Thursday, December 15, 2005

Meet your blogger

Who the hell is this guy?

If you're in the metro Detroit area, and have access to the Metro Times, a certain Fried Rice Thinker is one of nine local bloggers profiled in this week's cover story, "Meet the Bloggers." (And as the links indicate, the article is also available at the MT's website.)

The feature is a fascinating look at the variety of blogs that are being written in Detroit right now, and I'm incredibly flattered to be a part of the article. It seems a little strange to see my sports blog alongside sites covering the city's politics, urban decay, art and music scenes, and community. But obviously, I'm glad Sweaty Men Endeavors was considered an interesting enough part of Detroit's blogosphere to be included.

I'd like to thank the writer, Nate Rogers, who was intrigued enough by the "slightly gay name" to check it out, look me up for an interview, and write what is quite possibly the best article the Metro Times has ever published. I'm thrilled with the piece, which reflects the enjoyable conversation Nate and I had last week, and captures the tone of Sweaty Men Endeavors very well.

And I'd also like to thank the article's photographer, Doug Coombe, who made it fun to sit down on snow-covered metal bleachers in an empty Michigan Stadium and make a fool of myself in front of the camera. After trucking through the snow and up the stadium steps, I was ready to collapse and make snow angels (which might have made another beautiful set of photos), but Doug's a busy man and had to get moving. (Just tell me you were as tired and sore the next day as I was, man.) Doug can now add me to a photo resume that includes shots of Oasis and the White Stripes. I'm sure he's thrilled about that.

So please pick up a copy - I promise I haven't taken every one in Ann Arbor - and see what metro Detroit's bloggers have to offer. It's a really cool feature, and I think it's great that the Metro Times chose to cover this subject.

And if you don't mind, I'd like to leave this post at the top of the blog for a few days to celebrate and acknowledge the article. But I promise there will still be plenty of new entries. So please scroll down for the latest posts if you come back here. Just because my clownish mug is at the top of the blog doesn't mean there isn't new stuff. Thanks for reading!