Saturday, January 9, 2010

Hot Messes of Hotlanta

If I'm going to keep this up, I promise to get a better camera phone. In the meantime, here is a photo of someone who would be a Hotlanta Hot Mess, no matter the weather, yet the circumstances of this photo really heighten her Hot Mess status.

For the past couple of days, Midtown Atlanta has been damn near crippled by an ice catastrophe, which caused all the schools to close, tons of people unable to travel anywhere around the city, and literally hundreds of car wrecks. In the midst of this, I, of course, went to Target by Atlantic Station. The ice wasn't too bad but the wind chill was 2. (Literally, the wind chill was 2.) This woman was walking down the street wearing, get ready, JORTS. Jean shorts. It was a ridiculous look on any day, but yesterday it was just beyond horrible.

I apologize for the bad quality, but it's the best I could do from three lanes away at a red light.

As if this weren't enough, we had to go back to Target today for the dog food that I forgot yesterday. On the way, we saw a woman slowly navigating the icy sidewalk wearing a sleeveless dress and white sandals. There was no sweater, no jacket, no tights, no covering up at all; it was just bare arms and bare feet, inching her way through the snow and ice. I was driving, so I didn't get a photo, but trust me on this. It wouldn't have been appropriate in January if it were 73 degrees out! It certainly isn't appropriate when it's 22 degrees.

What's going on, Atlanta? Put some damn clothes on.

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