Wednesday, May 03, 2006

What I'm Up To

What I'm wearing: It's starting to warm up now, but I wore the shit out of my jean jacket this Spring. My Chuck Taylors that were new last Spring are falling apart this year. Got to look for something to fill that void. I've been wearing a lot of workout stuff (previous 2 posts). I got a pair of cheap jeans from H&M that are fantastic. Much better than the more expensive pairs I've purchased recently. Buying jeans seems like a crap shoot to me. And of course T-shirts, t-shirts, t-shirts.

What I'm listening to: The Hard Lessons. There are a lot of things I don't miss about Michigan (roads, weather, driving distance), but I do miss the music. Detroit has a vibrant music scene and always has. The Hard Lessons are just my latest favorite band from Detroit. They play music that has a soul. Most music today, in my own personal opinion, is soulless, or has "fake soul". The Hard Lessons are the real deal. I also learned that the organist/vocalist went to my high school and college. A full decade and a half after I went, but still.

What I'm working on: Still finishing up a few things at my house but spending time looking for my next rehab project. I'm hoping to find something smaller that I can turn around quicker than previous projects. Some little piece of crap in a great neighborhood. That's what I need. Along with every other rehabber in this city!

What I'm eating: Lots of grilled chicken breasts and whole wheat pita with some Paul Newman Lite Honey Mustard salad dressing. Makes for a quick and healthy lunch.

What I'm watching: American Idol (Chris Daughtry seems to be the favorite), the Office, My Name is Earl, Survivor, Lost and a lot more children's programming than I thought I'd be watching with a 6 month old. Nate's favorites include Dora the Explorer, Go Diego Go and Wonder Pets.

What I'm not watching: Another David Cronenberg film. Ever!

What I'm reading: Lots of magazines. Dwell, Metropolitan Home, Modernism, Paste, Giant, Inspired House, Domino, Readymade

What I'm hoping for:


eytch said...

Everything sounds cool except for the Toyota... didn,t you write a blog sometime back ridiculing Ford for not being modern and breaking new ground (see The New Old Busch Stadium)? What is modern about this retro SUV - it is clear that you do not understand real advancement. If you want a modern mode of transportation and want to help the environment, then go buy a Toyota E85 vehicle... oh yeah, they don't make one. Ha!

mike g said...

What are you a Ford employee!

Actually Ken I looked into E85 vehicles. There is only one E85 fueling station in St. Louis and it's way out in Ballwin. It would take me a half of a tank of gas to get there and back. Now isn't the time for me to go E85. At least not around here yet.

I'm not going to be buying anything anytime soon anyway. And I think the FJ Cruiser is very modern. It's got style. More so than say a Ford Expedition. Oh snap! Did he just say that?