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Single? You have the right to be jolly!

Hello single people out there! I know this is official couples season. It’s the time of year when people are getting engaged, taking vacations together, and behaving like lovesick teens. It’s sweet! It’s endearing. It’s also …absolutely annoying to see at times.

Don’t get me wrong, I love romance and watching people fall in love. What I don’t like is getting the pity looks, sympathetic stares, and “your time will come” spiels from the smug and coupled up. Just because it is couples season doesn’t mean I have to be depressed about not being in a relationship! I have the right to be jolly!

If you are determined to make it through the next couple of weeks, you are going to need a game plan. Where will you go? What will you do? Where can you go to avoid the holiday madness?

Do you ever feel down about being single this time of year?

If you are single right now, how do you maintain your holiday cheer?

What is the best part of being unattached during the holidays?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

277 comments Add your comment

SlimNu

December 15th, 2011
2:11 pm

Leggs – It made me crack up when I saw that. Then someone commented that it was okay as long as they didn’t choke. So me being my silly self asked, If he did that and the person choked, would that be 1st murder due to forced Premeditated Minting? :lol:

Lady~Don't believe the hype

December 15th, 2011
2:12 pm

Leggs I can’t play the lottery bc when I play I want my dollar right back but if someone wins I will help them spend it! 0_o! LOL Kudos to the winners! ;)

Leggs

December 15th, 2011
2:12 pm

Play that one straight, then put a dollar on a different order box.

Lady~Don't believe the hype

December 15th, 2011
2:13 pm

NP Don’t you know that by The Great Luther Vandross! Sang honey!

SlimNu

December 15th, 2011
2:16 pm

I meant 1st degree oops

Lady~Don't believe the hype

December 15th, 2011
2:36 pm

I pray traffic is moving right in a few…………

SlimNu

December 15th, 2011
2:43 pm

Soooooo….awkward silence

Lady~Don't believe the hype

December 15th, 2011
2:44 pm

I know Slim but I a making a mad dash. lol it will pick back up soon! Read ya in the morning! Peace!

SlimNu

December 15th, 2011
2:47 pm

Peace out Lady

disco

December 15th, 2011
2:54 pm

kimmie / slim – back to school lunches. I was raised up north but one year I attended school in Mississippi. even all these years later I remember their school lunches were off the chain. our cafeteria ladies up north essentially reheated and served food. the cafeterias down there were in the kitchen cooking. lunches were the bomb. I still remember getting turned on to molasses bread. that was good eating.

celisea – I think I’ve said countless times I don’t do the workplace potlucks. I worked with a lady once who came to work without her purse because she couldn’t find it. I’m like how nasty is your house when you can’t find your own purse. this same lady had once commented that they used their bathtub in the guest bathroom for storage.

SlimNu

December 15th, 2011
3:01 pm

disco – Sounds like a hoarder to me. My dad is now in the process of revamping one of his rental houses due to this very issue. I saw pics he took of that place and it was soooooo nasty. He said you would have never thought that lady lived like that because she was always so well put together as far as how she dressed and carried herself. I don’t see how you even allow your crib to be that bad.

kimmie

December 15th, 2011
3:02 pm

disco – Yeah, those lunch ladies & gents would be cooking! Like a lot of kids, we wanted what we couldn’t have though. We always thought it was cool to bring your lunch and would beg our mom to let us. Sometimes she would and we would be on top of the world.

kimmie

December 15th, 2011
3:05 pm

Slim – You’d be surprised at the number of folks that are so together on the outside, but live in clutter and filth behind closed doors!

SexyCool

December 15th, 2011
3:12 pm

Since yesterday, I have been trying to come up with a dollar figure that would equal a satisfactory work/life balance and a great deal of control of my schedule/workflow as an employee. So far, no luck.

What say you? Can a dollar amount be attached to that or is it something that could literally be considered priceless?

Celisea

December 15th, 2011
3:12 pm

There’s one lady here where (shamefully) I inquired as to what she brought…even if store bought not eating from her. She is soooo nasty. She’s an older lady so I don’t mean to sound mean but she stinks like nobody’s business. She’s got to get a bath maybe once a week. There’s a funk behind her in the restroom that’s unbearable. Not as in nature calling but as in exposing your bottom that’s not been washed. Gheesh. It takes a couple of hours for the bathroom to clear out after her. Same with the kitchen, she’s eating out of stuff and using utensils and place back in the drainer. So needless to say I’m RUNNING the other way on anything she brings. Most times though it’s cooked food. Last year that concoction she brought was unrecognizable. I was like “what the heck is that” and sh3e was all proud talking how she made it. Ummm, I was like oh okay, wow thanks for sharing… :| It looked like mess really. Anywho I was careful as usual. If Imma have a tummy ache or upset stomach it would be from where folks’ got bugs and stuff or the dogs took a lick ahead of me taking a bite…lol

Celisea

December 15th, 2011
3:13 pm

it won’t be…is what I meant

Celisea

December 15th, 2011
3:15 pm

With the good news of no longer working with the ballplayers I’ve probably laughed more times since finding out than I have in almost two years. Folks are looking at me as if they didn’t know that was something I could do. I had a coworker on the phone (that knows the cockiness) that just had me rolling…OMGosh I haven’t laughed this hard in a long time. Whew I had to step away.

Celisea

December 15th, 2011
3:16 pm

Leggs

December 15th, 2011
3:20 pm

I behaved myself…only had some grapes.

kimmie

December 15th, 2011
3:21 pm

I admit it – I’m a carb addict!

Dude

December 15th, 2011
3:22 pm

Hey off the current topic, I was just invited to the Gold Room, has anyone been there? Just stopping in for a sec

Randyt (here is a thought)

December 15th, 2011
3:23 pm

@ Celisea…I was leading a contract job once that had a lot of foreign engineers. There was one female engineer of one of thsoe middle eastern cultures that either did not bather or did not use deodorant or something. She was an excellent engineer, but dayum, if one was working within two or three cubes from her you could start gagging. Another lady I was workng with at an automotive factory, got on a garlic kick for her health. If you happened to be on the other side of an open bin or something from her, it would knock you down. Eat enough garlic and it begins to exude from one’s pores…and she was one of those.

Leggs

December 15th, 2011
3:24 pm

:lol: @ Gold Room!

Hope you know how to make it rain…I kid, I kid.

Randyt (here is a thought)

December 15th, 2011
3:25 pm

@ Dude, now I worked around the corner when I first came to the ATL from the Gold club…but it got shut down (dayum the bad luck).

Willie Dynamite

December 15th, 2011
3:26 pm

SC – Let me know when you find the answer. That has been my NY Resolution for about 3 yrs running now and I can’t get on top of it.

disco

December 15th, 2011
3:26 pm

celisea – well merry Christmas then. congrats on ridding yourself of a co-worker. heck, I’d consider naming a kid rumpelstiltskin to get rid of one myself.

kimmie/slim – I wouldn’t be surprised at folks who look put together and whose homes are a mess. I’m related to some of them. fly as heck when you see them and you wouldn’t want to set foot over their threshold.

Dude

December 15th, 2011
3:27 pm

It’s the Gold Room now, and a chick and her hot friend invited me, just don’t know how pricey/swanky the place is….Suit or just jeans and a nice shirt, or somethin in between.

Celisea

December 15th, 2011
3:28 pm

Randyt – I think in those cases (as someone suggested to me with the funky ballplayer), HR should get pulled in…lol One cannot work in those conditions. I mean really I don’t see how people don’t know a bath daily is required… I just don’t understand.

Dude

December 15th, 2011
3:28 pm

Well the Gold club got closed due to MOB activity, not really luck, it was house of ill repute

Celisea

December 15th, 2011
3:29 pm

disco – You made me laugh…lol

Leggs

December 15th, 2011
3:29 pm

@Dude ~ you sure she’s not talking about the “Gold Room” upstairs in her home complete with cuffs????

Randyt (here is a thought)

December 15th, 2011
3:32 pm

@ Dude, yeah i know. Now at the Gold Club, it was not the dress it was the upper limit on the AMEX card that mattered…and only Platinum or cash ;-)

Dude

December 15th, 2011
3:32 pm

lol, I wish leggs

Dude

December 15th, 2011
3:33 pm

Yeah, now it’s a night club

Leggs

December 15th, 2011
3:33 pm

Haa haa haa, I bet you do!

Randyt (here is a thought)

December 15th, 2011
3:34 pm

Speaking of “pay for play”, whatever happened to the Sugarloaf madam? $10K a night then that thing better be made of gold. Before I moved into my new house, I lived near Sugarloaf, and occasionally went to parties in there…but obviously at the wrong house for the real entertainment.

disco

December 15th, 2011
3:34 pm

celisea – you know how sometimes you are playing but serious at the same time? this is one of those times.

Celisea

December 15th, 2011
3:38 pm

I hear you disco….

Celisea

December 15th, 2011
3:39 pm

Randyt – Gold? Platinum for $10K Really I’d have to have someone help me understand cause unless there’s an extra lip or fold down there to give double the work at one time…I don’t think so

Randyt (here is a thought)

December 15th, 2011
3:39 pm

I just looked it up…so it is in the old Gold Club. Looks intriguing. I may have to wander in soon.

Randyt (here is a thought)

December 15th, 2011
3:41 pm

Yeah Celisea… a bunch of NBA players and NFL players wandered through…and I guess $10,000 for them is different than it is for me.

Randyt (here is a thought)

December 15th, 2011
3:44 pm

There can’t be that much difference between a thousand a night hooker and a ten thousand a night hooker could there? Big difference between $25 and a $1000 I admit, but between $1000 and $10, 000? What could be that much different?

SlimNu

December 15th, 2011
3:45 pm

If I ever lived like that, i’d whip my own arse

Celisea

December 15th, 2011
3:47 pm

For $10 grand and for their sake I’m hoping so. But if it it’s the same ole back/forth stroke then ummm, not getting it. That’s a lot a money to waste for anybody. But hey

Celisea

December 15th, 2011
3:47 pm

My 3:47 was for you Randyt

Celisea

December 15th, 2011
3:49 pm

I mean really…not to get graphic but there’s the vajajay the butt and the mouth…ain’t but 3 places to go…for $10K For I guess us simple folks that just wants to oooh ahhh feel good we ain’t got that many openings options.

SlimNu

December 15th, 2011
3:51 pm

C – Maybe it’s what they are allowed to do with those holes that causes such a price difference. :shock:

Randyt (here is a thought)

December 15th, 2011
3:51 pm

Now if that was my last night to live, maybe 10K or 20K to die with a smile on my face…but if I needed to stretch my funds any longer, not me.

Celisea

December 15th, 2011
3:52 pm

Maybe there’s a 4th hole for $10K

Celisea

December 15th, 2011
3:52 pm

Slimnu – You’re right…that’s what I was wondering