Tuesday, February 11, 2014

random weekend goodies.

Atlanta is getting a second chance to prove it's not a city full of incompetent leaders, as Snowmageddon, Round 2 heads this way.  The really bad weather isn't supposed to hit until later tonight, but schools have already been canceled and grocery stores have been raided, so it appears as though we've gone back to our usual overreacting.


I definitely prefer an unnecessary freakout to anyone being stranded on the side of the road.

My parents visited Atlanta over the weekend and we managed to do nothing more than eat and drink during the 36 hours they were here.  The only thing that I planned was dinner at 1Kept - and even that was last minute, so we were settled for an early - like Early Bird Special 6:30 pm - dinner.

The Warm Kale Salad, Seared Scallops with Corn Risotto and The Calling Pinot Noir made up for the early reservation and I woke up thinking about my meal the next morning.  


Back at work Monday morning, on my daily peruse through ridiculous entertainment websites, I was delighted to see, on the pages of US Weekly, none other than Bill Murray staring back at me, wearing a Brackish Bow Tie.

You may remember my personal connection to this original (and now clearly famous) brand - pretty sure it was that blog entry that really pushed them to greatness.

Or, more likely, maybe it was that they were on the cover of Orvis?  Or the Garden & Gun mention?  Regardless, I'm so happy to see those guys doing well.

Also, I watched Dallas Buyers Club this weekend and I cannot recommend it enough.  Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto's physical transformations are truly astonishing, and come in second only to their acting performances.  The story, which is inspired by the life of AIDS-activist Ron Woodruff, is thought-provoking and heartfelt.  So it goes with any movies at all based on actual events, I spent a couple of hours watching the film and the rest of my weekend deciphering what about the film was true and what was made up.


The film is worthy of the accolades it's receiving and I hope to see the film win more awards on Oscar night.

I'm happy to report that I spent some of the weekend writing - trying to fulfill my New Year's resolution and complete my personal milestone as promised.  I'm not sure what, if anything that I wrote, is worthy of being published.  I named one chapter, "Don't be an Asshole," and called the chapter that immediately follows, "I Think I Might Be an Asshole."

As if the very act was giving Old Man Winter the middle finger, I went home after work yesterday and started online shopping for bikinis.  I think I'm ready to invest in good swimwear this year - so suggestions welcome.    

For those of you facing more snow and ice - stay safe out there!

CBS is re-airing the Beatles: Grammy Salute on Wednesday night - so that's good news for anyone trapped inside avoiding the elements.  The John Legend/Alicia Keys rendition of "Let it Be," gave me chills and can serve as a nice musical backdrop while we pray that this storm is the last of the season and that summer is coming soon.