Archive for January, 2012

031/366 blue ridge grill

got roped into a dinner at the Blue Ridge Grill today. Actually, the food was good, the service the good, and it was a good time, I just wasn’t intending to be there. But it all worked out – except that it forced me to bail on my teammates for our 9pm call. Sorry guys! I had to make multiple visits to the bathroom to catch up on emails – and while I was there, I had to capture what has to be one of the more unusual bathrooms I have seen…

030/366 spring cleaning

since we kinda missed the new year’s clean, and it is a little early for spring cleaning (although it sure feels like spring here in Atlanta sometimes), there is still some serious cleaning and donating that needs to be done, starting with my closet.

029/366 sunset spin



029/366 sunset spin, originally uploaded by ajbrusteinthreesixfive.

stopped for a few minutes in Piedmont Park here in Atlanta on the way home and decided to grab the camera and Nyla and go for a spin. We had fun, although having the camera strap wrapped around my head in the middle of the park with the camera on rapid fire definitely caught some unneeded attention… Actually, there were quite a few odd people there so we fit right in!

028/366 my first car



028/366 my first car, originally uploaded by ajbrusteinthreesixfive.

when Nyla was born, I decided she was going to be the first female F1 driver in history. Today, she shattered my dreams. For Christmas we got her one of those 2mph drive yourself kids cars that I always wanted as a kid (and a super cool Mini Cooper S one at that – thank you Target Black Friday crazy discount sale!). Unfortunately I couldn’t attach the steering wheel until just the other day. So today was her first time in it. I should have returned it when i had the chance… She is too small for it, but as expected, she was too scared to drive it herself. We’ll try again and she said she likes it, but those natural race car driver instincts I was hoping to see never did come out… Oh well – Kylie will have to be the first female F1 racer instead.

027/366 what, how do you eat a cupcake?

apparently, this is how the Germans eat cupcakes. Elena says, “what, you gotta problem with the way I eat?!” as she stuffs down another cupcake to celebrate her birthday tomorrow.

026/366 bye bye bogota

back in the big ATL now after a good trip to Bogota Colombia. But Atlanta doesn’t feel too big after Bogota – that place is so expansive it is crazy – this is just one quadrant… Bogota was WAY better than I expected due to all the drugs and kidnapping and horror stories I had heard about it – totally cleaned up since then. If you get a chance to go, take some time to enjoy it!

025/366 testing the bed

gotta test the bed in the hotel, you know. Hilton Bogota, passed the test.