29 April 2010

sbux and bleach

Today while perusing my favorite [shaking head no] Atlanta newspaper online, I noticed this picture:

And 100% truth, my immediate first reaction was "wow, the Where's Waldo truck overturned on I-20! This is great!"

So I casually clicked on the link and read a few sentences just to see what was really going on with this carnage and lo and behold I discover this gem:

"The eastbound tractor-trailer, carrying chlorine tablets, bleaches, Starbucks coffee and coffee cups, and other materials, ran off the interstate and overturned about 5:30 a.m. A hazardous materials team from the Newton County Fire Department responded."

Yep. You read that correctly. Sbux and bleach transported together. While I'm sure this is probably all fine and safe in the world because of packaging, etc., it still plants that little voice in my head saying "really, coffee and bleach riding together in a tractor trailer?"

As for Waldo, I'm still unsure what is going on with that. He's got a lot of explaining to do.

18 April 2010


I woke up this morning realizing I had sleepwalked last night.  I didn't remember it until I saw a plaid button-down shirt laying on the floor next to the bed and then it kinda hit me all at once.  Not sure what, or where, I was doing/going, but I do remember looking at my phone and seeing 236am, walking into the kitchen to get some OJ, only I had water.  And I remember finding that plaid shirt and putting it on before I went anywhere.

My next thought was to check my doors and see if they were unlocked or if my keys were still in place.  Luckily everything was intact and I didn't actually leave my apartment.  That would have been horrible (or hilarious!).  Either way, I'm a plaid sleepwalker, I suppose.  Who knew.

Too bad I didn't use that time to do some laundry, pay some bills and catch up on some reading that has piled up on the coffee table.

In other news, I saw the Carolina Chocolate Drops last night and would highly recommend giving them a listen.  Great, great band from NC.  A little traditional bluegrass, complete with spoons, autoharp, and whiskey jugs.  Found this video:

09 April 2010

it's summer, i mean spring!

I was told that I need to post more.  I'm glad that after 5.5 years, the audience still expects posts.  Makes me happy.  It's been a busy month, or three.  But I would like to promote spring.  There was this sudden moment of everything turning green over the weekend, which led to so much pollen, the ground, and my car, don't know what to do with it all.  But alas, spring means horse racing in KY at Keeneland as seen below from last weekend.  A stormy morning turned into a great afternoon at the races.  Even if I lost all the $2 bets I put down!

And spring also means bocce.  Hooray!