Laguna Beach Fogey writes:
1987 was a good year (though the next year was even better!). I was still at school in England. A senior instructor introduced me to Hemingway and the ‘Beat’ writers. During the summer I flew down to join my family in the Caribbean where I spent my days swimming, sailing, checking out the topless European girls on the beach, and reading the Nick Adams stories. I decided I wanted to go into banking. Trump was rising in the media, and in that year, began his presidential campaign.
“Whites are under siege.”
“Game can’t help me.”
“Chicks are pozzed.”
Fortune favors the bold.
LBF’s comment at the top of this post is a shot of cold water to a syrup-clogged throat. The parenthetical aside about 88 being even better is what made the comment transcend its form.
Just as there is a time to ask questions and a time to be reflective or angry, there is also a time to take what you want. The better-guarded your prize, the sweeter its taste. In an earlier post, I alluded to a time when I was broke and directionless. Other readers recalled similar struggles. Today I am successful beyond my youthful expectations on every measure but many of the things I have I had to tear away from a wolf’s jaw.
Talent was rarely my limiting factor. My challenge was the funhouse mirror-maze of lies that had to be penetrated, the miles I had to travel on empty, and my ego sometimes being more of a foe than a friend. I took what I wanted in spite of the odds, in spite of discouragement. My lesson was that when you assume a clear-minded resolve to getting something you want, it comes easier than expected.
We’re making 2016 a very good year. Up here in the northern half of our blue and white planet, spring invites you to purge the heavy winter humors. Down under, the laze-making heat is giving way to cool evenings.
Have you ever fucked a girl who squirmed “maybe we shouldn’t…” but her eyes burned? Have you cold-cocked an Antifa? Are you making money? When was the last time your arms gave out on that last bench rep as a stranger spotted you?
What do you want?
Are you taking it?