tomato club girl blog

what i actually miss is 2012 twee attic with martin lydia olivia jean drue lonna and dena, and i realized just how much i missed that this summer while i was still living in athens even. 

i miss athens but i also am really glad i’m not there 

impossibletospell:

katydidnot:

oh it’s THAT location, i’m still so so mad that the amazing hot dog place (which had vegetarian options!! and fried oreos!!) went out of business there and got replaced by that vegan place with awful labor practices. those hot dogs were SO GOOD, never 4get 2011 year of walking down the street with olivia to get hot dogs FUCKING FRIED OREOS i’m so mad

Wait, *that* building?! That is not at all in Normaltown. There are at least 3-4 named neighborhoods between there and Normaltown!

For out of town friends who have somehow read this far: this place is on a major road, kinda between a mostly-black working class neighborhood and a mostly-black middle class neighborhood. There’s also a less trendy mostly-white neighborhood smack between it and the rapidly-gentrifying neighborhood it claims to be ‘on the edge of’, the real edge of which is ~1 mile away, in a town that is 5 miles wide.

Tl;dr: I am super tempted to write them a mean email about these things.

yeah it’s also worth noting that the hot dog place was ran by black men who were all super sweet and i’m not convinced them going out of business isn’t racism because i know a little about the history of athens finding ways to chase out black businesses

i just need everybody to keep me updated on athens gossip ;_;

marieyall:

katydidnot:

katydidnot:

oh my god athens 

please keep in mind i have confirmation this is real

one of the notes on here sez they avoid normaltown (??? normaltown is where people go to chill and be quiet), everyone knows this restaurant is not in normaltown, it is at broad and hancock
also i keep seeing people post this and it just makes me tired
really exhausted at local business owners thinking it’s cool to shut out the majority of people that live in this town and then expect wide community support, lololololol, this is reminding me of all that flagpole hate about college students, country music fans, football fans, etc…sigh.

oh it’s THAT location, i’m still so so mad that the amazing hot dog place (which had vegetarian options!! and fried oreos!!) went out of business there and got replaced by that vegan place with awful labor practices. those hot dogs were SO GOOD, never 4get 2011 year of walking down the street with olivia to get hot dogs FUCKING FRIED OREOS i’m so mad

marieyall:

katydidnot:

katydidnot:

oh my god athens 

please keep in mind i have confirmation this is real

one of the notes on here sez they avoid normaltown (??? normaltown is where people go to chill and be quiet), everyone knows this restaurant is not in normaltown, it is at broad and hancock

also i keep seeing people post this and it just makes me tired

really exhausted at local business owners thinking it’s cool to shut out the majority of people that live in this town and then expect wide community support, lololololol, this is reminding me of all that flagpole hate about college students, country music fans, football fans, etc…sigh.

oh it’s THAT location, i’m still so so mad that the amazing hot dog place (which had vegetarian options!! and fried oreos!!) went out of business there and got replaced by that vegan place with awful labor practices. those hot dogs were SO GOOD, never 4get 2011 year of walking down the street with olivia to get hot dogs FUCKING FRIED OREOS i’m so mad

katydidnot:

oh my god athens 

please keep in mind i have confirmation this is real

katydidnot:

oh my god athens 

please keep in mind i have confirmation this is real

oh my god athens 

oh my god athens 

respectacles:

just fyi it’s jiggle season

JIGGLE SEASON!! 

respectacles:

just fyi it’s jiggle season

JIGGLE SEASON!! 

marieyall said: there’s at least two plus a bunch in winter/watkinsville pssshhh

ok i forgot about the other one but there’s totally only two!! i’ve heard the watkinsville one’s mainly crafts but i’ve never been 

goodbye athens goodbye jittery joes ;_;

goodbye athens goodbye jittery joes ;_;

omg people on the athens mike brown rally page are so quick to call mike brown a criminal jesus fucking christ 

I would suggest that a rally for social justice or police restraint is more appropriate than a rally for justice for a criminal. Michael Brown and his ilk are the reason we need police and jails. I suggest there are many people in that town who are relieved that he can’t continue his thuggish behavior. Of course no one speaks or rallies for them. 

what the fuck is wrong with you 

before that bbq place lost its liquor license they had a great happy hour and me and olivia would go after class on fridays (after her class, i didn’t have class on fridays ha ha ha) and get margaritas, memoriessss

spectralprojection:

spaceshipignition:

!!! also in ~regional foodways~ news david’s brother has a barbecue restaurant that makes CAROLINA BOYS which is a po boy with pulled pork and collards and pimento cheese, it’s my new favorite food i wanna marry it 

I MOVED TO THE WRONG STATE IM SO MAD

the bbq place that was literally next door to my old place (like. literally. across the train tracks. next door.) had something called a “redneck reuben” that was pimento cheese, collards, and bacon, grilled together

i just saw some dude who works in one of the hip bars (ok also one of my favorite bars, tbh) in athens making fun of sorority girls who came in and tried to order a buttery nipple, so i googled what that is and it sounds delicious?? whatever dude. 

blahnna:

katydidnot:

blahnna:

flashback to the time when katy told me to write an email with my love woes to captain awkward and he replied “this guy sounds like an emotional vampire”

she!! captain awkward is a lady!! but OMFG you never told me you got a response and that there is a record now of captain awkward referring to a certain local dude as an emotional vampire 

SORRY! I thought I did. Her exact response was, “This guy sounds like an emotional vampire and a nightmare and I think you can decide if you want to be free of him. 5 years from now you’ll be glad you are free, I think. People don’t need to work that hard at deciding how much they like you. They just don’t. He likes you obviously, he likes your attention even more, but if he can’t give you what you need and treat you well, then cut him loose for several months of no contact and get him out of your system.”

Nothing like creating a child to snap your life back into reality. I miss Athens but I was also a little nuts back then.

this is super satisfying