I am off to London for a few days. It's going to be another blog-lite week. The trip was a last minute development at work. I actually found out I was going while I was lounging by the pool last week. I had to scramble when I got home because I require special in-flight entertainment... cheesy 80's movies, Tetris, and a massive stack of magazines. I managed to pull it all together and even had time to learn some British lingo. I've been using my new vocabulary words in sentences so I remember them better. For example:
"What do you mean the bobbies don't carry guns? What if there is a big argy-bargy? What the bloody hell do they do? Kick them in the arse?"
I hate to admit it, but I kinda crabbed about schlepping to the Tea Party on Wednesday. I was on vacation. No brain usage allowed for a whole week. In hindsight, I am so happy I went. We had a great time with the locals (hey, West Palm Beach... you guys rock!), bought a couple t-shirts, and laughed at all of the clever, creative signs. Here's my favorite:
After a week of sunning and sleeping it is now time to get back to
reality. Back to work tomorrow and on the road again Wednesday.
Our week of sunning, swimming, spa-ing, and sleeping is officially suspended. We found a local Tea Party to attend this afternoon. Our regularly scheduled lazy activities will resume first thing tomorrow morning.
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This is officially "Blog Lite Week." We are on our way to a beach to be lazy for a week. I've packed books, swim suits, sunblock, and flip flops. What more does a girl need? John is in charge of packing the concealed carry necessities.
For those of you that thought I was angry at you because I didn't return any of your text messages, calls, or email over the last two weeks... Sorry, my Blackberry's had a demon. Apparently it will happily purge anything it wants if it is running out of memory. No warning. No "help me work better for you" message. No "hey asshat, clean out your old crap" notice. No nothing. It just randomly purged texts, call logs, and email. Who knows what kind of good stuff I missed. Problem is now solved. I am back in the world of non-personal communication. Hooray!
I received a lot of feedback regarding the staples of a gun collection. Just for grins and giggles, I asked John for his official list of "must haves." He was tickled to provide it and it took him all of 30 seconds to pull it together. Here is John's list in no particular order:
22 semi-auto pistol
Ruger 10/22, with
a Tactical Innovations 25 round magazine
Disclaimer: John reserves the right to add new firearms on a regular
My comments are as follows:
I am surprised the list is so long (I'm totally fibbing, no surprises here). However, I will point out that my list of make-up must haves is not this long.
I now completely understand why we have multiple gun safes and a gun room. If the list of necessities almost totals 25, then how many do we really own? (John, don't answer that. I don't really want to know. Wait, you don't have any idea, do you?)
I just added a Ruger 10/22 rifle to my gun collection. (Big ah-ha moment... I have a gun collection! Squeee!) John is very passionate that every gun collection needs a 10/22. I had no idea this rule existed. Regardless, I bet my itty-bitty gun collection has a better return-on-investment than my 401K.