I've inundated my friends and family for years with commentaries on everything from foreign currency transactions to the menu at Taco Bell. Some of my commentaries are funny or insightful. Some are me ranting about something I'm annoyed about. All of them come with "Frank's Blog Guarantee" - if you think I've wasted your time with a blog entry, you have the right to kick me in the shins as hard as you want.
This morning starts out with U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announcing his resignation. In and of itself, that was an amazing - and uplifting - experience. I thought for sure it was be the biggest story of the day.
It must be time for 4th Fridays with Ford again. I know this without even looking at the calendar because the weather forecast is calling for rain.
So, yes - 4th Fridays with Ford and Cinema D will each happen tomorrow as scheduled. No matter how much it rains.
We had this problem last time around and it was still as blast.
Oh, and speaking of last time around, I've learned a lesson: don't try making a sarcastic remark while someone is trying to take your picture. Paul caught me with Aria, Tim and Kim in the midst of such a wise-crack last time.
Yesterday was my birthday. Nothing all that special happened yesterday because, well, it was a Monday.
The big party was Friday night at Whiskey in the Jar in Hamtramck. August was bartending. This meant that booze was plentiful. I also bumped into friends that I literally haven't seen in years, which is always cool.
Anyway, it was only last week when I realized something birthday related that is actually kind of cool. I have finally reached that point in my life where it's actually legal for me to date women who are half my age.
Liza left a comment in one of my posts below about Keira Knightley's ad campaign for Chanel. Among other things, she talked about how incredibly thin Keira Knightley is and how her body didn't look humanly possible in the Chanel ad.
I read her comment just a couple of minutes after reading another article about how that same image was real in the first place. I figured this was an omen. Something that I would post about, at the least.
According to an interview that Ms. Knightley gave, the folks at Chanel used PhotoShop to make her look the way she did. Her breasts are much smaller in real life so they added a bit to them when they were putting together their ad.
I have to admit, I wasn't terribly surprised when I read that.
Actually, I should amend that. I wasn't surprised that Chanel used PhotoShop to create an image that they thought we garner more attention and, in turn, sell more perfume. The surprising part, in my opinion, was that Keira Knightley was willing t…
Earlier this week, I discovered that if one types "dating in your 30s" into Google's search engine then I come up as one of the top searches. In fact, as of this morning, this site ranks at number 4 out of approximately 939,000 search returns.
Of course, the really interesting discovery in the whole thing came this morning.
Drum roll, please.
Google also ranks me as number 1 when the search terms are "Jello wrestling Detroit".
I swear, I almost fell out of my chair from laughing so hard when I saw that for the first time. I started this blog as simply a way to share my thoughts on a whole multitude of issues.
Plus, it's nice that friends and family who no longer live in the Detroit area have a convenient way of keeping up with my life that doesn't involve me telling the exact same stories over and over again.
But this Jello wrestling thing really floors me.
It also makes me wonder what would happen if I were to organize a Jello wrestling match (here in Detro…
It's been awhile since I've posted about some of the cool things that I find on-line, probably because I've been so broke as of late that I have steered clear of anything the remotely resembles shopping.
Anyway, I found these cool night lights as I was surfing around this afternoon. I was looking for something completely different - and I found these.
They look like like something out of a science museum, except that it's much smaller and fits directly into a light socket. It would probably freak some kid out, but it makes for a cool night light for adults.
This afternoon started out with me headed to a simple lunch date with one of my friends, Amanda. We discovered, much to our dismay, that Jacoby's Bistro was closed for renovations so we instead grabbed a couple of sandwiches at Au Bon Pain and found a table in Campus Martius Park.
Our lunch went along much as expected - good conversation, good food, delightful atmosphere.
The odd thing was that, at almost the exact moment that Amanda had to get back to work, another woman came walking up to me. It was Jodie, who recently returned for Liverpool. My meeting for this afternoon was already canceled, leaving me with a bit of time on my hands, so I said good-bye to Amanda and sat down with Jodie.
We talked some more about all of the things that happened while she was in the U.K. and a little bit about life in the D. Eventually, though, she had to head back to her office as well.
I started to head back to my car when my phone rang. It was my friend Tom, who is in town from Las Vegas. …