Paste for $1 Deal Ends Tonight

15 11 2007

The source has been compromised! Abort! Abort!

David reports in the comments section that someone from Paste says this deal has been extended for a couple weeks.

David over at InDecatur has an inside source that tells him that the Paste “Pay What You Want” deal ($1 minimum) ends tonight.

So head on over there if you want it. I need to do the same.

Note to self: Get more inside sources.





Atlanta Home Builder Donates $100k to Children’s Home

15 11 2007

This is great news!

 Jon Been, the Founder and CEO of Atreus Homes & Communities, has made a $100,000 donation to the United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH) in Decatur, Georgia, to meet the immediate needs of the children who were impacted by a recent fire destroying their living quarters.

“We know that the UMCH had insurance, but there are things these young people need now to get their lives back together–including clothes and personal belongings,” Been said.  “We don’t want them to have to wait.  This donation is intended to get them trhough the holidays and into the New Year and I have pledged that we will made up any difference between any insurance settlement, and what is eventually needed to rebuild the dorm.”

I’m going to have to rethink my recent bad-mouthing of developers…





Praying to Zeus for Rain

15 11 2007

The recent controversy surrounding Sonny Perdue’s “pray for rain” vigil on the Capitol steps Tuesday has been played out for centuries. Nay! Millennia! The scene below from the Greek comedy, The Clouds, proves it.

From The Clouds by Aristophanes

STREPSIADES

But by the Earth! is our father, Zeus, the Olympian, not a god?

SOCRATES

Zeus! what Zeus! Are you mad? There is no Zeus.

STREPSIADES

What are you saying now? Who causes the rain to fall? Answer me that Read the rest of this entry »





Furry Happy Monsters

15 11 2007

a.k.a. Bi-Polar Monsters

Hattip: Alle Sette





Decatur Now Has an Animal Emergency Clinic

15 11 2007

Lots of good info on this OakhurstGA message board

Here’s one that will make my Golden Retriever feel more secure if he ever gets stung by a bee again and his head inflates to the size of a basketball. (Man that was a long night out in Tucker…)

At last, an intown animal emergency clinic serving our furry friends on Atlanta’s east side! Opened on Friday, November 2, 2007, Animal Emergency Clinic of Decatur is conveniently located at 308 E. Howard
Avenue (across from The Depeaux restaurant) in downtown Decatur where it will initially share space with The Village Vets of Decatur. The Village Vets of Decatur and Animal Emergency Clinic of Decatur’s new
building is currently under construction at 217 N. McDonough St. (across from Decatur High School) and will be completed in Summer 2008.

Animal Emergency Clinic of Decatur provides emergency animal care after-hours and during holidays. Currently, it is open on weekends and holidays and will soon be open Monday – Friday from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am and from Saturday at 3:00 pm to Monday at 7:00 am. For more details and hours of operation, please call us at 404-371-9774 or visit our website at: http://www.decaturanimalER.com





Oakhurst’s “Renaissance” Featured in Town & Country

15 11 2007

A posting on the OakhurstGA Yahoo! message board by Suzanne Miller points out that Oakhurst was recently featured in the October issue of Town & Country as a “Community with Charm”.  Though you can’t read T&C online, Suzanne was nice enough to transcribe it for the message board.

Read the article in the continuation… Read the rest of this entry »





Coyotes Eating Cats in Oakhurst??

15 11 2007

OK, obviously I don’t know or understand Oakhurst at all. It’s like the freakin’ wild west down there! It’s dog eat dog and coyote eat cat on the southern side of the tracks.

Apparently there are reports of coyotes eating cats in Oakhurst. Apparently these reports are credible enough for the AJC to write an article about it. Apparently there is such a concern that the Oakhurst Homeowners Association has invited Michael Ellis from the Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort to speak to residents tonight at the Solarium at 7pm about the facts and myths of urban coyotes.

While I was aware of reports (and hilarious videos) of wild animals coming into cities as development continues to destroy their natural habitat (I’ve seen/heard a surprising number of owls ITP lately), I didn’t realize that coyotes were currently a problem in Oakhurst. Oakhurst isn’t exactly a fringe community, so I figure that if Oakhurst has this “problem”, much of metro Atlanta does too.

So why is Oakhurst getting all the press? Well, it seems a female coyote was caught in the neighborhood recently and 11 Alive reports that the animal will be euthanized on Thursday. Euthanized?! That’s our brilliant solution? We can’t release the animal somewhere outside the city? I guess that costs to many tax payer dollars. DeKalb County sure loves to euthanize animals! As the 11 alive article points out that “for every documented coyote attack on a human there are 400,000 dog attacks.”

Though there’s an understandable concern for pets safety with coyotes lurking about, their presence can also be beneficial. This story from World Science points out that they help control a neighborhood’s rat population.