Parents say the darndest things…

My dad is in Atlanta visiting until Tuesday below I’ve compiled the most ‘poignant’ statements he’s made since his arrival:

Random Observations from Daddy Meeks:

The Airport:
That’s just too much airport going on in there. It took me almost as long to get to my bags as it did for me to get to Atlanta.
There were 5 “orientals” (A father and his sons) sitting in the concourse with their Vaio laptops and Vuitton luggage … that’s MONEY! That dude could have been a billionaire for all I know.

The traffic:
I think this is the entire city of Buffalo right here on this expressway!
How do they do it sitting in this for 2 hours a day?

Atlantic Station:
Wow..this is perfect. Why don’t you buy something down here? Impressive! IKEA …you can furnish your whole house in that one store – GREAT!
After passing by the Beazer Homes signage promoting the new single family houses
How much do those apartments rent for?

The new 1180 Peachtree building going up at P’tree and 14th:
Will you look at that?
Wow, that’s something isn’t it?
I’m going to have to take a ride in that elevator next time I come down to visit!
When is it going to be finished?

Fat Matt’s Rib Shack:
I’d have a gut like both of my brothers if I lived down here. Good ribs even without the sauce

Woman walking down the street in red formal gown with date near the Woodruff Arts Center:
Beautiful dress, but they still look country!

and last but not least (for now, that is…):

Gay Pride:
Is it Gay week in all the big cities? It’s going on in NYC too. Al Sharpton is marching in the parade. I didn’t know Sharpton was gay. ( I swear I’m not making that one up)
You’re not gay are you? (I get that question from both of the folks every visit … )

I’m taking him to Turner Field, Underground (they ALWAYS wanna go there), Centennial Park, ESPNZone and Iris for dinner this evening…

6 Comments so far

  1. Paul (unregistered) on June 26th, 2005 @ 9:30 pm

    Too funny! Let us know where your Father lives – it’ll probably be even funnier (I am assuming Buffalo?). You should walk him around Midtown until a leather clad African American fairy comes dancing by and see what happens – I saw that a few weeks back. Most entertaining; that’s why I love ATL so much.

  2. Jessica (unregistered) on June 27th, 2005 @ 10:50 am

    Oh, Sharpton is totally gay. And your dad’s a hoot. I’m glad he liked Fat Matt’s — I love that place.

  3. (unregistered) on June 27th, 2005 @ 2:53 pm

    Just checked out the IKEA this weekend for a sneak peak (invites went to Atlantic Station residents) — AMAZING! I’ve been to IKEA before but it’s still fascinating to see what they come up with, and not to mention how cheaply they pull it off too. However, the 40,000+ people per day for the next week or so is something I’m definitely not looking forward to. Have a cinnamon bun for me as I hide out for the next few days..

    PS those townhouses are very cute, but yeah 600 grand is not exactly in my budget either. Two more apts are going in right next door to me though..

  4. susie (unregistered) on June 27th, 2005 @ 5:01 pm

    hilarious !

  5. Lori (unregistered) on June 27th, 2005 @ 8:47 pm

    Iris… very good choice.

  6. Witchy Broad (unregistered) on June 28th, 2005 @ 3:35 am

    this was HILARIOUS!!!

    hang tough!

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