Talked to a friend last Friday night. Convo gets around to I'm working on my car replacing front wheel bearings. . . she says "hey, you think you can replace a distributor?"Ah,. . . probably, what's…Continue
"It's likely a self confidence/image issue. Could be related to something incredibly horrible that happened to her or a bad reaction to "life" that most people have dealt with in a much more effective fashion. Figure out what you can…"
"The tone of this. . . plus the fact that you admit to using passive-aggressive tactics makes me think, "If you want to find the whiner, look in the mirror."
If you want respect you have to give it first."
"I'm not saying you're wrong in your assessment in your skill level but, without hearing you play I don't know if you really are at that level. Having said that. . .
Once you reach a certain level of ability on any instrument…"
"Time. That's it.
Women react to what they feel right now. Later on she may change her mind or feel differently. I don't know if anyone asked yet but
Do you want to have kids?
That is as an important of a question as the question of your…"
"Sorry it didn't go your way. Hopefully we motivated you to crush it. More importantly as you reflect you learn and improve yourself from the experience. It may not be accurate to call it a failure. . . if you improve from the experience it is…"
"Marketing. . . isn't that about 'pitching' ideas? This 'pitch' is your best idea. . . YOU! Management's minds are made up huh? Why would they give you a shot. Remember the question about the 'pitch'? If…"
"This is semantics. . . but what you are describing "perfect in your eyes, to your standards" is what I call excellence. I think perfection is a lie. Okay, Miles Davis 'Blue 'n Green' is the exception."
"Forgot to mention the coarseness or fineness of the grind. It's a surface area thing. Finer grind = more surface area for same amount of beans. Another example. . . put room temp beer or soda in a cooler with just ice. . . it takes along time…"
"Water temperature of the drip machine may be part of the problem. Hotter water = stronger flavor. Also using a wire screen filter instead of paper makes a stronger brew, it lets the oils through which get trapped by the paper."
"I don't understand this "creepy" emotion! They don't have kids, they aren't married, they aren't engaged, they don't even live together. Most, not all, women want something/someone around. . . most of the time.…"
"Disclaimer: I used to say that if it is a guy and a girl (even engaged/married) "if he can't keep her TOO BAD! He isn't doing something right but, I won't be a 'home wrecker' if they have kids together." Kids…"
"The phrase "shit test" may be from the PUA's but I've seen "testing" in other places not related to PUA. It is definitely a defense mechanism.
Most PUA's are disappointing they may get dates/sex but, usually not…"
Music,Playing Guitar (and all that goes with it) Art, Life, Self-improvement, gaining experience, learning for them, sharing them. The teachings of Buddha that are practical in the modern world.
Freakonomics and Super-Freakonomics, Outliers, The Tipping Point, Way of the Superior Man, Dealing With People You Can't Stand, Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment, Poker Wisdom of a Champion (aka According to Doyle).
Brad Paisley, Eddie Van Halen, Eminem, George Strait, Marty Stuart, Kenny Burrell, Some Coltrane, Bruce Hornsby, Bela Fleck, Some Miles Davis, JS Bach.
Not everything that is a struggle is worthwhile but, most things that are worthwhile will be a struggle.
"So is understanding facts one of the signs of being a pseudo-intellectual snob, while going with blind emotion a sign of a true American patriot? I am honestly confused, you claim you understand that what Shane is saying is true, but you side with…"
"Then I'm not concerned abou you Rick. My issues are obviously with others. Speaking of Catholics, the Vatican has usually been well versed on the science of the day. For example, they knew from their own observations that Galileo was right, but…"
"Cowboy hat, gun and middle fingers? Shit, that is just about every asshole here in Texas, esp here in Houston, you are going to have to do better than that to win at 'Merica. Hell, even us "elitist, intellectual snobs" who are…"
"In 1929 the long wait finally paid off when Mussolini proved willing to enter an alliance with the Vatican. A precondition of the negotiations was destruction of the parliamentary Catholic…"
"Ok, you are a child. When I was a child, I had thoughts such as yours. I would spend nights in arguments with the religious folks, trying so hard to prove to them that I was right, and so that they would see just how wrong they were. I was…"
"My religious beliefs do not deny science nor do many scientists' beliefs deny science; so I'm not sure where you are coming from. There are even priests (yes Roman Catholic priests) that are also scientists and not of theology or…"