Monday, July 10, 2017

There Is Always A Cost

Some people underestimate the cost for their actions. Everything we do. Everything we say. Everything we react. Everything. There is a cost. There can be a sacrifice. Something is given up. There can be an exchange. Sometimes an exchange is unequal. For instance, I'm giving up my social life saying goodbye to many people for independence. We hope our actions the costs pay off at the end resulting in success. Also, success is achieved with good luck, fortunate timing, strength to endure pain, courage to accept suffering, wisdom to learn from mistakes, and working hard intelligently.

Nothing is free. There is always a cost.

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Saturday, July 08, 2017

A Praise For Small Cities

I was in a small city on Mon Jul 3, 2017. The city prepared for their Fourth Of July parade. Temporary no parking signs were placed on the parade route. Homes decorated their exteriors with the USA pride red, white, and blue. I ate Chinese for lunch at a hole in the wall ma and pa restaurant.

The experience gave me a better understanding some people prefer to live in small cities or small towns. There is a closeness. There is a togetherness. The city is a family. The small population is content paying more for goods and services. Small businesses are a yes. Big box retails are a no. Peace, quiet, and clean air are a yes. Loud noises, crime, and urban crowds are a no.

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Friday, July 07, 2017

Instant Bullets Blog Jul 7, 2017

*The pursuit of happiness or the pursuit of dreams. Be prepared for pain and sorrow. Also, be prepared for sacrifice. They're part of achieving many life goals including a new job, marriage, independence, and a championship. People are going to be screwed. People are going to be hurt.

*Back in time and front and present. Some people are thinking of the next great ideas. Great! However, sometimes the old school way or the old approach is still the best today. Ask the questions, "is the time worth improving something? Or is improving something just to improve something?" It's a judgment call. If it still works today, then maybe there is no need for a change.

I may consider "back in time and front out present." I believe the answer is no.

*Breyers Thin Mints ice cream. People who need a Girl Scouts Thin Mints fix eat the Breyers ice cream Thin Mints flavor. Strong mint flavor.

*Blue Earth to green and red. Mother Earth with the blue oceans is changing colors to ugly green and bad red. The green color represents money. More people are thinking money mindset. More people are greedy. The red color represents stress. More people are stressing out in today's fast pace green and red planet. Are more people getting greedy? Moreover, I've seen family and friends change for the worse such as physical appearance, emotional fatigue, and financial struggles.

*Have you donated, sold, and/or gave away for free CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Rays? If the answer is yes, then you have changed. You have grown up, wise up, changed tastes, and developed new interests. Also, you prevented hoarding. We live in the information age more people are listening to music digitally or on the internet.

For instance, I donated all my Family Guy DVD box sets. I also sold anime DVDs I either watched once or never opened because I didn't have time to watch.

*Cursive handwriting. When was the last time you wrote cursive? I'm sad some school districts eliminated cursive handwriting in their grade school curriculum. I'm going back in time writing in my cursive handwriting.

*Exercise benefits a human's outside such as physical appearance and delayed aging. Exercise also benefits a human's inside such as the heart, lungs, and brain. Watch the video on the benefits of the brain WHY Exercise is so Underrated (Brain Power & Movement Link).

*Costco is my first pharmacy. I purchased two bottles of eye drops to relieve my dry eyes at Target. I have thought Costco sold eye care liquid products for contact lenses only. I'm wrong. Costco sells eye drops for dry eyes. I can pay a few dollars more for four bottles of eye drops. Costco is my first choice to purchase over the counter drugs.

*What is worse? Being unloved or being lost in the woods? The last bullet is from the classic Peanuts comic printed on Sun Jul 2, 2017.


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Sunday, July 02, 2017

Past Comic Strips Posted Jul 2017

I photocopied comic strips I read at work or read at home decades ago, or downloaded from the comic strip's website. Here are some of my favorite comic strips I took a picture on my camera. I post more later. Enjoy!

Credits: Dilbert by Scott Adams, Foxtrot by Bill Amend, Garfield by Jim Davis, Luann by Greg Evans, and The Duplex by Glenn McCoy.

























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Saturday, July 01, 2017

I Blog, You Comment Jul 1, 2017

Happy Fourth Of July. Take advantage of the extended weekend to take a deep breath. Find time to take a deep breath during your time off for those who work during the extended weekend. Relax!

Many people praised my Top Ten Men Truths. Some boys never become men because they ignore the truths to be strong male human beings. Some adult males continue living without motivation to become men. They're big boys or big babies.


Number 3 (timing and luck) is my favorite. Some people live a successful life in part because life went their way. --Matt Davis, Rockville, MD

I showed my husband and my two high school sons your top ten truths. I hope the three of them learned something from them. Thanks! --Patsy Hawkins, Fort Walton Beach, FL

I see pictures on all my social media the 20s men are not men. They're naive living beings walking around with no care. I'm sad to say there are middle school aged boys with more maturity. --Clifford Peterson, Royersford, PA

I'm 51. Your top ten truths should be printed on every school textbook to teach the life realities. BTW, I my first kissing a girl I was 12. --Leroy Griffin, Jamaica Plain, MA

Enough with the political correctness. Let's get back to old school teachings. Tell the truth. Speak it straight. No cuteness. Life doesn't care about being nice. Life rewards those who live their lives to the fullness. --Jacky Smith, Encino, CA

Teachers, neighbors, and my fellow mom friends teach their children and students the inside is more important than the outside. Media the same. However, I agree with your number 2 inside and outside are equally important. I'm teaching my children a one up. Inside is important. So is outside. --Lois Franklin, Collegeville, PA

The losers have no motivation at all. They don't care about life. These men are not men. They are boys. Overgrown, overweight boys. They live life the wrong way being patient hoping life goes in their way ignoring their problems. They complain and take it out on others. I bet a million dollars these boys never kissed a woman. --Frances Tate, Baltimore, MD

I compared access to technology when I was a child and access to technology for today's children. I didn't have internet, cell phones, and a tablet when I was a child. Reflecting And Connecting Both Technology And My Childhood explains.


Many people, children and adults, are not using today's technology correctly. It seems, and it's my opinion, people are using technology to escape from today's stressful life. --Kelly Cole, South El Monte, CA

Technology is working. We can look up information quickly instead of going to the library. We're meeting new people outside our cities, states, and even countries. I'm embracing technology. Today's children have it made living the best life. Better than my life in the 1970s. --Mable Byrd, Lake In The Hills, IL

I agree technology is not connecting us closer. Technology is an escape. People are using technology to ignore their problems. They're not solving their own problems. --Ling Su, Onalaska, WI

When I was a child, I call my friends in the neighborhood. We socialize with each other making a mess in the backward, spraying our bodies with the water hose on hot days, and eating lots of cookies. What are today's children doing? Video games, YouTube, email. I have friends says my son. Have they visit our us. Na, that's okay, we're connecting with our phones and tablets. *shakes head* --Sonja Watkins, Conway, SC

I understood a life lesson some people disagree. I used to believe knowledge is more important than desire. I wrote Motivated To Do What I'm Doing motivation is more important than knowledge or "I will" is more important than "I know".


I'm a high school math teacher. Most of my classes I'm assigned are remedial. I see my students' faces during the beginning of the new school year they're dumb they don't know math. I have a poster saying willpower is more important than knowledge. I remind them routinely. At the end of the school year, some students' math knowledge improved the next year they're take normal math classes. How do these students graduate to normal math classes? Do they become smart? Yes, in a way. The correct answer is motivation. They were motivated to learn. It's hard initially. It's easier as the school year continued. --Sonja Watkins, Conway, SC

Many business owners we're not smart people. They had the desire to succeed. They were not smart in school. Their desire was the reason they're business owners, and that's smart people. --Eula George, Wilmington, MA

Book knowledge. Who gives a s**t! Anyone can learn something from a book. If you have the motivation to fill in the gaps what's missing in your life, then you're smarter than the 4.0 student. --Viola Torres, Japan
Yeah, I was like you in college. Motivation didn't help me study and score high exam scores. I needed the knowledge to study. Or I feel dumb taking the test. It seemed my bosses and executives were not smart. How did they become such high ranking people? One reason is common. Promote the least effective employee to do the least damage to a department for daily operations. The truth is my bosses and executives are motivated to learn, and the motivation impresses the high ups to promote them to managers and executives. Knowledge is a factor. Motivation is a higher factor. --Lee Fowler, New York, NY

People submitted feedback expressing sympathy when I became anti-social for the first time in my life. Much appreciated! I shared what happen in Anti-Social For The First Time.


Anti-social is temporary. I experience it many times. --iluvcookies, via email

My husband and I accept each of us wanting to be lonely. Anti-social. Leave me alone. Nobody bother me. One may think wives want alone time. Not for us. --Billie Knight, Staten Island, NY

Everything is going to be okay. I'm a regular reader. You're working hard for success. --Orville Bishop, Hammonton, NJ

Your blogs have recently a common theme: independence, finding a job, learning new skills, exercising. The anti-social feeling is telling you to stop for now. Get away. Do something different. --Jon Reyes, Fairhope, AL

If you have to take drugs for depression, then I worry about you. The anti-depression drugs [are] full of crap. It's the drugs companies profiting from people's sorrows. --Esther Davidson, Springboro, OH

It's all in the brain. Perhaps there's something in the brain causing anti-social. But since it's the first time in your life, no worries. If it happens many times, see a doctor.--Holly Harper, Ontario, CA

Don't worry. Everyone experiences some sort of emotional problems. Depression, anti-social, loneliness, fatigue. We're all humans. Take it easy.--Leo Copeland, Minneapolis, MN

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Throwback Blog: Never Give Up Finding The Ultimate Happiness

Blogger’s Note: Throwback blogs are blogs from my past. I start posting past blogs reflecting what I wrote. It's like my "A Second Look" blogs for which I give myself feedback.

Today's throwback blog is titled Never Give Up Finding The Ultimate Happiness in Apr 2015. The ultimate happiness is being married to the love of your life. It's hard to find love. There are parts of finding love you can't control. Trust life whether it's fate, destiny, karma, good timing, and good luck you succeed. Take a chance. It's worth the potential happiness and joy. It's worth potential pain and suffering.

Finally, watch the movie La La Land.


I believe the ultimate happiness is being in love with another person. There is no substitute for another human sharing a bed every night. Goods, material objects, any experiences, and a live non-human are not substitutes. A lover is flesh and blood with a human body, an independent thinker, and an individual soul. He or she has a heart to soothe, arms to hug, ears to listen, mouth to communicate, eyes to see, tongue for sex, and an entire body for warmth. A couple laughs, experience new experiences, find new adventures, create memories, converse about everything life, share different thoughts to learn, and grow old. A couple is victorious in good times and challenged in bad times. Courage, strength, dedication, and openness are required for a long term relationship to last indefinitely.

The difficulty finding love is as it should because choosing to spend the rest of your life with another person is an important choice. Almost all of us experience break-ups before finding our lover. It's part of finding love. Devoting time, making mistakes, and improving oneself are also part of finding love. Couples must earn their respect, appreciation, and trust.

Two potential lovers make eye contact with timing and luck being at the right place at the right time. One of them takes the initiative for the first greeting. Never lose hope. There are lots of people in the world. Don't quit finding love. Don't remove yourself from the world. One person is a match for another person. Continue living life to the fullest single people. Do something, anything to be a better person. The better person shares more stories and experiences. Attract people. Get smarter, stronger, kinder, and wiser indefinitely.

We have one opportunity to obtain the ultimate happiness. Work on it. Don't take the ultimate happiness for granted.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

My Thoughts On The Golden State Warriors Won The 2017 NBA Finals

Here are some facts the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers entering the championship series:

*It was the third straight Warriors vs. Cavaliers finals. Both teams were healthy. No significant injuries.
*The Warriors won 12 consecutive postseason wins sweeping first round, Western Conference Semifinals, and Western Conference Finals.
*Warriors and Cavaliers won all of their postseason road games.
*Seven NBA All-Stars played which ties the NBA record.
*LeBron James needed five more points to become the first player to achieve 6,000 career playoff points.

The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers 4-1 to finish with an NBA postseason record best 16-1. Redemption, forgiving, forgetting, eliminating curses, silencing criticisms, ending negative discussions are some of the results of winning. Sometimes winning can ignore problems, hide conflicts, mask grudges, and false solutions; however, it's another conversation.

The Warriors 73 win disappointing 2015-2016 season is forgotten. Redemption is achieved. The Warriors responded with action after losing the 2016 NBA Finals to the Cavaliers. There were problems which must be solved. Draymond Green's 2016 NBA Finals Game 5 suspension arguably the turning point for the Cavaliers down 3-1 comeback win is forgiven. Kevin Durant leaving Oklahoma City Thunder or jumping ship to the Warriors criticism is over.

Winning opens the thought process what the late Steve Jobs said, "connecting the dots backwards." What happened yesterday which results in winning today. Here is a timeline:

*Jun 2009. Stephen Curry was drafted number 7. The Warriors considered trading the 7th pick for veteran all-star Amare Stoudemire.
*Nov 2010. Joe Lacob and Peter Guber were the new owners. Success starts at the top of any organization.
*Apr 2011. Bob Myers was hired as the Assistant General Manager. He was promoted to General Manager in Apr 2012.
*Jun 2011. Klay Thompson was drafted number 11. The Splash Brothers were born.
*Jun 2012. Draymond Green was drafted number 35.
*Summer 2013. Andre Iguodala was acquired from the Denver Nuggets in a sign-and-trade deal. He accepted a bench role as the sixth man. He won the 2015 NBA Finals MVP.
*Sep 2014. Steve Kerr was hired as the Head Coach.
*Jul 2016. Curry, Thompson, Green, and Iguodala recruited Durant at The Hamptons. The five are known as The Hamptons 5. Kerr and Myers participated in the recruitment.

The Warriors plays basketball their way. There are no egos. Superstardom is shared. The basketball is spread. There is sacrifice. The team plays unselfishly. They are family friendly. Professional. Humble. Transparent. Relax.

Finally, LeBron James is still the best basketball player on the planet.

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