Friday, November 26, 2010

Jus Me and my Pinot Grigio

Okay It's Wednesday night and I have a party to go to but no partner in crime (home girl) to roll out with me??? WTH ! So What do I do? Roll Solo! Hey a girls gotta do, what a girls gotta do. Shout out to Black N LA for hosting the Pre-Thanksgiving Celebration at Xino Restaurant and Lounge in Santa Monica. Good looking people, cool atmosphere, great patio, bangin' DJ and Me! I started the night out with a glass of wine, Pinot Grigio and held a semi-interesting conversation with a 47 year old man who probably shouldn't have been there (stay in your lane!). Gave myself a tour of the Lounge and was impressed. Met another 30-something year old guy who was friendly and kept me company for a minute. The conversation was pretty cool until the "played out question" reared its ugly head. Do you cook? My immediate response was going to be - Do YOU cook? I'm sorry but if that's one of the first 5 questions you ask a woman when you first meet her it already tells me YOU have no skills in the kitchen. Sidebar -Now don't get me wrong I cook but I ain't from the South and you will not be getting collard greens and cornbread or Sunday dinner like the movie Soul Food sorry (meet me at Big Mama's house for all that)! But will you eat, Yes! Do you have a problem with me experimenting in the kitchen trying out new recipes? if so, then I suggest you get your Culinary Arts degree and cook 4 me! Some of us career woman don't cook "every day" however will I attempt to do so Yes. I'm trying not to rip this guy a new one because I've been told that I can be a little "Harsh" in the beginning so I let that question slide and gave him the benefit of the doubt. But surprisingly he stated it was a pleasure to meet me, shook my hand and left the spot before me. Wow okay. But that was a relief for me, no pressure to give my number out. Cool maybe I wasn't what he was looking for and guess what, I'm okay with that. Needless to say I really didn't see any other potential men I would have been interested in. However, I continued on to my 2nd glass of wine- Riesling, and met up with another guy I met at a previous event. I couldn't turn down an invitation to "drop it low" to a few "old school joints" and it was Deuces by 1:30am. I had a good time, All by My Damn Self.  Stay tuned....for the next Adventure :) Smooches and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

First Impressions

Good evening Beautiful People,
Lets review my most recent "First Impression" of a guy. Let me first give you a little history of myself. I am a woman in my mid-30's and have "some" old school values. Chivalry is not dead ! But obviously I've transitioned into this new technical era and have embraced the blogging, texting and social networking community. However, my confusion at this point is, to what degree do we allow technology to take over. Recently I was introduced to a guy (via third party) and we exchanged numbers. My first phone call with him was when I received a text message from him. What happened to picking up the phone and calling????? If there were no texting you wouldn't have a choice. For me this is a complete turn off. In addition, I reserve text messages to people that I have already established a relationship with. Is it me? or is texting so impersonal? Especially if I don't know you! As a result, I didn't respond. I'm not cutting the guy off (i'm not that evil :) I will give him a second chance but I really want to see how long it's going to take for him to call me so we can have an "actual" conversation. Talk to me ppl


Greetings Beautiful People,

Tonight I had an epiphany! I complain so much about the so-called "LA Dating Scene" that I decided to Blog about it! I don't know if I'm reinventing the wheel and a similar Blog is being explored, but I hope you join me in "analyzing" how dating has evolved and help me (or we help each other) in deciphering what is REALLY GOING ON !  I guarantee this is going to be a wild ride, Lol. I'm definitely going to keep it interesting as I will share with you my Adventures in Dating! I'm pretty sure Men and Women alike will have their "opinion" to share and will not be afraid of a healthy debate. I've read Steve Harvey's book "Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man" and it was very informative but now I hear there is a former NFL wife who is coming out with "Why Do I Have to think Like a Man?", this should be interesting. Although these books have good intentions I'm having trouble just getting to the 1st Date. Which is where you (the reader) come in at, I am open to all opinions and welcome the discussion. However, I ask that we all be "respectful" of each others comments. I don't have any particular Goals with this blog but believe this open forum will help us all have a better understanding of the "complications" to dating and understanding each other and our expectations of the opposite sex. All stories posted and parties involved will maintain Anonymity in an effort to show respect. Let the Games Begin.....