Hello, Atlanta

Brian and I took a whirlwind trip at the end of July. In fact, it was so whirlwind that I almost forgot to blog about it. Our first stop on the trip was Atlanta. We landed at 9 am and left about 24 hours later to our next destination, but I wanted to share the neat places we were able to check out during our brief stay. hotelviewWe first checked into our hotel which was the Red Roof Inn located in the Northeast section of Atlanta. We chose the location because it was close (within walking distance) of the concert venue we were going to later that night. vortexAfter setting in, we ate a delicious, sinful lunch at The Vortex Bar and Grill in the Little Five Points neighborhood. I had the Four Horsemen burger and Brian had the Michael Cristo. We shared a pitcher of Georgia brewed beer and left with our tummies full and our heads happy.CriminalRecordsThe Little Five Points neighborhood is full of eclectic and fun shops. If you like records and vintage, this is the place to be. We spent a lot of time (and money) inside Criminal RecordsinsideCriminal Records had quite the selection of music and memorabilia. They also had a photo booth which is always fun. photosSome additional stores we checked out in the area:

Junkman’s Daughter (vintage clothing)

Psycho Sisters (vintage clothing)

Wax & Facts (record store)

Rag O Rama (vintage clothing)

The Clothing Warehouse (vintage clothing)

We also stopped and had a couple beers at The Porter which is a great bar, They have over 800 beers to choose from!fnm1That evening we went to see Faith No More play outdoors at The Masquerade. It was a great show.BookhouseAfter the show, we headed to a nearby bar, The Bookhouse Pub, which is a must see for any of you Twin Peaks fans out there. We had another round of drinks and a late dinner. I had shrimp and grits which turned out to be the best shrimp and grits I’ve ever had. Yum!

Atlanta is a huge city and we had fun in our little section over the 24 hours we spent there. Thanks Atlanta for having us!

Next stop on the trip-Asheville!

Clients from Hell #42

Client: I want to start thinking outside of the box with our presentations.

Me: What do you mean exactly?

Client: I think we should do our PowerPoints with a portrait layout instead of landscape.

Me: PowerPoints are landscapes so they use up all the space on a computer screen or projector. That’s why it’s the way it is.

Client: But if we did it like a portrait, everyone would think it was edgy and different. You’ve got to think outside of the box.

Faith No More

Do you guys remember Faith No More? Brian and I recently saw them in Atlanta at The Masquerade for an outdoor show and it was awesome. I snapped a few photos to share with you. fnm1 fnm3 fnm4 fnm5 fnm6 fnm7This is getting old and so are you.
Everything you know and never knew.
Will run through your fingers just like sand.

Enjoy it while you can.

Like a snake between two stones it itches in your bones.
Take a deep breath and swallow your sorrow tomorrow.

So raise it up and lets propose a toast.
To the thing that hurts you most.

It’s your last cup of sorrow.
What can you say? Finish it today.
It’s your last cup of sorrow.
So think of me and get on your way.

It won’t begin until you make it end.
Until you know the how the where and the when.
With a new face you might surprise yourself.

Minnehaha Falls

m2There’s something so romantic about waterfalls. The have such powerful, majestic beauty. Minneapolites are lucky to have access to a beautiful waterfall not too far from downtown Minneapolis.m6Brian and I spent the afternoon at Minnehaha Falls. People come from all over to stare in awe at the beauty of the falls. The best part? They are always rushing different. If we’ve had a lot of rain; they’re booming, if it’s been a dry summer; the falls come down in a sweet little trickle. And in the winter? In the winter the water freezes creating a breathtaking ice waterfall. It’s a beautiful sight. m4Minnehaha Falls received it’s name back in 1855 when Henry Wadsworth Longfellow published the poem The Song of Hiawatha. Hiawatha falls in love with Minnehaha who later dies in a severe winter. It’s a beautiful poem. m5Even this Great White Heron likes to wade in waters of the Minnehaha River. Perhaps he is a reincarnation of Minnehaha himself searching for Hiawatha.

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If you find yourself in or around Minneapolis, I suggest a trip over to Minnehaha Park to take in the glory of the falls. While you’re there, stop into our favorite little eatery, Sea Salt, for a bite to eat. Just be prepared to wait since it’s everyones favorite little eatery, but trust me, it’s worth it. m1Do you live near a waterfall?