Some of My Favorite Rules

The website 1001 rules for my unborn son got me thinking about some of the rules I have for my life. Thought I would put down my own and list some of my favorite from 1001.

  • –There is always time for a lemonade stand.
  • –Perfect at least one recipe, steak doesn’t count.
  • –Obstacles are ways of demonstrating our dedication.
  • –Don’t complain, just work harder.
  • –Take the new guy out to lunch.
  • –Never swing at the first pitch.
  • –Carry a pocket knife.
  • –Learn from criticism.
  • –X never, ever, ever makes the spot.
  • #394: Try to lose the adverbs. Seriously.
  • # 325: When excusing yourself from the table, you need not give a reason.
  • # 270: Stand up to bullies. You’ll only have to do it once.
  • # 238: Read before bed every night.
  • # 231: Keep your passport current.
  • # 230: Become an expert in something.
  • # 206: Never turn down a girl’s invitation to dance.
  • # 201: Order the local specialty.
  • # 189: Learn to drive a stick shift.
  • # 77: Never side against your brother in a fight.
  • # 76: Memorize the Bill of Rights and your favorite poem.
  • # 28: Keep your eye on the ball and follow through. In sports and in life.
  • #9: Stand up for the little guy
  • #5: Never be afraid to ask out the best looking girl in the room.
  • #3: When shaking hands, grip firmly and look him in the eye.