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Nicole Lambeth Donating Member (419 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 01:35 PM
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What's the best piece of advice you've ever heard?
Regarding love, relationships, life, work, anything. I've been thinking about my mom and my awesome family recently, and about how much good advice they gave me when I was younger (and of course, being young, I ignored almost all of it). So what have you given/received that you think is excellent advice?

From my mom: Marry a person you can have good sex with - if you can be intimate together rather than just physical, it will flow into other parts of your relationship and make it stronger on the whole. Also, watch how a man treats his mother, because that's how he'll treat you.

By and large, I've found both of those things to be very true. So what else y'all got?
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 01:39 PM
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1. Smite first, ask questions later
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Nicole Lambeth Donating Member (419 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 01:41 PM
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3. well, obviously - but that's mainly for us vindictive b*tches out there
myself proudly included, of course! :evilgrin:
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 01:40 PM
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2. If it moves and it shouldn't, use duct tape. If it doesn't move and it should, use WD-40.
That covers most of the bases.

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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 01:41 PM
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4. Another sound bit of advice
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 01:43 PM
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5. If you want something kept private, don't even tell your best friend.
If one other person knows your business, everybody will know your business. (spouses excluded)
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 01:44 PM
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6. Some peoples does, but some peoples don't
A take on why humans are so damn stupid.. by my then 3-5 year old daughter.

:hi:
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Nicole Lambeth Donating Member (419 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 01:52 PM
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7. and yet it's brilliant in its simplicity...
out of the mouth of babes, right?
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 01:54 PM
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8. Don't take any wooden nickels and if your heads made of butter don't walk in the sun (nm)
x
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 01:55 PM
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9. Learn to cook.
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 02:04 PM
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10. Never try to draw to an inside straight.
And never play cards or pool with a guy who's first name is a city.
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ismnotwasm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 02:11 PM
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11. It's actually from a Sci fi book
Cyteen by CJ Cherryh. The advice is from a villain, a mass murderer named Ariane Emory

"Brains and sex fight each other to control your life, and thank God brains get a head start before sex comes along. Sex is when you're the most vulnerable you'll ever be. Brains is when you're least. Brains have to win out, so they make a safe time for sex to happen"

And a little further;
"And for God's sake, don't ever use sex to get your own way where brains won't work. That's the dumbest thing in the world to do, because then you're operating without brains at all aren't you? That's as plain as I can make it"
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cloudbase Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 02:42 PM
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12. Watch where you put your signature,
and watch where you put your dick.

Either one in the wrong place can mean big trouble.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 02:43 PM
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13. Don't assume other people have the same ethics as you do
from a wise pastor who went on to say, "People always assume others have the same ethical standards they do and that's where honest people get into trouble."

:think:
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 02:43 PM
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14. Don't breathe underwater.
:thumbsup:
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