Friday, March 19, 2010

Haunted (5 new books)

I just finished Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk, the same guy who wrote Fight Club. What originally appealed to me was the fact that the book was supposed to be rather gory and gross. Which, if you have a weak stomach, surely is. The roughly 46 mixed poems and stories were all somewhat well written, not the best I've read. I saw MANY errors with spelling, which to me is quite silly for a professional writer; at one point in time a dogs name switched from "Risky" to "Ricky" and then back again. Beyond that the book was pretty good, far from a favorite but still very readable.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (5 New Books)

I started this book quite sometime back, maybe half a year ago? Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is written by Jonathan Safran Foer, the same man who wrote Everything is Illuminated which I have no read. It is a very touching book written mainly in the perspective of a little boy, Oskar. Depending on the chapter it is also "written" by others, but you can read for yourself. In the end the book leaves you with very heavy boots, but how many books out there can really leave you feeling such an emotional response? My verdict 5 out of 5.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Martini's Pizza (10 New Restaurants)

For my third new restaurant I went to Martini's Pizza with a friend from high school, Jacob. I was a little pessimistic about the place at first, Jacob and I have different taste sometimes that can be quite major. Upon arrival the atmosphere was nice, shockingly for me and the service was outstanding - very nice people. For our pizza we got a 12" Mushroom, Green Olive and Garlic. The garlic was AMAZING and really accented the flavor of the olives. I will most likely order garlic where ever I see it now. New favorite toping, I think so. I would go to Martini's again if I lived down here.

Martini's Pizza is located at 823 S. Westnedge Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Border Grill (10 New Restaurants)

So I should have updated this particular one a few days earlier.. well more like a week or two ago. My second restaurant down was Border Grill Express in Marquette, MI. I wasn't terribly happy with what I got mostly because I forgot I don't like Pico de Gallo. I forgot the name of the particular meal I got but it was a Steak/Bean/Pico de Gallo burrito. Everything tasted great but the Pico de Gallo just made it cold and not so great, once again if it's because I'm not a fan of Pico de Gallo not because the food was bad. I'll probably try it again one day, hopefully I'll remember to ask them to leave the Pico de Gallo off.

The Border Grill Express is located at 510 W Wasthington St Marquette MI.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Portside Inn (10 New Restaurants)

I was out driving around today with Kristin and we decided that we were quite hungry so we thought it would be a good idea to go get some food. I thought this would be a perfect time to knock another thing off my list, well at least part of a thing. She has lived "in the area" for most of her life and knows the places around her a lot better than I do so she originally suggested Aubrees Pizza which is in downtown Marquette. As we were walking she mentioned that Portside Inn was also good incase we didn't want pizza. It just happened to be at the exact moment we were at the entrance we smirked and walked in. I had a rueben with chips and she had a type of soup which I can't seem to remember. The food was quite good and the bill was reasonable.

The Portside Inn restaurant is located at 239 W Washington St. Marquette MI 49855.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Kristin (100 Portraits)

Kristin, my current girlfriend, is my 2nd of 100 portraits. This particular picture is near Canyon Falls, Alberta, Michigan. Unlike the previous photo there isn't too much to say about the experience but I guess I can say a little about her. She is an International Studies major at Northern Michigan University. She graduated the same year as me, 2008. She has studied in Ambato, Ecuador.