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Jul. 31st, 2013 07:27 am I dislike crashes ... of any sort ...

Emotional crash is morning, at least I was at home this time and not at work ... at least at work I can close and lock the blast doors to the battery room, and for the most part I'm left alone (and that in and of itself is a double edged sword).

now to try and con the Little Lass that I'm all good, we will see if it works.

Current Location: Scottish Keep.
Current Mood: distresseddistressed

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Jun. 24th, 2013 07:42 pm Gun Safe videos ...

So for part of the day (the last part while waiting for the Mestisa to get home from work) I was watching the youtub channel on the dvd player / TV, better image on the TV, pain in the butt typing in surch criteria.
One of the videos was from Defcon 19, doing a review on crapy security systems for firearms. (I remember doing an impromptu lock picking demo back at Defcom 4) The guy was amazing and I suddenly had a longing to go to Defcon 20, I have been missing the cons more and more over the last couple of years (unlike Fest which I have not been missing) the are so many cool looking cons out there that I would love to visit, and bringing Little Lass to play around and learn stuff at them "this is Oobleck!!!" and "locking picking 101 above what dad can teach you" play "spot the Fed" (if it is still being played). Little Lass will have just turned 3 when the next Defcon happens, might try to make that one with the wife ... I can use the excuse that I want to visit the parents-in-law (they live in Vegas).

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Current Location: Scottish Keep, tower room.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative

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Jun. 22nd, 2013 09:30 pm Litha / Midsummer ...

Happy Litha to all my Pagan friends ... and Happy Midsummer to all my other friends. From now on the days start to get a bit shorter until Dec 21 (Yule / Winter Solstice). Dance in the light tonight, I know my friends up in Anchorage will be having a bonfire up on Flattop. Be safe one and all.

Current Location: KMSP, Delta/Pinnacle hanger - Battery Shop
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Wait, wait, don't tell me

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Jun. 16th, 2013 06:59 am 16th June 2013

Happy Fathers day to all the dads out there, and the father figures that are not dads biologically.

Current Location: MSP Battery Shop @ building "C" MSP
Current Mood: listlesslistless

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May. 26th, 2013 07:22 am Compound Bow ...

The first Bow I picked up at an online auction needed a new string, I thought "no biggie, I will just bring it to (Gander Mtn/Cabela's/Dick's ... insert a place that does this sort of thing), nope, because the bow is more then 10 years old they have no idea of how to find out how long the main string should be, but I can do the leg work and hunt around on the web and then tell them how long it should be and they will get one, and if I find other parts that it MIGHT be missing from ebay they will put those on also ... How Can You Call Yourselves An Archery Store IF you Are This Clueless?!?!?!
Found bow #2 on Craig's List down near Owatonna, drove down there with Little Lass to look at it, the current owner was a young lady in HS who, at the behest of a now ex-boy friend, had gotten it and another one, but had not even shot the one I was looking at. I pick this one up, A Martin Warthog ... (why don't we just call it a un-ee-corn ... inside joke from Red vs Blue), it turns out my Chiropractor use to be a spokesperson from the Martin Archery company (in another lifetime with her now ex-husband) and she commented that it was a good bow back when it first came out (later learned that it's the same model that was used by Bo and Luke Duke in the tv show "Dukes of Hazzard"). Being that my extensive amount of knowledge on bows is which way is forward ... I looked up the Martin website and found a list of shops that are pro rated that deal with their bows, brought the bows in and had them checked out and the warthog was a good buy on my part, we added a peep sight to it, adjusted the pull and we were good to go, picked up half a dozen arrows, an arm guard (very much needed) a finger protector (from when releasing with my fingers) and a mechanical release (because with my bow I can do either), took the nice sight off bow number one ... turned out that is was set up for Carp fishing ... kinda, the rest of the bow is junk. This should be a fun experiment on me getting out and having fun.

Current Location: MSP Battery Shop @ building "C" MSP
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: Omnia - I don't speak human

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May. 23rd, 2013 04:28 pm Thing to do and not do ...

I had a pretty good morning, dropped the Mestisa off at work, went back home and fed Little Lass and played around for about 3/4 of an hour, bundled the two of us up and headed down to Owatana to pick up another compound bow (this one is mostly intact and can fire), went over to Cabela's to have the bow checked out and to see what I might need for the upcoming vacation in the way of fishing / boat stuff. Little Lass and a great time walking through the big fish tank area and looking at all the fish. Drove leisurely home, stopped at BK for a drive through lunch giving most of the fries to her and later the dogs ... very happy wagy tails. when going through the mail noticed that the new Netflix came in "John Q" with Denzel Washington (I like a great deal of his stuff) the story is about a father that takes a hospital hostage when his son (age 8 I'm guessing) needs a heart transplant and his insurance will not pay for it (the short version of the situation), I could not finish watching it, not because it was a bad movie, but the exact opposite, I can say that I hope never to be in that situation, and if I am I don't have to deal with bean counters and pencil pushers, because if I do I will re-rent this movie to see how he deals with the fucked up burockacy.

Current Location: Scottish Keep, tower room.
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated

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May. 21st, 2013 09:30 am Off to pick up a radial arm saw ...

so another day running errands, and hopefully NOT spending too much money in the process ... (but there is such cool stuff around!!!)

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May. 20th, 2013 04:00 pm Still here ... was just in cryojenic suspention ... ya, that's it.

We will have to see if I can access LJ from work, I know that it was blocked when Facebook came on the scean. Luckily for me the home PC kept the user name and pass work, now if I could only remember the pass word ... Grrr.

Current Location: Scottish Keep
Current Mood: tiredtired

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Dec. 22nd, 2011 06:42 pm Yule 2011

My every body have a safe and festive Yule / Winter Solstice.

Current Location: Scottish Keep
Current Mood: giddygiddy
Current Music: Dresden Files

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Aug. 30th, 2010 12:02 pm Writer's Block: Redo

If there was something you could change about your past, what would it be?

My shyness / improving my self esteem when I was in High School and early years in collage.

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