Archive for March, 2006

Random Celeb Sighting

Chris Masterson from Malcolm in the Middle and Laura Prepon from That 70’s Show at Moe’s in Atlantic Station about 15 minutes ago.

Critical Mass tomorrow night

After last month’s brake light-inducing bike-fest, I thought I’d write a community service post.

Tomorrow night is the monthly Critical Mass ride. Plan accordingly.

More info is available at Wikipedia.

[Via Faster Moustache via]

Independent Music That Must Be Heard

Until last night, I had never been to Lenny’s Bar. I’d heard about it and knew they had bands perform, but never had a really good reason to go. Cool place to hang out and hear music. The reason for my visit was a very, very good one indeed: Gooding. Interested in hearing a guitar player who can make the Greats eat dirt? And the funny thing is: he wouldn’t want that–he has no ego!

The whole world, in one place

We now have an RSS feed of all of the Metroblogging cities in one place.
Just copy that into your favorite feed reader and you’ll be connected with the entire world.

Cobb County Transit using MARTA Breeze cards

This is good news and is a nice step in having a truly regional transit system.

CCT riders will be able to transfer to MARTA by simply swiping the card. At least for now the transfers between the two systems will not have an additional cost. However, Cobb Transportation Director David Montanye said the new system will allow distance-based fares should the county decide to use it.

I know it’s a little premature to start talking about a really good Atlanta area transit, but I just can’t helpo thinking that this, along with the Beltway moving along, is a good start.

Angry Motorists Make My Day

The corner of 10th and Juniper. Midtown. In the right lane, there’s a Land Rover. In the left, a pick-up hailing the kind of wire trailer you expect to see loaded with lawnmowers.

1. Pick-up Truck tries to change lanes, Land Rover doesn’t let him in. Land Rover begins to pass Pick-up Truck on the right.

2. Pick-Up Truck swerves into the right lane, then jerks back to the left when he sees that Land Rover hasn’t let him in. His trailer does that snaking, flailing thing. Thankfully, nobody gets hurt. Pick-up Truck driver is shouting, waving his hands in the air.

3. Land Rover moves on, stops suddenly (as is common on 10th Street), just as Pick-Up Truck is trying to change lanes again. Thus Pick-Up practically drives into Rover’s taillights. Again with the shouting and the waving of the hands.

4. Finally, Pick-Up gets in behind Rover.

5. Both cars are stopped by a red light at 10th and Peachtree. Even just as shapes through their back windows, the tension is visible. When the light turns green, Rover makes his turn onto Peachtree… really… really… slowly…

6. It looks like they’re not done. Rover is creeping up Peachtree, trying to draw Pick-Up in. Are they going to shout through their windows? Stop and brawl?

I know it’s cliche

But I really really really can’t stand the pledge period/membership campaign/beg for money time on WABE (NPR – 90.1 FM). It honestly makes for some of the worst radio around.

Cosplay, Atlanta-style

I’m no expert, but I know what I like. And while I don’t actually participate in Cosplay myself, I can appreciate the time and effort (if not always the aesthetic) of the hobby.

That’s why it’s cool that local Cosplayer Sasuke (Hayley Chapman) is featured in this month’s Wired magazine.

It’s been a long time since I hit Dragon Con, but I hear the local Cosplay scene is quite diverse and thriving (see Anime Weekend Atlanta).

My wife actually works with a guy whose wife is another local Cosplay celebrity (Coslebrity?), Lindze Merritt. Which reminds me of the following exchange:

Dark Helmet: Before you die there is something you should know about us, Lone Star.
Lone Starr: What?
Dark Helmet: I am your father’s brother’s nephew’s cousin’s former roommate.
Lone Starr: What’s that make us?
Dark Helmet: Absolutely nothing! Which is what you are about to become.

Maybe I ought to try some Spaceballs/Mel Brooks Cosplay.

There you have it. Atlanta Cosplay on a Spring day!

Big changes at Hartsfield

Construction of new people-mover expected to confuse passengers. Story from the Atlanta Business Chronicle

I was at the airport this week and, while driving in, I noticed ground being broken on the west side of the runway. I saw this news article tonight and wanted to pass it along in case you missed it as it appears there is going to be some changes – sooner than later – to traffic in the ground transportation area.

If you’re like me, you want to know about anything that could delay you.

Home Again, Home Again

Some of you may remember me talking about getting a second home in midtown so I could be close to civilization again. Well, I did. It’s nice, it’s cool, it’s high up, its got a nice view, it’s only 7-8 years old and it’s apparently – OUT OF DATE?

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