Sunday, January 2, 2011

Words to Live By

I thought it fitting to start out the new year by writing a little about sayings that affect me in some way. I have blogged about this a little in the past, over on MySpace, back when it was still a MySpace and not an AdSpace. (Note to self: Why do I keep a profile over there? Answer to self: Because your publisher wanted you to.)

Anyway, a male friend on Facebook (which I also have because my publisher wanted me to have a Web presence) posted a status today that kind of tied into my Senior Dating blog. Here is what he said:

"Once in awhile,
Right in the middle of an ordinary life,
Love gives us a fairy tale."

Simple, to the point, and true. I once wrote a poem called "When Love Finds You." I probably blogged about that over on MySpace, but I'd be lucky if I could ever find it there anymore. (Have I told you all lately how much I hate what they have done to MySpace?) The gist of the poem was: Would you know love if it bit you on the ass? Some do; most don't, however.

I have several sayings that I keep on a running marquee on one of my computers. Most are inspirational, some are funny, some just plain blunt. Here are a few:

"Nipples to the wind."
--Texan saying
"Fuck 'em if they don't know it's good."
--Willie Nelson

"I'm a lonesome heart in a big, bad world."
--Doug Tetreault

"Birds fly because they think they can fly."

"Same shit, different guy."
--Lily Burana

"If you can't get laid on your birthday, it doesn't bode well for the rest of the year."
--Janet Natale Cooksey

Of course, I could add some of my own quotations here, but you hear mine all the time. Feel free to comment with some of your all-time favorites. Meantime, have a great 2011 and may you know love if it bites your butt.