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MarianJack

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Gender: Male
Hometown: Delaware County, PA
Home country: USA
Current location: Winthrop, Maine
Member since: Tue Jul 8, 2003, 05:38 PM
Number of posts: 9,649

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Bob Newhart taught me how to hunt.

Let me preface by saying that I have no problem with law abiding people who like to hunt by the rules. I, however, would probably shoot all of my toes off with my first 10 bullets and I DREAD what I'd hit with the 11th!

Way back in the 70s, in an episode of "The Bob Newhart Show", Bob and his wife (the late great Suzanne Pleshette) were disagreeing over weather he could survive in the wilderness. He finally asked if she was going to fix dinner and she said "OK, Daniel Boone, you kill it and I'll cook it". He then opened the freezer door, pointed his finger like he was holding a pistol and said "BANG", then turned to his wife and said "I just shot a roast". I practically peed my roughly 17 year old pants.

Even today, sometimes when my wife and I are grocery shopping and I'm in one of my frequent flaky moods, I'll be in the meat section and go "bang, I just shot some ground beef" or whatever we're picking up.

Again, people who hunt and do it the legal way are people with whom I have no problem. Up here in Maine, we know a few families who go hunting and use their kills for most of their meat for the year by having it processed and keping it in freezer in the basement in the cellar. If I had to hunt my meat myself I'd likely be a vegetarian.

That's my 2 cents and quite possibly overpriced at that!

PEACE!

I had a very great and very special anniversary yesterday, and...

...I completely forgot about it! I feel like a bit of a doofus.

Yesterday, January 14, was my 23rd anniversayr of sobriety. I'm not looking for kudos at all. I'm jist happy that it's been this long (and not even close to always being easy).

Thank you for allowing me to share.

PEACE!

An "Out of the Mouths of Babes" MLK Day story.

Some of the names are changed since I didn't get the permission of all involved to write about this on the web.

As many of you know, my wife and I are adoptive parents of a wonderful 12 year old boy who became a part of our family as a 3 1/2 month old infant. I'm white, my wife Puerto Rican and our son is African American. I'm Jack, my wife is Maria (hence the screen name "MarianJack" and our son is Jonathan.

The fictionally named individuals are my wife's co-worker Leigh, her son Harry (about 8) and her daughter Susie (about 5).

Back in November, shortly before Thanksgiving, They were over to our house for a "Pampered Chef" party. Harry disappeared into Jonathan's room to play video games, Susie played with our cats ( who just LOVED her) Leigh was at the demonstration and a good time was had by all. BTW, no shooting video games, so the NRA would hate this story!

Just this past weekend, Leigh was with her kids at another friend's place. This friend also has a son named Jonathan and Harry played video games with him. When they got home, Harry told Leigh that he'd like to go play video games with Jonathan again real soon. When Leigh said that they were just there, Harry said "No mom, I mean BROWN Jonathan", my son.

He then said, "You know mom, Because of Dr. Martin Luther King, it's ok for me to be friends with brown Jonathan"

I believe that almost 45 years after Dr. King's Death and with Coretta also no longer with us, I believe that they must be looking down from Heaven and smiling tonight. My wife and I certainly are. We are also very touched that even a little guy like Harry can see what a great kid that our son, "brown Jonathan", is. Maybe a visit is not too far in the future.

I just wanted to share a warm and positive story that hopefully won't get lost in all of the threads about stupid and moronic teabaggers, republican congress people and NRA gun loons. It's my 2 cents and quite possibly overpriced at that.

PEACE!

Remember the aftermath of the Tuscon shootings?

Gabby Giffords was shot, many other people were killed (including a Federal Judge and a little girl who had been born on 9/11) and wounded, Gabby had had a terget sign posted on her face on sarah palin(comparison)'s website...

...and a few days later sarah palin(comparison) declared herself a victim? What a total un mirigated ass that woman is!

BTW, the reason I refer to her as sarah palin(comparison) is because the day tht john mcsame chose her over willard romney to be his running mate in 2008, she statred to draw very favorable parallels between herself and Hillary Clinton, again, that woman is a TOTAL ASS!!

PEACE!

Senator Amy Klobuchar...

...ia now following me on twitter!

Of course, I've been following her for a while now, but I'm psyched that someone that I think so highly of is now following me!

As we said in the 80's "Cool Beans". In the 70s it was "Far Out", the 60s were "Groovy" and the 50s was "Boss"!

To deliberately repeat myself, I'm PSYCHED!

PEACE!
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