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.


  1. I think we're all chasing the ghost of our first loves. We want to feel that way again. But how can we. We've been scared by our experiences. We no longer have innocent minds.

    Friendships have been lost, loyalties have been shattered and the one person we needed to trust (ourselves) failed us. And that's just until we get to the age of 40.

    Now what? Can we grow beyond this? Will there be a time when without prejudice we open can our hearts fully?

    Time can be a friend and foe. Time will tell.

  2. " It's not your job to like me - it's mine."