Hello, Detroit!

As one of the new voices joining Metroblogging Detroit, I’d like to offer a short introduction before I dive into posting.

I’ve always been a native of metro Detroit, save for a brief stint as a Spartan, and have always been in love with the goings-on in the City. I’ll always try and stay positive about the happenings in our town, even if it something doesn’t always seem rosy. It’s people’s perceptions that make a place what it is, and I strive to change the stereotypical perceptions of Detroit. We live in a beautiful place, and I’ll defend it to the death!

That said, I’ll give you a glimpse into “my” Detroit. The bulk of the day is spent in Midtown, because that’s where the bills get paid, and the rest of the day is spent nearby. There’s coffee and Beans and Bytes, some dynamite pad thai at Bangkok Express, and the best artichoke and cheese sandwich that you will ever find at the Cass Cafe. In my Detroit, there is an awful lot of good food. The brand new Sole Sisters on Canfield will get you a gorgeous pair of shoes (and when you just *need* some kitchy pink heels, Chernins will get you those). In my Detroit, it’s not always trendy and fancy, because my inner cheapskate just wont allow it. On a Saturday afternoon, there are leisurely drives spying on the other-half in those fabulous sprawling brick structures in Palmer Woods and Indian Village. Spending hours with a coffee at Barnes and Noble is cozy, but the real treat is perusing the Main Library. In my Detroit, modern is good, but it lives in harmony with the old.

I’ve got lots of other haunts to share and stories to tell, but I’ve got plenty of time for all of that. Thanks for letting me on board here, I look forward to sharing with all of you!

6 Comments so far

  1. Mollika* (unregistered) on December 12th, 2007 @ 7:40 am

    Welcome. So great to have you on board. Can’t wait to hear your spy stories.

  2. max (unregistered) on December 12th, 2007 @ 9:23 am

    good to have you along. and if we’re not careful the next Metblog Detroit family party might not fit into one booth at the Lafayette Coney Island…we may even have to push two tables together!

  3. Liz of DC (unregistered) on December 12th, 2007 @ 2:13 pm

    The soy vanilla steamer at Beans & Bytes is the best beverage, ever! :)

  4. Mollika* (unregistered) on December 12th, 2007 @ 3:02 pm

    The soy vanilla steamer is the best beverage there :0) Liz of DC are you from Detroit?

  5. April (unregistered) on December 12th, 2007 @ 7:05 pm

    I’ve never had the vanilla steamer, maybe that will have to be my Friday treat!

  6. Tommy (unregistered) on December 13th, 2007 @ 1:48 am

    Woo! Welcome and I look forward to reading your, um, things!

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