I really enjoy long weekends. Especially when they involve holidays that include stuffing your face with stuffing. *Random thought — why is there no restaurant establishment and/or chain named “That’s the Stuff” where all kinds and variations of stuffing are served, 24/7?
It was a very relaxing (yet busy) weekend filled with family and friends that never cease to amaze me. Let’s recap this bullet point style, yo!
i should be discussing how terrific my weekend was, but i am currently watching glee (this jamie foxx “blame it” rendition is ridic) and my head is in a totally heavenly mindset at the moment. i just signed a lease on a new car, jump back ball is this weekend and i also just received some other exciting news.
it’s already tuesday. i need to keep up on this blog thing! and instead of explaining my past weekend to you, i would rather take this opportunity to tell you what i did last night. however, i will give you some bullet points that would describe my weekend:
so last night the nug and i went to the franklin blvd. block club meeting to get the 411 on recent neighborhood news and rants. we have only been to a couple, but if you live in the city of cle, i highly recommend that you join a block club. while we all are networking through the online social media wave, we also have to remember that we still need to actually converse with people in person! it’s another great way to meet your neighbors and make new friends, along with the opportunity to get your thoughts and concerns out in the open with your local peeps.
moving to the detroit shoreway neighborhood was the best decision i ever made. attending the block club meeting last night confirmed that decision once again. street clean up activities to urban garden planning and new business announcements to historical house restorations were topics of discussion. i had the biggest smile on my face when a local family came to speak about their new restaurant, frank’s falafel house. so if you happen to be driving down franklin blvd. or w 65th this june/july, make sure to stop in for some mediterranean inspired sandwiches. also found out that the owners of the abc tavern in oc are opening a new restaurant on detroit next to the cleveland public theatre. expected to open sometime this fall, the appropriately named, xyz tavern should be the next hot spot in the detroit shoreway hood!
so my point? get involved with your community. meet new people. take some time out of your hectic schedules to participate in a street clean up or charity event. be a neighborhood ambassador! support the city in which you live to make it just a little better. enough of us trying to make it a little better will make the city a lot better. duh.