Archive for December, 2008

Spill your guts, Atlanta

There’s talk of a permanent Story Corps booth coming to Atlanta (so says Atlanta MetBlogs).   Story Corps tends to make my Friday morning drive a little teary eyed, but I forgive it for that, because it sometimes manages to give me a fleeting modicum of faith in humanity (not I did not say reaffirm – that would suggest I have some faith in humanity to begin with, I don’t.  But for a second on Friday mornings I do.  It tends to end by the time I reach my office, though).



The AJC reported today about how SPCA, Georgia’s no-kill animal shelter, is out of money.  If you’re looking for charitable causes for holiday giving, please consider this one.   You can donate from their website.

Also please consider the Atlanta Community Food Bank for charitable donation.   Demand is up, donations are down.  You do the math.

And yes, I practice what I preach.  Please consider giving time, stuff or money this year in addition to your gift giving.

It Really is That Good

a poem

There is nothing

in the world

as delicious

as a glass

of water

in the middle

of the night


you are


except maybe

a cup

of black coffee

the next


All Three Seasons of (one of) the best cancelled shows ever for under $30

Amazon’s “Gold Box Deal” (no, it’s not a 24K gold grill for down there) is the completed series of Arrested Development (all three seasons) for $28.99.  You’ll also qualify for free delivery guaranteed by Dec. 24.  Apparently there’s a time limit (as of now, at 3:32 pm, you have 11 hours).   Anyway, it’s a pretty fantastic deal.   This show was brilliant.  If you didn’t like it, you are clearly not my friend.   Thank slickdeals for the heads up.

There is NOTHING about this show that isn't awesome

There is NOTHING about this show that isn't awesome

PS: My Thanksgiving blog featured Gob performing to his theme song, Europe’s Final Countdown.

Well sure Washington is a bunch of children…

But do we really need The Nanny to look after them?   Surely it’s not come to this…

Fran Drescher Goes to Washington?  OH MY GAWWD!

Fran Drescher Goes to Washington? OH MY GAWWD!

Flip Opens Tomorrow

So Richard Blais left Home (I finally ate there shortly before he did) but is now ready to open Flip, a nouveau burger joint.  Liquid nitrogen milk shakes (including a Krispy Kreme flavor) and upscale burgers (I hear rumors of a Kobe beef burger at a ridiculous price for a burger) and other take offs on the classic American sandwich.   There are already reviews of the soft open; Flip, on the West-siiiiide (yeah!) officially opens December 10.   I wonder if the kids menu comes with a free faux hawk…

Get yourself a shave, boy!

Going crazy trying to figure out a present for your man?  Yeah, me too.  I’ve got some iders, but still haven’t figured out the perfect gift.  I know Christmas isn’t supposed to be about gifts, it’s about being together and quality time, etc. etc. But whatever, I’m going to get my husband a present.  A good one.  So shove it with your sanctimonious “Christmas is too over commercialized, you materialist whore” nonsense.   Because I’m not hearing it.

Anyway, to help out other like minded gift shoppers with significant menfolk in their life, Grooming Lounge is offering 15% off today and tomorrow, including gift cards.  Their gift cards for use in the store are actually gift cards for services, while a monetary amount gift card is for products purchased on the web, only.  Regardless, all gift cards and products are 15% off.  Just use code “Fivestar” at checkout.  Sale ends tomorrow, December 4.  And before anyone gets all huffy thinking a men’s salon is too girly, get over it.  They also offer non-masculinity threatening massages and whatnot, for those menfolk not entirely secure in their own 😉

I have to add, in the interest of full disclosure, I won’t be getting J anything from here, because he’s yet to utilize the gift card I got him several months again (it might even have been a year by now).  I think I’m just going to have the make the appointment for him and drive him there myself, or he may never get around to it!