Enjoying the weather for once

Being an famous blogger and leading opinion-maker in this town, I scored some free tickets to the Georgia Aquarium’s Planet Shark blogger day.  I was all ready to get up early and drag La Novia to get see some fish before all the crowds got there, and of course we slept in and dragged ass around the house for a while.  It was a great day to get out on the town, however, since it was just about the first day this whole year that the weather has cooperated.

We actually got to the big fish tank around 1, which meant I spent a few hours trying not to run over children every time I changed directions.  I’ve had the opportunity to be at the Aquarium as a guest during less crowded events, which makes going during prime hours feel insane. I really love the Aquarium because it can be very magical and meditative – these things are impossible in the middle of a weekend day.

The shark exhibit itself was decidedly, “meh,” unfortunately.  I don’t particularly get off on sharks – I find the whole Shark Week thing on TV to be quite bizarre and borderline fetish-esque.  Unless you just lurve sharks, I don’t recommend it.

To be honest, the best part of the day was after the Aquarium, when we got a late, late lunch at Flip Burger Boutique.  I’d heard great things – all of them accurate, I can now attest.  I went ahead and splurged on the $14 Korean BBQ Burger, which has wagyu beef and braised short rib.  I felt a bit silly paying that much for a burger, but honestly it might have been worth it.  I didn’t have the guts to try the foie gras milkshake, but the coffee and donut shake was fantastic.  La Novia thoroughly enjoyed the mushroom burger and a Nutella and Burnt Marshmellow shake.

I’ll be back once my wallet recovers, and I’m going to take on the foie gras milkshake.

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