7 Relationship Lessons I Learned From Chick Flicks

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As guys, we are programmed genetically to despise most of the movies that women love, and vice versa. I get that. My buddies and I are not going to hop in a car on a Friday, and go see if Hugh Grant or Patrick Dempsey or Channing Tatum or Ryan Gosling can get the girl.

But you know what? You know who women go to the movies to see? Hugh Grant or Patrick Dempsey or Channing Tatum or Ryan Gosling, that’s who.

So I started asking myself, why am I trying so hard to avoid learning from the men that women so desperately want?

Women aren’t programmed like men. They aren’t wanting these guys because they are sweaty, shirtless towers of man meat with dreamy eyes. Oh, they may think they do, but they don’t. Often times, there are other men in the movie who pass the eye test too, but the women don’t line up to see them.

The real reasons they fall for these mythical movie mountains of masculinity, are the 7 lessons chick flicks taught me about relationships. (SPOILER ALERT: I refer to the endings of some movies in this blog. If you see “Spoiler Alert,” you may want to skip that part. Most movies are older, and you should have seen them by now anyway!!) Continue reading

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My grandpa is AMAZING, and he needs help.

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This is my grandpa, Hal Meek.

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He is 86 years old, and has lived alone since his wife, my grandma, passed away 5 years ago.

On Sunday, July 7, he was found collapsed on the floor, by my Aunt. He was rushed to the hospital where it was discovered he was suffering from Acute Renal Failure.

The prognosis is, he’ll have to be on dialysis the rest of his life. He can no longer live alone, and he’s not allowed to drive a car.

That is the hand he’s been dealt. But please take a minute, and hear more to the story.

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Dear Sports Parents, Chill Out.

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I actually spent an hour online last week searching for AAU basketball teams my son could possibly try out for so he doesn’t get left behind and miss out on playing college basketball.

He’s nine.

Nine years old, and the way things are structured nowadays, I’m concerned he’s falling behind by not playing year round basketball at a high level.

How did this happen? How did I get so caught up on planning out my son’s future for him?

It’s the culture in which we live. We created it, and now we’re victims of it.

The following is a list of 5 ways adults are sending youth sports straight to Hell.

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In other news, I’ve decided to write a book

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So, what’s happening today? Well, I’ve decided to write a book. Actually, I’ve had an idea for a book/screenplay for about 10 years now, and up till now, I’ve always let something get in the way. Not anymore. To keep myself accountable, I’m sharing this with you all. In order to keep my blog separate from the goings on of the book, I will be documenting my book progress, including videos and status updates, exclusively on my 5 Minutes of Your Life facebook page.   Of course, I can’t give too many details, I don’t want to spoil the book for you! But, I will answer questions about the process, and probably even ask questions too. I know this particular post will most likely only be seen by those followers of my blog, so I wanted to give you a chance to also follow my facebook page, in order to keep up to speed with the book. Aside from this post, I most likely will not refer to it much on this blog site until there is a substantial progress report. I will say, the book will be written in a similar voice that my blog is written, except, it will be fiction. Also, just to ease your worries, no vampires will make appearances in said book.

Thanks everyone.

Any questions?

God Bless America

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Today is the day we celebrate our independence. It’s a freedom most of us have never actually picked up a weapon and fought for, and freedom is the only thing any of us has ever known. In this country, we spend the other 364 days of the year fighting each other trying to prove that our own rights are more important than other’s. In the end, I have every right to be me, as much as you have to be you. And today, as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord….and eat hot dogs. God Bless America.

Top 5 Ways to a Happy HUSBAND (Yes, there are 5)

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A couple weeks ago, I laid out what I believed to be my Top 5 Ways to a Happy Wife. If you haven’t had the chance, give it a read after you make it through this one.

I’ve received quite a bit of feedback from that post. I’ve heard stories that some women are reading it aloud to their husbands, others are sending it to them by email, or text message. I’ve been “pinned” on Pinterest a dozen or so times. I don’t even know what that means, but from what I can gather, it’s not nearly as dirty as it sounds.

So as you can imagine, I’ve received more than a little grief from the men. amy and bo

Guys, this one’s for you.

Ladies, it’s only fair. You read the last one. You made your man read the last one. The least you can do, is read, then share this one.

So, here it is. The Top 5 Ways to a Happy HUSBAND. Continue reading