i live in dunwoody. dunwoody is just outside the perimeter, north of atlanta. i know this makes me less cool to the inside the perimeter people. here is me not giving a shit.
so, i live in dunwoody, and most people consider this the suburbs. i used to. i don't now.
you know why i don't?
i went to alpharetta yesterday.
shawn was in a magazine for his boombox pc. he was in two actually, one in the uk (custom pc) and one here (bpm). we've been searching for this issue of bpm for months now, because unlike custom pc, they didn't mail us a copy, and they kept putting off what issue it was going to be in.
the new shipment came in on thursday to the barnes and noble down the road, but was sold out friday because they only get three copies of it per store. the store called the alpharetta store and they had one copy, so it was put on hold and we headed up there.
alpharetta is breeder central.
and apparently barnes and noble is where all the scene kids hang out, wearing their safety pins and band shirts and wrist warmers sipping their starbucks and looking at teen people.
i was... utterly disgusted. i hate kids, especially self righteous teenagers. especially those that are scenesters. jesus christ people, just be yourself. i didn't touch anything the entire time we were in the store. i held my arms really close to me so i wouldn't touch the annoying scene kids.
funny thing though, there was this little asian girl, probably around 2 or 3 and she was wearing these shoes that squeaked when she walked and it was probably the cutest as well as the most annoying thing ever. it made me want squeaky shoes, as well as wanting to smack the parents for letting her wear said shoes in a book store.
the icing on the cake is that the magazine printed shawn's article full page. but half of the page is the most unattractive picture of shawn they possibly could have taken, so the ride home was filled with shawn making jokes about how he looked like a corpse clutching his prize possession.
Alpharetta makes even me say "Damn, look at all the honkies". Everyone there is so white and I'm not talking about skin color here. It really is like being in an episode of the 'Twilight Zone'.
Dunwoody has a MARTA station, so I consider it as a sort of ITP annex.
that was my third venturing in to alpharetta. i wasn't too impressed.
i'm actually sandwiched between sandy springs and north springs. you know, there's not one damn marta bus that runs on the road between them? that so drove me insane before i got a car.
Alpharetta is great if you like pavement, parking lots, strip malls, and big box stores and nothing else. But they do put little strips of grass and shrubs around all it, so they think it makes it all beautiful. I shudder to think what it will all look like in ten years when the cheap facades on the building get worn and dated and the traffic gets even more clogged.
I'm thinking about writing their city council and suggesting they change the city motto to "Alpharetta: A great place to own an SUV".
I never heard of dunwwody being refferd to as the burbs. Hell its not even that much out of the permiter.
I used to live there when it was the burbs though in the mid '80's I owuld rather live there than in the boonies where I am now. Still I would rather be living in the Highlands.
yeah about 3 or 4 years ago that starbucks next door to barnes and noble was the hang out for all the "goth" kids. and then they all got kicked out and now it's just the weirdo kids like you mentioned that hang out there. if you need anything from that store again, let me know and i'll get it on my way to school or something, that way i can spare you the trip up here. =)
i rather like driving around, and i'm right up the road from the school so it's not too long of a drive.
it's just the annoying people that suck. but of course, i'm not used to being in stores with other people. i go shopping when people are in work/school, or at 3am when everyone's asleep.
I'm gonna be an asshole here and critique your use of the word "Scenester".
A "scenester" is someone that's in a "Scene". Notably a hip "scene". A scenester wouldn't be caught dead at a Starbucks. These would be the kids that are SO cool they don't even buy the cool records because they're scouring to find some obscure French pop from 1964. Besides, they have promo copies of all the cool stuff already. (or they're friends with the band.)
Safety pins and wrist warmers are pretty MTV so I think the correct terminology would be "Mall Punk" or something to that effect.
If wearing band t shirts makes you a scenester, then goddamn, I must be scenester central.
Not that I'm defending Scenesters at all, oh no, I'm just saying.
now you know why I hated going to starbucks while I had my au pair year.
I absolutly refused going there after meeting some au pair girls there for coffee.
right there, right in alpharetta, be it around northpoint Mall where they mix barnes and nobles with starbucks or similiar places*shudders*