• May 27, 2004
  • Posted by Marc

Five Tips From… Blek Le Rat

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/>1. href="http://www.findarticles.com/cf_0/m1355/7_96/55333710/print.jhtml">TIPS TO

Turn off the TV
Wear a seat belt
Sleep soundly
Use condoms
Exercise routinely
Take a
daily aspirin
Get a checkup !!!

2. href="http://www.netscrap.com/netscrap_detail.cfm?scrap_id=653">TIPS ON

“On the first date, you just tell her a lot of lies, and try
to get them interested enough to go for a second date.”

“If you want
to be loved by somebody who isn’t already in your family, it doesn’t hurt to be

“Don’t do things like have smelly sneakers.

/>“One way is to take the girl out to eat. Make sure it’s something she likes
to eat. French fries usually works for me.”

3. href="http://www.drirene.com/dr.htm">TIPS ON ANGER CONTROL

you open your mouth, stop and think about how and what you will say. Say what
you mean, and mean what you say. Calmly. Never, ever raise your voice.  If your
partner thinks your voice is too loud, it is too loud. If you are too emotional
to control yourself, see an MD for a medication evaluation.  Inability to
control emotions Give up drinking. Alcohol use is associated with anger and
violence. Never, ever hit, punch, tap or push your partner or any object. 
Never, ever walk away from, walk ahead of, roll your eyes, yawn, breath hard,
sigh, frown, or make any other unnecessary behavioral expressions of anger
towards your partner. 
Make eye contact when addressing your partner or
replying to them.  Acts of omission are no less angry than acts of commission.
Your criticism is not “constructive.” Do not make threats.  Everything you
think, do, like, dislike, wear, eat, etc., is your responsibility. Own it. 
Nobody makes you angry. You do that to yourself. That is why only you can stop
it. Respect your partner’s position when you disagree. Especially if you
disagree. When your partner asks a question, answer the question. If you hurt
your partner, apologize. (Apologize because something you did hurt their
feelings, not because you did something “wrong.”) Accept that.

4. href="http://www.youngmoney.com/wheels/auto_shopping/031218_01">TIPS ON BUYING A

Dealers make more money on used cars than new cars.
Aggressive salesmen: Don’t be pressured by lines like ‘I’ve got several people
interested in this car, so make a quick decision,”

Evaluating a

“Always examine a car in daylight, on a clear and sunny day
Make sure the mileage has not exceeded 15,000 miles per year, that the
engine oil is reddish-brown, rather than black and that there is no frame damage
underneath the car—which best indicates whether the car has endured a major

“There should be no broken windows or mismatched tires
Get a feel for how the brakes work because, if they are defective,
repair is costly.

Test driving the car on different road conditions,
“on hills, highways and in stop-and-go traffic.”

The best insurance
of not getting screwed.”

Nelson shared a personal misfortune that
occurred because he chose not to get a car professionally inspected.

/>“I was driving on the freeway and I looked back and saw my exhaust pipe in the
middle of the road,” he said. “Even though the engine was new, the frame of the
car had 300,000 miles on it that I didn’t know about because I didn’t have the
skills to inspect the car myself.” He also warned that you should be aware that
men can often obtain a lower price than women can.

5. href="http://atozteacherstuff.com/pages/622.shtml">TIPS FOR TEACHERS
Something that I use in my classroom is “give me 5.” All I have to do is
hold up one of my hands with palm facing out like a stop sign. The fingers
represent ?1. Stop talking 2. Put their back against the chair 3. Place their
feet on the floor 4. Put their hands in their lap/desk 5. Put eyes on the
teacher. You don’t have to say anything and the kids are immediately “fixing”
themselves. If you teach this at the beginning of the year when you teach your
standard procedures the kids will pick it up in no time.