Thursday, August 05, 2004

Miso, Sorry

I had a blast hanging out with Tracey tonight. Before I met up with her I had to go to my parent's to get one of my suitcases. It's 11:53 pm and I *still* haven't packed. I went out to Ann Arbor to hang out with Tracey. The plan was that I was going to catch a ride to Mt. Pleasant with Andy tomorrow but it turns out that Tracey needs help with the flowers(and she was driving to Mt. Pleasant by herself) so I'm going with her instead.

We went to Totoro for sushi, it was Tracey's first time having sushi. She hated every second of the experience. I was very surprised because Tracey is the most open-minded person I know. She hated the salad, the soup and all of the sushi. The only sushi roll she liked was the California Roll Tempura -- that was it. I wish I had my camera handy because she kept putting food in her mouth and then spitting it out. She totally hated it.

Then we went to Briarwood Mall to do some shopping. She needed shoes and I went in search of a pink punky-looking belt. She got shoes and a cute pink shawl (from The Buckle), I got the belt (from Hot Topic) and other things (damn you A&F, damn you to hell with your hold on me). Let me tell you something about shopping with Tracey -- she's insane! If she thinks something is overpriced and you work at the store, she's going to tell you TO YOUR FACE exactly how she feels. Then she'll tell any random person in the store how she feels. Then she'll thank the salesperson for their help, wish them a "good night" and leave the store laughing. It's fun!

Then we hung out at her apartment for a few hours before I came home to pack. I have to get up early tomorrow and meet up with her by noon so that we can hit the road for Mt. Pleasant. I will try to update in the morning before I leave and then I'll be gone at least until Sunday. I doubt I'll have the time or resources to update while I'm away but I will be taking lots of pictures and will fully update when I return. T-minus 2 days and counting ...

Almost There

D-Day is quickly approaching (no offense to Steve and Stephanie but their wedding is giving me fits). Erik is going up to Mt. Pleasant, MI (site of the weekend nuptials) tonight after work and I go up tomorrow afternoon. I have all the pieces to my outfit, next we'll have to see if I can pull it off. I still have some things to do today (get wrapping paper, get my small suitcase from my parent's house, shop for one more thing not wedding-related). I think I'm going to try and hook up with Tracey tonight to hang out. She's always driving all over creation to hang out with people so I think I'm going to head out to Ann Arbor.

  • I'm sure this comes as *no surprise* to anyone. Mark Hacking has reportedly admitted killing his wife (the Salt Lake case). SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (CNN) -- The husband of a missing Salt Lake City woman told a "reliable citizen witness" in a psychiatric unit that he killed his wife while she slept and tossed her body in a garbage bin, the Salt Lake County district attorney said Tuesday. Too bad the Lacy Peterson case isn't this open and shut.
  • The Good News: A judge in the great state of Washington has upheld same-sex marriages ruling that the state's law against such marriages is unconstitutional. In his ruling, Judge Downing said state law was unconstitutional because "the privilege of civil marriage and the various privileges conferred by that status are not being made equally available to all citizens." But we shouldn't celebrate yet, the case is headed for the state supreme court. But it is a hopeful sign that courts all over the country are ruling in favor of same-sex marriage.
  • The Bad News: The citizens of Missouri have voted to ban same-sex marriages. "We're the Show Me state and today we've shown the nation that we the people value traditional marriage," said Vicky Hartzler, a former state legislator who led the drive for the amendment. This is bad because they voted to amend their state's constitution, courts in the state cannot rule against it. In the end, this entire issue is going to be decided in the U.S. Supreme Court. It's IMPERATIVE that John Kerry win the Presidency so that fair-minded justices can be put on the Supreme Court. If GWB seats any justices then I think we're doomed.
  • It looks like Ralph Fiennes is going to play You-Know-Who. Fiennes has been cast to play Lord Voldemort in the next Harry Potter movie. I guess the producers were very impressed by his performance in Maid In Manhattan ... well, he creeped me out in that movie.
  • Has Pamela Anderson reunited with Kid Rock? He reportedly serenaded her with Bob Seger's song Night Moves. If that ain't true love I don't know what is.
  • Matthew Lillard, the actor who plays Shaggy in the Scooby Doo movies, claims that there is "no hope" for a Scooby Doo 3. Hear that folks, NO HOPE! Let's all breathe a collective sigh of relief.
  • Wanna see the new Batmobile in action? Click HERE to check out a small mov.
So, as I said, I've got a few things to take care of so I'm going to get steppin'. I will, of course, be back to relay any pressing news that might occur later on today. Who knows, Britney might pick up her dry cleaning or something.