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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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Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
2:05 pm

LITTLE RALPHY ON ENGLISH

Little RALPHY goes to school, and the teacher says, ‘Today we are going
to learn multi-syllable words, class.. Does anybody have an example of a
multi-syllable word?’

RALPHY says ‘Mas-tur-bate..’

Miss Rogers smiles and says, ‘Wow, little RALPHY, that’s a mouthful.’

Little RALPHY says, ‘No, Miss Rogers, you’re thinking of a blowjob.’

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
2:07 pm

A teacher asks a girl in her english class to use “handsome” in a sentence. The girl says: “When I’m sucking d*ck and my jaws get tired I use my handsome”

Leggs

April 23rd, 2010
2:08 pm

@SexyC ~ I thought so, but wasn’t sure…thanks. As 3 have no stated, we can celebrate w/or w/o her. While she’s frolicking through his……, we can be hooping and hollering over drinks toasting to her!

Lady J-sleepy dwarf

April 23rd, 2010
2:09 pm

carlito keep the humor coming! LOL There is HOPE!!!!!

Leggs

April 23rd, 2010
2:09 pm

I’m waiting to hear back from her before I actually pick a date. Sweet Auburn Bistro seems to have intrigued quite a few.

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
2:10 pm

Lady J, sure :)

Jake was dying. His wife sat at the bedside.

He looked up and said weakly:
‘I have something I must confess..’

‘There’s no need to, ‘his wife replied.

‘No,’ he insisted,
‘I want to die in peace.
I slept with your sister, your best friend,
her best friend, and your mother!’

‘I know,’ she replied.
‘Now just rest and let the poison work.’

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
2:12 pm

Bubba liked to frequent the old swimming hole but was never able to attract the girls. He decided to ask his friend Billy-Bob for advice.
“It’s those big baggy swimming trunks that make you look like an old fool. They’re years outta style. Your best bet is to grab yourself a pair of Speedos, about two sizes too little, and drop a fist-sized tater down inside them. I’m telling ya man, you’ll have all the babes you want!”
The following weekend, Bubba hits the swimming hole with his spanking new tight Speedos, and his fist-sized potato. Every-
body at the swimming hole was disgusted as he walked by, covering their faces, turning away, laughing, looking sick!

Bubba went back to his buddy Billy-Bob and asked him, “What’s wrong now?”

“Lard-Almighty Bubba!” said Billy-Bob, “the tater goes in the front!”

Lady J-sleepy dwarf

April 23rd, 2010
2:14 pm

lmbao @ Jake!!!!!!

Leggs

April 23rd, 2010
2:14 pm

Just heard from Tazzee and she is very appreciative that you guys are willing to come out and toast her. She really wants to be there. She returns from her honeymoon Saturday evening, 5/22. Therefore, would you guys like to meet Friday, 5/38 after work at Sweet Auburn Bistro or would Saturday, 5/29 work better.

Lady J-sleepy dwarf

April 23rd, 2010
2:15 pm

Sat if she wants that of course!!!!!! It is for her!!!!! Leggs rock it! lol

Leggs

April 23rd, 2010
2:15 pm

5/28, dagnabit, 5/28

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
2:17 pm

A married man was having an affair
with his secretary.

One day they went to her place
and made love all afternoon.

Exhausted, they fell asleep
and woke up at 8 PM .

The man hurriedly dressed
and told his lover to take his shoes
outside and rub them in the grass and dirt.

He put on his shoes and drove home.

‘Where have you been?’ his wife demanded.

‘I can’t lie to you,’ he replied,

‘I’m having an affair with my secretary.
We had sex all afternoon.’

She looked down at his shoes and said:

‘You lying bastard!
You’ve been playing golf!

BlackMagicWoman

April 23rd, 2010
2:17 pm

CARLITO…you are one crazy MOFO! :lol:

Professor

April 23rd, 2010
2:17 pm

@DreamsM it’s a tough economy so I will let him put the other 10K up for a rainy day if I cannot find a bracelet.

AmazonRed™

April 23rd, 2010
2:18 pm

Didn’t Tazzee say once she hated Sweet Auburn Bistro? Or was it kimmie?

Melo

April 23rd, 2010
2:18 pm

we can be hooping and hollering over drinks toasting to her!

@lEGGS??

what day??

and make sure there are some cheap reasonable motels next to the venue!

Some of us have the gift of the garb and we do take outs eeeeeeasily!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Leggs

April 23rd, 2010
2:19 pm

I will be sending an evite ~ Thanks guys for wanting to let her continue to feel the love from most of her invisible buddies (lol)!

@i’m swiss/digthat/kinderbabe/lurker ~ I don’t have your email addy. Hit me up and I’ll log it in…sharmyn.kelliehan@opc.com

Dig That

April 23rd, 2010
2:19 pm

I was about to say I don’t ever think I will be able to make it if it is on 5/38

AmazonRed™

April 23rd, 2010
2:20 pm

and make sure there are some cheap reasonable motels next to the venue!

:roll: :arrow:

AmazonRed™

April 23rd, 2010
2:20 pm

I was about to say I don’t ever think I will be able to make it if it is on 5/38

:lol:

Leggs

April 23rd, 2010
2:21 pm

@ARed, I will check. Thanks for the headsup!

Leggs

April 23rd, 2010
2:23 pm

and make sure there are some cheap reasonable motels next to the venue!

Two Words :arrow: I AIN’T!!!!!

Professor

April 23rd, 2010
2:25 pm

Melo what PSH arrangements you have made to request a cheap motel. :shock: Leggs, you should make it brunch at the Ritz or something, so melo can spend more to get the take down.

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
2:26 pm

Kym, BlackMagicWoman and Lady J, this is for you: :)

It is with the saddest heart I pass on the following. Please join me in remembering a great icon. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71. Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies and Captain Crunch. The grave site was piled high with flours. Long-time friend, Aunt Jemima, delivered the eulogy, describing Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded. Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was never considered a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes. Despite being a little flaky at times, even still he was a crusty old man and was considered a roll model for millions. Toward the end, it was thought he would rise again, but alas, he had reached his expiration date. Doughboy is survived by his wife, Play Dough; two children, John Dough and Jane Dough; plus they had one in the oven. He is also survived by his elderly father, Pop Tart. The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.

sexycool

April 23rd, 2010
2:26 pm

Who is really going to drink so much that they need a room?

Dan

April 23rd, 2010
2:26 pm

Seriously – PSH

Melo

April 23rd, 2010
2:27 pm

Ared/Leggs??

now thats cut blocking

Imagine liquored up and horny singles in one joint and there is no outlet venue nearby!

I hope nobody gets ticketed on the hwy,rushing home with their catch at top speed!

Leggs

April 23rd, 2010
2:27 pm

@Prof ~ they closed the restaurant at The Ritz a few months back.

AmazonRed™

April 23rd, 2010
2:28 pm

I missed what PSH stands for. Someone help me out.

Leggs

April 23rd, 2010
2:28 pm

@Carlito ~ the ending of your last check should read “the funeral was held at CHURCHES……

Professor

April 23rd, 2010
2:28 pm

Carlito you are posting some good ones!

Lady J-sleepy dwarf

April 23rd, 2010
2:28 pm

kimmie-livin my golden life

April 23rd, 2010
2:29 pm

Amred/Leggs – Twas not me, I’ve never been to the Bistro, but will be going soon with some friends.

Dig That

April 23rd, 2010
2:29 pm

@Leggs- addy sent

Leggs

April 23rd, 2010
2:29 pm

Where the heck did “check” come from. Mean to say your last joke!

Professor

April 23rd, 2010
2:30 pm

Leggs,

Dang I forgot about that…well find somewhere with no motel or an expensive one. Melo better sitdown.

Lady J-sleepy dwarf

April 23rd, 2010
2:30 pm

sexycool really who you know folk will be on their sunday behavior besides dig that and lito…..lmbao they can’t help it! LOL melo will be doing assessments! LMABO!

Leggs

April 23rd, 2010
2:31 pm

@Melo ~ no need to co¢kblock, you should bring Queen just so you don’t get whiplash looking across the room counting the drinks of others!

Dan

April 23rd, 2010
2:32 pm

George is getting angry….

Melo

April 23rd, 2010
2:33 pm

“take out” is the term we used in college,when we boys hit the town on a saturday and one of us wld come back on campus with a hooker/one nighter and then,coz we shared rooms,any of ne of our friends wld accomodate the other roomie and leave johny in the room to enjoy with his nite flick or take out……

DreamsMaterialize

April 23rd, 2010
2:34 pm

5/38 works best for me. Anyone else with me?

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
2:36 pm

Misadventures In Dating

A lonely widow, age 70, decided that it was time to get married again.
She put an ad in the local paper that read:

HUSBAND WANTED: MUST BE IN MY AGE GROUP (70’s), MUST NOT BEAT ME,
NOT RUN AROUND ON ME AND MUST STILL BE GOOD IN BED!
ALL APPLICANTS PLEASE APPLY IN PERSON.

On the second day, she heard the doorbell. Much to her dismay, she opened
the door to see a grey-haired gentleman sitting in a wheelchair.
He had no arms or legs .

The old woman said, ‘You’re not really asking me to consider you are you?
Just look at you…you have no legs ..’

The old man smiled, ‘Therefore, I cannot run around on you!’

She snorted. ‘You don’t have any arms either!’ Again, the old man smiled,
‘Therefore, I can never beat you!’

She raised an eyebrow and asked intently, ‘Are you still good in bed???’

The old man leaned back, beamed a big smile and said,
‘Rang the doorbell, didn’t I?’

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
2:37 pm

Professor, thanks :)

Leggs, you want a check from me? Not with TMJ you don’t. LOL

Lady J, not I :)

SlimCutty from the closet

April 23rd, 2010
2:37 pm

What chall folks up in herr tombout now? Is it Freaky Deaky Friday yet?

AmazonRed™

April 23rd, 2010
2:38 pm

Amred/Leggs – Twas not me, I’ve never been to the Bistro, but will be going soon with some friends.

Thanks kimmie – It had to be Tazzee then. I was really surprised that someone with an opinion I valued thought the place sucked!

DreamsMaterialize

April 23rd, 2010
2:39 pm

Is it Freaky Deaky Friday yet?
Melo is started slowly diverting the topic when he mentioned motel venues for Tazzee’s celebration.

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
2:40 pm

I ran into a midget hooker the other day, I paid her ten bucks to go up on me!

Sassy Me..Sun Kissed :-)

April 23rd, 2010
2:41 pm

I will be sending an evite ~ Thanks guys for wanting to let her continue to feel the love from most of her invisible buddies

Leggs I’d like to attend/toast…are you gathering a list of email addy’s?

Raqi...Working for The Man

April 23rd, 2010
2:42 pm

5/38 works best for me. Anyone else with me?

LOL DreamsMat, I asked on of my friends once when she was getting married she said The Seventh Tuesday in Neverary.

Melo

April 23rd, 2010
2:43 pm

since weall dont know each other and wld be meeting for the first time(most of us),and its not a date,what we be talking about??

Tazzee and her Man??