Have You Missed Me?

How long has it been since I’ve blogged? Weeks and weeks! Since December 7th, to be exact—over a month! In the past 10 years I don’t think I’ve ever gone a whole month without blogging! But life got really, really insanely busy. I have moved back to Atlanta—talk about a time- and task-intensive process! I’m still utterly depressed about returning… Continue reading

More Corporate @#$% @HomeDepot UPDATED

So, you call Home Depot and schedule a date for them to come in a measure for a new carpet install. They take all of your address and payment information. You instantly get an email confirmation before hanging up. You make clear to them that you may need to change the date because you are coordinating this with another person,… Continue reading

Update on Chloé, Our Nissan Leaf

Chloé, our all electric car, has now topped 1,000 miles. Yep, that’s 1,000 miles without any gasoline. (Put another way, that’s easily over $100 I haven’t given to the evil oil empire.) Driving it here in Sausalito has been an adjustment because this area has some serious hills. (Since I was raised in Florida, I think of them as mountains!)… Continue reading

What a Difference a CEO Makes

Image via Wikipedia Steve Jobs.  And by contrast, Tony Hayward.  And the past and present CEO of Home Depot provide a lesson in contrast as well. In the past I hated going to Home Depot.  The sales people were invisible.  And when you caught one with the angry glare of death, s/he was most unwilling to assist you in any… Continue reading

Who Could Ever Have Imagined?!

I’m confident that no one could have imagined an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  I mean, we’ve never had such a thing before.  The existence of entire ecosystems have never been threatened before.  People’s livelihoods have never before been decimated by an oil spill, say:  in Alaska.  How could anyone have anticipated such a thing? Besides, we have… Continue reading

Update on the Closing of The Silver Grill

I have posted several times on my blog over the years about The Silver Grill restaurant: The End of an Atlanta Tradition In Piedmont Park Lunch with JR: Should It Be Outlawed? The Last Supper Red Menu After breakfast and shopping at Home Depot and grocery shopping at Whole Foods (both on Ponce de Leon Avenue near American Roadhouse, where… Continue reading