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Christmas gifts gone wrong

If you have met someone new and have contemplated buying a present for Christmas, I urge you to be mindful of what you choose. In some cases, it may even be better to not buy anything at all.

If you have known each other for a short time, a really nice date or special outing may be the way to go. I know some classy people decide to dump their potential relationships to avoid the gift exchange, but it doesn’t have to happen that way!

I have seen gift exchanges derail a new romance simply because the person didn’t know enough about their date. You can misjudge their humor or personal taste and come off looking like a jerk.

Guys, don’t give someone you just started dating lingerie. It’s just lose-lose and way too risky, it’s hard to live down a bad gift purchase like that!

What is the best and worst Christmas exchange you have had?

I can recall this one guy that gave me what I thought was drug paraphernalia but it turned out to be an odd shaped crystal piece. It’s always good when the person can tell what the gift is right away!

Whatever you receive, good or bad, remember to be gracious and say thank you! Even if you have the urge to hurl the empty box at their head. Don’t do it!

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Blog

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2CPTG©--"that dude from da innanet"

December 22nd, 2010
4:00 pm

Rell, hit me up folk….

AmazonRed™

December 22nd, 2010
4:03 pm

Oh how was your birthday Happy belated Birthday to you darling.

Thank you Blackfoote! It was a blast and a failure all in one. Had a party that Friday, but went overboard and was in the bed sick on Saturday. Missed out on a catered tailgate and the SEC Championship game. :cry: Got it together on Sunday (my actual bday) for a nice dinner.

Happy belated birthday to you too! Glad to see you did it up as well!

Leggs

December 22nd, 2010
4:04 pm

@Luvbug ~ I’m hearing the same thing you’re hearing…that was a funny read!

Rell

December 22nd, 2010
4:07 pm

@zulu…come playoff time…douglas will be key and so will the backup TE…most teams are not running there playoff schemes yet…well cept for when atlanta pulled out there playoff scheme for that run back against tampa

AmazonRed™

December 22nd, 2010
4:07 pm

Zulu – Swap notes? He’s posted his age directly on this blog! You just don’t pay attention to stuff non-sexual, so you missed it.

Zulu

December 22nd, 2010
4:08 pm

So much intelligence

I missed out on watching Michael Irvin…dude was good and crazy during his day, wasn’t he?

Zulu

December 22nd, 2010
4:11 pm

Rell?

playoff schemes?!

now that’s why I need football watching buddies to understand dome things.

Can uall (somebody)make the Superbowl blog meet happen please…I’ll contribute financially

Luvbug

December 22nd, 2010
4:12 pm

Leggs – LOL. Yeah, I don’t know what all that meant. I’ve tried to learn football, but it never stuck…probably because I usually waited til the holidays and asked what happened and what’s what during the game. Took me a few times before I realized that pissed people off. Go figure. :lol:

2CPTG©--"that dude from da innanet"

December 22nd, 2010
4:14 pm

“Can uall (somebody)make the Superbowl blog meet happen please…I’ll contribute financially’

it’s gon be at A Red’s house….

Blackfoote

December 22nd, 2010
4:15 pm

So much intelligence:

Zulu picked up but didn’t want expose it is going to be an interesting new year in a few days…….LOL

Rell

December 22nd, 2010
4:19 pm

@zulu

Superbowl blog meet happen please

^^would not be good….folks is scary and this medium allows them to be someone they are not in real life :-) ….

Zulu

December 22nd, 2010
4:20 pm

Leggs?

did u hear what I said?

why u stk up? :lol:

Leggs

December 22nd, 2010
4:20 pm

@ARed ~ you’re right. He doesn’t pay much attention if the comment isn’t sexual.

@Zulu ~ don’t fret. You couldn’t expose me if you tried.

2CPTG©--"that dude from da innanet"

December 22nd, 2010
4:22 pm

“would not be good….folks is scary and this medium allows them to be someone they are not in real life”

I know right….cause in real life I’m a tall white guy…I just act this way on t.v.

Zulu

December 22nd, 2010
4:24 pm

Rell?

I’m gon talk to Leggs or Simpleman and see… If it’s at Leggs house,I’ll take Queen

if it’s at Simple,I go solo and invite other dudes and their chics…
the dude chics can invite their solo friends……

that’s where I fit in…… :lol:

Rell

December 22nd, 2010
4:26 pm

@zulu – sounds like a plan…but i will pass…

AmazonRed™

December 22nd, 2010
4:27 pm

Zulu – Super Bowl weekend is party weekend in this town. Who the hell wants to kick it with bloggers, unless you’re old, married and crusty :lol:

You have yet to go to a blog meet up anyway right? Start small. :lol:

2CPTG©--"that dude from da innanet"

December 22nd, 2010
4:27 pm

Zulu….I like how we done made Simple Man’s crib, “The Spot”….

AmazonRed™

December 22nd, 2010
4:28 pm

cause in real life I’m a tall white guy…I just act this way on t.v.

:lol: At least you’re not a creepy stalker in real life.

Leggs

December 22nd, 2010
4:30 pm

@Zulu ~ man you have me cracking up!

I’m with Rell on this one. Too many say they show and at the last minute bow out. Staying behind computer screens seems to work for most, so let’s keep it that way. I can’t do a superbowl meet n greet. I’m already hosting a superbowl party this year.

2CPTG©--"that dude from da innanet"

December 22nd, 2010
4:31 pm

“At least you’re not a creepy stalker in real life.”

Hell naw!!!! for what? a chic either digs me, or she doesn’t!
no biggie…

Zulu

December 22nd, 2010
4:31 pm

Been to one meet at Leggs,that’s how I met Alvin and BMW..that was it

but I’m really feeling this Superbowl thing coz I been to one live.

Lotta of fun…

AmazonRed™

December 22nd, 2010
4:32 pm

Too many say they show and at the last minute bow out.

Leggs – Oh yeah. What happened with the last one. I think blue was handling that one…I think it was in Nov. Did it go down?

SexyCool

December 22nd, 2010
4:32 pm

Yeah. I was supposed to come out to the last one, but didn’t.

I have pretty much decided to bow out of blog events. I’m way too busy as it is.

Plus – I like retaining the mystery (if there is any left.) Can’t have you imagining that I’m a dimepiece when in reality I look like Jimmy Walker in a wig.

SexyCool

December 22nd, 2010
4:33 pm

Dynoommmmiiiiitttteeee!!!!

Zulu

December 22nd, 2010
4:37 pm

Sexxycool??

busy with what? u single..

just admit that TheDude is keeping u full…,.

blog meets are angling meets,u know that!

AmazonRed™

December 22nd, 2010
4:38 pm

SCool – Between the meetups you’ve attended and Facebook, I think the mystery ship has sailed. :lol:

SexyCool

December 22nd, 2010
4:40 pm

So…if me being single means I shouldn’t be too busy to come out and that I should be “angling”, shouldn’t you being married mean that you are too busy to come out and should certainly not be coming out to do any “angling?”

AmazonRed™

December 22nd, 2010
4:44 pm

:lol: Point – SCool.

Zulu

December 22nd, 2010
4:44 pm

dude can’t let u go even if u wanted to….so u got no choice

me,she got kids that’s why….

once u marry dude and get kids,TheDude falls on your depth chart…to number 2 or 3,do he free to step out..,

ask all married dudes here

SexyCool

December 22nd, 2010
4:45 pm

Well…at least everybody knows that I’m not hiding behind the screen or…how was it put earlier? Trying to be someone I’m not.

Zulu

December 22nd, 2010
4:46 pm

Hush Ared?

Or I’ll ask Steven to get u a cat! :lol:

Zulu

December 22nd, 2010
4:46 pm

So he free to step out

AmazonRed™

December 22nd, 2010
4:47 pm

Well…at least everybody knows that I’m not hiding behind the screen or…how was it put earlier? Trying to be someone I’m not.

Who cares what crazy people thing…they’re crazy.

I’ve met plenty of bloggers, I just don’t care to meet randoms or crazy.

As for pretenting…I’d leave that to those who still wear colored contacts in the 2000s. :lol: But yes, I do have home training off the blog, I’ve always maintained that! ;)

SexyCool

December 22nd, 2010
4:49 pm

Stanley sells cats?

And yes, doggone it. I wear colored contacts and ain’t gone stop wearing ‘em. I like ‘em….besides, it goes back to that “not caring what crazy people think” thing.

Simple Man!!!!

December 22nd, 2010
4:49 pm

Zulu @ 4:24

Superbowl at my spot huh???? Under the right circumstances, We can make that happen….

AmazonRed™

December 22nd, 2010
4:50 pm

Hey, if you like them, like em. But don’t come one here and talk about folks “pretending.” Cuz…that’s crazy. ;)

SexyCool

December 22nd, 2010
4:50 pm

Now that I think about it…it makes perfect sense that Stanley would be a cat breeder.
(lol)

SexyCool

December 22nd, 2010
4:53 pm

I don’t pretend these are my real eyes. What’s crazy is anybody who thinks they are and who thinks that I think they are?

And in today’s society of fake hair, fake brows, fake t.it.s, fake ass, contacts are so minor…..

Zulu

December 22nd, 2010
4:53 pm

Simple!

that’s what’s up my mayne!

AmazonRed™

December 22nd, 2010
4:53 pm

Yet…still fake.

SexyCool

December 22nd, 2010
4:55 pm

I just wear them cause they remind me of “Good Times.”

Ain’t we lucky we got ‘em?!??!?!?!
Good tiiiiimmmmmeeessssss!!!!!
Yeah!!!!

Zulu

December 22nd, 2010
4:55 pm

That’s why we can’t have blog meets coz u ladies can start beef from thin air!

:lol:

Leggs

December 22nd, 2010
4:56 pm

@SexyC ~ that’s pretty much my motto going forward.

SexyCool

December 22nd, 2010
4:56 pm

Ain’t nobody beefin’….

AmazonRed™

December 22nd, 2010
4:57 pm

Is the Good Time’s reference supposed to mean something SCool? Or are you just saying colored contacts were indeed played out in the 70s?

Zulu – Yeah, apparently, unless net beef hits real life, you’re somehow fronting or something. Don’t know, I’m not up on ghetto mentalities. :lol:

blue© - one more day

December 22nd, 2010
4:58 pm

Stil on Superbowl parties eh??

@Zulu – That’s why we can’t have blog meets coz u ladies can start beef from thin air! – lmao, thats funny…wait, is that why we had such a low turnout at the meet-n-greet?

Zulu

December 22nd, 2010
4:58 pm

2Can?

u heard we gon make it happen at Simple’s

only select,exquisite single ladies invited!!

Leggs

December 22nd, 2010
5:03 pm

All of you boogers are straight funny!

SexyCool

December 22nd, 2010
5:04 pm

Yep…since the 70’s…that sounds about right.

And for the record, you are the one that inserted a personal note into the discussion. I was speaking in quite general terms and in reference to something that had been said earlier, but I understand the reason for that as well.