Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I can now legally drink alcohol.

I can now legally carry a concealed weapon.
But really I can't afford to. And so far, I haven't tasted any alcohol that I've enjoyed. When you think about it, if we trust/expect eighteen-year-olds to be able to vote for leaders for our country and state, if we expect sixteen-year-olds to be able to drive safely and correctly and not kill other people through stupid driving, why can't those kids be able to decide whether or not they should drink or carry a gun? Unfortunately, most sixteen and eighteen year old American kids today aren't responsible enough to be driving or voting, but I don't think government restriction will make them any more responsible. Most likely it will do the opposite.

Oh well! I had a pretty good birthday. It involved chocolate, high-speed internet, and the BBC production of "Bleak House". So sad! We're eagerly awaiting the last CD from Netflix. Our anticipation really gets dragged out with our current Netflix plan. During the middle of the movie a bat flew right into our living room and startled us all! Dad had to kill it (which was too bad) while we all hid in the bathroom. So there you have it! My birthday.


Rabenstrange said...

Happy Birthday!

One Salient Oversight said...

My goodness! You're saying things I agree with!

One Salient Oversight said...

Try wine - Red or White. Make sure it is about 5 years or so old otherwise you get put off by the taste of the cheap stuff.

Rum is nice when mixed with Cola. Southern Comfort and Cola is nice too.

Alcohol is an acquired taste. I never drink beer - hate the stuff. Find out what you like and drink it but never to excess (as if I have to remind you!)

Frazzledsister said...

Well, I don't think I will ever spend much on alcohol in my lifetime. I do like having wine around for cooking. Jen planned a surprise birthday party for me(I was surprised!) last week, and so I had to drink something. Someone picked out a sweeter wine for me- it was ok.
What on earth do you agree with?
Thank you both for the well-wishes!

One Salient Oversight said...

What I agree with: You are arguing that the drinking age should be lowered from 21 to 18.