Gas Has Certainly Gotten Expensive Again

I had to put gas into the M6 yesterday. The QT on Briarcliff at Clifton was charging $2.25/gallon yesterday. Ouch.

Warning: this is going to be a piecemeal post as I started writing it last night (and fell asleep a while doing so) and am finishing it in the scant time that I have before this morning’s two activities.

A Fun Evening
The concert was held at 1845 Piedmont, the mixed-used development that took down Taco Canana. Once I discovered that street parking was available I made sure to get there early, early enough to eat dinner beforehand.

I parked on the street and walked to Fat Matt’s, which at 6:30pm was crowded and annoyingly slow. Since sitting outside appeared to be my only option, and in case you didn’t know it as rather hot yesterday afternoon, I turned around and went elsewhere. My decision gave me the opportunity to try Grindhouse Burgers for the first time.

I have heard many good things about Grindhouse and my experience last night did little to convince me that these opinions were wrong. I had a junior Dixie burger, with fries and Coke, and tried their fried pickles as well. Though a little pricey when summed, what restaurant meal isn’t these days, there was more food than I cared to eat and each thing I ate pleased me.

Once satiated I ambled across Piedmont to go to the show.

Not so fast my friends… I actually wandered around the Sprouts market first. Think “mini-Whole Foods”, or “slightly-smaller Trader Joe’s”. If I lived within walking distance I would shop there.

The concert, sponsored by Miller, was held in the sky lounge of the apartment building. see the photos below. The evening was filled with music performed by three different musicians, each of which played good music, though none of which floored me. Overall the evening was enjoyable and I would do it again.

ITP Flickr Pics
“Awaiting Tonight’s Show” (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
Awaiting Tonight's Show

“Hipsters Of The World Unite!” (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
Hipsters Of The World Unite!
I am an olde man hipster wannabe.

Seriously Busy Day
Appointment #1 complete! This morning I attended a German breakfast which turned out to be a wonderful one-on-one practice session. Apparently there were only two of us who signed up for this session, and I was the only one who bothered to show up.

I am currently sitting in Woodruff Arts Center awaiting the start of Creative Morning Atlanta.

At lunch I hope to once again meet former coworkers for lunch. I was supposed to do laundry today to, but failed to get my stuff together before having to leave the house this morning.

And finally I will be going to happy hour this afternoon up in the Perimeter Mall area, specifically at Brass Tap.

More Busyness
Tomorrow I will be doing a bike ride early in the morning. I hope to use the new weed whacker that I plan to buy sometime today (I mowed the lawn yesterday and remembered that my old current weed whacker died the last time I used it.) Later in the afternoon I will be heading over to Grant Park for the Summer Shade Festival.

On Sunday I hope to meet up with ITP-Reader Steve for another bike ride.

Cheers,
Paulie [eatl/ga]

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10 Responses to Gas Has Certainly Gotten Expensive Again

  1. Out of Creative Mornings Atlanta after a very entertaining presentation by an artist named Kyle Brooks. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, man, there are some interesting people in this city.

    Next up, lunch with coworkers at Tasty China. W00t!

  2. Barb says:

    I hate stupid people.
    that is all.

  3. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Gas at a QT in Marietta is 10ยข/gallon. WTF?

  4. Steve says:

    Done with the deem appointment. I realized that my ailment was actually poison ivy and I must have had it on my right shoe, which spread it to my shorts, which spread it all over my right leg. A shot in the arse and free spray samples!

    Hopefully heading out to ride soon before some other service provider shows up. First the farrier, then UPS.

    Later, a visitation for my Games co-chairs mom, who passed away on Sunday. Dinner in Decatur… Suggestions?

    Silk sheets Sunday? Cochran Mill at 8:30? Or make a counter proposal.

    -FP

  5. Jenka says:

    A Sprouts is going into one of the Memorial Drive developments, so you will have one within a couple miles of you in the next year or so.

  6. Decatur:
    Revival I good, but pricey.
    Twain’s is good, and not too badly priced.
    That sandwich shop on Church whose name escapes me (where Johnny’s was) is good, and fairly priced.
    Everyone knows Brick Store.

    That’s all I got.

    Cochran Mill at 8:30. Cochran Mill is the state park, correct?

    Hmmm, that’s within biking distance for me at least…

  7. alisson says:

    Where/when are you riding?

  8. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    As of now tomorrow’s ride will be 50 from my house, probably starting around 7am. I will let you know if that changes.

  9. Steve says:

    Cochran Mill is the park we have met at before. Correct.

    I just completed a ride that ended with a bushwhack/hike-a-bike through some trails on Bear Creek. I thought I had a clue, but I was wrong. And it was hot.

  10. I am siting in a library listening to some asshat eat some sort of crunchy snack that is packaged in a bag. I hate people.

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