Saw Jennifer Knapp at Eddie’s Attic last month. I grew up listening to her and was inspired by her music. I always will be.
Back in June I went to see Screwtape Letters at the Alliance Theater in the Woodruff Arts Center. I’m glad I finished the book probably about 20 minutes before the play started because I appreciated the adaptation. I missed some of the nuances and humor in the book that Max McLean brought to life.
Went to the Plaza for the first time last night to see Urbanized. It was great since I scored a free ticket by being a volunteer. I got to talk to the director, Gary H, briefly who struck me as a very nice, down-to-earth guy.
If you haven’t heard of the documentary, it’s a look into urban design and making cities better in many respects with transportation, environment, security, and community. From the bus system in Bogota to New York City’s Highline, it’s an educational look into the small measures we can take to make cities livable and enjoyable.
I was hoping that there would be some magic solution to fix the traffic in Atlanta in the Q& A with Ellen Dunham-Jones (interviewed in the film) and Gary but there wasn’t. There are different solutions for different cities and what may work in Bogota or Copenhagen may not work in the ATL, but we have to do something more than Peach Pass, which seems to be a band-aid solution to the rush hour madness here. Urban sprawl, America’s dependence on cars, and the deterioration of our rail system has to be addressed; it’s not just ugly, it’s just not useful.
I don’t have any children or pets of my own so I made them pose for a photo that I can contribute to the Internet for Halloween.
I went over my boyfriend’s friend’s house where I helped give out treats. We ate Costco lasagne which was pretty awesome and Publix wings which were equally awesome. I finally got to meet Spence or “Big Red” too. He’s a good-looking, smart, super tall, red head so if there are any single ladies out there let me know. My boyfriend actually has a handful of good guy friends who just haven’t met “the one” yet, so ladies, post a comment if you’re interested.
I’m glad I’m not dealing with the white Halloween in the Northeast, especially with the power outages. I hate the cold as it is so I’m going to try to enjoy the fall as much as I can o’er here in the South.
So it seems like the South is heating up with a high-tech boom of its own, rivaling Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley. Can we dub this as a Silicon rally rising from another economic downturn? (Rim shot. Okay air ball on that moniker.)
I just read in the Atlanta Business Chronicle that Twitter is setting up a data center in Atlanta, (the second largest one in the world according to the author, Urvaksh Karkaria,) and that start-ups are spreading South in The Atlantic. (Hmm, and that author’s last name is Florida.)
I enjoyed working in start-ups and digital media companies so I’m encouraged by the growth of start-ups here, especially when Atlanta comes dead-last in job creation out of all metropolitan cities since last year.
And I absolutely love Twitter.
Still discovering all the food chains around here, and there are many besides Chick Fil-A and Waffle House.
What better day than today to check out Jimmy John’s when the subs were going for a $1? I decided to go early to beat the crowd, only to find a line out of the store at 11:45 a.m. However it looked worse than it really was; it took less than 10 minutes to get my sub.
It was good. I got the Gino, which is the Italian sub and everything was fresh, fresher than what you would ever get at Blimpie’s or Subways and doesn’t have that permeating cheese stink in the store.
Another competing sub place to check out in Atlanta that I never saw in the Northeast: Firehouse Subs; a sub franchise started by Firemen and provides about 20+ different hot sauces to accompany your sub. Another post on that later.