Taking the punches

Location: waiting for meetings
Mood: accomplished
Music: I’m all choked up and you’re ok.

Lennon downtown, nyc

Me: (gripping seat) Watch that car, watch that car! (later) It’s a red light, it’s a red light! Slow down! (still later, exiting car) You’ve really gotta be more careful.

Him: (relaxed) You worry too much.

It’s been 23 years since my father taught me how to drive. It appears we’ve changed roles.

HG and I have been seeing a buncha relatives these days. Here’s another conversation between HG and one about her finger.

Her: It hurts.

Him: Yeah, I know what you mean. When I was 10, my cousin slammed a door into my toe. It was all black and blue and then my nail fell off. Believe me, that hurt like hell – I mean, that is some pain. I can still remember it to this day. (thinking) Oh, and when I was 20, I got hit with a grenade.

That guy’s one tough fella. Which is pretty much the opposite of me.

But at the very least, know how to throw a punch. It amazes me how many people – guys in particular, simply don’t. The chance of me getting into a fight now at 37’s pretty slim. But still, surprised it’s not something people pick up. Then again taking a punch’s probably more important.

Check that, taking a punch’s definitely more important.

YASYCTAI: Learn to take the punches. (time/2 pts)

5 Replies to “Taking the punches”

  1. so i need advice… i'm inspired by your tagging all your posts that now i want to tag all mine.. only organizational skills such as these evade me. i ended up with 120 tags for barely 6mo of posts…. i realize this isn't the sorta thing you can 'give advice' for.. but any pointers?!? or did you just make yours as you thought of them?

  2. Well, 120 tags is neither a lot nor a little. The only question is how "appropriate" they are. And I suppose you find out by just being really diligent about tagging.

    I made them up as I thought of them and as I did it, I realized that some were repetitive while others were necessary. I would go back, re-tag now since you've only 6 months – which isn't a minuscule amount but it will only go up.

    Once you start re-tagging, you start seeing the patterns that you're making.

    Some time soon, I'm going to add a "following" plug-in of some sort and start "following" you. Would love it if you could do the same!

  3. 🙂 i 'follow' this site anyway.. just .. the old fashioned way. haha! i click. and thanks for the advice.

  4. funny… now that i'm thinking of it.. i realize i've been 'following this site for years now!!! ever since a friend introduced me to bachelor cooking. which STILL cracks me up.

    thanks for writing 🙂

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