Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Media Attentions

Ladies and gentlemen, a snapshot of the Atlanta blogosphere. I couldn't believe they missed EDSBS, which is most likely the most widely read blog to broadcast out of the AT&L area. Then again, I never lived in Atlanta, so what the hell do I know about the Atlanta blogosphere besides the cats in my blogroll? I find it interesting that out of the 5 Atlanta blogs they highlight, one is run by a cat in Macon and another is run by a chick in the Athens area.

I wonder what blogs would make such a list if it was expanded to include the whole state of Georgia? I, of course, have my favorites, but I already link to all of them. I wish there was a list of Georgia bloggers that I could peruse to keep up with all of them.

Oh well. I guess Georgia can't have everything.

9 comments:

Dante said...

"I find it interesting that out of the 5 Atlanta blogs they highlight, one is run by a cat in Macon and another is run by a chick in the Athens area."

If you're north of Macon, you're in Atlanta for all intents and purposes. You those blogs being badged as Atlanta blogs is odd? Less than 5 miles from my house is the Atlanta Dragway which is only a short 70 mile trip from the city of Atlanta.

Leigh C. said...

EDSBS probably hasn't done "How to make love to a Braves fan" yet...

Orson Swindle said...

Why, thank you sir for the kind words. In all fairness to Andisheh, the guy who wrote the article, he's not much of a sports guy.

He is a first-rank karaoke monster, though. We heard him do "I Just Wanna Be Your Everything" at Mary's one Saturday night, and his Andy Gibb is pitch perfect.

Cousin Pat from Georgia said...

Dante: not odd, just interesting. It is always something of a sociological study for me concerning where the boundaries of the Atlanta Metro actually are.

Leigh: I can sum that up in about one sentence: "Making love to the Atlanta Braves fan feels like it did in high school: she'll let you get real close more than a dozen times, but you only get to go all the way once."

Orson: How much sports do you need in your blood to appreciate the cheesecake?

the lady said...

for cousin pat's sociological study. Atlanta has two parts: ITP and OTP (otherwise known as inside the perimeter and outside the perimeter). there are a few distinctions between the two but the big one is money. i cannot afford to live or send my child to private school ITP!!! (much to SWAB's disbelief). you see, SWAB and i are both a rarity in this particular realm--we are ATLANTA NATIVES. in fact, both of my parents are even natives which makes me even more different.

as for dante's comment, who in the hell would come to see the Commerce Dragway or Hoschton (pronounced hoosh-ten) Dragway (i don't remember it's exact location)!!!!

many things are claimed to atlanta and are nowhere near it. check out the big honking slab of granite off of 78. considered an Atlanta landmark but a good 30 minute drive from downtown. i guess what i'm saying is that maybe Atlanta cannot be tamed into zip code and county lines.

hell, look at me. i have lived and paid taxes in athens for 7 years but I AM AN ATLANTA GIRL!!!!! i just can't wait to move back there!

Dante said...

"who in the hell would come to see the Commerce Dragway"

For some reason, a lot of people. It's on par with Div IAA college tailgating. We have to change our usual driving habits to avoid it on the busier weekends (about 4 per year) and on those weekends you must avoid Wal-Mart at all costs. It looks like a carnie convention. Tons of people all with small hands and the stench of cabbage. RVs in the parking lot. Funnel cake stands. They even open a second checkout lane. I think the auto racing combined with outlet shopping draws quite a few families. Never seen much point in it myself.

Cousin Pat from Georgia said...

Lady: That's right. I was wondering why you and SAWB got along so well with my Pops. Part of that small population that can say "I'm originally from Atlanta."

the lady said...

yes cousin pat, but unlike ed--i am still there once a month and can't wait to move back. ed, on the other hand, likes his slow beach lifestyle (and messing with his sons!!) and seems to have no desire to get back to what i like to call HOME

sophmom said...

How have I missed this? I saw the CL article Friday night in a bar (and forgot to bring it home with me). I'm ITP (if just barely) and a native Atlantan. Mama was born here (as were her parents) but Daddy was born out in Washington, GA. I'm about to have an empty nest and am considering all options, including the relative cool and quiet of the mountains and the heat and, er, challenges, of New Orleans. I dunno nothin' 'bout no 'Lanta Bloggers. ;)

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