One of my favourite musical numbers. Visually, it is not the most exciting, but the song is riotous! Not to mention full of good advice
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
In Google, type in a phrase beginning with your name. In this case "Hula Hank likes", then take note of the first 10 site contents that come up beginning with the phrase "Hula Hank likes". Or at least I think that is how it works. If that is not how it works, then that is how it works now. How are the control issues coming along, you ask?
HULA HANK LIKES...
... to hump.
... to crawl around on the floor and pop anything into his mouth. (I wonder if this is related to number 1)
... to become one with is inner Joe Jackson from time to time. (Who doesn't?)
... to tinker. (See number 1 and 2)
... the Yellow Tail logo so much he's considering a tattoo of it. (cool logo, crap wine)
... go everywhere his daddy goes. (My heart belongs to daddy)
... to cook, laugh and have fun, but also has bad visions and is afraid of horses.
... cake. (Cake! Definitely cake! I love cake!)
... to write and runs a search engine in the outdoor industry. (I don't know what the fuck that means)
... to go to the dog park with Tanner and I. (Everyone loves going to he dog park with Tanner!)
And a pinch to grow an inch:
... to roll around naked in the sand.
Moving on to the next checklist entitled “Control Mechanisms: A Self Assessment”
Pencils out. Eyes down. Begin.
X 1. You act helpless, incompetent or lost.
X 14. You play up on their guilt and over responsible nature to get what you want.
X 16. You fall apart when faced with having to do something which you would rather not do
X17. You play up to a person who has a need to fix things that have gotten so “out of control” for you.
Again, according to the note at the bottom of the checklist, if you have checked more that 3 items, you over use control mechanisms to get people to do what you could do for yourself.
So what have I learned by this exercise, besides the fact that the people at coping.org have a wild tendency to overuse commas? I ignore any task that I do not want to complete and then play the dumb blonde so others can take pity and do it for me.
Is feigning incompetence or stupidity really an attractive trait in a person? I most certainly wouldn’t put up with that act from anyone. Do I have zero patience for this routine because I know from experience that it is a routine?
I also use guilt for manipulative purposes. Is that so bad? I figure if the other party has done something to feel guilty, then they probably need to do the required task to make up for whatever is they feel guilty about.
See? Everyone wins!
On ya Dr. Phil! But for us folks where life isn't so cut and dry, I found this site here: http://www.coping.org/control/need.htm
This site has checklists! There is nothing better than checklists in diagnosing seriously psychological issues! So, in the spirit of Dr Phil, let's get real and do this check list together and see how many people who read Hula Hank have control issues (and I know who the one reader is so no cheating).