Cocktails & Conversations: Oct. 18th!

Cocktails & Conversations: Oct. 18th!


Liquor liquor all around, lets all have a DRINK!
Folks spend a lot of time talking online and it’s time to do it face-to-face! Don’t be scurred! lol

This is a great opportunity to check out and say farewell to Cantina Marina since they will be closing at the end of the month for redevelopment and for you to walk around the new and improved DC Wharf. Cantina Marina is on the water, so bring a jacket and be mindful of the temperatures on event day.

Getting There:
Cantina Marina is located at the Wharf in SW DC.

If you decide to drive, there is a paid surface parking lot. There’s also a new garage off Maine Avenue SW.

Waterfront Metro: Green (about 5 minutes away)
L’Enfant Plaza: Blue, Orange, Silver, Green, Yellow (about 8 minutes away)


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So I had been doing the online dating thing for a while which made me kind of hip to some of the deceptive things that a lot of men do with their pictures and profile information.  As I was perusing this guy’s profile trying to determine if I should swipe left or right, I decided “what the heck?” and swiped right.  He was attractive and cleaned up nicely according to his picture.  However, he only had ONE picture [RED FLAG #1] and his mouth was closed [RED Flag #2] which made me concerned that he might have a yuckmouth.

He swiped right too, so that opened the door for us to start chatting back and forth.  We chatted for a little bit and then he gave me his number so that we could speak on the phone.  He seemed cool, but I made certain that I shared my fear as it related to his profile.

Me: You looked really nice in your picture. I loved that suit.
Him: Yeah, that was at my homeboy’s wedding a couple of months ago.
Me: Nice! Well, I must admit that I was a little apprehensive to swipe right.
Him: Why?
Me: Because a lot of guys who don’t smile in their profile pictures tend to have bad teeth.
Him: [laughs] Nah, my teeth are cool. I just don’t smile in pictures.

I suggested that we video chat to make certain there was no catfish action going on on either of our parts.  In the event that he was extremely unattractive, I figured that was the best thing to do so that I wouldn’t waste my time meeting him in person and also so that he wouldn’t feel slighted in the event that he didn’t find me attractive [which wasn’t going to happen because I’m cute as sh**….according to my parents at least. lol]

The video chat began and boy oh boy was I UNpleasantly suprised! Not only did this dude have an overbite with a gap and talked with a lisp, he looked like an Amish caveman with a grizzly bear. A hot a$$ mess!

This Date Is OVER!

His lispy gap wasn’t the biggest problem, as I was mostly bothered by his overall appearance.  He looked scruffy and my face just couldn’t hide my disappointment.  I tried to address the situation in the most polite way that I could think of, which probably wasn’t very polite at all, by asking him if he was having a rough day, sort of. [lol]

Me: So what’s going on with your hair?
Him: Nothing much. I wasn’t really expecting us to video chat so soon, so I wasn’t all that ready.
Me: Soooooo when was the last time you actually went to the barbershop?
Him: Umm probably not since my man’s wedding in April.
Me: April? APRIL? But it’s JUNE! You mean to tell me you haven’t had a haircut in two months and you’re cool with that?
Him: I don’t really go anywhere, but work, so I don’t really go to the barbershop because nobody sees me.


This is already starting off on the wrong foot because if regular grooming is not a part of your repertoire, who knows what other hygiene habits you disregard.   [Under my breath] this not gonna work for me.
Him: I guess I should probably go to the barbershop  sometime soon.
Me: [Ya think!!!] That’s probably a great idea.

He then proceeded to brush his grizzly beard and hair during the video chat as if that was really helpful. [Boy STOP!] I ended the call and went on with my evening.  We never spoke after that and I was completely unbothered.

Maybe I’m too set in my ways or simply don’t give a f***, but I don’t have the patience to deal with a dude with who doesn’t believe in regular hygiene/maintenance. Where they do that at?




The Barbershop Is Your Friend


How would you have handled this situation? Would you have continued to get to know him in spite of his less than desirable appearance? Would you go on any dates with him? Was she too shallow?

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Thank God For Facebook! (TGFF)

Thank God For Facebook! (TGFF)

desk in office

So I met this guy who was a part of the night shift crew at my job….when I’m clocking out, he’s clocking in. He’d regularly come into the office a few minutes early and we’d have small talk. I learned that he was ex-military and a gym rat with multiple jobs.

Anyway, this dude was FINE, tall, and delicious, but I couldn’t really tell if he was digging me beyond a professional level and I damn sure wasn’t going to pursue him. [I’m shy! Sue me. Lol]

sushi platter

Well on this one particular evening, I was counting down to quitting time because I was STARVING since I left my lunch at home by mistake.  As my luck would have it, the night crew guy [let’s call him Derrick..not his real name] arrived 30+ minutes early for his shift (which was rather unusual) and said “you look hungry”. [First of all, I didn’t know hungry had a look and, second of all, you read my mind!] So Derrick left the office, stopped by a nearby restaurant, and brought me back something to eat. [Oh my goodness. He bought me food! I am in LOVE! Marry me!]


I was taken aback by his kind gesture and thanked him profusely. That’s when he went in for the kill and sealed the deal:

Him: You don’t have to thank me. It’s not a problem at all. I have to be honest with you though…I always rush to get here early just so that I can see you and talk to you.

Me: Oh my! Is that so?

Him: Yes. I think you’re beautiful and really enjoy talking to you.

Me: Wow. Thank you very much. I enjoy talking to you as well.

Him: Well, I’d love to exchange numbers with you if you don’t mind.

Me:  Sure.

Him: I can’t talk during my shift. So is it ok if I text you during that time?

Me: That’s fine.

I didn’t factor in the dangers of dating a coworker since we didn’t work our shifts together, so it wasn’t a big deal to me if we exchanged numbers.

Since I already had a few friends in my phone named Derrick, I asked for his last name and saved his information. He messaged me a couple of hours later, but our text conversation was cut short as I was at the movies with friends. I decided not to text him after I finished watching the movie because it was kinda late and I wasn’t in the mood for an extended text conversation.

Since I had only seen him in his work uniform, I was curious to see how Derrick looked in his “civilian clothing” and decided to look him up on Facebook. As I searched for his profile I kept saying to myself “Please don’t be a bamma! Please don’t be a bamma!!!” lol [Shallow!]

Source: Urban Dictionary

Source: Urban Dictionary

I found his profile and this dude was INDEED a BAMMA in more ways than one. Not only was his clothing out of style [which is really not a big deal in the grand scheme of things], but this mother f***er was MARRIED! YES, MARRIED! #FMYLIFE


screaming woman

The cover image on Derrick’s Facebook page was of a woman and initially, I thought she was his mom because she looked kind of old, but upon further review, I learned it was his wife because her profile said “Married to Derrick”.  I also saw the pictures from their engagement photo shoot. SMH!

wedding rings

I was shocked and disappointed, but couldn’t help but laugh about it.

He texted me the very next day and I inquired about his relationship status and, of course, he lied. I asked how long he had been single and his response was “Not sure”. [You’re not sure because you’re NOT single A$$HOLE!]. I wanted to tell him off and send him screenshots of what I had learned about his relationship status, but I decided to keep my cool because I didn’t want there to be any strife or backlash at the workplace.  I became short with him via text, declined all of his date requests, and he eventually stopped contacting me. [YAY!] He even stopped showing up for his shift early and actually started to come in late. OH WELL!


TGFF…Thank GOD for Facebook

How would you have handled this situation? Would you tell him that you knew he was married? Would you go on any dates with him?

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So I pulled up to work one morning and I parked a little farther away than normal because my usual parking space was gone [I worked in a residential area]. As I finished up my breakfast and did a last minute touchup to my makeup, I noticed a man walk by and get into his car next to where I was parked. I didn’t really pay him any attention because I was still primping for work.

A couple of minutes later, I was startled by a knock on my window and, when I looked up, it was the guy that I had just seen. I kept thinking to myself “I sure hope he isn’t about to ask me for a jump because ain’t nobody got time for that” [Sweet Brown voice]. Fortunately, there was no issue with his car.

Him: Hey! Good morning!
Me: Good morning. Is there something that I can help you with?
Him: Oh I just wanted to say good morning to you. I’ve never seen you around here before. Do you live around here?
Me: No, I don’t. I work here. 
[Points to building across the road.]
Him: Oh ok. Well I know you’re trying to get to work and I don’t want to hold you up, but I think you are absolutely beautiful and I would love to get to know you. 

closeup portrait of a seated young fashion man arranging his tie while looking into the camera with a serious expression. on a dark background

I started to think to myself “Well damn! This work day is starting off just right!”  I mean the guy was very handsome, something I hadn’t noticed when he initially walked by because I was doing my own thing. So I decided to [discreetly] check him out a little bit more as I got out of my car:

Nice shoes √ 

Beard √ 

Well tailored suit √√

This guy had it going on and I was just about to give him my number until I did a scan of his hands and low and behold, this mother f***er was married. SMH!

wedding rings


Him: So I’d love to take you out sometime.
Me: Do you think your wife will approve?
[Cue screeching record sound effect!]

[With a stuck look on his face] Oh um it’s not even like that. You see, we’re going through a divorce and um I just wear my ring out of respect until it’s finalized.
Me: Have a nice day sir.

He continued to try to explain himself and downplay his marriage, but I was too through with this guy and went on to work.


Take Your Wife On A Date A$$hole! 

P.S. I told my coworkers about what happened with the guy and they let me know that they often see him in the neighborhood with his wife. SMH! I can’t! Is anybody faithful?

How would you have handled this situation? Would you have gone out with him? What soon to be divorcee wears their wedding ring out of “respect”?

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Not All Black Men Fit The Stereotype

Not All Black Men Fit The Stereotype

So, I met a really nice guy on a dating site. I wasn’t as physically attracted to him as he was to me, but his great qualities and height (6’4) allowed me to overlook his not so attractive face. Besides, I heard from a few friends that ugly men usually have great sex [lol Terrible I know!].

We went out on a couple of dates and all went well. We had a lot in common and were both looking for the same thing: a healthy relationship that would lead to marriage.

On the third date, I spent the night at his place.   We kissed and he was pretty bad at it, but I didn’t let that deter me.  Before we did the obvious, I decided to reach down below to feel what he was working with and, to my horror, I think my pinky finger was probably bigger than his penis.

Ok maybe I’m being a little sarcastic, but I will say that was my first time seeing such an incredibly small penis. Never would I have expected that from a tall black man. I was truly disappointed.

I still had sex with him because I felt obligated at that point since we were already kissing passionately and halfway undressed.  I guess you can say I took one for the team.  I should’ve said my period started or said something else that could’ve stopped it from happening.  Anyway one minute later, he was done.  Yep, he came. The whole experience was flat out bad.


I was going to leave right after that 60 seconds of displeasure, but I ended up sticking it out and staying until the following morning because I felt bad for him. Again, he was a great guy with great qualities, but I knew I wouldn’t be able to go on with him.

I didn’t have the heart to tell him the truth because I didn’t want him to feel bad.  So, I naturally became distant for the next few days…wasn’t reaching out to him and my level of interest obviously changed.

I finally got the nerve to tell him that I needed some space. I blamed it on myself and gave him reasons that had nothing to do with him. I just didn’t want to hurt his feelings.

Fast forward months later and he still reaches out to me. I feel bad that I lost interest because, aside from the bad sex, he would’ve been a great catch. I just know that there’s no way I would ever be sexually satisfied with him. I hope he finds a woman that can deal with his very very small penis and horrible kisses. Unfortunately, that woman just couldn’t be me.



Great Qualities Aren’t Enough If You Can’t F***

How would you have reacted in that situation? Would you have been able to have sex with him after seeing that his penis was so small? Should she have told him the truth? Should she have given him another try? Post your feedback below!

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