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My 18th wedding anniversary is today. Going to try a restaurant we've never been to before in Little Rock. ("Sonny Williams'", if anybody cares to join us or ambush me at dinner... :duck: )

Grandma's got the kids tonight. :cool:
 

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Wish you and the Mrs. many more along with abundant happiness and success.

From the heart. :beer:

RIKA :)
 

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Happy anniversary, John! Guess you must have caught a good one to stay married for 18 years. Hope you see many more together.
 

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has she shot the canned CAR yet? :)
No, she couldn't care much less about it. (My boys both have, though; along with cousins, in-laws, etc. Got the only one in town, I suspect.)

Although since I started carrying the P32, she's got her M21A back. Of course when she held them side by side, she asked how come mine (the P32) is smaller, thinner, lighter, AND more powerful at the same time.

I just told her it's because I'm "special".

I suspect she'll shoot the .22 pistol when it comes back suppressed; she just doesn't care a thing about shoulder guns.
 

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FWIW, don't break your neck getting to "Sonny Williams'". It was very good, but IMO (and my wife's), was no better than Olive Garden or Outback; and dinner for two was $99.70 last night.

I guess it's a relative thing... Our sixteenth anniversary cost a five-day cruise for two, so I guess 99 bucks isn't really that bad.
 

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Happy anniversary, John! Guess you must have caught a good one to stay married for 18 years. Hope you see many more together.
I've said it before Rich, the secret is to marry above yourself; that's what I did. (Unfortunately, it's impossible for both people to do that, so she's just stuck in this deal...)

A Southern Baptist nymphomaniac who cooks from scratch, is a degreed microbiologist with 20 years experience, and still chauffers our kids to their ball games. Heck, yesterday she fixed a flat on the lawn tractor and mowed & weed-eated two acres (on her day off).

Yep, I done good.
 

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Happy Anniversary!

Well I was going to brag about my wife, but never mind. Happy Anniversary, and here's to many more!!! :beer:


P.S. How does the nymphomaniac thing work with the baptist thing?
 

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...P.S. How does the nymphomaniac thing work with the baptist thing?
No conflict at all; it's really the best of all worlds. I hear of men with frigid wives, or ones that use sex as leverage for what they want; never understood living like that. Whether you believe in anything past this physical world or not, I never saw any point in making 'this' life less than enjoyable.

Translate "nymphomaniac baptist" to "pleasure-loving monogomist", and you get a better picture.

You get one like mine, who loves pleasure, yet is monogomistic to boot... heck, there's no downside for me.

Now, describe yourself the same way; it may make you think of things somewhat differently. For example, I'd be described as:

"A whiskey-drinking, cigar-smoking ******* who sings in the church choir, helps chaperone the after-prom party at the high school every year, lets special forces people (including foreigners) use him as a target for training purposes, recently took a job as a project engineer for an electronics company, and spends his weekends lately working on two houses he doesn't live in."

I hadn't laid it out like that before... No wonder I'm tired. (I may have to cut back on the church choir thing... :dgrin: )
 

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Okay that makes a little more sense. I spent some time in the Baptist camp and it struck me as a funny thought. But yes if we're talking the pleasure-loving monogomist I am a very lucky guy, as I managed to nab one myself, after a close call with her best friend. :duck:
So, yeah, take a break man! I thought I was busy trying to go to school, play in two bands, teach guitar, finish building the house I live in, help my Aunt and Uncle run a Gunshow, and all the while trying to jump into the family real-estate business. Oh, and my wife and I just had our first kid. Wow it sounds like I could use a break myself. :scatter:
So, being one of "those types" myself I have to ask: What's your favorite whiskey and cigar? :cool:
 

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Whiskey - no question, W.L. Weller Special Reserve (bourbon). White label, seven years old. Better than Jack black label, Maker's Mark, any of them. Either straight with ice, or caffeine-free coke. That's great stuff, but couldn't find it up north (Michigan) a few years ago when I went up for a niece's wedding. Don't know if it's available in TX or not, but if you can get it, it's the best bourbon I've ever found. They make a 12-year old silver-label version, but I almost never buy it; the 7-year is that good.

One of my favorite topics is discussing drinking with someone from church; as they've usually got a reflexive aversion to it. I ask them if they think it's ok to occasionally take nyquil to get to sleep, and they of course say 'yes'. The next obvious comment is that bourbon is at least 'mostly' natural, not concocted up in some 3M or Phillips Petroleum laboratory. Obviously, getting drunk is a different topic, but if I can get the same somnificant effect that nyquil has, using bourbon, it seems like "poor stewardship" to use the Nyquil. After all, the bourbon is more natural, cheaper, and has much fewer harmful chemicals in it; that's objective fact. (Yes, I'm obstinate sometimes...)


Cigars - nothing fancy. Usually mail-order Thompson's house-brand "hand-made Dominican". I buy the 5x50 size (robusto?), usually work out to just over a dollar a cigar in bundles. I've tried quite a few different ones bought individually, (including a few Cubans when on a cruise once; they were noticeably stronger, yet very good), but I'm apparently not sophisticated enough for one to just "grab" me, so I largely stick with the mail-order Thompsons. I can accept that I'm somewhat "low-brow"... :)

I prefer the taste and smell of a pipe, but not the hassle involved, so the pipe (I have two) is rarely smoked. When I do, it's usually "Smoker's Pride Whiskey Blend" tobacco. That stuff just smells great. (Of course my wife doesn't think so, so out of consideration for her & the kids, I don't smoke in the house or the vehicles.)
 

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i wish you

18+ happy years ahead, amigo!

3or4 johnnie walker's (black) on the rocks with a tablespoon of water and a good cigar, is what i envison retirement must be like[it is my fantasy]

glad you got a good first round pick with the life partner :cool:


thanks.
 

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right on , dude

I have had the pleasure of W.L. Weller, and I love it! My "usual" bourbon is Wild Turkey, or Jimmy Beam in a pinch. Now as far as Scotch goes, Johnnie Black (or Red for that matter) without question. I love Thompson cigars also, and have an uncle who smokes them and nothing else. (They have such a wide variety he says he just doesn't need to buy anything else) If you ever get a chance to try La Flor Dominicana cigars they are an excellent smoke. My favorite is a smaller size (I forget what they call it) that starts medium-sized at the lit end, and tapers down as it goes, so you get a very smooth smoke that does not get as harsh towards the end.

Now your story about the "reflexive aversion" hits home, since it was one of the reasons my family got un-involved with the Baptist church. (Among other things we won't go into) But the hypocrisy (your point about the NyQuil is great!) is something that always bugs me. Not that I'm perfect by any stretch, but blatant double standards....oooh... :hot: :headbang:

Okay better now :cool:

Anyway I am rambling. So, yeah and if you like blended whiskey I dare you to find a better one than Crown Royal! (That way I can go out and try it :) )

Peace,
John
 

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One only has so much time, and a lot of it is wasted on (forgotten) childhood stuff, and a lot more tends to be wasted in nursing homes. No man is likely to have more than 50 good years, after he gets old enough to know what's what (say, age 16) and a great many only have 40 such years, or less. So any of it spent with a woman you dont really like is pretty dumb.
 

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fortunately, I realized young that smoking and drinking were a very unnecessary expenditure, unlike .22 ammo and reloading components.:)
 

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John in AR said:
My 18th wedding anniversary is today. Going to try a restaurant we've never been to before in Little Rock. ("Sonny Williams'", if anybody cares to join us or ambush me at dinner... :duck: )

Grandma's got the kids tonight. :cool:
John:
I have had one of those pleasing ladies for 34 years. Today she asked me what my next firearm was going to be. This is after I just paid over $1200.00 for a new Winchester Low-Wall. It doesn't get much better than that.

Bill
 

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fortunately, I realized young that smoking and drinking were a very unnecessary expenditure, unlike .22 ammo and reloading components.:)
Unnecessary, true, but a self-indulgence I permit myself. Much like seeing a movie, going out to eat, etc.

Don't do it because it's necessary, I do it because it gives me pleasure. (The Rand-ian in me showing, I guess... :) )
 

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I doubt if any of us could say that there is nothing we do that is not a little unnecessary. And like John says it's a matter of what you permit yourself. (I'll bet there are a lot of Demo's out there who would say that things like guns are "unnecessary")
 
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