Thursday, June 30, 2005

as soon as i get my head 'round you i get an electric charge from you

I haven't bought any new records today, so I won't be revisiting the Bring a New Record To Work Day from last week. I will, though be participating in Bring a Neglected Record to Work Day®. I've pre-selected three neglected records for this week. Only one will ultimately get the go-ahead. Actually, I'm pretty sure that I've already decided which one will be played. However, I'll have to see how I feel when the time comes.

Have any of you been playing along at home or work? I swear to you, it's good times. I know you've all got some cds or eight-track tapes or whatever that you haven't listened to in over a year. That's neglect. Play along. It's fun. If nothing else, you'll be able to justify the cd's presence in your collection.

Speaking of fireworks, this will be the first year out of the past eight that I'll have July 4 off. I'm pumped up about that. We were rapidly approaching opening night at the new restaurant last year. The previous 6, I was at the other restaurant. They first opened their doors on July 4, 1997, and they always threw a big hoe-down on July 4. It usually consisted of me roasting a pig out in the parking lot. To have it ready to eat at noontime, you've gotta get started around 6 am. It's a fun thing to do, but I don't miss it. Actually, I think the geniuses who run the city have moved the 4th of July fireworks to the 3rd of July. Go figure. I don't have plans yet, but I'm sure someone will be throwing a cookout that I can go to. The Greasehoppers are in town, so I might go to the game. Oh. And beer.

I was about to begin a diatribe about those geniuses who run the city, but I don't really have the time right now. Short form -- parking for downtown businesses is a nightmare. People who work in downtown restaurants and shops have a hard enough time parking. Customers have no hope. At night, it isn't a problem, but during the day when all the private lots and decks are full, it's ugly. The city doesn't really have any good plans to remedy the situation.

now playing:
The American Analog Set -- The Fun of Watching Fireworks

The American Analog Set The Fun of Watching Fireworks

1 comment:

greatwhitebear said...

I think that is pretty common in most cities. At least here, they leave the garages open till 3:30. In Detroit, unless there is a special event in the area, most of the garages close at like 7. Even after events, they close at like 11:30. Motown savvy partiers park in the business districts and take the people mover downtown. Less savvy folks spend a lot of time (and money) looking for parking in Greektown.