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Numbers Game

Have you ever heard some outrageous statistic about the ratio of women to men in Atlanta? When I first moved here I heard that it was 15 to 1 or something like that. I know that dating can be a numbers game, but does that actually have an impact on how we are meeting and dating one another?

Do you even worry about the numbers or ratio of single people? Does it make us more competitive?

What do you think about the dating options in Atlanta? Are they working for you or against you?

Have you changed up your “type” because of the perceived ratio on the dating scene?

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AmazonRed™ - I'm shy...

August 17th, 2009
3:32 pm

But if youre happy with yourself it doesnt matter if people like it or not.. Of course not everyone is gonna dig you and are gonna hate just because thats what they do, but at the end of the day as long as you are happy with you it doesnt matter..

:idea:

Though co-signs that you’re the ish never hurt. :lol:

Jamoca - She "be" the light, when they're in the dark.

August 17th, 2009
3:33 pm

But if youre happy with yourself it doesnt matter if people like it or not.. Of course not everyone is gonna dig you and are gonna hate just because thats what they do, but at the end of the day as long as you are happy with you it doesnt matter..

Infamous – That’s what I just said though… However, I was simply responding to the portion of “just be happy and everyone else will too…” <— now that portion was a bit off, simply because everyone else is just that and really don’t matter in the great scheme of things. But we’re pretty much on the the same page…

Poppa Grande

August 17th, 2009
3:35 pm

Rell

According to some of the receivers, he still throws a little hard. He gotta work on the touch. You don’t always have to drill it in. That is something that can be fixed, though.

He really looks good. The wife and I wonder what will happen after the season in Philly. McNabb’s contract was not extended (he got a raise, but they did not add years). Most of Vick’s money is due in year two. So, we’ll see.

Melo

August 17th, 2009
3:35 pm

Poppa/Dan/Rell: seems like this dog thing is a staple in the south,thats why folks think Vick got a bad rap.Lots of stuff going on in suburban car garages,i hear!

my neighors’ 10 dghtertrying to tell me some, i said,”hush, dont tell me nothing” he from nuelleins in LA(IS my southern drawlcoming out good ther?!!) :o l:

kimmie-livin my life like it's golden!

August 17th, 2009
3:36 pm

Jamoca – Yeah, piggybacking off of DK, that’s where being happy with yourself and being the best YOU comes in. You have the self-esteem to deal easily with the stuff that is inevitable, like knowing everyone is not going to buy what you are selling and still being okay at the end of the day. Not having to have constant reassurance in one form or another. You don’t have time to worry about what somebody else thinks of you or whether or not the “numbers” in ATL or anywhere else are in your FAVOR!

Ms. Main

August 17th, 2009
3:36 pm

Jamoca That’s what I just said though… However, I was simply responding to the portion of “just be happy and everyone else will too…”

I said it earlier too, until….

But yeah, it’s just reworded and recycled now….do you, what you like, who you like what works for you. The rest? Nada

You know my Sexy AND my Cool.

August 17th, 2009
3:39 pm

No, Melo, your southern drawl still has an African accent. *lol*

Ms. Main

August 17th, 2009
3:39 pm

like knowing everyone is not going to buy what you are selling and still being okay at the end of the day. Not having to have constant reassurance in one form or another. You don’t have time to worry about what somebody else thinks of you or whether or not the “numbers” in ATL or anywhere else are in your FAVOR!

Amen and Amen….where my seat is and remains

Poppa Grande

August 17th, 2009
3:42 pm

Melo

It isn’t just a southern thing. It is more of a gambling/competition rush thing. There have been arrests all over. They have had people in North Dakota, South Dakota that have been busted for doing similar animal fighting rings.

Kym

August 17th, 2009
3:42 pm

Okay seriously, was there a new rule that we have to have one kidnapping and shooting per week or something. Dude last night takes his ex-girlfriend, high speed chase through the streets or Atlanta and then shoots her..now she is brain dead. Madness.

Jamoca - She "be" the light, when they're in the dark.

August 17th, 2009
3:43 pm

Okay, now…DK & Kimmie is there a part of either one of my post where I said anything differently than what the two of you posted? Again, I clearly took issue with the ….”if you do blah, blah, blah….then everyone else will too.” MY point being the hell with everyone else.

I may think my ish is golden, but it does not guarantee that (your words) “everyone else will too…” nor should it. We should have confidence in ourselves regardless…not solely based on if I go and do this here….everyone else will do it/feel it/think it TOO.

How is it that what I’ve posted is being misinterpreted? On second thought…I don’t wanna know…I don’t even wanna know. It happens on here every other day.

i'm swiss (aka Buckshot Prior)

August 17th, 2009
3:43 pm

Totally off topic, but here’s an interesting article about how 90% of all money in circulation in the US contains traces of cocaine.

Swiss now thinking back to this weekend’s activities and wondering what percentage of money contains traces of azz… :lol:

THE INFAMOUS DK

August 17th, 2009
3:47 pm

Jamoca – Hey Boo.. What da Heezy? I think Im being misinterpreted.. But I dont even wanna know cause it happens on here everyday. ;-)

Melo

August 17th, 2009
3:47 pm

Kym,whats up with this A men violence on women??
Is it that hard to get good pudsy,seriously?? or its the economy making lame dudes more desperate coz they losing income as they get benched.

im like: shrugs,like Page,Ared and Beautiful :lol: :lol:

Cool,u wrong for that but im need u to teach me hw to finese the drawl.

Jamoca - She "be" the light, when they're in the dark.

August 17th, 2009
3:48 pm

You don’t have time to worry about what somebody else thinks of you or whether or not the “numbers” in ATL or anywhere else are in your FAVOR!

Said this here ^^^ in my very first post too…and it had nuthin’ to do with Atl. Heck, I’m not even there (with good reason). Boy o’ boy… Jamoca now directing the “blog intervention counselors” to those who are truly in need. I’m good over here folks. Really. But thank you anyway…smh

Yeah, recycled indeed Ms. Main…

Poppa Grande

August 17th, 2009
3:48 pm

Melo

I didn’t want to go down this road, but I think Vick gets a bad rap because he is a black QB. (Remember how hard Rush Limbaugh was on McNabb, and he had taken the Eagles to the playoffs for years)

As for Vick, being a Black QB in the south is controversial enough. Then throw in the work ethic, the illegal activity, and just the plain inhumane nature of the acts, it is a recipe for really bad rep.

It didn’t help that his actions left the team with Joey Harrington as the Falcons starting QB when he was suspended.

Poppa Grande

August 17th, 2009
3:54 pm

Suisse

I noticed that they didn’t mention that most American money has high traces of fecal particles on it. :shock:

It makes since if dudes put the wallets in the back pockets and farts…

Sad,but true

Jamoca - She "be" the light, when they're in the dark.

August 17th, 2009
3:54 pm

Hey Infamous – Yeah, kind of reminiscent of the line from the movie Crash

I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something.

Again, we’re good ya’ll…we’re good.

kimmie-livin my life like it's golden!

August 17th, 2009
3:56 pm

Jam – I just feel the need to preach a little today. Nothing wrong with your posts. I liked your post, as I usually do as a matter of fact!LOL!! All good!

I just have a problem with some earlier post others made about how “some folks think they are the ish and they really aren’t”, have overrated themselves, etc. “Ratings”, like beauty, are in the eye of the beholder. In the next breath these same folks will say you have self-esteem issues! All crazy if you ask me!LOL!! Just venting a little!

Kym

August 17th, 2009
3:57 pm

Melo I don’t know but it’s crazy..every week..

Melo

August 17th, 2009
4:01 pm

I kinda think Lisa Wu and Ed hartwell will be hitting the news soon :arrow: divorce!
im feeling it..

Grace

August 17th, 2009
4:04 pm

Kym I read that article this morning, along with the one about the mother of 4 kids that was gunned down, it’s always a sad situation when rejection turns deadly.

kimmie-livin my life like it's golden!

August 17th, 2009
4:04 pm

Melo – You right, something going down.

Ballwood

August 17th, 2009
4:06 pm

AZZ + COCAINE + MONEY = DAYUM GOOD WEEKEND!!!

Kimmie: I think this will clear up your confusion on “overrating” and “self-esteem” – Zippppppppppp!!!!! Sigh then repeat

PG: I think Vick/Cobb is first round trade bate for Philly next year and Goodell needed Vick to go to a team that PETA was scarred of. I just can’t image PETA protesting outside of Philly games in Mid October. If they do they gon be one cold PETA.

Dan

August 17th, 2009
4:10 pm

@Swiss

90% number has been known since the late 80’s bruh, at least to those that know.

Melo

August 17th, 2009
4:10 pm

Poppa, i dont think its race, i think black athletes have a bad rep,in general whether its nfl or nba.
arent most of the white athletes coming outa poverty too??
why is that we brothers dont seem to be able to handle money??

im so proud of Chuck Smith tho,and u too Poppa!

Grace

August 17th, 2009
4:12 pm

Ballwood all this zippin something’s bout to get pinched! :lol:

Pretty Wings

August 17th, 2009
4:12 pm

Afternoon !!

Yea, the numbers game is a crock……………..for women anyway, by the time you eliminate the crazy’s, the baby momma’s (3) or more kids, the druggies, supa dupa freaks and the ones that ain’t feeling men at all, it’s not hard to get a quality date in the A! LoL

Have a great eve!

kimmie-livin my life like it's golden!

August 17th, 2009
4:12 pm

Ballwood – No confusion here. For others, maybe. My thing is, who are YOU to decide that too many folks have overrated themselves. Not you personally, Ball, but other folks in general. See some people are real good at telling people what they OUGHT to do, how they SHOULD feel, what THEY are doing WRONG. My question is, who died & made you king or queen?

Nothing I lose sleep over though. Sigh….

Jamoca - She "be" the light, when they're in the dark.

August 17th, 2009
4:13 pm

Kimmie (aka the blogs own Shirley Ceasar) – Yes, I’ve noticed you’ve been on a preachin’ spree. ‘Preciate you clarifying regarding “the others”….

But either way, folks not agreeing with everyone’s POV’s is quite alright. Band wagonin’ and head noddin’ to everyone’s post is not what we’re here for and would be such a bore. I stand firm on pretty much all that I post.

…otherwise go on and getcha vent on Shirley. ;)

Melo

August 17th, 2009
4:13 pm

hw did Page party go?? dang i missed that.
my blog friends with pics,plz send them to ur boy, takpat78@gmail.com

i hear uall handled ur liqor good! :lol:

Poppa Grande

August 17th, 2009
4:14 pm

For Real/Ballwood:

I agree. Philly is a good team for him to get a fresh start. They are a strong organization.

I could care less about PETA. After all, weren’t they the one crying because Pres. Obama killed a fly during an interview. A FLY!! That tells you how far off base that they are.

It is good that the US Human Society is in his corner right now. I take more stock in them because they believe in being humane to humans as well as animals. PETA not so much.

Poppa Grande

August 17th, 2009
4:16 pm

Jamoca

Kimmie (aka the blogs own Shirley Ceasar)

Yeah, I was just waiting for Kimmie to start humming and singing “Hold My Mule”

kimmie-livin my life like it's golden!

August 17th, 2009
4:16 pm

PG – Agree about PETA.

abc

August 17th, 2009
4:16 pm

Now, I’m not using paper money any more, only a debit card for me. Fecal matter?! “Yo money ain’t sheeot round here, mister!”

I think that article said that percentage of paper money in circulation that had measurable amounts of cocaine had increased by 20% or more in the past 2 years… I saw that somewhere in the news yesterday. They measure using some weird spectrometer, but the sample of US currency was only 236 bills. That doesn’t seem to be enough to be a reliable indication of anything, but I’m not a statistician.

kimmie-livin my life like it's golden!

August 17th, 2009
4:18 pm

Jam & PG – Weeelll! (Said in my best church drawl)!LOL!!

kimmie-livin my life like it's golden!

August 17th, 2009
4:20 pm

Mom used to say money was one of the dirtiest things out there. I love it when I forget & leave a dollar in my pocket and wash the pants it was in. It comes out clean and Downey fresh!!LOL!!!

Jamoca - She "be" the light, when they're in the dark.

August 17th, 2009
4:21 pm

Yeah, I was just waiting for Kimmie to start humming and singing “Hold My Mule”

PoppaG – I was waiting for her to bust out in the blog pulpit with “Don’t Drive Your Mama Away” LOL <— Loved that one btw.

Poppa Grande

August 17th, 2009
4:21 pm

abc

Now, I’m not using paper money any more, only a debit card for me. Fecal matter?! “Yo money ain’t sheeot round here, mister!”

That is why I watch the cashiers in some food places. I want to see if they wear gloves when they handle food. Otherwise, they can contaminate the food.

Poppa Grande

August 17th, 2009
4:24 pm

Kimmie

:lol: :lol:

Jamoca

I’ve seen Shirley Caesar in a number of concerts. Most recently a couple of years ago after a Hawks game (go figure). I grew up on her songs.

Jamoca - She "be" the light, when they're in the dark.

August 17th, 2009
4:25 pm

LOL @ abc “Yo money ain’t sheeot round here, mister!”

Melo

August 17th, 2009
4:30 pm

Now, I’m not using paper money any more, only a debit card for me

abc,that means ur identity has been sold and resold,stolen and resold so many times over.(lost count)
u got as many cookies out there as all of us.
(see, abc’s dislike for fecal matter has him admiting his footprint in cyber but lied about it to ared,a while back)

AmazonRed™ - I'm shy...

August 17th, 2009
4:30 pm

I just have a problem with some earlier post others made about how “some folks think they are the ish and they really aren’t”, have overrated themselves, etc. “Ratings”, like beauty, are in the eye of the beholder. In the next breath these same folks will say you have self-esteem issues! All crazy if you ask me!LOL!! Just venting a little!

kimmie – Very true. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. :lol:

Jamoca - She "be" the light, when they're in the dark.

August 17th, 2009
4:33 pm

PoppaG – I did too, thanks to my grandmother. All those long drives to church with her to bible study, vacation bible school, choir rehersal, etc…. A fifteen minute drive to 34th Street seemed to take 45 minutes with her behind the wheel. And she’d be blastin’ it like some of the local dough boys in their shiny new whips. We’re sitting at the light on the corner of Nebraska and Floribraska Ave. Just blastin’! And she’d be clapping so doggone loud, windows down in all. LOL Times like that, is when I wished I let one of my cousins sit in the front. Bless her heart. LMAO. But yes, I love me some Shirley Ceasar. Beautiful woman and such a beautiful, soul shakin’ voice. You can almost “feel’ what she’s humming.

kimmie-livin my life like it's golden!

August 17th, 2009
4:35 pm

ABC says comedian Steve Harvey is joining “Good Morning America” for reports on family and relationship topics.

Whatever you think about Steve Harvey & that book, looks like it’s become a gold mine for ole boy!

kimmie-livin my life like it's golden!

August 17th, 2009
4:36 pm

I love Shirley Ceasar too, by the way!

Leggs

August 17th, 2009
4:37 pm

@Jamoca, guurrlll yous a youngin to be feeling all that through humming. Isa a scared of ya!

AmazonRed™ - I'm shy...

August 17th, 2009
4:37 pm

kimmie – Good for Steve.

I was giving the :???: to him at first too, especially knowing his marital history. But listening to his show, his advice is on point. I can’t even front. Most of it is stuff your grandaddy and daddy told you coming up, but a whole lot of people didn’t have that!

Melo

August 17th, 2009
4:38 pm

Is steve harvey remarried?

Poppa Grande

August 17th, 2009
4:41 pm

Jamoca

But yes, I love me some Shirley Ceasar. Beautiful woman and such a beautiful, soul shakin’ voice. You can almost “feel’ what she’s humming.

Ain’t that the truth.

BTW, I know that intersection. LOL. Well, all I can do is laugh. I know it all too well. I done seent some interesting things in that area of town. :lol: