Make decisions as the city you'd like to be, not the collection of suburbs you currently are.
Another article to remind me that Atlanta is still in the Stone Age when it comes to transportation policy and mindstate, by both its government and citizens. Bravo.
Ah, the ages-old "where are all the good guys?" argument. It's a universal truism: the good ones get snatched up quickly, or at least that's how it seems. You're already looking for a guy in that sweet spot of "boring enough to be responsible" and "fun enough to be fun", of which there are not many. Then you're looking for guys that are not 1) in a relationship, 2) in a post-relationship sex frenzy, 3) concentrating on things besides dating, or 4) totally jaded on relationships. Statistically speaking, these dudes are going to be hard to find whether you're in Atlanta or NYC or Paducah. And beyond all that, you still have to find someone you're compatible with.
But if it's any consolation, dudes are going through the same thing.
However, don't even get me started about girls who constantly bitch about how much they just want to find a nice guy, when they keep dating asshole bartenders and dudes in bands...
A few thoughts on this entire issue, as I just left on Melysa's page:
1) The Black Lips interview was really good.
2) WTF are all these non-Atlanta bands doing in here? In spite of all the marketing, Washed Out is not an Atlanta band. Nor are several others on that list of 20. It's pretty disingenuous to include them.
3) I bet some people *hated* being included on that Back Pockets list, haha. I've never understood why people despise that band so vehemently.
4) Something I kinda knew while still living there, but have been smacked in the face with since leaving: Atlanta does more navel-gazing than any city I know. I don't get it. Atlanta as a whole seems obsessed with trying to define itself, compare itself to other cities, point out what "needs" to change, etc....more (much, much more) than any city I've ever experienced. Atlanta, you are what you are: embrace it, accept it, love it, and move on. Atlanta's rad as it is. Yes, it has problems – all cities do. But the sooner ATLiens stop fixating on how the city needs to change to be more like [NYC/SF/Portland/Austin/Chicago/LA/insert city here] and start enjoying Atlanta's inherent radness, the happier everyone will be. Take it from someone who left: Atlanta's fucking awesome. Enjoy it.
thank god this isn't Dan Savage. great writing, Melysa. looking forward to more.
@Real World - so you're comparing local taggers to international terrorist suspects? i can see how spraying paint on a wall and taking a bomb on a plane are equivalent.
damn, haters gonna hate. congrats Snowden, and good luck in SF, Kathryn!
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