weekend open thread, brought to you by the sidetrack

So, what have you been up to these past few days, while I’ve been in Savannah, recording with the Monkey Power Trio? Did I miss anything interesting in Ypsi? How about where you are? What’s up?

[This post was brought to you by the 2-for-1 MM.com Burger Special at Sidetrack. If you haven’t gone yet, you should. The offer’s only good through the end of the month.]

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  1. Posted October 18, 2008 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    We opened up our Dollar Record Store on Monday – and we had a great first week.

  2. Jill
    Posted October 18, 2008 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    What a coincidence! My significant other and I went to Sidetrack and used your coupon today. Yum! Thanks, Mark!

  3. Black Jake
    Posted October 18, 2008 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    We played a fun gig in Lansing Friday night. Punks vs. Pokes. Got home at 3 am.

  4. The Exterminator
    Posted October 18, 2008 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    I took an hour and 15 minutes spraying [an undisclosed location] and found/killed over 20 German Cockroaches hiding behind a handwashing sink. 9 am, Saturday.

  5. Brackache
    Posted October 18, 2008 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    I hung out with the inlaws all day, and briefly talked to OEC over the phone.

    OEC is swamped and vicariously sends his thoughts through me, without him even having to ask or mention it at all. Probably.

  6. Curt Waugh
    Posted October 19, 2008 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    We didn’t use the coupon (because we hadn’t planned on eating burgers), but we did have a great experience there last week.


  7. Davey Kircher
    Posted October 19, 2008 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    I moved into my new million dollar suite.

  8. Posted October 19, 2008 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    Mark, You missed a great weekend in Ypsi.

    On Friday, I used the Burger Coupon at a very crowded Sidetrack, we had to eat on a full back patio. Then I took advantage of the Art Walk Kickoff party at the ‘What is that?’ gallery. The addition is very nice and their choice in art is fantastic.

    On Saturday, I took advantage of the Ypsilanti Songwriting Festival and watched 2 great performances (Paul Burch adn Jon Langford) sponsored by the Library at the Corner Brewery.

    Today I would like to be on the Ypsilanti Community Bike Ride but other engagements are keeping me from it.

  9. hank paulson
    Posted October 19, 2008 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    The President and I spent the weeeekend selling credit default swaps to people who may be parked under the new solar panels you’ll be installing on the back of City Hall in Ypsilanti … just in case. Hankie (Pankie) Paulson

  10. huckett
    Posted October 19, 2008 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    I continue to wish that there would be some lively discussion of the Ypsilanti Third Ward City Council race here. Is Eller really a super-freaky conservative? How come I don’t like Murdock either? And who the heck is this third guy “Ted Windish?” So far I’m depressed about the possibilities. Any hot tips on write-ins?

  11. mark
    Posted October 19, 2008 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

    OK, I’m back now. Thanks for taking care of Ypsi in my absence. And I appreciate your notes.

    And, OK, Huckett, I’ll add a thread just for you.

  12. Paw
    Posted October 21, 2008 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    I found out that guppies like to eat nail fungus.

  13. Posted October 21, 2008 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    I went on the Bike Ypsi fall ride and it was great — and I made it thru 17 miles! Those Bike Ypsiites really organized a great event: three levels of riding speed were offered and two loops (32 & 17 miles), the groups were all led by BY riders, there was a finish-line at the Corner Brewery with cheers & photos, a great map with all the participants’ locations push-pinned into it, a lit table, cool buttons, t-shirts & pins, educational materials on sharing the road, and much much more. All to be carefully perused over a Brasserie Blonde.

  14. Robert
    Posted October 22, 2008 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    …or as I like to call it, ‘The Haab’s and Sidetrack’s Web-Traffic Bailout Plan for markmaynard.com.’

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