June 9, 2011

Hello Hotlanta!

This morning I got an EARLY start...by early, I mean 3:40am.  Yup, someone (ahem...me...) had the brilliant idea to book a 6am flight...oops.  I was just eager to get to ATLANTA to see College Roomie!!!  I passed the time at the airport with some yummy Starbucks oats...
And a really great book...

(Book review coming soon!)

After a sleepy flight (on which the two other seats in my row were magically unoccupied--score!), College Roomie and I were at last reunited.  We had a great time today cramming as many fun activities as possible into our time.  First we visited Roomie's grad school, and I was introduced to this fellow...

Because every school NEEDS a skeleton statue, amiright?

And since we are book nerds to the nth degree, Roomie had to take me on a tour of the library.  Check out this newspaper volume from the 1930s...

Other events included a picnic in the park, a Trader Joe's adventure (obv), and FRO YO (Which we don't have in the midwest!  At least not where I live!  Tragedy.)...

But the best part was our visit to...
 A visit to the Center for Puppetry Arts!!!  Yes, a PUPPET MUSEUM!!!  When I heard about its existence, I insisted we visit as soon as possible.  And friends, it did NOT disappoint.  We technically weren't supposed to take pictures...but I did sneak this one because honestly how could I NOT?!?

In addition to this slightly creepy but mostly awesome display of puppets, there were puppets from all around the world.  BEST of all though was a tribute to Jim Henson, complete with life-sized Big Bird!  :)  Best. Ever.

Then Roomie and I stopped at the craft store to pick up some supplies to make our race shirts awesomely fabulous.  Our team name is "We were infinite" after a quote from the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower.  In the book, a character is riding in a pickup truck sandwiched between two friends, driving fast through a tunnel with music blasting, and when they come out on the other side they see an awesome view of the city.  The narrator remarks, "In that moment, I swear we were infinite."  Love.

We also picked up some temporary tattoos we found in the dollar bin...a.maz.ing.

Tonight we have big plans to grill veggie burgers (Roomie is a veggie too!), bar trivia, and wrapping up the night with wine and some Real Housewives action...Best. Day. Ever.


  1. LOVE THIS!!! have so much fun on your trip (looks like you already are!!). I LOVE the ATL. best place on earth. and FRO-YO!!!! yummmmmmmmmmy! ahhh! so many awesome things about this post :) and those shirts! love them! have so much fun at the run! woo hoo!

  2. Love it! Have so much fun! I am so jealous you are in Atlanta I haven't ever been and love reading all about your adventures. :)

  3. I only live about 2 1/2 hours from Atlanta (Alabama)so I WILL DEFINITELY be taking my daughter to the center for puppetry arts! I've never heard of it, and I need to get her cultured!! :) I wish I could take ALL the muppets home with me-especially Kermit! He's a babe! LOL! Thanks for posting-enjoy your stay!

  4. 'scuse me, but you don't have fro yo in the midwest!? I would straight die. I eat frozen yogurt everyday.


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