If you wonder if you are in the club, you are not.
Ever have that feeling that you’re just not “getting it?” Boy, I do sometimes. I’d thought that when I became an adult I’d have access to “The Rules” and I’d never feel awkward again. The truth of course, is that age is no guarantee of “knowing” or “fitting in.” If there are any rules to dealing with new and awkward situations, though, this is it: “If you have to ask, you aren’t.” In those situations, just be yourself. You might stumble, you might even look foolish, but at least you won’t do it pretending to be something that you’re not.
A house is not a home without corndogs!
We’ve moved a lot in our military career, and no matter where we’ve found ourselves we’ve made ourselves a home by bringing in familiar and homey things. The Patio King’s touchstone is corndogs (and whiskey, pork butt, and…)
Tell us in the comment section what your comfort items are!
Be very careful what you say. It might be what she said.
Comedian Jeff Allen tells many stories to illustrate the old husband’s maxim “Happy Wife, Happy Life” (aka “Allen’s Law). Patio King’s Corollary to Allen’s Law refers to the good husband’s judgement about when to open his mouth and when to just let it go. Of course, the same goes for talking about one’s, ahem, accomplishments in a group of guys. Sometimes it’s best to remember that some things are better left unsaid.
PS. Go to the Bacon Wagon in Ft Worth…food’s delicious and the crew is nice! No seriously, you should go!
No matter where I go, I always find myself there.
The Patio King has always been a master at being “in the moment.” While I was rushing around from place to place, he always seemed to have the mindfulness to be present where he was, and with those around him. Good advice for all of us–find yourself where you are!