Entertainment -Fun, movies, books, concerts, etc.

October 5, 2008

Go to the Detroit Zoo.

I haven't been in years and I don't live that far from it. (If they close it before I get there, go to the Toledo Zoo, I've never been there.)

I "got a hippopotamus for Christmas" along with adoption/sponsorship for a year, Kelly also included a visit to the zoo as part of the present which I finally got to do! We went with Sarah and AJ and had a blast.

January 1, 2008

Do the Hines Drive lights drive again.

Do their Christmas lights tour.

The last day of the season that they do this is January 1st. We had a nice snowstorm on New Year's Eve so I went on the last day (I didn't want to go if there wasn't snow). If you're in the Detroit area and hav enever done this before, it's worth doing!

December 17, 2007

Go to the Greenfield Village Christmas celebration.

They have lights and fireworks, I live a few miles away and I've never been.

GvholidaynightsSo I did get to go to the Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village. It was all snowy so I went this weekend! I don't like to do these Christmassy, wintery things when there isn't snow out.

It was cold but it was fun. I was hoping for more lights decorating things but since it was old fashioned and such a thing didn't exist in those times I was disappointed on that part. But the "Sleigh Ride" (it actually had wheels) and al the kerosene lanterns and all the little fires and carolers and everyone dressed up old fashioned was fun! And the fireworks at the end made it all worth it! (It was really cold)

July 14, 2007

See a movie every day for a week.

At a theater. So started this and it became impractical, it was something I thought would be fun but just got to be a pain. For all practical purposes this item is done (I got my movie fix filled, five was enough for a week).
  • Transformers
  • Live Free and Die Harder: Die Hard 4
  • Fantastic Four - Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • Waitress
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • July 1, 2006

    See Audra Kubat in concert again.

    She opened for Aimee Mann in 2006 and she was great. She's local and I want to see here again.

    I saw here at TasteFest and she was great. It was an outside concert and it was a lot of fun seeing her again! I picked another CD up while I was there too! Here's some info on her: Times Beach Records (including a few 3s) and here's a few more MP3s and a video and another mp3 and a few more samples. Here's some reviews from MetroTimes 1 2 3 (plus a few more MP3s) 3, VenusZine, Adequacy 1 + 2.

    December 8, 2005

    See Anna Nalick in concert.

    Anna and GaryI saw her on December 8, 2005. She was excellent! I got my picture taken with her too!

    November 11, 2005

    See Blondfire in concert again.

    (The band formerly known as Astaire).

    See Conjure One in concert again.

    I saw them once when the opened for Delerium and I really enjoyed them.

    See Liz Phair in concert again.

    See Delerium in concert again.

    List 50 favorite films, buy them!

    Watch them and if I don't own them, then buy them. These don't have to be great/best films, just favorites.

    Recently Completed

    My 101 Things (click for the FULL LIST with explainations).

      • 05/25/06 Complete a 26 Things project.
      • Create a new 101 in 1001 list that starts on September 9, 2008.
      • Post a review for each of my 50 favorite movies.
      • Post a review of every book I read.
      • Post a review of every movie I see in a theater.
      • 03/08/06 Post this list on-line.

      • 01/01/08 Do the Hines Drive lights drive again.
      • 10/05/08 Go to the Detroit Zoo.
      • 12/17/07 Go to the Greenfield Village Christmas celebration.
      • List 50 favorite films, buy them!
      • 12/08/05 See Anna Nalick in concert.
      • 07/01/06 See Audra Kubat in concert again.
      • See Blondfire in concert again.
      • See Conjure One in concert again.
      • See Delerium in concert again.
      • See Liz Phair in concert again.
      • 07/14/07 See a movie every day for a week.

      • Have the extended family over once a year.
      • 12/25/06 Host family Christmas at my house one year.
      • 09/15/07 Make sure I see Mom once a month (and get a meal with her).

      • 08/16/08 Bicycle 101 miles.
      • 09/18/06 Drink a half gallon of water a day.
      • Eat Healthier.
      • 12/20/06 Get an eye examination.
      • Get my hearing checked.
      • 12/25/06 Go two weeks without Coca Cola.
      • Roller Blade more.
      • Rollerblade 101 miles.
      • Sleep better.
      • 10/23/06 Take a yoga class
      • Walk daily.

      • Clean out the junk room.
      • Decide if I might actually want to live in Costa Rica.
      • 03/15/06 Frame all of my college degrees.
      • 12/20/06 Frame more vacation photos.
      • 12/25/06 Get a better kind of projector for the living room.
      • 03/03/06 Get a new carbon monoxide detector.
      • 01/15/06 Get a new desk chair.
      • 03/11/06 Get a new desk for the landing.
      • Get new living room couch and chairs.
      • 08/08/06 Get new living room tables and end tables.
      • 08/08/06 Get some kind of window drapes/treatments for the living room.
      • Get the drywall re-taped and painted in my condo.
      • 08/16/08 Move somewhere else local?
      • Paint the inside of the garage
      • Reverse the door on my office at home.

      • 08/16/08 Adopt a Baby?
      • Attend church every week for a three-month period.
      • Find a church I like (try several new ones).
      • Get some new suits.
      • 03/16/06 Order the brown dress shoes that I like.
      • Release at least 50 bookcrossing books.
      • 06/02/07 Take another community education class.
      • Take at least 10 photos a day.
      • Take lunch to work everyday for two weeks.
      • Try ice skating.

      • 04/15/06 Do my current taxes.
      • 03/11/06 Do my taxes for last year.
      • 02/17/06 Do my taxes for the year before last.
      • 02/07/07 Do my taxes in 2007.
      • 02/09/08 Do my taxes in 2008.
      • 03/06/06 Figure out a plan for my mortgage.
      • 08/17/08 Go one week without using any cash.
      • Make Money On-Line.
      • Sell at least 15% of my comic books.
      • Sell something on eBay.
      • 12/11/07 Switch to a charge card with better rewards.

      • 08/02/08 Change all exterior bulbs in my car.
      • 01/24/07 Clear out my Amazon Wishlist.
      • Get some updated content going on all the web sites that I own.
      • Get up the minute that the alarm goes off.
      • 10/22/06 Take my telescope out of the city.

      • 05/31/06 Be an early adopter for the next new Palm OS phone.
      • 10/02/07 Figure out a better backup system for my computer info
      • 12/09/07 Finish converting my Xbox into a media system.
      • 05/24/08 Get Mom hooked up with a TiVo or something similar.
      • 03/02/07 Get Mom using the Internet.
      • 04/06/06 Get a new battery for my digital camera.
      • 04/07/06 Get an SLR digital camera.
      • Get most of my digital photos online.
      • 05/31/06 Get some kind of faster Internet connection for while I'm on the go.
      • 08/17/08 Get something for my car to integrate my iPod better.
      • Scan my old photos.
      • Upgrade (replace) the desktop Macintosh computer.

      • Attend Burning Man.
      • Attend SXSW.
      • Fly first class.
      • Get in the car and just travel for 10-14 days.
      • Go back to the kite festival in Grand Haven.
      • Go to France.
      • Go to a Hot Air Balloon festival.
      • 11/27/08 Live out of the country for at least two weeks.
      • 08/16/08 Take Mom to England.
      • Take a Geek Cruise.
      • 12/30/06 Take a warm vacation in winter 2006-07.
      • 12/09/07 Take a warm vacation in winter 2007-08.
      • 04/18/06 Vacation in Egypt.
      • 12/30/06 Visit Costa Rica again.
      • Visit Roswell, New Mexico.
      • Visit friends in Boston.
      • 05/10/06 Watch all the Egypt specials I've taped.