Tag Archive: Detroit

It Breaks My Heart

I saw this commercial awhile back, and it tugged at my heartstrings:

I just saw on the news how the police broke up a dog fighting ring, and they even found a dead dog, wrapped in a plastic garbage bag, in a freezer!!!!!  WHO DOES THIS!?!?!?!?!?!? Detroit has quite the reputation for dog fighting, and even having possession of paraphernalia relating to it is illegal (not sure if that’s the case in Tennessee or not).  The saddest thing is so many of them have to be euthanized because they’ve been trained to be vicious.  I have two dogs in Michigan, and they couldn’t hurt a fly…it’s just not in their hearts to fight!

I’ve Never Wanted To Be A Homewrecker…

But, how can you not want to steal Keith Urban away from Nicole?!?!?!?!?!

Since my junior year in college, I have had an obsession with Keith Urban, I was even a member of Monkeyville (his fanclub), and traveled up to 7 hours JUST to see him in concert!  Since he married Nicole, and had a kid, I kind of fell out of love with him, but I just saw a video of him in concert on CMT, singing “You Look Good In My Shirt”, the school-girl crush is back!!!  He is looking FOIIIIIIIIIIIIINE with his hair shorter, and more natural looking (he had some bad hilight and lowlight jobs before), and you can tell he’s been workin’ out!!!!   I can’t tell you what a PHENOMENAL performer he is, check him out for yourself!  He even gave a girl his guitar!!!!

I never had the chance to meet him, but my friend, Becky (whom I never would’ve met, if not for KU), and I had the opportunity to meet all of his band members minus one, in Detroit, back in 2005.  We were such diehards, we went to BOTH of his shows, and we sat in the 14th row, the only thing that would’ve made us happier was if we were in first row, able to look him in those dreamy blue eyes!!  Becky, from then on, was my concert buddy!  We went to a show he did in East Lansing three months later, and even went to go see Little Big Town, of which we actually met at one of KU’s Detroit shows. 

Becky & I with Jerry Flowers

Becky & I with Jerry Flowers in Detroit

I have seen him perform in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin at Country Thunder (which was WAY cool, you get to see a bunch of concerts for the price of three), two shows in Detroit, all in 2005.  In 2006, I was only able to see him twice, one of which was JUST for the fanclub, and that was cool to see him sing songs no one had heard yet, on his Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing album, in Atlanta.  I took my friend, Betsy, and she wasn’t the BIGGEST fan, but she was highly impressed with his performance!  If you ever have the chance, go and see him perform, even if you aren’t familiar with his music, you would LOVE one of his shows!!!! 

Betsy & I in Atlanta

 I know he’ll never show up at my door, but IF he did, I wouldn’t turn him away, married or not!  The ONE time I wouldn’t care if I was called a homewrecker 😉

Sex Fruit, 4real??

I was watching Regis and Kelly this morning, and they said there are names that are illegal in New Zealand to name your child. If you remember my post about Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s choice of baby names, I’m a fairly traditional girl, and think there’s a big difference between unique and strange!! A couple, in New Zealand, had tried to name their child “4real”, because when they saw the ultrasound, they realized it was “for real”, and now a judge has deemed it illegal because no names are allowed to start with a number, and because they ban any names that may be offensive, in order to “prevent too much imagination”!!! Other names in New Zealand that are illegal:

  • Fish and Chips
  • Yeah Detroit (Now the Michigander side of me would not be opposed to this one, but maybe lose the Yeah)
  • Keenan Got Lucy
  • Sex Fruit

I did some looking around, and you’d be surprised to know that the Germans regulate what you can name your child, saying it must be reflective of the gender of the child and not endanger the well being of the child (if they only regulated ALL celebrities, you know their children will be ridiculed, and probably scarred from it). All of the baby names must be approved by the German Office of Vital Statistics, and they rely on an international manual of first names, and if they still can’t decide, they may call on a foreign embassy for assistance. There apparently is a fee for registering a name, and should your name be rejected, you could appeal it, but if you lose that, you would be spending more to resubmit a name. They did reject the name “Huckleberry” because in Mark Twain’s novel, Huck was considered an outsider, but “Nemo” is supposedly an acceptable name! In Mexico, the government has tried regulating names, Lluvia (rain) and Azul (blue) have been deemed “improper” and they will only allow “common spellings” of names.

Here is a list of the 20 strangest celebrity baby names, they’re WAAAAY out there!

1. Audio Science. Parent: Shannyn Sossamon (she’s the actress from 40 Days and 40 Nights)

2. Blue Angel. Parent: The Edge (from U2)

3. God’iss Love Stone. Parent: Lil’ Mo

4. Heavenly Hiraana Tiger Lily. Parent: Michael Hutchence and Paula Yates.

5. Jermajesty. Parent: Jermaine Jackson

6. Kal-el. Parent: Nicholas Cage.
(Kat-el is Superman’s birthname).

7. Memphis Eve. Parent: Bono (U2)

8. Messiah Ya’majesty. Parent: T.I. (Atlanta Rapper)

9. Moxie Crimefighter. Parent: Penn Gillette

10. O’shea. Parent: Ice Cube

11. O’shun. Parent: Tamika Scott (Xscape)

O’shitt. (Sooner or later, some celeb will use this for an unplanned kid).

12. Peaches Honeyblossom. Parent: Bob Geldoff

13. Pilot Inspektor. Parent: Jason Lee
(Gee, how can I really mess up my child without doing anything illegal? GOT IT!)

14. Poppy Honey. Parent: Jamie Oliver.

15. Reign Beau. Parent: Ving Rhames.
(I would make a joke here but Ving Rhames is a big dude. Great names, sir).

16. Seven Sirius. Parents: Andre Benjamin (Andre 3000) and Erykah Badu

17. Sy’rai. Parent: Brandy (this one I don’t think is so bad, it means princess I think, and if this one’s up here, where’s Suri (Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes’ child)??

18. Starlite Melody. Parent: Marisa Berenson

19. Spec Wildhorse (son) Parent: John Cougar Mellencamp

20. Tu. Parent: Rob Morrow
(”It sure is cloudy today Daddy.” “Don’t worry. The sun will come out, Tu Morrow”).

So Sad!!!

Pistons Lost!!!!!  Can’t believe they lost on their own turf!  Oh well, there’s always next year, but 2004 was their peak I guess!  Just a bummer, but it’s only a game!

Let’s Go Detroit!!!!

I, being a Michigan girl, have got to support the homeboys, the Pistons!!!! Let’s hope they make it to the NBA Finals!!!!! Really, Basketball is all I watch as far as sports, and Baseball, because I can understand them LOL!!!!

De-e-e-e-e-e-etro-o-o-o-oit Ba-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-asketba-a-a-a-a-a-a-aall

This is how we roll!!!!!

This is how we roll!!!!!!