Couple of Date Ideas, Part 1 | Spring Edition

Like seriously though, where has the time gone? It seems like yesterday we were complaining on Thanksgiving about how people were already talking about Christmas, now Valentine's Day has come and gone in the blur that it was, mine was great by the way. Now the season that everyone wants to be here is fastly approaching, Spring that is, It's time to start planning accordingly what to do with all your free time in the sun before it gets hot as the Sahara out there.

This is just part one, I plan on coming out with a part two and three sometime during the start of the summer and fall. But for now I tried to compile a list of activities to do outside in the weather, while it's nice. I know the majority of my readers are females, so all of you with a husband, boyfriend, bae, boo, man-friend that you would love to take you out and be seen with, direct them towards this way, I will not fail them.

A lot of the dates mentioned on this list are some what conventional while others aren't. In regards to the ones that conventional, it's sometimes the dates that are the simplest ones that bring about the best memories of happiness and that inner joy of being around someone they really like. And as for the ones that aren't so conventional, it's time to expand on your horizons. Nothing is more exciting than doing something new with someone you really like, those create what we like to call happy memories. Give it a shot, you just might like it too.

1. Visit The Zoo Or Aquarium | If that's too expensive or cliché, go volunteer at an animal shelter and play with the pets. They need the attention and love more so than the ones at the zoo or aquarium.

2. Bike Ride Around Town | Go on a biking tour of your area. There are often organized bike tours or routes already mapped out for you. Or choose a route you both pick out together.

3. Play Putt-Putt Golf | Make things a little interesting, make a bet together. A little competition is healthy.

4. Go Bowling | Try buzzed bowling, Alley's usually have beer specials, some even have mixed drinks.

5. Go To A Local Museum | Check out the special exhibits & attractions in town. Go educate yourself on something you might not know about.

6. Movie Hop | Go to the dollar theater and just hop to one movie after another if you don't like them. The costs are low and you'll probably end up paying the price to see five movies for the price of one regular one.

7. Be Adventurous | Play paintball, Go-karting, Indoor rock climbing, bungee jump, Indoor skydiving.

8. Go To A Local Amusement Park Or Carnival | Local church festivals or carnivals are free to get in; just pay for what you’d like to do like play games or eat.

9. Go To A Show To Support A Local Band | Up & coming artist put forth a lot of effort. The best shows typically are the indie ones.

10. Go To A Local College Sports Or Minor League Team Game | College, and minor league teams are filled with guys trying to impress so they can make the main roster. You might even catch some stars on rehab assignments in the minors.

11. Go To A Jazz Club | Typically a mood setter with soft music and strong drinks. A mature conversation may arise.

12. Rollerblade | At your local skating ring or nice route around town. Riding around in roller skates is a work out, if you have a large dog, then it would be easier to have him pull you as you roll.

13. Go To The River Or Lake | Grab inflatable tubes & spend an afternoon on a river.

14. Go On A Restaurant Tour | Start with cocktails & appetizers at a restaurant with a bar or lounge, head somewhere different for the main course, then finish up someplace else with desserts.

15. Go To The Local Comedy Club | A lot of big comedians started out at small clubs and worked their way up. Sometimes the funniest jokes are the ones you can relate to, local comedians will connect.

16. Plan A Picnic | Doesn't have to be complicated, in the backyard with your favorite foods, or in the public park on a sunny day will do the trick.

17. Be A Little Silly | Have a water fight, play basketball, doesn't always have to be serious or spend any money.

18. Take A DJ Class | Learn something new that can be applied at your next house party.

19. Wine Painting Class | Women love wine, pretty easy choice here.

20. Dinner Theater | Good food, lively entertainment, & fun. A perfect date combination.

21. Rent A Boat For The Afternoon | If a sailboat is not your thing, rent a rowboat, paddle-boat, or kayak.

22. Document The Night | Just go out one day or night to places that would serve as cool back drops for pictures and post them on Facebook or Instagram, show everyone why you're happy.

23. Take A Trendy Workout Class | Zumba, Yoga, CrossFit for the in shape couples.

24. Attend A Festival In A Neighboring City | Another city might have a theme that your city doesn't or specialize in something not offered in your area. Major cities have tons of outer cities that can have hidden gems that are not offered in yours.

25. Go Horseback Riding | Find a local stable & either take a guided ride, a lesson or rent.

26. Go To A Lounge or Hookah Bar | Chill atmosphere, drinks, and usually good music.

27. Go Ice Skating | Most people never experience this, there are usually some local rinks.

28. High School Musical Or Play | Most high schools put on an annual musical or play. Tickets are inexpensive.

29. Cooking Classes | There are often a lot around the city, try making something new.

30. Meet For Drinks At A Local Landmark | These usually have some awesome views, when you're finished, have someone snap a picture of you in front of it.

Black History In Movies | The List

If I'm remembered for having done a few good things,
And if my presence here has sparked some good energies, that's plenty.
- Sidney Poitier

So as black history month comes to an end, I wanted to do something a little different in terms of celebrating our cultures rich legacy and achievements, while at the same time making a blog about something that will keep the interest going for awhile. So what is better than a semi complete list of movies that people have forgotten about but still love. You know how much I love making lists, so I looked on a couple of sites and compiled a list of movies that people might have or have not seen. I think it's safe to say that everyone has seen most of these and if you haven't seen something, go check it out, you might like it.

I hope you guys like this list and if I'm missing something here just let me know and I will add it ASAP. Of course let me know how you feel in the comments below; I'm always down to hear what you have to say.


3 Strikes
4 Little Girls
12 Years A Slave
35 & Ticking

About Last Night
Above The Rim
Action Jackson Akeelah & The Bee
Antwone Fisher
Are We There Yet?

Baby Boy
Bad Boys
Baggae Claim
Barbershop 2: Back in Business
BeBe's Kids
The Best Man
Black Caesar
Black Dynamite
Big Mama's House
Biker Boyz
Block Party
Blue Hill Avenue
Booty Call
Bout It, Bout It
Boyz N The Hood
Breakin All The Rules
Brewster's Millions
The Brothers
Brown Sugar
Budz House
The Butler

Cadillac Records
I Can Do Bad All By Myself
Car Wash
Carmen: A Hip Hopera
Carmen Jones
Caught Up
Class Act
Cleopatra Jones
College Road Trip
The Color Purple
Coming To America
The Cookout
Cooley High
Cradle 2 The Grave

Dangerous Ground
Dead Presidents
Death At A Funeral
Deep Cover
Def By Temptation
The Defiant Ones
Deliver Us From Eva
Diary of A Tired Black Man
Disappearing Acts
The Distinguished Gentleman
Do The Right Thing
Don King: Only In America
Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood
Double Take
Down To Earth
Dr. Dolittle

The Education of Sonny Carson
Eve's Bayou

A Family Thing
The Family That Preys
Fat Albert
The Five Heartbeats
First Sunday
For Colored Girls

Gang Related
Get Rich Or Die Tryin'
Get On The Bus
Getting Played
Ghost Dad
Ghosts of Mississippi
Girl 6
Good Burger
Good Hair
The Gospel
Gospel Hill
I Got The Hook Up
The Great Debators
The Great White Hype

Half Baked
Harlem Nights
Hav Plenty
He Got Game
Head of State
High School High
Higher Learning
Holiday Heart
Hollywood Shuffle
The Honeymooners
Hoop Dreams
Hotel Rwanda
Hot Boyz
House Party 1, 2 & 3
How High
How She Move
How Stella Got Her Groove Back
How To Be A Player
Hustle & Flow

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
The Inkwell
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

Jackie Brown
Janky Promoters
Jason's Lyric
The Josephine Baker Story
John Q
Johnson Family Vacation
Jumping The Broom
Jumpin' Jack Flash
Jungle Fever
Just Wright
Juwanna Mann

Kingdom Come
King's Ransom
Krush Groove

The Ladies Man
The Last Dragon
Last Holiday
Lean On Me
Let's Do It Again
The Lion King
Little Man
Little Richard
Love & A Bullet
Love & Basketball
Love Don't Cost A Thing
Love Jones
Losing Isaiah
A Low Down Dirty Shame

The Mack
Made In America
Major Payne
Malcolm X
Mama Flora's Family
Meet The Browns
Menace II Society
Meteor Man
Miracle At St. Anna
Miss Evers Boys
Mo Money
Money Talks
The Monkey Hustle
Mr. 3000

Never Die Alone
New Jack City
New Jersey Drive
Next Day Air
Nothing To Lose
Not Easily Broken
The Nutty Professor

Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored
Original Gangstas
The Original Kings of Comedy
Osmosis Jones

Paid In Full
Paper Soldiers
The Perfect Guy
Phat Beach
Poetic Justice
Pootie Tang
The Princess & The Frog
Purple Rain
The Pursuit of Happyness

A Raisin In The Sun
Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story
Ride Along
The Rosa Parks Story
Roll Bounce
Ruby Bridges

The Salon
School Daze
Set It Off
She's Gotta Have It
Sister Act
The Sixth Man
Snow On Tha Bluff
Something New
Soul Food
Soul Men
Soul Plane
South Central
State Property
Stomp The Yard
Sugar Hill
Sunset Park

Tales From The Hood
The Temptations
Their Eyes Were Watching God
A Thin Line Between Love & Hate
I Think I Love My Wife
Think Like A Man
Think Like A Man Too
This Christmas
The Tuskegee Airmen
Top Five
Two Can Play That Game
Three Can Play That Game

Undercover Brother

Vampire In Brooklyn

Waist Deep
Waiting To Exhale
The Wash
Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins
What's Love Got To Do With It
White Chicks
White Men Can't Jump
Who's Your Caddy?
Why Did I Get Married?
Why Do Fools Fall In Love
The Wiz
The Wood

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