i like… scissors!!

I love embroidery scissors!  What’s funny is that I didn’t even know I needed more than one pair until I saw my friend Jeanne’s collection… she has several hundred of them. There are some that I was too lazy to gather up for picture day, but most of my scissors are shown here.  BTW, they usually have fobs attached, but I decided to undress them because the tassels were a distraction.

It  suddenly turned cold today, and it’s very gray outside… looks like it could snow any minute.  I hate these kind of days!  The only thing good about Winter is that Christmas is in the middle of it, and I *love* Christmas stuff.  I think I’ll go snuggle up and daydream about my beachy vacation, which will be here before I know it.

i like… textbooks

Nerd: an intelligent but single-minded person obsessed with a nonsocial hobby or pursuit

OK, I admit it– I like to read college textbooks just for fun. Psychology, Law, Sociology, PoliSci, Marketing, whatever… I enjoy them all!   Well, except for math.

i like… handguns

I cut my teeth on old Colt 44. My Grandpa let me chew on his gun while telling fantastic tales of Lassiter & his sidekick, Maggot. I know this sounds slightly reckless, letting a baby gnaw on a gun, but I assure you it was clean. And unloaded.

For the record, my mother was horrified.

I’ve owned a few guns in my life, and I used to be a pretty dern good shot. I sold my last gun, a cute little Beretta, just before we moved back to Missouri (in 2000?) and I’m almost ready to exercise my second amendment rights again. I just found out about a local firing range that lets you try out a wide variety of handguns before purchasing one, and that sounds like a smart idea.

When I went through the police academy we got to shoot a wide variety of weapons, but the best thing was being able to try out illegal guns that had been confiscated. One of my faves was a TEC-9 that had been converted into a full automatic. I could totally be a gangster if I could carry one of those and not have to do anything mean. I could be a stitching gangster…

Any gun-toting stitchers out there? I’d love to hear your reviews & recommendations!