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A little tour around my summer sub-lease

July 2, 2008

I had a little free time after hitting happy hour at On the Border today, so I decided to walk around my apartment and apartment complex — 330 McGill Place — to snap a few pictures. And here are my favorites. The rest are in a Picasa slideshow that you can view here or at the bottom of the post. There were people in the swimming pool, so don’t expect any creeper pictures of them. A little too awkward.

Starting out on the little balcony outside my room. There isn’t any furniture, but it’s how I first saw that band at Butler Street Baptist, and it gives a good view of the Atlanta skyline at sunset, too.
Still out on that balcony, this is the porch light right outside the door.

I liked the porch light so much I decided to do a black & white also.

This is an illustration of what I do for most of the time when I’m not at work. Sad, I know, but I just can’t get enough of SportsCenter sometimes.

I discovered that we have a mini fan on the floor by our TV as I was wandering around. I couldn’t get a good action shot of the blade, so this will have to suffice I guess.

Yes, we have a beer pong table. But it does provide a good view out to the first-floor porch, which does have some furniture on it.

Here’s a view up our staircase. Only one of these switches actually works, and that’s the far one. It controls the stairwell lights, which also cannot be controlled from the top floor. More than a minor annoyance when the stairwell becomes pitch black at night.

I’m trying to teach myself how to cook, which means that I’ve basically lived off of frozen pizzas, Ramen, macaroni & cheese and sandwiches. But I’m surviving so far.

This warning reminds me of the movie Groundhog Day, and specifically the scene(s) when Bill Murray tries to kill himself repeatedly. If you haven’t seen the movie, it’s not nearly as morbid as it sounds.

It was raining outside yesterday.

My address. Fairly self-explanatory.
Who’s ever heard of a speed limit of 9 anyway?

The first left inside the complex leads to my apartment. And that arrow is almost pointing directly at my door from this angle.

A pretty flower near the pool area.

I had to stretch pretty high to get this shot, but I think it was worth it. The view is looking out the front of the complex to Ralph McGill Blvd next to downtown Atlanta.

The latch to the BFI dumpster was left open. Looks a little more artsy than it actually was I think.

You have to hit this button to get out the front gate. Then you have to scan your card to re-enter. I, unfortunately, forgot my card, so I had to stay within the confines.

Perched on the bricks of the gate looking out onto Ralph McGill.

I still got a spectacular view of the sunset from inside the confines.

And again, this time with the sun playing a star-ring role. Get it?

I absolutely love the clouds in this picture.

This picture makes me want to have a dog that much more.

I hung on to the fenceposts by the gate for about 15 minutes getting various shots. Right as I was about to jump down I realized that I hadn’t gotten a picture of the actual posts. So here you have it.

And I almost forgot this one on the other side also. That’s an apartment building across the street in the background.

And finally, the entrance to the complex. Good ol’ 330 McGill.

I hope you enjoyed looking at the pictures as much as I had taking them. I got a few weird looks by cars passing by and pedestrians. I never would have imagined that so many good pictures could come simply from walking in a line about 150 feet from my doorstep. It all depends on whether you focus on the little things or not.

And here’s that slideshow:

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