Hugh Paxton’s Blog always welcomes TheGirl’s posts – they offer a refreshing change in pace to my normal posts and reflect a world that doesn’t resemble my own very much! I think what I like about TheGirl is that she talks common sense born of perhaps mutual human experience. Upon occasion I’d like to do the same!
I was going to start today’s Hugh Paxton’s Blog with a mention of me dodging an immense cement mixer while going for a takeout sushi for my beloved daughter and falling down a drain in Bangkok and being incapacitated and agonized for a couple of days but toughing it out and I thought who the hell else is that likely to happen to? Not that many! Or so I profoundly hope!
I hadn’t broken anything so what’s the point of whining. My drain, my good luck in a way! I could have been squashed! I was rescued by a small crowd of concerned onlookers. Not quite as concerned as I was. I shook myself off and I thought I started this so I’ll deliver the sushi. So I did. She’s my daughter. I want her to eat well. But this sort of sadly routine catastrophe is not something I expect anybody to empathize with.
TheGirl’s life while complex, sharing and intriguing somehow avoids becoming bogged down in front-line broken limbs, ivory wars, cement mixers, drains, blokes setting up anti-aircraft guns to knock off rhino poachers, smashing ISIS… TheGirl’s posts have a thoroughly recommendable mixture of turmoil and serenity.
TheGirl’s posts also address anxieties, social interactions, technical gaffes etc. that are very real and relevant to people, I think young female people, but not exclusively so, and many, can gain from her shared experiences and opinions. There is a sense of ‘ordinary’ in a way that I regard as utterly essential to the maintenance of civilization.
I don’t think I can recommend her blog to all of the people I know but I think a lot of people take a lot away from her words that is positive! And that is never a bad thing!
Cheers from Bangkok!
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Subject: [New post] Don’t Screw It Up: Text Etiquette for Online Dating
|TheGirl posted: "If dating is a baseball game, the first text is like the first pitch — you either knock it out of the park and set the winning tone for the game, or you strike out and lose before the first inning is over. Of course, texting your crush isn’t always that "