Share Your World — Guns and Hiccups

Is it Monday already? Yes it is. And that means it’s time for Melanie’s Share Your World.

Guns? Are you pro or con? Explain your point of view.

I believe Americans have a constitutional right to own and bear arms. But I don’t see any reason why any civilian needs to own a high capacity, military style, semiautomatic assault rifle. I also support common sense gun laws. I also support gun buyback programs. And I oppose open and concealed carry. I don’t buy the NRA’s bullshit that only a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun.

How would your country change if everyone, regardless of age, could vote?

Sorry children, but I don’t think anyone younger than 18 should be allowed to vote for anything other than student council positions or for competitors on “The Voice” or “American Idol.” 

What’s your cure for hiccups?

Hold your breath until you stop hiccuping or die, whichever comes first.

What’s the coldest you’ve ever been?

When I spent a week in Barrow, Alaska. It was very dark and very, very cold.

If you would like, share a story, a photo or some thoughts on you may be thankful for this week!

I am thankful this week for…. Well, I pass. Check back with me next week.

Share Your World — Oops

Ugh. I was in the middle of drafting this post and before I even started answering Melanie’s Share Your World questions, the damn draft somehow got published. Yikes. So before that happens again, let’s get to it.

Did you have to help out with chores when you were growing up?  If so, what were you assigned to do?

Of course. I wasn’t a spoiled brat. I had to keep my room clean, make my bed every day, wash the dinner dishes, mow the lawn in the summer, and shovel the snow in the winter.

Have you ever researched your family tree?   What do you know about your family’s roots? 

No, not formally. I’m a first generation American, so everything I know about my family’s roots came from my parents. Unfortunately, they didn’t share too much of their families’ histories with me, so my knowledge of my family tree only goes back to my grandparents.

What’s your cure for hiccups?

The good news is that I rarely get them. And when I do, I hold my breath for as long as I can, and when I do that, my hiccups stop.4476f726-8609-4a3a-a780-2e6e84570b5a

What makes you roll your eyes every time you hear it?  Either figuratively or literally?

Donald Trump. Figuratively and literally.

Share a gratitude or positive moment or experience from 2019 so far.

I’m positive that something good will happen this year. Like Trump’s impeachment, indictment, arrest, and conviction. But, hey, we’re only seven days into 2019.