Monday musings: Christmas is next week and you haven’t bought all the things

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 16, 2013

There’s a week until Christmas Eve Eve.

You still haven’t bought all the things.

That means you should drive on every major highway in Atlanta so you can visit every major metro shopping mall. Be sure to do this during 5 p.m. traffic. Above all else, be sure to text and talk on your phone while doing so.

Here’s a glimpse of the week ahead:

Let’s break: It’s the last week of school before the two-week long holiday break for Decatur, DeKalb, Atlanta and Fulton Schools.

Meetings: There are some important public meetings in Decatur this week:

1) Tonight there’s a city commission meeting. The work session begins at 6:45 p.m. and the regular meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. City Commission meets at city hall, located at 509 North McDonough Street.

2) City Schools of Decatur Board of Education will have a special called meeting Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 6:30 p.m. to vote on the final version of the new K-3 attendance zone maps. The meeting will be held at  758 Scott Boulevard, Decatur, GA 30030.

Terrific Thursdays: As long as you’re out buying all the things, don’t forget that Dec. 19 is the last Terrific Thursdays event for the year. It’s a city initiative encouraging you to shop here and support our local businesses. For more details and information about participating retailers, click here.

Christmas things you should be losing your mind about: 

This is on Netflix streaming. That is all.


What’s the weather going to be like? Cold. The 10-day forecast is showing highs of 56 throughout the week. It warms up a bit this weekend, but there’s also a chance of some rain.

What are you going to do for me this week, Decaturish? I’m glad you asked.

I’m going to be following up on the robbery of the Family Dollar and see if there’s any new information. I’ll also be bringing you some information about the Decatur City Commission meeting on Monday and Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting. I’ll also be pressing city officials for answers on some questions you all asked last week, particularly about the tree ordinance. I like getting your questions answered, so keep them coming: or

On this day in Alternate History: Earth Prime in the Year of our Argonauts 4589: General Schwarzenegger ended the Third Jingle All the Way War by offering a truce to General Sinbad. When the two met, unarmed, at a post-apocalyptic shopping mall movie theater, General Schwarzenegger smothered General Sinbad to death with his pectoral muscles. Then the general uttered the now-famous words, “Look, everyone! I have crushed him with my man-boobs!”

This post sucked. Show me a kitten:


You’re welcome.

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