Somewhere Between Cairo And Paris

A funny thing happened on the way to perfection last night, we missed it. Tired of the hatin’ that was being displayed to Meet The Hashers at Taco Mac, we decided to make a pizza trip to Johnny’s last night. Actually, we decided to try a different venue, Oakhurst Grille, but we could not find any information about this place on Team Trivia’s web site. Glenn finally did the leg work of calling them only to find out that they were no longer a Team Trivia venue, so Johnny’s it was.

Like Shooting Fish In A Barrel
My team is really smart, so smart they were able to fend of my bonehead suggestions for answers, including those I provided for sports questions — my specialty. We’ve played and crushed others at Johnny’s before and last night seemed to be more of the same. With the exception of a “one hit wonder” impromptu bonus question the host threw out there, we answered every question corrrectly — and then came the final question. The category was geography, which meant that I would be no help, and the question was “Put the following four countries in order of population from highest to lowest”

  • France
  • Brazil
  • Egypt
  • Mexico

Feeling cocky, we bet all our points — and lost. We transposed the final two countries. Oops! (btw, I think the order is Brazil, Mexico, Egypt, France)

To Boycott Or Not To Boycott, That Is The Question
I was and still am to some degree, an opponent to the Edgewood Retail District on Moreland Avenue. Mark my words, once all the stores in that center are open I think traffic in and around that area will be heinous for years to come. Having said that, I admit to shopping at the Target there the other night.

Being a fan of Target (“Target Beats K-Mart”, “K-Mart Beats Wal-Mart”, “Wal-Mart Beats NOTHING”) I wanted to see the Target while it was still clean. My neighborhood, East Atlanta, and the surrounding neighborhoods do not have a great history of keeping things tidy, so I think that it is only a matter of time before the stores and parking lot in that center will become dirty. My opinion, your mileage may vary.

What humors me is that when the subject of Target arose at trivia last night four out of the six of us had already visited it. I guess I shouldn’t have been too surprised since last night’s team consisted of two East Atlanta residents, two Old Fourth Ward residents, one Midtown resident, and one Capital View resident.

Survey Says!
Fess up, which Family Feud host did you think of first?

It happened again today. The best looking woman that I saw on my drive in was driving a VW. In a completely unscientific study I find about three-fourths of the women I see driving VWs (Jettas, Passats, Beetles) to be very attractive. This is not to say that I cannot find women in other types of cars attractive. In recent history I have been attracted to drivers of Jeeps, Chevys, Subarus and others as well.

If you are keeping score at home, since I started noticing the “cute girl car trend” the cars of choice have been Saturns, Hondas (mostly Civics) and now VWs. Yes, I know that I am a sad, pathetic male…

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – continuing sore ankle; empty, darkening heart; looking forward to day off on Friday
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Primal Scream — “Swastika Eyes”

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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2 Responses to Somewhere Between Cairo And Paris

  1. shoobie says:

    I dont know about you paulie, but i am excited to NOT drive on 3 highways and 4 access roads just to get to a best buy in this city.

    mmmmmm, best buy.

  2. Paulie says:

    But which one will it take longer to get to in a car, Northlake or Edgewood? 🙂

    I am seriously happy that there is a Best Buy coming nearer, although it might be the end of any savings I have.

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