I deserved a vacation. It’s been 5 years since. Wow 5 years. Considering all the drama this year in my life, it was time to go away. You’re probably thinking, “Who in the hell picks Detroit for a vacay?” Well I do sir/madam. I had to see a city that was predominantly Black. You have to understand the economic factors on why Detroit gets a bad name. Hell even on Robocob, they foreseen the problem with the police. Also consider that America’s infatuation with imports caused Motor city to fall. Not to mention Kwame Kilpatrick the Hip hop mayor. After him was Hall of fame basketball player Dave Bing. He tried his hardest but got so much resistant from the Governor of Michigan. (Kinda synonymous with the Flint water Crisis). So yes the D, has a lot of fucked up, dilapidated houses that look like a war zone but, you can’t judge a city from a few bad neighborhoods. You can actually by those homes for $500 and get a big plot of land. There is a lot of Black pride in Detroit. Let me reiterate: There is a lot of BLACK PRIDE IN DETROIT. It felt good to see so many black people working together.
I will have alot of photos so try and keep up. But 1st. Please don’t ever fly Frontier Airlines. They suck. Really bad. They charge for carry ons and their seats are uncomfortable.
Tareau with thecouchsports.com founder Dave and his Wife Kisha. That’s right Dave and I are 1st cousin’s. So we went to this cafe in Inkster (I forgot the name because I was being a complete fat ass.) I ordered the French Toast. Good French toast requires no syrup or butter. I am a French toast expert. And that French toast was yummy. Yea a black man can say yummy. You wanna fight about it?? Moving on.
These next pics are from the Detroit zoo. I was being semi petty because Julie, the lovely lady who we purchased our tickets from, said that the penguin exhibit was the greatest penguin exhibit ever. So I was hating the whole time. I wanted to give her feedback on the average exhibit. But Kisha and Dave convinced me otherwise.
The gorillas scared Kisha because she got to close to the glass. I just missed it with the video feature.
On our way to downtown Detroit my hungry ass was being Hella black and wanted some churches chicken. Worst move ever. Bullet proof glass, with a bad attitude cashier and nasty ass biscuits. The biscuits tasted like sewage. Ewwww. I found a donut spot that is owned by the late great J.Dilla’s uncle, called Dilla Delights. J. Dilla passed away due to lupus back in 2006. One of the greatest hip hop producers ever. We also took pictures and signed the Phife Dog shirt that is in Dilla’s Donuts. My dumbass forgot my chocolate custard donut, but I snuck some of Dave’s and Kisha’s. We also took pics in front of Comerica Park and FORD’S FIELD. Also the statue of Barry Sanders and other great scenery from downtown.
Notice how in the majority of pictures my fat ass has a drink or something to eat. Hahahaha. Oh btw you have to try this soda called Vernors.
That night Dave and I went to Kroger to be fat asses. Because they are health nuts FAT MAN T had to buy some new millennium snacks. here’s what I bought…. 1/2 gallon of milk, 3 boxes of white cheddar cheez its grooves, 2 bags of cinnabun oreo cookies, and a box of entanmens donuts. Can’t nobody out snack me. If you think so, you know how to find me. hahahaha.
The next day we just chilled and was being lazy. We went bowling and I kicked ass of course. Afterwards we went to white castles. I’ve never had whitecastles because we don’t have em here. Mind u, I dont eat pork or beef but I’m on vacation sooooooooooo
The next day was my last day in Detroit. we went to Eastern Market which is a marketplace with fresh produce every Saturday morning. We arrived at 700am and it was 27° F when we left. I was freezing. The hoy apple cider, the hot cocoa, the brioche, the heath bar donuts, ohhh man can you say diabeticnfood coma???Eastern Market is near downtown and Detroit has some beautiful murals y’all. Check em out
And here I am on the floor which is my spot in thecouchsports.com basement
I’m really going to miss you rock city.
Now a new Era begins. I’ve gained 10lbs from eating all the bad food.My body is pissed of at my mind for over indulging. I did not eat no fruit nor veggie. It’s back to work peeps. I’m 252lbs and although I’ll never be this guy again….
I can at least start back into my workout regime and programs and stop being so God dam lazy. I went to play basketball today and ate a healthy dinner. You know I had a good game, even missed a dunk in warm ups. I don’t remember the last time I dunked a basketball, oh wait yes I do
Till next time, peace and stay thirsty friends