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Why is the Lunch Date Popular?

We have a guest blogger today! Brian Jenkins has a timely topic about the lunch date trend. Check it out:

In our fast-paced world, lunch dating is increasingly popular with busy professionals. The lunch date is ideal because it isn’t as complex as the dinner date – it’s more relaxed and doesn’t have the pressure associated with a dinner date. It’s much, much easier to be yourself.

An offer for a lunch date is also more likely to be accepted by the person you’re interested in than is a dinner date. Besides, since lunch dates are shorter, you only have to be on your best behavior for a little while.

The best time to ask for a lunch date is when you’re feeling a good vibe during a casual conversation. It’s easier to ask for a lunch date if the offer flows with the conversation and doesn’t take center stage.

For women who don’t have a lot of experience asking a man out on a date, the lunch date is a great way to go. Many women find the lunch date offer fairly easy and if they get a negative response, it was just a lunch invitation, no big deal!

A lunch date is less demanding, involves less pressure, and takes less time than a dinner date, but it still provides an excellent opportunity to get to know each other. The lunch date lets you mix lighthearted fun with a little romance.

Low key restaurants work well. To keep it casual, consider selecting a place where you order the food at a counter and then find a table. Select a somewhat quiet place that allows you to have a conversation without screaming. Eat at a moderately priced restaurant. Fast food is alright if you know for sure the other person enjoys it. If time is limited, schedule the lunch date to begin before or after the busy 12:00 to 1:00 rush.

The conversation is vital. Don’t discuss work because the answer to a question such as “How is it going at work?” usually receives a boring response such as “It’s alright” or “I’m usually busy” and you both end up talking about problems at work. The good vibe easily disappears.

What do you think about the lunch date? Have you ever started a relationship with one?

Brian Jenkins writes about many different topics that relate to life in the workplace for BrainTrack.com.

221 comments Add your comment

I know why...

January 10th, 2012
8:01 am

It’s because the married sales woman I have been seeing loves to get freaky around the noon time hour. We have each other for lunch!

I know why...

January 10th, 2012
8:02 am

And another buffet is scheduled for today! WINNING!

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
8:37 am

Morning

Lunch dates offer a more relaxed posture. Meaning, although one is still on their ps and qs, I would think their “antenna” may not be as fully extended. Lunch dates afford a person an opportunity to see if a dinner date can materialize. Not only that, not as much $$ is spent and not as much time is invested…that is unless that lunch date goes into overtime.

disco

January 10th, 2012
8:59 am

good morning. I don’t know which approach to take. not sure of my mood yet this a.m. on one hand, I could make the argument that almost any date is welcome but I don’t think I really mean that. the lunch date has always been kind of popular if for no other reason than it’s faster and more cost effective. goodness knows we hear enough fellows on here whining about the cost of dinner. (j/k sort. surely not trying to start anything this early).

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
9:01 am

Morning,

I wonder if one would find it harder to recognize the person inviting them to lunch has actual interest or just wanted company for lunch…

disco

January 10th, 2012
9:05 am

personally, I rarely leave for lunch unless I’m picking something up and coming right back. parking is a mutha where I’m at and if you move you lose. I’ve watched folks kind of linger in their cars for 15-20 minutes hoping someone will leave.

Randyt (aka time to shop for some new t-shirts)

January 10th, 2012
9:28 am

This is really not a bad idea for several reasons, although there are some caveats.

For a first time meeting from an Internet dating site, it offers several benefits, i.e., lower cost, more casual, and for the ladies, less of that BS occasional pressure from the jerks that think paying for dinner includes mandatory “entertainment” (jackazzes give men a bad name). Also, it gives an excuse to run for the exits more easily if the chemistry is definitely not there.

Caveats include this…it is an easier venue for attempting to date a coworker. That can be good or bad, depending on the lady (if it is a man doing the asking). Personally I have said many times that fishing off the company pier is almost never a good idea, IMHO. I’ve seen checks with a lot of “zeroes” written when things turn sour. In the approach, if the lady likes you great, if she isn’t in to you, it could (and I have seen it happen) lead to an email causing an unwanted visit to HR (hollering harassment)…and a descent into the unemployment line. The strange thing it is almost like the “retaliation” on the sports field…the first azz in a company that does it gets away with it, but the dude that is asking for the first time gets sent home.

I am fortunate that as of late, no one in my office really turns me on (not always been the case), but interoffice dating is a very delicate thing…so on topic, lunch dates are useful, but with caution.

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
9:39 am

“I am fortunate that as of late, no one in my office really turns me on…” This is too funny even with your caveats you’re willing to fish off the company pier…thanks for my laugh so early.

kimmie

January 10th, 2012
9:40 am

Morning All!

I went on a blind lunch date once years ago. I was SO GLAD it was only lunch and I had to get back to work in an hour. I don’t think I could have stood any longer with dude. We just didn’t have much in common and I didn’t find anything attractive about him. My play aunt set it up – she worked with the guy. I guess he was nice enough, but she & I just don’t have the same taste in men at all. He kept wanting to hook back up for another date, but one was definitely enough for me.

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
9:45 am

Morning lovelies

I actually like starting things off in this type setting (the other being coffee and/or dessert). It’s a small window of opportunity to get acquainted, see if you feel a spark, chat a little, eat a little. A small opportunity for intake. Maybe learn and make a few observations. It’s an opportunity for seeing the “possibility” and if there’s potential. When I’m asked out, “grabbing lunch” is usually what I suggest.

Outside of “the tab”, not too much is invested so if it’s a bust, nothing ventured nothing gained.

kimmie

January 10th, 2012
9:45 am

In fact, it kinda reminds me of yesterday’s topic. My play aunt was my mom’s best friend. Thinking back, they definitely didn’t have the same taste in men. Me & my mom thought alike – like I said yesterday, if mom had set me up with someone they would have been spectacular. I would have totally trusted her judgement. She would have loved my husband! Now my play aunt, different story. She always went for pretty boys that were no good or bad boys.

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
9:48 am

One thing I’ve noticed on that first lunch date or blind date, if I don’t see a smil, hear a laugh, even a chuckl anywhere during our time together, I’m ghost! If you’re having a bad day, please offer a raincheck.

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
9:49 am

And even though Diva didn’t quite go the path but it’s also the opportunity for “unavailable” folks to play. So there are pros and definitely cons. I don’t see it so much now (not that it’s not happening) but from the previous groups where I’ve worked, that was par for the course, lunch with dude or chick that’s been flirting and carrying on beyond what should be permitted.

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
9:49 am

I see my “e” is playing hookey…

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
9:50 am

Excellent point, Celisea! Unavailable folk acting like they’re available.

disco

January 10th, 2012
9:52 am

kimmie – re your play aunt hook up. reminds me of the mother of a friend of mine. she would always say that I would be a good match for one of her sons. this was many years ago before I was even checking for anything serious and my best friend’s brother was definitely not on the menu. still, the brother went on to get married and for the most part none of his family members can stand his wife. my friend’s mother still says to me “when he finally leaves her I want you to give him a chance”. it’s funny. thing is – her son really is a good guy. I recognized it back then, just wasn’t ready for it back then. oh well…

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
10:02 am

Leggs – Sho nuff.

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
10:11 am

@Celisea ~ I’ve noticed I have this guy who texts me Good Morning every morning and will sometime call during the day. However, once Friday rolls around, he’s ghost surfacing again Monday morning. Only known him a short time (a month), but this routine is too obvious. I can only snicker at the obvious and K.I.M…

kimmie

January 10th, 2012
10:11 am

disco – Your post reminded me of a story I meant to relay yesterday. Back about 5 years ago, before I met husband, I spent Christmas with some good friends and their kids. For Christmas dinner we went to a potluck one of her friends/neighbors was giving. Now my friend can really cook. You’ve heard me talk about how I love to cook. We both brought several dishes to the potluck. The hostess’s mom was there, from Baltimore. She really enjoyed the dishes me & my friend brought. She saw my friend was married, so asked me was I spoken for. I said no. She was sizing me up – “you can cook, you’re pretty, you’re intelligent – oh yeah you’ll make a fine wife”! She wanted to hook me up with her lazy pretty boy son that at age 40 was still living at home. She was bragging about how he had curly hair and green eyes. My friend asked what he did for a living. Mom said, “oh he don’t work”. We all looked at each other. His only claim to fame was being pretty! I politely told her I was not married but was already seeing someone. :shock:

kimmie

January 10th, 2012
10:12 am

Celisea – Oh yeah, you made an great point! EVERYBODY is single at lunchtime!LOL!!

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
10:18 am

Kimmie – Girl, it’s probably still happening in those areas but I saw so much of that. All I could do was SMH.

Leggs – Ask that dude outright what’s up? I’m sure that’s the cynic in me talking…lol Don’t have me as nothing if I’m not everythng. Okay that was all cliched and corny…lol Just saying. Don’t even play with me. You want something or not? If you don’t, get off my phone, get off my texts or help me understand. If we’re just text buddies cool. But don’t be trying have me situated and keeping your toe in the door JIC (just in case). Buzz off.

Okay I’m saying this nice and light…not mean and heavy nor cynical :)

disco

January 10th, 2012
10:18 am

kimmie – and to each his own but neither curly hair nor green eyes turn me on. I’ve never been a fan of “eyes not brown”. anything else looks scary to me. my friend’s brother was actually a good catch I just wasn’t trying to catch anything back then. I think I mentioned yesterday the lady that I met through volunteer (charity) work who wanted to hook me up with her son. my thought was that if your son was about something you wouldn’t need this charity I’m dishing up to you.

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
10:20 am

kimmie – What?, You mean to tell me you passed on the opportunity to have some ‘pretty kids’?!! Wow :lol:

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
10:21 am

@Celisea ~ I plan on doing just that, but haven’t heard back from him as of yesterday. It’s all good, I haven’t invested anything in him. No emotions, no anticipation for the next “good morning” text.

Pretty boy with green eyes 40 years old still living with mother and no job = heightened co-dependency issues!!

oneofeach4me

January 10th, 2012
10:22 am

I like lunch dates… MUCH less pressure it seems. I will have to agree with Slim though… it’s kinda hard to tell if it’s just “lunch” or if someone is actually interested if the invitation is coming from someone you already know.

Sassy Me...Juicy Fruit ;-)

January 10th, 2012
10:26 am

However, once Friday rolls around, he’s ghost surfacing again Monday morning…Unavailable folk acting like they’re available.

I still don’t understand why people do this…if you can’t play that’s fine but stay yo azz on the porch.

On topic: I think a lunch date is a good idea if you want to test the waters and get to know a person AND keep it light at the same time. Lunch is a structured time slot for many so it’s like having the best of both worlds…if lunch was great then dinner could be greater but if it was a bust then it’s no big deal so K.I.M…

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
10:26 am

Exiled!

January 10th, 2012
10:27 am

Lunch dates are Great!! for quickies! :lol:

@Kimmie..my late aunt(loved her to death,RIP ) set me up on a lunch date with one of her co-workers. We spoke on the phone and I asked what she was wearing…we hadn’t met yet,but Auntie would say she was a great chic..

Well,I’m shallow but real so I went over to the take away joint(carry out) hoping to meet her. She wad Not who I had in my imagination..lol

Rather than meet her but showing my huge disillusionment and utter disgust,I peeked her,as she was standing right there… and KIM :lol:

My excuse to her after lunch was,’ I was late and I think u were gone by the time I rolled by.’

Good morning!

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
10:28 am

I still don’t understand why people do this…if you can’t play that’s fine but stay yo azz on the porch.

Yep, yep and yep.

kimmie

January 10th, 2012
10:29 am

disco/Slim – Not into pretty boys AT ALL!! I like nice-looking manly-men!

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
10:29 am

“…it’s kinda hard to tell if it’s just “lunch” or if someone is actually interested.” – I would like to believe that during lunch, body language, certain questions, eyes twinkling, etc would be indicators as to whether I needed a warm body to warm the chair next to me, or I’m interested in getting to know you better. Now, if both parties are stoic and eating more than talking, it’s just lunch….

@Sassy Me ~ :lol:

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
10:30 am

Me too…crisp, clean cut, nicely put together. If you’re “pretty” please get on.

Exiled!

January 10th, 2012
10:30 am

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
10:36 am

kimmie – Yeah, i’m not into the ‘pretty boys’ either. But folks do have that mentality that because so and so has wavy hair & light-skinned with green eyes, that you’d at least have some ‘pretty’ kids. :lol:

The beau actually has wavy hair and he told me in high school there was this other chick with wavy hair as well. All his friends would push him to talk to her saying that they’d make a great couple based simply on the type of hair they shared.

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
10:40 am

Yeah, and that’s when you get that big lipped, cross-eyed baby….I digress

@BF ~ scoot over and make room for me…the natives are coming, the natives are coming!

kimmie

January 10th, 2012
10:40 am

Exiled – LOL!!! Now you know “great chick, nice personality” means “not so attractive”!LOL!

I admit to being a bit shallow too, just a bit. Dude aunt setup was short & overweight. He was not bad looking in the face. I could have gotten past the height & weight if other factors that intereted me were there. But he was not intellectual or well-read enough for me – talked about how he liked Freaknik! And the kicker was his car. It was covered in mud like it had just been pulled from the bottom of a lake and there was what appeared to be a bullet hole in the windsheild, no joke!

disco

January 10th, 2012
10:48 am

I know I’m not fair for discounting all black men with not brown eyes but I can hardly look a green/gray/hazel eyed person directly in the eye. (i say this because “off color” eyes on white people don’t spook me). I surely can’t imagine waking up to what I refer to as “funny colored eyes” for the rest of my life. I suppose I could get past the “good hair” but I can’t get past the eyes. no way, no how. I remember one guy practically batting his eyelashes at me trying to get me to tell him he had pretty eyes. all I could think was he looked scary.

kimmie

January 10th, 2012
10:56 am

disco – I don’t have a problem with the eyes if the complexion is lighter, it seems to blend in better. What is scary to me is a darker-skinned guy with light eyes! I knew this guy that was very dark and had hazel eyes and full pink lips. Talk about scary!!

Sassy Me...Juicy Fruit ;-)

January 10th, 2012
10:59 am

I remember one guy practically batting his eyelashes at me trying to get me to tell him he had pretty eyes. all I could think was he looked scary.

:lol: Did he have his baby hair swag in effect,too?…

dyslexicbunny

January 10th, 2012
11:00 am

@Randy, I always called it “don’t put the pen in company ink”. But I like the pier alternative too.

disco

January 10th, 2012
11:02 am

sassy – no baby hair but he did have the curly hair thing going on too. he was brown skinned though. guess if he’d been light he would have thought he was a trifecta.

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
11:03 am

O/T: Okay, I just randomly got msgs back to back of that Chilites song, “Oh girl” from the ex. I told him to quit sending me that crap…I mean the whole freaking song?!!

Exiled!

January 10th, 2012
11:04 am

those colored contacts always make some people look halloweenish!!

sometimes you can’t even tell if she’s looking at u or looking elsewhere…Scary! Lol

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
11:10 am

Dang SlimNu, your ex is feenin even harder now that he found out you’re in a committed relationship. Headsup, if his boy has your number, you may be hearing from him telling you again how messed up his head is right about now. I dated a guy that hid behind song. Somewhat refreshing in the beginning, until you realized everything he wanted to say or felt there was a song for it…it became disturbing.

Sassy Me...Juicy Fruit ;-)

January 10th, 2012
11:16 am

Dang disco…yeah if he had the “trifecta” he would’ve tried to woo you. Then would’ve looked like :shock: when that playted out stuff didn’t work.

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
11:16 am

That is waay to funny and hopefully not stalker scary. Dude needs to just move on. Folks never miss the water until the well runs dry.

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
11:25 am

Leggs – I really think that’s what it is, him knowing i’m with someone on a serious level. He said whenever he comes across certain quotes it makes him think of me. He also sent, “To be in a perfect relationship is impossible. As long as we are perfect together, that’s all that matters”. He is one of those guys who lives for the feeling of the chase. That’s also what contributed to us breaking up and getting back together so many times. He needs to try to get himself together right now.

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
11:28 am

And this is the same dude who told me that women expect too much by wanting to be in a monogamous relationship. So i’m supposed to automatically EXPECT to be cheated on and accept it? :shock: :roll:

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
11:40 am

That’s exactly what he’s telling you, SlimNu….he created is own carte blance. He was simply hoping you were dense enought to follow through with his plan.

Exiled!

January 10th, 2012
11:40 am

He must be rooting for Mitt Romney then Slim..the Mormon

polygamy is right around the corner…

Obama or Romney?? :idea: ;)

I’m Conflucted! :?:

:lol:

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
11:41 am

Guess we have the lunch crawl going on in here…Hey, do any of you all recall taking Slave Mathematics back in the day? :shock:

Exiled!

January 10th, 2012
11:41 am

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
11:44 am

Ex – What I found strange was the article stating Atlanta has been knocked down from the number 1 spot as far as Gayest cities…we have now been trumped by Utah. Isn’t that where many Mormans reside or am I mixing that up with Polygamist? lol

disco

January 10th, 2012
11:46 am

I’m not at lunch. in fact I’ve been wondering if time is standing still for anyone else. does time standing still have anything to do with slave mathematics?

dyslexicbunny

January 10th, 2012
11:50 am

You have one slave headed from LA to Boston at 294 mph and another going from Boston to LA at 421 mph. Where will they meet if time is at a standstill?

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
11:52 am

disco – I’m sure there is a word problem in there somewhere. If a slave worked from sun up to sun down, approximately how many hours did he/she work? BONUS: If they failed to pick enough bails of cotton during that time, how many beating would suffice for that amount of hours worked?

Dbunny lol

Sassy Me...Juicy Fruit ;-)

January 10th, 2012
11:52 am

Hey, do any of you all recall taking Slave Mathematics back in the day?

:shock:

The teacher claimed they were trying to integrate history into math…WTH? So by asking a child “how many oranges a slave picked” or “how many whippings a slave was gonna get” is barbaric and sends the wrong message. I’m still trying to rationalize the deductive reasoning that led to such a dumb,insentitive idea. Just because we have an African American POTUS does NOT mean racism is dead. It’s become more blatant than ever since his election.

Exiled!

January 10th, 2012
11:54 am

Slim?

So Atlanta was trumping San fransisco..now Utah

Lawd have mercy…..

I can’t understand Utah tho..seems quaint and country to accept that..

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
11:56 am

Sassy – Yeah, asking a MATH question that merely has slaves as the subjects is not teaching me history. It would be no different it they substituted Jews, Indians, Latinos etc into the mix. We are sooooo behind in education, it’s not even funny.

Sassy Me...Juicy Fruit ;-)

January 10th, 2012
12:00 pm

We are sooooo behind in education, it’s not even funny.

Coupled with “No child left behind statute” and there… you have APS cheating debacle as a result. Georgia has historically scored low when compared to the other states when it comes to education.

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
12:00 pm

Ex – Yeah Utah is a strange one if you ask me but I’ve never been to Utah so can’t really speak on what the haps are out there. So I guess that’s a good thing for the single ladies here that the numbers are dropping lol

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
12:03 pm

Exiled – Wait, I may have the answer…Brokeback Mountain?? i kid, i kid

abc

January 10th, 2012
12:10 pm

The South has always lagged in education, from elementary through college. That slave arithmetic stuff is pretty stupid, though. Or, really stupid.

Exiled!

January 10th, 2012
12:12 pm

I didn’t watch it Slim but if Utah wants to do an swap I think Atlanta guts will luv it..

we give them our gay dudes and Utah gives us her polygamous friendly ladies :D :)

howboutdat!!!!

Exiled!

January 10th, 2012
12:13 pm

Robert

January 10th, 2012
12:16 pm

“What do you think about the lunch date? Have you ever started a relationship with one?”

Gentlemen beware!!!….We live in hard times and if you are unemployed, lazy, married or in a committed relationship you should be worried about your woman having a lunch date with co-workers, old friends and the friendly Brother (Me) with the corner office who always has a smile and compliments for your woman. The only thing thats stopping “Me” is my respect for that woman. Lunch can turn to passion and desire.

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
12:17 pm

abc – I don’t understand if we KNOW how other countries fare on education, especially math & science, then wouldn’t it make sense to try to mimick their curriculum? Seems like everything is basically geared towards numerous standardized tests. What do I know though…

Ex – Um, what a way to turn that into a positive :lol:

kimmie

January 10th, 2012
12:17 pm

Robert – Like I said earlier, when lunchtime rolls around, seems everyone is SINGLE, even if they are not!

disco

January 10th, 2012
12:19 pm

Robert – lunch can turn into passion and desire… I’ll bite. where do you go for lunch?

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
12:23 pm

Robert – You can be anybody in that case…but that’s the whole trick with “going to lunch & lunch dates’ because of the laid-backness of the situation. If you were out to lunch with a co-worker and the significant other showed up, it would be easy to pass that off as ‘just lunch’ when in fact it could be a passionate and desirable hour session. My ex actually pulled that on me, when gut feeling told me otherwise. Come to find out, they did mess around.

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
12:23 pm

Look at Robert. So you’re the “hey whatcha doing for lunch” dude? Stooooop

kimmie

January 10th, 2012
12:24 pm

Slim – There are a lot of things other countries have figured out better than we have. Mimicking, or at least taking a few of the good ideas and implementing them would make perfect sense. But some may think that would make us socialists or communists or something!

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
12:25 pm

kimmie – Or maybe the ‘powers that be’ prefer us to be as dumbed down as possible.

disco

January 10th, 2012
12:27 pm

kimmie/slim – and besides, america is the GREATEST. all that and then some. it would be so beneath america to take a pointer from all those lesser countries.

kimmie

January 10th, 2012
12:27 pm

Slim – Bingo!

Exiled!

January 10th, 2012
12:38 pm

The folks with money in america actually prefer some type of feudal system,without saying it.

They want privileges for them and then crumbs for u and me.

They send their kids to pvt schools,they travel in pvt jets,they go overseas and have villa there and aspen etc and they declare wars that uall kids go over to fight.

And they keep the school system is Dummer as Dumb!
And they give u food stamps with Loads of sugar to make u fat dump and looking stupid! Lol

(boy I hated the sight of yhat fat lady with a fatt behind pushing an overflowing Cart,loaded with dumm stuff,Oreos,juice juice,stale shelf bread ,etc) :lol:

Exiled!

January 10th, 2012
12:39 pm

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
12:41 pm

Ex – You so wrong for that one.

kimmie

January 10th, 2012
12:44 pm

Exiled – You wrong for that, but right. :(

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
12:47 pm

Well, unfortunately, it’s cheaper to eat in an unhealthy way, as it is to eat healthier foods. They don’t even have a Whole Foods spot on the south side

disco

January 10th, 2012
12:47 pm

hush ex before they get a raise in their food stamp allotment so that they can afford fresher/healthier foods because then you’ll really be ticked when they have even more food stamps to buy more junk like oreos and juicy juice.

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
12:54 pm

kimmie

January 10th, 2012
12:54 pm

Slim – I saw on Dateline once that it’s easier to get a gun than fresh produce in Harlem.

Whole Foods is a rip-off and I can’t stand it’s CEO. So they can stay where they are for all I care. But it would be nice to have a Trader Joes closer. They have more reasonable and realistic prices.

Sassy Me...Juicy Fruit ;-)

January 10th, 2012
12:56 pm

They don’t even have a Whole Foods spot on the south side

They shole don’t…and even at the lil mom n pop grocery stores..the produce isn’t always the freshest and costs SOO much. It is easier for a mother/father/caretaker to stretch money farther with unhearthy options than healthier ones. Plus if you look at the way it’s marketed now, all they do is tell you how you can get aaallllllll of this salty, greasy,fatty food for just a few bucks..in a recession…and with folks losing jobs n such it’s a trap.

Sassy Me...Juicy Fruit ;-)

January 10th, 2012
12:57 pm

*unhealthy* ..geeze, but I digress. My typing sucks hard today…

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
1:00 pm

Sassy – Maybe because i’m from Bama, I grew up on fresh veggies & fruit. Very rarely did we eat oreos, candy or any other sugary treat. But I will say kool aid was a normal part of our ‘nutrition’. lol But anyway, i think that’s probably why i’m not real big on all that stuff now. If I eat cookies, it’s usually ONE or at the most two. To this day, I grab me a container of misc fruit from Publix to snack on.

kimmie

January 10th, 2012
1:00 pm

A great thing would be to try to grow a few things yourself, even if it’s just in a big pot on your patio. Otherwise, try to buy produce only in season and when it’s on sale. That way you can get fresher at a reasonable price. You may find you are paying the same for a bag of apples on sale versus a package of cheap processed cookies & chips.

It takes effort to eat healthy, but it’s well worth it. You save all around on health costs.

kimmie

January 10th, 2012
1:04 pm

I’ve just found that people really afford what they WANT to afford. They’ll moan about buying healthy food, but will find money for fake nails and eyelashes and weaves, the latest electronic gadget or overpriced kicks.

People do exactly what they want to do – it’s where they put their priorities.

kimmie

January 10th, 2012
1:07 pm

Slim – We didn’t have much of that junk growing up either. The few times we got a soda or cookies or fast food, it was indeed a treat. Even Koolaid was a treat, and my mom used to mix in lemon or pineapple juice the few times we got it. We had better teeth as a result too!

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
1:07 pm

kimmie – You have a point there. You’ll stand in line over night for some overpriced Jordan sneakers to look good on the outside but say to hell with paying to get a medical physical to ensure health on the inside lol

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
1:31 pm

Are we on a slow moving barge….man it is dismal in here.

I’ll bring up a topic I never bring up. How about that “mauling” of LSU last night. Yes, I had to watch the game with lil leggs and she allowed me to only turn to my shows during commercials. I let her think she was in control….

Sassy Me...Juicy Fruit ;-)

January 10th, 2012
1:42 pm

Slim Nu I understand what you mean…growing up we ate alot of fresh fruits n veggies cause we grew ours or could barter around the neighborhood. Now-a days it’s not like that…at least not in the hood. Folks just trying to make it and feed the cherrn and strecth money at the same time and alot of times it’s the worst food that’s the cheapest.

I’ve just found that people really afford what they WANT to afford.

Gotta agree with that,too….it’s about priorities.

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
1:43 pm

Leggs – I’m still here but I suppose we ran out of gas. I didn’t watch the game last night but the beau did end up going to a friends to watch it. The word ‘mauling’ that you used immediately brought back a flashback of the last Falcons game :lol:

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
1:49 pm

The announcer used the word “mauling” and I cracked up, because it was the perfect word…

Exiled!

January 10th, 2012
1:52 pm

I almost caused an abomination! :shock:

I am a fartee by nature..but I usually do the silent pheeeeeeeew ones..occasionally,the Loud bang.

Now a colleague is eating and chewing loudly while sitting in the cubicle across
and I’m on my desk reading,prepping for a meet and I got so engrossed that I almost released the loud thud…but caught it before o could do damage..

Whew…(wiping my brow) ! :lol:

Willie Dynamite

January 10th, 2012
1:55 pm

Afternoon All,

On Topic (I’m sure it has changed) – Lunch Dates are under-utilized. Some people thoughts are too restrictive. you can have a Lundh Date on the weekend. Use this as an opportunity to weed out riff-raff.

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
1:56 pm

Ex – It’s funny you brought flatulence up because I just got on mr man about the night before last. This fool has gotten to the point where he thinks it’s funny to let em rippppp now. But then he goes on to tell me it isn’t ladylike for chicks to do it. He said, I know we’re human and we all do it but yall ain’t supposed to let on that you even fart at all. Just for that, I let one go :lol:

kimmie

January 10th, 2012
2:01 pm

Willie – Yes, lunch on the weekends is a delight!

Exiled!

January 10th, 2012
2:06 pm

It kinda puts ‘human’ to the nice chic which sometimes for men,we don’t want to happen..we put our women in another zone sometimes..

So I understand ur man stance Slim..but go head and

Release aghhhhh.. :lol:

My late paternal grand dad once released it accidentally while we were having dinner:granny,uncles,unties etc and rather than saying sorry,he immediately called out the name of my brother sitting near him,apportioning blame. Here go the play:

Me: this food is so good,grand mum,nice cooking!

My Uncle: yes maa,it’s gooooo (before he completes sentence)

Granddad: bwaaaaaaa(loud crack)

Granddad: SIMON!!! Haaaaaa,what’s that?! :lol:

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
2:13 pm

I think I told yall about my experience at Old School Saturday last month. We all were dancing towards the dance floor but as soon as we got there, this plume of the grosses farts ever ran EVERYBODY away. It smelled like bad collard greens & 3wk old deviled eggs. That happened more than once and this chick says,” I guess that what we get for partying with the old folks”. Whoever it was, never left the dance floor. Just danced that fart right on out. :lol:

kimmie

January 10th, 2012
2:13 pm

Exiled – The kids do that all the time. They think it’s soooo funny! They’ll let one rip, then blame the other!

Sassy Me...Juicy Fruit ;-)

January 10th, 2012
2:19 pm

Whoever it was, never left the dance floor. Just danced that fart right on out

:shock:

Hope it wasn’t hot in there….

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
2:22 pm

@SlimNu ~ my kinda gal…I probably would have let one rip too if I had gas at that time (lol)…

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
2:24 pm

If there are any men around (since the topic of flatulence came up), what are some turn-off’s for you that women commit every now and then?? Same question for the women too about men?

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
2:25 pm

Sassy – It was hot on the dance floor :lol: ewwwwwww. You would have thought a bomb went off the way folks scattered. That fart was like light to a kitchen full of roaches :shock:

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
2:26 pm

“Just danced that fart right out.” – please stop. I can’t take much more….

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
2:28 pm

I don’t like men scratching their balls in front of me…not any man, the man at home. And, you don’t need to annouce every time you have to go to the bathroom! Daggoneit, just go !*#(#&@!

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
2:32 pm

you don’t need to annouce every time you have to go to the bathroom!

:lol: Oh my goodness, you’ve been spying on us? This fool will even open the door up just to tell me how bad it stinks in there. I’m like, I really don’t need a play by play of your bathroom episodes. And I ALWAYS see dudes adjusting themselves in public. Next thing you know, they are shaking someone’s hand with that same ball-tainted hand

Willie Dynamite

January 10th, 2012
2:36 pm

Slim – Tell the truth, was it You?

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
2:38 pm

A turn off for me would be smelling a guys feet. You run the risk of increased foot odor if you do NOT wear socks with your shoes.

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
2:39 pm

WD – In my Shaggy voice, “It wasn’t me”

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
2:39 pm

Turn off – I do not want to see your used Q-tips. Cover them thangs up with some tissue or push them down in the trash can

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
2:39 pm

@WillieD ~ she said that’s what she gets for going to Old School whatever it was….she thinks and old fart laid a very stinky fart.

Willie Dynamite

January 10th, 2012
2:43 pm

Leggs – You should go to Old School Saturdays. i think you would enjoy 9minus the fart part of course). You like to dance so that would be perfect for you.

Willie Dynamite

January 10th, 2012
2:46 pm

my typing sux today. oh well

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
2:54 pm

If the towel you dry off with after you shower, smells just as bad/sour as the gym clothes you wore 3 days ago, then get a CLEAN towel. lol

Randyt (aka time to shop for some new t-shirts)

January 10th, 2012
3:06 pm

Dayum, it’s 3:00 already. I totally skipped lunch, the company finally remembered I was on the payroll.

@ leggs re your morning laugh about my comment about being fortunate that no one at work turns me on…yeah, I have thought about crossing the line many times (and may technically have), but just because I occasionally do DUMBAZZ things, does not necesssarily mean I don’t know they are DUMB when I do them ;-) (and it is amazing how often the results are exactly what I suspected, not what I hoped).

Some of those t-shirts cover bruises, cuts and more than a few really vicious scars, LOL.

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
3:09 pm

Randy – if those many t-shirts were ace bandages, you’d be a mummy by now.

Randyt (aka time to shop for some new t-shirts)

January 10th, 2012
3:13 pm

O/T…the NC last night proved that when you have bigger faster stronger players you can knock down the 5th, 6th or maybe 10th, or lower teams with no problem…but…

…when you go against a team that has players just as big, bad, fast, and ugly as yours, then the coach better have a plan. Les Miles, in the immortal words of an LSU grad I work with, must have borrowed the Falcons offensive scheme/play book, since the LSU offense scored as many points as the Falcons offense did in the playoffs.

Randyt (aka time to shop for some new t-shirts)

January 10th, 2012
3:14 pm

They do double duty SlimNu, they really do.

Randyt (aka time to shop for some new t-shirts)

January 10th, 2012
3:16 pm

Off topic also…I’m getting texts from an old lover again. Which head should I think with??? Sometimes the lines don’t seem real clear ;-)

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
3:19 pm

Randy – I will assume that since you described them as ‘lover’ that it was just a fwb situation?

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
3:22 pm

“I occasionally do DUMBAZZ things, does not necesssarily mean I don’t know they are DUMB when I do them (and it is amazing how often the results are exactly what I suspected, not what I hoped).”

@Randyt ~ there’s your answer…you know which head to use!!!!

@WillieD ~ what is this Old School Saturday you and SlimNu are speaking of???

Randyt (aka time to shop for some new t-shirts)

January 10th, 2012
3:26 pm

@ slimnu…It wasn’t then, but not sure now. I think she wanted me (not consciously but subconsciously) to get rid of my daughter. I will compromise, I will try to accomodate both. But if these are not an option, then I can replace a lover…I can’t replace my daughter.

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
3:27 pm

Don’t do it Randyt. That’ll just result in another tshirt. The big head please, use the big head.

I see we’re done passing gas…

My kid got an 86 on her Spanish test :)

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
3:27 pm

Randyt – If I may, is that the lady you just parted ways a couple of months back?

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
3:27 pm

Leggs – You can check out the website here: http://www.oldschoolsaturday.com/ But they have an event once a month at various locations. Usually they will have it in a banquet hall of a hotel or, like last month, they had it at the convention center near the airport. They play all the hits from the 80’s on up. It’s not a thuggish type of atmosphere, tends to be older crowd from 30’s on up. I have been twice and always have a great time. I like how organized and nice they always are.

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
3:28 pm

Dang Randyt – You’re the blog studmuffin

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
3:29 pm

I don’t know why but after blogging a couple of days, I’m having to clear my cookies or the page gets hung up. This has been happening for like a month now.

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
3:30 pm

“I think she wanted me (not consciously but subconsciously) to get rid of my daughter” – this sounds like a wire might be needed….(lol).

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
3:31 pm

As you can see, folks come out styling and profiling…none of those white tee’s and airforce ones lol

Look good, People !!
– Dress it UP…not down
– FULL LENGTH Jeans are OK
– Dressy shorts are OK (e.g., linen)
– No sneakers
– No baseball caps
– No athletic attire
– No biker gear
– No “white tees”
– No sports jerseys
– No denim/jean shorts
– No cargo shorts
– No capri pants (men)
– No flip flops
– No tank tops

Thank you for respecting our dress code…we appreciate you!!!

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
3:31 pm

Excellente, Senorita Celisea!

Randyt (aka time to shop for some new t-shirts)

January 10th, 2012
3:33 pm

yeah Celisea…truth is I know that it is better to “lock the door firmly” when I leave or someone else does. I know. Not a good idea to look back other than to assess what you learned…never to retrace your steps.

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
3:33 pm

Wayment Leggs…gotta go to translator to get you a response…lol Oh wait “wait a minute” not wayment.

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
3:35 pm

Randyt – Okay, it’s against my better judgement but you sound like you’re in a slump, you have the green light to do what you’re feeling right now and deal with the after thought/assessment later. Only thought cause you sound like you’re slumping. It’s against my better judgement though. :)

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
3:35 pm

I am cracking up….Celisea is inventing her own language…

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
3:36 pm

That dress code either leaves you nekkid or in your Sunday go to meeting suit :)

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
3:36 pm

Randy – You keep saying I know so you’re basically that kid that hears you parent tell you, Don’t touch that stove because it’s hot, but touches it anyway.

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
3:37 pm

I heard “Thelma” from Good Times say that once on an episode. She said “wayment ma”

disco

January 10th, 2012
3:37 pm

studmuffin???

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
3:37 pm

C – Yeah pretty much. You should’ve seen all the “old pimp” looking dudes in their hats, long ankle-lenght trench coats, canes and colored shoes to match whatever colored 15 piece suit they happened to have on. :lol:

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
3:38 pm

And the same liniment will be needed for that burn.

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
3:40 pm

Slimnu – I need to go back in the archives and pull that “ode” I did a couple months back. I can’t remember who I did it to but it was me and SexyC and I think Blackfoote blogging late one evening. I think WillieD popped in. But your post reminds me of that…lol

Please don’t tell me that had that “leaning to the side” sway/swag going on? You can’t pimp the zoot suits without the 1970’s lean

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

January 10th, 2012
3:40 pm

A lunch date, during the week nah. If were off ok, the weekend would be more plausible, no time constraints to contend with.

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
3:41 pm

That’s what some of those cats had on at Eschelon for Leggs’ birthday. Gangsta lean, woo hoooo

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
3:42 pm

Easily Slim, easy on those “cat daddies”. I was in Echelon about 2 years ago and I swore there must have been a Mack Daddy Convention in town…wall to wall “cat’s with her matching suit and shoes and walking canes….everyone walking around like they’re Mister Big….

Randyt (aka time to shop for some new t-shirts)

January 10th, 2012
3:42 pm

:-) ;-) ;-)

yeah…I know (looking down at bunred fingers), but how could I tell if it was hot unless I touched it???

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
3:42 pm

This is happening more often than not and it’s scary….telepathy.

Slim summoned For Real
I summoned Blackfoote
Somebody else last week because I was thinking how coincidental.

Hey there Blackfoote

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
3:44 pm

C – Girrrrrrl, when we first walked in, 3 of them were just standing there like they were posing in one of those cheesy club pics. Guess who was the standing in the middle?……the shortest one!!! Why come the shortest pimp always seem to have the most respect?!!! (and yes I said why come lol)

Did yall catch this part: No capri pants (men) I can honestly say I have not seen a man in capri pants yet.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

January 10th, 2012
3:44 pm

Cely you summoned me from the under the stairwell. I have been under a lot of daggone work.

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
3:45 pm

@Celisea ~ yep, there were some that night too, but not like the one a few years back. It was sight for sore eyes. Sometimes you had to rub your eyes to make sure that old man that walked by didnt need an oxygen tank…

Note to self: get off the dance floor before you’re really old dancing the old woman’s dance a/k/a” popping the pelvis”…oh heck no!

Randyt (aka time to shop for some new t-shirts)

January 10th, 2012
3:46 pm

“I can honestly say I have not seen a man in capri pants yet.”

I have, and the therapy since then to rid me of that visual has been very expensive ;-)

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
3:47 pm

Slimnu – LOLOL…he was probably the thickest one too…”Lil Thickums”

Google is a hot button…I found that ode in like 10 sec…it was Me, Simpleman, PR, Sassy and SexyC and WillieD(coming in late), cutting up that day…Ode to Old Gs…lol

Blackfoote – Why are you still under the stairs? I thought someone gave you a pass

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
3:48 pm

Regarding telepathy, Cel, I wonder who will be summoned next lol (insert scary music here)

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
3:48 pm

I’ve seen men in capris…this young guy at my church but his come down almost the length of pants. I can tell though, they’re capris.

disco

January 10th, 2012
3:48 pm

not a 15 piece suit. I’ve actually seen guys in capris. one of them actually made it look kind of hot. of course they were more of a baggy cargo and he wore leather sandals with them. it worked. what’s killing me though is these men walking around in skinny jeans. heck, every woman doesn’t need to be walking around in skinny jeans.

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
3:49 pm

I don’t know Slim, let’s test….

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
3:50 pm

disco – LOL….you are soooo right

Simpleman :| (test)

Randyt (aka time to shop for some new t-shirts)

January 10th, 2012
3:50 pm

Sidebar to Leggs re trips to the gym…That personal trainer beat my azz up last night. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER get there 30 minutes early and ask the guy what to do until your scheduled time. “Go do a full 30 minutes on the stairclimber then we will get started with the core stuff!!!”

…”WHAT?”

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
3:51 pm

What about skinny jeans when ain’t nothing skinny but the ankles or bottom leg? Then somebody looks like they’re lollipopping.

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
3:51 pm

I absolutely abhor those long shorts thuggish men are wearing as long pants…UUGGH!!

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

January 10th, 2012
3:51 pm

Cely a pass, who on this world would do that. I get a pass straight into a brick wall.

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
3:52 pm

You deserve to be beat up asking what to do for the next 30 mins standing IN A GYM!!! (lol).

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
3:53 pm

Blackfoote – I’m giving you a pass. You’ve been a upstanding blog citizen.

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
3:53 pm

Oh no, now we’re lollipopping…my throat is parched from laughing…I need more water.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

January 10th, 2012
3:55 pm

Noooo way a dude in capris, I’ve seen guys in them and do not want to ever again.

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
3:55 pm

BF HAS BEEN PARDONED….BF HAS BEEN PARDONED….BF HAD BEEN PARDONED!!!!!

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
3:57 pm

Randy – Do you have a fever hun? :lol: Whenever you ask that question they will almost certainly give you some cardio or ab work to do. I didn’t go to the gym yesterday and am mentally talking myself out of going today but we’ll see.

Skinny jeans on a guy are even worse when they turn around and SAG them. What’s the point of wearing pants at all?

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

January 10th, 2012
3:58 pm

Well I’ll be darned how sweet, thanks Cely. Sometimes you just don’t know how someone else views you.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

January 10th, 2012
4:01 pm

Leggs what, am I a free man? No more going under hte stairs, no more banging my head against the wall.

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
4:02 pm

“an upstanding” not a upstanding

Blackfoote – You was treating this place like a chat room at first…lol I’m kidding man, I’m kidding :) Celisea now ducks.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

January 10th, 2012
4:02 pm

the……what a small word to mispell.

Randyt (aka time to shop for some new t-shirts)

January 10th, 2012
4:03 pm

@ Leggs and SlimNu…if that counter on that dayum stair climber was correct, I could have climbed almost to the Observation deck on the Empire State Building. Says I climbed upteen stories and yet it sure seemed to me that I was in the same spot I started…sure didn’t seem any higher ;-)

Those stair climbers are frikkin painful after about fifteen minutes or so.

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
4:04 pm

I tried to do the stair thingy and I didn’t last a good 2 minutes. Seriously I couldn’t get past level one either. That just shows I’m so not fit.

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
4:06 pm

Anybody on here knows….I’ve wondered what is the best machine for working out? I always resort to the treadmill. It’s doable for me and probably the easiest. I could “feel” that stairclimber the minute I started. I’m sure that would have been more effective.

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
4:07 pm

You is free! Stand tall and walk with pride. Your one ally, Senorita Celisea, has been monitoring you all along (unbeknowst to any of us) and her one man petition has been honored. Go in peace and don’t do anything to rescind this and place you back under the stairs.

O/T: Speaking of all that, here’s the final dissolution for my case. Received papers last night. The 18-yr old was sentenced to 6 years for breaking in and stealing from my home. 2 years to serve and the rest on probation.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

January 10th, 2012
4:07 pm

Cely no ducking allowed goes to show how my mind operates. Very sloooowly, not one of the quick wit dudes that sometimes appear on here.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

January 10th, 2012
4:11 pm

One ally, I’ll go to fight for Cely anytime.

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
4:11 pm

@Celisea ~ I prefer the ellipitical over the treadmill anyday. You’ll burn more calories. When I first started 2 mins nearly knocked me out. I can now do 30 mins, but that’s about it.

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
4:13 pm

Blackfoote – Are you saying you got my back? Awwwww aren’t you just sweetums :) I ain’t go too many of them…lol Probably a few that might push me in front of a train though…lol I kid I kid.

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
4:14 pm

Leggs – Got on that too and got right back off…lol I’m like you. I’ll have to build stamina on something other than the treadmill. I think though your body gets use to the same thing so you have to switch up sometimes. I need to do something different.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

January 10th, 2012
4:15 pm

Speaking of stairs when I played football in high school at Avondale, we used to have to run up and down that damn stadium for practice. When we were done and you sat down the nerves in our legs would continue jerking up and down. I think we invented the wobble way back then, even though I can’t do it.

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
4:16 pm

Sounds like you need do a circuit workout, Celisea.

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
4:17 pm

I’m sure I do. Where did everybody go? Well I guess it was just Slim and Randyt (and you Leggs). Y’all come on back.

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
4:17 pm

:lol: :lol: @ inventing the wobble…funny!

Randyt (aka time to shop for some new t-shirts)

January 10th, 2012
4:22 pm

@BF…I didn’t pay much attention to people running the stadiums much until one day just for the heck of it I tried it…dayum. Just…dayum.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

January 10th, 2012
4:22 pm

Leggs exactly what are you trying to work off. There’s a saying, don’t fix it if it aint broke.

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
4:22 pm

The Wobble is one of the easier dances that have come along in a long time..

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
4:24 pm

Awwww, thank you BF. Just maintainng, hon, just maintaining. Don’t want to get too comfortable and look up one day to see my a$$ as wide as my couch!

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
4:24 pm

Cel – Have you tried the elliptical machine? A little more effective than treadmill but not as brutal as the stair machine

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
4:24 pm

Ain’t it funny now how rap is such the thing. Commercials, songs (everybody want’s to feature some rapper), etc. I remember when back in the day folks was running for the hills at the sign of such hoodlumism. Naturally I’m listening to music and everybody’s got some rapper featured. Then I’m thinking about the corny/cheesy AFLAC commercial just released with all rapping…lol

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

January 10th, 2012
4:25 pm

RandyT what made matters worse was the stadium is all concrete, and the steps are a foot and a half high.

Willie Dynamite

January 10th, 2012
4:26 pm

RandyT – Did you get/give an answer about the text from the Old Lover? SN:you playing or just a softball question for discussion amongst the unknowing?

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
4:26 pm

Slimnu – I think I’m gonna try that on my next visit. I do the treadmill probably out of habit. Walking has always worked for me but I want to amp things up a bit. I think that’s gonna take me getting out of my comfort zone. I can walk the treadmill if I’m distracted…I can walk and walk and walk…easily. I burn the calories and stuff but it just seems if it’s too easy it’s probably time for a change.

Randyt (aka time to shop for some new t-shirts)

January 10th, 2012
4:28 pm

I can beat the elliptical these days, and prefer it. A couple of years ago, I got to where I could run it solid at level 8 for as much as 40 minutes or so without collapsing, but not sure I could today. It takes doing it maybe four nights a week for awhile to get back to there. This can’t be the same body that could handle the abuse at Ft. Bragg all those years ago…can’t be. I was dying last night.

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
4:28 pm

@Celisea ~ you need to get on the elliptical. You’ll love it.

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
4:29 pm

Okay, elliptical it is…y’all got me amped now. I’m saying that but I hope I can hold to it. I run if it’s beating me up too much. Back to the old standard treadmill.

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
4:33 pm

On the ellipitical, don’t look at the clock, but look at calories burned as an incentive to stay on longer…

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
4:35 pm

BF – OMG, I went to Avondale HS for 3yrs before I transferred to SWD. Hmmm?

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

January 10th, 2012
4:36 pm

I tried a Kilmanjaro trail on a treadmill (not for long exactly 37 sec) had to hurry up and back out of that one. Came back to a doable flat street level.

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
4:38 pm

I can walk and walk and walk…easily.

Cel – I just read somewhere recently that you’ll need to change the routine if you’re able to do it with your eyes closed and too easily. Now I won’t lie and say the elliptical is EASY but once you get into it, it’s good. There is a point when you first start that you’ll want to go back to what you know but try to work through it. I usually do about 20+ minutes then run on treadmill for another 15 or so.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

January 10th, 2012
4:39 pm

Slim1 what, another Blue Devil in the house. Although you graduated from SWD 3 years at Avondale you’re still a devil.

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
4:40 pm

@BF wasn’t in high school the time you were in high school, SlimNu (lol). Well, I hope not (LOLOLOL).

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

January 10th, 2012
4:43 pm

LOL……@Leggs

I said I was slow, they had to put me out at some point and time……LOL

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
4:44 pm

Yeah right, you ain’t that slow, buddy! You’re pretty quick…

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
4:44 pm

Leggs – Yeah I figured he wasn’t there when I was there which is why I didn’t state the years I attended or asked him. But it’s just not very often I hear anyone admit they went there :lol:

BF – I’m not sure if the performing arts program was in the works then, but that’s what I did when I went there. My mom thought I was starting to ’smell myself’ and had too many friends, so we moved and I ended up being a Panther the last 2yrs of HS. I must admit, it was a welcome change to go to a school with a winning football team

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
4:47 pm

Thanks Leggs and Slim. Dr. Oz said that too. He was saying sometimes you have to trick the body. That if it gets use to the same routine, that routine becomes less effective.

Leggs – I usually have music, a mag or a book. If I’m watching the time it’s gonna be 5 minutes of less :)

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
4:48 pm

“or”

I know I’m not disciplined at all when it comes to this. That’s why I’ve never joined a gym. Join and then nothing. A waste of money.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

January 10th, 2012
4:53 pm

Yeah I remember when they changed to a performing arts school, I was long gone by then. The winning footbal team was in 74, I’m proud to say Quad AAAA State Champions. Team mates Danny Buggs ( wide reciever) from Scotdale went on to play with Washington Redskins he won a Super Bowl, and Cliff Austin (running back) played with New Orleans and the Falcons.

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
4:54 pm

Cel – When those legs start burning you feel like you’ve been on that thing for at least 10 minutes. You look down and the time reads 1:22 :lol:

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
4:56 pm

Play 212…I think it fell a few weeks back though???

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
4:59 pm

Slimnu – Okay I LOL for real on your 4:54 because that is the truth on anything exhausting… You think you’re hitting your stride, burning calories and it ain’t even been 2 minutes…lol That is sooo true.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

January 10th, 2012
5:01 pm

Cely 2 minutes can seem like 2 hours depending what you’re working on.

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
5:02 pm

Alright peeps, i’m out of here…and you’ve encouraged me not to skip the gym today. Elliptical, here I come. ;-)

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
5:04 pm

Life will be so much easier if you can accept that things don’t always go as planned and see that these are often magnificent opportunities.

Nite!

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
5:05 pm

Blackfoote – So true. You’re working late today? You’re normally out by 3.

Goooo Slim. As I plan to go home and do nothing. Maybe I’ll hit the gym for real.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

January 10th, 2012
5:05 pm

Talk of high school I spent more time roaming the hallways and campuses at Gordon, Walker, SWD, and Towers than I did at my own school……LOL

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
5:06 pm

Who the heck does a wire this late and don’t fund for it. Dang fire alarm after 5:00. I think I’ll let this one sit until tomorrow.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

January 10th, 2012
5:06 pm

Cely yep, gotta stay here for IT to do their thing on the computers.

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
5:08 pm

Gotcha…well buddy, I’m out. Stay from under the stairway and find yourself a nice 2nd floor blog apartment and call it home :)

Night!!

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

January 10th, 2012
5:10 pm

LOL….got it, moving up.