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Archive for August, 2010

Today I feel like this

Posted by AllieB on August 26, 2010

Join me, won’t you?

from Liz Lemon

Or maybe we should all just join this guy.

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There are other virtues

Posted by AllieB on August 25, 2010

I’m fairly certain that even the most patient of people have a bout of road rage every now and again. For those of us decidedly lacking in the patience arena, these “episodes” are not infrequent.

I am slightly irked when someone cuts me off then proceeds to travel at a speed that I could surpass on foot. I am somewhat ticked off by random road construction and inconvenient detours. But I am legit furious when some halfwit thwarts my progress through a crowded intersection – that is when I cross over to the dark side.

It happens like this: some jackass decides the NO TURN sign hanging in plain view doesn’t apply to him, and everyone else is forced to just sit there as the traffic piles up, enduring the agony of watching the light change to yellow then red…..AAARGH it just makes me so MAD!!!

I’m a little riled up right now just thinking about it.

While I may not be patient, I am relentlessly optimistic and can find a silver lining on even the darkest of clouds. Today, my sunny outlook on life has reminded me that it’s a good thing I do not live in China, for this simply wouldn’t do.

People were stuck in this SIXTY MILE traffic jam for TEN DAYS. I would off myself.

Monica: Ross, are you okay?

Ross: I’m fine! I saw a psychiatrist at work today.

Monica: Why?!

Ross: On account of my rage.

-The One With Ross’s Sandwich

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My Favorite Week of Food (One of Several)

Posted by AllieB on August 24, 2010

I love to go out to eat, but my austerity budget doesn’t leave much extra kashmonay for such frivolities. Options in my price range tend to consist of Willy’s, Fellini’s, and ramen. Enter: RESTAURANT WEEK!! These wallet-friendly food holidays are the highlights of my year, and I’m very excited.

This year, Midtown Restaurant Week is September 4, 2010 thru September 12, 2010, and, with 27 participants, offers a greater selection of any other restaurant week to date. JTomm, K, A and I enjoyed a lovely meal at Pacci last fall, topped off with a dessert tray that I won’t soon forget.

I’ll have to wait until the menus are posted before making a final decision, but my current front runners are:

The full list is posted on Open Table.

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Scout for the Home

Posted by AllieB on August 24, 2010

My longtime BFF, Nancy Pendergrast Duffey, owns Scout for the Home, a home furnishings and interiors store in Buckhead.

She’s appealed to the masses with her wide array of items: from custom iron pieces and stately armoires to the perfect wooden cheese board that I, and at least four of our friends, purchased as a holiday gift, there’s something for everyone.

I could go on and on about how amazing the store is – I’ve been known to do just that, actually – but I recommend going in for yourself. And you can meet Scout!

*ALSO: please visit Blayne Beacham’s blog, This Photographer’s Life, and vote for SCOUT to win the free ad space contest!

http://www.thisphotographerslife.com/2010/08/6-finalist-for-ad-space-giveaway.html

Scout for the Home - inside the store and owner, Nancy Duffey, with her dog Scout

Scout for the Home * 18 E. Andrews Dr. * Atlanta, GA 30305 * 404.816.2325

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Thirsty?

Posted by AllieB on August 23, 2010

It’s good to know what’s out there so you can make an informed decision.*

Too soon?

drink specials in Atlanta

*I’m sure I’ve left off countless places – enlighten me, if you would.

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