Old Navy flip flops and the worst dates ever

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A pair of sandles like these play a big part in one of my worst dates ever

 My really horrible date this weekend inspired me to compile a list of my  most heinous dating offenses. These are all true by the way and in no particular order. (I’m currently single and no longer dating any of these guys)

  1. Surfing a dating site while on a date with me
  2. Trying to get me to buy you a pair of man sandles from Old Navy and lunch on our first date
  3. Telling me AFTER we’re already in line at the food court for our lunch date, the date you invited me on, that our meal is dutch
  4. Making a drug transaction while I sit in the car and wait for you
  5. Telling me your forgot your wallet AFTER we’ve already ordered and eaten dinner
  6. “Accidentally” ordering two appetizers plus your dinner and drinks for a dinner that you aren’t paying for
  7. Running into not 1, not 2, but 3 of your ex-girlfriends while on a date
  8. Invite me to a party at your family’s house and then you disappear for over an hour (this has happened twice with two different guys)
  9. Making a scene, yelling, and accusing the guy behind the counter of flirting with me because you think it takes to long for me to order our meal
  10. Getting drunk, stealing my car keys, and driving off in my car
  11. Waiting until I fall asleep and then stealing my cell phone and $27 out of my wallet
  12. Having sex with my roommate while I’m in my bedroom sleeping
  13. Calling your ex-girlfriend and getting visibly upset that she’s going on a date with someone else
  14. Trying to get another girl’s phone number in front of me and pretending that you want it for some other reason than to hook up with her
  15. Telling me after we’ve been on a few dates and hooked up that you already have a girlfriend
  16. Leaving me in a store while you talk to your friend, leaving the store to go to his house, but never tell me you left
  17. Loudly telling a hotel clerk, while we’re on vacation together, that we need a room with a single bed because it’ll be hard for us to have sex in a double bed
  18. Asking the clerk in a aromatics store for a scent that will make the room smell good for when we “knock boots” later (this is a different guy than #17)
  19. Almost run us into a guard rail while driving me home because you are texting and trying to watch rap videos on your dashboard TV at the same time as driving
  20. Pulling a knife on a guy at the club for having a conversation with me
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…grateful there are still honest people in the world

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 Last night I walked out of a MARTA commuter train and left my purse inside. This particular purse has straps that always seem to come loose. I keep saying I”m going to stop carrying it, but it’s such a fabulous bag, I can’t bear to part with it.

 Well the said fabulous bag contained an iPod, an iPhone, a digital camera, cash, two debit cards, and my wallet with all my ID. Needless to say I was a hot mess when I discovered it missing. First thing I did was call one of the service phones at the station and incoherently and breathlessly babbled on about leaving my purse on the train. MARTA dispatchers must be trained to decipher incoherent babble because she tracked down the train operator, who returned my purse to the MARTA police station with everything intact.

 I was particularly moved by this because we’re constantly overwhelmed by news coverage of the lowest scum of human life and at times it’s hard to believe that truly good people exist. Especially in these tough economic times and when the gangster lifestyle is glamorized and honesty is looked upon as weakness. I’m here to say that good people do exist and they’re not hard to find.

 I did not get the names of the people who assisted me last night, but I’m so blessed and appreciative for you. My blog readers may know that I’m unemployed and I could only imagine what a bitch it would be to have to try to get all new ID, not to mention the additional expense when I’m not getting much income. It was truly a blessing and I’m grateful.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

…wishing you peace, love and soooouuuullll.

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Where's the Scramble Board?

These are some cool pics I took yesterday. This train was papered to look like the legendary Soul Train. It was to commemorate the Soul Train Awards that were taped in Atlanta earlier this week. I got off to take a picture and the train pulled off. So I waited around for almost an hour for it to come back buti it never did. : (

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Another picture of the Soul Train.

…wants to write Atlanta a better theme song (but I need your help).

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The New York Skyline

The New York Skyline

I am not a Jay-Z fan. I mean not at all. And before you ask, I love hip hop. I’m just not really into Jay-Z.

I love Nas, and even though they’ve stopped beefing years ago this may be part of the reason. Plus, Jay-Z’s music has progressively sucked every year since he’s been in the game. (Yeah, I said it.)

Oh but then I heard this song. (Click on the link I’m still a beginner geek.)Empire State of Mind.

I love this song. I love everything about it. The music. The lyrics.  The production. I’m totally and completely obsessed with it. And I’m not a Jay-Z fan. At all.

I love that its a beautiful tribute to their home. I live in Atlanta and our song “Welcome to Atlanta” just kind of falls flat. It really doesn’t compare. And I love Ludacris and JD, but really when you compare:

“Welcome to Atlanta where the players play and we ride on them streets like every day”

to “Empire State of Mind”

“Welcome to the melting pot,
Corners where we selling rocks,
Afrika Bambaataa sh-t,
Home of the hip hop,
Yellow cap, gypsy cap, dollar cab, holla back,
For foreigners it aint fitted they forgot how to act,
8 million stories out there and their naked,
Cities is a pity,  half of y’all won’t make it,

And

3 dice cee-lo
3 card monte,
Labor day parade, rest in peace Bob Marley,
Statue of Liberty, long live the World Trade”

I’ve gotta give it to the Big Apple. The storytelling on “Empire” is so vivid, it takes you on a ride through the five boroughs.  I’ve never been to New York, but I feel like I have after I hear that song.

That being said I’ve taken it upon myself to help us draft a better anthem here in Atlanta. This is a music mecca. There are a lot of great things to sing about here. Lets come together and write a song people. Leave your comments. Give me your ideas. Who should record our song? What aspects and features of our great city should we include? What genre should we make it?  We can take the best ones and make a song.

I’m serious people. New Yorkers are always talking about how its better up there. This time they’re right. Lets make it happen.