When my mom told me that the house
she wanted me to buy was in Cabbagetown,
my initial reaction was “Where is that?” She told me that it was downtown.
“Oh great”, I thought.
“Is this in the hood?” I asked.
“No.” She replied.
I had to see it for myself to
believe it. I agreed to meet with my
mom on a Thursday evening to see the house she craved. Upon first inspection, I was taken back. The entrance to the house was blocked by a
metal walkway that reminded me of an Alabama work camp.
“I’m not sure, if I am going to
keep that up or not” she said. I was
starting to get freaked out!
definitely going down, if I am buying this house,” I demanded.
We walked inside the house; saw
some areas that we liked and others, which needed to be changed. We then went to the back yard and I was
introduced to the tenants.
you said nobody lived here,” I said
“Nobody does live here, except for
these 3 South American Frogs. They are
some of the only South American Frogs in the United States!” she replied.
We then went around the front of
the house and I said good-bye. I was
not really sure what to think about the house. Is she going to be safe here? Is
this house really worth the asking price? A million more questions kept popping up in my head. My mother kept telling me the history of
Cabbagetown and that she met so many nice people all around her.
It was a given that my mother was
in love with the area. I…. still had my
reservations. So she took me out on a
tour, we visited many restaurants in the area. All the places we went had a
good wine selection and I think that she used that to her advantage. All of the restaurants were very good! Six Feet Under is a seafood restaurant that had great food and great service. Agave
is also now a restaurant I recommend to all my friends. The Carroll Street Cafe is
also very good. The café is open all-day
and late into the night, serving custom coffees, lox with bagels, and other
goodies. The mood is very relaxed and
the price is just right. I would highly
recommend all three of these establishments.
I finally agreed on the house. I am really glad
that I did. When we were moving stuff,
the neighbors actually helped my friends and I haul around our huge antique
furniture. All they asked for was some
beer. Works for me!! Cabbagetown is now a part of my life. I really enjoy going to the
If you want to go to an area in Atlanta, where time has
forgot, then I suggest you explore Cabbagetown. It is closed to historic Oakland
Park Cemetery, Georgia State University, & Downtown Atlanta. The location is great and the people are
greater. This is one part of Atlanta
that I hope will never change!!
Is this truly the winner of the "Ugliest Dog in San Francisco" contest?
Origins: Sam, the
above-pictured canine, is a 14-year-old pedigreed Chinese crested owned
by Susie Lockheed of Santa Barbara, California. In June 2005, Sam won
the "World's Ugliest Dog" title at the Sonoma-Marin Fair contest for the third consecutive year.
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I do not know about all of you readers out there, but I have to let you
know that my boss is flipping nuts !! . Here is a typical example. 8:00-8:30ish
Start of the day, everything is quiet... everyone is checking email or
just chatting around, getting coffee, talking about what they saw on
television last night.
8:50... Walter Rushes inside and if
someone is standing in the bathroom, he moves them out the way so that
he can "GO SEE A MAN ABOUT A HORSE"
9:00... something is steamy about the air....
Walter: Hey guys's how goes it ? EmployeesTypical answer : Umm, how goes what ? Walter: What do we have planned today ? ETA:
I dunno, (Employees thougt: He's the boss, he should know what we have
planned, why is he even asking me this question, here we go again)
Cell phone rings..... Walter: Where is my damn phone ? Employee: I dunno, wherever you put it... Bill then proceeds to walk all over the office, by this time the phone stops ringing.
9:30.... Coffe Time Walter: Anybody make coffee this morning ? Employee
Standing Around: Yes ... so and so did.... (Employee thought: Can't you
see that we made some coffee wierdo !!! ... The light is on and we keep
goin to the pot and pouring ourselves some wake up drink.... should've
put some kahula in it this morning)
Walter then proceeds to find
his original vintage 1910 cracked coffee mug with a 1/2 inch laye of
dried up coffee mold in it, and then pours the fresh hot coffee on top,
instantly melting the mold which he ingests with a loud thumping sound.
10:00 Client Time !!
10:01... 1st client of the day walks in.... where's Walter ? Employee # 2 : I dunno, you check his office ? 1st Client: No Dumbass, I asked you !! Now, where is he ?"
Employee#3- Walks in the door and overhears conversation Employee#3: Have you checked his office, he might be there, that is where he goes in the morning
2nd Client Walks in the door... let's call him Dudu Dudu: Hey guys where is the professor ? Employee #1 & 2 in tandem: We dunno, check his office. Dudu: Fine I will. Dudu proceeds to check his office, then goes to the back to check for Walter he returns with no answers.
Employee#1: Did he have a meeting ? Client #1 : I don't know dumbass, you should know this stuff, he's your father ~~
Employee#1 immediately throws his two arms into the air and shouts "NOOOOOOOOO !!!!" Employee#2 joins in the screaming.
Client #1 : Have y'all been smoking anything this morning ? Dudu: You know they have Client #1, just look at them, they are high as a kite.
Employee #1 : Replies "That's what she said !!" Employee #2: Gives Employee #1 a high five.
10:15... Client #1 & Dudu leave the office, frustrated, and bewildered, .... once again !!!!
10:16..... Walter comes back inside
Walter: So what's going on ? Employee #1 : Umm... you just missed Client #1, and Dudu, they said something about a drawing due last year, they are getting kind of impatient. Walter: Yo Ho, Yo Ho, Yo Ho, Where is my god damn phone ? Employee #2: Check your pocket, you had it a second ago Employee#2: Where were you Walter ? Walter: You don't know me !!
Employee #2 : Walks off angry, biting his lip, goes back to checking his email
10:30..... almost lunch time
10:31 Walter: Hey fellas we got to do some work today !! stop fucking around Employee#1: Well, here's what he have going on right now..... Walter: Hold up, just hold up a god damn minute, Jesus, Employee#1: Flinches his fist and grinds his teeth... we have the job in China county Walter: Who do you work for ? Who writes the fuckin checks ? Who... Who.. Who ? Employee #2 (hiding in the other room, but hears everything, thinking "I'm glad I'm not Employee #1 !!) Walter: Where is Employee#2 ? Employee #1 : I'll go find him, be right back. (Employee #1 knows exactly where Employee#2 is, but takes his time in looking for him) Employee #2: So what was Walter saying ? Employee#1: Same old, same old psychobabble. Walter wants you !!
Both Employee #1 & Employee #2 return to office to see Walter....
Employee #2: Where's Walter ? Employee#1: I dunno, he was just here. Check the bathroom, I'll check his offices. Employee #2: Uuuhhh.... ok
10:35 Employee#1: Dude, I checked everywhere and I do not see him. Employee#2: Did you go outside ? Employee#1: Not yet, and then walks out the front door.
10:36 .... Employee #1 walks back inside.
Employee #2: So was his truck outside ? Employee#1: Nope, did not see it, did he go to a meeting ? Employee #2: I dunno, did he go to the "spa" ? Employee #1: It's kind of early.... maybe Employee #2: Did he tell you what the plan was today ? Employee #1: I started to tell him, but he cut me off ? Do you know what he wanted completed ? Employee #2: I dunno
10:40 Employee #2: Well fuck it !! Employee #1: Yeah, fuck this shit !!
There will be more adventures of Walter, Dudu, Client #1, Employee #1 & Employee #2 in the future !!! Keep A Look Out !!!
I do not know about the rest of you guys reading this, but sometimes the 9 to 5 can get a little tiresome if your stuck in the office. So, being the nice guy that I am, I have compile a couple of links that help me get through the day, hopefully they will help you as well....