Thursday, June 19, 2008
For bar-b-que sauce, go with a description of the body. Like, Stubbs, or Baldheaded Bob.
If you were to have a very useful superpower, I don't think you can do better than a mind-reading bartender. Imagine being able to have every patron's drink ready for them before they tell you what to make. Can you even begin to calculate what your tips would be?
Why does everyone forget what fun board games are? Every time someone plays one, they always say, "Oh, man, that was great. Why don't we do this more often?"
But the Monopoly sits quietly in the closet next to Uncle Wiggley and Chutes and Ladders for months on end.
Sure, the Twister mat gets broken out every other drunken Saturday (usually in the Summer), but everything else gets neglected.
Leigh and I had lunch with her mom at a place near GA Tech called Jaqbo Cafe. Its a great little deli place that does a kickin' lunch business. Here's the outside with Leigh's mom holding the door. Looks inviting, doesn't it?
Here's the inside. That's me at the counter on the left with the white shirt with pink flamingos on it.
I had the quiche. And, yes, real men eat quiche.
Look at it...It's like almost a pound of food.
Here's Leigh's chicken salad sandwich...
And here's Leigh's mom with the half sandwich/soup combo...
On the way out, I noticed this random graffiti on the side of the building. I don't usually like this kind of tagging, but I liked the reference from "The Outsiders."
We loaded up on beers and went to the pool, again. You've already seen photos of us in our bathing suits, so just upload them and relive the moment.
For dinner, we went to a cuban place in Midtown called Papi's. I wouldn't say they were the friendliest people in the world, but the food was pretty good...
After that, we went to a local bar called The Glenwood. They were having a little celebration for their One Year Anniversary, so we stopped by. We met up with our friends Bill and Jen and Angie for a few drinks and a few laughs.
Bill is a funny dude and he's got a million funny stories. He's genuinely one of the funniest people I know.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Waiting in line was no big deal and every moment was a new discovery. There was ice cream and Icees. Arcade games and water rides.
As we got older, new priorities filled the spare time. Mortgages and car payments keep us away from Six Flags today.
Well, that's what an At Home Vacation is supposed to be; spare time filled with childhood fun and whatever else we want. Today, we want Six Flags.
There were many new rides. Many.
Back in the day, The Mindbender was a Hell of a ride. It had three loops, after all. These days, you don't even get started without five loops. One of Six Flags' rides is called The Goliath and rises two hundred feet above the ground. That's about the height of a twenty story building. It goes seventy miles an hour.
Things have changes.
Here's me getting ready to be thrown around...
We also did all the cheesy little rides that you did as a kid. Here's Leigh on the Hanson car ride...
Here's us on the carousel...
Here's an example of how much things have changed. Its kinda hard to see in this photo unless you know what you're looking for, but check this out...The horses now have seat belts. On the carousel. Yes, on the carousel...
We also rode the bumper cars, and I totally owned Leigh.
Here's Leigh standing outside the Log Jamboree ride. Of course, that's also the title to a movie that was the sequel to Log Jammin', which starred Karl Hungus.
And this is the good old Great American Scream Machine...
After yesterday's workout, I'm looking forward to tomorrow's day off.
Leigh and I took the dogs for a little walk. After all, its their At Home Vacation, too. Here's a couple of photos of us in the hood...
Monday, June 16, 2008
Here's Leigh and Jen passing a local "celebrity" called "The Sheriff."
So, after lunch, we go to Leigh's sister's pool and hang out there with Jen for a couple hours. Of course, I had beers and the girls had some sort of Smirnoff pomegrante drink. It was sweet and tasted like a girly drink. I wanted none of it. Here's the pool and us at it...
Jen (left) and Allison...
Jen and Allison goofing off...
All four of us, Jen, Allison, Me, and Leigh.
It'll probably be a little cheaper than an out of town vacation. We don't have to pay for a hotel. We can eat and drink several meals at home. We don't have to travel to another city. Cool, right?