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 really to bad I haven't put in the time to learn how to draw but I have this comic strip idea:
A human head with eyes only, no mouth or nose, and a torso, no arms or legs.
Caption "God Creates Man"
"Check out phatboygeo from Shave Nation on youtube for DE shaving. . . he says to go once with the grain, once front to back, and once back to front (maybe there is another/fourth trip). Takes awhile but that is a close shave with a DE. If the blade…"
"First, figure out what all possible eventualities are then, if you are okay with them or can handle them you can be around her. If you can't handle them you can't be around her. It's really that simple. Your choicer not hers. Remember…"
"Billy Joel "Innocent Man", "Matter of Trust", and "Piano Man"?
I'd think AoM would create a list that would be well rounded as an Essential List. As in "if you are going to show an appreciation of music then,…"
"First. . . Jazz and Doo-Wop should be completely separate genres. Instead of songs I'd go with essential albums by decade like. . . The Sun Sessions for Elvis, Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis. Also a Ritchie Valens and Fats Domino…"
"I do some yard work for a former teacher, sounds similar to the mower I use in his back yard. Big wad o' grass in the air filter. Removed the grass, that Lawnboy started screaming again. First clue. . . Lawnboy."
"Actually Jack. . . the argument "should" be. . . roads and schools are paid for (at least how it supposed to work) by property taxes and licensing and fuel taxes. Michael B. you can not pay any of those by not driving and not owning…"
"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…"
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.
"I think shutting down some of the social programs that enable the culture would be the best way to accomplish that goal. I don't think it will be easy, as a matter of fact it may cause some serious repercussions socially and politically."
"What does Alaska have to do with anything? Oh, wait. I see. A Palin reference. Do you get extra points for that?
Rhodes Scholar. Big whoop. Jimmy Carter was a Naval officer and by all accounts has the highest IQ of any President. 2nd worst…"
"It really depends on how much $2000 is to you, and how long you're going to be living in Thailand, and how often you come to the states.
If $2K isn't a HUGE amount of money, I'd say it's worth it - especially if you don't…"
"Not really. CA is the #1 economy and Arkansas is #35, but it's nowhere near as small an economy as Sarah Palin's Alaska. Plus, Clinton before being governor was a Rhodes Scholar and a Lawyer.... What was Reagan?"
"It is all going to depend on the individual.
I love sporting clays myself. I am not really a skeet and trap fan. I could see myself getting bored really fast if those were the only two options.
Same goes for me with pistol or rifle shooting though.…"