So much more than tagged.

Good morning blogging world. I’m going to stand on my soapbox just a little today, because Laurie over at Stranded in Suburbia has an amazing post everyone should read. Laurie is my girl. She’s from my hood. And she and I seem to click when it comes to our political leanings. But all that aside, she actually tagged me on Sunday and I will complete that mission in a minute. But first and foremost, YOUR mission is to go read her post this morning about her friend Tabby. I know many of you who read my blog have children, and I hope her real life story may strike a chord.

From Common Sense About Kids and Guns:

Every eight hours a child or teen was killed in a firearm-related accident or suicide in 2001.
On average, 4 children died every day in non-homicide firearm incidents from 1996-2001.
From 1996-2001, more than 1,530 children were killed in firearm accidents.
On average during each of the last 10 years (1992-2001), 1,273 kids committed suicide with a firearm each year; more than 145 each year were kids under 15-years-old.
40% of American households with children have guns.
34% of children in the United States (representing more than 22 million children in 11 million homes) live in homes with at least one firearm. In 69 percent of homes with firearms and children, more than one firearm is present.

28% of gun-owning households with children do not always keep guns locked in a secure place.
In 72% of unintentional deaths and injuries, suicide, and suicide attempts with a firearm of 0-19 year-olds, the firearm was stored in the residence of the victim, a relative, or a friend.

Now, on with the tag…

Rules of the game:
1) Delve into your blog archive.
2) Search the archive for your 23rd post.
3) Find the 5th sentence, or the closest to it.
4)Post the text of your sentence in your blog along with these instructions. Ponder it for meaning, subtext or hidden agendas.
5)Tag 5 people to do the same: (I think I’ll skip the tagging this time around)

“…And this comes only a day after I recalled the story of how the Kaiser held me down and then farted on me the first time he introduced me to his friends.”

How’s that to lighten the mood????


  1. Was that like a “dibs-she’s mine!” kind of thing, like licking the last piece of pizza?! How very romantic. That’s my cos!

  2. I don’t even remember the whole story now. We were at a friend’s house (tammy and ritch) watching football…maybe The Kaiser will tell you the rest. I just remember being really mad he did that infront of people I didn’t know very well. Now that I know all of them…its funny. Back then…not so much. I do believe he said “marking my territory.” And had I not been so very drunk the first 2 years of our relationship that might have bothered me

  3. I went to your friends site and man it hit home. I had a friend shot by her brother high on drugs. I don’t have a gun in my home and never will. I’ve wanted one, as I’ve lived in some bad neighborhoods, but I could never live with myself if something happened. Thanks for the post.

  4. wow, thanks, Erin – I had no idea that you mentioned my post. that means a lot to me.

    you are my girl, too!!!

    and I love how you lightened the moment with a fart..LOL 😉

  5. LOL!!!

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