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Domer



Registration date : 2013-12-21

PostSubject: Life Tips   Mon May 12, 2014 9:53 am

Any tips you'd like to pass on to the younger generation? We don't want them turning into us after all.
Here's a few:

1. Use a DE razor and a brush. It's cheaper and you get a better shave.
2. In the shower, use soap on the stinky bits and just water on everything else.
3. A pipe's mechanics are more important than it's aesthetics.
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Cartaphilus

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Age : 63
Location : East Texas
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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Mon May 12, 2014 10:41 am

If it looks like dog poo, tastes like dog poo, don't step in it!  Wink 
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Mon May 12, 2014 10:48 am

I don't know; they'll just do the opposite to be cool.  Reminds me of a joke--

Question:  What do you say to a youth with two black eyes?

Answer:  Nothing.  You've told him twice already.
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monbla256

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Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Mon May 12, 2014 11:19 am

We never listened to advice given us. why would they !!???  Twisted Evil Twisted Evil 
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alandadp

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Location : Plymouth, England
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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Mon May 12, 2014 11:43 am

If it looks too difficult, takes too long, costs too much - it's probably worth it

Adam
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Fatman

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Age : 54
Location : Alaska
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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Mon May 12, 2014 11:47 am

Bill and Ted got it right.....

Be excellent to each other, and party on Dudes!
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Fr_Tom

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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Mon May 12, 2014 12:19 pm

When I was in the classroom, I used to tell the guys that for a successful relationship, they needed to find a woman smarter that they were who was dumb enough to go out with them.

For couples getting married, I always tell them to get the date engraved on the inside of the grrom's ring.

These two bits of counsel have been ones that people have contacted me about five or ten years later. As a rule I am lucky if they remember something I say for five minutes.
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d4klutz

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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Mon May 12, 2014 12:32 pm

Fatman wrote:
Bill and Ted got it right.....

Be excellent to each other, and party on Dudes!

 afro  ^This
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Briar Spirit

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Location : England UK
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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Mon May 12, 2014 12:49 pm

Fatman wrote:
Bill and Ted got it right.....

Be excellent to each other, and party on Dudes!

Best reply possible.  cheers cheers cheers 
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Ocelot55

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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Mon May 12, 2014 1:59 pm

As a young whippersnapper, I find these are all valuable insights and pretty good advice. I'm enjoying reading them.

So keep em coming you old fogies!  Twisted Evil

Fr_Tom, my father told me something similar: "Never have more yard than your wife can take care of." and, "Remember, marriage is about sharing. What's yours is hers, and what's hers is hers."  Very Happy
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Domer



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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Mon May 12, 2014 2:44 pm

alandadp wrote:
If it looks too difficult, takes too long, costs too much - it's probably worth it

Adam

I did all the opposite when I bought my first house. I'd be living the High Life now if I had followed this advice.
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DrumsAndBeer

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Location : Northern, CA
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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Mon May 12, 2014 3:35 pm

Ocelot55 wrote:
"Never have more yard than your wife can take care of."

Then I need a condo.  Very Happy
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Cartaphilus

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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Mon May 12, 2014 3:47 pm

Ocelot55 wrote:
"Never have more yard Pasture than your wife can take care of."

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DrT999

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Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Mon May 12, 2014 4:02 pm

Ocelot55 wrote:


Fr_Tom, my father told me something similar: "Never have more yard than your wife can take care of." and, "Remember, marriage is about sharing. What's yours is hers, and what's hers is hers."  Very Happy

True, that.

My univ. band director told us this on the first day of a class I had with him:
Remember, your supervisor may control your raises, but the secretaries and custodians will control your environment -- always respect them and if possible be their friends.
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MichaelM

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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Mon May 12, 2014 8:36 pm

A simple truth that took me a long time to grasp: holding a grudge hurts no one but yourself.
And one more: No matter how much you like your job, fishing will always be better.
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KevinM



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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Wed May 14, 2014 8:00 pm

MichaelM wrote:
A simple truth that took me a long time to grasp: holding a grudge hurts no one but yourself.
And one more:  No matter how much you like your job, fishing will always be better.

Them's good 'uns.

My contribution: Go outside.

What guy has not had his parents tell him this from a very young age? Even now I hate to miss a chance to go outside.

My daughter now and then tells me what bits of fatherly advice I used to share with her. She picked up my frugal traits. Her idea of a good car has to do with retained value, ability to handle weather and passenger safety.

I once complimented her for standing up for herself effectively in an awkward situation, and she immediately replied, "Oh, I learned that from watching you, Dad." ((Sniff.)

But my fav examp of retained fatherly wisdom was this -- My daughter's friends noticed that when they went from indoors to outdoors at night, she always looked up at the sky. "Why do you do that?" they asked. Turns out she was the only one in her group whose Dad had taught her how to find the North star, identify major constellations, know the difference between a star and a planet ...

It's all about, "Go outside."
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PostSubject: Life Tips   Fri May 16, 2014 3:31 pm

My second wife told me:
 
              YOU ARE NOT THE OWNER OF THE TRUTH.
 
So true, words to think about.
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J Soshae

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Location : Birmingham, AL
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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Mon May 19, 2014 9:48 pm

Life is hard and then you die.

Final lesson of Ecclesiastes....Enjoy your work.
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KevinM



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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Tue May 20, 2014 1:13 pm

Well, if you're going to get all OT about it, there's this cheery bit from The Book of Job -- Man born of woman is few of years and those full of woe.
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d4klutz

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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Tue May 20, 2014 1:50 pm

A man is only as good as his word.
Hard work never hurt anybody.
Don't squat with your spurs on.
Don't spit (piss) into the wind.
Never drink water down stream of a cattle herd.

A couple more:
If you find yourself in a hole, quit digging.
Admit when you are wrong, and make it right. Blaming others only shows your true weakness.


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J_Rock

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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Tue May 20, 2014 2:34 pm

I can't take credit for these.  I have both of them hanging on my wall at work.

• You have to make the call you’re afraid to make.
• You have to get up earlier than you want to get up.
• You have to give more than you get in return right away.
• You have to care more about others than they care about you.
• You have to fight when you are already injured, bloody, and sore.
• You have to feel unsure and insecure when playing it safe seems smarter.
• You have to lead when no one else is following you yet.
• You have to invest in yourself even though no one else is.
• You have to look like a fool while you’re looking for answers you don’t have.
• You have to grind out the details when it’s easier to shrug them off.
• You have to deliver results when making excuses is an option.
• You have to search for your own explanations even when you’re told to accept the “facts.”
• You have to make mistakes and look like an idiot.
• You have to try and fail and try again.
• You have to run faster even though you’re out of breath.
• You have to be kind to people who have been cruel to you.
• You have to meet deadlines that are unreasonable and deliver results that are unparalleled.
• You have to be accountable for your actions even when things go wrong.
• You have to keep moving towards where you want to be no matter what’s in front of you.

You have to do the hard things. The things that no one else is doing. The things that scare you. The things that make you wonder how much longer you can hold on.
Those are the things that define you. Those are the things that make the difference between living a life of mediocrity or outrageous success.
The hard things are the easiest things to avoid. To excuse away. To pretend like they don’t apply to you.
The simple truth about how ordinary people accomplish outrageous feats of success is that they do the hard things that smarter, wealthier, more qualified people don’t have the courage — or desperation — to do.
Do the hard things. You might be surprised at how amazing you really are.

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Leadership Principles and Traits

Marine Corps Leadership Principles
• Know yourself and seek self-improvement.
• Be technically and tactically proficient.
• Develop a sense of responsibility among your subordinates.
• Make sound and timely decisions.
• Set the example.
• Know your Marines and look out for their welfare.
• Keep your Marines informed.
• Seek responsibility and take responsibility for your actions.
• Ensure assigned tasks are understood, supervised, and accomplished.
• Train your Marines as a team.
• Employ your command in accordance with its capabilities.

Marine Corps Leadership Traits
• Dependability
The certainty of proper performance of duty.
• Bearing
Creating a favorable impression in carriage, appearance and personal conduct at all
times.
• Courage
The mental quality that recognizes fear of danger or criticism, but enables a man to
proceed in the face of it with calmness and firmness.
• Decisiveness
Ability to make decisions promptly and to announce them in clear, forceful manner.
• Endurance
The mental and physical stamina measured by the ability to withstand pain, fatigue, stress
and hardship.45
• Enthusiasm
The display of sincere interest and exuberance in the performance of duty.
• Initiative
Taking action in the absence of orders.
• Integrity
Uprightness of character and soundness of moral principles; includes the qualities of
truthfulness and honesty.
• Judgment
The ability to weigh facts and possible solutions on which to base sound decisions.
• Justice
Giving reward and punishment according to merits of the case in question. Thee ability
to administer a system of rewards and punishments impartially and consistently.
• Knowledge
Understanding of a science or an art. The range of one’s information, including
professional knowledge and an understanding of your Marines.
• Tact
The ability to deal with others without creating offense.
• Unselfishness
Avoidance of providing for one’s own comfort and personal advancement at the
expense of others.
• Loyalty
The quality of faithfulness to country, the Corps, the unit, to one’s seniors,
subordinates and peers.
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Vito

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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Fri May 23, 2014 2:01 pm

All these are mine, representing lessons learned in my time here on Planet Oith:
  • People are never going to get it together until they learn to leave each other alone.
  • Why steal and have something to hide? Why not earn and have something to show?
  • Political solution: the ultimate oxymoron
  • Never trust a man who is angered when you treat him the same way he treats you. That goes for women too.
  • Once you figure out that nothing is ever as easy at it seems — and you go ahead and do it anyway — you soon realize that nothing is ever as hard as it seems.
  • Respect for property is the foundation of civilization.
  • I always suffer the most when I'm focused on myself.
  • Hopelessness is futile.
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fsu92john

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Location : Orlando, FL
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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Fri May 23, 2014 2:16 pm

Be a good tipper.
Use your turn signal.
Done fast, done cheap, done right: Pick any two.
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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Fri May 23, 2014 5:28 pm

Here are a few I've found to be true.

1) If everyone around you is an A-hole, it's not them. (This works for just about everything. For example, if every other driver on the street is terrible, it's not them)

2) No one will screw you over like your family.

3) Stressing out and rushing rarely makes things go faster.

4) Not doing things right the first time usually forces you to do them right the 2nd time.

5) To go with the above. You can fix anything with Duc tape, you can fix nothing properly with Duc tape.
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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:37 pm

Don't eat yellow snow.

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Many of the greatest pleasures in life are illegal, immoral, or smelly.

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