Friday, December 22, 2006

This year's lessons...

The odd mixture of lessons I've learned this year:

  • Fairy tales really exist, even if Cinderella already has two kids.
  • More money means more problems to handle, not fewer.
  • Social classes are meaningless, and class warfare is patently stupid. Class has nothing to do with money, and everything to do with behavior.
  • A 12 gauge shotgun has a helluva lot of recoil, and the recoil reducing stock from Knoxx rocks.
  • Self defense is both a right and a responsibility.
  • No one with clinical narcissism can ever be trusted.
  • Responsible parenthood means wanting and striving for what is best for your kids. Many, many parents fuck that up.
  • It's impossible to have a useful debate with a flaming liberal.
  • Being judgmental is not a bad thing. All people are created equal, but that doesn't make all behavior equal.
  • Most of what I find attractive in a firearm is the finish, and how "old" it looks (the older the better!).
  • Just because a person knows how to defend themselves and is skilled with firearms doesn't make them "dangerous". When SHTF, it is far better to be with a person who knows how to commit violence, but chooses not to unless the situation is dire, than a pacifist who very well may hand you over to save their own ass.
  • People skilled in self defense and hunting are the nicest, most polite, and often innocent-looking people. Thus I've learned to assume that if a man looks like a kindly grandfather, he's most likely packing.
  • If I want horses, I need to buy Chris machine guns. That is, after all, how Beth got hers =).
  • An innocent picture of a woman wearing a Kalashnikitty t-shirt while posing with an AK will circle the gun blogs at an amazing rate.
  • Flying coach with two larger-than-life men sucks.
  • Clay birds make really nice reactive targets when placed on garden stakes.
  • If I ever write a best-seller, I want to see a script before I let someone buy movie rights (like that will ever happen).
  • Sometimes 4 month old kittens can act suspiciously like lapdogs.
  • Court is not for nice people.
  • Males who shoot find women who shoot extremely sexy.
  • Life changes at the speed of light, even when you're perfectly happy where you are.

Just call me Mel, everyone else does.