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February 17, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts: Atlanta Edition

Filed under: General — by Sandie @ 5:23 pm

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We took a weekend trip up to Atlanta over the long weekend. It was a much-needed getaway for all of us. I also had about 10 million random thoughts during the weekend and I couldn’t wait to get to my computer so I could write them all down. Unfortunately, my computer stayed home and I have the memory of a {insert whatever animal has a bad memory here because I can’t think of one and google didn’t help…yes I did google it}. So, today’s post is filled with the random thoughts I remembered having over the weekend!

If you ever visit Atlanta, I highly recommend the City Pass. We got our money’s worth and only visited 3 of the attractions available. We also got to skip the line at the aquarium (which was great since the ticket line wrapped around the building!).

Also, get to the World of Coke and/or the Georgia Aquarium as close to opening as possible. We went to the World of Coke first, arriving around 9:30 in the morning. We sailed right in, no line, no waiting. A quick look at the aquarium proved the situation was the same over there. By the time we got out of the World of Coke (about 1 1/2 hours later), the line to get inside was about 30 minutes (and that was AFTER you waited in line to get tickets!). I don’t even want to guess how long the line was at the aquarium…I’m just glad we didn’t have to stand in it!!

Small children do not enjoy the World of Coke, at least not the same parts the adults enjoy. We zipped through most of the displays because the kids were getting restless. They did enjoy Taste It! where you get to sample different sodas from around the world (some you’ll wish they sold in the states, others leave you searching furiously for something to get that horrid taste out of your mouth).

The kids LOVED the Georgia Aquarium. I would have enjoyed it more if not for the crowds. I don’t mind the crowds so much as the rude people who always seem to be in the crowds. You know, the ones who feel like the attraction is there for their enjoyment only. There were numerous times where we waited patiently to get closer to an exhibit only to have some rude person come in from out of nowhere and push their way to the front. Also, if you want to watch Deepo’s Undersea 3D Wondershow get your tickets as soon as you walk in the door (BTW, this was included in the City Pass…it normally costs extra).

I had my first official bra fitting over the weekend. Well, I guess it wasn’t my “first,” but it was definitely the best. I went to Intimacy and had a great shopping experience (it’s not often that I classify a shopping experience as “great.” Normally, it’s an awful, horrible, I’d rather stick hot pokers in my eye kind of experience…especially when I’m shopping for bras!). Here, I had somebody help me the whole way. She took me into a room, evaluated my needs, retrieved several styles for me to try, and also explained all about what to look for as far as fit, style, etc. Once I made my decision on what to buy, she gathered everything up and brought them to the register for me. No searching aimlessly through stacks/racks/whatever of undergarments trying to find something I think might work. I spent WAY too much money there (I’m embarassed at the amount I spent on bras this weekend, but Tony didn’t even flinch when I told him what the bill was…he just told I deserved it and I needed new bras…which was true, my best-fitting bras, that didn’t even fit that well, were all nursing bras. I haven’t nursed a baby in almost a year! I’m now comfortable in my bras and seriously look like I had a boob job now that the girls are properly supported). I could never shop in that store regularly, however I now have a good “start” to my “bra wadrobe.” While there, I learned that I’m a 32D or 32E…I’d been wearing 36Cs! Of course, it’s nearly impossible to find anything with a bandwidth that small, so these bras better last me a LOOOONG time. I also learned that my right breast is larger than my left breast, apparently this is a common phenomenon…who knew?

Later, I thought how much more I’d enjoy shopping if other stores had similar services as my experience at Intimacy. Then it occurred to me that there are stores that DO provide that service…they’re called personal shoppers. And I can’t afford to shop in places that employ them!

I could never afford to shop at the Phipps Plaza. It is a VERY upscale mall. No Sears or JCPenney anchors at this mall! Just to give you an idea of the type of clientele they’re after: when we walked in the door they had a Bentley on display. A Bentley. My mall has Nissans, this mall had a Bentley (Tony told me that had an Aston Martin on display in another part of the mall). Just for giggles, we looked at the price sticker on the Bentley. It was a bargain at $212,000!

February in Georgia is the best time to visit the zoo. It wasn’t too crowded. It wasn’t too hot (or too cold). Surprisingly, it was a great experience (I’m not a big fan of zoos).

This random post was brought to you by Keely of The Un-mom. Want more? Click over there and start reading!

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5 Comments »

  1. They make you taste it but don’t give you something to rinse out with?? Rude.

    I need a personal shopper, too. And a bra fitting. I have no idea what size these puppies are anymore.

    Comment by Keely — February 17, 2009 @ 5:29 pm |Reply

  2. Wow, I thought a bra fitting would be weird, but I’m actually jealous. I hate bra shopping and I’m pretty sure I’m doing something completely wrong. Having someone splain it to you is a blessing. Congrats also on the cool vacation. I hate crowds too. When we went to TN last year we visited the Ripley’s aquarium in Gatlinburg, it was fine but every display we waited patiently to see always took forever to get to because of the buttwads that crammed their way in front of our small children and lingered in front of the glass like they had all day.

    Comment by mrsbear — February 17, 2009 @ 6:46 pm |Reply

  3. Congrats on the great vacation – you hit the nail on the head on why I can’t stand crowds…the rude people. I seriously need to go bra shopping – sounds like you had a great experience…I’ve hear of the Intimacy stores, wish there was one here! šŸ™‚ Enjoyed your randomness! šŸ™‚

    Happy Random Tuesday! šŸ™‚

    Comment by Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) — February 17, 2009 @ 7:17 pm |Reply

  4. U beed a bra futtubg. (Ha ha … see what happens when one hand is not on the keys right?)

    What I MEANT to say is I need a bra fitting. But I’m afraid to go. I think I would measure something like 42HitsTheFloor. Sigh.

    Comment by Debbie — February 17, 2009 @ 7:46 pm |Reply

  5. Yay for your weekend getaway! I hate bra shopping too and I’ve had my first bra fitting last year and learned that there aren’t any stores in our area that carry that size. I spent today researching plastic surgeons to cut these biotches off. Woot!

    The zoo and aquarium sound great, I think we’ll have to go to ours soon.

    Comment by Casey — February 17, 2009 @ 11:00 pm |Reply


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