Whoa! It's been a while since we've done a WEEKEND WIND-DOWN post on here...it's been a while since I HAVE POSTED ON HERE! Per usual, we got super busy towards the end of last year and then I got burned out. Missy's been good about posting to the blog and now I feel like I'm ready to jump back into it. I've got a backlog of photos on my camera, and I'll be working my way back through them, going backwards and rewinding all the way back to last October. First things first, though - this past weekend, Missy and I were in Atlanta for the weekend with work, attending the ATLANTA GIFT SHOW - three-and-a-half buildings filled with showroom after showroom of wholesale suppliers to the international gift industry. Our first day there, we came across this troupe of HULA DANCERS entertaining the hustling and bustling show-goers in Building 1. Occasionally, their interpretive dances were punctuated by a couple of bare-chested dudes blowing into conch shells, which bellowed like fog horns:
We watched this little WATER FOUNTAIN LIGHT SHOW in the garden section of Building 2:
We returned to our hotel room with a tote bag (courtesy of Pip Studio) full of SWAG, then headed out to CAFE SUNFLOWER for dinner. Missy had a STUFFED ACORN SQUASH:
The next morning on our way back to the mart, we saw this d-bag HUMMER WITH FLAMES, PARKED IN THE HANDICAP SPOT outside our hotel. Of course they weren't handicapped...
Much of our last day was spent inside the cavernous Building 3, where we ran into this GIRAFFE:
FAVORITE MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Dinner at Cafe Sunflower...our waiter referred to us as "regulars!"
RAOUL - The moment we got home from the Mart, har har.
WORST MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Having to work on the weekend at the Gift Show.
RAOUL - That Zac Efrom movie I watched in the hotel.
FUNNIEST MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Seeing those hula dancers!
RAOUL - Yeah, it was pretty funky seeing those dancers in the middle of the Mart.
WORD OR PHRASE OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - "Hangry"
RAOUL - "Hangry"
FAVORITE MEAL OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Blueberry cobbler at Cafe Sunflower. Mmmmmm.
RAOUL - Dinner and dessert at Cafe Sunflower.
THREE THINGS ON YOUR SHOPPING LIST FOR THIS WEEK?
MISSY - Hay, gluten-free waffles, and pie crust.
RAOUL - Vegetarian chili, Udi's bagels, and mat boards.
PERSONAL SOUNDTRACK FOR THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - The Black Atlantic, Bjork, My Bubba & Mi, First Aid Kit.
RAOUL - The B52's, Chix-52, Apples In Stereo, Aphex Twin, General Public, Depeche Mode, Silicon Teens, Rhino Record's Rock Instrumental Classics: Vol.4 Soul.