I am so sorry it has been so long since my last update!! So, since it has been a while I will have to make this post extra long!! Hehe!!
I am pretty much moved into my new place now... and I am paying my second months rent so I guess it is no longer my new place... but close enough!! My TV is scheduled to arrive at my house on Tuesday and I am so excited!! I never realized how much I watch TV until I didn't have one anymore. I tried to schedule the cable company to come out on the same day but they were not able to make it so will be getting cable and Internet access on Friday.
What I have been doing to keep myself busy in the meantime...
On Sunday I went to brunch with a friend of mine at a place called Highland Tap. What is different about Atlanta (and what people make fun of me for) is that everyone here calls breakfast 'Brunch.' They tease me when I call it breakfast.
In the evening I went to another friend's house so I could do my laundry. There were a few people over so one person cooked us dinner... yummy!! This friend has both a TV and cable (LUCKY!!!) so we were able to watch cable television!!
On Monday I got most of my pictures hung up around my apartment. I still have a LOT of things that I need to get yet... a couch, vacuum, some more pictures to hang up on my walls (they are so bare) and some patio furniture but nothing that is too urgent (well, maybe the vacuum).
On Wednesday I went to watch the move 'Sahara' outside downtown. Georgia Tech put on, what they called, Flicks on the 5th where they played free movies outdoors on a big screen. I didn't realize that they have been doing this all summer... and this one was the last one!! They had some chairs that people could sit on but I brought a blanket and sat on that.
I was a little nervous because when I got home from work it started to thunderstorm so I checked online (my Mom would have been proud!) and saw that there was really only one cell coming thru so I decided to make a go of the movie. When I first got there it sprinkled and it stayed that way for about 10 or 15 minutes... but when it was over 90 degrees outside the rain really didn't feel too bad. In fact, it felt pretty good!! It only rained 1 other time during the movie and that was right at the end. The movie was so cute and it was a ton of fun to watch it outdoors!! I know there are a few other places around Atlanta that does outdoor movies like that but most have finished already for the season... I am looking online now to see if there is anywhere else in Atlanta that is still putting them on.
On Thursday I went to a friend's house after work and ate dinner and watched TV with him and his sister. We watched DVD's of a TV show called 'Moonlighting.' We have been watching a lot of that show lately because they do not have cable so they have been getting movies and TV shows from Netflicks.com that we have been watching. During one of the shows his friend called up and informed us that he was stranded because his car battery had died so we helped him get a new battery... which ended up as a good adventure for the evening!!
Yesterday a friend and I went to a birthday party for a friend of a friend. We went out to eat at a restaurant called D|B, which was downtown, and then went out dancing at a few different clubs. There was a group of about 10 to 15 of us at the to begin with but by the end there was only 3 of us left dancing! It was so fun to go but I have been so tired all day today!!
After we left the last spot we were at we ended up driving around down town a little bit and wound up at the grave of Martin Luther King, Jr. I had not been to there before but it was amazing... they have the grave outside surrounded by a pool of water. It’s hard to imagine, now a day, all that was going on in this town and in towns all across America when he was alive. There are a lot of museums close by there that I eventually want to go see.
I guess this brings you up to date on my social happenings down here... hehe!! Hope all is going well for anyone reading this!! Hope you are keeping busy and having fun!!
If you could take a prayer request for me... a friend of mine's grandfather is in the hospital. I guess he has been sick for quite a while now and they think there are problems with his heart and he is refusing surgery or a pace maker at this time. Please keep his family in your prayers.