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30 Days of Abraham Lincoln – Day 17

I have now come to the conclusion never again to think of marrying, and for this reason; I can never be satisfied with anyone who would be blockhead enough to have me. — Letter, 1838


My Take – Sometimes I look at Irish Woman and ask her what she was thinking.  Look, I know I’m not the sharpest tack in the box, and I’m sometimes harsh or moody.  OK, maybe sometimes is an understatement.  There’s not a day that goes by that I’m not surprised that she not only took an interest in me and my brood, but also that she didn’t run screaming into the night.

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  1. Look, I know I’m not the sharpest tack in the box…

    This deserves the sort of scathing rejoinder that you read, wonder if the author really took a shot at you, then halfway into your second bourbon you get the true meaning a blow a fuse.

    Look Ace. Two true facts that I can clue you in on, mainly because you’re under the clue bus and I’m taking pity on you, are:

    1. You’re bright. You’re one helluva lot brighter than the average man. You likely don’t see this because you spend all your time inside your own head. If you don’t believe me, don’t waste time asking your wife. Go out and do a little bar hoping, or hang around a hardware store on Saturday morning or a video rental store on Saturday afternoon. Observe the people. Look at their expression and eavesdrop on their conversations, especially cellphone conversations. Don’t talk to anyone, don’t offer help or opinions, don’t get sucked into an argument. Just listen and then ask yourself if the person you’re looking at is a genius… or maybe something a good deal less. It doesn’t make them bad people; just not bright people.

    2. You aren’t alone. The thing I hear from men, especially successful men, is always “Just what the hell she ever sees in me I will never know.” It never fails. One friend of mine is a self-made millionaire several times over. When he got married it scared the shit out of him and he got to work making money and taking care of his wife. He gave her a life few people have, and at the end of the day she got the best medical care that money could buy and he sat next to her bed 24/7. His comment? I coulda done better. So. You’re not perfect, but you’re not alone and you are ‘way better than most. Just ask your wife.



  2. LOL, echo Mad Jack, and consider yourself lucky!!! 🙂


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