Joe - I actually live down the street from you in Midtown, on the corner of Piedmont and 13th on the park. Â For going out, I tend to hit Halo, Eleven50, Vision, Twist, The Fountainhead (my E.Atl venture), and then some local watering holes (Prince of Whales, N. Highland Pub, Manuels, etc.). Â Before you take off, we should hook up one night. Â I'm always looking for new people to hang out with. Â Do you play flag football? Â We play every Sunday in the park.
You go to Manny's? Cool. I live walking distance from there. I have a few friends who work at the Carter Center across the street (and in the Kirbo building) nearby, so I go there all the time. If I go there at any time during the next week I'll tell you what: I'll be the tall black guy with a beautiful woman wearing a Bulgari engagement ring next to me. I'll be wearing an untucked, white collar and French cuffed striped T&A shirt and distressed jeans. Feel free to say "hi".
Right now though, to be honest, I'm having a hard time leaving the telly. I think I've become addicted to Aaron Brown, Christiane Amanpour, and Gen. Wesley Clark. Much of it is so repetitive, but I just can't turn it off. I do have a flight to CA this week though (to see Coach K lead his men to victory in the NCAA West, and help my sister pack) It seems like I missed the flag football thing today. Damn. (I LOVE football.) Peace, JG PS: About the Ferrari: what kind of 250 are you looking at? When my parents lived in Luxembourg (where I was born, actually) they had a 250 Lusso. On Friday I just sold my place in line at Paul Spruell Alfa-Lotus-Lambo for a Lotus Elise. Turns out, I was the only one who ordered a British Racing Green with yellow stripes down the bonnet and rear bootlid, before they nixed that option to launch as a speical edition in a few years. (Odd that I'm the only one to have thought of it, because BRG w/ yellow stripes are trad Team Lotus colours.) I actually thought about keeping it to sell later, if it really is the only one. But, frankly, I thought it better to take the equivalent of three made-to-measure Kiton suits' worth of profit on a US$1000 investment towards a US$40,000 car now. Â
When I move, I'll either buy a smart roadster or an Elise. What's a smart? Check this out:
It's even more a purist sportscar than the Elise. It weighs less, has less power (80hp, 81 lb-ft from 698 turbocharged cc), isn't quite as fact (so what, it still goes over 110mph, which is all that anyone can ever actually use), pollutes less, and gets better fuel economy (55mpg compared to ~40mpg). Also, it costs half as much. (I could literally buy one just with what I made on selling my place in line for the Elise.) Â