30 December 2011
A Hi-Point 9mm and Five Jars of Hydro
current state of mind: concerned
There's yttrium, ytterbium, actinium, rubidium
And boron, gadolinium, niobium, iridium
And strontium and silicon and silver and samarium,
And bismuth, bromine, lithium, beryllium and barium.
~ “The Elements” by Tom Lehrer
I asked my friend, ‘Ash’, what handgun would be best suited for a female with my inexperience and he told me to get a Glock 38 If I were going to wear a concealment holster. One really nice thing about ‘Ash’ is that he is very knowledgeable about guns. drugs, and the legalities of such. He’s on a gun and drug team for a major metropolitan law enforcement agency. I trust his expertise in these areas. He has also told me that I need to consent to an automobile search if stopped by an officer because if I say I do not consent, they will just get a warrant and search it anyway. And we are not talking about a standard Terry Stop. ‘Ash’ warned me that if I were to refuse a search, I would likely be detained for a considerable amount of time. Now, if you ask an attorney, he/she would say that one does not consent to a search without a warrant ever, as the police are not our friends and could plant evidence or violate all kinds of Constitutional rights if allowed even an inch. So, I have decided that if ‘Ash’ or anyone on his team pulls me over, I will consent to a search of my vehicle. Everyone else will have to wait for a warrant. Problem solved!
Do you remember the band EMF? They sing that song ‘Unbelievable’. I LOVE that song. Lately I have been on a retro music kick and have been listening to the songs I used to love in when I was still in middle and high school. This particular song makes me think of tennis lessons and overnights in the Hy-Vee bakery. There is something about working retail when you’re young that makes it enjoyable. . I cannot imagine it is still nearly as enjoyable. Not at all! Low pay, long hours, cranky people. No thanks!
This weekend will ring in 2012! I am not big on New Year’s resolutions because I seldom keep them. It isn’t that I cannot commit to being disciplined. I just don’t choose resolutions wisely. I either rush to choose one that doesn’t really matter to me or I choose something unattainable and the constant failure kills my enthusiasm. This year I am trying a new approach. I have thought seriously about what it is I truly want in my life. After considerable thought and analysis, I have decided that in 2012 I want to laugh every day. I am referring to a genuine laugh brought forth uncontrollably due to mirth. My hope is that laughter each day will keep the blues away.
Speaking of Blues . . . I went to Blues, Booze, and BBQ once. They soaked their raw vegetables in jalapeno juice. I burned my mouth. Mean trick!! I do not like them. . . But, I do like the House of Blues in Dallas - because Better than Ezra and Graham Colton sang to me there.
That is all I have.
PERSONAL NOTE: I want my present, please!
CONFIDENTIAL NOTE: “I love your face!”