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You had me at hello…on Aisle 3

The night I went to The Gold Club for Jezebel Magazine’s Most Eligible party, I was scoping out the crowd to find a few singles to interview.  I was mingling and chatting people up when an adorably fabulous woman came up to me and we got to talking.

She gave me a business card and I gave her mine, telling her about the Misadventures in Atlanta dating blog.  She immediately lit up and excitedly told me that she was newly married and very happy.  She recounted the sweet sweet story of when she met her new husband at a grocery store (!!) and that she really believes that she found the true love of her life.

She told me that when they met she didn’t call him right away, she waited a few days   After she finally called him back, they scheduled a date. Their first date lasted hours and within a few weeks…they were engaged.

This is when she called her husband over to introduce us.  They told me that he literally had his entire house packed up and was scheduled to leave Atlanta.  The day he met her? He canceled the move – without even knowing if she would call back! Talk about serendipity, right?

I suppose some would classify that as love at first sight;  or at the very least, smitten in a grocery store!  Do you believe in love at first sight?

I know I am hopeless romantic and this kind of love story is what I love to hear about to satisfy my curiosity about how people meet and fall in love.  I just think it is possible to meet someone and immediately feel as if the person is right for you.

I have met only one man that I felt that way about instantly.   It didn’t work out but that intense attraction I felt was a first for me and I was not at all prepared for it! Have you ever felt that way about someone when you met them?

Guys, if you met someone that really blew you away, how far would you go to get and keep her?  Would you rearrange your life or postpone a major move in an effort to make it happen with the woman of your dreams?

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czBrat

July 13th, 2010
1:39 pm

@czBrat..that lure of a free nite for a sales pitch is how I came to own my timeshare
but we still cool right melo? :lol:

my resort sales stint was actually very brief. didn’t like the tactics. i did resale for several years and luved it! still miss it actually.

czBrat

July 13th, 2010
1:41 pm

I am, my best advice is to take advantage of the freebie (or cheap) vacation deal with the tour but DON’T buy. if you really want the timeshare, buy it on the resale market.

and USE IT! otherwise it’s wasted $$ no matter how good a deal you got.

Skeptical

July 13th, 2010
1:44 pm

I am skeptical about love at first sight. I felt like I connected with past partners initially then after talking to them regularly within the month I knew how long if it would work out.

Melo

July 13th, 2010
1:45 pm

@czBrat??

.
our sales guy was the best..no pressure,laid back dude.

now,3 years after that, we went on another sales pitch here in GA up north in the GA mountains….we let the lady talk and talk and taaaaaaaaalk,while listening attentively…we just wanted a weekend afternoon gate away of free lunch and drives…she was made when i turned her down as soon as we sat down and she asked.:

so how did u like it??

I said Nope, I dont like it..there is nothing attrative for me here!

:evil: :evil: :evil: :shock:

Wise Diva

July 13th, 2010
1:47 pm

hey Leggs, thanks for posting that! Can you email me info on where to apply for that? Please and thank you! wise.diva@gmail.com

DreamsMaterialize

July 13th, 2010
1:51 pm

I said Nope, I dont like it..there is nothing attrative for me here!

I did the same on my free getaway to Vegas and another one to Florida.
Hilton Head is great though. I also second what someone said about islands off the coast of Charleston…beautiful, and the local Gullah food is awesome. The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC is a great trip as well. Now, if you’re trying to travel a litte bit, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are wonderful in the summer.

czBrat

July 13th, 2010
1:51 pm

LOL @ melo. that’s the way to do it.

cool so many IT opportunities circulating. i need to network some insurance or property management angles.

lurker_1

July 13th, 2010
2:01 pm

Dream, I can second the Biltmore Estate in Asheville. We went in Oct and colors were breath taking. Ironic, the guy who told me about Kiawah Island also told me about the Biltmore.

DreamsMaterialize

July 13th, 2010
2:02 pm

Wise you job hunting on your employer’s site? j/k lol

Swiss I might have someone interested in the position you posted earlier. Hit me at DreamsMaterialize@yahoo.com and let me know the procedure.

Zsa Zsa

July 13th, 2010
2:02 pm

The longest journey you will ever take will be between your own heart and your own mind. Real Love does not have time constraints. Its truly unfortunate when we give up on one person who would never give up on you.

Been Lurkin

July 13th, 2010
2:16 pm

Hello all.
@Dirty Diana – I been here, just been lurkin lol kinda busy at work so havent gotten a moment to say hey to all.

Dirty Diana

July 13th, 2010
2:23 pm

Hey Been Lurkin!

Purple anywhere with roomservice and a massage is good so you will be fine…even if it is macon.

@DreamsM you listed some great options

Lady-How can something so familiar be so strange...hmmmmm

July 13th, 2010
2:28 pm

Good Afternoon Good People!!!! ;)

Dirty Diana

July 13th, 2010
2:30 pm

Hey Lady!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

blue-7/30

July 13th, 2010
2:31 pm

OK, back from lunch with a WTF moment for today:

NM man set on fire after losing drinking bet
A 47-year-old man’s friends set his prosthetic leg on fire after he lost a drinking bet, causing him to suffer severe burns to his buttocks and lower back. Dona Ana County sheriff’s deputies found the man naked on the side of U.S. Route 70 with his prosthetic leg in flames. Deputies learned that the man and his friends were drinking Monday and bet that whoever drank the least would be set on fire.

abc

July 13th, 2010
2:31 pm

Macon! That’s a laugh. Not exactly a vacation destination. I’ve lived down there, it’s an okay place to live, I suppose.

Callaway is probably more for golfers; Hilton Head has the beach, resorts, and golf; Chattanooga is more of a day trip, really. I spent a weekend there once, it was sort of, eh, y’know. Incline railway, Ruby Falls, Rock City, Aquarium, Lookouts ballgame, not much else.

Melo

July 13th, 2010
2:31 pm

How can something so familiar be so strange

@Lady J?? :roll:

yeah,it can be esp when u havent had it in a while!

but that dip always makes ur whole body shudder,dont it..oogh,the shongololo-electricity running donw ur spine!

:lol: :lol:

Sassy Me...Chocolate Cutey :-)

July 13th, 2010
2:31 pm

just call me a little slow but your 1:01 and 1:02 confused me.

Dirty Di I was trying out the other ways of bolding and striking through stuff that’s all…

Leggs

July 13th, 2010
2:33 pm

Good afternoon, Lady!

Dirty Diana

July 13th, 2010
2:34 pm

abc, he asked for a suggestion not a summary of the options listed.

Leggs

July 13th, 2010
2:35 pm

@blue ~ people do the stupidest of things. What a dumb a$$ bet to make. Liquid courage will have one doing the dumbest of things. Bet they made that dumb bet after drinking a few.

Dirty Diana

July 13th, 2010
2:36 pm

@Sasssssssssssssy thanks

@Melo I think Lady is talking about something else. Lady I know what you are talking about we are >>>here<<<

Lady-How can something so familiar be so strange...hmmmmm

July 13th, 2010
2:36 pm

hi Leggs!!!!

what’s going on professor catch me up!?!

@melo LMBAO! I totally forgot about that geesh! lol

Dirty Diana

July 13th, 2010
2:37 pm

Lady I need someone to catch me up I am behind on the blog today

Lady-How can something so familiar be so strange...hmmmmm

July 13th, 2010
2:38 pm

thanks professor honey! LOL!

Lady-How can something so familiar be so strange...hmmmmm

July 13th, 2010
2:39 pm

oh okay well really no need I am just passing through waving @ my peeps!

Leggs

July 13th, 2010
2:39 pm

Most are giving PR suggestions on where to take a few days off with Julia.

New Edition ~ Candy Girl is playing…oh my, mentally went way back! (LOL)

kimmie

July 13th, 2010
2:44 pm

Candy Girl
You are my world
I neeed your love
Each and every day!

Love New Edition!!

Lady-How can something so familiar be so strange...hmmmmm

July 13th, 2010
2:44 pm

thanks leggs honey!!!!! Where is PR!?! Hey PR!

Lady-How can something so familiar be so strange...hmmmmm

July 13th, 2010
2:45 pm

kimmie I love them more honey! lol

DreamsMaterialize

July 13th, 2010
2:51 pm

What you all know about the NE?

kimmie

July 13th, 2010
2:52 pm

Lady – How about one of my coworkers told me her 13 yr old daughter was crying the other day over Justin Bieber! Said she just wants to meet him so bad!LOL!!!

blue-7/30

July 13th, 2010
2:52 pm

hi Lady – ok so passed on Despicable Me, saw the new Predator movie instead. Turned out to be pretty good

Lady-How can something so familiar be so strange...hmmmmm

July 13th, 2010
2:52 pm

They are from Boston like you boo! lol how are you DreamsM!

Lady-How can something so familiar be so strange...hmmmmm

July 13th, 2010
2:54 pm

Blue I keep getting out of the movies bc I am taking that chic on a beach vacation that includes her bday party so no movies yet! Glad you enjoyed it honey!!! how are you doing?

Leggs

July 13th, 2010
2:55 pm

Ok, people. I had to laugh at what my coworker just told me. For you guys, how many would really tolerate a conversation like this:

Setup – both are living together:

Man: I know about the 3 last dudes you were with before me. How does my “size” stack up to theirs?

Girl: Well, you know _______ was long and thick and I liked what we did together.

Man: How about _____. How was he built?

Girl: He was good. Thick and thick.

Man: Oh, what do you think about my “size”

I am not BSing. She is actually having this convo with her mate. Is this not strange???

blue-7/30

July 13th, 2010
2:55 pm

@Leggs – that was my thought too, mustve made that bet after the drinks already started flowing. but some friends huh, started to take him to the hospital and flaked, left him on the side of the road! boys can be so dumb lmao

Lady-How can something so familiar be so strange...hmmmmm

July 13th, 2010
2:55 pm

kimmie NE makes me tear up too shhhhhhhh though! lol! “I thought it was me”

Melo

July 13th, 2010
2:56 pm

@DertyDee?Lady J??

there used to be a radio program sponsored by a sugar processing company back home tjhat used to be run on weekends. It wld run on saturdays mid morning..around 10.00am

It was very popular. The radio dee jays wld take the program mobile to different city areas and hoods and pple wld form crowds as they ran contests,inviting folks in the crowd to answer qstions and then win prizes..of bicycles,wheelbarrows,sugar cases etc.

And the dee jays wld ask general qstions and ofcourse some tricky ones.

On this one satruday really,the dee jay had a simple qstion and wanted to give away the daily prize…

“Who is going to answer the first qstion today?”" —the dee jay implored and this middle aged woman came forward..”its me my son,its my turn today,the woman smiled and shouted! steping to the front of the crowd.

Dee Jay! ok mama,ur qstion today, “”which animal,when provoked raises its big head? :-)

the woman thoght long and hard..it sounded like a real easy qstion but this Dee Jay was known for asking tricky qstions..so she thoght long and hard,silently..whimpering in angst on occassion. and couldnt believe he wld ask that kinda of a qstion anyway.”aaghhhhhhh”" she sighed.

she had the answer but wasnt sure the Dee Jay WAS really serious bout it”

Mama ::” my son, im shy to answer that one! :-) :lol:

DeeJAY : Mama,are u sure u going to let this prize of 50 kilograms of sugar go? Dee jay enticing Mama and yeling to the crowd:

“Do u folks know the answer to the qstion??”

Crowd: all in unison: YEAAAAAAAAAAAAH(yelling)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mama: My son,please….im shy..aaagghhhh,cant do it! (yelling) U cant do that to me!”

Dee Jay: Mama, u hear the crowd,they know the answer,if u wont answer, im gon let another contestant take the prize,im giving u one more time..last chance for u mama”

Mama: Yelling her lungs Out ……. ITS A DYCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKK!

:lol: :lol:

kimmie

July 13th, 2010
2:56 pm

Dreams – I love them, their music is fun! I like them better than Boys to Men, seriously!

Cause if it isn’t love
Why do I feel this way?
Why does he
Stay on
My mind?

DreamsMaterialize

July 13th, 2010
2:59 pm

They are from Boston like you boo! lol how are you DreamsM!
Lady Now you know I know where they’re from. I’m actually related to one of them, believe it or not. lol I’m fine though. How are you? When we going to Cape Hatteras? ;-)

Lady-How can something so familiar be so strange...hmmmmm

July 13th, 2010
3:01 pm

i screamed and i am done melo your a hot azz mess it is too damn hot honey! lmbao!

blue-7/30

July 13th, 2010
3:01 pm

Lady, i wanna beach vacation :( , gotta drop some hints,bdays right around the corner….Predator turned out to be pretty good, but can someone please tell me why people bring their little ones(im talkign like 8 and 9)to the 10pm showing of aa R rated movie? wasnt 5 min in b4 the four letter words strted flying, and all i could do was look at the kid next to me lol

Lady-How can something so familiar be so strange...hmmmmm

July 13th, 2010
3:02 pm

DreamsM book and i am there honey!
listen which one honey shoot you should have came to see The heads of State with ya gal! lololololololol

kimmie

July 13th, 2010
3:05 pm

Lady – I was thinking about this crazy skit Saturday Night Live did when Justin Bieber hosted.

Tina Fey played this teacher that had Justin in her class. She secretly had the hots for him and they would play her secret thoughts out loud. Justin didn’t make it any better for her because he would say these little sweet flirty things to her and she would be all hot and bothered! He would look at her and say you’re so pretty. She would think, “he’s so sweet and innocent, like a baby bunny smelling a flower”! It was hillarious!

Purple Rain

July 13th, 2010
3:06 pm

Lady, Hello.

Lady-How can something so familiar be so strange...hmmmmm

July 13th, 2010
3:06 pm

Enter your comments hereBlue my bday is around the corner too and look @ dreamsM asking about Duck, NC!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!! (Outerbanks) geesh!

Blue I hope you all can go one!

i'm swiss™

July 13th, 2010
3:08 pm

Dreams — You’ve got mail.

i am… — Right now, the only other position we’re hiring for is an engineering intern. Although, we have a sister company (in the same offices) who are also have a couple of positions open:

2. Pardot Client Services Coordinator and Support:

http://www.pardot.com/company/careers/client-services-coordinator.html

http://www.pardot.com/company/careers/client-support-rep.html

3. Pardot Sales Associate – We are currently recruiting for Sales Associates in both Atlanta and in Tallahassee.

http://www.pardot.com/company/careers/sales-associate.html

Let me know if any of those look appealing.

Sassy — Did you say someone needed the cheat sheet?

Lady-How can something so familiar be so strange...hmmmmm

July 13th, 2010
3:09 pm

Hey PR how are you doing?

kimmie you are schooling me you know I am lost with JB! LOL funny skit though! lol

Purple Rain

July 13th, 2010
3:11 pm

Leggs, why would any man ask his woman about her previous man’s size. That is stupid.