I have a roving mind. I’m sure that’s a shock to everyone. Through the course of each week I tend to accumulate random wonderings in my mind, most of which never evolve into anything other than a niggling question that’s going to bother me until I 1) ask someone who knows or 2) go find the answer myself.
1) Harry Potter world at Universal is pretty incredible. You can drink Butterbeer, buy a wand from Olivander, and eat at the Three Broomsticks. It made me think that NOT A DROP TO DRINK would make a pretty crappy theme park: It’s 98 degrees today, there are 15,000 visitors in the park, and one water source. Here’s your gun. Have a nice day!
2) I admit to being a bit of a gamer, but there’s something that bothers me about most video games. You earn perks like bigger weapons or unlock cooler stunts and spells the better you get. Shouldn’t it be the other way around? Why don’t we start with the awesome stuff and prove our mastery by still prevailing over opponents when the cool stuff has been taken away?
3) In Ohio, you have to jump through many hoops to buy a gun (not trying to start a gun control conversation, btw). If I found a way to grow a gun tree I’d be in big trouble. But if I had acres of the highly poisonous Lily of the Valley, people would drive by and say, “Awwwww, pretty!”