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Friday, May 24, 2019



I just read one of those self-help magazine articles that take up space but really offer nothing that will improve your life.  These articles are always “Five Things Blah Blah Always Do.”

For instance, “The Five Things All Successful People Do.”

When I see these articles I think, “I’d like to be successful, let me read that and find out how.”

It almost always turns out the five things are things that I’d rather eat glass than try to do.

1.  Successful people start the day early.  Hmm, not going to happen.

2.  Successful people work their ass off.  Hmm, that sounds hard.

3.  Successful people take something they like and then figure out how to make that activity profitable.  Hmm, I like to sleep late and not work my ass off, I just can not figure out how to make money sleeping and being lazy.

You get the idea.  Self-help magazine articles are never any real help.

The article I just read was “Five Things All Happily Married People Do.”

I thought this should be interesting.

“Kare, want to find out if we are happily married?”

“Aren’t we?”

“I don’t know, this article says there are five things all happily married people do, if we don’t do them, then I guess we just think we are happily married.”

“Well then, let’s find out, what are the five things?”

“The first is they compliment each other.”

“We complement each other, I buy food, you eat it.”

“Very funny. I think they mean we say nice things to and about each other.”

“Oh, well then no…OK, maybe sometimes”

“Number two is they touch each other.”

“Well you grab my ass all the time, and I twist your titty when you’re a jerk, so yes to number two.”

“Three is they give each other alone time.”

“Hmm, I kick your ass to the basement every day so I can nap, does that count?”

“I think so. Number four is they trust each other.”

“Ha! who else would have you?”

“Good point.”

“What is number five?”

“Do things for each other.”

“What genius wrote these?  For crap sake what couple does not do things for each other?”

“Unhappy couples.”

“Listen, couples don’t complement each other, touch each other, spend some alone time, trust each other, or do things for each other IN ORDER to be happily married, they do those things BECAUSE they are happily married!”

“So, are we happily married or not? ... WELL?

“I’m thinking!”

“Now who’s a jerk?”


  1. #1+2, I did those and did them successfully, but I was always working for someone else, not myself, so I didn't become what might be called a successful person.
    Happily married? No, twice. In the beginning I thought we were happy, but I was wrong.

  2. Archaeologists make the best marriage partners. The older you get the more interested they are in you.

    God bless.

  3. Don't you love that sort of click bait? I'm always suckered into the ones about travel.

  4. Wait a few months and you'll read another article about the 5 things of success to make a marriage work and they will be opposite advice on what this article said.


  5. I like the 5 Secrets of People Who Always Have a Clean House. Basically they clean every day. I was hoping for some real secrets.
    I think I know your views on spelling and grammar so I am stifling a riff on complement/compliment.

  6. Think Mrs. C pretty will nailed it.

  7. I'm happily married. I'll have to check with hubby to see what he thinks.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend, Joe. ♪♫♪♫

  8. That's funny. I wonder if she's still thinking.

  9. Heeheehee! Of course you are happy, your readers can tell.

  10. Maybe Mrs. C could write a list of "Five Things That All Jerks Do." She's probably an expert on it by now.

  11. I'm happily single and I do all of those things too. - Hahahahaha :D

  12. making a marriage successful needs lots of PATIENCE ,SINCERITY ,DEDICATION ,COMMITMENT AND HONESTY i believe

    all these ingredients grow out of land called LOVE ,if there is some in both sides (which is not possible most of the time)
    things work

    one wheel can't drive the cart alone

    problem is that it takes time to reach at point where we can manage without love and compromise to keep the unit of family safe for the sake of healthy upbringing of our children

    before this things can be complicated and even worst if couple is not loyal with each other


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