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The Ex Files: Keep old mementos?

My friend Lewis recently had dinner at his lady friend’s house. He noticed a lot of racy pictures of her that she displayed in her living room. When he inquired about them, she said that her former boyfriend took the pictures and she kept them because they were so beautiful. I am not sure if Lewis was bothered more by the nearly nude images or the fact that the “guy before him” took them.

He asked me if I kept things from past relationships and I actually had to think really hard to remember. I had kept a lot! I also forgot that some of it came from an ex. It’s interesting to see how the things we hold on to from our past relationships become a part of who we are. If it was a gift from an ex, the sentimental value is there but that doesn’t mean we haven’t moved on.

How much “stuff” do you still have from your past relationships? Would you keep racy pictures, sex tapes, jewelry, etc. that would be a constant reminder about them?

Would your exes be surprised at the things you still have from the time you spent together?

Would you want the person you are dating to conceal those sentimental things?

P.S. Did you know that you can make money by selling stuff from your exes? “Never Liked it Anyway” lets you unload stuff from bad relationships. Yes. I am mad that I didn’t think of this too.

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

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Into the Light

January 26th, 2012
4:09 pm

HST, tapping foot….sighing…..waiting…..

And where is BF? I thought we would be finishing up our shopping spree by now, and I’d be headed home with a sweet little robins-egg blue box tucked in my Birkin. And strutting in my new shoes.

Hmph!

HST

January 26th, 2012
4:11 pm

The old blindside eh?

Celisea, get a PO BOX and it will be there soon enough.

However, you have 1 minute to describe what I asked for from you for the procurement of said bag…

HST

January 26th, 2012
4:13 pm

moving forward…

Celisea

January 26th, 2012
4:14 pm

HST – I can’t remember what I ate for lunch an 2 hours ago…lol I don’t go back to re-read on here unless somebody ticks me off and I need to be correct before I snap…lol And for your posts on this page, I skimmed. I saw your moniker and thought “handbag” Some things on here grabs my attention but most once I’ve passed the post it’s as good as gone/retained.

Exiled!

January 26th, 2012
4:14 pm

HST?

careful Celisea is seeing another blogger

she may luv nice things but be Very careful

Her Dude is Italian and u might wanna watch a movie bout Italians before u try bed her

We may never see ur body again Ever! :lol:

Into the Light

January 26th, 2012
4:15 pm

Celisea – you had a reuben sandwich, a pickle, and a diet coke. :lol:

(sorry, afternoon is kinda slow, thought a game of “Guess my Meal” might liven things up)

Into the Light

January 26th, 2012
4:16 pm

LOL@Ex. Do those rules apply even though it’s not 2031 yet?

HST

January 26th, 2012
4:19 pm

Exiled, why does buying a purse mean sex? When has that ever worked out for you?

Mobsters are usually cowards and I have guns also. Plus, people like me more than money, I save lives.

Leggs

January 26th, 2012
4:21 pm

@HST ~ you have me mixed up with SexyCool.

Exiled!

January 26th, 2012
4:22 pm

HST?

u dole out purses and trinkets to chics for no return?

just for fun?

U live in Midtown Atlanta?

Into the Light

January 26th, 2012
4:23 pm

Exiled!

January 26th, 2012
4:23 pm

ITL?

U know Celisea is saving that stuff for 2031

and some man is gon buy thinking they get a chance

:sad:

Leggs

January 26th, 2012
4:24 pm

@HST ~ haven’t you realized anything you say to Ex equates to sex. You can tell him your fingernail snagged your sweater and he’ll turn that into sex.

HST

January 26th, 2012
4:25 pm

FTR, I have no design on any person out here. I am here for fun and to look at others’ perspective on dating/single life. I do see that the same bloggers are out here regularly though.

Celisea

January 26th, 2012
4:25 pm

HST – Noooooooo…I was in Patrick’s office

Wait, I almost suggested a POB…lol I wanted black, leather, medium size…you can work with that can’t you. I’m not picky :)

Into the Light

January 26th, 2012
4:27 pm

HST, I will pass along to you some blog wisdom that I learned the hard way: have a thick skin and don’t take anything said here (or yourself) too seriously.

Now about my Birkin……

HST

January 26th, 2012
4:28 pm

Celisea

January 26th, 2012
4:30 pm

Yes MMeelloo – I just luuuves me some Purple. It’s 2038 but that might get pushed up earlier :) (I kid)

ITL – Half sandwich..tuna, sweet tea and kettle cooked chips (small bag)

Exiled!

January 26th, 2012
4:32 pm

HST?

the men on here have sharp elbows coz they may have sniffed some of what u trying to latch onto

Careful! :lol:

Still,just buying stuff for a lady willy nilly ain’t cutting it

I know gays are nicer than us horn dawgs!
??????

HST

January 26th, 2012
4:32 pm

ITL, I got your message but BlackFoot said he was going in halfsies and he’s no where to be found…

Celisea, I’ll be sure to get right back on that…

HST

January 26th, 2012
4:36 pm

Exiled, I was gonna buy her a bag because I can. Floss on fakers and horn-dogs…I expected nothing in return. When you do figure that stuff gets you laid, you will have found a prostitute. Enjoy!

Celisea

January 26th, 2012
4:38 pm

HST – From my last post, it’s officially 19 minutes later (4:30) than the 1 minute I had to describe what I wanted. I had to do a quick meeting and then laugh at a coworker that called me to crack jokes. In light of these to distractions, I didn’t see the 1 minute clock. Plus my computer is slow in refreshing (only this site though…go figure).

Into the Light

January 26th, 2012
4:39 pm

What-EV!

I’m opening the blog bar. Leggs, you want a mojito while I’m mixing?

HST

January 26th, 2012
4:46 pm

@Celisea, I posted the one minute at 1611. However, why don’t you think about exactly what you want with-in reason (cough*cough*Birkin*cough*not*cough) and I’ll reconsider.

@Leggs, that’s who it was…SexyCool. Where’s she today? I thought she was always out here?

Exiled!

January 26th, 2012
4:46 pm

HST? 4:36

I noting the Dwight temper in u! :lol:

HST

January 26th, 2012
4:47 pm

ITL, funny you say that, I just poured a drink neat for myself. May I get anyone else something?

HST

January 26th, 2012
4:49 pm

Exiled, I am noting that I don’t understand what you just said.

Exiled!

January 26th, 2012
4:50 pm

HST?

it’s ok :lol:

Leggs

January 26th, 2012
4:51 pm

Mojito sounds define…

Leggs

January 26th, 2012
4:53 pm

@HST ~ SexyC cool is concentrating on her job duties and other things and won’t be blogging as much. She’ll pop in every so often. If I remember correctly, she did her event and completed in a little over an hour??? Her time was very good?

HST

January 26th, 2012
4:54 pm

Here you go Miss…(he slides the drink to her)

Leggs

January 26th, 2012
4:54 pm

@HST ~ you remind of someone, rather your style that is.

HST

January 26th, 2012
4:55 pm

Cool and that is a very good time that SC did.

HST

January 26th, 2012
4:55 pm

A Southern Gentleman…we still exist.

Celisea

January 26th, 2012
4:59 pm

HST – I’m a refine yet simple and very easy to please woman. I’d like to do a test run on your taste. I don’t know what “with-in” reason means for you…especially when it’s your dime. I’ll say though if you can get a coach for $250 or under I’ll be pleased. I mean if you can go cheaper I’m happy with that :) I just need enough room to stick my checkbook, comb, car keys, small note pad and an LV small purse about 6×4x2. :)

HST

January 26th, 2012
5:00 pm

When I first came out here, there was several people causing disturbances. I got caught up in the mix and was accused of being other people. Ron Burgundy was one of them. That’s the best relation I have of me out here but you or others very well could know me from the being in the city.

One way to know it’s me is I don’t use Oxford Commas. That or my writing style in general.

HST

January 26th, 2012
5:02 pm

Celisea, you went back and read…I’m flattered.

Celisea

January 26th, 2012
5:07 pm

HST – Actually, I hit refresh and your last comment is what came up….lol Like I said my computer, for this site is slow as molasses so I’m lagging behind. Not that I’m not listening :)

Celisea

January 26th, 2012
5:16 pm

My manager has made this transition of the ballplayer’s portfolio a huge deal and I’m just loving how irritated he’s become in all of this. The chick that taking my place has already called and told on him. Yesterday she told me of about 3 or 4 issues where she called my manager (again) and said she’s not dealing with that (those isses)….lol I LOVE IT….She told me my manager told her call him and tell him what you’re not going to deal with??? Say what? She NEVER said that to me. To boot, he’s asking her (when she lay down the law) “what should I do”….are you freaking kidding me??? The things she’s telling him are the things he pushed back with me. But um, yeah he’s playing dumb and wouldn’t dare display that behavior again.

I AM SIMPLY LOVING THIS.

Into the Light

January 26th, 2012
5:26 pm

Sorry, y’all; I had an unexpected visitor.

Ahhhh, the Oxford comma. I’m not a fan of ambiguity, so I use the serial comma, HST.

Celisea

January 26th, 2012
5:33 pm

ITL- Can I get a virgin drink?

Into the Light

January 26th, 2012
5:36 pm

You know you can, Cely! What sounds good? Pina Colada? Daquiri? Shirley Temple?

Celisea

January 26th, 2012
5:39 pm

Right now all three…….lol

Into the Light

January 26th, 2012
5:42 pm

LOL. I know what you mean. It’s been that kind of day. And it looks like I’m going to be here for awhile…..

Celisea

January 26th, 2012
5:46 pm

ITL – Well I’m about to run. While I’m leaning over to reach for my bag you can slip a little something in my drinkS.

Night!

HST

January 26th, 2012
5:51 pm

ITL, I despise mediocrity and I certainly don’t speak passive. I do like your decision to make one as how to type. It really was just a reference for those who question or whatever as to whom I am.

Hey gals/guys, it’s time for fun with the GF, she’s about home from the grind. She spoke of fresh tomatoes and I love (so hard to say without ‘phrasing’ because it’s a fruit but with cooking implied it’s as a vegetable; however, I’m having it in salad so what does that qualify as?) fruit/vegetable?

Questions? Thoughts? I have to go…it’s been fun today. Thank you for that bloggers…

Exiled!

January 26th, 2012
5:52 pm

Unexpected visitor?

@ITL

carry ur tampoons Always! :lol:

HST

January 26th, 2012
5:54 pm

Celisea, run as in go-home or jog?

Still open to one (maybe two) neat shot thoughts…

HST

January 26th, 2012
5:54 pm

HST

January 26th, 2012
5:57 pm

Bye bloggers, have a nice evening.