Saturday, July 31, 2004

The Rules (Guys' Version)

I saw this on James's site today (actually it's tomorrow over there in Australia) and just had to post it here. Guys will laugh uproariously while reading it, and girls will slap the guys for said laughter, but it's all in fun:

Sunday = sports. It's like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Let it be.
Shopping is NOT a sport. And no, we are never going to think of it that way.
Crying is blackmail.
Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one: Subtle hints do not work! Strong hints do not work! Obvious hints do not work! Just say it!
Most guys own three pairs of shoes - tops. What makes you think we'd be any good at choosing which pair, out of thirty, would look good with your dress?
Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.
Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 days.
You're not fat. Don't ask us if we think you are - we refuse to answer.
If something we said can be interpreted two ways, and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one.
Christopher Columbus did not need directions, and neither do we.
All men only see in 16 colors, like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not a color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. And we have no idea what mauve is.
We are not mind readers and we never will be. Our lack of mind reading ability is not proof of how little we care about you.
If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, expect an answer you don't want to hear.
When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine. Really!
You have enough clothes.
You have too many shoes.
It is neither in yours or our best interest to take the quiz together. No, it doesn't matter which quiz.
I am in shape. ROUND is a shape.

(via The Daily Prawn)

Racqueteering: I played racquetball with Halfling today; I hadn't gotten to do this in a couple of months, but I felt looser and more energetic on the court than I ever had, I think. It's gonna be a regular thing again really soon; Halfling and I will play whenever we can, and Ben wants to play twice a week. As I said in a previous post, racquetball is a great workout for musicians because you don't have to do it every day to benefit from it, and it works out all kinds of different parts of you. Great fun.

As I type this, I just came in from getting the mail, which today included the annual envelope from the district concerning the lesson program. I found out we get a 50-cent-per-lesson raise for the fall (that usually only happens every other year), which translates to about $140 more a month for me. Sweeeeeeet.

Blow out the candles: Happy birthday to my sister Kristen in Austin. Hope I can make it down that way soon, since we missed each other on Schlitterbahn weekend.


Steven said...

Who said those things only apply on Sundays?

G. Travis said...

"Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one: Subtle hints do not work! Strong hints do not work! Obvious hints do not work! Just say it!"

.. next time I'll say "Kevin, pull me into the pool even though I don't have a swimsuit on, because it would be a good excuse for me to get in the water. I feel left out sitting here on the side."

Kev said...

Wait a wanted to go in the pool? See, that was so subtle that there was no way a guy was gonna get that...

G. Travis said...

Yup.. I took everything out of my pockets, took my shoes/glasses off.. tried to invoke a splash war and yelled "come on kev, just because i have clothes on!!" But.. I guess you thought I was talking about something else. ;-)