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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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.
"Having a hair nazi parent is not one of those things you look back on as an adult and appreciate, because it's less about the job of raising a good human, and more about Mom's image. The kid knows that, and will remember that."