Deal with it; summer is over! It’s totally fall! We know this because of the 400 Facebook invitations to different Halloween things at Mary’s that arrived over the past 24 hours, and because our most recent Georgia Power bill was in the double digits, and because we wistfully tucked away our river swimsuits and crusty river sandals for safekeeping until next year’s tubing trips. The Chattahoochee River is fun and disgusting and and there’s nothing quite as free in the winter. The Chattahoochee River is still (sub)urban and not too far away and definitely not the Chattooga, the real river of Deliverance. The Chattahoochee is no Mississippi River but it has still provoked the writing of terrible songs and beautiful poems, and vice versa.
Most importantly, the Chattahoochee River did not give anyone flesh-eating bacteria this summer, which still seems unbelievable.
If you are already looking for holiday gifts already and want to continue celebrating the Hooch, may we direct you to this Ramblin’ Raft Race t-shirt that is on Ebay right now for $75?
May 21, 1977. Calvin Cruce (AJC) via GSU
What is the Ramblin’ Raft Race? Well, obviously it’s something that doesn’t exist anymore because the hippies had too much fun with it. And so it was also sponsored by WQXI, sponsor of all things cool in the ’70s in Atlanta like Bike Day.
I am so pumped. Halloween is almost here and just in time for Orson’s 1st Birthday (November 5th). I have started scouting out all of the Halloween costume contests he is going to be entered in, as well as planning his costume birthday party. For everyone else out there who thinks that their dog has a chance of beating my pug in being the cutest dog in Atlanta here are some of the places you can come to step up to the challenge:
The Reindog Parade at the Botanical Gardens on December 6th. Dogs adorned in holiday attire get to duke it out in the costume contest. The entry fee is a mere $10 compared to the lifetime of achievement they will feel walking across the stage with pride. The contest is from 11 to 1. I should warn you now, Orson is going to have the best costume for this event. My little black nugget will be appearing as a lump of coal in a stocking. You have to sign up for this one by October 1st.
Park Grounds is hosting the Urban Pug Halloween Party October 18th at 10 a.m. Although pugs will be the preferred breed here, I am sure if they have a sibling who is not of the chosen dogs they will still let you in.
The Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade is going to have a parade and costume judging October 18th. I think this may be the day for Orson’s Darth Vader costume to come alive, although I have several other options as well.
Orson cannot be beat.
Previously: Pug people