"Study hard as if it is your job, because in the end it is. Respect authority (or at least the position). Around your elders keep you mouth shut and your ears open, you may just learn something. Get out and do things. Get a job (part time of course)…"
I tell my kids that you do not have to be best friends with everyone but you should be nice to everyone and friendly with everyone you meet. There will be some real @ holes out there but you don't have to be mean to them. It is not…"
"I won't mention how I was as I would not have anyone here follow what I did, though I did have a bit of fun nonetheless.
Just know (unless you have a trust fund) these are the last remaining years of your being a dependent.
"1. Decide early on what kind of a person you want to be. You probably already know a lot of the traits you admire in other---emulate the good things you see in guys to whom you look up.
2. Pay people what you owe them---not because they…"
"I am a saxophone player, and also repair saxes and other instruments...under $70......no way, at least not something that he will actually be able to play. You might find something in that price range, but finding one at that price that actually…"
"I don't know about you, but getting tired of trying is like getting tired of life, and life is a very precious thing to me. Getting tired of trying is like giving up hope, its like giving up entirely. Learn from your mistakes, use them to…"
"Got tired of lackluster cuts at the MegaKutterz, and even the traditional barbers. They so infrequently get to do precision work, any more, that I ended up having to fix the cuts at home.
So, I actually trained a friend as a personal…"
"I'm glad you took it the way it was intended. Going back and rereading what I wrote, the potential for misinterpretation exists.
The fact that you know the term gig line already places you head and shoulders above anyone else in…"
"It's also helpful to distinguish the classical "left / right" from the French Revolution from the way the terms were used in the modern sense.In the French revolution the "far left" were anarchists, and the "far…"
In my modest little town of 12,000, which has 22,000+ when college is in session, we have two barbers. One is mostly retired and the other can hardly stand up half a day.The State of Illinois saw to it to regulate barbers and hairdressers. Excuse me... cosmetologists. A man, or woman, wanting to be just a barber cannot. They have to go to cosmetology school. That is an expensive school. But the cosmetology lobbyists saw to it to regulate hair cuts and barbers need licensure and weeks of formal…See More
"Exactly, A wolf among sheep. I was used to an environment of uniforms. We all wore the same clothes every day. Camouflage utilities most days and Class A, B, C, or dress blues depending on occasion. I have to tone down my speech, sometimes I…"
Hey all - The sink in my bathroom clogs from time to time. Usually it's no big deal and I just have to pop off the trap and pull out a hairball or what have you from one of the sections.This time I've popped off all the plumbing underneath to dig in with an auger, but it's not doing anything. A look with the flashlight showed a caked-on, black, gunky mess two or three feet into the drain pipe; the auger won't budge it. In fact, I think I may have closed the clog up even more snaking it in…See More