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City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
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City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
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Textually Active

Spotted on Twitter: “Blackberries, iPhones and Twitter killed the dating world. R.I.P.” This statement coming from The Fly Guy himself, made me think, “How do we even manage to hook up in person anymore?!” I know a lot of us are way into technology and social networking, but is it becoming harder for you to strike a balance with old school dating?

You know, calling a person up, asking them out, going to pick them up, and enjoying the company with quality face to face time. Yeah, that’s old school dating! Today, we send evites, tweets, Facebook messages to set things up with friends and dates.

The younger guy (I still need a name for him) I am seeing is all about the text. It got to the point where I had to tell him what I was comfortable with on text, and what actually required a phone call.

We have so many ways to showcase our personalities these days: Facebook, Twitter, personal blogs, text messaging, instant messaging, or email. Whew, that’s a lot of typing at each other. How can you determine if a person is actually interested in you when they are using “text”, which doesn’t exactly scream big effort?

Are you seeing someone who spends more of their time typing at you then seeing you in person? Do you think that is genuine interest or boredom?

Guys, you aren’t really big on phones and chatting, do you prefer the texting to communicate because it is a compromise for you?

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Fulfilling Me

August 7th, 2009
11:10 am

Me thinks, I will wait on my sushi experience. Thank you all. Saves me from getting ticked off and ruining my fun time tomorrow night.

Page1908

August 7th, 2009
11:10 am

The Slurpee is the best ARed! And the Big Gulp cup, you can get like 100 ounces of pure Slurpee and mix all the flavors! *yummylicious*!

Mrs. (AmazonR)Ed Hartwell™

August 7th, 2009
11:10 am

I want some Jack in the Box now!

Page – I had some on Saturday. Followed by In-N-Out on Sunday. Good eatin! (as far as fast food eateries go :lol: )

Demi

August 7th, 2009
11:11 am

(Slurpee has more fun flavors!)

Alvin…naw Demi, I ain’t putting ice on wang!!!

Demi…I was just thinking dude, chill…

Page1908

August 7th, 2009
11:12 am

Rell- Really? People always tell me “oh there is a good Mexican place”, then when I go, it’s totally not rad! So, I get an attitude and just cook my own lol. Is this place on Piedmont? I’m still mad that the placed called TACO MAC is not a mexican restaurant! *dear God…why me*! lmao.

Cemeeli

August 7th, 2009
11:12 am

PoopaG I must don’t know diddley squat about sushi cause i liked Strip combo platter, and Orient Express…i even like the Sushi bar at Mulan’s. When i want a lite-unch whle i’m shopping in this area i will even stop at the Sushi Bar in Publix, and quench my crave.

Plus..i have a southern palate anyway….that may be the denote.

Raqi...give it to me right, Or don't give it to me at all

August 7th, 2009
11:12 am

Poppa Yeah right before #12, “Argueth not with thou woman, for she is always righteth.”

Poppa Grande

August 7th, 2009
11:14 am

Page

.I want some Jack in the Box now!

Jack in the Box!!! :shock: Gag me with a spoon!! is that in your repertoire :lol:

You can keep Jack in the Box. They have some in South Carolina and they were not good. Maybe they are better out west.

Page1908

August 7th, 2009
11:14 am

*mean muggin at ARed*! where were you getting yummy Jack in the Box and In-N-Out?! When I am home in LA, I always hit up In-N-Out in Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw Plaza. I saw Seiko there the same weekend I saw her in Fox Hills Mall. lol.

W8©(Facebook Detective skills like Ared)

August 7th, 2009
11:14 am

@Page- most women like the fact that he is 6′5 muscle bound dark and ball headed..and you looking at his dimples…lmao I tell you that boy is in great shape…he ran an actual marathon the morning of my wedding…I was against it since I thought he was going to be to tired to participate in the ceremony. He and Rich were both my bestmen(u can tell rich doesnt workout..lol) that dude did it no sweat. He is a rehabilitation coach for UGA and his has his on wellness business..he use to also run track professionally too. I told you he liked you…for some odd reason…lmao…lmao…rad!!

Mrs. (AmazonR)Ed Hartwell™

August 7th, 2009
11:15 am

Okay Ared how do I add him to my page..

W8 – Just click on his name and his info should pop up to add him.

If you can’t click on his name or you can’t find an “add” link then it means he’s not accepting friends. You might have to send HIM a message and have him add you…that is if he’s accepting messages. :lol:

W8©(Facebook Detective skills like Ared)

August 7th, 2009
11:16 am

I used to eat jack in the box when I was stationed in Hawaii…I don’t miss it..lol

Mrs. (AmazonR)Ed Hartwell™

August 7th, 2009
11:16 am

People always tell me “oh there is a good Mexican place”, then when I go, it’s totally not rad!

Page – No Mas Cantina is for people who aren’t from California. I personally don’t care for it. Other than the margaritas.

Poppa Grande

August 7th, 2009
11:16 am

Cee

Mulan’s is better for lunch than dinner.

It looked like the same size portions except they cost more at night. I gave them this face :arrow: :mad:

Page1908

August 7th, 2009
11:18 am

LOL W8 I noticed all of that about James. Tell him to text me…lol. BTW, he is totally not that dark!

PG- LOL @ gag me with a spoon! There is a Jack in SC? OMG, I have to go. Why don’t you like it? Have you tried their shakes and those yummy powdered meat tacos? LOL…I used to get the tacos because back in the day they were like 4 for a dollar, but then back in 1997 I got off beef, so I haven’t had once since.

Raqi...give it to me right, Or don't give it to me at all

August 7th, 2009
11:18 am

Since we are talking about good eats, last night I had a personal size lasagna filled with meat, vegetables and cheeses and garlic bread heavy on the garlic. Oh and a chopped salad filled with purple onions.

It’s my signature dinner for one meal.

The Real Rell - looking to get pink eye this weekend

August 7th, 2009
11:18 am

Mrs. (AmazonR)Ed Hartwell™

August 7th, 2009
11:18 am

where were you getting yummy Jack in the Box and In-N-Out?!

Page – I”m making 4 trips to CA this summer/fall. :D

kimmie-livin my life like it's golden!

August 7th, 2009
11:18 am

Page – I love Rosa Mexicano! Their margheritas, especially the pomegranate ones, are lethal. But my favorite local Mexican is La Parilla, specifically the one near my job in Alpharetta. If you don’t get there early, like around 11 or 11:30, you will wait awhile, especially on Friday. I don’t know what its like for dinner. The one closer to home, in Fayetteville is decent too.

Page1908

August 7th, 2009
11:19 am

See! ARed, I knew it! No Mas Cantina is not that good? *bummer*

Cemeeli

August 7th, 2009
11:20 am

PoppaG In may BEST JJ Walker voice. “I knooooowwww”

Mulan’s has my “favorites” so when i call-in a Take-out order, Jim says it’ll be 17.64<— lol ’cause it’s always the same sushi for me, rice and braised for the kid, and WOO HOO kung pao on a trillion!!!

WE love ‘em…Lunch and dinner portions ARE the same.

Poppa Grande

August 7th, 2009
11:20 am

Raqi

Yeah right before #12, “Argueth not with thou woman, for she is always righteth.”

No, we weren’t taught that one. He did say to remember “Thou woman argueth with thou just to aggravateth thou. So Take heed and Bewareth!!”

East Point's Own

August 7th, 2009
11:20 am

abc That’s my point, the powers that be have access to the vast majority of what people post on media sites anyway… And I agree with you, personal communication is best, I prefer to talk in person, but that is not the reality of today’s world since my co-workers, friends and family are spread around the world from Korea to Afghanistan to Iowa, to Florida and all points in between. .

People lost personal communication skills with the spread of cell phones, that change happened with previous generations my generation and the younger generation only took it a step further. I have to work extra hard to make my Directors (who are in their 50’s-60’s)come to meetings, I never list call in numbers on my meeting invites, I do my best to get folks in a room… if its important enough to discuss in a meeting then its important enough for you to be here.

W8©

August 7th, 2009
11:20 am

@Ared- thanks, I got it…umm you know we have to have a big knockdown drag out fight today since you are being so nice to me….lmao

Mrs. (AmazonR)Ed Hartwell™

August 7th, 2009
11:20 am

They have some in South Carolina and they were not good. Maybe they are better out west.

PG – It’s possible. They have El Pollo Loco out here, and they are MUCH better in CA. Fatburger is better in CA too.

I had Popeyes in New Orleans and realized that Popeyes outside of Louisiana just plain stinks. :lol:

The Real Rell - looking to get pink eye this weekend

August 7th, 2009
11:22 am

Other than the margaritas

- yep and somehow i made it down 20 whoaaaaa…i was like next time only one picther will do..after about three and i stood up…whoa!!!

mexican food out here is not like back in cali…period…but its as a good taste to it..when i was in dago back between 90-95…all i ate was the dayum taco shops…alalbertos was the name of the one i hit or i would go down to TJ every weekend and get my eat on….i have NEVER tasted anything close here or anywhere else so i stop comparing LONG time ago…

W8©

August 7th, 2009
11:22 am

@Page- umm yes he is…I have some pics form the beach house last year and that boy look blurple.

Demi

August 7th, 2009
11:22 am

(Sushi house in buckhead)

Rell…a wealthy Asian friend (a proud ‘SPAs’ owner) once brought the place out after hours…picture this…5 beautiful nude Asian ladies with fresh sushi covering the all important areas…I will stop right dere.

Just Sexy...Just Cool...

August 7th, 2009
11:22 am

Yeah. James does have nice…..

Sarah can’t come…will be at a wedding…

Page1908

August 7th, 2009
11:22 am

Thanks, Rell. Ok, I’ll try it and see how I feel. Who’s down to roll with me?

Kimmie- Yeah, you told me about La Parilla. They have them in Phoenix I think. There is one near my condo out there that I used to go to. And Rosa Mexicano is the bomb, but kinda pricy, but I guess because it’s trendy.

ARed- Oh yeah i forgot! I start my west coast tour next week so it’s gonna be Jamba Juice, In-N-Out, Jack in the Box, Wings n Things, Rubios and Hot Dog on a Stick for 11 days!

Mrs. (AmazonR)Ed Hartwell™

August 7th, 2009
11:23 am

See! ARed, I knew it! No Mas Cantina is not that good? *bummer*

Page – I stand corrected, No Mas was actually pretty decent. I was confusing it with Nuevo Laredo. Nuevo Laredo keeps getting voted as the #1 Mexican spot in Atlanta. I just don’t get it.

I did like No Mas, but I’ve only been once.

Mrs. (AmazonR)Ed Hartwell™

August 7th, 2009
11:24 am

umm you know we have to have a big knockdown drag out fight today since you are being so nice to me….lmao

W8 – It’s okay to like me some days. I know your blog cred is important to you tho. ;)

kimmie-livin my life like it's golden!

August 7th, 2009
11:25 am

Page – I usually make it to Cali at least once a year to visit my best friend. The La Parilla in Alpharetta is the closest in goodness to the place my friend always takes me to in Cali, so I think you will like it.

Jack in the Box – Okay I was not impressed with them in Cali or Fla, so what is it you see in them?LOL!!

Leggs

August 7th, 2009
11:25 am

@ARed, you can get the best slurpees from Sonic and Dairy Queen, respectively.

Page1908

August 7th, 2009
11:25 am

ARed- I almost fainted the other day when I found out there is El Pollo Loco out here. I was like “YES”!

Rell- OMG don’t talk about TJ! My friends wanna cross the border next week to go to TJ and Rosarito and I am like “umm hellz no”. It’s really bad out there now.

W8- Oh yeah, I did see those pics where James was kinda dark lol. He lightened up, though now. lol.

Poppa Grande

August 7th, 2009
11:26 am

Page

The last time that I went to Greenville, SC (which is about 2 hrs outside of the northern ATL ‘burbs) they had a Jack In the Box. That was last year. I didn’ttry them again though.

WTH…powdered meat???? I am not an astronaut orbiting the Earth! Gimme some food.

Speaking of food…I must say that I have enjoyed Downtown Atlanta Restaraunt Week. The wife chose wisely. Ruth Chris was good, Morton’s (who usually doesn’t participate in Restaraunt Week was excellent. My wife love the fruity passion cocktail that they have with raspberries, pineapples, and some other fruity fruit.

That is all. This seems to the be trend closing

Mrs. (AmazonR)Ed Hartwell™

August 7th, 2009
11:26 am

I start my west coast tour next week so it’s gonna be Jamba Juice, In-N-Out, Jack in the Box, Wings n Things, Rubios and Hot Dog on a Stick for 11 days!

Page – Loving it.

Yeah, so Jamba Juice had a buy one get one free coupon while I was out there. Let’s just say I had about 6 of those puppies. :lol:

kimmie-livin my life like it's golden!

August 7th, 2009
11:26 am

Page – Okay, looks like you’re going on a junk-food tour back home!LOL!!

Cemeeli

August 7th, 2009
11:26 am

PoppaG – I just realized i called you PoopaG…forgive me…

system goes down/slow today…and i go slow to. Plus i’m sleepy.

Raqi...give it to me right, Or don't give it to me at all

August 7th, 2009
11:26 am

Poppa Our #1 is “Thou man will always thinketh that your contentions have no purpose. Argueth your issue the moreth and he will concedeth.”

#1.01: “Thou husband understandeth not thou concerns”

Demi

August 7th, 2009
11:27 am

The Fire of Brazil is pretty good for the price….all that’s missing are real Brazilian woman…lol

Mrs. (AmazonR)Ed Hartwell™

August 7th, 2009
11:28 am

Jack in the Box – Okay I was not impressed with them in Cali or Fla, so what is it you see in them?LOL!!

kimmie – It must be a native thing. I LOVE JACK N THE CRACK!!!

You needed to a car to get to in high school. I made friends with the ones who had cars. Cruising down Sunset Blvd to get tacos. Yum. Good memories.

Poppa Grande

August 7th, 2009
11:28 am

AR

I’m sure that it is possible. Shoot every McDonalds in the Atlanta area isn’t created equal. It comes with franchising.

Mrs. (AmazonR)Ed Hartwell™

August 7th, 2009
11:29 am

ARed- I almost fainted the other day when I found out there is El Pollo Loco out here. I was like “YES”!

Page – It’s not great. The meat always seems dry to me which is so NOT the point of El Pollo Loco!

Melo

August 7th, 2009
11:29 am

When do hurricanes start,i miss them??

Page1908

August 7th, 2009
11:30 am

Kimmie- Jack in the Box has good egg rolls and teriyaki chicken bowls and their Jack’s Spicy Chicken Sandwich is jammin on the one for sure! They also have this oreo cookie shake that’s good, too. I guess I am just biased. lol. *shurgs*

The Real Rell - looking to get pink eye this weekend

August 7th, 2009
11:31 am

@page…i love TJ…i got jacked, jumped, mugged by cops…fights…drunk the worm….it was like vegas before vegas for me…that when i got my first street blow…lol…etc etc etc..it was the wild west…it was like a fight and fluck thing every weekend…page how about this..i was so green when i went to dago…cats where like we going to 45 park are you down to roll..i was like sure(square)..when i got there i was like..we not in kansas no mo…lol…straight HOOD!!!

@DEMI..say word…mayne i love the sushi house..it has good food and that asian gangsta feel to the place..like if you walk in there at the wrong time the dayum triads are going to turn you around…lol…loves it…i gets love when i do there….i use to be a regular when they first open…reminded me of the sushi houses in okinawa…hell me and the head sushi chef talked for hours about okinawa..i got a free meal out of that convo…love that joint

Cemeeli

August 7th, 2009
11:31 am

lol @ Demi peg of “Fire in Brazil.”

Mrs. (AmazonR)Ed Hartwell™

August 7th, 2009
11:32 am

@ARed, you can get the best slurpees from Sonic and Dairy Queen, respectively.

Leggs – You are right! There are no Sonics near by me though. I am in love with Dairy Queen though and will even eat their food!

W8©

August 7th, 2009
11:32 am

lol@Scool and her James comment…lmao