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Re: “If Creative Loafing was a beer, what would it taste like?

A high gravity IPA variation that was highly drinkable but deceptive in the punch that would hit you after a second round.

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Posted by mak on 03/01/2012 at 8:31 PM

Re: “$20 Dinner with Guy Wong

Is oyster sauce really an "I have it laying around anyway" cheat?

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Posted by mak on 03/01/2012 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Learning to love my big ass

If something like 30% of americans are obese, what does that mean for the "average" weight of american women in 2012? People can bemoan "skinny" and say they are "happy" "plus-size", etc, but lets get beyond trying to self-justify for body image self esteem issues...what is actually healthy? You can cut down that "skinny" bitch all day(and most of the skinny bitches getting slammed are not the the finger throat models but just normal, healthy women)...but how do you balance emotional health of feeling OK with how you look and the physical health of how that look actually impacts your long term well being?

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Posted by mak on 01/19/2012 at 10:19 PM

Re: “Sex freak needs to ease up on baby mama

to steal a quote.. parenting (speaking in the context of a co-parenting couple or marriage)is like running a succesful but boring non-profit corporation.

Our sex life was never insane, but it certainly was a lot more interesting, and a lot more frequent, before children. Now the youngest of two is 2.5 years - Ive been getting up at night with both since she stopped nursing the last at 1 year, I pull a full equal share at home of all household duties - and still the sex life stays in the she mostly does it just enough because she knows I want to but otherwise could care less category and is always totally on her terms/when she wants. I have tried many, many different tactics and advice...it isnt me, it is her drive/change in idea of her role in life right now. It is different, and doing more housework or taking her out for a romantic weekend getaway does not change it.

So Michael may be right that helping out more will help..but maybe it will not and maybe the total dynamic has changed and you will just need to deal with it. In my case I could not ask for a more perfect partner in every single other aspect of our relationship and raising our children. So if her drive has changed, I just have to deal - and I am OK with that - the other aspects have become more important and have to take priority over my sexual needs. which of course does suck a lot sometimes...but not as much as losing her just to get more sex.

Posted by mak on 06/25/2011 at 11:04 PM

Re: “Scoutmob: Does it work for restaurants?

Isn't it up to a restaurant to join, offer coupon and thus pay the fee/loss on discounts?

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Posted by mak on 12/29/2010 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Black Lips were harbingers of mayhem Saturday night

I enjoyed the show and enjoyed watching the young heathens let loose. The band is as much a part of this as the audience, though, when people sitting on the stage with the band are throwing beer, water, cans, etc and then an entire bag of ball pit balls (think chuck-e-cheese) is loosed on the crowd, and Cole Alexander is eating his own spit off the back of his guitar....

The variety playhouse needs to seriously reconsider their security company, though. While most were fine and obviously the crowd needed to be kept from hurting themselves too much or causing too much damage, the jerks that started abusing kids in the audience for no reason during Those Darlins - I am talking to you, giant steroid raging white security guy in the glasses, slamming 130lb 18 year olds to the floor - really escalated things for no reason. Opening for the black lips or not, do kids dancing bring such fear of violence that 4 guys need to be in the middle of the crowd for a band called Darlin's??

Posted by mak on 11/29/2010 at 10:45 PM

Re: “Charter schools: Who's left behind?

Angus,
"granted, this school does not have the burden of a significant number of economically disadvantaged kids..." pretty much says it all. Those are the kids that every initiative in the country is focused around. NCLB was not written for the children of the rich, or middle class, or highly motivated working class. These other kids are almost certainly the difference in the scores, not the school. Long term studies of school choice in Chicago going back to the 80's (well outlined in the book Freakanomics) show that it was the initiative of wanting to attend a good school (by the student, parent, or otherwise), not the actual school that made the difference – kids who applied to top schools did well regardless of if they got into a top school. As long as Charter schools require transportation, have requirements like the 20 hours service, a lower standard for expelling students, etc, they are segregating out the most challenging children.
There was a school district near Savanna that had an amazing increase in SAT scores a few years back…turns out they stopped allowing low performing students to use the school’s code on the test…so none of the lower scores were ever associated with the school district. Same thing.
We can go on and on and on about how much the parents of the most challenging students suck, but it still isn’t the child's fault, and it still isn’t going to change the problem of educating that child, and it still is not going to shield society from the consequences of that poorly educated child.

Posted by mak on 08/14/2010 at 5:10 PM

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