Pardon the reference to the 1989 movie “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” but that movie title just seemed so hilariously appropriate for what happened to me and my daughter, Tara, Saturday night, May 21, 2016. I had watched the Preakness horse race earlier that evening, disappointed that my horse, Nyquist, had only come in third … More Tara and Mom’s Not-So Excellent Adventure
The rain became much, much worse during the afternoon in Baltimore, Maryland before the Preakness race was to begin. That track was a boggy, soggy mess. Nyquist, who was undefeated, 8 for 8, before the Preakness, had never raced in that kind of mud before so it was questionable as to how he would fare … More No Triple Crown Winner in 2016
The Preakness, the second jewel in the Triple Crown horse racing series, will be run later today, May 21, 2016. And I’m predicting that Nyquist, who won the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, will win the Preakness and then it’s on to the last race, the Belmont, the last jewel in the Triple Crown. Post … More The Second Jewel in the Triple Crown Horse Race Series
I recently karaoked the Beatles’ song, “In My Life”, which I dedicated to my daughter, Tara, because the lyrics say exactly how I feel about her. Out of all my friends, husband, lovers in my many years, I have loved her more. She is always the light in my heart.
I know a little bit about a lot of things. There are some things I know a lot about. And so, if I haven’t done it, I’ve seen it. If I haven’t seen it, I’ve heard about it. If I haven’t even heard about it, it ain’t been invented yet!
I predicted April 30, 2016 in my post “More Six Word Stories”, https://jeneanebehmeswritings.wordpress.com/2016/04/30/more-six-word-stories/, that Nyquist would win the 1-1/4 mile Kentucky Derby and he did!!! He ran a beautiful swift race and I’m not ashamed to say that I was screaming and yelling and crying when Nyquist was the first under the wire. It has … More Nyquist Wins the Kentucky Derby!!
When someone uses money as bribes to family members to achieve desired behavior, then declares, “It’s not about the money!”, they are lying hypocrites because it really is all about the money. Using bribery money is contemptuous, manipulative and disrespectful and it will rarely earn for you the desired behavior.
If you have forged a career from an education based on unexpected windfalls, that is luck, not achievement. Doing well in college is an achievement but always remember that without your own lucky breaks, you would not have had any achievements. Do not brag and look down on unlucky people.
When people search for quotes to justify their self-indulgent bullshit, they are no better than “Christians” nit-picking Bible verses to justify their prejudiced beliefs. Neither advances their learning or self-awareness so they glory in continuing their narrow-minded thinking and behavior. They’re never wrong; their searches say they are always right.
We all say cruel things out of anger to loved ones at times. Sometimes we really mean them, sometimes not. But no matter, always apologize, if not for the words then for the hurt you created. Don’t let your ego require silence; their pain is more important than your pride.