Today I went for a bike ride along the Rio Grande river through the Tingley Beach Park here in Albuquerque. It was a lot of fun, I think I did about 30 miles, which would be the farthest I’d ever ridden. I have a feeling I’ll be very sore tomorrow. On the plus side, now I know that the 10 miles to and from work should be very doable.
Here’s a question I’ve been thinking about. I’d like to think I’m not very materialistic, but I will admit there’s some things I get excited about owning. The main culprits on that list are movies, bicycles, and guns. I own a lot of movies, though I haven’t bought nearly as many recently as I used to, mostly since streaming hi-def movie services are probably going to make practically every movie ever made easily available within the next 5 years or so. I own two bikes now, and I think that’s all I want. We shall see how well that holds up. Guns I’ve always liked, as a kid probably 90 percent of the games I played involved toy guns. I own one now, though there’s about a half dozen others in my head that I’d like to have. I don’t want to be a collector of guns though, that seems creepy to me. That might not make sense, but it’s how I feel. I also have no desire to own any guns that was designed specifically to kill people. Anyway, I’ve decided I’ll only let myself buy guns if I’m at a place in my life that I’d actually use them. So I guess the Marlin 336 and Ruger Hawkeye International will have to wait until I own some land. Do ya’ll have things that just “do it” for you as far as owning them goes?