Thursday, October 4, 2012

Now you're just somebody that I used to know. Gotye: Friday, October 5, 2012

Here's what you do Friday, October 5, 2012

Go see Gotye on Friday Night at Chastain.
You've heard it all year on the radio.  It's one of those songs that gets stuck in your head.  And then, you think about the words and you feel it.   You remember all the somebodies you used to know.  And it gives you pause.  Gotye is performing at Chastain on Friday night.  Go have a listen.  Check out this amazing video of the song performed using just one guitar.  Amazing talent.

You can get tickets at StubHub from $10 - $65.  Section 2R (see below) is going for about $50.  Go for it.   The show starts at 7:30.  Get there at 7 to settle in and enjoy.

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Here's what you do Friday

First:  Make breakfast at home today.  How about some cereal?  Ever wonder what kind of cereal is the best?  As usual, we can count on Real Simple to give us the skinny.  Check out this article on the best cereals.  ($5)

Kashi Go Lean is the best high-fiber, low-fat cereal according to Real Simple.

Second:  There's a new place in town where you can get some great interior design advice.  From the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center:
"The Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) is hosting a series of events and seminars to kick off Discover ADAC, their grand opening to the community. Spend the day with five of Atlanta’s most influential designers as they share their insights on five key elements of Interior Design. The designers featured include: Courtney Giles (Courtney Giles Interiors), John Oetgen (Oetgen Design Incorporated), Marcia Weber (Gardens to Love), John Fernandez & Jennifer True (Fernandez & True Interiors), Susan Ferrier (McAlpine, Booth, & Ferrier Interiors) Please RSPV at"
The Design Top to Bottom session is at 11am.  Go check it out.  Might be just what you need to redo that guest room!

Third: Lunch at Canoe.  Sit on the patio, have a beautiful meal, and watch the lazy Chattahoochee go by.  It doesn't get much more refined than Canoe.  I met Chef Carvel the other day.  She's a force of nature. Self taught.  Smart as all get out.  Beautiful, and so awesomely nice!  Try the jumbo lump crab cake, or grilled Atlantic salmon.  Oh, and have their iced tea.  They bring it with simple syrup and a tiny paddle to stir.  Get it?  ($20 per person).

While you're there, get a loaf of the sourdough.  They make it daily, and you'll use it for a picnic tonight at the concert.  Bread is about $6.

Lunch at Canoe and watch the summer drift by.

Fourth:  Nap time.  You have to recharge so you'll be in top condition for the show.

Fifth: Make up your picnic.  Today, make meatloaf sandwiches.   They are perfect concert food.  Let's go to our good friend Alton Brown, for some good eats.  His meatloaf recipe is awesome!  For the bread, we recommend going over to Canoe and asking them for a loaf of their sourdough.  It's truly bread from heaven.   They make it daily, and with no preservatives at all.  So, eat the same day you buy.  Get some Coppola Claret for wine.  You're good to go.

To transport it all, use your handy dandy picnic basket we recommended in a recent Here's What You Do.

Take a picnic basket to the concert.  It's the only way to do it.  

Finally:  Gotye.   Go check it out!

Book Keeping

For two people:
  • Breakfast: $5
  • ADAC: $Free
  • Canoe:  $40 plus $6 for bread.
  • Nap: $Free
  • Picnic: $25 including wine.
  • Gotye: $100 plus $10 for parking
Total: $186

Day Map:

View Gotye in a larger map

Carbon Footprint:

Today's full day plan can take up to about 32 miles of driving, if your home base is midtown Atlanta.   In fact, it's a rare one where you could probably get around with taxi alone for not much dough!  The 32 miles  equates to about 24 pounds of carbon dioxide, or the carbon sequestered by about 5 sq feet of forest.  Calculations are based on the U.S. EPA's green house gas equivalencies calculator.  

32 miles of driving
24 pounds of carbon dioxide
5 square feet of forest would be required to sequester this carbon.

Wonder why a gallon of gas (about 6 pounds) generates 20 pounds of green house gas?  Check out this article at

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