Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #3

I know I'm always going on about how down here is not a good fit for us!

So, today I will list thirteen things that I do like about living in the 'burbs of Atlanta!

1. My friends - I have made some great friends who accept me for my eccentric ways.

2. Atlanta - I really enjoy parts of the city. It's great! It's big but has a small feel to it. The streets seem more twisty then grid-like (which I enjoy). I do believe (we both do) that if we had lived in Atlanta our experience here would have been much different!

3. The Square - This is the centre of downtown Carrollton and even though if you blink you could miss it, it's great!

4. Corner Cafe - amazing hole in the wall restaurant on the square. Looks kind of dingy, service is so-so, can some days have a musty smell, but...
the food is amazing!!

5. The Carrollton Recreations Department - they have awesome programs, amazing facilities and are reasonably priced.

6. BBQ - Remember BBQ down here is a type of food.

7. There is quite an artistic community here - in the Rec Dept. there is a great cultural arts centre. There is also a respectable Art program at the University.

8. We are in between two race tracks...45 minutes from Talladega and an hour from Atlanta.
This is actually not one of my favourite things but I felt like I had to put it in!

9. We are 7 hours away from Wilmington, NC which is where Wrightsville Beach well as Callum's parents! ;)

10. SALES!! This country knows all about a sale. You can go in to a store and buy $350 worth of clothes for under $100.

11. Which leads me to The Shopping. It's just 'out of this world'! Whatever store you can imagine is here.

12. Everything that is in commercials you can actually get!
I know this sounds silly. Thing is when we were young, hell still, we would be watching and American channel and a commercial would come on for something new. Do you think that we could actually get it?!? No...we usually had to wait at least a year. Down here, I can get it right away! (ie. fruit loop cereal straws. I made it look like Geordie wanted it but really, it was me!)

13. The experience (with all the good and the bad) of living in another country!


yasmin said...

Happy TT and thanks for sharing! Don't forget home of Coke Cola.
Fellow TT Participants

chelle said...

Ooo how I miss American shopping. You are so right, Americans so know how to shop! I miss that a little. Although our savings account really doesn't!

Great thirteen. It is good to look at the positive, even in the hardest of times.

Alice Audrey said...

I've never been to Atlanta, but I'll bet your experience would have been a lot different.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I'm thinking of the twinkle in Scarlett O'Hara's eye as she says, "Atlanta!" And then Mammy shakes her head, knowingly.

Arlene said...

I have always wanted to Visit Atlanta but have not had the chance.

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

I lived in GA for about 4 months with my husband before we got married. It definitely was not a good fit for us either. I like that you made your list so positive though.

Thanks for visiting me today!!

Karen of the MomDot Street Team