My dad took The Husband and I to see A Christmas With Peter White on Saturday night. There were 8 of us and a great time was had by all!
Because of the blasted budget cuts around here, we weren’t going to venture downtown for anything fun this December. Some years we go to the Nutcracker at the Fox Theater. Sometimes, to the see A Christmas Carol at the Alliance Theater. But this year we had nothing of the sort on our agenda. Then Daddy saved the day!
I love my city. The Atlanta sky-line is really pretty at night!
The venue, The Ferst Preforming Arts Center at Ga Tech, is beautiful. It was all decked out for Christmas. I brought my camera but there were signs saying not to take pictures inside! I’m a big nervous wreck about breaking rules.
The music was awesome. Peter White plays jazz guitar. He had a couple of other jazz musicians with him (Rick Braun and Mindi Abair, who’s singing right now!) They jazzed up some great Christmas music and also played some great smooth jazz! Daddy’s made a Peter White fan outta me and The Husband!
After the concert, we went to an Atlanta Landmark…The Varsity.
Now, if you aren’t from The ATL and I took you to The Varsity, there’s a large chance you’d look at me like I had 2 heads and ask me why I’m trying to kill you. I think you may need a history with the Varsity to love it…My parents went on dates to the Varsity and growing up they took us downtown to The Varsity on special occasions. So in addition to the yumalicious greasy food…there are family ties! I get really nervous ordering because they yell at you…” What’da ya have? What’da ya have?” And you BETTER know what you want or they’ll ask you to let the next person go while you decide! The Husband does my ordering. He thinks better on his feet than I do!
Chili Cheese dog and onion rings and a frosted orange…that’s what I like!
Baby sister finishing up a top shelf onion ring!
Then we decided to top off our gastronomic suicide with a trip to Krispy Kreme!
This place also has childhood memories attached to it. Daddy would pile us into the car for no other reason than to drive the 30 minutes to the Krispy Kreme for hot donuts! I remember sitting smashed in the back seat of the car, plucking one of those warm,soft donuts from the steamy box. Right to my lips, the airy confection actually started to melt on my tongue before I could take my first bite. I loves me some Krispy Kreme donuts!!!
So we got to get a little dressed up and go to into the city for some festive music and greasy food! Oh, it doesn’t get any better than this! I hope you had a good weekend!Did you watch a good movie, eat something sweet, get some shopping done? Do tell!