Dating was never the main goal and it is not what most people use Facebook for.
On July 7, I posted THIS BLOG in response to the “Feminist Father” shirt that had recently gone around on the web. Press On Alan In honor of this spirited conversation. I will give you 20% off of your entire order in our store!
In case you missed it, please catch yourself up and read my response. Please read through the blog that the shirt came out of before you pass judgment.” jumped in and said this. Posts Website I have been married to Sharon for 29 years.
The “Feminist Father” shirt was posted again on a popular blog and hailed it as a great message. Of course no one is endorsing actual violence or intimidation. “Alan, I’ve seen your shirt before and absolutely love it. We have two kids, Brittany (25) and Trevor (21) I have been a Young Life leader for over 30 years and currently serve as the Regional Director for Young Life in Los Angeles.
So, because I had nothing else better to do at the moment, I lobbed a few thoughts and bantered with a few people about our “10 Rules for Dating my Daughter” shirt as well as our book “Prized Possession.” It’s safe to say that I was going against the grain with most of this particular audience. In response to the 10 Rules shirt picture, “Brian” said this. In a society that is horribly one-sided (as the above comments clearly show) Thank your for your bravery to stand up for what you believe in.” Casey then joined in with this. I have a passion for my family and have learned a few things along the way.
But those of us lucky enough to somehow be in a relationship know that it takes a special kind of grace for a lady (and let’s face it, that list is written by a dude dictating rules to a lady) to be in a relationship with a guitarist: one who’s willing to overlook your overactive enthusiasm for guitar, not overlook gross exaggerations in personal entitlement.
So here – backed up by years of research, let me assure you – are my rules for dating a guitarist. The musician mind hears “Don’t you already have enough guitars? Please don’t be offended if we’re in the middle of a conversation about something you’re interested in but our mind wanders to guitars. For instance, the one from 1987 has the volume knob in a slightly different place. For a while, a list has been circulating on Facebook called Rules For Dating A Musician. Can you please hold it right here over this pickup selector switch lug so I don’t lose my place while I pick the burning soldering iron up off the carpet? When I first saw the headline I thought “Haha, this is gonna be funny! It’s full of all sorts of things like ‘It is not mandatory that you are at every gig,’ and ‘Do not complain when your special day gets cancelled because a gig has been booked,’ and ‘Babies don’t make guys quit bands,’ and ‘Do not get jealous when your boyfriend/girlfriend talks to groupies.’ In short, comes off as a bunch of douchebaggy rules written by an obvious douchebag who wants to somehow have a girlfriend and be a douchebag at the same time. Rules For Dating A Guitarist By Guitars all over the house = super-expensive home decor. We love you very much, it’s just that sometimes we can’t help talking about the differences between different Ibanez Edge tremolo models. We haven’t liked a new Metallica song since 1988 (okay, maybe 1991 if we’ve had a few beers) but under no circumstances shall we miss a tour. You see, the original Edge and the Lo Pro both have replaceable knife edge inserts, and while the Lo Pro is certainly more comfortable against the picking hand, the original Edge seems better balanced and more suited to pulling off super-cool tricks like flutters. We’re going to use the steering wheel as a drum kit. If you know their name or if they are friends with your friends, you can look them up and send them a friend request.