Monday, March 12, 2007

March 12 of 12

Another 12 of 12! Seems like it was only last month...

Since we went to work last month, I thought we'd take a long walk prior to work this time.

Even though it's overcast, gotta load up on the sunblock. If I even think about being outdoors for more than 30 minutes I start to get pink:



The walk we're planning is about 4 miles round trip. We're in no rush, but it's just before 1pm now (hope you remembered to "Spring Forward"). I'd like to be home no later than 3 or 3:15:



First stop is the grocery store so I can return these coffee pods. How the heck did a pack of DECAF coffee make it into my cart? Blasphemy:



After a short wait at the customer service desk I walked away with some walkin around money! This is also my BONUS pic this month. The BONUS pic word this month was "GREEN:"



Here's a look back at the road we've traveled so far. My neighborhood is unusual for Atlanta in that it's fairly easy to walk in. Lots of sidewalks and pedestrian friendly features:



Speaking of pedestrian friendly features... Part of our walk today will take place on the PATH. It's a series of linked bike and walking trails that weave through many Atlanta neighborhoods. Right now a lot of the path shares space with some city streets, but more and more of it is being built away from traffic:



More evidence that we're getting more and more serious about making Atlanta pedestrian friendly. One of the reasons I decided on this route for my walk today was because I saw this construction going on a few days ago... NEW SIDEWALKS being built! I'm a BIG SIDEWALK fan! I really think they are what makes a good neighborhood:



I've talked before about my sweepstakes hobby... Well, it just so happens that at this point in our walk we are approaching the big recycling center in these parts, and it dawns on me, "Coke AND Pepsi have bottle top sweepstakes running right now... I wonder if..."

Here's a 12 pack box in the cardboard recycling bin with a code worth 10 points at My Coke Rewards:



And look at all the red bottle tops in one of the plastic bottle bins:



After a lot of strange looks from the workers and other people dropping off their recycling, we left with this:


I'm powerless against my sweepstaking addiction... I've now sunk to digging through other people's recycling in order to gain entries. I'm either an evil genius, or in need of an intervention.


Well... the walk home looked a lot like the walk there, so no pics of the return, but we did make it home WELL within our schedule:



Which means we have plenty of time to enter our newly begotten codes (I'm over 3000 points as of today)




Thanks to Chad once again for sponsoring this really fun activity. I look forward to the 12th each month now!

15 comments:

Joni said...

Glad to know that I'm not the only obsessive person out there digging reb Coke bottle tops out of the trash.

beth said...

Great pics! :) And I had to laugh at the bottle caps thing. I've been known to pick up the caps off the sidewalk...but only Coke product caps. I despise Pepsi in all forms. Even contest forms. :)

Paul said...

Dumpster diving for points? Tossed salad sounds like more fun.

Pete said...

DECAF! Sacrilige!
Good pics this month :)

Maddog said...

I never remember to save the caps for points so I stopped doing it. With as much Diet Coke as I drink, I could run the company, let a lone have a million points.

Dogeared said...

The PATH and sidewalks thing sounds brilliant! Way to go Atlanta!

Helen (12 of 12er)

dbv said...

what street was that? when i lived in atlanta, i lived on lullwater, right down from miss daisy!!! lol... they filmed it while i was living there... anyway, just curious!!!

Zippy said...

I dumpster dove for a bookcase this weekend but bottlecaps, man, that is dedication!!

Carla said...

Wow... I never would have thought of dumpster diving for sweepstakes rewards!

Matt said...

Okay, that made me laugh!! You have a serious addiction, my friend ...

And I'm with Paul. ;)

Lynda said...

Yay for sidewalks!

CondoBlogger said...

dbv - it's actually a stretch of Ponce de Leon if you can believe that!

Sorted said...

WOW, sounds like a blast. I will definately look forward this every month!

Thanks for the comments regarding last evening. You are always invited; its only a short 6 hour drive! Just dont listen to whatever MiKell has to say... dat gurl is crazy.

Andy E said...

I've always liked the idea of the humble "path" and think we could do with a lot more. Walking is something everyone can enjoy (I like to take some of my charges walking in the english countryside).

Great blog, keep it up!

TOS said...

OMG! I never even thought to look in the recycle bins here in our building?! I've been swiping the caps from the paper trash buckets at my school (only the ones that end up in the paper recycling buckets) but this will help me to my goal of breaking 1000 pts! Thanks, sometimes the obvious escapes me!