2 weeks ago he came out to the farm and spent the day riding mowers taming the wild forests of JoMoCo.
Today he came out with his son of 4 years to help tear out a fence and cut many many large heavy tree limbs. Even as I neared exhaustion from being up until 1:30am (very odd for me) he wouldn't let me finish until every tree was pruned. We made it into the cages moments before the rain started.
He braved fireants, spiders and wild venomous serpents (field snakes) all for nothing more than having something to do on a Saturday morning. His son had a great time admiring the wildlife and helping me repeatedly reinstall the chainsaw chain.
A man, a scholar, my primary care physician, and most certainly a great friend as close as a brother. Thanks Jeff.
So let's get started planning this arranged marriage of our children.
I do not know Jet. Are you sure he is good enough for the Little M?
Sure, he comes from a decent family, but have you done a credit check?
Is he really who he says he is?
Can he be trusted with your little girl?
Fact, now that he has met your little virtuous girl (who will remain virtuous until she is 26 with her PhD), he will have to be equally virtuous through these times. Is this something you are comfortable with?
What happens before you meet your SO should be inadmissible into any arguements. However, once you have met, you will be held to a standard.
Can he meet this standard?
Can "Half Hooligan" meet the standards you have as a father?
Can he put up with potential frustrations of dating a Latin woman?
C'mon now, I usually just browse the forum (lurker!) but I have to reply to this and I only paid for 100 posts when I signed up. I'm about to exceed my quota.
Anyway amigo, I appreciate the kind words and you are very welcome. No thanks necessary. I come from the old school and you always just do what is right. It's only right and fair for me to help you out at JoMoCo because you kind enough to allow us to ride there, although I would do it anyway because you are my friend and you needed the help. After the rain we had the last 2 days it looks like it will be a few weeks before we can get out there and cut up the fallen tree branches. I'll borrow another chainsaw and we can make some firewood, prolly a few cords of good wood there. Once the weather cools off we'll be ready to ride. Woo-Hoo! Connor had me put about 2 dozen band aids on his legs to cover some mild boo-boos from the insects. Just mosquito bites, I don't think there were any fire ant bites. And luckily I saved him from that HUGE 10 inch snake. Croikeeee!!!! Have a go at that one!!!!!!!!!! And he seems to be spoken for on the marriage issue, the little girl next door wants to marry him. Her name is Jenna, Jenna, Jenna, Jenna, Jenna, Jenna, Jenna, Jenna, Jenna, Jenna, Jenna, .........................that's all I ever hear! Argh! God save the poor boy!
On a serious note. It's great to see good people become good "true" friends. You hear so many times, "you have so many friends." But, it's that you know alot of people and have many associations. "True" friends a limited.
Definition of friend: Someone that will come bail you out of jail.
Definition of a "true" friend: Someone who will help you get rid of the body. Or, someone who will be sitting next to you in that jail cell laughing and saying, "that was so much fun!"
Makes you think. If that large snake was poisonous and Jet got bitten in the nutsack, would Hooligan have sucked the venom out?
HaHa That was a very old joke.......................
"Two guys are walking through the desert when one of them gets bit in the privates by a large poisonous snake. The one guy hikes 10 miles to get help and finds a local doctor and tells him that his friend got bit by a poisonous snake. What do I do he asks the doctor. The doctor tells him to suck the venom out as best he can and get him to the nearest hospital. So the guy hikes back to his friend and his friend asks "did you find a doctor? what did he say?" And the guy says "yes I found a doctor". And the guy says "well, tell me, what did he say?" And the friend says "the doctor said you are going to die."
Saturday the 29th is the 4th anniversary of the birth of my eldest child, therefore the wife has informed me we will be generally acting gay, dressing funny, singing and eating cake with the rest of the extended clan on said day. I am off the afternoon of the 27th should you care to take a half day, or I'll be around on the 30th. Sorry mang....