Sep 28 6 Comments

Battle ships or row boats?

“We used to categorize women,” said Ken,”we compared them to boats.” “There would be the sailboats, the battleships, the aircraft carriers, the row boats and then there would be the inner tubes. I think it is a little harder to categorize women these days.” We were driving to lunch to meet many women, and a couple of men who wanted to know more about Burma. “The lady who set this up is definitely an aircraft carrier,” said Ken as we walked into the restaurant. I asked him what kind of boat he thought it was the easiest to get along with and he said that was a row boat for sure.

It has been a good day with much talking and great company. I feel a little like an inner tube now myself. Dinner tonight was yummy, but not short on calories.

Did you know that there is more than 16 million cattle in Texas? And did you know that people cannot carry around a fence cutter or a pair of pliers that could cut a fence here in Texas? It is also illegal to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel. Another rule from the city of Odessa, which is just around the corner from where I am staying: the Star of David and the peace symbol are forbidden by the city’s dress code, since they are considered to be Satanic symbols. And last, but not least: In Texas, it’s illegal to put graffiti on someone else’s cow.

This I have learned today. Thought it could be interesting for people to know these facts about the Lone star state. Leave your fence cutters and pliers at home if you are planning on coming here. And don’t even think about painting the neighbor’s cow!


  • Steve Gumaer says:

    Funny one babe! May be forbidden to carry pliers but I can bring an AK-47 to Texas!

  • Susan Herrera says:

    maybe you can carry an AK-47 but don’t hide it under your coat, concealed weapons are illegal. Just strap it to your leg, Joe Tadlock style.

  • Lynnie says:

    PEACE SIGNS??????????? Sounds like a scarey place for a hippie to reside.
    Although I do like to pack a nice pistol, just watch those buffalos……..just kidding 🙂

  • Melissa Lovett says:

    You are so close to me! Wish I could see you! We just brought a man into our home who has brain cancer with 2-6 months to live. I’m not sure I could get away. How very sad.

    • oddnygumaer says:

      That is sad, Melissa! Sad about the man with cancer and sad that I cannot meet you. But, you are doing the right thing. You are a super star and my hero. Not sure I could do what you do. I am sure, however, that one of these days we will connect and have our thirty hour chat.

  • Gina says:

    Oddny, thank you for making me laugh!