Harsimran's Wedding

Sep. 16th, 2017 10:42 am
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Photos from Harsimran and Neha's wedding in Atlanta in September 2017

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Sep. 16th, 2017 02:58 pm
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Posted by Alan V

Last weekend, I went to my manager’s wedding in Atlanta, flying in Friday and flying out Monday. You’ll also recall that Monday was when Irma was supposed to hit Atlanta. So that was fun.

The wedding itself was awesome. It was my first Indian wedding, and it was really colorful and full of delicious food and happy people and was generally a great time.


I also had some free time on Sunday, so I hit up the World of Coca Cola. It was an interesting experience… I think it was intended more for kids, as it was set up kind of as a super-high-tech amusement park with different “rides” that you walked through. Like the “Vault”, holding the original copy of the Coca Cola secret recipe, was after some videos and displays of historical artifacts, a game where players had to chase down a man with the recipe, and then the “vault room” that was a 360 degree promotional video that dramatically revealed the vault door at the end.
Still, it was an interesting experience, and was worth visiting once. The best part was probably the tasting room where they had different coke products from different continents, so you could taste what exotic flavors were being consumed around the world.

Still, the entire weekend was kind of filled with dread of being stuck in Atlanta for a couple days due to Irma. I spent my free time glued to the Weather Channel, looking up path and severity forecasts for the hurricane, and seeing what options there were for sleeping and working within the Atlanta airport.

In the end, it didn’t matter, because Irma weakened more than expected, and my plane took off (8 AM on Monday) without incident. I hear that basically all flights were cancelled after 1 PM, and the entire city also shut down for the day, so I count myself pretty fortunate that I got in and out without incident.

More photos of everything are at photos, as usual.

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Sep. 15th, 2017 06:05 am
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< pcd> sully: but srsly why did you op
< sully> to threaten to ban people for puns
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< mrwright> (... and at worst?)
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< labbott> chemistry requires a good analytical mind which will help you with EVE
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< pcd> I like the video where they dump barrels and barrels of sodium into a lake
< jbenedetto> pcd: oh right the US Gov. disposing of its sodium stockpile lol
< pcd> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY7mTCMvpEM is the sodium video
< pcd> they were at least smart enough to use an alkali lake
< rbraun> "Several dozen passing motorists stopped to watch as a gentle mist of corrosive sodium hydroxide came down. The Army paid for repainting the cars."
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< mrwright> Yeah, it's nice that they didn't just lye about it.
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< mrwright> So sodium hydroxide was raining down. Sounds like they...
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