Posts Tagged ‘Advice’

This Will Make More Sense To You Over Time, Kiddo

February 15, 2019

There’s always a cost, son.  Always.  Maybe you pay it right away or maybe you pay it later, but everything eventually comes due; and if you don’t end up paying the cost, it’s only because somebody else has.

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I’ve Known People Like This In Real Life

January 25, 2019

One of the best character writing examples/advice I’ve ever been given is “He is indeed the villain of the story and destined to be the heroes’ personal nemesis, but he doesn’t know that.  As evil and cruel as he is, at the moment he’s enjoying a drink by the fire, is feeling jovial and in want of company, so he’s going to call our heroes over and ask them to join him.  Since he is also polite and witty, everyone will have a marvelous time unless the heroes do something to change this.”

Today’s Life Lesson From Fiction

October 4, 2018

If you ever get into one of those suspended animation pods, whatever you do, do not get into the one closest to the door because that’s the one that always malfunctions and has a skeleton in it when the explorers arrive.

This Is Risky At Any Age (Yours Or Theirs)

July 5, 2018

I witnessed this a while back, but it came back to me today.

People, unless you are an actual child, if a woman of any age asks you for something, never say, “You’re just like my mom!”, particularly if you are younger than said woman, because if you do say it . . .

Run, baby.  Just run!

Some Things You Have To Learn Directly

May 22, 2018

The other day I did something I almost never do anymore, namely, pass on a warning to someone I thought needed to hear one.  The result?  I was politely thanked for my concern (which is a tad unusual, I’ll admit . . . the thanks and the concern, come to think) and profoundly ignored (which is the norm).

This is known as the Cassandra effect.

This used to frustrate me to no end, but these days I can see the morbidly funny side of it, because there was a time I probably would have ignored it too had I been in their place.

That’s Why It’s Important To Watch Their Eyes, Son

April 19, 2018

While my son and I were playing with our dog this morning, she started to get rambunctious, so we ended up singing, “Crazy eyes, crazy eyes!  It should come as no surprise, that you are feeling wild, ’cause we see your crazy eyes!” (I have just come to accept that this is “normal” in this house.)

It was only later that it occurred to me that if someone had taught me to look for crazy eyes when I was my son’s age, my life would have turned out very differently . . .

1 Part Alcohol, 4 Parts Tea Is What Generally Works For Me

April 16, 2018

As I sip my tea this morning, I’m doing so from a mug someone got me a few years back.  This mug has a list of “tips for good health” on the side, and at the top of the list it says “Less Alcohol, More Tea.”

It turns out that’s really good advice.

This Isn’t Always A Bad Thing, But Still . . . Be Aware

April 13, 2018

Beware the times when the world isn’t actually __________, and you’re only seeing it that way because you are!

That’s Pretty Good Advice

February 22, 2018

Today’s Tip From My Son:

If you have a dog in your house, never step on anything brown without turning on the light first so you can see what it is.

“Why Am I Typing?” Would Also Work

February 12, 2018

As a rule I’m not a big fan of motivational speakers, but I am a big fan of accepting wisdom where I find it, so the idea behind W.A.I.T. (Why Am I Talking?) really appeals to me.