A Day Of Dougie: Something Cool & Tell A Story

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A Day Of Dougie
Something Cool & Tell A Story
March 13, 2022
DougMaynard.com

Good afternoon and welcome to a very random Day of Dougie. It’s random because I wasn’t planning on doing one today, but looking busy is the only way the people in this house will leave me the hell alone. I’ve already wasted the entire day hiding in my room to get away from the mother figure and these animals, but I can only hide in there for so long. So I came out and I’m immediately surrounded and no one will shut up. Just shoot me now… please!

So I’m going to try and ignore everyone before I snap and write something instead. So let’s just quit with the chat and get the Magic Bag and figure out exactly what I’m writing about. I’m just doing two topics today because two is enough. So here we go. We have “Something Cool” and “Tell A Story”. I think we can do this. Let’s go.

Something Cool…

Let’s start off with something cool. I’ve had this, “Eleven Hints For Life”, saved on my computer forever it seems. It’s pretty cool. I don’t know who wrote it or where it originally came from, but I think it was a guy named Andrew. Or not. Let’s go with that though.

“Eleven Hints for Life”

  1. It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return. But what is more painful is to love someone and never find the courage to let that person know how you feel.
  2. A sad thing in life is when you meet someone who means a lot to you, only to find out in the end that it was never meant to be and you just have to let go.
  3. The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you’ve ever had.
  4. It’s true that we don’t know what we’ve got until we lose it, but it’s also true that we don’t know what we’ve been missing until it arrives.
  5. It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.
  6. Don’t go for looks, they can deceive. Don’t go for wealth, even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright.
  7. Dream what you want to dream, go where you want to go, be what you want to be. Because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.
  8. Always put yourself in the other’s shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, it probably hurts the person too.
  9. A careless word may kindle strife. A cruel word may wreck a life. A timely word may level stress. But a loving word may heal and bless.
  10. The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.
  11. Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, ends with a tear. When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die, you’re the one smiling and everyone around you is crying.

And there you go. That was easy enough, but now it’s time to really did down deep, put on the thinking cap, and get creative. It’s time to tell a story. Oy vey. Let’s do this.

Tell A Story…

And now, last but not least, we have “Tell A Story!”. How should I do this? Should I write a quick little fiction story full of plot and characters and a moral at the end? Or should I just bluff my way through and be an ass about the whole thing? I think I’ll fake it today and then save that topic and use it for a future post, taking it far more seriously and doing it correctly then. Why not? I’ve written enough today and I’m sure that you, my faithful readers (both of you) are tired of reading by now. So I’ll go for the short story now and the serious, longer story tomorrow.

Sweet Kitty…

Once about a time, there was a small cat. She was shy and timid and afraid of all of the big dogs who shared her yard. And then one day, one of the dogs was barking at her and it made her mad. It made her hair stand up and gave her a headache.

And then, something inside just snapped, and rather than backing away and hiding from the scary dogs as she would usually do, she felt her fur stand up. She arched her back and let out a hissing meow that made all of the dogs immediately take notice.

She walked up to the dog which had been barking and just smacked him in the nose. The claws were out and she was not holding back. The dog, stunned, quit barking and let out a big yelp, running away across the yard and into his dog house where he could hide. The cat let out another scowling meow and then sat down and began licking herself clean.

Letting out a big yawn, she glanced around the yard. All of the dogs were watching her, quiet and unsure of how to react. That’s when the little cat realized, she was the boss. She ruled the yard. After all, she was a cat and they were just dogs. And that’s the way it always should be. The end!

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, and any questions you may have about this post or anything at all are welcome and appreciated. Until the next time, take care and be good. I’ll see you next time.

Ubuntu!

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