Sunday, January 16, 2011

What Did I Learn in 2010?

It's been quite some time since I've posted, mostly because I feel like I really don't have anything interesting to say. Things have been pretty busy or stressful lately, and instead of coming here and sounding like Eeore, I figured I'd just keep quiet.

Saying goodbye to 2010 was a good feeling. 2010 was easily one of the, if not THE worst year on record with everything that happened to us. Of course, it could have been worse, but this year laden with misfortune nonetheless with lost loved ones, financial struggle, life changes, etc. I'll not go into much detail...

I'm doing my best to remain upbeat and try to take something positive away from all the crap. In doing so, I realized that we've emerged alive and relatively well. I've managed to learn quite a bit this year.

I've learned...

Over-use of the word "daddy" or any of it's variations can push some serious buttons.

I like scotch.

When you're the only male in the house and there's pee on the seat, you are guilty by default.

Trying to fix your own USB devices by re-soldering the power connection can cause your whole motherboard to go wonky.

Although you can burn most of your miscellaneous junk, you will be left with an assortment of hinges, nails, screws, doorknobs, electrical boxes, mattress springs and other such metal items when you're done.

A five year old child can sometimes know exactly how you feel.

You can brew five gallons of beer for less than $40.

A good cigar on a mild evening can be the most relaxing activity known to man.

Exotic dancers get irritated when you tell them they're not allowed to touch you, and they're not getting any of your money. They also don't like being reminded that they've been rubbing up against god only knows what kinds of bacteria and disease for only a few dollars at a time. Out of sight out of mind, I guess.

As I get older, my bones are far less forgiving, and hold a hell of a grudge.

You never know when you're going to run into someone you've met before, and if you were nice during your first meeting, things will be much less awkward.

There's no proof more positive that you need to loose weight than when you show up in the background of a picture in the local newspaper.

Sometimes participating in a relaxing activity is not as effective as simply not participating in a stressful one. In other words, a lack of activity is sometimes better than an activity which you normally enjoy.

Sometimes the most selfless act is to accept the kindness of others, even though you may feel uncomfortable doing so.

Sometimes we don't notice everything we have until we lose something precious.

It doesn't take much to fall behind. It takes an act of god to catch back up.

...I'm sure there's a lot more, but I think that's good enough for now. What did you learn in 2010?