The Results: Rules for My Unborn Son


While I am overwhelmed with the response to the contest asking for your contributions to NEW Rules for My Unborn Son, I now realize how deft Walker Lamond is when it comes to collecting and documenting such rules. It goes without saying, his book sets a standard. The following do a nice job of approaching that standard.

# “The conventional parabola – sentiment, the touch of the hand, the kiss, the passionate kiss, the feel of the body, the climax in bed, then more bed, then less bed, then the boredom, the tears and the final bitterness” – Ian Fleming, Casino Royale
Submitted by Shaun.

Don’t be conventional.

# Don’t be afraid to put pencil to page, an eraser is the best drawing tool.
Submitted by Katey.

# A good woman will be more impressed with what you want to do than what you have already done.
Submitted by Ryan.

# Take sole responsibility for mistakes and share the fruits of your labors.
Submitted by Jason.

# Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.
Submitted by Matt.

# It’s not what you do for occupation but what you do for recreation that defines who you are.
Submitted by reteptterrab.

# “Know something about everything and everything about something.” – T.H. Huxley
Submitted by Nathan.

# Be diverse in thought, and resolute in decision.
Submitted by David Higdon.

# Steer clear of mixes (I’m talking to you, Bloody Mary).
Submitted by CRF.

# Except for milkshakes, smoothies, or slushies, men don’t drink through straws.
Submitted by tim.

Congratulations to the winners. Thank you so much for your submissions. The response is a testament to the number of gentlemen — and gentle ladies — who read this blog. Thank you for your continued support. Thank you also to Walker Lamond and the folks at St. Martin’s Griffin. Speaking of, buy two copies of Mr. Lamond’s book, Rules for My Unborn Son, and give one to your favorite man.