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Thursday, September 09, 2004

Blown Out

Here is how I spent my evening/night with Sarah. She and I decided to hang out and do some shopping/eating/movie watching so I drove to her place in Dearborn. We went to Twelve Oaks Mall and she decided to drive. We almost made it to the mall when we started to hear this noise, she asked me if it was her tire and I wasn't sure. It was her tire making the noise, it had blown out. We pulled over and I inspected her tire-changing tools. She had a jack and a pitifully small wrench/crowbar. There was no way we were going to get the lug nuts off with that wrench. Not 3 minutes after we pulled over an MDOT rescue van pulled over:

Sarah looked on as the guy changed the tire.

He had an awesome air gun (with which to whip off the lug nuts) and a super jack -- he had the whole thing done in about 2 minutes:

We rode the rest of the night on her sad little donut tire:

I had to to do some birthday shopping and I also had to pick up new pants for work. Sarah had her own shopping to do but fortunately she didn't buy this stole:

We were at the mall for a while (found pants at the Gap and Hollister) and then had a late dinner at BD's Mongolian BBQ. We really weren't in the mood for a late movie so we went to an Irish pub instead -- Gus O'Connor's. This place rocked! They had these little booths that were totally private and had their own window that opened so that bartender could lean in and take your order:

We had a great time! I suspect we'll be visiting Gus O'Connor's again ...

And that was our night. It was low-key but fun. And that was that.


Downside Up

Siouxsie & the Banshees
Downside Up - The B-sides
Release date 11.01.04

CD 1

20th Century Boy
Pulled To Bits
Drop Dead/Celebration
Eve White/Eve Black
Red Over White
Follow The Sun
Slap Dash Snap
Supernatural Thing
Conga Congo
Coal Mind
We Fall
Cannibal Roses
Obsession II
A Sleeping Rain
Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant

CD 2

There's A Planet In My Kitchen
Let Go
The Humming Wires
I Promise
Throw Them To The Lions
An Execution
Quaterdrawing The Dog
Shooting Sun
Sleepwalking (On The Highwire)
She Cracked
She's Cuckoo
Something Blue
The Whole Price Of Blood
Mechanical Eyes

CD 3

False Face
Something Wicked (This Way Comes)
Are You Still Dying Darling?
El Dia De Los Muertos
Staring Back
Spiral Twist
Sea Of Light
I Could Be Again
B Side Ourselves
Swimming Horses (Live)
All Tomorrow's Parties (Live)
Hang Me High
Black Sun

CD 4

Overground (The Thorn)
Placebo Effect (The Thorn)
Red Over White (The Thorn)
Voices (The Thorn)

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How Many More Days 'Til Summer Vacation?

So little Majik is recuperating nicely. After she was finished stumbling around the house she managed to find her little spot on the guest bed and went to sleep. She was a mess. This morning she seemed to be getting back to normal. She wasn't running around but she was definitely active. She was also starving (she couldn't eat anything last night) so I fed her and she seemed happy. I think she'll be back to normal in no time.

I failed to mention yesterday that I caught Erik watching a "very bad" video in the basement. I heard him making noise and then I heard someone (on the video) say "Get those legs up, c'mon, and hold!" and I became intrigued. I sneaked downstairs and there he was, right out in the open -- he was doing The Grind workout with Eric Nies!!! Needless to say, I was a little disturbed. I turned around and went back upstairs. Incidentally, he didn't go with me to the vet to pick up Majik after her operation. I called down to him and he came to the stairs (actually, he hip-hopped to the stairs) and told me that he was doing his "cool down". Yeah, I left him alone.

For our 11 month anniversary we had dinner at Little Tree (but of course). It was cold and rainy but we made the trek anyways. It was such a nice dinner. We talked about the past 11 months over our favorite sushi rolls -- it was very nice. After dinner, we came right home and got to celebrating ... and that was that.

Woo! I am very excited because my subscription to US Weekly has finally started. My first issue arrived in my mailbox yesterday and I couldn't be more thrilled. No more trips to Kroger to pick up copies of US Weekly. Now I just sit back and wait for the goss to come to me!

So let's get the bit 'o Britney out of the way. The official Curious website has been launched and the beauty products are already in stores. Apparently, sales have been brisk. Have you satisfied your Curiosity? I bet the Britney perfume would make a nice gift.

Whoever leaked those unreleased Kylie tracks really did her a favor. Everyone is all a buzz over the new songs. There are debates over whether or not it's Kylie's voice on those songs (some people maintain that one of the tracks is actually Dannii). There are also debates as to whether or not these songs will ever be released properly. I, for one, love them! Limbo! (the best unofficial Kylie website ever) has a lot of information on the new tracks -- Reports of the two 'leaked' songs, entitled My Image Unlimited and I'm Just Here For The Music, began right here on our forum. They are believed to be taken from the Body Language album sessions as registration codes for both are very close to those of released songs. Neither track is believed to be taken from recent sessions with Xenomania (confirmed) or Scissor Sisters (assumed). You can read more about the leaked tracks HERE.

On the political front, it seems that Mr. Bush hasn't been entirely forthcoming about his military service history (who here is surprised?). [CBS's 60 Minutes reported that] Killian [one of Bush's Texas commanders] complained of pressure from higher-ups to give Bush positive evaluations and said Bush talked about how to avoid taking a physical exam in 1972, when Bush eventually skipped six months of training and lost his pilot's wings for missing the exam ... After the broadcast, the White House, without comment, released to the news media two of the memos, one ordering Bush to report for his physical exam and the other suspending him from flight status. Where is the outrage?! Why are we not screaming for more of the truth?! I just don't understand how people can be so blind to this man's immense faults. He is not a fit leader! In light of these revelations, a new group called Texans For Truth has emerged to help in the fight to oust GWB from the White House.

Additionally, we've got the Vice President of our country actually telling Americans that the U.S. will be attacked by terrorists if John Kerry is elected president. Speaking to supporters in Des Moines, Cheney called it "absolutely essential" that on Election Day voters "make the right choice. Because if we make the wrong choice, then the danger is that we'll get hit again, and we'll be hit in a way that will be devastating." That is the biggest pile of horse shizz I've ever heard! I cannot believe that our nation's leaders are actually using TERRORISM in order to scare voters into supporting them. And there are STILL people who adamantly support them! If this administration is re-elected we are DOOMED! DOOMED, I SAY!

I need to talk about something else. Let's talk about concerts. There are a TON of shows coming up that Erik and I are interested in seeing. I mentioned yesterday that Melissa Auf Der Maur is coming back to Detroit but I failed to mention that she will be touring with the Von Bondies! This show is not to be missed! Here's a run down of the shows that we are hoping to see

09.14 Scissor Sisters @ St. Andrew's Hall
09.27 Sarah Harmer @ The Ark
10.02 Rilo Kiley @ The Magic Stick
10.08 Melissa Auf Der Maur & The Von Bondies @ St. Andrew's Hall
10.12 The Killers @ St. Andrew's Hall
10.13 Hanzel Und Gretyl/Thrill Kill Kult/Ministry @ St. Andrew's Hall
10.17 Morrissey @ The State Theater
11.07 KMFDM @ St. Andrew's Hall
11.19 Brendan Benson & Ted Leo @ The Magic Stick

That's it for now, this post is already too long ... I'll be back later ...



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