Day 1 of the 2011 Georgia Legislative Session

Georgia’s Governor has declared a state of emergency because of the winter storm, but it’s Day 1 of the legislative session so I braved the snowy roads anyway.  Was creeping along on 400, nearing exit 5, in the home stretch…only to discover the ramp to the North Springs MARTA station was closed.


Much swearing and Droid consultation commenced (I pulled into a Home Depot parking lot to do both) and I made it to the Sandy Springs station. Waiting (and freezing) now.  I’m definitely going to be late, even though I gave myself an extra 40 minutes.

Not an auspicious beginning to the 2011 legislative session.

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6 Responses to Day 1 of the 2011 Georgia Legislative Session

  1. Shae Connor says:

    Wait, they didn’t shut things down?? I thought everything was closed today except the essentials for the inauguration. MARTA is barely running, if at all; I haven’t heard a single train past my apartment all morning.

  2. Eugie Foster says:

    It’s in the state Constitution that the General Assembly convenes on the second Monday in January, so the capitol is up and running today. Although I expect it will be one of the quieter Day 1s in recent history…

  3. Judy Thomas says:

    Whoa – be careful out there. Most everyone else is staying home, and everything else is closed.

  4. Keesa says:

    Suspicious or auspicious? Regardless, sorry about the nasty weather…I hope you make it there (and back!!) safely. Snow is fun as long as you don’t have to be out in it!

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Oh, I absolutely despise snow! Saw enough of it growing up in the Midwest to last me forever. But my chilly Midwestern upbringing did teach me some important skills, like how to drive in snow and sleet and how to recognize twits who *don’t know* how to drive in it and give them a wide berth. Made it safe and sound to the capitol. Whew. Little worried about the drive home this evening, but that’s many hours away. Maybe they’ll have more plows out by then…

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