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Early On a Sunday Morning

Well, I ventured off to Atlanta last weekend to hang out with my friend Chris and see an Antony and the Johnsons show at the Variety Playhouse. First of all, O and B went along to have some adventures of their own, but things didn't quite work out the way they planned. See for yourself .  .  . Buttercup had a little too much to drink and spent a good bit of time puking out bits of BLT pizza in the hotel room.  Needless to say, they were not able to go out much.  The Oreo Gallery has just been  updated with their Atlanta excursions, howsoever few there were. I wound up doing a good bit of window shopping and visited my first ever H &M store.  My first and only H&M purchase was a few pairs of socks .  .  .

I'm developing an appreciation for striped and/or colored socks.  Go figure. Here's a photo of Chris with O and B over brunch.  Chris seemed slightly embarrassed to have a picture taken with a miniature piano.  Too funny.  I forget how unusual it all must seem.  Buttercup got over her hangover by then.

Chris and I visited Lenox and Northlake Mall (or was it Phipps Plaza?  I can't remember) as well as a couple of other shopping places.  Parking in Atlanta is next to impossible, and so, we weren't able to do certain things like take O and B to the park or to downtown. I ate a couple of really delicious dishes for the first time.  The first was a BLT pizza from California Pizza Kitchen, and it was UBER fantastic with lettuce and all.  Whoda thunkit? I didn't think I'd eat a better dish in Atlanta until I tried a Zucca from Figo Pasta.  OMG!!  Zucca=Heaven.  It's an Italian dish that I've never eaten before, and it was exquisite.  My mouth is watering just thinking about it.   I can't really describe what it is, and so, I'll quote the menu verbatim .  .  . ahem .  .  . "Butternut squash and amaretto ravioli with mascarpone and Italian red chicory radicchio sauce" Did you get that?  I couldn't tell you what in tarnation all that stuff is, but I can tell you to go to the Figo Pasta near you (if there is one).  When you go, just order the Zucca.   In any case, the next time I hit the ATL, I'm having another one of those!!!  Lord Have Mercy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My Trip To The Taj Mahal

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When I visited India on a vacation, there was one monument I had to see before leaving. It was the Taj Mahal and I read a lot of about it while growing up in school. The monument was commissioned by Shah Jahan who was the erstwhile emperor of India. He built it as an act of love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal who died during child birth.

The Taj Mahal was designed by the architect Ustad Iza and took over twenty years to complete. The emperor even chopped off Iza’s thumbs so that he would never design a more beautiful building in his life time. The Taj Mahal is made up of white marble and is one of the modern wonders of the world. During my trip, I was stunned by the level of architecture and amount of details that has gone into making this monument. It was trip to cherish for life.

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