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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-Gone Baby Go, Don't be long-I can't wait to see what you DO!!!!

April 23rd, 2010
11:25 am

why did I ask! LMBAO!

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
11:25 am

SexyCool, I am an idiot. Thank you for bringing that to my attention.

THE INFAMOUS DK AKA THE GOD OF WAR

April 23rd, 2010
11:25 am

Sessy – Send him a congradulations card.. Thats about as crude as you finding out on facebook he’s getting divorced..

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
11:26 am

Lady J, I have to go back and read what you blogged. I have been lost in thought and being selfish.

THE INFAMOUS DK AKA THE GOD OF WAR

April 23rd, 2010
11:27 am

A nap date.. Would turn into a massage date followed by a “Im just gonna put the head of it in” date..

Lady J-Gone Baby Go, Don't be long-I can't wait to see what you DO!!!!

April 23rd, 2010
11:27 am

DreamsM after that stong approach I didn’t have the BLUE GREEN balls to let him down easy….he is potential……I will handle my issues very soon……of course the 1st convo eveyone wants the same thing etc……gotta see what is real and not….the last Boston dude I dropped without thought so we will see

lurker

April 23rd, 2010
11:28 am

Infamous – I did a post sometime ago on my coworker who a former pro ballplayer that started off kinda shady and then seemingly appeared to step back with watching his boundaries. Sorry about the long post. I just wanted to get that off my chest. He’s so dang cocky. Just ranting. Don’t mind me…lol

Lady J-Gone Baby Go, Don't be long-I can't wait to see what you DO!!!!

April 23rd, 2010
11:28 am

lol carlito!

SexyCool

April 23rd, 2010
11:28 am

Aaaaaannnnnddd….if she’s reading today, you may as well go ahead and ask her for her ring size.
Or better yet, take her ring shopping and propose in the store.
(That’s what my sister’s fiance did.)

THE INFAMOUS DK AKA THE GOD OF WAR

April 23rd, 2010
11:29 am

Lurker – I remember now and I’m glad you got it off your chest.. I’ve said it before this blogging is free therapy..

lurker

April 23rd, 2010
11:29 am

Free therapy – you got that right.

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
11:29 am

Lady J, if your mind is on someone else, I think you should not entertain the new guy. Unless, you just are dating and having fun. Nap date with the new guy is a no no. No need to put yourself in a position to be to intimate with the wrong person. It is harder to say no when it is right there close to you. :) Do good things and good things come back to you. :)

Professor

April 23rd, 2010
11:31 am

@lurker-

I remember you posting about NBA (thats what I call him) before. IMO it appears that NBA has his head up his azz. I know you have to work with him, but make sure you keep it professional.

THE INFAMOUS DK AKA THE GOD OF WAR

April 23rd, 2010
11:32 am

CArlito – Look.. Play a game with her and say she has to remember something. Then Tie a piece of string around her finger and say her rememebering what you asks comes with a surprise.. Now the thing is once she remembers which she will because its all quite silly but you’ll get her ring size. You just have to plan an amazing date to act like you needed a reason to have this spectacular date.. Corny yes.. But it’ll work..

kimmie-livin my golden life

April 23rd, 2010
11:32 am

Sup folks!

Carlito, you’re gonna have to swipe one of her rings on one of her visits. Otherwise, do like Amred said. This guy was going to propose to one of my good friends and asked me to find out what her ring size without letting her know why. It went off without a hitch! I casually started talking about this ring I wanted to order off the internet but I didn’t know my ring size. Then I asked her did she know what her ring size was & she rattled it off to me! Slick!

Lady J-Gone Baby Go, Don't be long-I can't wait to see what you DO!!!!

April 23rd, 2010
11:33 am

yes sir I agree!!!!!! that was easy and now its over I won’t entertain it bc my mind is on the other side of town! LOL Thanks big brother! LOL

AmazonRed™

April 23rd, 2010
11:33 am

DK – The problem is that Carlito will not be physically seeing her til it’s time for the proposal.

THE INFAMOUS DK AKA THE GOD OF WAR

April 23rd, 2010
11:34 am

Carlito – Yeah what Kimmie said.. Thats even better..

Kimmie – that was slick and easy..

i'm swiss

April 23rd, 2010
11:34 am

Congrats, Carlito! Have you planned how it’s gonna go down, yet?

On the ring size… you could try to find another lady here that around the same size as her & approximate from there — though finger sizes can vary. If all else fails, go with a size 6 — that’s the size they use for most of the display rings, so I suppose most women must be relatively close to that. Besides, most any decent jeweler will re-size for free, if need be.

Good luck!

THE INFAMOUS DK AKA THE GOD OF WAR

April 23rd, 2010
11:34 am

ARED – yeah.. Umm what Kimmie said then again..

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
11:35 am

AmazonRed and SexyCool, I know she left some of her stuff she wears here like those big flower rings etc. I don’t remember which finger she wears those on though. A last minute flight home this weekend is only about $600.

Professor

April 23rd, 2010
11:35 am

Lady J,

Who are you thinking about besides McGraw-Hill?

SexyCool

April 23rd, 2010
11:35 am

Oh…yeah…forgot about that….

Melo

April 23rd, 2010
11:36 am

melo and for the record if we(we,as in U and I or U and ol dude u with??) have been together for a min I would love to do a nap date

:???:

nap date is cool,u resting and sleeping and me reading a magzine or listening to jazz on XM.

Nap date with I am, Who I am is cool too if she commando!! and im in the back! I can take care of bizz without bothering her!

Raqi...Working for The Man

April 23rd, 2010
11:36 am

I am working for my husband and I asked him how much he was going to pay me. He smirked and said “uuuhhh, I’ll buy you lunch.” I asked where. He said “McDonald’s?” LOL

I am open for suggestions on nice quaint places in Marietta to have a good lunch. Anybody?

Lady J-Gone Baby Go, Don't be long-I can't wait to see what you DO!!!!

April 23rd, 2010
11:36 am

ummmm mcgraw -hill professor!!!! LOL!

SexyCool

April 23rd, 2010
11:36 am

Even though…if she’s lurking today, it’s not like it’s a surprise at this point.

Raqi...Working for The Man

April 23rd, 2010
11:37 am

Lady J-Gone Baby Go, Don't be long-I can't wait to see what you DO!!!!

April 23rd, 2010
11:38 am

Melo I truly meant me and whomever daggit! all I want to do is REST and I beatdown tired if anyone tries me it will almost be criminal bc I am NOT in the mood!!!!! LMBOA! I am TIRED! LOL

THE INFAMOUS DK AKA THE GOD OF WAR

April 23rd, 2010
11:38 am

Oh yeah.. Cant forget about Dela Soul!!!

THE INFAMOUS DK AKA THE GOD OF WAR

April 23rd, 2010
11:39 am

Lady J – Thats why you need a massage and something to really help you gone and knock out for a while..

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
11:40 am

Swiss, I had it planned for her family’s party at the Derby. I think I am just going to go home this weekend, have her dad pick her up and take her someone. Go in her house and swipe a ring, to get the right size. Then surprise her, that way.

THE INFAMOUS DK AKA THE GOD OF WAR

April 23rd, 2010
11:41 am

Windmill, Windmill for the land.
Turn forever hand in hand
Take it all there on your stride
It is tinking, falling down
Love forever love is free
Let’s turn forever you and me
Windmill, windmill for the land
Is everybody in

Melo

April 23rd, 2010
11:41 am

Lady J..u said u gon for a nap date tho in decatur??

who the guy??

AmazonRed™

April 23rd, 2010
11:42 am

I know she left some of her stuff she wears here like those big flower rings etc. I don’t remember which finger she wears those on though.

Carlito – She probably wears it on her middle finger, but even so, that’s a good gauge. I’d go with that. Just take one of the rings into the store with you.

Can I go ring shopping with you? You’ll need a woman’s opinion anyway! :lol:

i'm swiss

April 23rd, 2010
11:43 am

@ Carlito — Ah, a covert op. I like it. Though, if you really want to cover your tracks, try to find yourself a ring sizer to take with you up there, so you can just test her rings without having to swipe one… If she’s anything like Mrs. Swiss, she’ll know is something’s missing… :lol:

Lady J-Gone Baby Go, Don't be long-I can't wait to see what you DO!!!!

April 23rd, 2010
11:43 am

Tylenol PM works fine along with a massage but I will have to go to the spa for that i guess….ha! I like Dela Soul too!!!!

Rap City was the bomb!

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
11:43 am

Only person up there I trust to keep it a secret is her dad, everyone else is to “giddy” because that is all they have been talking about since she and I resumed our relationship.

She reads the blog usually when I tell her about something on here and she always tells me to” email the link again” So I will not mention today until after the fact. I think that would be cool for her to comeback and read this afterwards.

PrincessNik

April 23rd, 2010
11:43 am

Lady J

I just had a mid-day (cat-)nap date the other day LOL. Wasn’t intended to be but we were both so tired we fell asleep on the sofa.

Dig That

April 23rd, 2010
11:43 am

I have not been to the Derby in quite some time, but that would be a very good place for a proposal.

I know I have missed a some post but somebody please explain to me WTF a nap date is.

Lady J-Gone Baby Go, Don't be long-I can't wait to see what you DO!!!!

April 23rd, 2010
11:44 am

I LIVE IN DECATUR WITH MY MAMA!!!!!! She is my current spouse!!!! but the guy on the other side of town is just that “That Guy”! HA!

Melo

April 23rd, 2010
11:44 am

@Lurker!!

reading ur post and that history, i can read sexual tension ‘twen u and dude! Smebody is being on high horse and it may be urself.

Here is my advice and u dont need to tell the blog what u do with this!

Let dude score one on u and see how it feels after that!

I bet coming to work, after that, will feel much better, I promise u! :lol:

i'm swiss

April 23rd, 2010
11:44 am

“… she’ll know if something’s missing…”

not is

Lady J-Gone Baby Go, Don't be long-I can't wait to see what you DO!!!!

April 23rd, 2010
11:45 am

PrincessNik so romantic…….I am getting there I hope!

THE INFAMOUS DK AKA THE GOD OF WAR

April 23rd, 2010
11:46 am

LAdy – Naw now.. I got this.. You just turn over and let me rub your back.. Oh my bad.. Your bottom just looked a little tense so I just rubbed it a little. Ummm spread your legs so I rub your thighs.. I know babe I just wanna get em right and give you a thorough massage.. Oh dang I was just rubbing your thighs and my hand mustve slipped all in ya juicebox.. Im sorry but Im just gonna put a little in..

Dig That

April 23rd, 2010
11:46 am

Carlito you could use the stunt Julia and make a good guess from that too. I’m shopping for a lady friend about your size kinda deal.

Melo

April 23rd, 2010
11:47 am

@Lady J??

u know how i can tell that u also due a big score up ur goodies??

U talk too much on the blog..which aint a bad thing tho coz other women just get so angry when they aint hit in a minute! :lol:

Lady J-Gone Baby Go, Don't be long-I can't wait to see what you DO!!!!

April 23rd, 2010
11:48 am

DK STOP THE MADNESS!!!!!!! LMBAO!!!!!!

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
11:49 am

Here is an idea that is kind of different, tell me what you all think. What if I just get a loose stone and she chooses the mount? I think that would be different and a nice compromise given the situation.

THE INFAMOUS DK AKA THE GOD OF WAR

April 23rd, 2010
11:49 am

Dig – Well but then he might end up exchanging F Faces and that would be counter productive at this point..