Archive for October, 2012

Shooting a Glock 19 Inside of a Shirt

Shooting a Glock 19 Inside of a Shirt

I carry my handguns concealed 100% of the time. I don’t open carry, and even when training with rifles or shotguns I keep my handguns covered. One of the by-products of carrying concealed is that your handgun may get caught up inside of your cover garment. This can also happen if you carry a pistol […]

Posted in: guns
Tsuro – The Game of the Path Board Game Review

Tsuro – The Game of the Path Board Game Review

Every Sunday we do Burger Night at our house. We doors are open to any of our friends, and we may have from one to eight visitors on top of our usual four for dinner. We tell folks they can come over as early as 3PM, and cooking usually starts between 5 and 6. We […]

Posted in: games, review
Aromi Very Manly Solid Cologne Review

Aromi Very Manly Solid Cologne Review

This is the only time you’re going to read the phrase “very manly” on this blog, especially as it pertains to me. However, I bought something on a lark (a phrase you’ll read quite often), and I want to tell you that it works pretty well. I gave up using spray colognes when I was […]

Happy Adopt-a-versary, Rosie! 2012 Edition

Happy Adopt-a-versary, Rosie! 2012 Edition

I brought Rosie home seven years ago today. I feel like I say this on every dog post, but I can’t believe the time has gone by so quickly. Over 2500 days of being with Rosie, from the first days when she slept in my lap while I worked from home, to seeing her run […]

Posted in: dogs
Microsoft’s WindowsRT Tablet Pricing

Microsoft’s WindowsRT Tablet Pricing

I was pretty excited when Microsoft’s Windows Surface tablet product line was announced. The features sounded like what I’ve been looking for since I owned a slate Windows XP tablet made by Motion Computing in 2004. The ports and capabilities seemed halfway between a power user’s laptop and an Android tablet. External storage, media connection, […]

Posted in: technology
Gibberish Asks: Illustrator Robert Dickson

Gibberish Asks: Illustrator Robert Dickson

About a month ago I announced an upcoming interview with illustrator Robert Dickson. My interview with Robert is the first in a new series called “Gibberish Asks,” and I hope to do more of them in the future. Robert likes to draw animal mash-ups, and we thought it would be fun to run a contest […]

Posted in: gibberish
Happy Adopt-a-versary, Porter! 2012 Edition

Happy Adopt-a-versary, Porter! 2012 Edition

Big hugs to my oldest dog Porter, whom I adopted eight years ago today. He’s traveled from Maryland to Virginia to Minnesota. He had a several year streak of being a little, uh, plump, but now he’s in fantastic trim. Sedagive? has had him and our other two dogs on a raw diet and boy […]

Posted in: dogs
Zooloretto Zoo Board Game Review

Zooloretto Zoo Board Game Review

We play all sorts of grim and gritty games at Gibberish Manor. Games about space exploration, colonial conquest, wizards and magic, monsters, haunted houses, and The Old Ones. That’s some heavy stuff, and every once in awhile we want to play something with a lighter theme. Enter Zooleretto, a cute little board game for two […]

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Kirkland Dishwasher Pac Review

Kirkland Dishwasher Pac Review

Sometimes the phrase “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is more like a challenge than good advice. Such is my experience with liquid dishwasher soap, of all things. I had used the Cascade Complete liquid detergent for years. It worked fine, I liked the scent, and I could buy big ass bottles of it […]

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Art of Shaving Unscented Pre-Shave Oil Review

Art of Shaving Unscented Pre-Shave Oil Review

I wrote about my method for preparing for a double edge razor shave before. I believe that the most important part of a good, close, safe and comfortable shave is the preparation before you put your blade to your face. As time has passed and I’ve tried a few different blade and razor combinations, I […]