Hobnobbing with Mark Maynard makes Metromode’s “10 Things To Do In Metro Detroit Before Summer Ends” list

Earlier today, the folks at Metromode released their top 10 list of things to do in metro Detroit before the end of summer. And, there, right alongside the Northville Victorian Festival and Wyandotte’s citywide garage sale, for some inexplicable reason, was the MarkMaynard.com 10th anniversary party. Here’s what they had to say.

Celebrate MarkMaynard.com’s 10th anniversary party at Woodruff’s:

If you’re interested in Michigan politics and culture and have yet to visit Mark Maynard’s blog, you might want to take a look. The Ypsilanti resident’s posts range from local, state, and national politics to arts and entertainment, and his bitingly intelligent style places him among our finest local writers. Maynard’s now been in the blogging game ten years, and he’s celebrating the occasion with an anniversary party at Woodruff’s in Ypsi. The event features a set by hard-rocking minimalists Minus 9. Although Maynard’s keeping the evening’s other festivities under wraps, it’s a great opportunity to hobnob with Maynard and other local luminaries while supporting a good cause; the $5 cover fee goes to FLY Children’s Art Center. The party starts September 8 at 7:00 PM.

Sadly, the praise was offset by the fact that the article was accompanied by a photo of the moist, bloated shell that I currently inhabit… And, no, I don’t travel around with a giant “.COM” that I insist on setting up next to me whenever I settle my ass down onto a barstool. That was the idea of the talented young photographer Dave Lewinski, who was assigned the herculean task of making me seem interesting. (Among other things, it looks as though he used a filter that turned my shirt to denim.)

Oh, and in addition to listing our upcoming 10th anniversary party, the folks at Metromode also mentioned the Bike Ypsi-sponsored Taco Tour, which is set to begin, here in Ypsi, at 1:00 PM on September 16.

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  1. Edward
    Posted August 10, 2012 at 7:04 am | Permalink

    Maybe it’s the denim shirt, and the clunky glasses in front of the brick wall, but this photo looks like it was taken in a 1950s prison.

  2. Knox
    Posted August 10, 2012 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    The moist, bloated shell that you “currently” inhabit? Are there plans afoot to transition into something else?

  3. Eel
    Posted August 10, 2012 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    I wasn’t aware that we had local luminaries.

    And I don’t know that I much like the idea of being “hobnobbed” by Mark Maynard.

  4. Hippy
    Posted August 10, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Mark may be OK, but you haven’t lived until you’ve had your nob “hobbed” by this fellow.


  5. MarkH
    Posted August 10, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    The only way my wife will hobnob me is if I dress up like Mar k Maynard. Now I have to buy a fucking denim shirt and gain 40 pounds.

  6. anonymous
    Posted August 10, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    We should have a city-wide Victorian garage sale too! Wouldn’t it be cool if we all dragged our absinthe decanters and “Waterloo Teeth” out to the curb at the same time in our one piece bathing outfits?

  7. Quilted Maynard
    Posted August 10, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    That pic is hot!!! Just makes me wanna know what lays beneath the folds…

    I’ve already pulled open my sock drawer. And I plan to fill it.

  8. xxx
    Posted August 13, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    you need to have people doing this at the party with your url


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