Come on down!

…so now comes Men’s Health magazine with its listing of the 101 best places for a woman over 35 to find a man.

This is, actually, the most encouraging article about New Orleans we’ve seen in quite some time. True, we rank only 88 out of the 101 listed. But we made the list and, surprisingly, the city’s men get their highest marks (35) for education. That’s right — Edumacation. Book learnin’. Smarts. Using the absolute most important sex organ there is — the brain. Why, you can just drive around town and nearly see the gray matter virtually oozing out of us. Regular Einstein Bienvilles, all of us. Well, a lot of us anyway.

Disclosure — no, I am not available (I don’t hear a collective “awwwwww.”). However, TBK just told me she is encouraged by this article and if something ever happens to me, well — she’s staying put. Or she might move back to Southern California (her hometown of San Diego –10th on the list). Anyway, now I’ve got my hands full keeping her from checking out this list and imagining the possibilities.

Many thanks to Chicago’s Fuzzy Gerdes and San Francisco’s Violet Blue for pointing out this particular article, since Men’s Health isn’t on my list of regular reading.


11 Comments so far

  1. Naomi (unregistered) on April 30th, 2007 @ 6:07 pm

    I’m not sure how great it is to come in 88th when Baton Rouge beat us by 26 places and Jackson, MS by 22. What the hell?

  2. Craig (unregistered) on April 30th, 2007 @ 6:40 pm

    When was the last time we made a “best of” list for ANYTHING???? I mean, anything that had a reasonably positive connatation.

    Work with me, baby.

  3. TBK (unregistered) on April 30th, 2007 @ 8:41 pm

    Ummmmmmm we’ve made the top 7 before

    America’s Fittest and Fattest Cities
    How Does Your Hometown Weigh In?

    By Jennifer Warner
    WebMD Medical News

    Reviewed By Brunilda Nazario, MD

    25 Fattest Cities
    Rank City Rank in 2004
    1 Houston 2
    2 Philadelphia 7
    3 Detroit 1
    4 Memphis, Tenn. 20
    5 Chicago 5
    6 Dallas 3
    7 New Orleans 22
    8 New York 21
    9 Las Vegas 16
    10 San Antonio 4
    11 El Paso, Texas 24
    12 Phoenix 18
    13 Indianapolis 17
    14 Fort Worth, Texas 6
    15 Mesa, Ariz. 12
    16 Columbus, Ohio 10
    17 Wichita, Kan. 16*
    18 Kansas City, Mo. 14
    19 Miami 15
    20 Long Beach, Calif. 23*
    21 Oklahoma City 13
    22 Tulsa, Okla. 19
    23 Atlanta 11
    24 Charlotte, N.C. 22*
    25 Baltimore 23

    oh yeah… you said positive

  4. Craig (unregistered) on April 30th, 2007 @ 8:54 pm

    We’re built for comfort and not for speed, as Howlin’ Wolf used to say.

  5. termite. (unregistered) on April 30th, 2007 @ 9:32 pm

    see, i have what’s known as, ‘Reverse Anorexia’…

    when i look in the mirror i think… damn, i look good!! *sigh*

    that way i’ve tricked myself into having just one more sloppy po’boy. =D works for me!

    Geaux Saints!

  6. Heatherlee (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 9:04 am

    You ARE built for comfort, Craig. I determined, after watching something or other on VH1 Classic this past weekend, that my beautiful sissy married Jerry Garcia’s twin brother. And, that makes you even cooler in my eyes :)

  7. Jack Ware (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 9:05 am

    Well, this is all very good news. It does explain my luck (or lack thereof). I need to move somewhere that women have less options – victory through attrition and desperation!!

  8. Jack Ware (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 9:09 am

    Stupid Men’s Health. That story makes me sad.

  9. Craig (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 10:18 am

    Repeatedly, I have been told I look like this Boyd Coddington guy who has a hotrod show on the Discovery Channel. Sure enough.

    I have also been mistaken, when my hair was longer, for Tommy Chong. But Garcia outweighed me by a good 80-100 pounds.

    I hope.

  10. tristin (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 11:03 am

    Hey ya’ll – our proverbial Saint’s cheerleader is back. (your ‘Geaux Saints’ made me smile)
    Here’s wishing you and all of New Orleans an outstanding football season.
    Saint’s Supastar! Woohooo!

    You mean to tell me New Orleans is fatter than El Paso? No way.

  11. Heatherlee (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 12:15 pm

    I was looking at him from the neck up

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