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This is true

Except my graph didn’t go up at all when I took physics or when I worked for the Rocket company. But since I started playing KSP it’s hard to, for example, read a Sci-Fi book where they’re talking about space battles and such and they don’t even mention orbits…

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No rest for the anyone. At all.

With two days left in this pay period I’m already well over 80 hours, so now that I finally have a weekend where I don’t have to go to work-work, it’s finally time to house-work! Maybe digging up pipes and PVC cement, or maybe some chainsaw’n! Or maybe, just maybe… both! What a fun, restful, and relaxing weekend this will be.

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EDUCATE ME!

I want to know more about cross draw holsters. Can anyone lend a hand? The only advice I know to trust from gun forums is to not trust advice from gun forums.

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Boots

Those Merrels had an ok run, I guess, but I kind of abused them by using them for work, and a silly design flaw (the seam on the side of the boot) failed a while back which completely took away the whole “waterproof” thing. (As an aside, I find it very annoying that I seem to wear out boots while the tread still looks pristine. Shouldn’t that be the part that wears out the fastest?)

So this time I went and bought some real work boots, Wolverine something-or-anothers, from the old boot shop downtown.

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More $$$ than the Merrels were last year, but I figure if I can get two years out of them I’ll still be out ahead. Next I need to get a new pair just for hiking.  With the insoles I bought with them (stupid high arches) they seem plenty comfy, and the bottom piece of leather is solid all the way around, so hopefully they won’t do this.  Time will tell, as they say.

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State of the desk

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Yikes. I really ought to do something about that pile of old receipts.

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Butch wins this one

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He has blued steel and wood, a Case toothpick and brass Zippo. I have stainless and nylon, a tacticool CRKT, and a Bic.  One of these groups is classier than the other.

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Thinking about guns

Specifically, my want list. There are several things near the top of my list, but they are all kind of vague wants with no substance behind them, with various states of practicality. And though I would never be one to say something like “Why would you want to spend money on something so stupid as [_____]?” in my own life there are limited funds, and the closer you get to practical the closer I get to seriously thinking of laying down cash. With that being said, my list as it stands currently contains a few things closer to the practical side, and a few things closer to the silly. I would welcome any thoughts anyone might have.

On the practical side, at work once the snow melts I’ll be doing quite a bit up in the mountains, where the landowner keeps saying “Oh yeah, I see lots of bears up here.” Black bears, at least, but I still doubt the snubbie is the ideal solution if I’m standing alone at the survey laser (sadly, it’s powerful enough to measure distances of several hundred yards by bouncing off of rocks and sticks, but not enough to set a bear on fire) and hear rustling behind me. Things being what they are, a long gun isn’t an option here, either, so, I was thinking about a .357, just because it would also be something that I want for in anyway (I will get a GP100 someday, dogonnit) and for cross compatibility with all my .38 stuff I already have, but it seems that the internet says (after sifting through the usual forums with a fine-mesh screen) “Ok for hunting bears, bad for self defense from bears,” which seems fair to me. Soooo… .44 Magnum has been on my want list, as well, just doesn’t have any of that crossover appeal with my already-in-stock stuff… (And before you say anything, I’m going to have bear spray, too)

Moving down the list, I’d really like to pick up a .17 something-or-another for gophers down at my grandpa’s farm. Seems that there are several different calibers in that diameter, but I can’t sort marketing hype from performance. Did see that Ruger is going to be making a rimfire version of it’s American Rifle in .17 HMR…

And before I get too far into non-practical territory, I really ought to buy a lightweight red dot for the CAV-15.

Wouldn’t mind building a new AR, maybe in some other funny caliber? Just because. Speaking of funny calibers, that .300 Blackout Handi Rifle is just ridiculous enough that I’ve wanted one ever since I first read about it.

And speaking of “just because,” I’ve always wanted one of Ruger’s scout rifles.

Someday I ought to look into buying a full-size Glock, but at this point in CO politics it’s kinda pointless to look at anything evil evil EEEEEVILLLL that would be over the 15 rd limit (and I’m back to putting another point in on the revolver idea!)

And from the revolver idea, I still want a .357 lever action. And speaking of lever guns, I want one of each. Ever. In calibers. Lots of calibers. And a million dollars. And a pony…

And the 21a is still on my list, but seems to have been moved down quite a ways for some reason. And on the pocket gun subject, I haven’t ever jumped on any .380 bandwagons before, and hearing that there’s 1000000+ LCP’s out there reminds me how close I was to buying one of those little guys for my first gun instead of Mr. XD9-SC…

That pretty much covers everything I’m thinking right now. Seems that the revolver thing is what’s dominating the game at the moment, with a major split between .357 and .44 mag, and .17 right behind them. Guess I should go and make sure the gun store guys know I’m still in town…

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Gracefully Facedown

Been listening to Devil Makes Three lately. The only –almost– country –almost– bluegrass –almost– whatever that I can stand to listen to… and even like! Plus, the girl is the upright base player, so how can you go wrong?

Wishing I could feel alright…

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Before and after

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Everything was soooo beige before…

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Manifesto

Dear Republicans:

Assuming you do not totally fuck it up and stay the annoying gutless minority in 2014 (not out of the realm of possibilities), If you do not immediately take to removing and replacing the Obamacare “reform” in such a manner that does not at the very least involve allowing sales across state lines, you will never again get my vote except for very specific circumstances that probably won’t cross my county line.  Grow a fucking spine, or go to that big elephant graveyard in the sky and let someone who at least is slightly different than the Asses try something new.

With exactly as much respect as you deserve for all of your hard work,

bluesun

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4 years old today

This blog is, anyway. Here’s a repost of my very first weird music video, from December 4, 2009

Still pretty great music, still mind-boggling that I’m still talking however infrequently into the aether.

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… … … …I didn’t mean for this to happen

So my dog chewed up her old rope tug toy, so I went on amazon to find a replacement. While I was there, I remembered that I lost my trusty estwing axe somewhere along the line, and thought I should probably look at axes. Then, since my brother the programer computer nerd was sitting next to me I asked him about building a new computer, since my laptop, while still a very good compy, is now three and a half years old (remember when my old one killed itself?) and starting to act a bit funny during startup. Then I realized that it’s black Friday and there’s deals all over the place. Now I’ve got over a thousand dollars worth of parts and pieces in my cart, along with a nice looking little Husqvarna axe, and two dog ropes, since as I was sitting here the dog went to the toy box and pulled out the little puppy rope buried in the bottom. All I can say now is [rationalize]I’ve been thinking about building a new computer for a year now[/rationalize] and boy, those are really expensive dog toys when you add up the incidental costs…

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Who am I? Where am I?

Mother’s birthday was this week, so lots of restaurant food for supper as people take her out to celebrate.  Spending lots of time at the new place, painting the barn so the insurance will cover it (important),  general improvements just so you can live there, skipping meals in favor of more yardwork.  Not drinking enough water while you’re out there.  Worrying about the dog, who started to figure out how to open the gate to the yard. Staying up too late trying to fit a little bit of Minecraft in with my friend to unwind.  Getting up early to go back out and do my fieldwork. Tired but not sleepy, hungry but vaguely nauseous. What is it that hippies talk about? Chi? Biorythm? I think mine is gone.

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I don’t like any of it.

Lies, damned lies, and anything that Obama has ever said.

Ahem.

As for me, it’s already changed (for the worse) once, and will change again sometime next year, according to the letters I keep getting from the health insurance company, begging me to sign up for something or another.

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