Friday, December 4, 2009

Rule 62 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

62. Travel often before you get a real job. Once you start a real job after college traveling will be harder. After you start a family, it will become even harder. Also don't believe the hype that work travel will be fun. The inside of a conference room looks the same in Tulsa as it does in Tokyo.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Rule 61 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

61. Be a reader. You will learn of ton of new things. It will open new worlds unknown to you before.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Rule 60 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

60. In regards to Rule 59, please make sure if you get a tattoo (see Rule 24 and Rule 25) then tip that person too. What the artist is doing is permanent, it is wise to go ahead and tip then. do it beforehand if you can.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Rule 59 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

59. Tip those who provide a service for you that you could do yourself. They inlcude but not limited to:
  • waiters
  • bartenders
  • people who cut your hair
  • people who do you nails

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Rule 58 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

58. Today is your birthday, you make the rules but just for today

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Rule 57 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

57. That whole grass is greener on the other side is not true. If you put your issue and compare it with others, you'll like your grass just fine. One of my friends just says there is no grass. That might be a little extreme.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Rule 56 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

Sorry, we're open

56. Never say, "Sorry" unless you mean it. If you mean then say what you are sorry about. Of course, you can just bat you eye lashes at me at that works just as well.

-courtesy of EricaHennings
-Photo credit Flickr: miss rogue

Monday, July 20, 2009

Rule 55 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

55. Go skinny dipping just don't tell me about it
photo credit: Main Coast Semester

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Rule 54 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

54. Use your brain and imagination daily. That whole use or lose it is true.

photo credit:
Joe Penniston

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Rule 53 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

53. Your mom is the coolest chick I know, study her and you will be okay.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Rule 52 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

52. Not everything you start needs to be finished. If it is not worth finishing, stop, dispose of it and move on.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Rule 51 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

51. Be original but not so much that people avoid you

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Rule 50 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

50. Some rules are going to be contradictory, that's life.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Rule 49 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

49. Years ago depnding when you read this I told your mother it was not fair that she gets to cry, I was wrong. It is okay to cry

Monday, July 13, 2009

Rule 48 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

48. The road well traveled is not a bad thing, learn from others mistakes and your own.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Rule 47 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

47. Never say something is impossible. Nothing is given time

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Rule 46 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

46. Never forget a family members birthday. Try to not forget your friends, either. See your mother for actual dates. (HINT TODAY IS MINE!)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Rule 45 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

45. No one is beneath you no matter who they are or what they do.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Rule 44 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

44. Know the cleaning person's name at your job. Trust me it will pay off in dividends. Locked out, they'll let you in.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Rule 43 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

43. When your mom trys cooking something new, ask for seconds no matter what. If you don't like it slide it over to me when she's not looking, I'll eat it.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Rule 42 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

42. Don't be afraid of hard work. Getting your hands dirty will keep your mind clean.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Rule 41 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

41. The view from porch, be it back or front, is always better than the view from your couch unless of course you put a couch on the porch then it is the same.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Rule 40 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

40. Listen to both sides and then form an opinion, that even goes for what I say. Your mom is the exception.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Rule 39 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

39. Use snail mail every once in awhile. People love getting mail. Do it with thank you notes to your mom, grandparents, etc.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Rule 38 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

38. No texting, twittering, or whatever you kids are doing to communicate instead of talking face to face while driving.

-inspired by genieswan

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Rule 37 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

37. If you hang up, he should call you back; if you walk away, he should chase after you; but not all the time just when it is important. You don't want a pushover but you don't want some who does not care.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Rule 36 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

36. Date the boy that calls you "beautiful" not "hot"

Friday, March 20, 2009

Rule 35 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

Dance with every boy who asks you. Accept the first invitation, always. It will make your day and his. Just because you dance with him doesn't mean you have to marry him.

- inspired by Jenn Lovett

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Rule 34 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

Don't let your fear cripple you. I am not a fan of dogs. In fact, I am scared to death of them. I also hate the dark. I will try to get over this fears and I will not pass them on.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Rule 33 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

Get a good dog. Forever a friend. A lasting lesson in responsibility. A great pillow or foot warmer in cold weather. A safe guard against wolves at your door.

-inspired by Notes from The Toilet Bowl

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Rule 32 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

Develop a sense of humor. Laugh. Often. At corny jokes. At yourself. But never let your laughs cause pain to anyone.

-inspired by Notes from The Toilet Bowl

Monday, March 16, 2009

Rule 31 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

Rule 31. Always say excuse me, please and thank you. The magic words will carry you far in life. Don't forget Yes ma'am and No Sir.

-inspired by panndyra

Friday, March 13, 2009

Rule 30 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

30. Any amount of time spent with your Grandparents is time well spent.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Rule 29 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

29. Find a cause or charity and then volunteer to help out. I am a firm believer in karma, what comes around-goes around, do good thing and good things happen, or whatever. You'll feel better about yourself and life.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Rule 28 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

28. I will try to not tell you how to dress with two exceptions.

A) You can not wear shorts, pants, or anything with writing on the back side.



B) Fingertips. If your clothing is shorter than your fingertips, NOPE!



-inspired by Misadventures of a Newlywed

Rule 27 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

27. Speaking of Rule 26. Also you should learn some proper self defense. Sign up for a class in high school. If you can't find one I'll help or I know a guy that can teach you: the proper chokehold, arm bar or the proper way to break someone's grip.

-inspired by Wendy Dawson

Friday, February 20, 2009

Rule 26 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

26. I will teach you how to throw a punch. If you have to use it, punch hard and first.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Rule 25 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

25. While on the subject of tattoos, don't pick any art off the wall, cartoons, or tribal.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Rule 24 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

24. Don't get a tramp stamp. When you want to go get a tattoo, I will go with you but not until your 18.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Rule 23 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

23. Talent is a learned skill. Learn to play a instrument or sing.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Rule 22 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

22. Never make a bet you can't afford to pay.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Rule 21 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

If you have nothing nice to say, keep quiet. Remember it though and come tell me, I'll laugh and won't tell a soul.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Rule 20 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

Don't gossip. No matter what you say to who, it always comes back to bite you in the butt. Exception to the rule is family. Don't gossip about them but to them.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Rule 19 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

Learn to change a flat tire and change your oil. I know how to do one of two and Uncle Sean knows how to to the other. Everything else take it the mechanic.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Rule 18 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

Blood is thicker than water. Family comes first.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Rule 17 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

Always brush your teeth. It will save you pain, money, embarrassment, and friendships. If you have "focus problems" do the alphabet backwards and then fowards again. Always floss!

-inspired by Notes from The Toilet Bowl

Friday, February 6, 2009

Rule 16 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

Don't use yellow snow to make snow cones, stay away from red snow, and for the love everything that is good--made a wide berth of the brown snow. Since we live in Memphis, TN this rule will only be used once a year for one day and usually in late January or Early February.

inspired by Macaroni and Chicken Fingers

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Rule 15 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

Mee-Maw and others have said "never put anything in your ear that's smaller than your elbow" The point being don't stick anything in your ears. I disagree. Clean those suckers out. Ear boogers (wax) is no a cute, attractive, or sexy quality.

courtesy of Triage From Home


Rule 14 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

Learn to do your own laundry. That way when you run out of clothes you only have yourself to blame. I never learned this and regret it, I would be lost with out your mother. Get her to teach you.

- courtesy of Mud-Bug

Monday, February 2, 2009

Rule 13 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

13. Never pack more than you can carry. If you forget something, buy it when you get there. Little tip: you can always mail your stuff to and from where you are going.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Rule 12 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

12. Become a spirited dancer. It will bring you lots of joy.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Rule 11 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter


11. Don't wear your sunglasses at night or indoors. Only celebrities think that is cool Personally I don't think they should do it.

photo credit: Brilliant! Cheers!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Rule 10 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

10. Never take any wooden nickels. In other words, don't take fake recognition in any form for your work or accomplishments. Or at least that is what I take away from that saying.

-courtesy of mammaloves

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Rule 9 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

9. If there's ever a question whether to pee now or wait till you get there, pee now.

- courtesy of bassdad05
-photo courtesy of jontidmarsh

Monday, January 26, 2009

Rule 8 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

8. Make sure all guys treat you as well as I do! If they don't...I will show you the right place and method to apply your knee to his groin in the event that such force is warranted.

-courtesy of
JenatTheCuteKid and BethGSanders

Friday, January 23, 2009

Rule 7 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

7. Picking your nose in class is the surest way to be kicked out of the cool clique. Do not eat the, either, they taste gross, trust me!

-
courtesy of intergratedmom
photo credit: millecent_bystander

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Quick note about the Rules

If it says "courtesy of insert name" or "inspired by" that means that person gave me or planted the seed for the rule or the idea. They didn't necessarily write the entire rule but they sure did help. Some come from emails, some from twitter, and others people tell me verbally.

If you want to tell me a rule you can email me at buckrogers79@gmail.com or you can reach me on twitter @BuckDaddy

Thanks,

Buck

Rule 6 of 2024 Rules for My Daughter

6. I am always available for a hug. Not matter what.

-inspired by modernmami