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"Murphy was an optimist!"

From the mouths of babes August 27, 2016 10:50 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Cathy, Daily Life, Family, From the mouths of babes
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Cathy: "You’ve managed to redneck your whiskey!"

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Happy Anniversary to My Wife August 25, 2016 11:32 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Cathy, Daily Life, Family
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15 years ago, I made the greatest decision of my life. Happy Anniversary Cathy! You truly complete me.

Married - in Gatlinburg!

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What do you want to be when you grow up? August 20, 2016 7:17 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Family, Of Being Dad, Pets
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I’m pretty sure as a child I wanted to be an architect (thank you Dad and Michael Brady), and maybe an astronaut, and definitely an entertainer; but NEVER do I recall saying, “Hey, I’d like to spend the better part of my adult life cleaning up pee and poo and other bodily fluids.”

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QOTD August 16, 2016 5:46 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Deep Thoughts, Philosophy, Poetry, Quote
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"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things." -Henry David Thoreau

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I can see clearly now…bah August 14, 2016 9:30 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
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Went it hoping to get contacts. Came out with bi-focals. My mind is not old but my body is beginning to betray me.

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From the mouths of babes August 14, 2016 10:30 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Family, From the mouths of babes, Of Being Dad, Tommy
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My eldest son: "Dad, the mower won’t start."

Me: "I’ll take a look at it."

Cranks on first pull. I report back to my son, "Started on the first try."

My son with holier-than-thou indignity with a touch of anger and a dash of annoyance, "Well I’d sure like to know what you are doing different than me because I pulled that string for 10 minutes and it didn’t start."

Me: "I put gas in it."

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…dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria! August 10, 2016 9:35 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Dharma, Family, Pets, Westley
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...dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!

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What did you do with your weekend? August 9, 2016 8:19 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, House
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I found a nice place to relax in the house.

Weekend Project - Bathroom Exhaust Fan

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Getting ahead July 20, 2016 3:22 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
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Occasionally I play the lottery. Typically, I’ll buy a ticket then not look at it for several days after the numbers have been drawn. It’s Schrodinger’s lottery ticket. For those few days, I’m a millionaire! And the dreams are glorious.

On this occasion, I paid $2 for a MegaMillions ticket and I won $25. A smart man would have pocketed the money but I was having fun, so I spent $2 on another MegaMillions, $3 on a Powerball, and $20 on a scratch-off. The scratch-off was a $30 winner! (Now up, $28 dollars) Again, a smart man would take the money and run but I have never purchased a $30 scratch-off before so I decide to let it ride. I ask the man behind the counter, “How do those $30 tickets do?” He replies, “Once you get ahead, you stay ahead with those.” I buy one. He extends the ticket toward me and I grab one end while he continues to hold the other end, narrows his eyes, and speaks deliberately to me, “You ain’t ahead yet.”

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Secrets of adults July 7, 2016 4:37 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
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Sometimes you just have to go find a place to be alone and cry.

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Uninvited house guests June 25, 2016 8:28 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, House
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Confirmed. I have birds in the attic. Guess I should get those spot lights replaced.

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Doug’s Mantras June 25, 2016 8:26 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Doug's Mantras, Philosophy
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We’re making money not art.

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Quote of the Day June 24, 2016 8:23 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Deep Thoughts, Philosophy
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I think there are two ways in which people are controlled. First of all frighten people and secondly, demoralize them. –Terry Benn

h/t Deek Deekster

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State of Me June 22, 2016 10:35 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
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We all grow weary June 19, 2016 7:19 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Of Being Dad, Philosophy, Poetry
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The daily grind. People say such flippantly. But it wears on us. Grind. Dulling the edge. Like gears without oil. And our performance drops. Then our enthusiasm wanes. Leading to more stress. GRIND. Along comes motivation. Acceptance of the mistakes. A revitalization. But to escape the beatdown. You must work three times as hard. grind.

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