Archive for February, 2006

Mr. Fangs

Mr. Fangs

(Photo by Sara Hindmarch)

Trader Joe’s coming to Atlanta

Scoop from local blogger Lady Crumpet:

This is great news. In today’s print edition of the Atlanta Business Chronicle:

Trader Joe’s leases two stores, may open 12: The California-based specialty retailer’s first Atlanta locations will be in Midtown and Sandy Springs.

For those unfamiliar with Trader Joe’s, it’s like a smaller, more casual, neighborhood Whole Foods, except their prices are incredibly reasonable, or even slightly outrageous. For instance, they sell wines that have been nicknamed the Two Buck Chuck, because a bottle sells for $1.99 – and these are good table wines!

Fun with Anagrams

Directed by a comment, I came across to anagrammed maps of the MARTA rail map. Since they provide far better background on why this was done than I can, I’ll just link to them.

  1. Letters to the World – “And I procrastinated to work on this
  2. GrabbingSand – “It’s Not MARTA

Metroblog Author Thomas‘s post title is far better, of course.

GT Basketball woes

Overheard on Tech campus today:

Student 1: I just can’t believe – I mean, I’m shocked – that we blew the game last night
Student 2: I know, I know. I really thought we had Duke.

And I’m thinking – you’re shocked? Have you not been paying attention this entire season? Tech blows it against everybody! (And Duke beats everybody). Tech is going to be good – next year. With so many underclassmen it is just hard to put together a mature game and a mature season. But once these really talented freshmen get some experience… woah.

In other news, I heard today that the Clemson football fans were among the nicest college fans in the nation – in that they treat opposing teams and their fans really well, actually. Is this true?

An Event Apart

Not sure how many techies in the house out there know about this, but web gurus Jeffrey Zeldman and Eric Meyer are going to be at The 755 Club on Monday, April 3 as part of their An Event Apart series. Seats are limited and you can save $50 off the ticket price by registering before March 3rd.

If you make websites, this is the place to be.

Culture Vulture

Coming soon to a big arena downtown near you…

Cirque du Soleil end a 2 year wait and return to Atlanta on April 3rd and 4th at Philips Arena with Delerium. The tickets go onsale Friday at 10am, but if your special and get occasional mail from Philips Arena, like me, you can do the presale tomorrow…

Just find the relevent pages on Ticketmaster, the password is “SOLEIL” (who really thinks of these presale passwords?)

Be warned, it’s not a cheap night out, pricing is as follows:

LOWER LEVEL OF ARENA
US $71.50 – US $127.00

FLOOR SEATING
US $127.00

UPPER LEVEL
US $71.50 – US $97.00

not including any Ticketmaster charges or anything else that might be added in.

ATL the movie

I just watched the ATL trailer on Apple.com and I’m cautiously optimistic. Big Boi doesn’t seem to me, at least on the surface, to be the kind of actor that Andre Benjamin is, but who knows.

I’m also a big fan of Keith David (that booming voice) and Mykelti Williamson (“Bubba” in Forrest Gump), so I think I’ll check it out.

Hard to tell from just the trailer, but it seems pretty good. At the very least you can see it was filmed locally.

Bonus: it looks like a few of the screenplay writers are notable – Gina Prince-Bythewood, who worked on A Different World, Love & Basketball & Felicity.;Antwone Fisher who wrote, what else, Antwone Fisher, and Tina Gordon Chism who wrote Drumline.

Check it out: Official Site & IMDb listing

No cash? No problem!

The best thing ever to happen in all of Atlanta just occurred. The Waffle House has begun to accept credit cards (just Visa and Mastercard)! Now I won’t have to borrow cash at 3 in the morning to get my fix.

The Wheels on the bus go round and round

Am I the only one who flashes on Mister Roger’s land of make believe trolley when I see the Georgia Tech Trolley?

Anyone?

I’ve been working in Midtown too long.

Wine this weekend

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The Atlanta Fine Wine Festival is this weekend, so if you’re in the mood for some fine wine, it is probably the place to be. If you can afford it. It’s $100 per ticket beforehand and $120 if you buy at the door.

If you are looking for something a little less expensive, try Mac’s.

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