Downtown Dallas Nightlife  

rm_reisaree 42F
817 posts
6/27/2005 1:37 am

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Downtown Dallas Nightlife

I have been doing some major clubbing the past 2 months. I am 38 yrs old as is my husband and I'm not sure whats gotten into us. We live an hour and 20 minutes from where we go every weekend. But that doesn't stop us. We didn't go out like this when we were younger, so maybe we are making up for lost time.

Deep Ellum is "THE" nightlife spot of Dallas. Its in the heart of downtown and has all sorts of dance clubs, bars, art shows, concerts, the works. OH.. and we cannot forget the homeless. And me, I am a country girl at heart, regardless of my taste in music. So there we are in the parking lot when.... hello there mr homeless man...sheeeewww... you are a smelly one, mr. homeless man.. Oh how horrible, you have lived with aids for 22 years now? well, mr. homeless man, thats along time... Whats that you say, mr. homeless man. You want a dollar? OH, you are hungry Mr homeless man.. well , lemme see... honey give that man a dollar he wants to go to mcdonalds... And my sweet man opened the money bag and gave mr. homeless man a dollar and we went our seperate ways...
Now I didn't know that no sooner than 3 steps away....BOOM... yep, you guessed homeless man #2. Well, of course I had to point out mr homeless man #1 and tell #2 that his dollar went to #1.. And that was my first lesson in the downtown bums... JUST SAY NO.... and I have been until Saturday night. Walking to the club of the night we passed a homeless man sitting on a bench...Not bothering anyone.. not begging..telling wild stories nothing.. I just kept walking. It was as I was leaving the club that I did something. We walked by the old homeless man and he was asleep in the same spot. I made Billy wait while I dug a dollar outta my purse. I walked over to the old homeless man and put the dollar in his hand. I just sorta liked the fact that he didn't ask me for it. He opened his eyes a bit and then I guess seeing a white woman leaned over in his face startled him a bit because he jumped a little and I said "here's ya a dollar sir." He looked down in his hands then back at me and I am walking off now..He just told me "God Bless You"... I felt really good , as though maybe he did bless me for a minute there. Thats it. I have decided that my dollars will now only go to the old homeless people that aren't walking around spinning tales and begging for a dollar.

----> starts to prance outta the room when Cheech decided he didn't want me to. OWW... Not momma, chichi.. I have to prance and twirl... Go lay down... sheesh.......

AltumHunksUnite 53M

6/27/2005 8:03 am

Sometimes all they need is a bit of a boost. Your contribution might somehow spark something inside of him and helps him get his life together.

Let me drive. I like the view

keithcancook 60M
17839 posts
6/27/2005 8:58 am

Nice little version of Pay It Forward you have begun. And you have already begun to be rewarded.

rm_reisaree 42F
611 posts
6/27/2005 4:33 pm

Thanks Cleavis *Mr.Graham* and Keith, it did make me feel good inside.

rm_OneHappyDad 82M
34 posts
6/27/2005 5:23 pm

Hi, Reisa..... most statistics indicate that at least half of the homeless are Vietnam War Veterans..... we're heading for a new bunch from the Iraq times..... ask a few to see their "DD 214's" (it's a proof of service that all homeless vets keep very, very safe so that they can get VA benefits) and, if you see one produced, you'll know that you have helped someone who protected you at one time. Big hugs, Reisa, you have a special glow about you.....

rm_reisaree 42F
611 posts
6/28/2005 3:08 am

Thank you Onehappydad...but I kinda doubt the 1st 2 were.... they had no where to put such a card... nothing on them but the clothes tha were wearing... and if they were, why in the world aren't we helping them??? GOOD LORD>>>> that makes me even sadder knowing that.

rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
6/28/2005 10:07 am

Your Majesty...I think the same way. I hate to be hustled! I admit, I do not think about the homeless this time of year as much as I should. But in the winter. I am concerned about where they'll stay.

I always give them $2.00 and my ex's home address. Gosh, I feel good all over!

[blog talldarkavg1]

rm_reisaree 42F
611 posts
6/28/2005 2:44 pm

Mister...(I will call you mister... i like calling you mister)

You are too generous... $2.00???!!! You must be a rich man or something!!

rm_ridemenow100 43M
12 posts
6/28/2005 8:41 pm

For that you are a better person than most and i include myself in that its not that i dont want to help but i always seem to forget to donate thanks for pointing that out about myself?

rm_reisaree 42F
611 posts
6/30/2005 8:36 pm

HMMMM .. Ridemenow.. I guess I'm a bit confused with your words.. I understand the first few...but don't agree.. Nope, I am not better than most. And ya know even if I were, I just wouldn't say that. And, I don't think I pointed out any fault of yours... well ya know considering this is the first time I've ever read your words.. SO, cheer up...Hell, they can go to get a free meal so, don't feel that you "owe" them a thing...

rm_reisaree 42F
611 posts
7/20/2005 5:16 am

Yeah mojo.. I hear ya.. I gave one of them a couple of weekends ago a corny dog.. and the 71cents he was asking for...71 cents?? I have no clue why the odd amount but he got it... and he was very thankful for the corny dog...

tlovesc 44M/41F
2 posts
8/3/2005 10:44 pm

Hey there Reisa. To kinda answer your "and if they were, why in the world aren't we helping them" question. Employee cuts in the VA is a partial answer. I know people that work with Vets of all ages and stages of living. There are only so many people at a time a person can help. Another reason, they do not know there is help out there for them. It might take awhile, but there are programs running to try and help these souls. I'll give one final reason. Some do not want help. I'm not saying that in a negative way. Some of these men and women prefer to live in the shadow. Those in the final reason are not good or bad, right or wrong. It's a lifestyle for them. How do I know this? Friends and people dear to my heart are there or have been there.
(sorry I was so long winded.)
T =)

rm_reisaree 42F
611 posts
8/7/2005 9:42 pm

T... Thanks for sharing that tid bit.. and sweetie.. this is MY blog, and you can be as long winded as you want to here!! ~kiss~

tlovesc 44M/41F
2 posts
8/13/2005 9:47 pm

You're welcome and thanks, Reisa. If I may say so, you have a very good blog.
*hugs* T =)

FubarDelta 106M

9/1/2005 9:56 pm

Reisaree, well done get out there and enjoy the social scene. Suggest try other locations, like Dragon Fly at Za Za Hotel; Nobu at Cresent Hotel; Fuse 1402 Main St; Javiers McKinney Ave; Medici; Sense; Patrizio; Lola; Tei Tei; Mercy Village on the Parkway Beltline and Tollway, there is a bunch of places all over. Enjoy.

I used to donate, but a few years ago when the economy was booming - jobs where going for the taking, seems that there was at least one person at every corner. That was when I stopped the general donations, the only exception is our Veterans I will do what I can for any Vet, as stated previously always request their VA Id, upon presentation give generously.
The others, I still feel bad for their situation. So now if I am near a fast food place - I'll drop by and get some food for them. Surprisingly they always appreciate the food and still ask for money, No.

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