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Liquid courage required to date?

There are a lot of “social crutches” people tend to lean on in dating these days. Some people seem to think that they need alcohol to help them feel at ease. I think this is partly why a bar can be a bad place to meet someone for the first time. You don’t know if you are getting a really good “sober” representation of their personality (Let’s not forget beer goggles).

To be honest, drinking doesn’t always give you liquid courage. It can actually change your personality…for the worse. It’s amazing to meet people who have gone through life not realizing that when they drink too much their behavior is awful.

What is your drinking policy for dating? Do you date drinkers?

Do you limit your alcohol intake when you are on a date?

Has anyone ever told you that you behave differently when you have had a couple of drinks?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

200 comments Add your comment

Varinia

January 27th, 2011
7:04 am

I rarely drink and I found that many men are bothered by that.

Does my personality change?
Well, I’m kind of a loner and when I do drink I become more outgoing.

Do I date drinkers?
I think that depends on what you define as drinkers?
An alcoholic? Probably not.
Someone that has a beer to 2 at night, or a glass of wine – sure.

Lady

January 27th, 2011
8:32 am

Good Morning Good People! :)

~truly glad my “bar” days are behind me………a distored venue to meet someone IMHO……….and from experiences……….

Have a productive day! ;)

Y'all Are Kids

January 27th, 2011
8:46 am

The problem with dating someone you meet in a bar is that you’re now dating someone who hangs out in bars and in my experience, that’s not a good personality to associate with. I like the occasional adult beverage and enjoy sharing that with someone similar, non-drinkers are ok too. It’s the party girl who gets “tipsy” whenever alcohol is available that I avoid. People who need crutches are weak and unpredictable. And that’s all I got to say about that.

SlimNumeroUno

January 27th, 2011
8:54 am

Top of the morning to all

‘What is your drinking policy for dating? Do you date drinkers?’
Clearly I wouldn’t want to date an alcoholic but in same token, I wouldn’t want to date a person who DIDN’T drink. I like to partake of the adult spirits and it would make me a bit uncomfortable to be the only one drinking in a relationship with a non-drinker.

As far as alcohol intake on a date, I would probably just have one, but not more than two drinks…depending on if it was a lunch date or not. However, there has been one time that I had one too many shots when out with someone…wouldn’t have called it a ‘date’ tho. :lol:

As far as my drinking personality, I am just more lovey dovey, laugh more, dance more, more social etc…so all in all, i’m a happy drunk. So instead of getting SlimOne…you’re getting Slim-squared ;-)

Ugly Betty

January 27th, 2011
8:59 am

I have to date drinkers – sober guys take one look at me and run away.

Dan - Simply...Superior

January 27th, 2011
9:09 am

@Y’all

Bars or coffee houses, places where people congregate to engage in general activities are all the same

(ie “why don’t we get together and eat some caramels, which when you think about it is as abitrary as drinking coffee” – Will Hunting)

My point is, wether you meet someone for drinks, at a driving range, shooting range or bowling alley, the venue should be a common social setting, with a lot of people (for the comfort of both parties); and the activity that you all engage in is just as arbitrary.

For example: I’ve had dates at bowling alleys where we ended up playing video games at the arcade and never bowled a frame, likewise with a bar and karoake (sp?).

kimmie

January 27th, 2011
9:23 am

Good morning! The weekend is ALMOST here!!Yay!!!

I like an occasion drink in a social setting. My SO does too. I agree with Slim that it is a bit uncomfortable when you are the only one drinking. I’ve been in that setting before, have a few friends that are that way. Those that don’t I’ve found, especially if it’s for religious reasons, tend to give you that disapproving look. I hate that because I don’t believe in public drunkeness! I find sometimes it’s lack of sophistication that you don’t drink but you have a problem with someone ordering a simple glass of wine in your presence. That’s my opinion. Anyway, I feel relaxed and more chatty when I’ve had a few but that’s it. In fact, if I’m not moving around I tend to get sleepy! :)

I was good friends with a couple who were recovering alcoholics. I even went with them to an AA meeting. If that is your situation, I definitely respect that. I have no problem with alcohol-free activities and parties!

just me

January 27th, 2011
9:29 am

Kimmee….. you don’t believe in public drunkeness? It exists, I swear.

AmazonRed™

January 27th, 2011
9:31 am

Morning all -

I drink. I do it in moderation (as with everything else in life). I do actually prefer drinkers, because the non-drinkers I meet are kind of stuck up about it. It be different if I got drunk or couldn’t handle my liquor. I don’t even really drink when I’m at home, bottles of wine go bad, it takes years for me to go though a bottle of Goose (keep it for company) :lol: . So why would you encourage me to quit? *shrugs*

Leggs

January 27th, 2011
9:32 am

Good morning!

I prefer to date someone who doesn’t mind having an occasional drink or 2, but not alkies. On a date, I would limit myself to 2 drinks. I’ll never forget the time I went overboard while out on a date. Had a great time, but too much to drink. And, you’re right WD, liquid couarge definitely can backfire and instead of making you more outgoing, will turn you into a meanie. I stay clear of those folk.

Sam

January 27th, 2011
9:34 am

And when I woke up in the morning
Opened my eyes and I saw you
And I had to think about it
What did I say? What did I do?

So there’s no understanding
Before I dive into your cup
I never said that I would love you
I said I’d love to fill you up

Dating for love or dating for other?

January 27th, 2011
9:34 am

if she drinks caipirinas – then I know she’s for me baby

AmazonRed™

January 27th, 2011
9:38 am

caipirinas

Those are great!

Sassy Me :-)

January 27th, 2011
9:42 am

I imbibe and would rather date someone who did the same and on the flip,I don’t want to date an alkie or a lush who gets plastered in public. I’ve gone out with persons who didn’t drink and it felt kinda awkward and they tended to look down their noses at it.

Mornting Y’all!! :mrgreen:

kimmie

January 27th, 2011
9:43 am

just me – I know it does, I just don’t do it!LOL!! Especially since I’ve finished college and grown up!!

Amred – Yes, they are very stuck up about it. That’s what I was trying to say in my post!

SlimNumeroUno

January 27th, 2011
10:08 am

I have a buddy who is dating a chick that disproves of drinking…and he is a big social drinker. He said, they’ll be out and she’ll trip on him if he even has ONE beer.

czBrat

January 27th, 2011
10:19 am

Hola!

got a few minutes to play today. it wouldn’t matter much to me if my date drank (in moderation) or not as long as no one is passing judgment on the other’s choice. like leggs, i really can’t go beyond one drink anyway because i either get sleepy or silly.

The problem with dating someone you meet in a bar is that you’re now dating someone who hangs out in bars and in my experience, that’s not a good personality to associate with.
but YOU were at the bar too. am i missing something :?:

AmazonRed™

January 27th, 2011
10:21 am

but YOU were at the bar too. am i missing something

:lol:

4xtra

January 27th, 2011
10:28 am

I think it is TOTALY accetable to be a “occasionally” drinker.
Its when you allow the alcohol to control YOU rather than you control the alcohol.
And some of you are right…if you go out with a non drinker that is a very uncomfortable situation/date to be in.
Some of the non drinkrs like at you like your a homeless drunk person or something.

i'm swiss™

January 27th, 2011
10:30 am

Morning everybody…

On topic: Okay, now you know my people love to drink… So there’s no way I could date a total non-drinker (though Mrs. Swiss isn’t much of a drinker, beyond wine — though she does like a good apple martini & she’ll drink DiSaronno like it’s water…)

As for whether it changes my personality… well, I do become much more talkative after a drink or two. (I’m actually pretty quiet & reserved in person when sober, believe it or not — of course, I always blog drunk, so you folks see the uninhibited swiss…) :lol:

i'm swiss™

January 27th, 2011
10:32 am

Drunk and sans pants, I should add…

Drink it in, ladies… drink it in…

Leggs

January 27th, 2011
10:35 am

@SlimNU ~ your friend needs to cut his losses now or stop drinking. It will be the bane of most of their arguments. I would want to pop someone if they got on my case because I had ONE beer while out.

Kym

January 27th, 2011
10:37 am

Good Morning All,

I am a social drinker..i have a low tolerance for alcohol can’t stand the taste of wine(i tried) so two drinks and I am done. I would date a person who didn’t drink-just so long as they were tolerant of the fact that I come from a family that does drink. Now my people will not be sloppy drunks but they are gonna have them some Crown..so if that is a problem..oh well.

Off-Topic ..okay so I am always reading or listening to something and today I discovered(like it was lost ha) The Brooklyn Free School. This American life did a show called Kid Politics and this school well..lets just say the kids run the school. It was really interesting and called me surprised but they actually do a fairly decent job of it. Anyway..this is the schools background and I wondered what some of the parents out there thought about the idea of a Free School.

The Brooklyn Free School is dedicated to the belief that all students must be free to develop naturally as human beings in a non-coercive educational environment and empowered to make decisions affecting their everyday lives and that of their community.

The school has accepted students aged 5 through 15, and is serving students up to 18 years of age. Students are not segregated by age. There is no set curriculum except the establishment of an all-inclusive democratic system that runs the school, and the communication of that system to all members of the school.

There are no compulsory grades, assessments or homework. The students are in charge of their own learning and progress and are able to adequately assess themselves and perform any additional work or learning outside of the school that they want to in line with their interests.

The school strives to provide a multi-disciplinary, reality-based/project-based and applied learning approach to further the student’s understanding and appreciation of interests that they are pursuing. This includes the use of a varied and differentiated assortment of learning materials, supplies and resources, as well as frequent trips to visit individuals, organizations, businesses, and/or communities in the New York Metropolitan area that can enlighten and enrich students’ understanding, knowledge and experience in a given area of interest.

Kym

January 27th, 2011
10:40 am

Yeah I know the post is long..but since we have been talking about kids all week..just go with it people.

i'm swiss™

January 27th, 2011
10:57 am

Dang, Kym… I think you shut this mutha down with that post… :lol:

AmazonRed™

January 27th, 2011
10:59 am

i'm swiss™

January 27th, 2011
11:02 am

ARed — If you fall asleep, we’re gonna take dirty pictures of you & post them on Facebook…

Sassy Me :-)

January 27th, 2011
11:03 am

Purple Rain

January 27th, 2011
11:05 am

I don’t mind if a person drinks, it only is an issue with me when they are dependent or “need” a drink daily in order to relax or function.

AmazonRed™

January 27th, 2011
11:05 am

Swiss – Wouldn’t be the first time… :oops:

:lol:

i'm swiss™

January 27th, 2011
11:07 am

“Swiss – Wouldn’t be the first time…”

ARed — I know…

What? Too creepy? :lol:

Celisea

January 27th, 2011
11:07 am

During my pregnancy, I had so many things “I couldn’t do” from watching my sugar intake (gestational diabetes) to no caffeine so, after going so long with “no alcohol”, I never went back….albeit I’m still a coffee drinker….love love love a really “good” cup. Anyway, I didn’t really drink before but after cohabitation with a drinker I would have one from time to time with him and sometimes during girls night out. Honestly I’m not bothered one bit but someone that will have an occasional drink at dinner or at home even though I don’t. Just no alkies though!

Celisea

January 27th, 2011
11:08 am

Too, sometime alcohol loosens things up a bit but really all you need is the right time, person and place to shake things up a bit and help you get loose if that’s what you need.

Celisea

January 27th, 2011
11:09 am

by someone not but someone

Celisea

January 27th, 2011
11:09 am

slow in here today….

Sassy Me :-)

January 27th, 2011
11:16 am

slow in here today….

Yeah it’s moving like cold molasses…

AmazonRed™

January 27th, 2011
11:19 am

I needed it to be slow in here yesterday when I was in meetings all day! I have more time today. :lol:

i'm swiss™

January 27th, 2011
11:20 am

I will say this… adding alcohol to someone who has bi-polar tendencies in the first place is quite a thing to behold…

My best friend’s ex wife was like this… by day (when sober), an evangelical preacher’s daughter (the root of her issues, IMO), very prim & proper… by night (with a touch of booze), quite possibly the biggest freak I’ve ever personally witnessed… :lol: I mean this girl did things that even made me blush… :lol:

Kym

January 27th, 2011
11:20 am

Well I tried..I mean we could always go back to the old women vs men stuff we do regularly.

AmazonRed™

January 27th, 2011
11:27 am

Yeah, this ain’t MOMania. :lol:

i'm swiss™

January 27th, 2011
11:28 am

Kym — RE: the school you referenced… I always wonder about schools like that: how do those kids function outside of that “free” environment, when they have to perform within a more rigid, structured workplace, for example…? Somehow, I have a hard time seeing those kids being able to tolerate most corporate environments. Not that this is a bad thing — I can’t stand the typical corporate BS myself, which is why I tend to gravitate to start-ups / small techie companies…

Raqi V

January 27th, 2011
11:29 am

Liquid Courage…

I am laughing remembering those days of shooing away the ones that had obviously had one too many. LOL The group I ran with, we would be at a party or bar or whatever those guys that would be in plenty that were for sure being fueled by something other than their testosterone and my pretty face.

Raqi V

January 27th, 2011
11:32 am

Kym, seriously? That is not an environment that I would allow my children to be in. How can you leave kids to choose their own paths when they have no real idea what lies ahead? Remember when we were kids and we thought we knew everything about everything? Remember how many times that got us into deep crappola?

The reason schools are structured as they are is because it’s what children need in their developing years. It’s not only about education but it’s about learning discipline and direction. Learning that there is a course of life and there are certain base eliminates that have to be learned in order to properly follow that course.

That’s what college is for. That’s the time freedom to choose your path is granted. However my son knows if he starts slacking I am pulling the plug and he will definitely be on his own then.

i'm swiss™

January 27th, 2011
11:33 am

Hmmm…. maybe we need a blog drinking game?

cba

January 27th, 2011
11:33 am

maybe everyday is not a misadventure ;-)

i'm swiss™

January 27th, 2011
11:35 am

“That’s what college is for. That’s the time freedom to choose your path is granted”

Raqi — Actually, college is pretty darn structured, as well. You can choose your major, but within each course, it’s the prof’s way or the highway for the most part… BTW, I tend to agree with you on these unstructured, touchy-feely schools. I’m not sold on them…

SlimNumeroUno

January 27th, 2011
11:36 am

Yall say it’s slow as molasses in here…so let’s spice it up because you know molasses flows more easily once you add some Fiya to it ;-)

Any embarrassing stories of “When Alcohol Went Wrong”, whether it was a personal story or someone else you know???

I’m swiss – Please just choose ONE story to give everyone else a chance to post….cuz I know yo crazy arse has probably got an arsenal of stories :lol:

Purple Rain

January 27th, 2011
11:36 am

Swiss, I am more interested in what your friends ex wife would do and how did you know? LOL

Purple Rain

January 27th, 2011
11:38 am

Alcohol gone wrong, peeing on the hood of a police care and when the cops starts to chase me I could not stop my pee from flowing. So I am running with my wang out and pee just still flowing. I got away though :)

czBrat

January 27th, 2011
11:38 am

teaching kids to be independent thinkers and leaders comes back to bite ya. it’s a wonderful thing, true enough, but i’m tellin you ….

btw, just moved thing 2 to her own place intown this past weekend (she has two roomies), it was a ‘tug on the heartstrings’ moment, but i’m really, really proud of her. independent thinker indeed.

Raqi V

January 27th, 2011
11:39 am

Swiss, I remember on time we had an office party where I used to work. The party was in the evening a rented venue. There was this woman that worked with us that was so Miss High & Mighty. Snubbed her noise at every one.

Well at this particular office party she had too much to drink. She didn’t get wild and freaky but she pee’d her pants, started talking very loud and had to be driven home. Sure enough she quit soon after that. I think the embarrassment was too much for her to handle. LOL

Kym

January 27th, 2011
11:39 am

@Swiss and Raqi..well believe it our not the students go on to regular traditional colleges and thrive. the school is small only 60 kids, and they vote on any changes they want to make within the school any student at anytime can call a meeting and they discuss whatever the subject is and what action to be take, including adding a class. Like I said I was really shocked, you would think it would be chaos. But they seem to be pretty respectful of each other. Oh yeah and the founders of the schools were parents. Why do I hear Raqi..saying something like “Damn Hippies..”

Yes I know this is not Momania..but it is not Tv talk, or the cooking blog either..but we do discuss that as well.

AmazonRed™

January 27th, 2011
11:39 am

Any embarrassing stories of “When Alcohol Went Wrong”

Slim now that is a good one. I’m trying to pick a story out of several. :? :lol:

i'm swiss™

January 27th, 2011
11:40 am

Potential blog drinking game ideas:

Every time For Real references the AA Dolphin… DRINK!

Every time abc suggests women aren’t trustworthy… DRINK! (Although, that doesn’t seem to happen as much now that he’s all boo’d up…) :lol:

Every time Slim’s CT makes an appearance… DRINK!

Every time ARed verbally pimp-slaps Beatiful… DRINK!

AmazonRed™

January 27th, 2011
11:40 am

Yes I know this is not Momania..but it is not Tv talk, or the cooking blog either..but we do discuss that as well.

And I would say the same thing to them. But yeah, the kid stuff is particularly boring to me, especially when it’s been happening all week.

AmazonRed™

January 27th, 2011
11:42 am

Ironically, MOMania is actually interesting today because they are discussing TV. There is this MTV show called Skins…I caught it in passing and thought I was watching soft porn…

i'm swiss™

January 27th, 2011
11:43 am

“Swiss, I am more interested in what your friends ex wife would do and how did you know?”

Purple — Let’s just say they were swingers & I swung by once or twice during my single days… :lol:

Hmm…. embarrassing drinking stories… lemme think about that one…

Raqi V

January 27th, 2011
11:45 am

Swiss, that’s what I mean about college. You get to pick what path you want to take.

Grade school is where we all get the basics of life. The stuff that every individual needs to function no matter where their career path takes them.

Kids don’t understand that. If I left it up to my younger son he would drop all of his literature classes. He loves math and he tolerates science pretty good but english/literature he hates.

He loves to read but he hates it in school.

I remember in school we actually had classes that taught check writing and balancing. It taught how to properly prepare resumes and how to conduct yourself during a job interview.

I have instances in my life upon interacting with some folks where those courses should have been a requirement for them. Just think what would happen if children got to pick and choose what they think is needful for them. It would be a mess.

Celisea

January 27th, 2011
11:45 am

Sassy – Ain’t that the truth

cba – Ain’t that the truth

Kym – Now you know stuff like that almost always brings this thing to a complete shutdown…LOL It’s only hot and popping when it’s venus vs mars or bomqueque or smut stuff….EVERYBODY (just about) chimes in.

Swiss – That should make for interesting convo Alcohol gone wrong. I got plenty from my kid’s father. Shall I go first?

Purple Rain

January 27th, 2011
11:46 am

Swiss, I have seen interesting things involving friends wifes that ended in divorce due to alcohol. LOL

Celisea

January 27th, 2011
11:46 am

He ain’t here to defend himself so I better not :)

i'm swiss™

January 27th, 2011
11:46 am

:lol: @ Raqi… Yeah, those uppity folk are always the ones to watch out for when the booze starts flowing…

AmazonRed™

January 27th, 2011
11:48 am

I didn’t drink til I got to college. So when I got to college I would only drink in my dorm, in case I got too drunk I could go to my room and lock myself away.

I was chillin in my friends room. He and I had this love/hate relationship. Anyway, there were about 8 of us watching a movie. Then all of a sudden the guy and I just started making out furiously in front of everyone! We quickly realized we were kissing each other and were grossed out. I ran to my room and shut the door, but soon everyone on our floor knew.

Leaving my room was literally a walk of shame for the next few weeks! :lol:

Raqi V

January 27th, 2011
11:49 am

the school is small only 60 kids

That right there says a lot Kym. That place is obvious for a select few. Imagine that being a traditional setting school. Thousands of students from every walk of life. That would be chaos.

Why do I hear Raqi..saying something like “Damn Hippies

Ya damn skippy! LOL

i'm swiss™

January 27th, 2011
11:51 am

“but english/literature he hates.”

Raqi — That’s because until you get to college, you can’t really cover any of the good stuff for fear of protests. And even for the material that has some juicy subtext, you really can’t focus much on that, lest you offend some puritanical parent. I hated my lit classes in high school as well, but ended up being an English major. If I had taught for more than 1 year (as a HS Lit teacher) I’d have likely been run out of town because I constantly tried to add in some more interesting material that wasn’t on the approved reading list.

Purple Rain

January 27th, 2011
11:52 am

Small towns and underage drinking make for an interesting childhood. LOL

Superman

January 27th, 2011
11:52 am

Amazon Red.. can I see some of those pics?? ;)

Sassy Me :-)

January 27th, 2011
11:52 am

em>I caught it in passing and thought I was watching soft porn…

I watched a little of one episode and was :shock: the whole time. MTv likes to push the envelope but I don’t know how well this is going to go over on the masses.

An alcohol story gone wrong: Two of my girlfriends and I were out celebrating a birthday and were having a good time at Spondivits. Well one of them is a light drinker and was tryna run with the big girls but couldn’t keep up. As I was sitting across from her I saw her close her eyes as she started leaning towards the table. Before I could extend my arm across the table to catch her head, her face landed in her food…it’s like the whole place saw that happen.

Then we had to damn near carry her to the car…what a rookie.

i'm swiss™

January 27th, 2011
11:53 am

ARed — Sorry about the tequila breath that night… I promise now I carry mints at all times… Wanna come over & watch “Friday” again? :lol:

Sassy Me :-)

January 27th, 2011
11:56 am

Then all of a sudden the guy and I just started making out furiously in front of everyone! We quickly realized we were kissing each other and were grossed out.

OMG…I almost sprayed my monitor with water :lol: For some reason I feel like that could be part of a skit on SNL or Mad Tv…

Kym

January 27th, 2011
11:56 am

@Raqi..my son is the same way..he loves science, art, music..any of the creative things. Now he would do well in creative writing but ask him to read anything other than what he likes and he tunes out. I had a huge debate with his middle school english teacher because she said..”he like potty mouth books.”(Captain Underpants and The Day my Butt went psycho”) were his favorite. I said is the goal to promote reading..she said why yes of course. I told her well then I buy him what he likes and will read. Eventually he will out grow, this stuff and pick something else. Which he did. Hell I was addicted to Nancy Drew mysteries, which grew into Agatha Christie.

blue

January 27th, 2011
11:59 am

Hola Peoples,

drinking eh? guess im mostly a social drinker, dont mind folks drinking jus tcant deal with sloppy drinkers. cause when ladies fall off their shoes and guys forget which lady they came with, i will laugh and take pics to embarass you later lmao

Kym

January 27th, 2011
12:02 pm

I watched a few of the orignial BBC episodes of Skins..my understanding from the critics that the MTV versions is all sex and drugs..where as the BBC episodes they follow one character an episodes and their school life interaction with friends…in addition to the sex and drugs of course.

Leggs

January 27th, 2011
12:04 pm

@ARed ~ Skins is not a show for children. The argument is that it in fact borders on child cruelty. The youngest cast member is 15 years old. Too much sexing and boozing going on their.

When alcohol goes wrong: My gf and I had plenty to drink. Our other gf was home feeling the blues. We got the attention of a cutie across the bar and took him home for her. She was embarrased cuz she had rollers in her head. She quickly removed those after she got over the shock of what we’ve done, but had a blast early 20’s).

Superman

January 27th, 2011
12:09 pm

So… Leggs… What’s you story??
When I was born, I was given a choice – A big d*ck or a good memory. I don’t remember what I chose.

Raqi V

January 27th, 2011
12:11 pm

Kym, my knucklehead loves to read the newspaper. The entire paper at 15 (soon to be 16) years old. And I am finding that he loves to follow politics. He made it his business to catch the State of the Union address. He hates when the speaker paused for the applauds. He kept saying ‘let the man talk’. LOL

I know I cannot choose my kids’ future but lawd knows I hope he does not become a politician.

AmazonRed™

January 27th, 2011
12:11 pm

@ARed ~ Skins is not a show for children. The argument is that it in fact borders on child cruelty. The youngest cast member is 15 years old. Too much sexing and boozing going on their.

Leggs – It sucks cuz I remember watching a lot of MTV as a teen. I couldn’t let any kid I know watch that channel. Heck, some of the stuff is too much for me!

czBrat

January 27th, 2011
12:12 pm

blue, (HI!) one of out first dates was to blind willies. woman so dang drunk she was falling off her barstool and couple people had to carry her out of there. not a good look at all!

leggs, btw … thanx again for the invite. you’re the sweetness :)

i'm swiss™

January 27th, 2011
12:15 pm

“I know I cannot choose my kids’ future but lawd knows I hope he does not become a politician.”

Raqi — Why not? It’s not such a bad gig: constantly getting your pockets lined by lobbyists, not really having to do any actual work or even know much about anything other than memorized talking points… And as long as he’s not a republican, he won’t even have to hang out in airport mens rooms… :lol:

blue

January 27th, 2011
12:20 pm

the commercials for that show look like its nothing but sex and drugs…and isnt it on like 10 or something, that to me doesnt say teens should be the target audience…

@Leggs – lmao, thats too funny. we’ve never done anything like that. but did go to Opera once for my girl get to drinking too fast, we’re looking for her, shes in the corner blowing chunks in teh trash can…had security come tell us we had to take her home lmao!
@cz – lmao, poor thing probably didnt remember in the morning either, wondering why yall are laughing at her lol

Raqi V

January 27th, 2011
12:20 pm

Swiss, because all of my attempts at good parenting in honesty, ethics and values will have been a waste of time.

Kym

January 27th, 2011
12:21 pm

@Raqi I am pretty sure mine is going into the arts. He is the creative type I told him they offer computer animation and design and GA Tech if that is really where he wants to be. But err..whateva he choose..he can’t live with me!

Raqi V

January 27th, 2011
12:29 pm

Kym, LOL yeah living with mommy ‘nem is most def not an option.

The 15yo wants to go into sports medicine. Which I think is good.

He wants to be the concierge physician for sports team though. The hub, the boy and I were talking about it one day and the hub asked him how he plans to be married while being on the road with a team. That knucklehead asked which team has the prettiest cheerleaders. We couldn’t do nothing but LOL.

Leggs

January 27th, 2011
12:29 pm

@Superman ~ I’ve done some pretty crazy things in my day. Picking up a stranger and taking him back to our place is at the top. I remember one evening feeling down for whatever reason. Called a cab, went to Babe’s (off Candler Road) and that night “A DeeJay Saved my Life!” I danced, and danced and danced! That was an important night for me becase I truly could have found some trouble if I sought it out. I didnt’ want to do anything I would regret and I knew I only had myself to answer to. I chose the music to take me away like a Calgon Bath!!!!

AmazonRed™

January 27th, 2011
12:34 pm

I’ve done some pretty crazy things in my day. Picking up a stranger and taking him back to our place is at the top.

What did you do to him when you got him back to your place? :twisted: :lol:

Leggs

January 27th, 2011
12:38 pm

I use to always say “having no one to answer to but myself is a dangerous thing to possess!” Having 100% freedom to do what you want, when you want without a care will have one probably sitting in jail. If it wasn’t for my morals, ethics and belief in character, I probably would have thrown caution to the wind on many occasion and just said F…It. I did sometimes, but perhaps not often enough. I don’t know. What I do know is I’m happy with the person looking at me in the mirror. Besides my car accident, I didn’t hurt anyone else along my path to getting to know ME!

Superman

January 27th, 2011
12:38 pm

Wow, Leggs…. you and Amazon Red both sound like a LOT of fun… my kind of gals! :) and remember…Panties: Not the best thing on earth but next to the best thing on earth!

AmazonRed™

January 27th, 2011
12:42 pm

If it wasn’t for my morals, ethics and belief in character, I probably would have thrown caution to the wind on many occasion and just said F…It.

I wish I could do that today. I have a flight to Hawaii that leaves at 1:35. I booked it a year ago to go to the Pro Bowl this weekend. Well, finances won’t allow me to go…but I want to just get on that plane and wing it all weekend.

Not only that, but anyone I’d answer to at work is out of the office today, so it’s not like I’d be missed…. *sigh*

czBrat

January 27th, 2011
12:43 pm

Kym/Raqi … took thing 2 out for dinner monday (his 19th bday). he looks across the table and tells me we should plan on living together forever because we get along so “cool”. i nearly choked. does he really have no idea how anxious i am for him to move out too?

Dan - Simply...Superior

January 27th, 2011
12:46 pm

Yeah, I think you have to give in to the mischief inside err once in awhile, otherwise life isn’t worth living.

I work hard and play harder (though not as often as I used to)

Superman

January 27th, 2011
12:47 pm

I wish I could go to Hawaii with you! We could both get Lei’d! Of course you don’t have to go all the way to Hawaii for that….

Superman

January 27th, 2011
12:48 pm

I know what you mean Dan.. but I has to stop working hard… some of the older ladies in the office were getting offended by the big bulge in my jeans!

czBrat

January 27th, 2011
12:48 pm

ugh, Ared! you just gave me stomach cramps. i’m actually hurting for you cuz i don’t doubt you well deserve the getaway. sorry sweetie. :cry:
i choose to believe something simply wonderful awaits to make up for this!

Kym

January 27th, 2011
12:49 pm

@CzBrat..I might have choked him..LOL.

AmazonRed™

January 27th, 2011
12:51 pm

i choose to believe something simply wonderful awaits to make up for this!

Thank you czBrat. I’m not too broken up about it. Hawaii will be there (God willing) and some friends and I are trying to go to Kauai by years end. I hear Kauai is even better.

AmazonRed™

January 27th, 2011
12:52 pm

he looks across the table and tells me we should plan on living together forever because we get along so “cool”. i nearly choked.

Well, at least he likes being with you. I would have never told my Mom that. Love my parents to death, but I was so ready to get out in the real world upon graduation! (and never came back either :lol: )

Raqi V

January 27th, 2011
12:53 pm

czBrat and Kym, and to think I am adding another 18-20 years on to my waiting for an empty nest. I will be 61 before I get to send my last one off to college. In fact my younger son will be going off to college before Lizzy even gets into pre-school. smh

Raqi V

January 27th, 2011
12:55 pm

Have any of you seen Match Point? I am thinking about watching it in a few.

Kym

January 27th, 2011
12:57 pm

Raqi..and for that you deserve an award..I will be 42 when I kick my little eagle out of the nest.

Raqi V

January 27th, 2011
1:02 pm

(Thinking out loud)

My legs hurt. I wonder how much it will cost to have a masseuse come in a couple times a week and rub my legs for me. I had to get some support socks today at the recommendation of my doctor.

Maybe I can get the woman that does my mani/pedi to make a house call. hmmm

Raqi V

January 27th, 2011
1:04 pm

Kym, I am almost jealous. LOL

Leggs

January 27th, 2011
1:06 pm

@Raqi V ~ You never know until you ask. I believe in asking simply because the word “NO” doesn’t bother me!

@Superman ~ thank you because I’m a barrell full of fun. :lol:

AmazonRed™

January 27th, 2011
1:10 pm

Raqi..and for that you deserve an award..I will be 42 when I kick my little eagle out of the nest.

Kym – You could always have another baby too… :D

*AmazonRed now melting from Kym’s glare of death* :lol:

Leggs

January 27th, 2011
1:13 pm

@ARed ~ you’re doing good….you’ll get. This time wasn’t meant for you (even though you thought it was).

Leggs

January 27th, 2011
1:14 pm

you’ll get there!

czBrat

January 27th, 2011
1:15 pm

we do get along well, but i think that’s a mother/son thing that doesn’t really happen with mother/daughters. lawd knows i almost did a backflip when my daddy gifted me a one-way ticket to nyc after graduation. mom really wanted me to stay but NOOOOO! :lol:

thing 2 truly could not understand why i said he has to get out eventually. i had to flat out tell him that no child of mine would be allowed “adult relations” under my roof. period. you grown = you gotta go!

Celisea

January 27th, 2011
1:16 pm

you grown = you gotta go!

I’m living for the day I’d say I have about 4 more years…I mean we could say 2 but I don’t think she’ll be ready

Celisea

January 27th, 2011
1:16 pm

you grown = you gotta go!

I’m living for the day I’d say I have about 4 more years…I mean we could say 2 but I don’t think she’ll be ready

Celisea

January 27th, 2011
1:17 pm

Don’t know I did that..ususally this think won’t double post

Superman

January 27th, 2011
1:19 pm

@Leggs You are making me smile at work more than I should!

Leggs

January 27th, 2011
1:24 pm

@Superman ~nothing wrong smiling…it’s good for your soul! I smile a lot. :lol:

Superman

January 27th, 2011
1:27 pm

Thanks…did I tell you I’m a real Leg man?? My imagination is running wild LOL

Leggs

January 27th, 2011
1:35 pm

@Superman ~ so, you’re a “real Leg” man. Did I tell you I have one artifical leg. You still smiling??

Superman

January 27th, 2011
1:39 pm

oh wow, what happened? and shouldn’t your name be Legg?? :) Were you married to Paul McCartney??

Sassy Me :-)

January 27th, 2011
1:39 pm

AmazonRed™

January 27th, 2011
1:40 pm

Leggs got a peg leg with a kick stand. :lol:

Leggs

January 27th, 2011
1:41 pm

The artifical limb is mine so I have to legs therefore, the “s” is warranted!

Leggs

January 27th, 2011
1:41 pm

Superman

January 27th, 2011
1:44 pm

that’s cool.. I only have one penis

Kym

January 27th, 2011
1:50 pm

ARed be glad we don’t have video on this thing..cause yeah death stare is right!!

Leggs

January 27th, 2011
1:50 pm

Must admit, that was a good comeback!

Superman

January 27th, 2011
1:52 pm

thanks.. so when are you sending me a pic?? LOL

Raqi V

January 27th, 2011
1:56 pm

I am feeling some kind of way right now.

Leggs

January 27th, 2011
2:11 pm

I had a msg for you Raqi, but blog ate it!

No pics!

Celisea

January 27th, 2011
2:12 pm

WOW…Superman you’re getting dangerously close to the edge typing the “p” word. Don’t getchaself banned :)

Celisea

January 27th, 2011
2:17 pm

I come back and it’s wooden legs and 3rd legs…off to my meeting

Celisea

January 27th, 2011
2:30 pm

Bonus range this year is $3000 – $8000….hope it’s at the top for me

Sassy Me :-)

January 27th, 2011
2:36 pm

I hope it’s on the high end for you,too!!

Superman

January 27th, 2011
2:38 pm

Superman lives close to the edge, besides, I didn’t say the more FUN P word! LOL

Celisea

January 27th, 2011
2:38 pm

Sassy – I would be tickled pink…never been on the low end but sure wouldn’t mind the top :) Sweet Jesus!

Celisea

January 27th, 2011
2:40 pm

Ummm Superman, no you didn’t, thank goodness….althoooogh, I think that would get filtered. Just want you to stick around (and play nice) so don’t go getting yourself banned… :)

Superman

January 27th, 2011
2:42 pm

Thanks for caring, I love playing nice!

Lord Velonese

January 27th, 2011
3:06 pm

I am surprised the party crasher Not so SexyCool, hasn’t tanked this this topic. As far as drinking on a Date, well know your limits, especially if you’re driving.

Sassy Me :-)

January 27th, 2011
3:11 pm

AmazonRed™

January 27th, 2011
3:17 pm

:shock: is right. :lol:

I don’t think she’s been on at all today, LV…

Raqi V

January 27th, 2011
3:18 pm

I knew the blog was slow today but I expected to long on and have two new pages of comments to read. LOL

Maybe that’s because my 45 minute nap felt like 2 hours.

Raqi V

January 27th, 2011
3:18 pm

Sassy Me :-)

January 27th, 2011
3:19 pm

LV went straight for the thoke

Raqi V

January 27th, 2011
3:20 pm

Leggs, what was your message?

Raqi V

January 27th, 2011
3:21 pm

LOL Maybe it had something to due with that foreign exchange that took place yesterday. Makes me want to go over there and translate the comments. LOL

Leggs

January 27th, 2011
3:24 pm

I sent to your email.

@Raqi V ~ even BMW got in on the foreign exchange!!!! That girl is so worldly. :lol: :lol:

I want a Fanta Orange, but I’m going to get some water!

blue

January 27th, 2011
3:30 pm

ok, looking around now, see Superman is chasing Leg, and shes pulle dout the peg leg…whats all this about a foreign exchange?

Celisea

January 27th, 2011
3:30 pm

Now LV, I don’t think SC ever talked about drinking…why’d you go there? I’m surprised at you. Was it because she said something to you in a foreign language yesterday that you didn’t like? I think I saw her responding to you when you posted in whatever language that was. I’m surprised at you….I’m usually in your corner…I like the underdog

Celisea

January 27th, 2011
3:31 pm

Okay, I promise I didn’t see Raqi’s comment about the foreign language exchange but I can attest that’s what I was thinking too

Celisea

January 27th, 2011
3:34 pm

Wasn’t Varinia or somebody also chatting back and forth with LV?

Celisea

January 27th, 2011
3:35 pm

Oh, wait…I didn’t read LV’s comment right or shall I say I half read..really I did. He didn’t direct his comments to her on the topic, just made a not so nice comment.

Raqi V

January 27th, 2011
3:36 pm

Celisea, from the few comments I went over and translated I don’t see what has his panties in a bunch. That is unless I missed some comments.

She told him anybody can use Google translate and she told him as usual he added nothing of substance to the conversation.

Celisea

January 27th, 2011
3:44 pm

Raqi – She told him anybody can use Google translate and she told him as usual he added nothing of substance to the conversation.

Ahhhh, I see why he’s a bit miffed with her…that’s funny though how you nicely worded it….LOL

Celisea

January 27th, 2011
3:46 pm

Well one thing I can talk about is what we’re heading to Miami for another conference and I’m all booked and ready. Might not be the most interesting conversation piece but I thought it goes nicely with ARed wanting to go to Hawaii…I’m sure the weather in Miami will be nice. On top of that it’s free :)

Okay, what else can we talk about?

Raqi V

January 27th, 2011
3:54 pm

Leggs, mail.

Raqi V

January 27th, 2011
3:56 pm

Celisea, when I copied and pasted their exchange and then translated it that pretty what she said word for word. That’s why I am wondering why the comment at her today. (kanye shrug)

Sassy Me :-)

January 27th, 2011
4:02 pm

That’s why I am wondering why the comment at her today.

This isn’t the first time…since I can remember reading LV that’s been the one constant. Why?…I don’t know…

czBrat

January 27th, 2011
4:02 pm

off topic vent —-> now that i’m back in property mgmt i’m reminded how annoying it is when the little raggamuffins get off the school bus and come charging into the office looking to raid the snacks we put out for prospective residents. smdh.

carry on.

AmazonRed™

January 27th, 2011
4:02 pm

Some people need more time to recover from being offended, Raqi. :lol:

Celisea

January 27th, 2011
4:03 pm

Raqi, That’s hardly enough of anything to get someone’s feathers ruffled.

Celisea

January 27th, 2011
4:06 pm

LV reminds me of that character on Gulliver’s Travels…

SlimNumeroUno

January 27th, 2011
4:07 pm

Random – Ok, these coworkers are getting obssessed with this whole imaginary wedding thing. I am told that I have a visitor at the front, so I get up puzzled wondering who would be here to see me. I get up there but don’t see anyone out in the lobby…nor does the receptionist know what i’m talking about. So i dilly on back to my office. I look down and what do I see? A flyer from Macy’s with a couple on the front in a sweet embrace dressed in wedding attire. It’s a advertisement for 20% off the bridal registry….UM…????…

Leggs

January 27th, 2011
4:09 pm

@czB ~ breathe and smile, breathe and smile. :lol:

czBrat

January 27th, 2011
4:09 pm

um, slim, did i miss some news?

Leggs

January 27th, 2011
4:11 pm

@SlimNU ~ put the advertisement on the bulletin with a post-in saying, “Cool, I got the 20%, but whoever gave me this would you mind giving me the other 80%? If not, please stop!”

AmazonRed™

January 27th, 2011
4:11 pm

Slim – You coworkers have too much time on their hands. I’d start throwing that stuff in the trash.

Do YOU work at the call center? :lol:

czBrat

January 27th, 2011
4:11 pm

leggs, i want to lock the doors everyday when the bus pulls up just until we retrain the little monsters, but this company just won’t go for that.

Leggs

January 27th, 2011
4:11 pm

@czB ~ if anything you might miss SlimNU with smoking coming out her ears!

Raqi V

January 27th, 2011
4:13 pm

these coworkers are getting obssessed with this whole imaginary wedding thing

Slim, I am betting on 3 months tops.

We wants to go in on this bet with me? Slim will married or engaged before summer. LOL

czBrat

January 27th, 2011
4:15 pm

Slim will married or engaged before summer.
uh oh. looks like there has been some movin & shakin up in here.

Frugal Chef

January 27th, 2011
4:17 pm

Raqi V

January 27th, 2011
4:20 pm

McFrugal, my hub is having to do all the cooking these days. You got any recipes fit for the occasional male cook. LOL

AmazonRed™

January 27th, 2011
4:21 pm

That’s hardly enough of anything to get someone’s feathers ruffled

I think it was the fact she butted in to the convo in the first place. Public as it was an everything….

czBrat

January 27th, 2011
4:22 pm

eeew, raqi. you just reminded me of that commercial where they pour a can of soup over a bowl of rice and call it dinner. LOL

SlimNumeroUno

January 27th, 2011
4:22 pm

czBrat – NOPE, didn’t miss any news at all. Slim still has a vacancy on my ring finger and no previous ring tan lines either. No proposals…not even close. lol

Ared – Nope, don’t work at the call center either. Nice try tho ;-)

‘We wants to go in on this bet with me? Slim will married or engaged before summer’

Raqi – If I get married or engaged within the next few months, then that must mean some contraceptive was defective. Buddy recently opened up with accepting his “Love” feeling for me, so I seriously doubt a proposal is in tow anytime in the near future.

Raqi V

January 27th, 2011
4:25 pm

LOL czBrat. Thankfully it has not gotten that. He is a pretty good cook but since we have married I have done 95% of the cooking.

He ain’t coming home making homemade pasta or nothing but he is keeping us fed. LOL

AmazonRed™

January 27th, 2011
4:26 pm

Raqi – Now you’re putting pressure on her too.

SlimNumeroUno

January 27th, 2011
4:27 pm

‘You got any recipes fit for the occasional male cook’

Raqi – Yes I have one for you….pour cereal in bowl…add milk. Or boil 2 cups of water….place in block of hard noodles and cook till soft…pour in seasoning packet and Enjoy ;-)

Leggs

January 27th, 2011
4:27 pm

@czB ~ I can possibly see the rice and the soup, but had to frown when they did it with mashed potatoes.

Raqi V

January 27th, 2011
4:29 pm

that must mean some contraceptive was defective

Would that be the only reason? He just may surprise you. He may get some of that liquid courage in him and yall wake up the next morning Mr. & Mrs. “Whatthehellhappenedlastnight?”

Leggs

January 27th, 2011
4:29 pm

@SlimNU ~ I have never had a bowl of Ramen noodles. Besides being cheap what is the fascination…never mind I answered my own question!

SlimNumeroUno

January 27th, 2011
4:29 pm

‘you just reminded me of that commercial where they pour a can of soup over a bowl of rice and call it dinner’

czBrat – You didn’t think that was a good idea? (:lol:)

Raqi V

January 27th, 2011
4:31 pm

LOL Slim now that is one menu I don’t have to worry about. He will go out and pick up something every night or pay his godmother to cook for us before he eats that.

I have a real meat and potato man on my hands.

SlimNumeroUno

January 27th, 2011
4:32 pm

Raqi – We’ve had a “Whatthehellhappenedlastnight?” but that didnt include any nuptials…a morning calling Earl maybe, but no I Do’s….But it’s really this older lady that works in my dept that says, “I just feel it…it’s coming, I just know it”…so not sure if she had a dream or if she’s been talking to any burning bushes lately but she can’t give it a rest.

Raqi V

January 27th, 2011
4:33 pm

Speaking of Chef Boyardee he is walking thru the door right now. He has Whole Foods bags in his hand so I know we aren’t eating Ramen Noodles.

SlimNumeroUno

January 27th, 2011
4:35 pm

‘He has Whole Foods bags in his hand’

What time should I be there with my napkin tucked in my shirt and fork in hand?

Celisea

January 27th, 2011
4:35 pm

I think it was the fact she butted in to the convo in the first place. Public as it was an everything….

Yeah ARed…that might have push LV over slightly further than his normal stance.

I’m gonna say CONGRATS to Slim early…..CONGRATS TO YOU AND YOUR BETROTHED

Raqi V

January 27th, 2011
4:35 pm

But it’s really this older lady that works in my dept that says, “I just feel it…it’s coming,

Yeah that’s the same thing my hub’s elderly aunt called and told me one day about us having another baby. I said she was crazy but some how a little soldier got thru during my transition of BCs. LOL

Celisea

January 27th, 2011
4:36 pm

I seriously need a snack

Leggs

January 27th, 2011
4:36 pm

I ate so much Chef Boyardee (rather pretended to eat it) growing up, his highness hasn’t graced my cabinets since I left my mother’s house (actually, even before leaving).

Raqi V

January 27th, 2011
4:37 pm

Slim, if he starts cooking right now dinner will be ready about 7:30pm. LOL He will use every pot in the kitchen to make baked pork chops, green bean casserole, cinnamon apples and potatoes. LOL

That’s what he says we are actually having.

Celisea

January 27th, 2011
4:38 pm

I used to by that for my kid when she was little…she just loved loved loved it…I couldn’t even stand the smell. She learned that habit for daycare. After around 9ish, I think she woke and realized, ummm this ain’t it. It was more so spaghetti-o’s and then beef ravioli

Leggs

January 27th, 2011
4:43 pm

I didn’t give my child anything made by Chef Boyardee…I couldn’t do it.

Leggs

January 27th, 2011
4:43 pm

Hated, hated beef ravioli!!!!

SlimNumeroUno

January 27th, 2011
4:43 pm

Celisea – I will put that Congrats on ice for now…but I will defrost it in the case that Mrs. CoworkerCleo happens to ever be right. ;-)

Raqi – Well, I’m not saying I would be disappointed if she were right…but it does sort of freak me out a little, to finally be presented with something that I claim to want. I’ve never been proposed to, so I’m sure I’d probably pass out or just think it was a practical joke.

Speaking of Chef Boyrdee, i’ll eat some ABC’s & 123’s every once in a blue moon.

Celisea

January 27th, 2011
4:44 pm

Leggs – Some days I’d ask so what do you want for dinner and there it was, “spaghetti-oooo’s” I was sooooo happy when she got over that.

SlimNumeroUno

January 27th, 2011
4:45 pm

Leggs – I never liked ravioli either.

AmazonRed™

January 27th, 2011
4:48 pm

The ravioli is kind of gross, the Spagetti-os, kind of bland.

I like their lasagna tho. Still eat those in a pinch.

Celisea

January 27th, 2011
4:50 pm

My kid was weird…she LOVE collards (even as a tot) and fruit…to no end. Would NOT eat a happy meal nor a hot dog and still won’t eat a hot dog or even a homemade hamburger…she’s got to be mighty hungry to eat a hamburger. Usually it’s chicken or chicken fingers, wings (fried, stewed, baked…whatever), LOVES salad, used to eat for snack cut up boiled okra (in a bowl). If I buy chips or cookies or sweets she won’t eat any of it…NONE. Hot wings and fries is about the most junk food she’s going to do but she’s a pretty solid eater.

Celisea

January 27th, 2011
4:51 pm

I don’t like frozen foods but I like the Stouffer’s lasagna

AmazonRed™

January 27th, 2011
5:00 pm

Stouffers’s is good too.

Leggs

January 27th, 2011
5:00 pm

@Celisea ~ WOW, that’s great! I was disappointed when mine stopped liking mac n cheese…I knew she was “touched!” (Bah humbug)!

Leggs

January 27th, 2011
5:01 pm

Remember this:

A drunk mans words are a sober man’s thoughts.

Leggs

January 27th, 2011
5:03 pm

Celisea

January 27th, 2011
5:04 pm

Leggs – She’s a size zero…she ain’t gonna ever gain eating healthy foods…LOL She’s going to be slim but she’ll put on a bit more weight. I don’t even buy hotdogs cause after a couple months they get tossed…