Visiting family can only be described as interesting. I took my mom out to brunch on Easter Sunday at the Fairmont in San Jose--damn good eating. After the food had settled, I thought I'd go for a run in my "bunny hat" around the neighbourhood. My mom thought it was great; all the people on the street thought I was more than a little disturbed. I then went to visit my father. On Monday, he and I got into it as usual--we have a history of this kind of stuff--like the Arab-Israeli conflict, peace one day and trouble the next.
Oh, yeah. My roommate got a new rifle. It's a Browning (semi) automatic rifle (BAR), with a scope for him to hunt with. Semi-auto for hunting?! WTF??? Talk about overkill. I DO NOT agree with hunting--I have trouble with the idea of taking the life of anything, let alone something that doesn't know it is being stalked from a great distance away, and just for the "thrill of it." Yes, many hunters eat the meat, but they don't need it to survive. It all seems pointless.
And the best news of all: my oldest brother is coming home from Iraq around April 15!!! He recently got promoted to staff sergeant, so he's doing well (except for the fact he's in a war). Staff Sgt. A.J. Schumer...has a nice ring to it. I can't wait to go to Sacramento to visit him, see my nieces, take him for real ice cream at Leatherby's etc.
Current Location: Reno
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