Gun Control and Marijuana

My friends in Texas, where I live, believe that Gun Control laws impede the second amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

“If you have gun control,” they say, “the criminals will get guns anyway, so the law does no good.”

However, they DO believe in laws against Marijuana, even though if you have laws against Marijuana people will get Marijuana anyway. Even in Texas.

If you don’t want gun control laws you should not have marijuana control laws. If you want marijuana control laws you have to have gun control laws. You can’t have it both ways.

Am’t – a new word

The English language sometimes incorporates coined expressions.

I have a new one that needs to be incorporated into dictionaries: am’t

It’s a conjunction of am and not.

For example: “Are you going out?” “No I am’t (am not).”

Or: I am’t not going to drink and drive. (or whatever.)

It makes perfect sense.

Boonton Boyds

Three boys, no girls. Seems to be the pattern of the Boonton Boyds in New Jersey. Lots of boys, hardly any girls. Same with my cousins.

I am the youngest of the generation of Boonton Boyds and the youngest child of Frank and Ruth Boyd.

The relatives that I hung out with were kids of my cousins. First cousins once removed they called us. The Zables. Don’t ask me about second cousins.

As for my direct cousins, some of them are PhD’s, MD’s, two Vets, and me. I’ve got no degree but I’m the most traveled of my older siblings and cousins. Only my niece, Nikki Boyd, has travelled more.

There was another. Never born. An older brother/sister. Thank you for having me after that!

Bread ties

Everybody in the known universe knows. I don’t care whether you’re from a metric, Imperial or U.S. country. Right means tight. You screw something in with a clockwise turn, you unscrew something with an anticlockwise screw.

So why are bread ties different?

Some of them you have to turn this way, some of them that way!

What’s the deal? Why are breadties different from the rest of the world?

My social life is completely screwed up, I don’t know how to bond with people.

The glue of bonding with people is being a good listener. If you listen to people and ask questions about themselves but say little about yourself, everyone will say what a great conversationalist you are and how wonderful you are. This simple and wonderful secret was first shared in a book called How to Make Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. As a young teenager, reading my father’s copy changed the course of my life.

How to Win Friends and Influence People is one of the first best-selling self-help books ever published. Written by Dale Carnegie (1888–1955) and first published in 1936, it has sold over 30 million copies world-wide, and went on to be named #19 on Time Magazine’s list of 100 most influential books in 2011.” -Wikipedia

Rude crude dude

At high altitude I sued the rude crude dude with the messed up attitude for being lewd and stealing food from the multitude. He even did it in the nude! The magnitude! He was in the mood to be booed, that lewd rude crude dude with a messed up attitude that I sued. We even were in the mood for a feud during the interlude. -My wife and I composed this and dictated on my Android phone. It’s a work in progress.

When I was born

There were 48 states in the United States.

We thought all the stars and galaxies were inside our Milky Way Galaxy. We didn’t yet understand there were many galaxies.

The country was more united than it is now.

We never locked the house when we went out even though we lived only 35 miles from New York City.