Gold Grill

The Bounce In Bankhead Atlanta

A British friend of mine told me that she had went to The Bounce in Bankhead. She warned me not to go there (not the area, the club.) She said that she was on edge as soon as she walked in. Even though she had enjoyed it somewhat she said that there was always the feeling that something was going to kick off and that there was a fight between two sets of girls the night that she went. Not only were girls fighting, but there were also plenty of girls with gold grills.

Yahoo Chat

Yahoo Chat Online Back In The Day

It is early 2002. I am in my final year at Lancaster University in the North of England. I am on the computer and “Who are you?” flashes up on my screen. It is a Yahoo Instant Message. He is called RuffRyder. I know he has been on my list for a while, but I don’t know exactly who he is. I reply back, “Who are you?” I figure I may as well just throw that back at him, because what do you reply to a question as broad as “Who are you?”

Black Man In Suit

Racism In the Workplace

Cackface and Neville were seated in the office. A discussion with regards to the need for Air Conditioning on London’s Buses was taking place. During the conversation Cackface made the comment, “I have noticed from being on the buses that black men really stink, they smell really bad.” He then turned to me and asked, “Don’t you think?” to which I replied, “No I don’t think that that is true at all.” He then turned to Neville and repeated the same question, “Don’t you think?” to which Neville replied, “No.”

Top Or Bottom

Are You A Top Or Bottom?

After Gary reveals his “bisexuality” to me on a side street by Dam Square we catch up to Jay and Gary says to him, “I told her.” Perhaps that was what the attitude had been about earlier. Gary had probably told Jay that I didn’t know about his sexuality and so Jay wasn’t prepared to put up a charade for my benefit, considering the Europe trip was meant to be their “Gay..being free” holiday.

Raising The Gay Flag

Coming Out As Bisexual On An Amsterdam Back Street

Gary decides he is coming to Europe with a friend, but he is not coming to London as he had promised. He is going to France and Holland over a two week period. He asks me to come and meet them somewhere. I didn’t have many holiday days left from work and so told him I’d come for the weekend, whilst they are in Holland. The plan is that I am going to leave on the Friday straight from work get a cab to his hotel from the airport in Amsterdam and then leave on Monday morning, early, the same time that they are leaving to go back to Chicago and go straight in to work from Heathrow.

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Gay And In Denial

A couple of years ago I went to see my friend in Chicago for a few days. I had always had a feeling that he was gay, but there was nothing in particular to indicate this. He would always talk about females, but it was always in reference to their intelligence rather than anything more (not that there is anything wrong with that). So anyway he came with a friend to pick me up from the airport and we went back to his house. When I walked into his house his mama was like, “Oh my baby brought me home a beautiful girl.” She was really welcoming and was gushing over me. The attention was nice, meanwhile my friend just looked embarrassed.

Pregnant Bride

A Pregnant Bride and Bridesmaids In Red Dresses

I got home at 4 am on Saturday morning and had to wake up at 9 in order to meet Caroline for 10.30 to go and get fitted for my Bridesmaid dress with her sister and Rebecca. We all turned up about half an hour late, which the ladies in the shop appeared to be highly unimpressed by. None of the dresses fit, we couldn’t agree on anything and the lady kept pinning things and telling us to “imagine” Fuck that! Who wants to pay £200 on a dress and all you can do is “imagine” what it looks like.

Clay Hostel and Hotel

Homeless In South Beach Miami

It was the summer of 1999 and I was 19 and on holiday in Maryland and Miami with 3 friends. In Maryland we all stayed with one of the girl’s uncle and then we had booked a week stop over in Miami, but had not booked accommodation or even thought about it. We figured we would just find it when we got there How on earth we were going to do this with suitcases in tow I don’t even know. But at the time, we didn’t care our attitude was completely care free.

Man Plucked Eyebrows

Salvador Da Bahia – The Life and People My 10 Observations

Women bathing themselves in depilatory cream on the beach and then washing it off in the sea are very normal and not anything to stare at. Although it did take me a minute to adjust to this as I was trying to figure out why these women were putting thick white cream all over their bodies with what looked like a ice lolly stick. When they didn’t rub it in fully I was thinking, “Well it can’t be suncream can it?” But then at the same time I was thinking you wouldn’t be sitting with your mama and dada removing hair from your bikini line would you? Er, well yes you would… In Brazil.

Internet Dating

Internet Dating

Is a dating site a suitable place for a girl in her mid twenties to find a decent man? I personally wouldn’t do it because of the pressure. Joining a dating site says, “I want a man now!” When you meet someone you don’t have a chance to get to know them and make up your mind about them because you have said that that’s what you want and they will assume that you want them. Imagine you meet someone and they check all the boxes but you just aren’t feeling them, how do you explain that to them? Then there is the whole thing of going on awful dates in the first place… that to me is not fun at all! What if you want to leave half way? How do you do it?