Archive for October, 2007

Hit and Run (Combat Shotgunning, Part Two)

Hit and Run (Combat Shotgunning, Part Two)

Warning: this is a long entry. One of the first things I noted about the shotgun course was that it stopped raining as soon as I parked my car. I had read conflicting reports of either 10% chance of rain, or 80% chance of rain throughout the day. The sky appeared to be breaking up. […]

Posted in: guns, preparedness
Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Yay! It’s my favorite holiday of the year! I did a pirate ship jack o’ lantern this year. The flicker of the tea light inside makes the edges a little rough in the photo. I used a pumpkin carving kit and a stencil, it was a total hoot. I’m really glad I did this, I […]

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Those bastards took my stapler.

Those bastards took my stapler.

Today was supposed to be the part two post of my shotgunning course, but something else came up. After four years of ups and downs, my employer axed me and about half of the group I worked in on Monday. My boss and his right hand man were among the casualties. I can’t say I […]

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Teaching the Teacher (Combat Shotgunning, Part One)

Teaching the Teacher (Combat Shotgunning, Part One)

Warning: this is a long entry. Two weeks ago my friend Markie sent me an email entitled, “can you get the weekend off ….” In the email was a link to a Suarez International shotgun gunfighting class held in nearby Culpeper, Virginia. SI teaches classes all over the world. The class material requirements sounded ominous: […]

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Belated Happy Birthday, Cuddle!

Belated Happy Birthday, Cuddle!

A belated happy birthday to my friend Cuddle, whose birthday was last Saturday. I have a good explanation for why I didn’t post on that day, but it’ll have to wait for later. 🙂 Happy birthday to my freshman year in college floormate. Can’t believe we made it out of there alive. 😉 No tags […]

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Another Zombie Survival Quiz

Another Zombie Survival Quiz

It’s been awhile since we’ve had one of these: a Just Say Hi’s zombie survival quiz. The quiz has a good balance of preparedness, ethics, and combat questions. It reinforces my belief that as Science Fiction is to social issues, zombie fiction is to disaster preparedness — an easily accessible way to talk about surviving […]

Posted in: link and run, zombies
HAPPY ADOPTION ANNIVERSARY, ROSIE!

HAPPY ADOPTION ANNIVERSARY, ROSIE!

Two years ago today, Lady Jaye and I brought home a little potato of a dog (sorry, some of the pictures have been corrupted on imageShack). She may have been the runt of the litter, but Rosie has always been lionhearted. We knew she was ours the second she leaped fearlessly off of a tall […]

Posted in: dogs
Zox Azuma R motorcycle helmet review

Zox Azuma R motorcycle helmet review

Sometimes it pays off to be cheap. I’ve written in the past about the danger of high tech, tough-as-nails SNELL-rated helmets before, which is why I gravitate towards the “softer,” Department of Transportation-approved helmets. About a year ago I wrote about the Z1R Strike helmet, a DOT-only helmet that was tested to absorb the most […]

Posted in: motorcycling, review
Roller-bore-by

Roller-bore-by

I found myself at a Rivercity Rollergirls roller derby bout last night. I attended their inaugural event over ten months ago, and had a great time. For $12 at the door, why not? Nothing rounds out the Day of Rest like ten girls in tight shorts or tiny skirts skating around beating the shit out […]

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i-rocks IR-8100-BK Card Reader review

i-rocks IR-8100-BK Card Reader review

I have all sorts of flash memory cards and drives that I use on a regular basis. I have a compact flash for my Canon Digital Rebel, a SD card for my Minolta Ximage camera, a microSD card for my Samsung u740 mobile phone, a Memory Stick for my PSP, and a thumbdrive running Keepass. […]

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