Thursday Thirteen #32 — Straight from the horse’s mouth

Thirteen things Trevor had to say to me over the past few days:

1. Why get so bent out of shape about something that’s not true? Or is there a raw nerve in all those lies?
2. You can’t accomplish shit if you’re all worked up. Go chug some Pepto so you don’t puke, get some sleep, and chill out.
3. No, it may NOT work out. But that’s how life is. Deal.
4. Mitchell’s mom says fighting for someone who can’t fight for themselves is noble. I think it’s just the way it’s gotta be.
5. You gotta stop and think about what’s hurting her the most, and fix that first. The rest’ll happen on its own.
6. Most people are jerks. That’s why the world needs people like me — to balance out the jerks.
7. What do you mean I’M a jerk? Been talking to Mitchell or something?
8. Yeah, it hurts like a motherfucker when you break a bone, but it’s nothing compared to when a family member breaks your heart.
9. It takes this sort of shit for you to know what you’re made of. Once you figure that out, all the rest’s a breeze.
10. Sometimes, facing down the shit’s the hardest thing you can do. But if it’s gotta get done, it’s gotta get done, so suck it up and figure out how to make it happen.
11. Quitcher bitching, stop stressing, and get it done already.
12. Don’t forget what you’re fighting for.
13. Sometimes, what feels like a retreat is really the smartest thing you can do. It gives you time to regroup and catch them on the upswing.

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  1. Joely Sue Burkhart

    June 6, 2007 8:09 pm

    Wow, Trevor has some great insight. I especially liked #12.

  2. Susan Helene Gottfried

    June 6, 2007 8:10 pm

    For a fuck-up and a cut-up, he’s a wise dude, indeed.

  3. karen!

    June 6, 2007 8:14 pm

    Very appropriate TT.

  4. Thomma Lyn

    June 6, 2007 8:32 pm

    Sounds like Trevor’s got some really great advice. I just love that fella!BR/BR/(((((Susan)))) I’m sorry you’ve been having a rough time, and I’m here to talk to if you need.BR/BR/Hugs and happy TT,BR/BR/TL

  5. Rene

    June 6, 2007 8:41 pm

    I11. Quitcher bitching, stop stressing, and get it done already./IBR/BR/This is the one I should listen to and take to heart.

  6. Toni

    June 6, 2007 9:05 pm

    #12 was my favorite too! Mine is up at A HREF=”” REL=”nofollow” Special K Family /A

  7. Sue

    June 6, 2007 9:25 pm

    Some good words of wisdom. I appreciate both #10, and #12. Thanks for stopping by, and sure you can tag along! .. 🙂

  8. Jenny McB

    June 6, 2007 9:33 pm

    I like 13, always leave them guessing, but give yourself time to think it over. Time is precious!BR/BR/Thanks for the poetry train idea, just saw it in a post below and will check it out.

  9. Christine

    June 6, 2007 9:56 pm

    Loved no. 8, 9, and 10. Trevor’s a smart dude! BR/BR/My list is up too: 13 phobias

  10. Dewey

    June 6, 2007 10:19 pm

    I’m a little worried about 8, especially in light of a comment I saw you leave somewhere else. I hope things are ok in your household, or will be ok eventually.BR/BR/On a lighter note, that header is a perfect match for your blog colors!

  11. Susan Helene Gottfried

    June 6, 2007 10:20 pm

    Once I get some distance, I’ll tell you about it. What matters is that the four of us are okay; it’s the extended family who’s causing the trouble.

  12. L^2

    June 6, 2007 10:23 pm

    All great words of advice from Trevor. #3, 8 and 10 are so true. BR/BR/Sorry to hear you’ve been having a rough few days, Susan. *hugs*

  13. bunnygirl

    June 6, 2007 10:23 pm

    Trevor may be young, but what matters is that his head is mostly in the right place.

  14. Miscellaneous-Mum

    June 6, 2007 11:15 pm

    Owchie. Sounds like there’s a bit of stress going on. Take Care of yourself – I hope he said that too!

  15. Samantha Lucas

    June 6, 2007 11:46 pm

    #2 is my new life mantra! lol

  16. gabriella hewitt

    June 7, 2007 1:09 am

    Ouch! Quite a few I can relate to either on the giving end or the receiving end. You got to admire a guy who can tell it like it is.BR/BR/Happy TT and thanks for stopping by.

  17. littlebirdblue

    June 7, 2007 1:15 am

    Yeah; I know where Trevor gets his wisdom.

  18. amy

    June 7, 2007 1:25 am

    Have a great thursday

  19. Joy Renee

    June 7, 2007 2:47 am

    for someone who comes across as so self-absorbed and impulsive most of the time, Trevor has surprizingly on target insight. i guess that music that reaches so many has to come from somewhere besides his belly button.BR/BR/my tt is in honor of my husband’s grandmother who passed on Tuesday. She would have been 93 July 6th

  20. Shoshana

    June 7, 2007 3:12 am

    Fighting for those who can’t fight is noble, but fighting for those who won’t is an exercise in extreme frustration and uselessness.

  21. samulli

    June 7, 2007 5:30 am

    I’m sorry to hear you’re having trouble. Hope everything clears up soon. BR/Rocking list, as always. I should take some of that advice to heart myself. :o)

  22. MommyBa

    June 7, 2007 6:22 am

    I really think #12 is something we all have to be reminded of all the time :)BR/BR/Happy Thursday!

  23. This Eclectic Life

    June 7, 2007 7:21 am

    Trevor is a Blot/B smarter than I thought he was. Number two and number eight resonate.

  24. Christine

    June 7, 2007 7:31 am

    I think number 11 is the one I need to listen to the most. That and buy some Pepto and sleep!

  25. Darla

    June 7, 2007 7:55 am

    {{{hugs}}} Listen to Trevor. He’s got some great advice! #13 is always the hardest for me to remember. Thank Trevor for reminding me. 🙂

  26. Lisa

    June 7, 2007 8:38 am

    I would like a 8ftX10ft poster of number 11 to hang at work, please.

  27. Leanne

    June 7, 2007 8:47 am

    I desperately need to remember #2 and #10!BR/BR/I just love the brazen “deal with it” attitude, really. #9 is a perfect example of the kind of strength you acquire when you get to the other side of the shit.BR/BR/xoxo

  28. Daisy Dexter Dobbs

    June 7, 2007 9:18 am

    Trevor’s got some good advice. I like #11. 🙂

  29. Anonymous

    June 7, 2007 9:34 am

    I love 11. BR/BR/~ Anya Bast

  30. colleen

    June 7, 2007 9:52 am

    I’d definitely follow him around with a pen in my hand. BR/BR/My number one reads: “Why is it that when things slow down our thoughts like water tend to flow to the lowest level?”

  31. Tempest Knight

    June 7, 2007 10:01 am

    I admit #13 is a good advice.


    June 7, 2007 10:28 am

    Trevor, now there’s a smart guy!!! Love every TT about him, Susan.

  33. Lori

    June 7, 2007 10:46 am

    LOL….great list:) Words to live by.

  34. julia

    June 7, 2007 11:00 am

    “You can’t accomplish shit if you’re all worked up. Go chug some Pepto so you don’t puke, get some sleep, and chill out.”BR/BR/He should become a Zen master.

  35. Ann(ie)

    June 7, 2007 12:09 pm

    Words of wisdom. 🙂

  36. Janet

    June 7, 2007 12:29 pm

    Sounds like stuff I’d say LOL! None too sympathetic, sometimes.

  37. Starla

    June 7, 2007 12:58 pm

    Love #6!BR/BR/I often see myself that way (not to be humble or anything) but I’m sure I’m a jerk too in other people’s eyes. lol

  38. Emma Wayne Porter

    June 7, 2007 1:39 pm

    Okay. Now I KNOW I really did date this guy in college /rofl

  39. Tink

    June 7, 2007 2:09 pm

    Sorry to hear you’re having a rough time… Hang in there, sweetie! Trevor gives great advice.BR/My TT is about Google me. 🙂

  40. Julia

    June 7, 2007 2:49 pm

    I just love it when author/writer let reader get into the heroes head. It very interesting to see what they’re thinking or what make them tick LOL….and more ever, I also love it when an authors have “conversation” with the heroes as well…it made for entertaing read heheheBR/BR/Love Trevor, and yes, listen to him …he given you good advice 😉 Happy T13!BR/BR/Julia-Yen

  41. Sparky Duck

    June 7, 2007 3:47 pm

    I was all set for him to say “suck it up and rub some dirt on it”

  42. Starrlight

    June 7, 2007 5:11 pm

    Great TT =)

  43. Rhian / Crowwoman

    June 7, 2007 5:43 pm

    Susan – babe! why’s Trev giving you the cold hards? what’s up? you trying to worry me? yup. i’m officially worried. let me know you’re okay, please?

  44. MyUtopia

    June 7, 2007 7:17 pm

    I liked number 10.

  45. spyscribbler

    June 7, 2007 7:24 pm

    Did you have a bad week? Man, Trevor needs to have a talk with me, some weeks!BR/BR/Happy TT, and I hope you have a great weekend!

  46. Monkey Giggles

    June 7, 2007 7:43 pm

    Number 6 is soooooo true. Jerks…Thanks for stopping by. Happy TT

  47. Christie

    June 7, 2007 9:00 pm

    wow! that’s quite a lot of insight for a rocker! i happen to really agree with #10. happy tt!

  48. Daisy

    June 7, 2007 9:11 pm

    Yes, yes! Harness and leash time! BR/BR/Oh, I just realized this might sound a little weird if you did not read the comment about Cooper…

  49. Titania Starlight

    June 7, 2007 9:29 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Those were quite the quotes.BR/Take care.

  50. FRIGGA

    June 7, 2007 9:43 pm

    Wow, I think I may be seeing Trevor in a whole new light.BR/BR/Happy TT13!

  51. Chrissie

    June 7, 2007 10:03 pm

    Love the banner!BR/Mine are up too.

  52. Alyssa Goodnight

    June 7, 2007 11:02 pm

    Sounds like you’re writin’ right along and very in tune with your character!BR/BR/Happy T13!

  53. 'B'

    June 8, 2007 12:28 am

    Not a truer TT 13!!BR/These are very comforting indeed!!BR/My first TT13 is up if you want to come and have a look…BR/CheersBR/Bernie

  54. MarciNYC

    June 8, 2007 8:19 am

    Hey there… sounds like you’re having ‘one of those days’ or several. Thinking of you…BR/BR/I jumped on the TT train this week. Something came to me on my daily commute and I couldn’t help myself.

  55. kweenkong

    June 8, 2007 9:03 am

    Why is your husband fussing at you? I’ll figure out what’s going on soon enough, I hope! lolBR/BR/kweenkongBR/BR/

  56. MarciNYC

    June 8, 2007 5:00 pm

    hahahahaha – I just added my name/link to your post but realised I transposed a couple letters in my name. Tee hee. I think I’ve had too many GTs tonight. 🙂

  57. Lauren

    June 10, 2007 10:20 pm

    “Quitcher bitching” lolBR/I love that phrase. Go Trevor!

  58. Marcia (MeeAugraphie)

    June 10, 2007 10:58 pm

    Ok, I know little about the real you, but I have your back. . well, I suppose I could get someone else have your back; I would probably fall on my face trying to help, because extended family, well, been in my own fracas before, serious business that. Trevor, however, he rocks at this stuff!BR/BR/Wishing well. . .

  59. cheesygiraffe

    June 12, 2007 7:16 pm

    #7 is priceless. LOLBR/BR/I must agree wholeheartedly with Trevor. That scares me. hehe

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