April 21st, 2006


Georgia on my mind

This feels strange. I'm flying down to Atlanta to see a Red Sox game. How PsychoFan is that?

But my parents invited me down -- my mom wants to see me, so they invited me to a Braves game, and the Sox are going there this year, so I figured if I'm going to go to a Braves game it might as well be when a team I care about is there.

Feels so weird, though. Following a team ... weekend-tripping ... flying to a city I don't otherwise care about ... not really me, usually.

Anyway: the 'rents are staying with friends in Alpharetta. They have a smallish apartment, and I think my mom should have some "alone time" with them so that they don't feel like we're just using their place as a crash pad, so I'm planning to stay in a hotel.

Anybody out there stayed in Atlanta recently? I prefer the Marriott brands for the airline miles, I'd like something near MARTA since we're planning to take transit to the game, I want internet access, and I'm kinda cheap but I don't want to stay in a dump. Anyone have any recommendations (pro or con)?


As violetcheetah will attest, there's a series of Dr Pepper commercials that would always drive me to seething rage.

"Diet Dr Pepper: tastes more like regular Dr Pepper!" they would exclaim.

"Than what?" I gritted. "Than WHAT?? Than it used to? Than another brand? Than road tar? Which is it?!"

I was reminded of this today when I was searching the FAQ at Comcast.com and browsed through this entry:

Why do Comcast channel lineups differ from market to market?
Comcast channel lineups differ by market for many reasons -- all of which are better for you. [...]

Leaving aside the entire question of whether they bother to support that assertion (hint: no) ... better for me than what? Or better for me than for whom? It's so vague I don't even know what type of comparison they've omitted!

[Snarl ... seethe ...]