I hear that writing one of these lists is an easy way to write a post. Â So, here it goes –Â Top Twelve Things I Did in Atlanta This Weekend!
1) Â Going with Jana to meetÂ Miranda, her co-producer/co-director of Atlanta’s Listen to Your Mother show.
2) Â Going with Jana to meet her friend,Â Karen,Â in a local TraderJoe’s, Â which was a surprisingly good idea because we were able to taste the gnocchi from the guy in the chef’s hat who was giving away free samples.
3) Â Going with Jana to eat BBQ ribs with Dadcation and his family, and getting sauce all over my beard.
4) Â Going with Jana to a party at a bowling alley where I participated in my first game of laser-tag. Â Considering I am a man of non-violence and pro-gun control, Â I was pretty good at the game. Â My biggest man-to-man combat was with this eleven year old boy. Â He was quick with his trigger, but he lacked my intelligence. Â Using cognitive therapy techniques that I picked up over the years, I was able to trick him into trusting me as an ally, when I promptly shot him in the back.
5) Sleeping with Loretta, Jana’s dog. Â I loved this dog. Â For some reason, Jana became petty and jealous when I asked her to sleep in the living room couch so I could snuggle with Loretta in her bed. Â What’s the big deal? Â I’ll never “get” women.
6) Going to Ikea with Jana and her son, Henry. Â By the way, just in case you were wondering, Atlanta’s IKEA looks EXACTLY like your IKEA.
7) Forcing Jana to watch 4 hours of Gone with the Wind. Â Can you believe she grew up in Georgia and NEVER saw the movie?! Â This has to be rectified. Â After the marathon screening, she said she wasn’t impressed. Â “Scarlet is a selfish bitch,” she said. Â Confused by her reaction, I brought in the big guns to explain to her why she was wrong. (thank you, Â certified GWTW expert Danny on Facebook).
8) Driving on a country road somewhere in Northern Georgia and yelling, “Stop here for a photo!” every five minutes.
9) Touring the quaint town of Madison, which we learned from the tourism office was spared the flames of Sherman’s March because:
a) Sherman had a West Point buddy who lived in town.
b) or Sherman had a mistress in town.
c) or a combination of both.
10) Going on a tour of a pre-Civil War mansion. Â Jana and I were the only guests, and our tour guide was a junior in high school. After the tour, Jana tried to fix him up with her niece in Florida. I took a lot of photos of the lighting fixtures and creepy dolls in the children’s room.
11) Walking over a covered bridge, another first for me!
12) Â Just hanging out with Jana.