Name five of your most "manly" traits followed by five of your most "metro."

Manly

1. Brew my own beer
2. Box competitively
3. Beard growing is a snap
4. Backpacking, camping, snow-shoeing
5. Can grill up a storm

Metro

1. I like to Garden
2. I make soap (poorly)
3. Something of a neat freak
4. Has both a Sade and Norah Jones Pandora station
5. Loves pina coladas, white russians, and other sugary drinks

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Not sure if this topic is dead yet, but Im new to the group so Im going to participate anyway.

MANLY

1. I love to camp/hike/fish. I can camp for a weekend with nothing but the clothes on my back, toilet paper and food.

2. I masturbate daily

3. I have tons of pubes that I refuse to shave

4. I have a manly dog (Mastiff)

5. I drink whiskey.

METRO

1. I couldnt change the oil in my car. I cant even find where to add water.

2. I pluck my eyebrows so I don't have a unibrow

3. I am not good a BBQing

4. I like getting a pedicure (I live in So Cal and wear flip flops all summer)

5. I drink wine.

Add water to the radiator or the overflow tank.  Front of the engine block for the radiator ... metal cap (usually).  The big plastic jug is the overflow tank.  To change oil -- empty the old oil, change the filter, add new oil.

 

Can't help ya with the rest.  Heh.  I don't really barbecue either.

 

JB

That's awesome info Jack.  and when do I need to put water in the radiator again?  I think I'm best served hitting up Jiffy Lube every three months.

The water is just there to keep the engine cool.  Add it if the engine is running too hot (watch the temperature gauge).  Also check it if you smell burning anti-freeze (which means you have a coolant leak somewhere), or if you see water leaking from the front of the car (which is the radiator or water pump leaking).

 

[Water leaking from the rear of the engine block is usually from the air conditioner condenser or heater.  Its supposed to leak.]

 

Just keep an eye on the overflow tank (clear plastic jug labeled "coolant" or "water").  "Coolant" is just water with anti-freeze in it (lowers the freezing temp so the water doesn't freeze when its cold).  If the overflow tank is filled to the "full" line, you're probably fine on water.

 

If you check the radiator, its better to wait until the car is cooled off (not just after you drove it).  The radiator is pressurized ... and the water is hot. If you have to open it hot -- open slowly, and use a towel or shirt or something to take the cap off. It'll spray.

 

JB

Since when did wine became metro? I can see if you stuck to whites, or worse, white wine spritzers, but IMHO wine consumption can be rather manly, especially the robust reds and the burnt wines such as port or sherry.

Seems fun manly- 1. knows wilderness survival. 2. can shoot a black powder rifle 3. i collect knives. 4. i like to talk plotics 5. i can cook and bake (chef in boot camp). Metro 1. i watch glee 2.i only own 1 sword. (JK) 3. dont drive yet. 4. cant swim 5. i enjoy american idol more than i should.

MANLY

1 . will assemble without looking at instructions 

2 . use a straight  razor to shave

3. wear shorts to work every day , no matter how cold it gets 

4 . can pan for gold 

5 . know , and have built a house from scratch 

METRO

1 . almost always have to  refer to instructions

2 . rollerbladed to hockey practice 

3 . cut flowers from my garden for the house 

4 . eyes well up if a dog dies in a movie 

5 . like the feel of a cashmere sweater 

Using Mr Bauer's definitions, I'll start with Metro:

I'm a designer by trade; how things look matter to me, whether it be fashion, architecture, graphic design or site planning.

I am often considered "one of the girls" because I've never had real buddies or been part of a buddy group. Historically I've hung out with the ladies, and in my household that's how it is, even the dog. Sort of rubs off on you after awhile.

I happily source out all car and house repair work.

I love being domesticated, being the one at home who does a decent amount of the cleaning outside of the kitchen, and furnishing of spaces inside and out.

I don't know how to play football, golf, or most other sports. I tried baseball but that turned into a disaster.

Don't follow or care about any of the above.

I don't anything about firearms, hunting, fishing (not that I have anything against them, I  just had no exposure to them) and strongly dislike camping.

Relates to having never been a Boy Scout, so I can't do knots either. Cause for embarrassment when it comes time to bring home the Christmas tree.

I hate bugs HATE them.

I could keep going but this is getting depressing, so onto Manly:

As a designer of the outdoors the very earth is my medium. I can see the hand of my work using Google Earth over quite an area, that's pretty manly.

Over the past few years I've developed a love of lifting myself and other iron objects. Both have gotten bigger and heavier as a result of that.

Due to freaky weather and the fact I live in the woods I've gotten pretty good with chainsaw use (though electric, lol).

I love to grill, charcoal only, the real stuff, and I'm good at it. My burgers can cause orgasms.

I love to burn things.

I know how to drive my wife crazy.

I love speeding, prefer to drive stick, and German cars.

And lately I've been making an effort to try new things, things that are out of my comfort zone, part of my effort to balance out the metro a bit more.

"My burgers can cause orgasms."


Can I get a double cheeseburger to go, please?

ha ha!

The real difference is denotation and connotation -

Manly -
1. Knuckle pushups on hardwood floors
2. Cut my own meat from my own meat locker
3. Make camping equipment
4. Sleep in the raw
5. Throw back brew like a pro
6. Double dig to mix horse shit
7. Rip out old struts and shocks
8. Hiking
9. Karate
10. Fuck


Metro (?)
1. Hatha Yoga
2. Canning chicken stock
3. Sew
4. Sleep nude
5. Appreciate micro-brews
6. Prepare my vegetable beds
7. Adjust suspension
8. Walk
9. Self defense
10. Making love

Manly:

  1. I know God; He is my Father, because of what Jesus Christ has done for me.
  2. I glorify God by serving others.
  3. I pray daily.
  4. I like to go camping and hiking.
  5. I was born with a penis and a scrotum.
  6. I know how to make my wife smile.  ('nuff said.)
  7. I taught my sons to grow up to be fine young men.
  8. I encourage other men and boys to be masculine.

Metro:  

  1. I do the grocery shopping.
  2. I do the laundry.
  3. I get on my proverbial soapbox.

Re: #5 of manly traits:  Yes, I do believe that that makes a person a man.  Manhood is a gift given at conception. After a man is born, and as soon as he is able to understand, he must grow and develop that gift, to his  fullest potential, and continue to work on it during his lifetime. A real man does not wait for a boy to flounder and wonder what the hell he's supposed to do or how to do it.  He offers his assistance beforehand, so the boy knows he can go to a man and ask for guidance. 

 

 

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