Friday, July 17, 2009

Took the daughter for her birthday dinner tonight

before she leaves for New Orleans in the morning on vacation. Went to a place called Pop's east of Edmond: restaurant that also makes a lot of different flavors of soda. My chicken-fried steak was good, she said her burger was very good. And dessert... their ice-cream sandwich is a big chocolate chip cookie, about five small scoops of vanilla spaced suitably, another cookie, then hot fudge and whipped cream.

We split the dessert, and you could easily have split it three ways; I'm still stuffed.

Ref her trip, yes, she's planning on great care. No, I'm not thrilled. About a month ago at the range as I was checking out was talking to one of the new people there and mentioned daughter's trip; she looked at me in amazement and said "You're letting her go?" I pointed out she is of age and I didn't have a lot of input; next question: "Does she have a gun?" It seems she used to work with the US Marshalls Service, and the last in-service training she had was in NO; before they got out the first night they received a sheet of warnings: "Do not leave brightly-lit streets; do travel in groups of three or more" and so on. For US Marshalls who they knew would be armed.

Real confidence-inspiring, that.


James R. Rummel said...

I'm not going to talk to you about New Orleans until your daughter gets back.

But I will say that she should be just fine as long as she stays in the tourist areas.

Fire said...

God will walk with her.