I hear that writing one of these lists is an easy way to write a post. So, here it goes — Top Twelve Things I Did in Atlanta This Weekend!
2) Going with Jana to meet her friend, Karen, in a local TraderJoe’s, 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) Going with Jana to eat BBQ ribs with Dadcation and his family, and getting sauce all over my beard.
4) Going with Jana to a party at a bowling alley where I participated in my first game of laser-tag. Considering I am a man of non-violence and pro-gun control, I was pretty good at the game. My biggest man-to-man combat was with this eleven year old boy. He was quick with his trigger, but he lacked my intelligence. 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. I loved this dog. 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. What’s the big deal? I’ll never “get” women.
6) Going to Ikea with Jana and her son, Henry. 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. Can you believe she grew up in Georgia and NEVER saw the movie?! This has to be rectified. After the marathon screening, she said she wasn’t impressed. “Scarlet is a selfish bitch,” she said. Confused by her reaction, I brought in the big guns to explain to her why she was wrong. (thank you, 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. 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) Just hanging out with Jana.