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Another year older…Another year wiser?

Well another year has passed for me in the blink of an eye.

As I sit here and ponder the last 365 days, I realize that despite the rocky roads I’ve experienced here and there, it’s been a good year and I’ve even learned a couple of things. You can’t ask for more than that I suppose.

Upon reflecting, I feel the need to share this wisdom (however significant or insignificant it might be) that has been bestowed upon me and raise my glass of wine to making it another year older. To those of you always by my side, I thank you.

Please note, my new-found knowledge is in no particular order.

1.  You’re going to mess up, there’s no way around it. Just remember though, making a mistake doesn’t make you any less of a person, it’s just important to learn from it so we’re not destined to repeat them in the future.

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2.  It’s important to take care of yourself by working out and making healthier food choices.

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3.  My love for the hashtag.

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#justin #jimmy #hashtag #latenight #summer #monday #redwalls #rockintheplaid #workit #itsmybirthday #suckit #itsthesickdwagga #iwanttoagelikefinewine #pizzaforever #sittingonthecouch #yolo #old #dontneedawalkeryet #ilikebingo #cruzzlesandbeatles #stophashtagging

4.  Life’s gonna knock you down every now and then. Don’t be afraid to bounce right back.

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After all, you need the bad to appreciate the good.

5.  It’s okay to have a little fun in the dating world, life’s too short to play it safe. #hatethegamenottheplayah

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6.  At the same time, I’ve learned you gotta know when it’s just not working and to throw in the towel. If it’s not right, it’s not right. There’s no use prolonging the inevitable. This goes for any type of relationship.

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7.  I am 100% reliant upon my cell phone. For. Everything.

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Email, weather, games, directions, apps, taking pictures, ordering pizza, fantasy football, watching stupid dog videos and the list goes on. I think the one thing I don’t actually use it for much is making a phone call. It’s ironic, don’t ya think?

8.  You just gotta let it out. Cry, scream, get mad…whatever you need to do. Don’t hold it in or else your feelings will build up until they just explode creating a wave of mass destruction for anyone or anything in your path.

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Trust me, crying about it for 10 minutes is a lot easier.

9.  Accept your faults and embrace them. There’s no such thing as a perfect person and we certainly can’t be a master in every aspect of life.

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10.  Be positive. Know that things will get better and look ahead to the future with a smile.

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11.  And finally I’ve saved the most important for last. If you don’t already know this or have not experienced it for yourself, I urge you to get on it ASAP.

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That’s right….BREAKING BAD. Hands down the best television series ever. What are you waiting for? Go watch it….now!

 

 

 

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Ready for a baby?

I’m at the age now where all of my friends are getting married, buying houses, having kids and planning out their 401K. Meanwhile, I’m relaxing on the couch with a bottle (c’mon who really just drinks a glass?) of wine wondering if I’m mature enough to get a puppy. As the responsible adult I am, I’ve come up with a list of pros and cons to assist in my decision.

PRO: They’re cute!

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Seriously so adorable!

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CON: They’re a bit crazy though. It’s time to sit on the couch and watch some television. Seriously….what are you doing?

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PRO: They’re so lovable!

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CON: They’re so lovable. Seriously, stop licking me. Please?

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PRO: They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. I beg to differ, young or old, my dog will do all kinds of cool shit.

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CON: Realistically speaking the whole teaching my dog tricks thing is a pipe dream. This will most likely be the extent of my dog’s activities.

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PRO: Doing fun and silly stuff together while enjoying some wine! Just look at how much fun he’s having!

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I’m really picturing one of those moments in the movies where the character looks back on their life while some sappy song narrates the flashback and reflects on their greatest moments. This is part of that scene. There’s also a scene where we’re running on the beach (hand to leash) enjoying a beautiful sunny day while I try to teach him how to catch a frisbee when in reality he gives up after 5 minutes to lay on the beach because he’s a lazy ass.

Anyways, moving on…

CON: Forgetting about the silly stuff I started doing after consuming a bottle of wine. Of course that’s only until I wake up the next morning to go to the bathroom. The silver lining though is at least there wouldn’t have been any accidents around the house. Poor guy though, he probably has a cramp or something. Mama loves you!

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PRO: Dogs are super smart. Look at him swat away the arm of that baby saying “No. That cookie is mine kid. Ya better recognize before I knock your ass out.”

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CON: Similar to buying a new car, there’s always a lemon in the group.

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You never know what you’re going to end up with!

PRO: They’re always willing to cuddle with you on the couch.

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CON: They might not realize when they’re no longer welcome on the couch.

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“If I was a real child this would be considered abuse. I’m very uncomfortable right now.”

PRO CON: A dog can provide a sense of security around the house. In some cases they can even act as a deterrent to unwanted guests. However, I’m quite keen on the pug breed and unfortunately I’m just not sure they can offer the kind of protection that is considered a trait in a “guard dog”.

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I’m just not sensing the fear. I could be wrong though.

So am I responsible enough for a pseudo child? I mean they’re quite similar, puppies are going to cry, have accidents, need to be fed and want to be played with. Let’s be real, for all intents and purposes a puppy is a baby you adopt except you can leave them in a crate while you’re at the office working and won’t get arrested for leaving them home alone one night to go out drinking if you can’t find a babysitter.

I just don’t know.

Maybe I’ll get a fish. Baby steps.

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