Monday, June 20, 2011

A Few Interesting Things.........

Yesterday I did the father's day thing with my dad. We grilled out chicken, ribs, vegetables and so on. I tried something new that might be of interest of you. I took several vidalia onions and quartered them. I then wrapped each quarter with a strip of bacon and tossed them on the grill until the onion became soft and bacon done. It was remarkably good. But then, every thing goes better with bacon.

In the latest issue of American Handgunner there is a article on a company that supplies weapons to Hollywood movie production companies. Of particular interest to me was a " Moses Brothers Self-Defense Engine Frontier Model B" handgun carried by Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds in the movie "Serenity" and the T.V. series "Firefly" It started out life as a Taurus Model 85 revolver with modifications to include various brass castings.

Happy Birthday...............

For those who forgot or didn't know, today is the birthday of the man who put "swash" in the term "swashbuckler"

102 years ago today Mr. Errol Flynn was born.

Mr. Flynn made countless entertaining movies and was to a generation a idol and role model. He tried to live his personal live as he did in his movies which led to his death at the early age of 50, but damn, the man could act. For pure entertainment, there is nothing like a Errol Flynn movie.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

More News.............

Not much to report, I am working on several projects, restorations, and some leather work. Next weekend, I will be attending the Detached Hospital's biggest event of the season, the British Occupation of Williamsburg. Some of these projects I need to get finished before I head out. I have been taking photos, so when I have time I will post them to show what I have been up to.

I have also been working on getting ready to go back into the hospital the first part of July for replacement of my right knee. Both my knees got pretty much trashed when I was working and my Doc told me that the only options were a cane or knee replacement. I voted for plan B.

So since there isn't much happening I figured I would fall back on the new old stand-by the Alamance News. Today's headline:

Did Local High School Ration It's Supply Of Toilet Paper?

A investigative reporter discovered that due to a misunderstanding between staff members that there was a memo that asked students cut back on their toilet paper use. However there was no shortage.

I slept much better when I knew that there had been no shortage.......

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Time To Go...........

You will be happy to know that the Tongan Defense Forces contingent has finished it's first 6 month tour of duty in Afghanistan and is on it's way home with no casualties reported.

The Tongans are pretty hardcore and come very close to being as tough as the Gurkhas. True warriors who did their duties with honor and dedication and now go back to their homes and loved ones.

God speed...............

Sunday, June 12, 2011

All The News That's Fit To Print...............

I live in a semi-rural area. We have a weekly newspaper The Alamance News, which covers local news, events, social events, military news and so on. My buddy Nancy R. has seen a few copies and thinks that some of the headlines were amusing, so I thought I would share them with you folks.

Today's entry:

Topsy Turvy Planter Used To Grow Marijuana High In Graham Tree

A Graham man pleaded guilty this week to growing marijuana in a Topsy Turvy planter 30 feet up in a tree in his yard

Next thing you know, someone will find something illegal to do with a Shamwow.......

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For those of you who didn't know it, today is the birthday of one of my dearest friends and best buddy Nancy R. As a true gentleman, I will not say which one it is however. So if you get a chance, go over say "Hey" and wish her a good 'un.