Tuesday, December 28, 2010


A quick post before I give them all away

Incredibly easy (succulents are practically impossible to kill) with lots of excellent tutorials online.  I love using Martinelli's jugs (like I really need excuses to buy their apple juice!) but the narrow openings are tricky when placing the plants.

12 Days of Didi

Dear friends, family, and any rando's who follow our humble blog,

My sincerest apologies for neglecting the blog this month.  As consolation, I bring you...

The Twelve Days of Didi

On the first day of Christmas my Didi gave to me
A snuggle in a blankie.

On the second day of Christmas my Didi gave to me
Two new buddies
And a snuggle in a blankie.

On the third day of Christmas my Didi gave to me
Neon nighttime walking-safety
Two new buddies
and a snuggle in a blankie...

(*Let's hurry up and bring this one home*)

On the Twelfth day of Christmas my Didi gave to me
 A super classy bowtie
Dog-tired naptime
 Even more naptime
 Some squishing and personal-space infringing
 Checking a friends breath for him
 Very proper posture
 Snow clumps and a sweater
 Two meaningful stares

And a Westie in a Snuggie!

What better way to end 2010 than to extol the virtues of Didi (foremost of all has to be patience).
Happy New Years!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Yeah! Burger: 1017 N. Highland Ave, Atlanta GA

Continuing our quest to find Atlanta's best burger, Alex and I were pleasantly surprised to find another well-known Atlanta burgerstablishment had set up a sister shop in our very backyard.

YEAH! Burger's (yup, that's what they call themselves) new East-side location is in the center of the busy Highlands neighborhood, which doesn't seem to have been taken into consideration in the planning of the restaurant.

I have to gripe a little before I get to the food.  If you run a popular burger eatery and are setting up a new shop in a popular neighborhood, wouldn't it make more sense to have two registers?  If I have to stand in line an hour for your burger, my expectations are going to be significantly raised to make up for the loss of my time.

Also, there is no clear direction for said hour-long line, so we all end up milling around in the (cramped) parking lot until some inflated SUV honks at us to move so it can park.  

But enough about that, how was the food?

The menu isn't exactly succinct so lets just say for every possible option (meat, bun, condiments, toppings) there are at least 4 and at most 20 choices.  All the meat @ YEAH! is hormone-free and grass-fed so we treated ourselves to a bacon cheeseburger and chili dog with 1/2 and 1/2 (that's fries and onion rings) and a milkshake (not pictured).  

Verdict?  The chili dog was so runny we had to eat it with knife & fork (good or bad thing?)  the fries and o.rings were acceptable but not incredible, and the double-patty cheeseburger was good, but definitely not worth the wait.

YEAH! Burger, any convenience due to your close-location is negated by your ridiculous wait.  We'd sooner drive to Decatur for another round of Farm Burger than return to your poorly planned establishment.  Get your act together.