Thursday, February 09, 2006
Morning folks. You've all heard me mention Huggy before and how much she has helped me with this blog. Anytime I've been stuck I have only had to ask, and whatever it was that was giving me grief was either done for me or explained. As great as that is, yesterday she went one step beyond by doing something that I not only had'nt asked about, but did'nt know you could do. She knows that I like the Garfield character, duh!, and has put it beside my "signature" at the end of each post. Now, is that a friend, or what?
You know, I often joke, and get teased, about my "harem", but the above is a good example of the type of friendship possible if people could just get over the damn male/female hang-ups. The wink-wink, nudge-nudge nonsense. It's so unfortunate that because I am a male, it's assumed that I must have an ulterior motive because I get along so well with the ladies. I think I get along with them because they realize that I am no threat whatever, simply a person that refuses to recognize societal barriers. Male, female, white, black, whatever, we're all just people trying to make this passage through life as enjoyable as we can.
I know that if I was to tease the guys as I do the girls, we would all be walking around with black eyes. Why do guys take everything as an affront to their manhood? Ol' Hoss and I can tease each other, and enjoy it, and I think there's a lesson there. It seems that it takes a lifetime of living for guys to finally drop the macho stance. Lighten up guys, you can still do the hunting and gathering, and show your soft side, because we all have one.
Whew! How the heck did I get from a cutesy little Garfield image, to that rant? Oh well, if it's in my mind, it's out there. To me that's the beauty of being open and honest, you can say whatever is on your mind without fear of retribution, because as Popeye says, I yam what I yam!
See you later today, but in the meantime, go out and give someone a hug. If they ask you what the h*** you're doing, tell them it's from me.
Trucker Bob blogged at 4:16 AM