34 Rules Every Man (and Woman) Should Live By

1) “There’s no crying in baseball” is my life.

There is no crying in baseball, thus there is not crying in my life.

All kidding aside, feeling bad about your problems does not fix your problems. Take a cue from Barney Stinson: when you get sad, stop being sad and be awesome instead.

2) Don’t Apologize

People should never have to apologize. Remember, I’m Canadian and saying this.

When you apologize, either you’re apologizing for something you never should have done in the first place or you’re feeling bad (or pretending to feel bad) about something that you really shouldn’t.

If you did something wrong, yes, apologize. But if you really did something awful, some simple words will not make it better. And while it’s “nice” to try and make people feel better, accepting blame for something you did not do is beyond stupid.

3) Be confident no matter what.

Not only is confidence sexy, but confident behavior breeds success.

If you have a job interview, who will the potential employer be more likely hire? The more confident person.

Society has crippled many of us with a belief that humility is the ultimate virtue, but that doesn’t mean you need to be a wuss. Now don’t be a cocky arsehole, but let it be known what you are capable of.

Believe in yourself or no one else ever will.

4) The best way to keep a secret? Keep it to yourself. Second best? Tell one other person, if you must. There is no third best.

I outright stole the wording from NCIS, but I have long sung the praises of being private about certain things. The best way to avoid gossip is to not allow yourself to be part of it. Be someone people can trust; keep your mouth shut.

Remember, gossips talk about other people because their lives aren’t interesting enough.

5) It’s better to seek forgiveness than to ask permission.

Live your life according to your own rules. Instead of nervously tip-toeing through life, plow through it like Travis Fryman breaking up a double-play. (Don’t get that reference? Read about Fryman here.)

Be a risk-taker. Don’t be reckless, but unapologetically go for the things you want.

rules-to-live-by6) Always carry a lighter.

See, not all of these are heavy. Lighters are useful. Interesting people sometimes need one. It’s a great way to meet new people. Always be prepared.

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I’ve Learned

I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you.

All you can do is be someone who can be loved.

The rest is up to them.

I’ve learned that no matter how much I care,

some people just don’t care back.

I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust

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NY Auto Show 2011

So Brian, Jeffly, Peter and I went to the autoshow over the weekend and it was pretty awesome. It was my first show ever so I was really excited to see some exotic cars. Well, and to just hang out and experience the autoshow. I’ve been wanting to go for the past 4 years but I never got a chance to go and it was awesome that I was finally able to go 🙂 We started the day off pretty late, mostly because we had a long night the night before and also it was raining like a mofo in the morning so I think it was hard for people to wake up, and be motivated to make some moves. After a few phone calls and debate we decided to go. As soon as we got in, we went to GoGoCurryin midtown west, which is AWESOME.

Grand Slam; Pork, Chicken katsu, 2 sausages, boiled egg, and shrimp tempura (not shown in picture because I devoured it within seconds)

Here’s a picture of the food, which was simply amazing… I mean what don’t you like about this right here? Seriously… tell me. Oh that’s why you don’t like it? Well you’re gay.

So anyways, our lunch, needless to say, was diesel. Then we made our way to Javits Center to the AUTOSHOW!!!

As soon as we walked in, there was BumbleBee from the Transformers movie!

Okay so rather than writing about every minute thing that happened at the car show, I will just be posting pictures from now on with some captions if needed…. so enjoy! Continue reading