Fellas. You just got home, woke up, washed the car. Whatever the case may be. Your lady start an argument with you and at this moment you don’t know what to do. That’s why I’m here. I want to give you 10 things to do while she is arguing with you. I’m pretty sure these will work every time, sometimes. Trust me. These are in no particular order.
Recently, I spoke to my father as he prepared to take a two-week cruise of Europe. Like always we talked about what was going on in our lives and we happened upon the topic of appreciation. I shared with my dad that I have taken on a very hectic daily schedule due to my wife attending classes in pursuit of her associates degree. More below...
Let me preface this post by saying that gentlemen, you need to make sure you are HAPPY and confident in YOURSELF before seeking further happiness in another person. Don't you EVER expect another human being to be the source of your happiness or you are setting yourself up for a tremendous failure and ensuing heartbreak. Now I could go to the classic Dave Chappelle line on how to make a man happy but I was asked to expound a little further. For the ladies or men that are reading this, the following things you could do to make your partner happy are strictly the opinion of this observer. So I'll keep it short and sweet.
Who was the first man in your life that you looked up to? Who was the man who taught you the breaks and the facts of life? Who was the man you aspired to emulate? For most, that man is/was their father. For the rest of us, that answer varies. In fact, there might be a different or multiple answers to each of those questions. Believe it or not, I never really reflected on these questions until now.
Gentlemen, let me begin this by saying, no one has the blueprint or the correct way to raise a child. Throughout history we've seen serial killers that came from great parents and we've seen some of the best and brightest people in the world come from poor beginnings and even poorer parents.
Enough with the mushy stuff, it's time to address those of you who choose not to go the family route and are strictly in it to get your stats up. I haven't been married all my life, there was actually a time when I was single and not looking to get married. During that time I had the pleasure of working along side some gentlemen who understood that dating in groups require sacrifice, smarts, and cunning maneuvering in order to reach a common goal. It's a lost art that I see being replaced with an every man for himself mentality. I'm speaking of course of "The Wingman". * cue "Highway To The Dangerzone" *
The talk of the world recently has been Washington Wizards center Jason Collins 'coming out' to the world in a Sports Illustrated piece and the revelation that he's the first gay athlete in the 'Big 4' sports (MLB, NHL, NFL, NBA). The usual public discourse began as most Americans applauded Collins' announcement and the usual "insensitive" (perceived or otherwise) comments flowed from the computers and mobile devices of everyone from NFL players to commentators about their "beliefs". No matter where you stand on the homosexuality debate, I believe that it is time to have an open discussion -- at least, for the sake of our children.
If you are single and reading this, I want you to know that there is still hope for you. All is not lost. I have not been on the dating scene for several years now. Most of my "single moments" are through living vicariously through the very few single friends I have remaining. And from all indications and reports from these friends, it sounds and looks like, at least to this observer, that its hard as hell for you single folks. Let's discuss...