Saturday, February 4, 2012

Oh What a Night ... Taste of Dunwoody 2012 Recap

Pictures are worth a thousand words so I'll keep the words to a minimum.
Thank you to Dunwoody Friends of CHOA for allowing SDOC to be a part of Taste of Dunwoody 2012.  I look forward to sponsoring again next year.

Here's a few photos I was able to snag between mouthfuls on my Facebook page.

The real spirit of Dunwoody is on the dance floor.  Nothing says "no matter what happens, we all love our neighbors" quite like watching Denny Shortal gettin' down in front of the bandstand.  Enjoy!  (If you missed this, get your tickets early next time!!!)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Happy Friday!

For those of you going to Taste of Dunwoody tonight, come on over and say hello!  I'll be modelling a product by SDOC's latest customer.  ;-)

Set your DVRs to catch "Say Yes to the Dress" tonight on TLC at 9 PM.
Tiffany Young, the owner of Pink Pastry Parlor and star of "Party at Tiffany's" on OWN  will be featured.  Tiffany's boyfriend proposed in the last episode of "Party at Tiffany's" and now she is picking out her dress.

Pink Pastry Parlor is a bakery/party venue at Rivermont Station in Roswell/Johns Creek/Alpharetta (depending on which direction you're coming from) that my children and I enjoy immensely.  Tiffany built this business up from scratch after losing her large corporate job.  She is an inspiration to anyone who has had to start their lives over again after a corporate layoff.  We need to support people like Tiffany right here in Dunwoody!

More Working Girl posts on Pink Pastry:

Party at Tiffany's debut recap

Party at Tiffany's debut

Local Business films Grand Opening for TLC Series

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wednesday Morning on Tilly Mill Road

Between 8 and 8:30 AM is "witching hour" on Tilly Mill.  Local residents, commuters from elsewhere passing through, students getting to and from GPC, all lined up on a road that was not built to handle this much traffic.

While we're hashing out the best way to (re)configure the roads, priorities for paving, and other ways of expediting traffic, let us not forget the factors that we have the least amount of control over, but contribute the most to road safety:

The following pic was captured while stopped at the N. Peachtree stoplight.  (I threw the Mom-mobile in park while I got this - no balancing a gear shift and electronics at the same time for me.)  What is wrong in the scene below?

Look closely and you will notice dude in the public safety vest perusing the AJC behind the wheel.  While this image was taken while traffic was stopped, the aforementioned dude was reading his paper at the same time he was driving down Tilly Mill.

Paving, road configurations, synchronizing traffic lights are all necessary to get traffic through and out to where it's going expediently.  But the roads are not going to be any safer until the idea of personal responsibility and good driving habits gets pounded into a few more skulls.

So if you know, or are the supervisor of dude driving a brown Chevy El Camino Conquista (!!) with the license tag below, you might want to pull him aside and explain the benefits of driving safely.  Because clearly, he doesn't currently get it.