Thursday, January 10, 2008

Last night…

Thursday, January 10, 2008
EDIT: Re: Blogger Meet Up

Ok, so here's the deal.

Baltimore seems like it would be a good location for most. It's pretty much in the center of the eastern seaboard and flights into and out of BWI are pretty cheap and easy. Getting from the airport to downtown via rail is really easy, too.

If people are really interested in getting this going, then I don't mind hosting and taking the lead in preparing for your arrival. I'm a logistics guy by day, so this would be a breeze. Just know that I get pretty anal with stuff like this i.e. putting together and mailing out welcome/travel packets before you all arrive, etc.

I'd rather not host at my home, but I don't at all mind absorbing the cost of getting a suite (with a full kitchen and all) at a nearby downtown hotel. I know a Residence Inn and a Springhill Suites just opened in Baltimore's financial district, so I'm sure they have full kitchens. Plus, if you all want your own room at a hotel, then you can choose from a plethora in the immediate area.

With that said, if you're even remotely interested in participating, then email me your contact information at We can continue using this post as a communication center of sorts until I get everyone's email address and telephone numbers.

When I get everyone's info, I'll get a listserv going so we can discuss dates and stuff via email.

All I ask is that you all not waste anyone's time here. If we're doing this, then we're doing it. Let's not get everyone all wet over a meet-up if people aren't really interested or just plain won't do it. I'll be none too happy if I pay for a suite and you bitches don't show.

Let's make this happen!

I met Yet Another Black Guy for the first time last night. It was fun.

The evening, well, night started a little later than both of us anticipated, but, you know, what are you gonna do, right? I left Baltimore at 7:30 and with the help of that damn inconsistent and erratic ass Garmin, I got to his hotel in Alexandria (well...he was in Crystal City, really) just before 9. I called him to let him know I was in the lobby and he says he’ll be right down.

So ya’ll know I was nervous, right? Well, nervous is a bad word. I was anxious. I’m really not sure why I was stressing it though. I mean, we talk and text multiple times a day…every day. We’re already really good friends so it’s not like I don’t know the guy; I’ve just never met the guy. I guess anytime you meet a man for the first time you get a little…anxious.

Anyway, so I’m standing there in lobby, right. I see Royce approaching from the opposite direction and he was accompanied by what at first glance appeared to be a giraffe. Turns out that was TJ -- the annoying twink YABG referenced in one of his posts awhile back.

Royce and I greet each other. He introduces me to T.J. who in turn played the shit out of himself in 1.5 minutes. That has to be a record. He starts telling me about how he’s ‘pimping all over the world’ and that he's ‘pimpalicious’. Yikes!

This kid is a mess. First of all, he’s like a billion feet tall with these ridiculously long and lanky arms and legs. You should’ve seen him and those twin towers he calls legs bopping across the damn hotel lobby like a injured gazelle. Secondly, who says they're 'pimpalicious' when they meet somebody for the first time anyway?

Meanwhile, I peep Royce in my periphery sizing me up. I mean really taking me in (yeah, I peeped it, Royce.) Little did he know I had already finished my own evaluation minutes earlier. And I know you all of are wondering...yes, I approved.

He was just as cute as he is in his pictures and trust me when I say he doesn’t look a day over 27 or 28. I’m not one to say things just to say them, so please know I’m not just blowing smoke.

**Realizes I need to speed this story up**

We ditch T.J., go back to his room so he can shower. We leave and head across the river to D.C. He had never been to a gay, black bar so I took him to this spot in Dupont Circle. He really enjoyed himself and even got hit on by the bouncer. He quickly quelled that nonsense though. He shut him down so quickly.

We left that bar and head to Georgetown to grab something eat and get more to drink. Nothing was open at that hour, so we went back to Virginia and had more vodka gimlets and the restaurant in his hotel.

We took in the atmosphere and each other for about an hour and were really enjoying ourselves until this cooning ass yuppie – a (barely) black guy with the belligerent group of drunk PwC employees – set the black race behind by about 20 years by giving his co-workers Soulja Boy dance lessons and screaming: PEACE UP, A-TOWN DOWN…or something like that. He was the very definition of a hot mess.

His (white) co-workers were eating it up, too. One girl even tried to recruit me and Royce. “He’s the only one, uhhh…black guy with us,” she said. “Why don’t you go [to the middle of the floor] and help him? Come on. Go up.”

Bitch, please. I’m nobody’s jigaboo. You got me fucked up, hon.

That pissed me off, so we went up to his room and took some pictures. I’ll approve and post the acceptable one when he sends them to me. I was a mess in some of them. I’m honest.

Anyway I headed home around 1:30 or so. I made it to work on time, but I’m a tired mess.

All in all, it was a fun night. Royce is genuinely a great guy. He doesn’t misrepresent himself one bit. What you see here is what you get.

We're doing it again for a week in Miami next month. I can't wait. Now, let's hope I don’t fall asleep in this damn cube of mine.


Nia said...

Sounds like a good night. I hate when white people try to put black people on the spot on some sambo shit. Did they offer you a piece of watermelon, too.

FYI: Restaurant week starts the 28th.

La said...

"You should’ve seen him and those twin towers he calls legs bopping across the damn hotel lobby like a injured gazelle."

I literally just fuckin' choked. You're SUCH a mess. I LIVE for that shit, lol

"Bitch, please. I’m nobody’s jigaboo."

If you find a way to put that on a tshirt for me I swear I will love you forever, lol

Mr. Jones said...

Nia - It was a blast. Don't you hate that shit? No watermelon, but I was offended nontheless.

la - You silly. lol.

Cocoa Rican said...

See...that sounds like so much fun!
I'll be in DC soon and will probably holler at the DC blogger family...maybe we can have drinks...I dread to think the comments you'll post then...then again, fuck it...I'm a fuckin' relic. ;)

Mr. Jones said...

Comments? Oh boy, please. Don't worry about me. I hear you're a riot. Let me know when you're coming down.

fuzzy said...

Oh the Dupont Circle! I have heard of that place. I heard its a huge cruising area! hmmmm...


Cocoa, when are you going? i was thinking about trying to get away once my car is fixed and running acceptably well...

fuzzy said...

DC/Baltimore Party!!!

Cocoa Rican said...

Fuz...I'm thinking in early March...when I get back from my ski trip. I'll need to connect w/you and give you my digitz.

Cocoa Rican said...

Get the house ready Jonsey! Looks like the party's gonna be in B'Mo! BTW - buy some Goya products...I'll do the cookin'! LOL

Mr. Jones said...

ya'll are making these plans. lol.

Cocoa Rican said...

Nah...on the real, I'll probably be in DC, but I'll let you know Jonsey...we can get Kensilo and some of the other blogger fam to meet up...maybe even have Norris come up from ATL and our youngins Joey and Jared.

fuzzy said...

Yea I wanna join in on the party, Most definitely! I will see if I can bring some Jersey bloggers with me. This will be so fun!

That Dude Right There said...

Well i'll be in the DC area from Feb 22-26. What it gone be?

And i'm glad you finally got a chance to meet YABG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mr. Jones said...

Royce and I are in Miami February 21-26, so that wouldn't work for us.

jameil1922 said...

did you really say those twin towers he calls legs? and compare him to all manner of african animals??? LOVE! oh the hilarity of this post. don't you hate when white people try to make you their coons? so annoying. so jelly. take me when you meet up in the MIA!!

Cocoa Rican said... and Royce r beginnin' to sound like an item...let me find out...LOL
Let's look at March...
Let's see how many bloggers we can get to come together...who's a good coordinator?

Mr. Jones said...

and so it begins....

Mr. Jones said...

I came back to unequivocally deny those claims, Cocoa. We're really good buddies...that's all.

Just wanted to be clear. I realized my cynicism may have not done the job. LOL.

yet another black guy said...

hey ya'll, just passing through! we had a good time and i'll DEFINITELY be back again. sooner than later.

and that bouncer did NOT hit on me. he asked if i needed help with the ATM. damn grifter lol! but Mr. Jones had some folks in a tizzy. i will explain later.

Darius T. Williams said...

WAIT - is this the comment section or a conference IM. Geez. Don't do it again without inviting me first!

But okay Warren - looks like the party is at your place? When? I need to buy my plane ticket! I love good sleepover.

Darius T. Williams said...

WAIT - not Goya products. I'm falling out!

Cocoa Rican said... we need to recruit a coordinator for our 1st Ever Blogger Family Reunion....who's willing to take on the challenge?
We also need to recognize that we may be able to chill in the city in B'Mo', but we need hotel info...otherwise, this will be the first and last BFR...Jonesy will start a knife fight or something...I'm bringin' my Koochie-Koochie fruit headdress to wear while I cook and think that three of you need to get on YouTube and review the School Daze Be Alone Tonight video, cuz we're doin' it as the entertainment...LOL...where's my Geritol?

La said...

Goya products?!?!? LMFAO!!! I. simply. cannot.

Is this a boy's only party or can I crash? Cuz if so, I'm so IN.

fuzzy said...

I love Goya! Y'all are gonna bring the Hispanic side out of me (the one that doesn't exist)!

Have we decided on the dates in March? If we are going to be cooking in headdresses, where will be cooking if we are staying in a hotel?

I would like to bring some Jersey Bloggers down with me, My car is quite small! maybe a follow the leader will happen and we take 2 cars.

Lets set something up, keep me in the loop:
Due to Jersey's High cost of living and low wages, lol, we will need time to plan.

Lets Make this BIG!

j_shanlin (Jared) said...

oh my goodness! I love blogs like this mr. jones!!! it made me feel warm and tingly inside lol... now as for the lil blogger party... if all of us come together, we are gonna tear shit up ok!!?? I could get some hotel information, but u might not wanna depend on me getting info on night spots cuz I can't get into half of em anyway.... just get at me and lemme know what's good...

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