Rules of Romance

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Rules of
Romance

In the world of romance, one single rule
applies: Make the woman happy.
Do something she likes and you get points. Do something she dislikes
and points are subtracted. You don’t get any points for doing something she
expects…Sorry, that’s the way the game is played. Here is a guide to the
point system.

Simple Duties:
You make the bed…………………………………………..+1
You make the bed, but forget to add the decorative pillows………0
You throw the bedspread over rumpled sheets…………………..-1
You leave the toilet seat up………………………………..-5
You replace the toilet-paper roll when it’s empty………………0
When the toilet-paper roll is barren, you resort to Kleenex…….-1
When the Kleenex runs out you shuffle slowly to the next bathroom..-2
You go out to buy her spring-fresh extra-light panty liners with
wings..+5
But return with beer………………………………………-5
You check out a suspicious noise at night …………………0
You check out a suspicious noise and it’s nothing……………0
You check out a suspicious noise and it’s something………..+5
You pummel it with a six iron…………………………..+10
It’s her
father……………………………………….-10

Social Engagements
You stay by her side the entire party…..0
You stay by her side for a while, then leave
to chat with a college drinking buddy….-2
Named Tiffany……………….-4
Tiffany is a dancer………….-6
Tiffany has implants…………-8

Her Birthday
You take her out to dinner…………………………….0
You take her out to dinner and it’s not a sports bar ……+1
Okay, it is a sports bar……………………………..-2
And it’s all-you-can-eat night………………………..-3
It’s a sports bar, it’s all-you-can-eat night, and your face
is painted the colors of your favorite
team………………-10

A Night Out With The Boys
Go out with a pal …………………………………..-5
And the pal is happily married ……………………….-4
Or frighteningly single ……………………………..-7
And he drives a Mustang……………………………..-10
With a personalized license plate (GR8 N BED)
…………-15

A Night Out
You take her to a movie…………………………………..+2
You take her to a movie she likes………………………….+4
You take her to a movie you hate………………………….+6
You take her to a movie you like…………………………..-2
It’s called DeathCop 3……………………………………-3
Which features cyborgs having sex………………………….-9
You lied and said it was a foreign film about orphans
………-15

Your Physique
You develop a noticeable potbelly………………………….-15
You develop a noticeable potbelly and exercise to get rid of it….+10
You develop a noticeable potbelly and resort to loose jeans and baggy
Hawaiian shirts …………………………………-30
You say “I don’t give a damn because you have one
too”………-800

The Big Question
She asks, “Do I look fat?” ……………………………….-5
You hesitate in responding……………………………….-10
You reply,
“Where?”………………………………………-35

Communication
When she wants to talk about a problem, you listen, displaying
what looks like a concerned expression…………………………..0
When she wants to talk, you listen, for over 30 minutes……….+5
You listen for more than 30 minutes without looking at the TV…+10
She realizes this is because you’ve fallen
asleep……………-20

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 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

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Rules For Traveling Down the Road of Life

There are many similarities between driving safely on the highways and byways of life, and navigating the roads of our own spiritual journey through life.  After all, that is what life is all about, it is a spiritual journey we all take in one form or another to reach our destination.

Life is all about finding our way through the labyrinth of passages and possible paths we can take as we learn valuable life lessons along the way. Life is all about finding our way back to our source and the valuable lessons we learn in the process.

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A UPS driver making a delivery to a beautiful blonde

During my previous life as a professional truck driver, we had certain rules and driving habits to adhere to, by following these basic principles we could lead a life time of accident-free driving which would  enable us to live to a ripe old age. If we didn’t follow the rules, it would certainly lead to a hazardous journey and even possible death at an early age.

I have found these same rules can apply to life and either lead to a happy well-rounded life or one filled with disaster at every turn.

The five rules of safe driving are thus explained:

FIVE SEEING HABITS OF SAFE DRIVING
1. Aim High in Steering

The first principle, aim high in steering, means to  look as far down the road as possible to uncover important traffic information so as to make appropriate driving decisions. One should look ahead to where your vehicle will be in 12-15 seconds.

Applied to life this would imply we should plan as far ahead down the road of life as possible so we can try to comprehend what problems we may encounter and prepare for them, financially, spiritually, and emotionally.

2.Get The Big Picture
Maintain the proper following distance so you can comfortably determine the true hazards around your vehicle. Don’t tailgate others. Be aware of all objects and obstacles(dogs, cats ,deer, ladders in the road , etc.) scan other vehicles to be aware of things that might fall off into your path. The road isn’t going anywhere, once you know where it is, observe things that might move into your line of travel. 

Scan 1-2 city blocks ahead ½ mile on highways, expressways & country roads Scan sidewalk to sidewalk in town, fence row to fence row in the country Be aware of all areas and all things around your vehicle. Back only when necessary. When backing, double check to make sure no one or nothing is behind your vehicle, get out of the vehicle and physically check if necessary. This
can also be done while walking to your vehicle.

Applying these rules to life we learn to maintain a safe distance between us and the obstacles we may face. We need to be aware of all challenges that may come our way as far ahead of time as possible so the proper actions may be taken to lessen the effects of a possible problem, while only looking back to remember and cherish where we came from and how far we have traveled.

3.Keep Your Eyes Moving
 Scan- Don’t stare. Constantly shift your eyes while driving, Active eyes keep up with changing traffic conditions.
Check all mirrors every 5-8 seconds, Scan with your eyes every 2 seconds.
Never stare at an object for more than 2 seconds, not even at Brad Pitt or Angeline Joline!
Eliminate eye holding patterns
Adjust speed to existing conditions, speed up or slow down. Driving comes first, eating , changing radio, A/C, talking on cell phone, etc, all come secondary. If you get tired, turn up the radio, turn up A/C, sing to yourself, or better yet pull over and take a break.

In life, always remain vigilant, don’t get stuck in  a rut and neglect to pay proper attention to what is going on around you. The business of life comes first , keep from getting distracted.

4.Leave Yourself An Out  Be prepared. Surround your vehicle with space in front and at least one side to escape conflict.
Leave a 1 car -length space cushion between you and the car in front of you at stop signs and intersections(check mirrors to make sure the person behind you is stopping, if not use up your space cushion, or change lanes if possible.)
If the person in front of you stops suddenly, stop as soon as possible, but if you have time, check your mirror to make sure the person behind you can stop before hitting you, if not use up your space cushion to give him as much room as possible. Whenever you hit someone from the rear, it is automatically your fault, a driver needs to have control of his, or her vehicle at all times.

You need to have control of your life at all times.
Use turn signals
Stay at least 2 seconds behind the car in front of you(1 car length for every 10 MPH.)
3 seconds in adverse weather
Slow down in heavy rain, your vehicle will hydroplane if you go to fast. Every vehicle is different, vehicles with wider tires will hydroplane quicker than vehicles with narrower tires.
Check other drivers and vehicles for movement, watch drivers heads for movement, remember, the wheels of a vehicle are the first thing to start moving, check them.

Always be prepared and have a plan B, many times at the last minute our plans dissolve and one needs an alternate plan of action to avoid possible disaster and heartache. If life changes and you have no escape route, it is you who will pay the consequences.

5.Make Sure They See You
Communicate in traffic with your horn, lights, and signals to establish eye contact with motorists and pedestrians. Be reasonably sure of other people’s intentions.
Make eye contact
Honk horn (twice)
Turn on/off headlights
Tap brakes several times in succession
Use turn signals.

Make sure everyone around you is aware of your actions and desires, as well as you of theirs. We can’t accomplish what we want in life if no one sees us.

We can’t negotiate the highways of life if we are unsure of what the people in our circle of influence and ourselves in particular want, need, or will do.

It certainly will not solve or prevent  all our problems, however , when challenges do arise,applying the five seeing habits of safe driving to our lives can and will enable you to negotiate the highway of life with a lot less stress and disappointment.

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 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.journeysthrulife.com.

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Rules Guys Wish Girls Knew

Rules Guys Wish Girls
Knew

If you think you’re fat, you probably are.
Don’t ask us.
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Learn to work the toilet seat. If it’s up, put it
down.
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Don’t cut your hair. Ever.
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Birthdays, Valentines, and Anniversaries are not quests to see if
he
can find the perfect gift.
*

If you ask a question you don’t want an answer to, expect an answer
you
don’t want to hear.
*

Sometimes, he is not thinking about you. Live with
it.
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Don’t ask about his thoughts unless you want to discuss navel lint,
shotguns, or monster trucks.
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Get rid of your cat. And no, it’s not different. It’s just like every
other cat.
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A dog is better than ANY cat. Period.
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Sunday = Sports. It’s like the full moon or the changing of the
tides.
Let it be.
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Shopping is not a sport.
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Anything you wear is fine. Really.
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You have enough clothes.
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You have too many shoes.
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Crying is blackmail. Use it if you must, but don’t expect him to submit
to it.
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Your ex-boyfriend is, was, and always will be an
idiot.
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Ask for what you want. Subtle hints don’t work.
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No, he doesn’t know what day it is. He never will. Mark important
days on
a calender.
*

Most guys own two to three pairs of shoes. What makes you think he
would be any good at choosing which pair, out of your thirty, would look
good with your dress?
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Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers.
*

A headache that lasts for 17 months is a problem. See a
doctor.
*

Your Mom doesn’t have to be our best friend.
*

Foreign movies are best left to foreigners.
*

Check your oil.
*

Don’t give him 50 rules when 25 will do.
*

It is neither in your best interest nor his to take the quiz
together.
*

Anything said 6 or 8 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. All
comments become null and void after 7 days.
*

If you won’t dress like Victoria’s Secret women, don’t expect us to
act
like soap opera men.
*

If something we said can be interpreted two ways, and one of the
ways
makes you sad and/or angry, we meant the other one.
*

You can either ask him to do something or tell him how you want it
done
-not both.
*

Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during
commercials.
*

Consider golf a mini-vacation from each other. He needs it just as
bad
as you do.
*

Telling him that the models in men’s magazines are airbrushed makes
you
look jealous and certainly is not going to deter him from reading
them.
*

The relationship is never going to be like it was the first two
months.

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Picturesque Dominica

Just one of the many wonders of Dominica, this small waterfall in the jungle gives a cooling, refreshing feeling to anyone passing nearby.

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Dominica

Often confused with the Dominican Republic, the two islands are quite different. The Dominican Republic features many different types of opportunities for visitors and residents alike. A much larger island and closer to the United States, it is visited much more frequently than Dominica.

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The availability of golf, restaurants and spending an afternoon at Costa De Campo gives one much to do in the Dominican Republic.

Dominica is much more laid back, it’s chief attraction is the beautiful scenery. Located much farther south than the Dominican Republic, it’s environment is mainly untouched by human hands.

Nicknamed “The nature isle of the Caribbean”, the beauty is unspoiled and is a  great location for hiking and diving.

Discovered by Columbus, it was named by Columbus  because it was discovered on a Sunday. It was left unsettled for many years following his discovery.

It became the home of many native cultures after they were driven from surrounding islands by the settlement of Europeans.

The emancipation of African slaves occurred throughout the British Empire in 1834, and, in 1838, Dominica became the first British Caribbean
colony to have a legislature controlled by a black majority.

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The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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Politically Correct

Politically
Correct

(How to talk about men and still be politically
correct.)


He does not have a beer gut; he
has developed a LIQUID GRAIN STORAGE
FACILITY.
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He is not quiet; he is a CONVERSATIONAL
MINIMALIST.
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He is not stupid; he suffers from MINIMAL CRANIAL
DEVELOPMENT.
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He does not get lost; he DISCOVERS ALTERNATIVE
DESTINATIONS.
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He is not balding; he is in FOLLICLE REGRESSION.

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Words of Wisdom

Author unknown

It‘s not where we stand but in what direction we are moving.
Sometimes
we find ourselves running in place, struggling to get ahead simply
because we forget to address some of the simple truths that govern our
potential to make progress.

 So here’s a quick reminder:

  1. The acquisition of knowledge doesn’t mean you’re growing.  Growing happens when what you know changes how you live.
  2. You can’t have good ideas unless you’re willing to generate a lot of bad ones.
  3. A good idea without action is worth nothing.
  4. Change is often resisted when it is needed the most.
  5. Discipline is choosing what you want most over what you want right now.  
  6. People seldom do things to the best of their ability.  They do things to the best of their willingness.
  7. You can’t change other people; you can only offer guidance, and lead by example.
  8. Right now, there’s a lot you don’t know.  And if you never challenge your own beliefs, the list will never shrink.
  9. If
    you’re talking to someone you don’t know well, you may be talking to
    someone who knows way more about the topic of conversation than you do.
  10. The most common and harmful addiction in the world is the draw of comfort.
  11. Growth
    begins at the end of your comfort zone.  Stepping outside of your
    comfort zone will put things into perspective from an angle you can’t
    grasp now.
  12. When you spend time worrying, you’re simply using your imagination to create things you don’t want.
  13. It’s usually only as good or bad as you think it is.  Most of what we see is only what we think about what we see.
  14. Most
    of the bad things you worry about will never happen.  Most of the bad
    things that do happen will have never crossed your worried mind.
  15. Some circumstances are uncontrollable, but we can always decide how we react to those circumstances.
  16. Those who complain the most, accomplish the least.
  17. Whenever
    somebody discredits you, and tells you that you can’t do something,
    keep in mind that they are speaking from within the boundaries of their
    own limitations.
  18. Every problem you have in your life right now is your responsibility, regardless of who initially caused it.
  19. It’s not so much about finding opportunities as it is about creating them.

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A Man is a Person Who

A Man Is a Person
Who…

A man is a person who, if a woman says,
“Nevermind, I’ll do it myself.” – lets her.
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A woman is a person who, if she says to a man,
“Nevermind, I’ll do it myself, and he lets her – gets mad.
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A man is a person who, if a woman says,
“Nevermind, I’ll do it myself.” – lets her and she gets mad – says,
“Now what are you mad about?”
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A woman is a person who, if she says to a man,
“Nevermind, I’ll do it myself, and he lets her – gets mad.,
and he says, “Now what are you mad about?” – says,
“If you don’t know, I’m not going to tell you.”

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 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

Your comments appreciated

Make money doing what you love

Make money doing what you love

This informative Ebook describes alternative methods of making money ,often a full time income in photography even if you have no desire to shoot wedding photography. this book gives examples and websites where you can use your photos to supply you with an income, not only to enable you to buy new equipment, but a living income as well.