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Think Outside the Box

I have pretty much been on all the traditional dates you can imagine. You know, the safe and predictable ones. I know that I am not the only one who is tired of going to dinner and a movie for a first date, am I?  I think it’s time we all shook things up a little.

Why not use the remaining weeks of 2009 to think outside the “dating” box and move out of our ridiculously safe (read: dull) comfort zones.  Let’s all make a list of the most outrageous, non-traditional, completely out of your character date activities you can think of and then go do it!

We all need to participate so we can all report back to share how great/terrifying/outrageous thinking outside the dating box really is.  We could even vote on who has the best idea and who was the bravest!

You know a great place to start? How about in a bull pen!

The Professional Bull Riders are charging in to town (har!) this weekend at the Gwinnett Center. Ladies, if you want to meet men you have to go where they have a good time. Events like this are filled to the brim with guys and yours truly will have an inside track: the hilarious and talented Flint Rasmussen.

I’m going to meet up with him on Friday for a quick interview to learn more about the sport and pick his brain on how to handle the manliest of men. I bet he could provide a lot of outside the box ideas, too, so I’ll be taking notes.

Who is up for the challenge? What kind of outside the box activity can you do with a date? What can you do that would be completely out of character for you?

What would you do if money were no object and you wanted to go the adventurous route for a date. Where would you go and what would you do?

260 comments Add your comment

Raqi

November 17th, 2009
3:01 pm

czBrat, where are these drive-ins you are going to? The last time I mentioned finding one here in the Atlanta area I was told that unless I was looking to get robbed I better stay away from the ones here.

We make our own drive-in at the house. A DVD projector, a screen (or sheet), some popcorn and some lawn/patio chairs out on the back lawn. Voila, our own safe drive-in theater. LOL

czBrat

November 17th, 2009
3:02 pm

LMBO @ Today is a no stoning KP day!

whatchu talkin bout Leggs?????

Professor

November 17th, 2009
3:02 pm

Leggs

I must say I did not know your age when I started posting (I thought you were in your late 20s or early 30s with wisdom), but like you said you have a very young spirit and it seems like you really enjoy life. So whether you are 51 or 101 you bring a lot of value and laughs to this blog.

Cemeeli

November 17th, 2009
3:02 pm

Mo – Shut up!

What SexyCool say, Double-You-Te-Eff?!!

^^^ that crap might be wrong as all get out

SexyCool - Smiling.

November 17th, 2009
3:04 pm

Naw…that was right. LOL!

Mo (aka Moeisha)

November 17th, 2009
3:04 pm

SCool – LMAO! Yeah he was awesome! All weekend it was “mommy are you proud of me??” As for the HUGE green bowtie, I guess he was ust expressing himself…..MUCH to my amusement cause lawd knows I laughed err’time he hit the field! :smile:

Next up – basketball season…..more laughs to come!

Hey Truth you lurkin????

Raqi

November 17th, 2009
3:06 pm

KP that’s the thing. Certain places usually implies certain things. A guy asking a woman to ‘chateau elan’ on a first date will not set too well with any women that I know. Now if it’s like Melo said and they have discussed what’s expected by the man with him going all out like that, then that’s a different story.

First dates, keep it simple, keep it light.

BSandwich

November 17th, 2009
3:06 pm

Raqi…the safe drive in sounds fun too. Starlight Drive-In down Moreland is okay, but the locale could be a little questionable

Leggs

November 17th, 2009
3:07 pm

@czB ~ The reference was made about old people. About me being old. The implication was made that a sign that one is old is that they knit, already have grandchildren and most own cat(s). If a younger person owns a cat, it’s ok, they have a pet. An older person has one because that’s their only companion! As Page1908 would always say, GTFOOH!!

czBrat

November 17th, 2009
3:07 pm

The last time I mentioned finding one here in the Atlanta area I was told that unless I was looking to get robbed I better stay away from the ones here.

yeah, Raqi, that’s what he blog has advised. the drive-in is on Moreland. it’s in the hood, but as i’ve said before i’ve been going for 20 years without a single incident. i’ve gone alone, with my s/o and as a family. during my separation and just after the divorce when money was tight, my kids & i looked forward to the drive-in because that was the only way i could afford to take them to the movies. kids are free, you pack up all your own food & drink to save $$$, and you get three movies for the price of one.

Cemeeli

November 17th, 2009
3:08 pm

i want all that popcorn!!!

I ain’t never leaving the house…bootleg movies here i coooooommmmme…lol…jus’ playin’, im’ kiddin blog police…

Wise Diva

November 17th, 2009
3:09 pm

Creative ideas, I love it!

Dream_n- 9 days til turkey day

November 17th, 2009
3:09 pm

If a younger person owns a cat, it’s ok, they have a pet. An older person has one because that’s their only companion!

I am officially cracking up at my desk right now!!

SlimOne

November 17th, 2009
3:10 pm

Leggs Okie doke (Said as I lent roll the cat hair off the arse of my black slacks) :-)

Leggs

November 17th, 2009
3:11 pm

Thank you Professor!

Melo

November 17th, 2009
3:12 pm

KP??
I am an unmarried Christian male

and u dont do the derty,right??

Now,u dont qualify to answer the qstion i have.

Any married christian male in da house??

Cemeeli

November 17th, 2009
3:15 pm

in my best Mr. Brown voice

Cora, who dat messin with Leggs? Now they gonna havta come through me…

czBrat

November 17th, 2009
3:17 pm

k Leggs, i hadn’t noticed any posts about cats and old people. i just didn’t get where your post to me was coming from, but i’ll go back & see what i missed.

Cee once i find this flavored salt i’ll be borrowing some bootlegs to make our movie night complete :lol:

Cemeeli

November 17th, 2009
3:18 pm

@ Mo – I ordered a few buckets of Otis Spunkmeyer cookies from a fundraiser…gurl, i made those Strawberry Shortcake cookies and some butter popcorn while i was watching “Stomp The Yard” last Saturday…i was in HEAVEN laying on the sofa chillin.

Mo (aka Moeisha)

November 17th, 2009
3:19 pm

Cemeeli – I TOLD YOU CHICA!! Im STILL trying to figure out which flavors I want! LOL

Love, Beautiful

November 17th, 2009
3:31 pm

@KP

**Would you be okay accepting a first date like Callaway Gardens or Chateau Elan? Or would it be considered too intimate of an environment for a first date with someone you may not truly know? Just curious…**

that would be too much for me! a first date should be quick and fun. just had one last weekend . . . bowling and a cup of joe.

the date you described, we would be in love fo sho.

Raqi

November 17th, 2009
3:32 pm

Mo, I am glad you posted that link. I usually buy the tins around this time of the year for my son. I was noticing the other day how small the cans have gotten. They are still $5 but are about a 3rd smaller.

Leggs

November 17th, 2009
3:34 pm

Glad you’re laughing, Dream_n! There’s nothing like it except a cold beer or nice cold glass of water!

czBrat

November 17th, 2009
3:35 pm

the date you described, we would be in love fo sho.

honestly, people, hiking the vinyards was hardly romantic. and the drive was less than 30 minutes.

Love, Beautiful

November 17th, 2009
3:35 pm

anyone watching my boi Steve kick azz this season (Tough Love)? whoa!

bbl.

Lord Velonese (Hardy Har Har)

November 17th, 2009
3:35 pm

I have an idea for a first date, WILD BOAR hunting, a pair of M-16s, running though the forest being chased by half crazed pig that wants nothing more than to tusk you to death, good times! :)

Cemeeli

November 17th, 2009
3:35 pm

From the Boy Scouts Raqi?

Yea, the BS popcorn has gotten skimpy…i was at Lowes and was almost taken…they didn’t have change for what i’d paid for so i was pressed for time and passed on them this time. Poor thing couldn’t even make change for the 5 dollar donation.

Love, Beautiful

November 17th, 2009
3:37 pm

**hiking the vinyards**

i’m visualizing hand holding. i’m jus sayin’.

Lord Velonese (Hardy Har Har)

November 17th, 2009
3:37 pm

Three Words Daily – Extreme the Dream

czBrat

November 17th, 2009
3:40 pm

yeah Love, you could take it there if you two are a couple and you wanna be touchy-feely to set the mood for later. but for first dates it’s just a pleasant and slightly challenging walk. just enough that you can keep up convo and enjoy he scenery.

Cemeeli

November 17th, 2009
3:45 pm

there is free admission into for your child Ga. Aquarium with this

AWE: Princess Day – 11/21”!.

B.Y.O.T. (Bring Your Own Tiara)…or Crown for the princes out there!

When: THIS Saturday, November 21st

Where: Georgia Aquarium Atrium (meet in small breakroom

Professor

November 17th, 2009
3:49 pm

Epiphany: Lord V comes in everyday after the school bell rings and the big cheese drops him off.

If you look closely you will see his door key hanging around his neck on a dirty shoestring.

Greetings Lord V…please don’t eat too many apple jacks there are still three more days left in the week, and don’t forget to study your spelling words.

Raqi

November 17th, 2009
3:51 pm

What about making Christmas ornaments? That could be something fun to do. Take a trip to the craft store and buy some stuff to make your own personalized ornaments. Or you can use some stuff you have around the house to add some sentimental value.

Raqi

November 17th, 2009
3:54 pm

I just realized I don’t have to make dinner tonight. Yaaay Me.

Leggs

November 17th, 2009
3:56 pm

@czB ~ in case you haven’t found it yet you can see his response about cats @ 2:43.

Mo (aka Moeisha)

November 17th, 2009
3:58 pm

Raqi – you’re welcome! I am such a popcorn junkie, that website came right on time!

czBrat

November 17th, 2009
4:01 pm

now Raqi that really is a great idea, but something i would do with the s/o (not a first date).

oh yeah Leggs i saw that mess. you threw me for a minute when you posted to me talking about pets/only companions. that’s why i asked what you were talking about. i hadn’t been following that convo at all. btw – nooooo way to guess your age based on what i’ve read from you here! ^5 :lol:

Leggs

November 17th, 2009
4:08 pm

Me too, Raqi. I made homemade chicken noodle soup Sunday so I cooked steaks last night for tonight’s dinner just to break up lil leggs dinner of the same thing each night.

Leggs

November 17th, 2009
4:11 pm

:lol: :cool: czB, we are now on the same page!

Melo

November 17th, 2009
4:19 pm

Leggs??

u see me??

Leggs

November 17th, 2009
4:30 pm

Yeah just saw you!

Leggs

November 17th, 2009
4:31 pm

Don’t want you to think I forgot you Cee ~ {{saluting}}!

Broke Back

November 17th, 2009
4:50 pm

Only a “nut” would identify with Broke Back.

This one is for you STRONG BACK, only an idiot would assume the title to a movie and a moniker carries the same meaning and related. Did you for once think maybe my back is broken because I got it blown out while facing my SO. Say what say what now?

Lady Velonese

November 17th, 2009
4:54 pm

Mi Lord is hooked on phonics

Strong Back

November 17th, 2009
4:58 pm

i know that dude hurt yo back reel good when you was pfacing him grinden winden moving yo hips to the broke back beat

Beautiful

November 17th, 2009
4:58 pm

Well maybe not n love but def chemistry

Leggs

November 17th, 2009
4:58 pm

@BrokeBack ~ thank you for taking the time to think about me. It seems that I have officially arrived!!! I too now have a cowardly regular blogger afraid to address me directly (majority of the regulars know my age).

Peace to all the residents of Blogsville n Lurkersville. Good night!

Professor

November 17th, 2009
5:01 pm

…stepping out!

Shout out to all the lurkers aka voyuers out there peeping in

Broke Back

November 17th, 2009
5:01 pm

For Strong Back

Fa sho

Lurker

November 17th, 2009
5:02 pm

I HAVE A CAT. AM I WRONG?