It's been just over one-month since I made the trip down to Atlanta to begin the next chapter of Brevitt's World Tour. There has been some good and some bad, but overall it has been a pretty good move. Now although there has been some crazy work travel during my stay here, I've still got enough of the flavor to showcase some of the cooler things about Atlanta.
Let's cut right to the chase kidz - it's time for Brevitt's Top Five Things About Living in Atlanta!
- Little Five Points - This cool little part of town has it all. Bars, shops, coffee, clothes, tattoo shops, weirdo's on the corner, live acts, a package store....everything! For those back home in Boston, it's similar to Harvard Square before that went all corporate and shit. Fun, funky and always good things going on. If only I could find out where to park!
- Hangin - Before I moved down here, a co-worker told me to watch for this. Although it doesn't always mean bad shit will happen, it's still interesting to just see so many people just hangin. They aren't doing much, just milling around talking and well....hangin!
- Peachtree Streets - Ok I'll admit that this really isn't a good thing about living down here, but I have to bring it up. At some point in Atlanta's past there was a civil engineer who thought it would be great to name 45 different streets Peachtree Something. Then to further confuse people, they put all of those streets next to each other. A perfect example is driving down Peachtree Street and you pass Peachtree Boulevard, Peachtree Road, Peachtree Hills, Peachtree Highland Road and 41 other variations. Makes driving fun!
- Mellow Mushroom Pizza - Goal number one when moving to a new city should be to find the best local pizza place and I do believe I just found it. Great crust, great toppings and great prices!
- Hospitality - I'll admit that this is still pretty weird for me, but it is neat to have so many people be this nice. Although it still freaks me out when the produce guy at Kroger's asks me how I'm doing or the coffee guy at Caribou Coffee asks me what my plans are for the day......ummm - for those that have never been to Boston, this never happens! As I tell people here at work.....back home when I make eye contact with you, it is because I don't want to talk to you - it's a preemptive 'you better not say hi' look, but down here.....man, everyone says hi!