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#1 Blunt Trauma

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 04:14 PM

….feel free to jump in, it makes me look less crazy when there’s someone else involved in the conversation.

 

A conversation I had while in a dentist's chair sprang to mind. I’m not sure what triggered it, but there it was, just as fresh as years ago when it happened. That’s very possibly an entire other problem, or symptom of one, best left for some other time. But the eventual memory trigger point of the conversation came when I used the words “up until I became successful”. The second it came out of my mouth I was just mortified and realized a couple of things.

 

First was what a “void surrounded by a sphincter muscle” that must have sounded like to the lady. Second was that what I meant by it would never translate to someone that didn’t come up like I did, Hence the “void” sound. Immediately I set in to trying to explain myself, but it was most likely too late.

 

To my way of thinking, the day I became “successful” was the day I met certain criteria that in retrospect, I came up with all by myself and they would mean nothing to someone else. You’re gonna think I’m an idiot, and I’m sure she did too as I stumbled on myself trying to explain. Preface these with “The day I…”.

...got to the point I could eat anytime I was hungry.

...had a stable place to live that no one was going to take from me.

...could buy a pair of pants anytime the ones I had wore out.

...could get where I needed to go without constantly watching the mirror because of tags, insurance, etc.

 

None of that's an exaggeration. Honest to goodness, that to me was success. Don’t get me wrong. I ain’t crying here, cause everything on top of that has been gravy. I’m happy enough with my amount of gravy I reckon.

 

When did you “succeed”?

 

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 10:30 AM

Prophetic title.


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Posted 10 September 2018 - 10:43 AM

Success is a relative term. I've done fairly well for myself in spite of making some poor decisions when I was young. I've learned several skillsets the hard way and built some successful businesses. I'm far from rich, but I live well and things seem to get better the older I get.

But I would have to say that my greatest success is my wonderful family, albeit an honor I must share with my loving wife and the teachings of Christ. Perhaps marrying this fine lady was the point I should label as when I succeeded.

 


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Posted 10 September 2018 - 10:54 AM

when I was young. 
 

 

You can remember that far back?


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Posted 10 September 2018 - 11:13 AM

 

You can remember that far back?

It's hard!


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Posted 10 September 2018 - 12:00 PM

 

….feel free to jump in, it makes me look less crazy when there’s someone else involved in the conversation.

 

A conversation I had while in a dentist's chair sprang to mind. I’m not sure what triggered it, but there it was, just as fresh as years ago when it happened. That’s very possibly an entire other problem, or symptom of one, best left for some other time. But the eventual memory trigger point of the conversation came when I used the words “up until I became successful”. The second it came out of my mouth I was just mortified and realized a couple of things.

 

First was what a “void surrounded by a sphincter muscle” that must have sounded like to the lady. Second was that what I meant by it would never translate to someone that didn’t come up like I did, Hence the “void” sound. Immediately I set in to trying to explain myself, but it was most likely too late.

 

To my way of thinking, the day I became “successful” was the day I met certain criteria that in retrospect, I came up with all by myself and they would mean nothing to someone else. You’re gonna think I’m an idiot, and I’m sure she did too as I stumbled on myself trying to explain. Preface these with “The day I…”.

...got to the point I could eat anytime I was hungry.

...had a stable place to live that no one was going to take from me.

...could buy a pair of pants anytime the ones I had wore out.

...could get where I needed to go without constantly watching the mirror because of tags, insurance, etc.

 

None of that's an exaggeration. Honest to goodness, that to me was success. Don’t get me wrong. I ain’t crying here, cause everything on top of that has been gravy. I’m happy enough with my amount of gravy I reckon.

 

When did you “succeed”?

 

 

I like to think of myself as a work in progress...But I succeeded yesterday ..and will look forward to tomorrow..and when my life is over then I have succeeded..lol


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Posted 13 September 2018 - 12:26 PM

I figure I have done well to live as long as I have, all things considered...but I would like to say that OSU's answer was a pretty darn good one. 


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Posted 13 September 2018 - 01:09 PM

I figure I have done well to live as long as I have, all things considered...but I would like to say that OSU's answer was a pretty darn good one. 

It's probably the best answer.

There just came a point when climbing that rope of progress changed to clamping down on that sucker with all four appendages and both sets of cheeks, just trying to hold on.

(Yeah picture that one. That's just ugly.)

And I intend to swing from it 'til me or it wears out and breaks.

Y'all keep climbing and I'll just watch from here.


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Posted 18 September 2018 - 03:49 PM

I never was much one for rope climbing, and we never know what tomorrow holds in store despite the number of appendages or how tightly they clamp so I will sit this one out,  but I do understand what you are saying. 

 

I was fortunate to have had pretty much whatever I needed growing up thanks to a mother who was exceedingly ambitious, smart and hard-working.  Had to scrape and scrimp as an adult; first because I was new at it and then later due to some less than stellar choices and decisions.  

 

Whatever else it has been, my life has not been boring or uneventful.  


"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion". - Sir Francis Bacon

"The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop". -P. J. O'Rourke

"The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced." ~Frank Zappa

"All persons ought to endeavor to follow what is right, and not what is established." -Aristotle

"No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another, and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him." -Thomas Jefferson

"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority." -Noah Webster

"The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking". - AA Milne

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 04:41 PM

"...less than stellar choices and decisions. "

 

Let's get tshirts and a banner with that on them. We can have meetings once a month and do something like eating an entire pint of Haagen Dais with two shots of scotch. That right theres a terrible decision. Theres others of course. The second month could be sitting around and entering the Publishers Clearing House while taking out magazine subscriptions so we'll have a better chance of winning. So many options. Ooo, do they still have them record clubs?


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Posted 22 September 2018 - 06:12 AM

"...less than stellar choices and decisions. "

 

Let's get tshirts and a banner with that on them. We can have meetings once a month and do something like eating an entire pint of Haagen Dais with two shots of scotch. That right theres a terrible decision. Theres others of course. The second month could be sitting around and entering the Publishers Clearing House while taking out magazine subscriptions so we'll have a better chance of winning. So many options. Ooo, do they still have them record clubs?

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