Sad but true, this is how I roll. I use to drive nice cars and drink fine wine, but with gas prices at $2.41 a gallon here in Austin I have resorted to dragging the kids around behind my bike in a trailer and drinking 2 buck chuck wine. It is actually good for my fat ass to be riding a bike and the kids love the wagon but geez, when do I get to go big pimpin' in the sled of my choice again? If you need a wagon for yourself I found mine at Gobabyusa.com. Honestly, best investment I've made as a dad, it is nice to go for a ride at night after work, I got sick of the stroller deal so I got a trailer, great summer activity.
We had a great weekend in Detroit visiting friends and family. We just got home after yet another "Northwest nightmare." That airline seems to be going downhill quickly. Poor customer service, rude employees and delay after delay. Once you've flown Southwest or JetBlue, Northwest just doesn't compare.
The memorial service was sad, yet uplifting. Hearing all the great stories about Sabrina certainly gave me faith that there are a lot more like her out there, what a wonderful person. She will be missed by many.
As I was getting off the plane in Memphis on Friday Sabrina's husband Steve called to see if I would say a few words about Sabrina, of course I was honored but scared to death. I think I did OK as Sabrina's mom gave me a big hug and thanked me for coming home for the service.
Nicole and I decided that we missed Detroit but would be very happy in Austin. Who knows what the future holds.
You've likely heard about the Chef from Southpark quitting the show because he doesn't like the parody of the Scientology religion that he is a member of, well lastnight the creators of Southpark took a shot at The Chef. Check it out here!
We are preparing to return to Detroit for the memorial service for Sabrina, too bad that the only reason to come back to Detroit is for a funeral. We are looking forward to seeing a lot of friends and family that we haven't seen since last fall, very exciting. As we make the sad trek home we are heartened by the opportunity to renew friendships.
Even though we were all hoping for a miracle; we knew it was inevitable. It is with an extremely heavy heart that I report to you that Sabrina Black (West) has passed away after a brutal battle with lymphoma.
I know it is cliche to say great things about people after they are gone, but I need to tell you about Sabrina's life and friendship.
Simply put she was one of the kindest, most thoughtful human beings you would ever want to meet. She genuinely cared about people, I think that is what made her so good on the radio. She could relate to everybody, her passion for radio was unmatched. It is sad that we never got to fully see her talent develop as she got sick very early in her career as a sports personality. We had big plans for Sabrina, she would have eventually hosted her own show.
I first heard Sabrina on Michael J Foxx's show on WWWW, she was great and Michael begged me not to steal her, which of course I did. We got Metro to agree to let her do traffic for WWWW and WDFN. Eli Zaret and I were both so taken with her magnetic personality that we met her for lunch at Como's in Ferndale. Sabrina showed up in a trench coat and combat boots; I would have hired her on the spot if she wasn't already working on a deal.
She eventually landed at 93.1 to do mornings with a cross-dresser named Trixie Deluxe (she didn't like to be normal). I begged her for a few years to come to DFN to do Sports Updates, she refused saying she didn't know sports and loved music radio. Eventually I wore her down and she came to work with us when Jennifer Hammond left for Fox 2. She worked her ass off to learn sports, she didn't want people to think she got the job because she was a chick. By the time she left she knew her stuff. She was in the process of preparing to host a weekend show when she got really sick, we put the idea on hold until she was healthy enough to return. Unfortunately she never really regained her strength and we will never know what might have been.