"My experience is that a side gig should be doing something you really love. My buddy and I are slowly amassing the equipment and tools to get into doing marine salvage work on the side. I have no idea if it will actually make money or not, but…"
"My advice for someone your age is not to over think it. I was pushing 30 before I knew myself well enough to know where my talents and my weaknesses were. I was pushing my mid 30s before I had narrowed the field enough to start really creating…"
"I honestly have nothing to offer that has not already been said, as I've never been where you are. But with your permission, I will pray for you and your family.
Be strong, never, ever give up. Not for a second."
"Yea, five pound blocks. Also came for a while with MREs' until the Government decided to set those aside for hurricane relief efforts. When we were kids, we used to buy the welfare cheese from the blacks to use for crab and catfish bait in…"
"Huh. Maybe it's a central PA thing.
Maybe. Here, any reference to cheese is inherently a black joke, being a reference to what we call "welfare cheese". Which is a huge one pound blocks of American cheese that is given out on the old…"
"I can't knit, but I can restring gill nets, splice tow cable, a few other things like that. Comes from living with boats all my life. I can also sew just enough to do a few basic repairs like replacing buttons on my sport coat, that kind of…"
"Now, see. The rest of it I got. The cheese and health insurance thing though. There may be some tangible regional cultural issues here, that I didnt get the whole cheese and insurance bit.
See here, in this area of the old south, if you…"
"I used "chink" not knowing what the dumbasses' actual nationality was, and really just used it for the emotional impact. I was trying to drive home with the kid the fact that he's not one of those who really needs to be exploring…"
Thanks. There was a snow storm outside (in Virginia) this California girl wanted to avoid for the time being, but I wanted to test the brand-new camera. There wasn't much that was cute in University housing.
"No need to apologize, Will.
Yes, we are all damaged in that regard. But relative to other humans since then, not everyone is damaged (emotionally). She did mention boys having their instincts bridled. That's what I meant by the playing in the…"
"Why is masculinity so demonized? Also, why does having emotions have to be attributed to femininity? Anyways, sounds like she is accusing the world of pushing us into a certain role while she does the exact same thing with her interpretation of how…"
"Coffee has been somewhat of an evolution for me. I used to only take it loaded with sugar and syrup and creamer. Over the years I have cut everything out. This was a conscious effort for me. You see, when you are in the field, the coffee tends to…"
"I think, Titus, that you made an observation on something that isn't in the text of Herodotus, which would nullify its value as an observation and transmogrify said named observation into an invention, a fiction."