Voter

November 4, 2009 § 2 Comments

Unhappy voter. Originally uploaded by mingaling

I voted yesterday after complaining about having to do so all week.

The hot ticket was the Atlanta mayoral race, which was my biggest complaint of all. I can’t get really excited about doing my civic duty when I have to choose from the least shitty candidate out of 6, you know? Honestly, they all kinda suck. It wasn’t easy to choose.

And wouldn’t you know it – there’s a runoff! Now I have to pick amongst the lesser of two people I’m not entirely fond of and who will ultimately make me regret the decision (disclaimer: I did vote for one of them initially, so I guess I’ll stick with that one?).

Star Wars and More

July 16, 2009 § Leave a comment

Last weekend I took the Mr. to his very first symphony performance.  Of course not just any performance would do, it had to be ASO’s Star Wars and More.

I hadn’t been to the Verizon Ampitheater yet, and although it’s all the way up in Alpharetta, I have to say I like it.  It’s probably one of the nicest outdoor venues I’ve been to, and my god – they have at least 50 women’s bathroom stalls.  HEAVEN.  (See?  Doesn’t take much to make me happy.)

Plus it’s not every day you get to see a conductor with a light saber.

And when they played the Imperial March:

PSA for the day

April 14, 2009 § 2 Comments

Apparently Atlanta and its infrastructure don’t know how to deal with RAIN.

Please take note.

Thundersnow 2009

March 2, 2009 § 4 Comments

So Atlanta got some snow this weekend. A LOT of snow on Sunday to be exact. It wasn’t particularly cold, but it started as some sleet and soon graduated to pretty chunky flakes that were nonstop for hours (with some rumbling thunder, hence the “thundersnow“). We must have gotten at least 2 inches that actually stuck.

Snowy Day

We ventured out to grab lunch and run some errands, and I was not so secretly thanking the baby jesus that grocery shopping was not involved. Atlantans pretty much go ape shit when it snows (or rains for that matter), so I was not about to wrestle over bread and milk. Luckily for us Willy’s, Best Buy, and Barnes & Noble were just as peaceful as the scenery was outdside.

The dogs were pretty unimpressed by the whole scenario (though it would probably would have gone over better if their momma had gotten them some muttluks!)

Molls wants it to go away

And of course stupid Atlanta went and canceled school on Monday, when it was clear and sunny and after all the ice and snow had melted. Geniuses, I tell you.

Overheard in Atlanta

January 30, 2009 § 2 Comments

I’m a big fan of Overheard in New York. I think it’s hilarious how our different environments can color your day. Often I’m put in a better mood by just casually overhearing / reading something hilarious, puzzling, or dumbfounding.

“They can’t figure out how to pick up recycling weekly, so how on earth are they going to figure out a rotation?”
– Kirkwood neighbor

“House a few down from ours just got burglarized. God, I love Atlanta. One day, I’m going to have to shoot somebody.”
Father Muskrat‘s Twitter feed.

Her: “You just don’t understand”
Him: “What did you say?”
– coffee shop, Oakhurst

“Is it wrong to buy fried chicken today?”
– Decatur Kroger (on MLK Day)

“Fuck Schroedinger’s cat.”
– Georgia Tech Student Center

“The bears are a’comin!”
– East Atlanta Village

Warning

December 12, 2008 § 2 Comments

Seen at Clifton & Dekalb Ave.

@ Clifton & Dekalb Ave.

Crisis or Schadenfreude?

October 1, 2008 § 4 Comments

I’d like to thank this Atlanta gas “crisis”, “shortage”, or whatchamacallit for making driving in Atlanta bearable again. I’ve never seen traffic flow so smoothly, and I’ve almost forgotten what it’s like to deal with the same panhandlers over and over again because I’ve been sitting at the same damn red light.

I haven’t had to fill up for the last 6 weeks (props to intown living), so I’m not quite sure how hard it actually is to find gas right now, but let’s keep this trend going a little while longer if only to make me happy.

Signed,
Smug Bitch

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