on your guard at every step in almost all of the neighborhoods here. You would regularly see broken glass from car windows in the morning, hear about break-ins, see the drug peddlers, and their hanger-ons. And yes, even today, if you move into Brownsville, or some similar neighborhood you will have your "some Black person want to kick my ass just because I'm White." Walk around. Take a hike and head east on Atlantic Avenue, or better yet, Pacific Street. So please, do not be so smug.

History has favored New York once again, so enjoy it, but remember, by trashing Detroit--your comments were not a critique--you are just adding more damage to the broken streets you're so eager to dismiss.
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Barnesfoto
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Posted on Monday, May 07, 2007 - 3:14 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was gonna mention what Williamsburg was like 20+ years ago...
you beat me to it...
Meanwhile, it looks like Newark is the new Brooklyn...
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Crash_nyc
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Posted on Monday, May 07, 2007 - 3:26 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Right on, XD.

Chill out, Paint. You're going to give us Detroit ex-pats/Brooklynites a bad name.
Even after living in "Never-Neverland" Williamsburg for the past 12 years, I've seen & experienced just as many bad situations here as I did during my years growing up on the East Side of Detroit.
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Gannon
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Posted on Monday, May 07, 2007 - 7:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Started LATE with a quick pint at the Gaelic League, caught a set of acoustic modern Celtic music from four young lads who call themselves The Padges (every first Saturday at the League, worth a listen if you lean that way, kids are good...yuke player actually off the charts).

Picked up a friend then headed to the Park Bar, but some huge event at the Fox and/or State had the streets all blocked off, and we recognized only a few cool faces in the crowd. Caught up with Harmonie and RoaringMouse, and her new cable guy...but had to run off to the Old Miami.

Where the music was way too loud and not a regular in the house, excepting Julie...but she doesn't count.

But they had a fire in the pit going outside, so we hung out in back for another pint.

Then Union Street for another...and finally closing Majestic.

On the way to two after-hours clubs until the sun came up.

If it weren't for the text messages I kept sending to a new friend, in some tortuous game of cat-n-mouse, I wouldn't have remembered half of this.

Weird, we never actually crossed paths...just like in the old days when they always said I won hide-n-seek because I hid so well, right?!
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Iheartthed
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Posted on Monday, May 07, 2007 - 7:32 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Brooklyn?! LOL.

No really, I like Brooklyn a lot, but... you could've made up a place to better make your (outdated) point.
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Detroitbill
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Posted on Monday, May 07, 2007 - 8:49 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Had a great eve, dinner at Cyprus in Greektown, walked around downtown, ended up at Pulse with friends for drinks, walked back home to Lafayette Park,, seemed pretty normal to me, no qualms here about living downtown for sure.Didnt even start the car all weekend till Sunday evening. My friends from Troy loved it. And the post by Paint was interesting to me, seeing as one of my friends from Troy with me is from Brooklyn and his brother was stabbled there last summer outside a variety store,, made me think how one seems to think this kind of stuff only happens in certain areas..

(Message edited by DetroitBill on May 07, 2007)
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Toolbox
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Posted on Monday, May 07, 2007 - 8:55 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Watched the Vice cops take a very non compliant person into custody behind the Zoo Bar on my walk back to my friends apartment. Must have been someone they wanted bad judging by the amount of police present and continuing to show at the scene.
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E_hemingway
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Posted on Monday, May 07, 2007 - 9:49 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Saturday night. Drove back from the tip of the thumb, got in late and crashed. Tired as hell and slept like a rock. Any night I can sleep like that is a pretty good night.
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The_nerd
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Posted on Monday, May 07, 2007 - 12:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ironically PaintnPrint, the last time I was in NYC on a weekend...

1. I was verbally assulted by some stanger yelling insults because, out of the blue, he wanted to know where I was from and the whole nine yards. This was in one of NYC's "best" buroughs and safest neighborhood

2. Beggars asked for cash on the subway, but at least the singing was better than American Idol

3. I had the misfortune of having to sit next to a bunch of drunks on the train ride back from Penn Station who ate the most garlic filled pizza. The 60 something guy wearing the pink mini skirt wasn't pleasing on the eye either (and lets just say that the NY women for we non Wall Street guys...)
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Michigan
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Posted on Monday, May 07, 2007 - 12:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nerd, were you staying on Long Island?
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Queensfinest
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Posted on Monday, May 07, 2007 - 1:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mayor_sekou said "New York accents are god awful."

Do you get out of Michigan much? If not, try leaving the area for a few years then go back and tell me that the Michigan dialect is not one of the most painful to listen to in the country.

Michiganians seem to have something similar to Minnesota/Canada accent (think, the movie Fargo) but with Southern traits as well (i suppose from all the southerners who migrated up for auto related jobs?) mixed in. Very weird and distinctive.

If NY accents are god awful, then what are Detroit accents?

I've lived back and forth between the two places my entire life and have family on either side who speak with each of these dialects, so I'm not trying to hurt anyone's feelings here. Just understand that a Detroiter cracking on a NYer's accent is absolutely ridiculous. They are perhaps equally distinct and painful to hear for much of the remainder of the population.

(Message edited by queensfinest on May 07, 2007)
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220hendrie1910
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Posted on Monday, May 07, 2007 - 1:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ericdetfan wrote:
quote:

Did have my house bulgarized once.

Pre- or post-Communist style?

Ah, to be in Sofia in the springtime.
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Spacemonkey
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Posted on Monday, May 07, 2007 - 1:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was talking to a group of my ex-Detroit now New Yorker friends one time and they made a good point: Detroit is a great place TO BE FROM.
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Quozl
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Posted on Monday, May 07, 2007 - 1:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

What did you do around town for fun?


We had planned on going out of town, but decided to go cruise Woodward looking for some action. We were rolling down the sidewalk with two old Farmer Jack shopping carts when we spotted a nice Ford F250 pickup truck with loads of loot inside. We filled the carts up in a matter of minutes with roofing equipment, Cd's and other junk that fetched 300 bucks from a "broker" over on Grand River.

Then we bought a few rocks, three pints of knotty-head and a bucket of chicken and headed back to Lakeesha's crib for some action.

The rest of the weekend was a blur...
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Rocket_city
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Posted on Monday, May 07, 2007 - 8:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I spent the evening at Honest John's after graduating from WSU earlier on Saturday. Had "lun-ner" at Sweet Loraine's, and spent the afternoon downtown with my folks who came all the way down from the Straits Area.

Spacemonkey, that's a great quote if the person speaking it is incredibly ignorant and pretentious. :-)

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