I may ruin your faith w/ my casual lies

...I also like to pretend I am Jane Goodall sometimes.  It leads to more fun around the home

TheFundamentalThingsApply
TheSkyIsCaliforniaBlue
IPutYourPictureAway
'TwasAMomentLikeThis
MustBeSomeKindOfWayOutOfHere
RoamIfYouWantTo(DoSo)
JustLikeHoney
AnglesOfTheSilences
EverythingZen
WhatUsefulToolsOurselves
MustBeTheCloudsInMyEyes
TheFourthElement
AllMyInstinctsTheyReturn
HalfwayBetweenGutterAndStars
TwinPeaks
ItIsAllYourFault
DoesNotAmeliorateBoogieFever
HeavenOnEarthWithAnOnionSlice
YouDidntHaveToBeSoNice
BraingamesIsNowOver
BizarreTreeTriangle
LizardGaGa
He'sAColdHeartedSnake
WalkOnTheWild*Side
EverythingFallsApart
ILikeToDreamYes
YouBetterThinkLoudly
TheLieBecomesTheTruth
TheGreatGatsbyWASGreat
OhNo,SpaceMonkeys!
Y.O.U.AreMakingThisHard
What'sUp?
I'veGotTheBrainsYou'veGotTheLooks
BeepBeep!
PleaseDontTakeMeHome
SubtleInnuendoFollows
TakeLadderStealStarsFromSky
ButITry...ITry
EveryLittleThingYouDoIsTragic
FunnyHowTheseThingsComeAbout
You&Me&BottleMakes~3
LikeAGypsyKingToots
SlowLikeHoneyHeavyWithDew
MassiveAndManiacal
DoctorZhivagoDoesNotLikeIt
NeverCeasingToAmazeOnARegularBasis
MucusOnTheGrindstone (ew!)
Fisticuffs_ARE_ASweetScience
JusticeIsAlsoBlind
Fifty-Four Forty or Fight
ThePatronSaintOfImperfection
ByTheHammerOfThor!
IGotTheFeverButYouGotTheCure
'Wick'N'An SoundsLessFunny
TheyDontKnowThatTheyreUgly
GrowsDespiteCementHoles
YouAskYouLearnYouLiveYouLearn
NeverKnowingWhoToClingTo
DontForgetToMopUpTheMess
NoDiscreteAmountOfComfort
ThisIsAMansWorld
SheGotTheMoonInHerEyes
PHI-ladelphiaFever
StormOnTheLoose,SirensInMyHead
IfYouWantToCallMeBaby
Didn'tIDidn'tIDidn'tISeeYouCryin
Mission:Improbable
LostIn"tRNAslation"
CandyGirl
NaturalAnthem
Autumn'sSweetWeCallItFall
AllThePromisesWeMake
GrowingInNumbersGrowingInPeace
BurningOutHisFuseUpHereAlone
HeSaidToRivet;RivetRivet
LookingForTheAnswer
PeopleKeepOnLearnin'
NoDarkSarcasmInTheClassroom
TheBiggestKickIEverGot
BowWowWowYippieYoYippieYay
LiftMyDaysLightUpMyNights
IveSeenEcho&theBunnymenLive
RightHereRightNow
MmmMmmMmmMmm
Dissolved Girl
ImPastTheGreenWithEnvyBlues
ThingsWillHappenWhileTheyCan
HerConfidenceIsTragic
ModestMoose
IBelongAnywhereButInBetween
MissingBlurryTV
SleepToDream
StrayPirateStrut
RelativelyBigBalls
Dial 1-900-MIXALOT
MyKind'sYourKindI'llStayTheSame
RunRunRunRunRunRunRunAway
GonnaFlyNow
IfYouWantToDestroyYourKeyboard
MetabolicFateJoke!
HowDoWeSleepWhenOurBedsAreBurning
SeagullsSingYourHeartsAway
BurntOutEndsOfSmokyDays
NowEverything'sSoWrong
SixDifferentWays
EveryCowboySingsASadSadSong
ThisOldTown'sChangedSoMuch
CrackThatWhip...LicoriceWhip
PlayItOnce,Sam,ForOldTimes'Sake
IWannaLeaveYouFarBehind
ICanHasJustice
TheyMightBeParrots
MilesToGoBeforeISleep
We_Do_CareAboutTheYoungFolks
ScreamingFromTheRaiments
PutTheBunnyBackInTheBox,Cyrus
HoldOnMyPiecesOfHeart
CrushWithGoogleyEyeliner
SheDon'tUseJellystonePark
OtherSideOfTheGame
TimeKeepsOnSlippin'(Slippin)
It'sReallyAboutPeterCullen
NotJamesWoods
ICan'tGetNoSleep
Not(Alvin,Simon,Theodore)
SoularPoweredGarlic
BrainFullOfSpiders
A-B-C-B-B-D!
YouThinkThatIGoHomeAtNight
OutsideANewDayIsDawning
It wasn't a Rock...
Green is Cool and Friendlylike
Faux-kusai!!
One Step Beyond!
Go Banana!
GyrosR'delicioUS
PartyPeopleinthePlacetoBe
Don't like it but I guess I'm learning
Beyond Bjork
144-Knowledge
Re: My Brains
TheFuturesOpenWide
NorthernExposure
Eleanor Tighby
fhqwhgads
NobodyLivesOnEndor
PlayWell
ItBegins!
95thPlace
DoYouHaveAFlag?
ContainerShip
Chaos!
SchrodingersCat
Fishes
Juiced!
Science!
NoBreakfastInAmerica
Glow or Plunder
GooGooGaJoob
PostcardFromtheGWN
SaintMayorMcCheese
TheTasteLivesHere
EverybodyHates
YouKnowTheSaying
alt.house
Pimpslap
Hoolahoop
BeAWinner
aTwoFer
DomoArigato
SignedAndDelivered
Kleptomania
HeartbreakBeat
InsigniaOfAWastedYouth
TomsDinerDay
Penguins!JustKidding
Watchout,RadioactiveMan!
QuickerThanARayOfLight
AnteBachelorParty
4CupsFromFine
Phoenix=/day
SomethingInTheAir
Monkeyfudge
Alacazam!
Desperado
KindOfALotOEtches
StabintheEye
Valentines
ChinaGirl
Name=Francis
HoboPromnight
TheOracleFromDelpHi
APieceOfMyDinner
Tursiops truncatus
WorldInMyEyes

Keep in mind: 
I'll bring out the best  and the worst  you can be...

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So, among the many (MANY) blogs I read are blogs that I read mostly to be able to forward cool things to my brothers and folks I care about.  And that is a half truth, certainly, but an easy way to justify the fact that I devour all sorts of weird information, including sometimes stuff targeted at dudes.  I know it may be weird, but 90% of such writings are chock-a-block with advice for people of both genders....after all, we're not really so different.

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Anyhoo, among my favorites (possibly because of the alphabetical ordering of my RSS feeds), is The Art of Manliness. which often has interesting snippets of sociologically amusing, non-estrogenic texts.  hehe.  I've long appreciated their logo, which reminds me very much of the guinness commercials, what with the classy mustaches and the fact that in my head they all have hilarious voices and say things like fisticuffs and haberdashery.  I'm a simple lass and that's pretty much all I need to be amused.

 

It's the time of the year where I say to myself, "oof, gettin' on in years, ElNaggar, what kind of progress have you made these last 364 days?" and so I pulled out the ol' Rudyard Kipling human inventory:

 

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise; 

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools; 

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on"; 

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son! 
 
 

...looks like about 78% progress.  

(There was some plaintiveness about the market and I still hate a lil')

And I'll never get some of the last points for being a dude, as a chick.

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*sad trombone*

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(You can't fathom how long I've searched for the sad tuba/trombone combo.  This is like an audio jaguar shark!  Thank you random user!)

ENTERTONEMENT: IT IS SO VERY GLORIOUS