Saturday, October 15, 2011

Books, Banking, Botched, Benefits and Brides

I signed up to take a two-part workshop and today was the first day.   The class is being held at the Margaret Mitchell House which is located in Midtown Atlanta.   Since my office is just a few blocks away, and the weather today was nearly perfect, I decided to park at my office and walk over.   
 Our teacher is an author so of course I had to buy her book.  I'm really looking forward to reading it, and will, just as soon as I finish Pillars of the Earth, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and Still Alice.  Please tell me that I am not the only person who manages to start several books at the same time.   Honestly, it is such a disorganized way to read and I've found that having an iPad makes my bad habit worse.   Julie Cannon is the teacher and I bought her first book, Truelove and Homegrown Tomatoes. 

I was thinking about Seasonal Sunday and was going to focus my post on benefits.   Not the "fringe"-type, but the kind that helps raise money for great causes by providing financial support to nonprofits.   This time of year there are so many benefits that honestly, I could go to three a week if I wanted too.   The problem is that many of these are black tie and though I have some party attire, I still end up shopping and it gets expensive.   Tonight I'm going to a wonderful benefit and celebration event recognizing the Truancy Intervention Project.   

So on my walk back from class as I was thinking about this post, I looked up and saw a sign that made me want to take a picture.  

No spell check programs in the sign production department I guess.  Then as I rounded the corner I saw this sign and busted out laughing out loud!  
 What does this mean? 

The Federal Reserve Bank is right across the street from the Margaret Mitchell House (y'all all know Margaret Mitchell, right?).   So as I was taking this picture people around me all began pointing.   
 As I turned around I saw a bridal party walking up Peachtree Street.   

Not sure what was going on but I decided to share today's seasonal happenings in Atlanta.   Wherever you are I hope you are enjoying some beautiful fall weather.   
Tomorrow, I'm adding another "b" to my list by going to brunch, and I can't wait but for now I'm joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday.  


  1. It looks like a nice day in Atlanta!! I tend to have several books going at once. My last read of the day has to be calm and relaxing. I read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and loved it. My niece, who is a surgeon, talked me into it saying she loved it. She promised that it wouldn't be clinical and it wasn't.


  2. You are always doing such interesting things - courses, benefits....I love trying to keep up with you!

  3. What a fun outing! Be careful taking pics of a federal building! lol Hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  4. hi JOJO, looks like it was a pretty day for a walk in Atlanta. I love to visit your city, so many things to see and do. My sister and bil live there and they love it. I know the location of the MM house is, we go by there often. Always fun to see bridal parties too. We passed one of our local historical homes yesterday and the bride was out front having photos made. I hope this fall weather continues, just divine........

    The French Hutch

  5. Have fun at the brunch, JoJo!

    And I am like you. I start several books at once, but usually they are different authors.

    And love MM. On a sidenote, she was close friends with my grandmother's cousin who was a book critic, and he was the one who helped put her on the map. He's in the books about her life.

    Georgia has turned out some good writers as has Mississippi and of course Alabama with Harper Lee. And even though she's not a native, we have Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings who wrote about life here in Florida and did a bang up job of it.

    Hope you're having a lovely Sunday and that the week ahead is smooth sailing...



  6. You certainly had an interesting day! I've never seen a Senior Zone sign before, kinda funny:@)

  7. Looks like you had a great day and the weather was just perfect! Love the wedding right out on the street - great Atlanta!!!


  8. Lots of fun things going on in this post.

  9. I had to laugh at the Senior Zone sign. When we were in New Zealand, we saw one Watch out for Seniors! Makes you wonder.

  10. Oh what fun! How is the "Immortal Life"? Our book club is thinking about reading it next.

  11. Life is funny! So happy that you chose to join Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  12. I'm wondering about the senior it watching out for slow moving people?? You have a fun groups of B's! Linda

  13. It was a beautiful week-end in Georgia – we were in Ellijay and the weather was glorious there too. I love to look at weddings when I am taking pictures and will always try to photograph the wedding party. I enjoyed your last posts, about Delta – which was very informative – and about the homecoming – that was lovely.

  14. Wow. What a fun time. That house is gorgeous. I'm not sure what 'senior zone' means exactly but I need one for my house. Open to interpretation by all.