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Don't call it a 'head shop' 

Think you're an O.G.? Anna Falcone has worked in Little Five Points for nearly 18 years. As tobacco buyer and office manager for Junkman's Daughter, she breaks down every stereotype you had about people who work in her trade.

A mother of a 10-year-old and a 19-year-old, Anna is adamant about ID-ing everyone, especially underage kids. "We have a wall full of confiscated IDs in the pipe section. Our employees are really good at recognizing fakes."

She majored in fine arts at Parsons School of Design and has a degree in advertising from the Fashion Institute of Technology (the cool people call it FIT).

She moved to Atlanta in 1982, started working at Abbadabba's in 1985, and bought a house on Euclid in 1988. "[L5P] was a lot rougher then ... Now, I have two kids, two dogs, two cats and a house that I love ... I feel like I've done pretty well for the alternative lifestyle."

Where are all the vibrators?: "The Junkman's Daughter is not a seedy, adult novelty shop or a porn lounge. People always ask me where the sex toys are."

Anna prefers the term "tobacco shop" to "head shop."

Anna does not use drugs (yes, that includes marijuana). "I grew up in New York and New Jersey in the 1970s. I was into the whole NYC glam/punk scene. I got all my rebelling done before I was 21."

Anna relaxes by sipping a nice glass of Merlot or Shiraz. "None of that cheap stuff for me. I like to treat myself to nice restaurants and good wine."

Her musical tastes are all over the place -- Roky Erickson, R.E.M., Black Sabbath, the Fantmas, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, and the Ramones to name a few. She even listens to opera.

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