Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Motor City

Apologies for taking yet another few days off but I had to take a little trip to Detroit to take care of some bidness. This was actually my first time in the Motor City and I gotta say I'm sure it's nice but we spent all of our time inside the Fortress of GM-itude, aka the Renaissance Center downtown that's plunked alongside the convention center and Joe Louis Arena.

We did manage to find time to do some gambling at the ever-classy Greektown Casino (enjoy the $25 fellas!) and I had one of the worst steaks of my life at a place called Fishbones which happened to be across the street from the casino.. And down the street from the homeless guys who were sleeping on the sidewalks in order to get some warmth from the steam exhaust. The steak was prolly a bad call on my part.

But I took a couple of pictures!

Here's Canada across the river from my hotel room:

Here's Canada from the lobby:

Here's just regular Canada:

And here's some pictures of the inside of the "Ren Cen" which to me seemed like a freakin' awesome place for a game of after hours hide and seek. It's like the Deathstar! But only it's like "Carstar." But you still fully expected to pass a storm trooper or see little droids scurrying about:

A couple other notes:

• I love that Aimee Mann's new album coming out in June is called "@#x%x*! Smilers." Not sure why I do.

•  That David Eunuchaleta boy on the Idol shouldn't be allowed to sing love songs. It's like if a fish sang a song about a campfire. You'd have to think that wasn't coming from a very, shall we say, "personal" place.

And a very happy birthday to my brother Martin today.


Blogger ButtonHole said...

Maybe you'll stay away from Fishbones for steaks. Try Cowbones next time??

5:41 PM  
Blogger Howard said...

The barely 25 year-old, bright pink nail polish-wearing "concierge" at the Marriott recommended the place as it was almost 10 pm at the time.

Once we got there, our server was recommending the sushi. But something about sushi in Detroit made steak seem like a safer bet.

The casino wasn't the only place my luck came up short.

8:18 PM  
Blogger biggy said...

I hope GM is not your client. They posted I believe a $3 billion dollar loss today.

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