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One of my favorite things about the beginning of a new year is that you feel as if you can “clean slate” a lot of things in your life. Somehow we get the idea that new opportunities come at the start of a new year. I think this is true but I don’t feel as if January is the only month to switch things up!

Whether it is our professional or personal life, a lot of us are adverse to change. I am definitely a creature of habit, but I am anxious to try something out and explore..new.

I have been talking about taking up photography, skydiving, and traveling to Paris. I am not sure if I will do any of these things this year but I certainly will try my best.

What is something you have always wanted to try? What do you think the new year has in store for you?

Do you ever feel as if you are too cautious and careful? Have you ever tried something new in dating? How did it work and would you try it again?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

Happy Friday and Happy Holidays!

Misadventures in Atlanta Blog readers are the absolute best!

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Dude

December 23rd, 2011
7:45 am

This new year is not going to be about starting new things, more of finishing things I started a while ago, and now have the resources to finsh.

Dude

December 23rd, 2011
7:52 am

Speaking of major changes, has anyone seen pictures of Jonah Hill lately, he’s skinny!!! The fat guy from superbad is skinny!!!

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
9:03 am

Good morning.

Yes, I’ve been cautious and careful. Nothing wrong there. I’ve mentally been gearing up for doing things differently. I have one resolution and that’s to not limit myself. But, throwing cautious to the wind is not my cup of tea.

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
9:23 am

Dude, looks like we are the only 2 at the party.

Dude

December 23rd, 2011
9:28 am

My office is a ghost town, I told myself I was going to come in at the same time as everyone else, bc we would probably get out early, I still came in at 6:30 over 2 hours earlier than everyone else, routine can be a bitch some times.

DreamsMaterialize

December 23rd, 2011
9:36 am

Wise, you are AVERSE to change, not ADVERSE. As far as the topic goes, opportunity presents itself every day. People tend to only recognize opportunity in January…their bad. My goal is to travel more. I’d like to hit the Mediterranean and the South Pacific real soon. Hey Leggs and Dude.

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
9:38 am

You’re at work, I’m on the couch watching Judge Mathis about to make some breakfast.

Tell me about the gifts you bought this year and who you bought them for? That is, if you bought any gifts (lol).

Dude

December 23rd, 2011
9:41 am

I got my parents a new bluray player, same thing with my sister, I got my niece a slushy magic, room mates I got a game and an electric razor, and that is about it. Pretty easy this year.

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
9:43 am

Hey DreamsM. Had a friend over last night who got stuck here due to the down pour. We were discussing plans to take a trip to Jamaica, her hometown, the hometown of my grandfather. Hope to make it there in 2012.

I MADE my child cook dinner (smothered pork chops, mashed potatoes and broccoli). Chops a little salty, but I was so proud. Children are afraid of the oven, well mine is.

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
9:45 am

What’s a slushy magic? If it’s to make slushies, I’m about to commit burglary.

Dude

December 23rd, 2011
9:53 am

Good luck she lives in Michigan

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
9:57 am

I can travel…but, is it a slushy machine. Don’t want to go to all that trouble for nuffin…

Hmmmm

December 23rd, 2011
9:59 am

I admit I can be sort of closed off and closed minded. Change and embracing change sounds good, sounds like fun and probably the refresher I need. I have traveled a bit but would like to do more of that. Paris would be good right about now.

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
10:18 am

I don’t think I’ve been closed minded, but I have wondered a bit too much the latter part of 2011.

i'm swiss™

December 23rd, 2011
10:20 am

HO HO HO! Merry Chrimmus, everybody!

(Just to be clear, those “HO”s were just exclamations, not adjectives directed at anyone here.)

Ah… the best part of giving your 2 week notice 2 weeks before the end of the year — there’s not a d@mn soul in the office to expect me to do any friggin’ work these last two weeks… :lol:

Dude

December 23rd, 2011
10:23 am

We call that FIGMO

Dude

December 23rd, 2011
10:26 am

Eff It Got My Orders

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
10:31 am

@swiss ~ new job, pay increase, beautiful wife, loving husband, peace at home…what more can you ask for!

Dude

December 23rd, 2011
10:37 am

This year is gonna be much better though, I am paying off my debt in tax season, hopefully get a new car, my mortgage payment got dropped 300 per month, and I will have my vacation days to use on better things than hangovers :)

disco

December 23rd, 2011
10:42 am

hey y’all. i’m home – checking in. watching bernie mac.

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
10:45 am

Unfortunately, I will need a new car in 2012…transmission slipping. Not looking forward to a car note and sending my child off to college.

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
10:46 am

hey there disco! I’m waiting on The Other Side of America to come on, a/k/a Jerry Springer (lol).

Dude

December 23rd, 2011
10:48 am

I wanna sports car, but them things is expensive

disco

December 23rd, 2011
10:53 am

leggs – consider your new car your “emancipation” gift. besides, you’ll need something reliable for those visits to school.

SexyCool

December 23rd, 2011
10:54 am

2012 Calendar
Running my first half-mary in March.
Starting CrossFit after the half-mary.
Adding yoga to my fitness routine.
Jumping the broom in August.
Starting several projects on the homefront – mostly painting and maintenance.
Turning 40 in October.
Running as a part of a marathon relay that same year.
Making travel plans for a few weekend road trips and one real vacation…or actually, honeymoon.
Spend more time focused on income building opportunities.

SexyCool

December 23rd, 2011
10:57 am

Correction – Running as a part of a marathon relay team that same month.

Meaning October. I’m running the leg that is 8.1 miles.

Ran a 5mile route this morning. Average 12.34min/miles. Tough starting out. A slow run, but a good one.

SexyCool

December 23rd, 2011
11:03 am

I’m considering taking voice mail off of my cell phone.

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
11:14 am

You’re right, disco. Not sure if you’re the one who mentioned playing 710 the other day. It fell the next night 017. I was :shock:

@SexyC ~ girl, you are doing GREAT. Keep it up.

SexyCool

December 23rd, 2011
11:19 am

Thanks, Leggs. The bed had me in a FigureFourLegLock and I really didn’t want to get up. But, I’m trying to stay on track with my training program. Sooooo………

This weekend I’ve got a seven mile run on the schedule and mentally, I’ve been fighting it. Sheesh….

disco

December 23rd, 2011
11:28 am

naw. i dreamed 730. someone else turned you on to 710.

SCool – sounds like you got 2012 all figured out. all morning i’ve been wanting to go outside but there’s nothing i need bad enough to deal with the other folks that are out there. in two weeks shopping will be back to normal.

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
11:38 am

FigureFourLegLock~ that’s what I’m getting into in 2012 :lol: :lol: :lol:

SexyCool

December 23rd, 2011
11:43 am

Well, disco – you know what they say, “If you wanna make God laugh, tell him your plans.” But I figured I need to have some sort of outline in mind. (lol)

i'm swiss™

December 23rd, 2011
11:54 am

“what more can you ask for!”

Leggs — Well, I suppose I could ask for the winning lotto numbers, but that would just be greedy. ;-) :lol:

cba

December 23rd, 2011
12:04 pm

Leggs~ I had intended to asked you weeks ago, who you had winning XF. I had predicted Josh but I wanted Melanie to win. I just didn’t think the system would vote for her. You might have one guy that rigged up some software and vote 10,000 time per minute LOL

SC~ you are a very discipline, focused and determined young lady. You seem to have life’s priorities in order. Maintaining those attributes can be a challenge but doing so will have it rewards.
Hope you and the Dude have many rewards.

SexyCool

December 23rd, 2011
12:05 pm

I just found out that if I am going to take full advantage of the CrossFit voucher that I purchased on AmazonLocal, I’m going to have to start it during the midst of the half training. Eek!

SexyCool

December 23rd, 2011
12:10 pm

Thanks, cba.

I’m just trying to maintain consistency and balance. MUCH easier said than done.

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
12:11 pm

@cba ~ guess you’ve figured out that Melanie won. Must admit, it was a damn good finale last night.

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
12:16 pm

Dang, just gave my child my $75 gift card I got from the Board of Directors on my job to go buy her father a Christmas gift. I’ve instructed her not to use all the $75.

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
12:18 pm

All those fools making fools of themselves at many malls over pricey Air Jordans. One death reported. 16 cop cars at Stonecrest after they broke down doors to get into the mall.

SexyCool

December 23rd, 2011
12:23 pm

That is crazy.

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
12:29 pm

Beyond crazy. People camping out over $180 pair of sneeks. Guess the economy has picked up (lol).

Beautiful

December 23rd, 2011
12:40 pm

merry CHRIStmas and a happy new year to Leggs, SexyCool, Dreams, Swiss, abc, Amazon, Staceye, 2CPTG, Big D, Darrell, WiseDive, MLL and folks from 4 yrs ago (i forgot their names)! :)

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
12:46 pm

Merry Christmas to you and your son, Beautiful.

dyslexicbunny

December 23rd, 2011
1:07 pm

Halfoffdepot has a 52% off tandem dive. I snagged it a while back but was going to wait until it was warmer to jump. Prolly next Spring. If I like it, I might look into more training aspects.

SexyCool

December 23rd, 2011
1:21 pm

I’m not on the level of skydiving yet – although I haven’t ruled it out.

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
1:23 pm

I’ve been a hot air balloon, which was breathtaking, but I want to do zip lining. SexyC, you definitely looked like you enjoyed it.

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
1:24 pm

Well, I haven’t been a hot air balloon, although some may beg to differ that, but I have been IN a hot air balloon. Needed to clarify that typo.

SexyCool

December 23rd, 2011
1:25 pm

Oh yeah……

SexyCool

December 23rd, 2011
1:29 pm

TheDude did too…although you can’t tell from the pictures…(lol)

dyslexicbunny

December 23rd, 2011
2:05 pm

LivingSocial has some ziplining tour – $45 that just went out today. Don’t work on any of those sites but I get all the emails.

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
2:08 pm

Thanks dyslexi….I first have to find somebody to do it with me. I need the moral support, don’t need a stranger pushing me off that ledge.

SexyCool

December 23rd, 2011
2:21 pm

Leggs – oh, if only Mr. Budget would allow….plus…I’m thinking that by the time our budget evens out, it will be warm again and I will sign on then. Because I am really not going to zipline in the cold.

Oh…and on another note, don’t ya’ hate receiving gift that AS SOON AS you open it….your first thought is “RE-GIFTING!” (lol)

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
2:26 pm

Funny, SexyC. If you sign on, let me know (if you need a partner other than TheDude).

LOLOLOL

December 23rd, 2011
2:31 pm

Regifting as soon as you open??? LOLOL

Or folks’ that really could stand getting xxx’ed altogether from my list. Only because of a service she provides am I gifting her as a token of my appreciation. One wrong move from her between today and stores closing tomorrow and I’m regifting to myself or returning.

SexyCool

December 23rd, 2011
2:34 pm

Leggs – We can all do it together. Who knows? Maybe by the time it warms up enough to go, we will have roped some other folks into going with us.

SexyCool

December 23rd, 2011
2:35 pm

Yep, LOL – AS SOON AS I opened it.

SexyCool

December 23rd, 2011
2:38 pm

Actually though, I really like the box it came in. What to do?

LOLOLOL

December 23rd, 2011
2:39 pm

That’s funny.

LOLOLOL

December 23rd, 2011
2:40 pm

Keep the box, push the gift along. LOL

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
2:42 pm

Sounds like a great plan, SexyC.

I have regifted a gift a time or two.

LOLOLOL

December 23rd, 2011
2:43 pm

I’ve got a couple of designer boxes that I’ve kept for a couple of years now simply because they’re beautiful. I’ve been tempted a couple of times to recycle as “gift boxes” but I always wonder if they’ll know or even care?? So the boxes remain with me.

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
2:44 pm

@LOLOLOL ~ her service deserves a gift so give her a gift. Trust, she’s expecting a gift and won’t be making a wrong move until Christmas has passed (LOLOLOL)

LOLOLOL

December 23rd, 2011
2:45 pm

I use to frown on regifting but really if it’s going to go to waste unused, why not pass along. One person trash is often another person’s treasure. Someone else could very well like.

At least you’re passing on as new. My mother, bless her heart, in her “state” tries to recard folks with cards ADDRESSED TO HER. LOL We have to know put all “used” cards and envelopes away.

LOLOLOL

December 23rd, 2011
2:47 pm

@Leggs You’re right. Taking the high road is more rewarding.

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
2:50 pm

@LOLOLOL ~ yes, it is! Always keep that in mind :wink:

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
2:53 pm

I’m hungry….

LOLOLOL

December 23rd, 2011
2:54 pm

I love THE TALK. Sharon Osborne is fabulous.

SexyCool

December 23rd, 2011
2:58 pm

That is actually a sweet story about your mom.

The number one gift that I re-gift is perfume.

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
3:02 pm

Sardines and crackers…have had sardines in decades.

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
3:03 pm

Enter your comments here

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
3:10 pm

I need some perfume…

SexyCool

December 23rd, 2011
3:16 pm

LOL – I’m all out right now. But will keep you in mind.

LOLOLOL

December 23rd, 2011
3:18 pm

SexyCool

December 23rd, 2011
3:29 pm

And you too, Leggs. (Now I’m really lol)

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
3:32 pm

I thought you were originally speaking to me, SexyC. Now LOLOLOL trying to jump in front of me and get my perfume…

LOLOLOL

December 23rd, 2011
3:38 pm

You first Leggs. You can jump me in the regifting perfume line.

Not LOL

December 23rd, 2011
3:39 pm

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
3:44 pm

As long as she isn’t regifting Fende, I’m in line (lol).

LOLOLOL

December 23rd, 2011
3:46 pm

@Leggs, please allow Not LOL ahead of you. Obviously somebody didn’t make Santa’s list

LOLOLOL

December 23rd, 2011
3:46 pm

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
3:47 pm

I’m stepping aside so they can be front and center to get smacked with a perfume bottle….

SexyCool

December 23rd, 2011
3:51 pm

Not LOL – um, yeah…whatever. Don’t by crappy sth and folks will keep what you buy.

In fact, if you’re gonna give me some bllsht, last minute, picked up on the way to the register foolishness, save ya’ damn money and don’t get me sht. I’m good…really.

SexyCool

December 23rd, 2011
3:53 pm

Because I can promise you that I didn’t buy you anything anyway.

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
3:54 pm

I’m cracking up. SexyC we all know the perfume by the register is fragranced water (lololol).

LOLOLOL

December 23rd, 2011
3:55 pm

It takes a sh!thead loser to know another

How’s that Not LOL for the holiday spirit

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
3:56 pm

SexyCool

December 23rd, 2011
3:57 pm

Just sent you a picture of the “gift”.

LOLOLOL

December 23rd, 2011
3:58 pm

That’s probably too the perfume bumped down from the department stores and losing it’s self life, fragrance no longer holds, picked up at the last minute cause it was by the register…perfume. LOL

LOLOLOL

December 23rd, 2011
3:59 pm

I hope it was the middle fanga if it went to Not LOL

SexyCool

December 23rd, 2011
4:10 pm

The longer I look at the “gift”, the more I realize that I cannot seriously re-gift it. It is good as a gag gift only.

And with that, I am going to take my abundance of Christmas spirit over to Camp Creek Marketplace to buy the ONE gift that I have to buy for the entire season. (lol)

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
4:12 pm

I AM CRACKING THE F….UP!

SexyCool

December 23rd, 2011
4:13 pm

Did you see the $250 price tag on it?

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
4:14 pm

@LOLOLOL ~ funny you said the middle finga cuz I was thinking about telling them to look at their hand and put all fingers down except the middle one…you read my mind, LOLOLOL

LOLOLOL

December 23rd, 2011
4:15 pm

To think someone gave to you as a real gift. That should be indicative of it’s worth if it can only pass for a gag gift. Um, I don’t think it was wrong to toss the regift idea around. As a matter of fact, I think it’s more commendable to not wish that upon the next person…seeing it can only pass as a gag. That’s the Christmas spirit.

LOLOLOL

December 23rd, 2011
4:17 pm

@Leggs, Glad to know I’m not alone. People just slay me sometimes. But no, I’m in a grand mood and I will not let some LOSER bring my spirit down…not from a blog anyway…LOL

SexyCool

December 23rd, 2011
4:18 pm

Well, I’m going with the “it’s the thought that counts.” of it all.

SexyCool

December 23rd, 2011
4:19 pm

And I really did appreciate the thought. I just look at the gift – a jewelry set – and wonder, “How did they see ME in this?” (lol)

Not LOL

December 23rd, 2011
4:19 pm

Middle fanga!

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
4:20 pm

WTH $250….oh my!

LOLOLOL

December 23rd, 2011
4:21 pm

Someone “thought” on you and you “thought” on another albeit a passing thought…LOL Yes, it’s the thought that counts.

Not LOL

December 23rd, 2011
4:21 pm

@unsexxy & LOL.! now what??

SexyCool

December 23rd, 2011
4:22 pm

Not LOL – Big hugs and love. That is all.

SexyCool

December 23rd, 2011
4:23 pm

Or…I have a really nice jewelry gift set you can have. It’s said to be worth $250.

LOLOLOL

December 23rd, 2011
4:25 pm

What’s wrong Not LOL? Need to brawl? I think SexyCool, Leggs and I was just having a bit of holiday fun.

Okay to help you out of your funk, Merry Christmas to you!

LOLOLOL

December 23rd, 2011
4:25 pm

Okay I almost fell off the bed SexyCool on your 4:23…GOOOOD ONE!!

SexyCool

December 23rd, 2011
4:26 pm

Now, I really do have to leave the fun. I’ve found the store that has the gift I need to buy and that it is in stock. (It’s not valued at $250 though…lmao)

Y’all be good….or naughty…or both…

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
4:26 pm

@SexyC ~ that was an expensive thought. Don’t the person know your style or were they simply going with the $ value? Nevamind, already know the answer (lol).

LOLOLOL

December 23rd, 2011
4:27 pm

Okay Not LOL, can’t say you have the holiday funk now. You’ve just been blessed with a jewelry set and worth $250. See…pay it forward :)

LOLOLOL

December 23rd, 2011
4:30 pm

Merry Christmas all. Sending much love and the holiday spirit your way. Be safe, be blessed, enjoy!

Muah!

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
4:31 pm

That was my next post, did they not know your taste or were they simply going with the $$ value. Not only that, who gives a gift and leaves the price tag on??

LOLOLOL

December 23rd, 2011
4:33 pm

@Leggs, who gives a gift a leaves the price tag? Someone that didn’t pay that much for it….LOL Anybody classy enough to spend $250 for a gift will take the price tag off.

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
4:41 pm

@NOT LOL ~ MERRY CHRISTMAS SWEETIE….SMILE

Leggs

December 23rd, 2011
4:43 pm

Pretty much, LOLOLOL.

Bubb

December 24th, 2011
12:28 pm

I’m getting to know Ashley Madison for Christmas.

Single and Content

December 24th, 2011
9:14 pm

Married to 2 different women for 31 years. The 1st divorce was my fault. The 2nd marrage lasted 22 years. I still don’t know why it ended. However I’m on up in age and just decided 21 years ago to stay single.Out of the many married people I have known thru all these years mabey 2 couples are still married and seem to be happy. All the others have stayed married but sleep in seperate bedrooms and NEVER go anywhere together.

Curly headed heffa

December 24th, 2011
10:43 pm

I’m hoping for a good man in the new year. I just hope I can take my superficial blinders off and recognize him when he comes. Tired of being single :-)