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We’re going back to Atlanta, Atlanta, Atlanta

June 15, 2006
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It looks like that is where we are headed folks. So if you haven’t chimed in about where to go in ATL, do it now! If you’ve already given me ideas, I may be emailing you for specifics. Yayayaya! Vacation!

Not just any vacation though, the annual birthday vacation with my best (birthday) girl, Buggie.

A re-cap of the past birthday vacations:

2005 ~ A road trip to Atlantic City and NYC.
Loads of fun, even with the spilled coffee and the horrendous Jersey girls. The trail mix, oh the trail mix. We ate buffet food complete with 9 deserts. We tried on hideous outfits at Cache and took pictures. We accosted a Blue Mercury and let the makeup abuse us (at least that’s OUR version of the story) and took more pictures. We partied it up at the Borgata. We paid tolls. We met, or stalked rather, Rocket Romano from ER at a turnpike Burger King. We ate an amazing dinner of fondue, fish and free birthday dessert at Artisinal. We chatted up our neighboring restaurant patrons. We lounged prettily and flirted shamelessly (until we got too drunk or not) at Lotus. We walked to 1st street from mid-town and then back again. We sought and found Belgian fries and some of the best pizza slices in SoHo. We got facials and goodies at Fresh. We bought shoes. In inordinate amount of shoes. We ate free cookies while holding prettily boxed cupcakes, and then we turned around and paid more tolls to get our butts home.

2004 ~ Chicago
So many things on our list to do since normally we visit this fine city in the winter. Cubs game was the first order of business. We got off the plane, dropped our bags and headed to Wrigley to see the Cubbies take on the Astros. We saw a baby dip his pacifier into his Mom’s beer so many times that we, too, got ourselves some Old Style. We ate frozen lemonade that tasted so gooood on such a hot day.  We watched Sammy Sosa run like the dickens from the dugout to his post in center field for EVERY inning. Then we missed him hit a walk-off home run in the 10th.  Might have been because we went to the bar across the street for air conditioning and real beers, you know to toast Canada Day…Bug, I forget the name of the bar. We had tiramisu for birthday dessert in the Viagra Triangle. We went to see Second City and were confused and amused. We went to Taste of Chicago and ate huge watermelon wedges, fresh corn and some meat. Didn’t we have meat? We shopped like we shop in Chicago – a lot, with passion and without regard to our bank statements. I got an orange handbag. Ahhh, Chicago. Our favorite city. One day we will grow old there together.

2003 ~ We flew in and then drove through Montreal, Québec City and Ottawa with our other best girl, Jen – that sasquatch seeing bitch.
Seriously, within an hour of being in Canada, Jen sees a sasquatch, a talking sasquatch with it’s human owner/handler who tries to convince it to stop acting like a sasquatch. Only not really. She was drunk. (Or tired, but what’s the difference really?). We had high tea, we went to Chez Paree (if you don’t know, you betta ax somebody), some of us had poutine while others tipped toonies at another establishment with Ray Loita (not Liota). Halle Bbbarry was spotted. We realized that Bug’s not married and Jen speaks French (or more accurately, she speaks English with a bad French accent). We celebrated Canada Day in Ottawa, which is somehow so much better than the 4th of July. Steve is done swimming now. Ow. Quit it. Literally. We really need our own man servants. And you know what, looking back on it…”it” WASN’T a poor reflection on B, B was a poor reflection of B. I will walk with my hands bound, I got it, I I got it! There was air piano, and Caesar salads, all-dressed potato chips, a whole lot of beer and SARS infected maple leafs. I AM erican and also a couchetard. Oh, coke nail, I pity the fool.

2002 ~ Las Vegas
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14 Comments leave one →
  1. June 15, 2006 2:04 pm

    Ooh. Atlanta.

    If you’re a history buff, go to the Carter Presidential Library and Museum, and the Cyclorama. You should also stop by the very trendy Little Five Points and Junkman’s Daughter.

    Have a great time!

  2. June 15, 2006 2:39 pm

    I am officially requesting that you bring me back some sweet tea upon your return. I will make it worth your while, unless you want to do it out of the goodness of your very very precious, Viking-loving heart.

    (please the latter)

  3. June 15, 2006 3:09 pm

    Yay! Glad you decided to visit the ATL. I echo E’s sentiment–Little Five Points is great for funky, unique shopping. Lots of places to get pierced/tattooed, too, if you wanted a more permanent reminder of your trip.

    Here are some more suggestions (feel free to e-mail me if you need more info):

    Restaurants–Cafe Tu Tu Tango, Atlanta Fish Market, Watershed, South City Kitchen, Fellini’s, the Varsity, Fatt Matt’s Rib Shack, Two Urban Licks (supposed to be super HAWT right now)

    Bars: Cafe Intermezzo (also has food, but SUPER for drinks), the Vortex (also has GREAT burgers, but the beer list is killer), Neighbor’s.

    Things to do: Braves game and aquarium are obvy, and there’s also the High Museum of Art, Centennial Olympic Park, the Coke Museum, and the Sweet Auburn District. Stone Mountain and Lake Lanier are fun, but you’d have to have a car.

    I’ll get back to you if I think of anything else…

  4. June 15, 2006 3:47 pm

    Have fun girls and be on your best behavior what ever that means!!! 🙂

  5. June 15, 2006 8:43 pm

    You need Chase and Velvet to chime in on this as well. They are both ex-Atlantites

    I’ve been there a few times in the ;ast 2 years for work and always had a great time. Enjoy!

  6. June 15, 2006 8:47 pm

    e:) I love how the Aussie is offering up the historical places to visit!

    i-66, I’ll do what I can.

    BJ, I am so going to compile a list and have you and Anthrope look it over.

    Harms, you know it!!!

    Mox, good to know! Thanks for the tip.

  7. June 16, 2006 9:35 am

    Yes! I am 0 for 1 in sweet tea from Atlanta requests this month. This must not become a trend…

    C-Money was just in Atlanta, btw.

  8. June 16, 2006 9:55 am

    You can take a tour of CNN.

    If you have a car, go see (and climb) stone mountain.

    Eat lunch at the Varsity and the Vortex. (burgers at both, but Varsity is well known for chilidogs)

    There are a million great dinner choices – it depends on how much you want to blow it out.

    Our Zoo is pretty good – cyclorama is there but…ehhh….did it in Jr. High. I’d stick w/ the zoo.

  9. June 16, 2006 11:37 am

    I hope you have a blast and come back with fabulous stories for us to live vicariously through…

    I have been to the ATL twice and unfortuntaly, hated my time there, not sure why, but I am holding out for general hatred for at least one more trip. Maybe your trip will inspire a 3rd trip for me.

    also, i-66 will kill you if you fail to bring back the tea. i failed my mission, but had work as an excuse. you, my darling, don’t see to have that same excuse 😉

    Good luck 🙂

  10. Anonymous permalink
    June 16, 2006 1:55 pm

    Um, I think that’s the best vacation recap I’ve ever scene. My abs are clenching just thinking of it. Jen

  11. June 16, 2006 3:38 pm

    Maybe not kill… Just severely harm?

  12. June 16, 2006 5:18 pm

    The CNN tour and the Coke museum were interesting. Braves game, natch (definitely don’t root for them, though). Visit Phil and the boys. What else IS there to do?

  13. June 16, 2006 6:08 pm

    Ah, the Weather Channel is in the ATL burbs, good thing I’m not going with you; I’d make you stop by so I could get some Jim Cantore. Yeah, I said it.

    Junkman’s Daughter is always fun! I agree with E:), and BettyJoan on the Cafe Tu Tu Tango, and Cafe Intermezzo. The Varsity is pretty famous too, for some burgers. Good music scene around there, so much to do!

  14. June 16, 2006 6:26 pm

    You guys rock.

    Seriously.

    Like the fury of 1,000 rock bands.

    And Jen, you KNOW that recap was just for you and Bug. No one else is laughing. Hehe.

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