Sometimes being a man means you have to tackle complicated maintenance projects.
Sometimes being a man means you have to act like a “tough guy” to protect the best interests of your family.
I’m not good at either of those things. I’ll never resemble a handyman, and I hate to pick a verbal fight.
Yesterday I tried to be tough with someone I had recently done business with. I felt he had done a less-than-stellar job. He basically laughed it off and threw the tough-guy act right back in my face. It was a pathetic example of backfiring. Hahaha.
And now I’m trying to feel my way around a minor home-repair situation. I feel helpless, to put it mildly. The guys I’m working with seem competent, though, so hopefully it’ll all work out.
I’m reminded every day that the things I know a lot about — my job, baseball, politics, Southern California, history, showbiz — don’t give me much of an advantage in the real world of owning a home and managing my life.
Reds beat the Dodgers last night at Chavez Ravine. Kershaw on the mound tonight for the Dodgers.
If you haven’t been paying attention to Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp, you might want to start. He’s quite possibly the best offensive player in the major leagues this season.