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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bits and Pieces

Now that all my favorite blogs have the Liebster Award I can relax and move on. The shine has worn off.

I was reading was passes for a newspaper in this city when the phone rang. It was my best buddy, Duke, checking up on me. He was worried because he hadn't seen any updates on my blog. He'd also noticed I hadn't commented on any other blogs last night. Between him and my Sweet Wife I can't get away with any mischief. God has surely blessed me with some fine friends. He has some tough duty today. He must make arrangements for hospice care for his sweet mother in law.

I've received word that my sweet kymber has sprouted wings and is on her way down here for a bit of sunshine and to kick my a$$. It should be fun.
I'll admit it, as I said early this morning, I was wrong. I should have stayed home under house arrest. I was fine until I reached my shop. I flipped on the light in my office, took a chair, and next thing I know an hour or two has passed and my desk was covered in papers. The mail beneath my door slot was two feet high. Dust was deep too. Took it upon myself to clean the place. Big mistake. I felt something slid down my leg. It hit the floor with soft, 'plop,' Part of my wounds bandage and packing had fallen out. Said, 'screw it,' and kept at it.

Later, at Publix, I began to sweat, my steps faltered. Said to myself, 'man up.' I finished my task and hit the road. When I arrived home there was a trailer in front of my house and two men were cutting and removing leaves from my yard. It was my friend, Senior Chief and his helper. My yard looks great. Thank you my friend. His sweet wife, Jacked Up Glock Mom, had also sent along a loaf of fresh baked bread and a get well card. See what I mean about good friends.

So Santorum sweep a few states last night. Big deal. This race is far from over and I'm afraid we'll be stuck with 'his highness' for four more years. Get ready.

When Sweet Wife arrived home last night she stopped and said, "Something smells good." I'd made fajitas. When she'd finished her second she looked at me and said thanks, then commenced to chew me out for my efforts. No respect...

I need to sneak out into the garage today, remove clutter from my reloading bench and clean a few weapons. I've a couple of AR's and two or three handguns in need of my care. If I can't shoot I can at least dream. Besides, I love the smell of Hoppe's number nine. I once wrote the three best odors in the world are, of an early morning, Hoppe's, coffee, and fresh fried bacon. If there happens to be an old wood cookstove in the kitchen, all the better.

Last night I tried to watch that prepper show on History. It was okay, nothing special. You'd think the people interviewed would at least clean up their yards. After the first segment I said the hell with it and went back to bed. When they introduced the weed muncher the show jumped the shark....and what survivalist/prepper would agree to national television coverage of their preparations, their bugout plans, and armaments. Came across (and this is my take, don't be offended) as white trash on parade.


Time for me to answer comments. See you nice folks later.

Stephen

43 comments:

  1. Kind of my thoughts on the show. What good does it do to have a lot of food prepped and have an electric range! Maybe they just didn't show it all. Hope you continue to improve.

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    1. See, great minds think alike...thanks, John.

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  2. Glad you liked the bread. this morning you can slice some up and make french toast... : )

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    1. Now why didn't I think of that, shucks. Lunch is just around the corner. Thanks, again, Pretty Girl.

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  3. OH yea we watched the show as Well. I was really hoping it would have been better then what it was. The only one i really liked was the lady in Utah. And Agreed, If people are going on a national tv show,then clean house and your yard. Cat Girl in Houston also irked me.

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  4. Don't joke too much Stephen or we'll start an airline ticket fund for Kymber to fly down and duct tape you to a chair for your own good.

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    1. Okay...mouth shut. She'd do it.

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    2. Odysseus...you are one fine gentleman. thank you!

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  5. Hey Bubba, glad you are surviving, I am at the stage where I watch almost no TV for the reasons you stated. I can't see Barbara Walters or Diane Sawyer sitting in the back porch of the Boars Nest discussing survival plans with us.

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    1. With those two women at the Boar's Nest we'd have fun indeed. Thanks, Bubba.

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  6. I can supply the duct tape!!! LOL! I've purple duct tape. :)

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    1. Now Kellie, don't give anyone ideas...it's bad enough as is...

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    2. Kellie...it's really nice to have you on board! thanks buddy!

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  7. Tell kymber to get a slug in for me. BTW package is on the way, should be there on Tues.

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    1. Thanks, My Friend...don't worry, I'll dodge her blows.

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    2. oh ya think do ya? i'll take you down so fast and hard, my sweet dear friend...you won't even see it coming. and i'll have purple duct tape. so there!

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  8. About the show, I think it is good. I would not do it myself but I get ideas from these people fake or not.
    The show edits many things out. I read a deal on one of them who said they regret doing it because the show made them look stupid and like a terrorist. She said they asked her the same questions over and over and wanted her to give different answers and then picked what they wanted her to say.
    Anyway, overlooking the obvious, the show does have some good ideas. Simple as shelving units. I got some good ideas of different types. The methane system, pretty cool.
    Speaking of which, did you catch the container house guy? If he was so worried about earthquakes why then was none of his glass food jars secured? If one hits then he will loose a lot of food and have a big mess on his hands.

    Different note. Remember a while back when you commented on my blog about how you wished you could take a vacation and stay home cleaning guns and read? Ironic isn't it?
    I'm just saying. I finally just stopped wishing for things.

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    1. Bubba, their systems were fine. Well stocked, good off grid systems. But like the lady said, it made them 'look' bad aka white trash which was my point. The folks on the show did offer many ideas. Yes, the glass jars seemed to defeat the very purpose. No, this isn't my idea of a good vacation...quite the opposite.

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  9. Oh, kymber will get you in line. I'm still working on getting the package in the mail. Life happened. It's coming soon, I swear it.

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    1. Thanks, Bubba. Take your time, no rush. Nice of you.

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    2. 45er...glad to know that you always got my back, buddy.

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  10. The only conclusion I can ever come to on those shows is that the money reward is good enough maybe and the actual end result is mis-represented so the people agree. They think it is going to be tasteful and then hav no recourse once it is turned into something else.

    Even big names in literature and such have gone years and years because no film maker would allow them to have final say on what got released.

    I agree with the super secret email you sent me. Kymber is just a mouse that roars alot in type and would never dare come to put you in line wearing bunny ears. NO need to worry about her at all too timid.

    HAHAHAHAHA

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    1. PioneerP - i have always considered you a brother and friend. i need a copy of that email so i can know how badly to kick Stephen's a$$. thank you buddy.

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    2. Careful what you wish for, sweet kymber...

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  11. I think the only good thing I got from the show is that I say many extremes of prepping. My wife was worried that the show would give her nightmares, but in the end she looked at me and exclaimed that the ones in New England with no guns are nuts, the Utah woman was gonna get a lot of attention post SHTF for food, and the Colorado ones were probably front range residents, too close to the interstate. (We went to sleep after that episode.)

    She also picked things that I am starting to do like each of those preppers, and things she would like to see me do. It make her think, and realize that:

    1) I am not crazy for prepping.
    2) I am not as extreme as I could be.
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    3) We should prep some more.

    Other than that, NatGeo made those people look like the tin-foil hat nation. Except for the New England people with no guns. Hippies. Share their food with looters. Good luck with that, because they'll share their bullets, one to a head to get the food.

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    1. I got my wife on board similar to this. Except that I let her watch Contagion with me. Since she is in the medical field it really hit home with her. I was also pointing out the flaws with the movie ie the electricity still working and cars with gas in them etc etc.

      I have yet to watch the show but I had no doubts on the dispersions they would cast on the preppers as a whole.

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    2. Mudbug, just stay the course.

      mmasse, that movie spooked my wife too. Thanks to both of you.

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  12. Sorry to hear about Duke's mother in law, tell him they are In My Prayers. Glad to hear Kymber likes to kick butt when the sun is shining on you. . .when part of You Wounds Bandage hit the floor. . .You Should Have Stopped Right There. Errrrrr. . . .

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  13. Hi there. . .Yeh. You Were WRONG!! your good friends trimming the trees should have kicked your butt! Don't worry Dufus will not be re-elected.

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  14. Hoppe's #9 and you cleaning should be right up your alley. Like the white trash on parade. , it is all over the place. I didn't watch the tv, I try to avoid it. From the sounds of it, I didn't miss much. I think we should get Kymber down here as soon as possible with bunny ears and some whips!

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    1. Thank you for all the comments, dear lady...I'll try, and am in waiting for the arrival of kymber...should be fun.

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  15. I couldn't agree with you more on the three (four) best smells on earth. I asked my husband why they hadn't come out with a Hoppes #9 cologne...it would sure make me swoon. I also agree with you on the preppers show. I watched a few episodes and couldn't believe that people would show off all their hard work to the world. OPSEC?? I couldn't watch it further.

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    1. I've always wanted Hoppes to make a good after shave, great minds to think alike. Agree on the show. Bragging about your preps is a sure way to lose them. Thanks, WildChild.

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  16. Oh, have you read Brad Thor's new book "Full Black"? Really good read, in my opinion, as well as the trilogy of Enemies Foreign and Domestic by Matthew Bracken.

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    1. I will check out Full Black. Matt Bracken is a heck of nice guy, lives near me. He has been nice enough to sign all my first editions of his novels; they're great reads. Thank you, my friend.

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  17. I'm jealous! I am borrowing the Bracken books and am on the third book. I was thinking of buying the set and getting them autographed for my husband and myself (we have a "thing" for collecting autographed books). I bought my husband an autographed Unintended Consequences, wish they weren't so hard to find these days

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    1. Wildchild, he has a nice wedsite. If you order his books online, and please don't hold me to this, I'm fairly certain he'll sign your books. He really is a nice man. We've exchanged letters, email. He stays fairly busy, likes to sail. His forth book (not in the series) is a great read too. A signed Unintended is quite a prize...I understand the first editions, we one can find them, are selling in the thousands...I never lend mine.

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    2. Correction, 'when' one can find one....

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  18. Oh, speaking of OPSEC? http://offgridsurvival.com/doomsdayprepperdeclaredmentaldefective/

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  19. Wildchild, I'll check it out. Thanks. Then again, the address says it all doesn't it.

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