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Vengi
post Sep 8 2010, 05:07 AM
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I came across this article while I was skimming through MSN's Love and Relationships page I really liked it so I thought I'd share it!

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A man carries cash. A man looks out for those around him woman, friend, stranger. A man can cook eggs. A man can always find something good to watch on television. A man makes things a rock wall, a table, the tuition money. Or he rebuilds engines, watches, fortunes. He passes along expertise, one man to the next. Know-how survives him. This is immortality. A man can speak to dogs. A man fantasizes that kung fu lives deep inside him somewhere. A man is good at his job. Not his work, not his avocation, not his hobby. Not his career. His job. It doesn't matter what his job is, because if a man doesn't like his job, he gets a new one.

A man can look you up and down and figure some things out. Before you say a word, he makes you. From your suitcase, from your watch, from your posture. A man infers.

A man owns up. That's why Mark McGwire is not a man. A man grasps his mistakes. He lays claim to who he is, and what he was, whether he likes them or not.

Some mistakes, though, he lets pass if no one notices. Like dropping the steak in the dirt.

A man doesn't point out that he did the dishes.

A man looks out for children. Makes them stand behind him.

A man knows how to bust balls.

A man has had liquor enough in his life that he can order a drink without sounding breathless, clueless, or obtuse. When he doesn't want to think, he orders bourbon or something on tap.

Never the sauvignon blanc.

A man welcomes the coming of age. It frees him. It allows him to assume the upper hand and teaches him when to step aside.


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post Sep 8 2010, 05:44 AM
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Agreed and Amen !! Thanks Brother.


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post Sep 8 2010, 08:07 AM
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i like that i have a feeling some of the gals on here will probably poke some fun at some of it but it is still mostly true
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post Sep 8 2010, 12:51 PM
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QUOTE(poetry1nmotion @ Sep 8 2010, 09:07 AM) *
i like that i have a feeling some of the gals on here will probably poke some fun at some of it but it is still mostly true


Nothing to poke fun at here. It's not describing half the population of the earth but what the author believes are the traits of those that actually live up to the term "man." And I agree with all except the part about bourbon. A man doesn't need to be able to ingest alcohol to prove his manhood. But the rest I do agree with and am proud to say I know one or two of those that fit that description. There's a lot there to live up to and not everyone can but if you do, good for you.


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post Sep 8 2010, 01:13 PM
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"A man can look you up and down and figure some things out. Before you say a word, he makes you. From your suitcase, from your watch, from your posture. A man infers."

I concur. (ex: tatoos)


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post Sep 8 2010, 07:01 PM
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QUOTE(raughammer @ Sep 8 2010, 02:13 PM) *
"A man can look you up and down and figure some things out. Before you say a word, he makes you. From your suitcase, from your watch, from your posture. A man infers."

I concur. (ex: tatoos)

I agree 100%

I admit to dropping a few steaks and the dog has had a few burgers. laugh.gif
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post Sep 8 2010, 07:16 PM
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I'm glad yall like this as much as I do tongue.gif


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post Sep 9 2010, 09:00 AM
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I want to find that man!


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post Sep 9 2010, 09:54 AM
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QUOTE(Cracker @ Sep 9 2010, 10:00 AM) *
I want to find that man!


I married him.


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