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Mix and mingle in Atlanta

It’s been a super busy week with about 20 different events going on in the city! It’s one of the many reasons I love Atlanta.  I went to a film festival, listened to live hip hop music, Nina Simone tribute that was a spoken word/art event and singles mixer! I am exhausted as that sounds but I had a wonderful time running around town.  I will tell you about the events in more detail next week.

On Tuesday, I braved the crowd and ventured to Buckhead to attend the 13th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase the Havana Club in Atlanta. The event was hosted by R&B crooner Lloyd and DJ Drama, the showcase featured performances by hip-hop heir apparent Drake and Atlanta-bred Travis Porter.

One of the exciting moments for me was when BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations Catherine Brewton and members of Organized Noize and Goodie Mob presented rapper/producer Big Boi with the Legends of ATL Award.  I am a HUGE OutKast fan, so it was great to see Bib Boi aka Sir Luscious Left Foot!

RP_92352 After I stopped pouting about being in a club on a Tuesday night, I relaxed a bit and had a great time catching up with my friend “SuperStar.” We mingled around as she caught up with friends, including one of the BMI representatives. Let me tell you, there are a lot of perks to knowing people in high places!  He was kind enough to help us throughout the evening and kept us posted on Drake’s E.T.A. on stage.

The crowd was getting bigger and bigger, and it was getting later and later.  I have been wanting to see Drake perform live since the buzz about him began.  Just when I was feeling too old and too irritated to endure that crowd, Drake came on stage.  I was pretty impressed by his stage presence.  He worked the crowd and really did his thing.   I get why there was so much industry buzz about him.

It ended up being a really great event that made me almost fall back in love with hip hop again.  One thing I noticed about the crowd that night was that it was pretty diverse.  I know I felt older *cough* then the average attendee, but the truth is there were people there of all ages.

When you go out, are you mindful of the age range of people? For the younger readers, do you prefer to hang out at events with people in your age/demographic?  How can you tell when an event is geared toward you?

Are there certain places or events that you totally rule out because you know that the crowd won’t be your scene?  Is it a good idea to discount any place you have a preconceived notion about?  I actually met an older man, in the music industry while we were in line.  He was pretty cool and not African American, so I would not necessarily have expected to swap business cards with someone like him that night.  Which is my point. Do we mix and mingle with an open mind?

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Lady J-sleepy dwarf

April 23rd, 2010
3:08 pm

Ared lets road trip 2011 and celebrate the 2011 anniversaries I will want to attend both meetings!!!!! LMBAO SILLY ARED!!!!!

I concur but the decatur chapter aka well some of them are really cool

AmazonRed™

April 23rd, 2010
3:08 pm

melo – You’re about to be put on time out. Keep it up!

I’ve already met Tazzee. There is no need for me to be at the blog meet up.

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
3:09 pm

John & Marsha decided that the only way to pull off a Sunday afternoon quickie with their 8 year old son in the apartment was to send him out on the balcony and tell him to report on all the neighborhood activities. He began his commentary as his parents put their plan into operation: “There’s a car being towed from the parking lot”, he shouted. A few moments passed. “An ambulance just drove by” A few moments passed. “Looks like the Andersons have company” he called out. “Matt’s riding a new bike” “The Coopers are having sex!!” A startled, Mother and Dad shot up in bed!! Dad cautiously asked “How do you know they are having sex??” “Jimmy Cooper is standing out on his balcony too”

Lady J-sleepy dwarf

April 23rd, 2010
3:10 pm

raqi the fish is great so if all can handle seafood or american cusine will 6ft under work leggs look @ me NOW!!!!! LMBAO! LAUGH!

AmazonRed™

April 23rd, 2010
3:10 pm

Ared lets road trip 2011 and celebrate the 2011 anniversaries I will want to attend both meetings!!!!! LMBAO SILLY ARED!!!!!

I’ve already let my Mister know that I’m going with him to the 100 year celebration. Let’s hope I’m still around. If I am, I’ll have to sneak to the Omega one, but I wanna hit that one up too. :lol:

PrincessNik

April 23rd, 2010
3:11 pm

Lady J

I know some Kappa’s in Stone Mt.-Lithonia Alumni Chapter you may know.

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
3:11 pm

Raqi, no it’s because i have long hair. LOL

Kym--Square Peg

April 23rd, 2010
3:11 pm

Yeah but parking is not free on 11th street or plentiful..you have to tip the valet..I’m cheap.

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
3:12 pm

This is spot on Ladies:

It’s the only type of cooking a “real” man will do. When a man volunteers to do such cooking, the following chain of events is put into motion.

(1) The woman goes to the store.

(2) The woman “fixes” the salad, vegetables, and dessert.

(3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils, and takes it to the man, who is lounging beside the grill.

(4) The man places the meat on the grill.

(5) The woman goes inside to set the table and check the vegetables.

(6) The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is burning.

(7) The man takes the meat off the grill and hands it to the woman.

(8) The woman prepares the plates and brings them to the table.

(9) After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.

(10) The man asks the woman how she enjoyed “her night off.” And, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there’s just no pleasing some women.

Raqi

April 23rd, 2010
3:13 pm

Carlito, that 3:12 is the truth. LOL Sounds like my house.

AmazonRed™

April 23rd, 2010
3:13 pm

I know some Kappa’s in Stone Mt.-Lithonia Alumni Chapter you may know.

So does everyone. :lol:

Lady J-sleepy dwarf

April 23rd, 2010
3:14 pm

do it ared and Kappa’s Rock!!!!!!

PK of course we do if you join FB you would be surprised at our mutual friends once you start adding them! LOL

PK you my homie boo! LOLOLOL

SlimCutty from the closet

April 23rd, 2010
3:14 pm

Freaky Deaky in da house!! lol

Lady J-sleepy dwarf

April 23rd, 2010
3:14 pm

ARED LMBAO that was mean but true!!!! LOL

lurker

April 23rd, 2010
3:15 pm

Raqi – lurker, you sound like my youngest when he was about three and he stuffed an entire bologna sandwich WITH CHEESE into the toaster and turned it on. He came running in the room “I did it I did it”.

Late response…just got back from lunching and working…I was excited because the pictured emoticons never appear for me yaaaah

MALE LURKER – You’d be surprised to know that offsite luncheons and meetings in my quarterly review, as set forth by my manager. I assist these two but I don’t report to them. However, they’ll have input on how well we mesh and work together as a team and I have the responsibility of documenting these lunches/meetings….so don’t lay that “exercise good judgement” trip on me. I’m gonna always do that cause frankly not into being or getting used. However, I can smell and recognize crap when I see it and frankly I vented cause of the mess he created that I had to clean up all the while moving away from the issue.

Raqi

April 23rd, 2010
3:15 pm

Can you actually quit a job that you are not even getting paid for?

lurker

April 23rd, 2010
3:16 pm

I wasn’t venting @3:15, just saying.

PrincessNik

April 23rd, 2010
3:17 pm

ARed, you are so bad

however, i say that because Lady J and i went to undergrad about 20-30 minutes away from each other and some of the guys we went to undergrad with are now living in ATL

i'm swiss

April 23rd, 2010
3:17 pm

And 6 Feet Under has Weinstephaner on draft + a great selection of high-gravity Belgian ales… for the beer connoisseurs…

Is that a possible locale for this Blog Blowout?

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
3:17 pm

Unless you all want more I will leave the stage you with a story about Grandpa:

My GRANDPA

The IRS decides to audit Grandpa, and summons him to the IRS office.

The IRS auditor was not surprised when Grandpa showed up with his attorney.

The auditor said, ‘Well, sir, you have an extravagant lifestyle and no full-time employment, Which you explain by saying that you win money gambling. I’m not sure the IRS finds that believable.’

I’m a great gambler, and I can prove it,’ says Grandpa. ‘How about a demonstration?’

The auditor thinks for a moment and said, ‘Okay. Go ahead.’

Grandpa says, ‘I’ll bet you a thousand dollars that I can bite my own eye.’

The auditor thinks a moment and says, ‘It’s a bet.’

Grandpa removes his glass eye and bites it.

The auditor’s jaw drops.

Grandpa says, ‘Now, I’ll bet you two thousand dollars that I can bite my other eye.’

Now the auditor can tell Grandpa isn’t blind, so he takes the bet.

Grandpa removes his dentures and bites his good eye.

The stunned auditor now realizes he has wagered and lost three grand, with Grandpa’s attorney as a witness. He starts to get nervous.

‘Want to go double or nothing?’ Grandpa asks ‘I’ll bet you six thousand dollars that I can stand on one side of your desk, and pee into that wastebasket on the other side, and never get a drop anywhere in between.’

The auditor, twice burned, is cautious now, but he looks carefully and decides there’s no way this old guy could possibly manage that stunt, so he agrees again.

Grandpa stands beside the desk and unzips his pants, but although he strains mightily, he can’t make the stream reach the wastebasket on the other side, so he pretty much urinates all over the auditor’s desk.

The auditor leaps with joy, realizing that he has just turned a major loss into a huge win.

But Grandpa’s attorney moans and puts his head in his hands.

‘Are you okay?’ the auditor asks.

‘Not really,’ says the attorney. ‘This morning, when Grandpa told me he’d been summoned for an audit, he bet me twenty-five thousand dollars that he could come in here and pee all over your desk and that you’d be happy about it.’

AmazonRed™

April 23rd, 2010
3:19 pm

ARED LMBAO that was mean but true!!!! LOL

I didn’t mean for it to be mean. LOL. It’s just they pride themselves on being social and throwing hot events. If you don’t know one, you really ain’t kickin it! Or roll with the “Wacka Flocka” crowd. :lol:

Raqi

April 23rd, 2010
3:19 pm

Carlito, do you want to talk? LOL Tell me more about Julia.

Lady J-sleepy dwarf

April 23rd, 2010
3:20 pm

bye folks trying to decide which way to go…….lol carlito enjoy shopping!

thanks leggs!

pk and ared yall are funny!

PrincessNik

April 23rd, 2010
3:20 pm

Lady J

exactly why i stay away from FB. even though i get tired of my brother saying will you please set up a profile i’m tired of people asking me about you. besides i already know for a fact we know some of the same Kappas. ;)

Lady J-sleepy dwarf

April 23rd, 2010
3:21 pm

swiss 6 feet under is great!

PrincessNik

April 23rd, 2010
3:21 pm

ARed,

You ever been to a Kappa/AKA PPI party? :roll:

sexycool

April 23rd, 2010
3:22 pm

Plies remade “Pina Colada”?!?!? *Dead* Please resuscitate.

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
3:22 pm

Raqi, just clearing my mind from Julia a bit. What else can we talk about in off topic today? lol

Lady J-sleepy dwarf

April 23rd, 2010
3:23 pm

again /i like the decatur chap or stockbridge and atlanta chap is growing on me but i don’t do the flashy ones either just connect through fb…..damn i wish i could have seen cedric the entertainer this eveing…..sigh on to the next one i guess….ok i am gone lol

Raqi

April 23rd, 2010
3:23 pm

Carlito, can you come take me home? I quit this job and I want to go home but I left my set of keys at home so I am stranded.

Melo

April 23rd, 2010
3:24 pm

how about Barley’s on Peachtree??

AmazonRed™

April 23rd, 2010
3:24 pm

You ever been to a Kappa/AKA PPI party?

:lol: No. Cuz really too many AKAs in one place annoy the heck out me. Especially with all those ear piercing “skee wees” I wonder if that sound drives dogs crazy! :lol:

Melo

April 23rd, 2010
3:25 pm

@Swiss where is that Six feet under?

DreamsMaterialize

April 23rd, 2010
3:26 pm

The food at 6 Feet Under is blah, but it’s whatever Tazzee likes. Besides, I’ll probably just be consuming libation anyway, and that’s the same anywhere you go. lol

AmazonRed™

April 23rd, 2010
3:27 pm

besides i already know for a fact we know some of the same Kappas. ;)

Share with the class Princess!

Professor

April 23rd, 2010
3:27 pm

Georgia is an at will state you have the right to “quit” your employer if you are not under contract listing otherwise.

i'm swiss

April 23rd, 2010
3:27 pm

I think there’s more than 1 location now, Melo — but the original one is (or at least used to be) on Memorial across from the Oakland Cemetery (hence the name)… although, I believe even that location may have moved a block or 2 down the street…

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
3:28 pm

Raqi, as long as I don’t get shot. Hello Mr. Raqi’s Husband, I am from the internet :)

Leggs

April 23rd, 2010
3:28 pm

@LadyJ ~ I did ask her. Waiting to hear back from her.

@DreamsM ~ excellent shot game!

Not two urban licks..6ft has nice food cheap..plenty of free parking..is right close to the interstate so the police wont have to chase you thru midtown to give you a ticket..and they have a tombstone tea that is really great. What a glowing endorsement!!

LURKER (The most interesting LURKER on The MIA blog)

April 23rd, 2010
3:28 pm

@lurker….I know you are already on it!

@AmazonRed….PSH is what you give your s.o. every weekend! :smile:

PrincessNik

April 23rd, 2010
3:29 pm

ARed,

same here, and one of my best friends is one but she know i don’t roll wit her if too many of her sorors will be going.

AmazonRed™

April 23rd, 2010
3:31 pm


@AmazonRed….PSH is what you give your s.o. every weekend!

:shock:

PrincessNik

April 23rd, 2010
3:31 pm

Share with the class Princess!

@ ARed, like i said we went to undergrad about 20 or 30 minutes apart. My brother is a Kappa, and his chapter and the chapter at her school ran together quit a bit.

Now as Forest Gump would say, that’s all i have to say about that ;)

AmazonRed™

April 23rd, 2010
3:34 pm

PrincessNik – Is your brother in Atlanta now, or in St. Mtn?

Melo

April 23rd, 2010
3:34 pm

Pies remade “Pina Colada”?!?!? *Dead

@SexxyCool??

listening to Plies in the car and then going home to shangle with TheDude..dont it feel like u just made sexxed 2 guys in quick succession??

:lol:

Raqi

April 23rd, 2010
3:35 pm

as long as I don’t get shot

Carlito, you right. I don’t want to be having to post to let Julia know you don got got. LOL

You think if I take my undies off and throw them in there in his lap and then run out the door to the car he will follow me. If I get him out to the car I can grab the keys from him and drive myself home.

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
3:38 pm

Raqi, :) I think he will follow you if you threw your undies at him. All I have seen are the feet so a few feet up can not be bad at all. LOL

Leggs

April 23rd, 2010
3:39 pm

@Raqi ~ you might be a short firecracker, but you ain’t going to outrun any dude with your panties off. The visual is the gas in their tank making them run faster (and you know this)!

Dig That

April 23rd, 2010
3:40 pm

The food at 6 Feet Under is blah.

I concur

Melo

April 23rd, 2010
3:41 pm

Did Luvbug say she coming to the liquor fest for Tazzee! Other than Tazzee,she the only other one I can dress up to go see!