3 things to remember about your fire alarm

fire alarm

Photograph by Tom Haynes at: http://www.tnhaynes.wordpress.com

3 things to understand about your fire alarm

  1. Some things need more attention than others. When your alarm screams and flashes at you for seemingly no reason at all, it just needs the knowledge that you understand. You are the fire alarms whole life.
  2. Fire alarms are sensitive. Sometimes when they go off, it can seem like over kill. To the fire alarm, even the most innocuous threat seems real. It’s best to go back to #1 and pay attention to the fire alarm’s needs.
  3. Fire alarms will die for you. They take their job more seriously than anything else in their life. Although they may have their quirks and annoyances, they are first and foremost, your hero.

The Water Bottle

water bottlePhotograph by Tom Haynes  https://tnhaynes.wordpress.com/author/tnhaynes/ 

Name: Water Bottle

Age: Timeless

Sex: Female

Location: Your apartment

Strengths: I’m adaptable and can conform to any situation. Whatever holds me, keeps me.

Weaknesses: I move around a lot. A bit of a lush. I don’t like a lot of excitement.

Three things I couldn’t live without:

  1. Plastic
  2. Purity
  3. Transparency
  4. A thirst for knowledge

What I’m looking for: Someone that melts my rough edges. A drifter. A free flowing poet. Someone who won’t drain me when I’m already down.

Turn Offs:

  • Dry sense of humor
  • People that can’t go with the flow
  • Impure thoughts

Perfect date:

I like long hikes in the woods and sunny afternoons outside.

Favorite Movies:

Drowning Mona, The Great Flood, Water for Chocolate, Rain man.

Favorite Books:

The Perfect Storm.

Favorite Quote: “I’m not looking to be your flavor of the month.”

The 4 keys to remember

1.) Stay clean.  A little oil is not such a bad thing, but when you start to feel like a grease ball, you know it’s time to clean up your act. Those sentences that fly out of you in anger are to be kept to a bare minimum. Swear words are not pretty and dirt is for the ground, not the computer.

2.) Don’t stick. As clingy as you are to the person who spends the most time with you, recognize they are not the only one. There are many people out there and clinging to them only makes you seem needy and out of touch.

3.) Let people press your buttons. There is nothing you can not overcome. Getting used to the provocative and sometimes unnecessary will only make you stronger.

4.) Stand tall. If you slouch, you will remain the underdog being forever pounded upon by others.