This is quickly becoming one of my favorite sites. Finally a site about being manly without being macho. Real values, real skills, and good honest discussion.I've learned to drink Scotch (and love…Continue
"If it didn't get soiled or damaged then it is ok to keep flying it. It is not a superstition, the code is just intended to keep us from flying tattered old flags that do not show it the dignity that it deserves.
There is actually a pretty good…"
"While that is the ideal, in this situation getting involved as a mentor/friend can have some impact. No guarantee, but a lot of kids without an ideal family have benefited from a family friend, relative, boy's and girl's club mentor, or…"
"Sadly, he has had no male role model (based on your description). Ideally, if you and the others involved could work out a way to work with him so he can see alternatives, that is better, but he is going to resist.
If the grandmother would be…"
"How much lifting experience do you have? If you are a newbie, stick to the basics. It seems overly simplistic but the big 3 (dead lift, squats, bench press) are a solid base. Not only do they bulk easier than smaller groups, but the first 2 are…"
"Ask casually, and I would try something better than a movie. Try a meal, coffee, etc where you can actually talk. Movies can be both impersonal (no talking) and not an ideal first date.
But ask her. You are playing out scenarios in your head about…"
"This depends a lot on your boss. I happen to own a software firm and it is really tricky to balance load with developers. Each has different skills and different level of efficiency with different tasks.
Before you go in and talk to him I recommend…"
"Ray Bradbury and George Orwell are always good reads for something more in to classic Sci-Fi/through provoking relm.
For more humor most anything by Douglas Adams tends to be entertaining in its absurdity.
I'll add my vote for Dan Brown as…"
"Apologies if this came across as a frontal attack on you. I think the topic gets away from the individual question sometimes.
I do think that your take on it being just "a little fun" is not really taking into account the potential…"
"We just have very different views on the subject.
I think he is setting him self up for problems he is not thinking through. I am also concerned that his approach, especially with option #3, is preying on someone that is seeking a relationship and…"
"Refreshing post man. Good for you.
Being a gentleman is always the best route. You don't have to memorize Emily Post or anything like that. It is just about being considerate to others. You might get some comments from others, but don't…"
"Maybe it is context then. Guys sitting around a bar are going to brag about their exploits, true or not. Talk to a friend going through the pains of marital problems and you get a different perspective and some honest regrets form dumb things they…"
"Or more so that those people have grown out of that phase and come to regret some of the poor decisions. Clearly they did some of the same things he is proposing, but time and maturity showed them that the overall experience was not as fulfilling as…"
"Ironically I have yet to run into anyone that was married and in their 30's and 40's that say "Gee I wish I had screwed around more and maybe taken advantage of a few more insecure girls when I was 21". I do, however, know…"
"Starting my own personal rant, so if you just want someone to validate one of the 3 options you laid out I'd stop reading right here.
Stagger and Jackalope both are right about you needing to find a different pass time. There is no such…"
"I absolutely do. She is 23, I'm 22. I know that she has baggage, but all these problems only seem to come up when I go away. When we're together, everything is perfect. We can't get enough of each other.…"
"I'm myself quite a heavy lover. (still recoering froma break-up almost a year ago), but this advice may come in handy and has a universal truth.
Let her fly away, if she comes back she truly loves you.
So let the ball roll, see what destiny…"
"You love her after all that? I'm skeptical. Sounds to me like she has a lot of baggage and until those problems are resolved (and she grows up; how old is she anyway?) this relationship will stagnate, crash, and burn. I think you'll see in…"
Smooth and fine grained leather tends to be considered dressy. The more textured/patterned it is, the more casual it tends to appear.
Pebble grained leather is a classic and looks wonderful. Braided leather…"
I'm sorry this is so long, but I need some serious advice about a girl. This question is the sole reason I actually signed up, though I've been frequenting this site for years. I have been dating this girl for six months. Was dating, rather. I just broke up with her yesterday. You see, I'm madly in love with her, but I think it was just the wrong time for us to possibly work out. I'm getting deployed in July and will be gone for almost a year. She is going to Europe for two months…See More