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    It's good to be home.
    If i post a comment on a "WIP", LOOK! I'm a reader that's all, and i can only tell how i feel, as a READER, giving/offering feedback. Hoping to learn and grow here. So please, tell me where i'm going wrong.

    Me? I'm just a fly on the wall.

    Look! I'm trying, okay?

    One can but dream, if only i had dared.

    "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong" Mahatma Gandhi.
    Alas, i am weak.

    I must find a way to Eastbourne and i so wish that i could dance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dither View Post
    It's good to be home.
    Always.

    I got up early to make it to the range when it opened.
    I brought two of my rifles, my 7.62x54 Mosin Nagant and my 7.62x39 SKS. After a couple warm-up shots at 100 yards, I moved to the 200 yard line. It's quieter there. Not many folks like to practice shooting that far. I enjoy the challenge.
    A guy needed help getting on paper. I spotted for him, seeing through the spotting scope he was a foot or two low and to the right. After knowing where he was missing, he worked his way into the bullseye.
    Then, I set-up with my big rifle (the Mosin). I was consistent, but not accurate. All my rounds fell within a 14 inch ellipse, around center mass. On a whim, I decided to try my SKS at 200 yards. The shorter round was not designed for accuracy at that range. But today, I dialed that old Chinese rifle in. Not "tack driving" accuracy, but I was pleasantly surprised.

    I had to show my son how to clean his rifle. He went out with some friends (shooting tree stumps at 50 yards... kids). Since it's an AR style MSR, the gas operation makes the thing pretty dirty. I think he gets it now. But he's 18, and it's his rifle. Still, if he doesn't keep it clean, I'll shame him into doing it. Because that's what dads that care do.

    After cleaning MY rifles, I worked out. It's hard staying on schedule being home from work. Here's a big middle finger to Seasonal Affective Disorder.

    Now my son's at work, and my wife and daughter are at a live performance of Mrs. Doubtfire at the 5th Avenue Theater. I think they're going out for fish and chowder afterwards. I just had leftover pizza. And a homemade dandelion meade.

    I'm realizing that a few reading this are like / hating the fact that I shoot rifles, work out, and brew my own meade. But here's a fun fact: For every one of me, there are hundreds, thousands, doing the same stuff that aren't on an international writing forum. Maybe we're not "the exception". Maybe the label of "freak" or "nut" is very, very relativistic.
    "If you prick us, do we not bleed?"
    Not today. I was safe, like usual.

    "Wubba Lubba Dub Dub!"



  3. #5873
    Working out is sensible, it's looking after yourself.

    Brewing your own booze is sensible, it's fun and a challenge, and you don't pay loads of tax.

    Target shooting, well I can see it could be fun, but there is a side of me that says the only real use for your skill is killing someone or something. That I am not keen on, and I hope you never get to use it that way.

    We are a world apart, my parents were Quakers, pacifists. My Dad was a Communist in his youth before the war. Stalin disillusioned him, but he was a life long socialist, and I hold to a lot of their values. But I am not so arrogant as to say 'I am right, you are wrong'. The world is a big place with room for us to be tolerant of all sorts of folk with all sorts of beliefs. They say there are three virtues, faith, hope and charity, I reckon tolerance ought to be added to them.
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    Things don't get much better than this...


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    Got a new beard trimmer and a lecture on spreading hair for Christmas. Set it to about the middle length and went out into the garden and used it until it stopped cutting. It works very well, be a couple of weeks before I have a proper beard again.
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    Helped supervise our Cadets performing community service for Martin Luther King Jr Day. The kids picked-up trash, landscaped, and even volunteered at the local nursing home (where my parents spent their last days). Memories.
    My son is a Senior, so there won't be much more of this for me or him. There were 90 JROTC Cadets working, and only five of us adults volunteered to supervise. I sure hope folks step-up after I'm gone. Someone has to do it. Few do.
    The kids are so awesome, it almost gives me hope for the future. Almost.

    "Wubba Lubba Dub Dub!"



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    Potato Cat demonstrating how my day has been going...LOL!


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    My day... Started out with taking a car over to the mechanic because of a master cylinder failure resulting in no brakes!
    Then, had to travel a half hour to where my faithful Jeep got me to work, but then gave up the ghost. Turns out, the distributor cap was bad, needed new spark plugs, and an upper radiator hose.

    All together, about $1,200. Worth it... But tiring.
    “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” -Hemingway

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amnesiac View Post
    My day... Started out with taking a car over to the mechanic because of a master cylinder failure resulting in no brakes!
    Then, had to travel a half hour to where my faithful Jeep got me to work, but then gave up the ghost. Turns out, the distributor cap was bad, needed new spark plugs, and an upper radiator hose.

    All together, about $1,200. Worth it... But tiring.
    OUCH! Makes the £200 I spent getting my front suspension sorted yesterday seem like small beer.
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    Just made What the Hell is in the Cabinet Refrigerator Cake...We'll have to see how this turns out.


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