Friday, August 20, 2010

Never trust directions provided on an event's web page... and if you do...

Be prepared for the most unexpected event location you might ever want to see! I'm telling you! Suzanne @suedaisy and I were bound for the @startupchics social media event in Atlanta. Well let me tell you... Always double check your directions. When you are headed downtown especially. There are some not so savory parts of town, like any large city I've ever been to... So being lost in certain sections of downtown Atlanta is not a good idea for anyone. Luckily there is strength in numbers. Alright, I'll get to it already...
5th St East Point GA
We ended up in East Point GA. We found ourselves in a residential area and at first were like OK we will get there after we get out of this part... Then @suedaisy said hey it's looking nicer over this way. We kept following the directions she had copied down from the event's web page. The one's they had provided. We hadn't used our GPS or anything up until this point. So I pulled out my iphone punched in the address provided and found there were three options... The one we were at (WRONG) and two others. Guessed the 2nd one on the list. And off we go... @suedaisy driving around, looking for the meeting. Telling ourselves "we will make it and they will have saved the best speaker for last right?"... At this point we ask ourselves "do we keep going or go home?" Hey, we were two moms with kids already taken care of for the evening. We didn't find the meeting...
5th st Atlanta GA
We found... That if two friends choose to make lemonade out of lemons, then neither one freaks out, neither over reacts, or jumps all over the other. Instead you find the comedy in the evening and have fun anyway! We decided to grab some dinner... There was this great smelling BBQ that was filling the air with such an aroma. I realized how hungry I was! We hit 5th St BBQ and then found our way to the Barnes & Nobles ( down the street. Right smack dab in the middle of  GEORGIA TECH campus. Yeah, I might have overdressed for a college town adventure, but @suedaisy and I made the best of it. We grabbed our new books to inspire us for our new adventures and then like the super moms that we are headed home to tuck our little boys in for the night...

Have you ever made lemonade out of lemons like we did? We got to know each other better. Not such a bad idea! We are creating a small business empire together. Learning about one another kinda ranks up there on importance don't you think?
Let me know your thoughts. I love comments!


  1. If there is anyone out there that just shines with optimism its you Olivia, even in a worrisome situation like this. Thanks for sharing this adventure with us!

  2. I learned so much... to triple check directions... always have enogh gas in your tank... quarters for parking and to be open to opportunities... at every misturn.

  3. I love it! You know, I like to say I'm never lost...I'm just finding new places! Lemonade is the perfect drink for life's adventures. Glad you enjoyed the evening. As my Daddy would say, you can get glad in the same pants you got sad in. He's wise, and funny.