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(Got this in an e-mail a few years ago. Don’t know who wrote it, but he hit the nail on the head.)

Why It’s Great to be a Guy 

Phone conversations last 30 seconds

You know useful stuff about tanks and airplanes

A 5-day vacation requires only one suitcase

You can open all your own jars

When clicking thru the channels you don’t have to stop on every shot of someone crying

You don’t have to lug a bag of “necessary” items with you everywhere you go

You can go to the bathroom alone

Your last name stays put

You can leave a hotel room bed unmade

You can quietly enjoy a car ride from the passenger seat

You can drop by to see a friend without bringing a little gift

You can kill your own food

The occasional well-rendered belch is practically expected

The world is your urinal

The garage is all yours

You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness

You never have to clean the toilet

You can be showered and ready in 10 minutes

Wedding plans take care of themselves

If someone forgets to invite you to something, they can still be your friend

None of your co-workers have the power to make you cry

You don’t have to curl up next to some big, hairy guy every night

If you’re 34 and single, no one notices

Chocolate is just another snack

Flowers fix everything

Three pair of shoes are more than enough

You can say anything and not worry about what people think

Car mechanics tell you the truth

You don’t give a flip if someone doesn’t notice your new haircut

You can watch a game in silence for hours without your buddy thinking, “He must be mad at me”

One mood, all the time

You can admire Clint Eastwood without having to starve yourself to look like him

Gray hair and wrinkles add character

Wedding dress $2000, Tux rental 100 bucks

You don’t care if someone is talking behind your back

You don’t pass on the dessert and then mooch off someone else’s

If you retain water, it is in a canteen

The remote is yours and yours alone

You need not pretend you’re “freshening up” when you go to the bathroom

If you don’t call your buddy when you said you would, he won’t tell your friends you’ve changed

If another guy shows up at the party in the same outfit, you might become lifelong buddies


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I just turned 40 years old yesterday. Got to thinking and looking back. How many goals have I attained in my life? When I was young I had big dreams. I was going to see the world. I was going to be rich and famous. Funny thing about age. These things don’t have the appeal they once used to. Sure, I would still like to see the world, I’ve never even been off the North American continent, but it’s not a priority in my life anymore. Of course I would like to be rich, but I’m content with all that I have. I enjoy luxuries I never would have dreamed about 15 or 20 years ago. Just little things like iPods, DVRs, and many other things I’m not even aware of. Don’t care much about the being famous dream anymore. I’ve come to ask myself, “Do I really care about such-and-such famous person? I mean as a real person?” Nope. Then why would I want to be famous? Not going to get any more people to care about you. Just happy to be “famous” to my wife and kids. 

So, the more I look back on it, the more I appreciate being 40. I wonder how much wiser I’ll be when I’m 80? I’ll probably be senile by then, which, who knows, might be the hight of wisdom.

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Hello world!

Just joined the 21st century. Hope this all works.

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