Fun in the ATL

My mom is in town, for an event that may or may not be related to nativity dates (he said, as cryptically as possible.) Yesterday we ran all around town. She had to return a malfunctioning ionic air filter to the Sharper Image. We went to Northpoint Mall, were disappointed to find that the SI there was merely a kiosk, and then pleasantly surprised to find that this kiosk would actually do the exchange for something she bought online. While we were there, I also went to Game Keeper. I saw that they had packs of 7th Seas, the pirate CCG from a few years back on the clearance table with sign that said “up to 50% off”. When I asked the dude how much they were, he said “All cards on that table are 50 cents.” Wowza, says I, and then I buy like 7 boxes of starters and a few boosters. Only after I got home did I realize that there were multiple factions and I bought 6 boxes of Corsair cards and only one Brotherhood of the Coast. I know nothing about this game, other than several years ago I thought the concept of a pirate CCG sounds fun. I might run back to Northpoint at lunch one day to buy some more different cheapo starter boxes. Ultimately, this probably will become yet another CCG that I buy cheaply on clearance and then never play.

On the way back home, we went to one of these Bargain Book Show places that has opened on Chattahoochee Avenue, in the warehouse and outlet mall district near my house. I excercised restraint in not buying lots of books that will just have to be packed and moved in weeks. I got Zeitgeist, the only 90’s Bruce Sterling novel I didn’t already have. I also got a (seriously) abridged audiobook of Nicholas Negroponte’s Being Digital as read by Penn Jillette(?!) for $2. How can one pass that up? All in all, it was a good day. Soon we are going up to Oglethorpe for the Shakespeare festival to see, not Shakespeare, but Moliere’s School for Wives. Lots of activity this weekend, not a lot of naps (which I seem to need.)

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One thought on “Fun in the ATL”

  1. Matt says:

    Hi there,

    My name is Matt. My parents own and run Bargain Book Show. I just wanted to let you know that they closed the Chatahoochee location and now have a location in Tucker (Up 85N, exit Jimmy Carter). The store has a smaller front and is air conditioned now (yay!) but still has a great selection of books and audio. If you want more info, shoot me an email and I will get you the new address and phone #.

    Best regards,


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