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Mechanic Fail

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew Hockley Mar 12, 2013. 4 Replies

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

 

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Brian W. Barrett replied to Goldy Goldbach's discussion My Friend Won't Listen
"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…"
Jan 23
Brian W. Barrett replied to Edward Rochelle's discussion How to Handle Whiny Men
"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."
Jan 23
Brian W. Barrett commented on John White's video
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Why Men Don't Want To Get Married

"He gripes about needing money but if 2% of viewers donate $0.50. . . at 15million views he made $150k! Not a bad deal. "
Jan 22
Brian W. Barrett replied to Ryan's discussion Musical Improvement - Piano Advancement
"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…"
Jan 16
Brian W. Barrett replied to Nate Thallas's discussion Sticky Situation (No Pun Intended)
"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…"
Nov 21, 2013
Brian W. Barrett replied to Mr Stewart's discussion Manovation please?
"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…"
Nov 14, 2013
Brian W. Barrett replied to Mr Stewart's discussion Manovation please?
"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…"
Nov 10, 2013
Brian W. Barrett replied to Jolly D Bugger's discussion Why Is Perfection The Enemy?
"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."
Oct 17, 2013
Brian W. Barrett replied to Evan Fleming's discussion An Alternate to S-Bucks
"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…"
Oct 15, 2013
Brian W. Barrett replied to Evan Fleming's discussion An Alternate to S-Bucks
"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."
Oct 15, 2013
Brian W. Barrett replied to That TJ Guy's discussion Question about girls with boyfriends
"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.…"
Oct 14, 2013
Brian W. Barrett replied to That TJ Guy's discussion Question about girls with boyfriends
"You can substitute the "getting married" part for "stays in a relationship" (committed or otherwise)."
Oct 12, 2013
Brian W. Barrett replied to That TJ Guy's discussion Question about girls with boyfriends
"Yeah, it's been expensive."
Oct 12, 2013
Brian W. Barrett replied to That TJ Guy's discussion Question about girls with boyfriends
"Make up your mind. . . see her and instigate. . . don't see her and don't instigate. YOU LEAD! If she leads you just get lost."
Oct 12, 2013
Brian W. Barrett replied to That TJ Guy's discussion Question about girls with boyfriends
"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…"
Oct 11, 2013
Brian W. Barrett replied to Hank Rutherford Hill's discussion Is a girl coming off a long relationship bad news?
"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…"
Oct 11, 2013

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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.
Books
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).
Music
Brad Paisley, Eddie Van Halen, Eminem, George Strait, Marty Stuart, Kenny Burrell, Some Coltrane, Bruce Hornsby, Bela Fleck, Some Miles Davis, JS Bach.
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Not everything that is a struggle is worthwhile but, most things that are worthwhile will be a struggle.

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