I have a fondness for the ladies of our forum, their strengths, sharing, caring, opinions, knowledge and gentleness all make them a shining star that lights our path here. I once bowled in a league where we went against this one team ever 4 or 5 weeks, there were 2 grumpy old men on it that a team mate of mine and I would mess with - we'd bring a handful of change (mostly pennies and nickles and few dimes) and as the night progressed we'd toss a coin on the floor when no one was looking and then (true story) bet each other which of the two old-timers would spot and pick up the coins first :-D It was a great betting game, usually lead to TOO MANY DRINKS BEING BOUGHT by the loser between us, but we had a saying "On that team they had ONE OF EVERYTHING" old, young, fat, skinny, smart, grumpy, happy, quiet, and on and on!"
I always remembered the looks on their faces when they'd see change on the floor as if each time we'd play them, one of us had a hole in our pocket and they would benefit from our minor misfortune. The entertainment value was worth every penny to us - they'd step on the coin to hide it from the other and when they thought no one was looking, scoop it up.
The ladies of our forum are also, one of everything - they balance out each other with their uniqueness, they keep us braindead men in check, they bring prospective and insight from all spectrums and from it we get a balance that I'm proud to read and enjoy.
Annette sharing this story is her, as unique a picture as her avatar paints, her words fill canvasses. Indeed we are lucky to have diverse individuals, a round table of experiences, a palette of color that completes us - men need to see the world from the eyes of women, my wife brings great prospective to my molding into who I am and how I believe. She is my anchor that stops me from just floating away, the foundation that secures me to the ground and the reason each day I wake feeling fullfilled and not alone.
Our lady members run the gambit from far left to far right, yet the teeter todder always levels out - I think that is an amazing quality and Zen in a confusing world. Not to forget, if I ever tried that "coin tossing" on the women here, I'd get my butt kicked from one end of the forum to the other 20 cents into that head game. Let's face it, men are a bit predictable and sometimes not too bright and often lacking common sense - and that's why God made women, because most men can't see the bowling alley for the change on the floor :'(