Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Monday Mix Tape - Wednesday edition

Just when you think your life can't get any busier it does. I think I'm on the other side of the busy spell and can finally take a breath. I couldn't wait to be able to sit down and write and and read some blogs.

I've been doing some freelance photo retouching (finally a little extra money), doing a ton of design stuff for the 3-Day (which took way more time than I thought but I'm a perfectionist), I drove a giant van to Savannah overnight to pick up some patio furniture from a friend who is moving (well worth it!) and then there's work work and working out. I'm exhausted just typing that.

The new gym is great although still under construction. I feel such a sense of relief in that I don't have to fight with myself anymore about before work vs. after work exercise. It's now just part of the schedule if that makes any sense at all. Last time I checked I was still up about 5lbs from my lowest but I'm waiting until Halloween to weigh again. I'm still hoping I can make my 10lb. goal.

This morning I got a ticket for cutting through a neighborhood to drop my husband off at work at the hospital. There's a sign that says No Right Turn Mon-Friday 6am - 10am. We just sat in traffic for 20 minutes getting off the highway and decided to cut through. Bad decision. I asked the cop (totally making the point that I knew it wasn't his fault) why we weren't allowed to drive on public roads just because the neighborhood doesn't like the traffic. He was hilarious and said he can't believe he has to sit there and give out tickets for people driving on roads they pay taxes for and said I should fight it all the way. So I'm gonna. :) I seriously hope I get a black judge so my "just because they are rich white people" argument stands a chance. I doubt I have a chance of winning but maybe it will make me feel better to have my case heard. I haven't seen many people win in my years of experience in Atlanta traffic court.

Now it's time to clean up the mess I've made over the last week and try to re-organize. I hope everyone is doing well and having a good week. I owe myself this time to write and I will make it more of a priority!!


  1. Wow!! In Atlanta you can actually get a cop to sit and write tickets for unwanted "visitors" in a hoity toity neighborhood??? What a concept. AND, I'll be the county/city is complaining about budget cuts and deficits, too. What a total waste.

    However, it sounds as tho' you are doing really well with your new schedule for working out. I'm sure it will get easier as time goes on.

  2. Another reason my DH left Atlanta and headed south!

  3. Well I've been wondering where you were. You need to get over to my blog and pick up the award I left for you. Look for the entry titled, "It is Better to Give."

    We have a hoity toity neighborhood in my area too. We can drive on their streets but not park on them. How about that?

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  5. Sorry to hear about the ticket, but really don't understand why you can't drive on a public road whenever you want. That makes absolutely no sense to me at all. I would fight it just so I could get a logical answer to that question.

    Good for you on your working out and weight loss! I'm so proud of you!

  6. Welcome back to blogdom. Having lived in Atlanta and knowing the utter agony of its traffic, I'm sure I'd be taking every possible through street. Nightmare traffic!

    I hope you end up liking your new gym. Also, try and find a little more down time for yourself. Easier said than done, huh?

  7. I do enjoy reading your blog,however the comments you make about Aferican American are inappropriate at times. There was no need to say, you hope to get a black judge. What is that implying?