“If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.”
“There is a monumental difference between being alive and living. You should never settle for the first.”
“Never settle for second when first is available.”
“Don’t settle for mediocrity; never let good enough be good enough.”
FANDANGO’S ONE WORD CHALLENGE: SETTLE.
Never Make Another Rash Decision
I use it all the time!
FANDANGO’S ONE WORD CHALLENGE: RASH.
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Blowing Your Top
Do you have a few things in life (or relationships) that just seem to set-you-off?
I think I am rather easy-going and laid-back … I don’t think I am teh ‘unhinged’ type of person.
But maybe everybody thinks that about themselves?
So I decided to ponder a moment to see just what might come to mind…
Being blamed for something you didn’t do.
I still remember being punished for things that my sister did, but my parents were sure she was just too young and too sweet to have done them.
People telling the end of a movie.
For me, it’s someone telling me who won a basketball or a baseball game that I have saved to watch for later- and they knew it!!!
People who can only see one side of an argument.
I won’t even go there.
Drivers who sight-see down the interstate… and then as soon as you pass them, they decide to speed past you and the cycle repeats.
That’s why road-rage is an illness!
Having conversations with your seat -mate during a movie … AND IT’S NOT EVEN ABOUT THE MOVIE!
Wow… I better stop. Maybe I’m not as laid-back as I thought?
FANDANGO’S ONE WORD CHALLENGE: UNHINGED.
ONE MOMENT, PLEASE
Yes, I am going to go back into the annals of time, to a much slower era, and reminisce.
Just thought I would be up-front about it.
Just had a conversation where I said, “Hang on. Let me dial that number here quickly.” And I got a funny look from a sophomore – in college – baseball player.
The phrase that received the inquisitive look “dial a number”.
For you youngsters out there …
Here is how the prehistoric phone looked:
FANDANGO’S ONE WORD CHALLENGE: DIAL.
I had never heard of this guy before, but he is pretty unique!
FANDANGO’S OWN-WORD CHALLENGE: EXPECT.
I LOVE MYSTERIES
I love reading a great detective novel. There is nothing better on a gloomy night for passing the time than solving an intricately convinced murder.
My favorite writers:
James Lee Burke
I’m sure there are some I can’t remember off the top-of-my-head.
Nothing better than a good murder (unless you happen to be the victim?).
Written for F
ANDANGO’S ONE WORD CHALLENGE: DETECTIVE.
I am sure that you played Simon Says as a kid.
Here is a new twist.
As you saw, In this version of Simon, we-are-all-winners.
Notice his tricks, and if you emulate them, I think you will become an stopper Simon Says Hero!
FYI: Usually I don’t life non-winner games, but the inserting the the
can actually make the game funnier. I have even used the ‘Oh, man’ ‘Oh, man’ as a Simon Says following request. The many ways to ‘ Oh, man’ were hilarious!
FANDANGO’S ONE WORD CHALLENGE: FOLLOW.
Thirty Handmade Days
A DAILY CHORE CHART
Ever since I was a wee lad, I have been very ‘reward’ driven.
They did not have to be expense rewards – of that I am grateful because we were not a family of great wealth- but they had to have some kind of meaning to me.
Getting stars on papers were great!
That is… until on one paper a teacher gave me TWO STARS!!!!
Then, one star was never enough.
She ruined my ‘star experiences’ for every other teacher.
(FYI: I never received TWO STARS again!)
The silliest things can now make me complete a task.
I will not give any true examples, or those that know me would soon have be behaving like an obedient pup from Pavlov’s experiments.
It is enough that I now know how to enlist my own help at completing at task.
A HINT – IF YOU PROMISE NOT TO ABUSE IT ….
Baby Ruth bars are a remarkable incentive!!!
FANDANGO’S ONE WORD CHALLENGE: DAILY.
Even when I was younger and hungered for weird workouts, I don’t think I could ever have been sold on this one?
FANDANGO’S ONE WORD CHALLENGE: STAIRS.
WHY IS IT ALWAYS “EITHER”…”OR”?
The Boston Globe
One of the reasons …
Alright, I’ll tell the truth!
The ONLY reason that I love to go to a buffet for a real meal instead any-other-kind-of sit -down-restaurant is because my choices are ALWAYS MORE than “either” … “or”.
“Would you like “a steak” or “the vegan” special?”
OK… Bad example.
There’s no way I would pick the vegan special.
But… Would I like a small
(who am I kidding) a hefty,smartly-seasoned steak, AND a hunk fall-a-part of pot roast, AND three crispy, fried chicken legs, with a tenderly sliced piece of ham on-the-side. YES!
How about melt-in-your-mouth mashed potatoes and gravy, bacon-flavored green beans, with a nice square of buttered corn bread.
Don’t forget the never-ending, ever-quenching fresh water.
(One has to stay healthy and hydrated!)
Then for dessert, how about two sliced of moist coconut cake, a peanut butter cookie and a snicker-doodle, too. Maybe, I’ll even have a nice slice of cheese cake with sweet-strawberries as a topping.
Life never is just ‘either’ … “or’!
FANDANGO’S ONE WORD CHALLENGE: EITHER.