Living The Poncey-Hi Life

I have found that four months of unemployment has enabled me to become very lazy. I was at home trying to be productive during the morning but before I knew it noon had arrived.

Unrelated: I am tired of feeling as if I am constantly on the brink of having a nervous breakdown. I need to figure out how to calm myself and ensure myself that everything is going to be alright but it’s not as easy as you think.

In an effort to get some exercise as well as be a more responsible adult I decided to walk from East Atlanta to Poncey-Highland. I mentioned my free concert tickets for the She Wants Revenge show at Masquerade yesterday and was hell-bent on seeing the show. Of course I wasn’t going to wait until dark to start walking so I took advantage of the amazing weather and took off from East Atlanta around 2:00pm. The 3.5-mile walk from East Atlanta to Poncey-Highland took me a little over an hour; I walk at a leisurely pace and was in no rush to get anywhere. I avoided the temptation of stopping into a bar because I wanted to get an idea of how long the walk would take me. Why? Keep reading…

After reaching my destination my first stop of the day was at Dancing Goats, where I set up camp amongst the seemingly-never-ending sea of Millenials who “work” at coffee shops.

“Dancing Goats In Poncey-Highland, My ‘Office’ For The Afternoon” (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
Dancing Goats In Poncey-Highland, My "Office" For The Afternoon
I have little room to talk as I killed a few hours drinking a few cups of coffee while “working” on my iPad.

From Dancing Goats I made the difficult crossing of Ponce in order to eat at Eats. I mentioned in a previous blog post how glad I am to have rediscovered Eats, which thankfully hasn’t changed much since I first ate there twenty years ago.

“Eats: A Rekindled Love Affair” (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
Eats: A Rekindled Love Affair

Once my belly was filled with the jerk chicken, mac and cheese, and green beans show above I played Frogger again across Ponce for “one” beer inside Ponce City Market.

“When You Are Only Having ‘One'” (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
When You Are Only Having "One"

The night’s concert was pretty amazing as I rocked out to music I fell in love with ten years ago. The only difference was ten years ago I didn’t have to watch through a sea of cellphones.

My plan for today, unless interrupted by a trip to Florida, is to attend Creative Mornings Atlanta, which is being held at Ponce City Market (however I am driving there today) and then hit a library for a few hours.

Tonight I am going to The Vortex in midtown, another old favorite of mine that has not seen my face in forever. Call me crazy, because I am, as I am considering walking the five miles from the ITP Estate to The Vortex and getting an Uber or Lyft home. I have to take advantage of this weather before it changes tomorrow…

Have a great weekend friends.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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11 Responses to Living The Poncey-Hi Life

  1. Stacy says:

    Blasphemy! Dancing Goats is O4W, not Poncey-Highlands! 🙂

    And yay for the walking! Now you’re sounding a lot like me. It’s amazing how close everything really is when you just start walking around. Your place to my Vortex (heehee, everything in Midtown in “mine”) – only 5 miles? Who knew? I swear the more I started stomping around, the smaller the city became. In such a good way.

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    It’s a block from Ponce! And how else could I use my punny title if I said that it were in O4W? 🙂

    EAV to “your” Vortex is only five miles if I take the Beltline. But since I will be walking during daylight hours why wouldn’t I take the Beltline?

  3. Stacy says:

    The Fox is also a block from Ponce! Still not Poncey though. 😉 *grin* I’m just shittin’ ya. But yeah, that’s right at the border between the neighborhoods and PCM is considered O4W….but that always feels too far north to me. Boulevard and Ralph McGill…now that’s REAL O4W…AND still a treat to walk through after dusk.

    Oh definitely take the Beltline — and more pictures. It’s nice to see pictures showing up again.

  4. Steve says:

    So how do you get home after the show? Are Lyfts or Ubers just hanging like cabs?

    We’re almost out the door to find breakfast then pie shopping! Hopefully some raking and a ride later?

    Happy Friday!


  5. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    You use an app to summon a car. To get separation from others who would be doing the same I walked over to Ponce City Market. As luck would have it there was a Lyft driver roaming the parking lot, so I had a ride in less than a minute. With a 10% discount my ride home cost about $7.

  6. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Actually sweating indoors this morning at Ponce City Market for Creative Mornings. I drive to the event to avoid sweating, but the combination of body heat and coffee is conspiring against me.

  7. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Poop, it was so warm in that space that i am headed home for a change of shirt before going to the library. Fat people problems..,

  8. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I can put a slightly positive spin on returning home however, we only had donuts for breakfast of which I had one, so now I can eat real food before heading out to the library.

  9. Barb says:

    Basement tile is about 60% done, Allan wasn’t in the mood to work all night (I was so happy about that) so we didn’t get enough done, I”m hoping to get out of here at 1200 – for a full afternoon & hopefully NOT evening getting it finished up.
    We need to start grouting……

    I made a crock pot boneless beef short ribs recipe in the crock pot – pretty tasty with some mashed potatoes. I think we may have to eat leftovers tonight, as the fridge is full of I don’t exactly know what.

    TJ & Mary finally really listed the house in East Cobb, so that makes our timeframe a little shorter (tht is my guess, I don’ thtink it will take long to sell).
    I haven’t talked to them to see if they have had any offers yet.

  10. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Decided that I may be a wuss and only walk to MARTA station and take the train to
    Midtown. It’s all about the clothes I am wearing and not want to sweat a lot again. We’ll see when I get there…

  11. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Well, I was sweating by the time I got to Inman Park station so I hopped on MARTA and rode it around to North Av and finished my “walk” from there. Total distance walked was almost two miles. Feeling kinda lame.

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