Wednesday, I flew into Chattanooga, sleeping on both the Austin-to-Memphis and Memphis-to-Chattanooga flights. That was mainly due to not sleeping the night leading to the flights, as I was being picked up at 3:45 by SuperShuttle. I got to my parents' house, did my daily conference call with work, and had a nap. That evening, my dad took me out with his motorcycle "gang" on a supper ride to Fort Oglethorpe. I rode behind him on his white Honda Gold Wing (the SUV of motorcycles) on a trip through the Chickamauga battlefield.
Thursday: visit with jessi_leigh, see her new baby Jake, hear her stories about being a new mother, share my stories about living in Austin. Later, I take my parents out to dinner in Chattanooga and we look at replacement televisions because I enjoy their advice and involvement in my life.
Friday: a uneventful drive down to Atlanta, followed by taking my sister and her boyfriend up to Costco, then dinner at Canton Cooks, a nice Chinese restaurant in Sandy Springs. We come back, watch some daily show, then I'm off to the Sleater-Kinney show in Little Five Points.
Saturday: A visit to Atlanta's new IKEA store, which was having its opening weekend. Oddly similar to the other IKEA store I've been in. I like some of their pre-fab art, but I think I'd rather buy art from my friends. I did pick up three kinds of Swedish sparkling juice: apple, peach. and lingonberry to bring to V's party on Monday.
After that and lunch at a cool Mexican cantina called Nuevo Laredo, I head up to Marietta to visit with keymasterogozer for the evening. I go to a friend's house with him and see a bad movie on an amazing home theater. Somehow, perfect picture and sound don't do much to improve the storytelling skills of Rob Zombie.
Sunday: Indian buffet, "Family Guy" indulgence, slacking with sister, a visit to the wonderful Figo Pasta, getting to see several of my sister's friends, and a screening of "Batman Begins" with the group. I still like the movie on my second viewing, but I was really, really happy to finally see the trailer for "Sky High", and to finally see the "Serenity" trailer on the big screen.
Today: party with vernard and zorathenne. Thinking about American history. I'm already a little homesick for Austin, too.
(updated to fix IKEA description late Monday night)