So my bloggy girlfriend is lamenting her nerdiness today. I thought I would come out and say that I too am quite the nerd. While she is recovering from tooth issues, I am going to share with you the DVD collection of the Hast household.
So here is the wide view
But I suppose that really isn’t good enough. Ok, the upper left hand side
Yes, that IS in fact the Die Hard box set. Bruce Willis is so hot. Also the extended versions of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Did you notice Shaun of the Dead? And some Anime because we really are that dorky.
And the lower left hand side.
That just says it all doesn’t it? Buddy Christ, yellow submarine, ammo, and a classic Nintendo.
The upper right
Lots more Anime. Can you name the figurines?
And the lower right
Oh look! More Anime! And a satellite speaker from Radio Shack.
In case you have ever wondered, I am a bonafide nerd. I graduated with a 4.0 grade point average and my first job was at a comic book store. I can also quote the entire Phantom of the Opera from memory.
By the way, I am currently writing this on the computer in the living room which is hooked up to the home theater projector. Which means that my nerdiness is being projected on a 91″ screen. Freaking awesome!
I got this in my email recently. Thought I should share.
Killing Network wrote:
> I am very sorry for you , is a pity that this is how your life isgoing
> to end as soon as you don’t comply. As you can see there is no need of
> introducing myself to you because I don’t have any business with you, my
> duty as I am mailing you now is just to KILL you and I have to do it as
> I have already been paid for that.
> Someone you call a friend wants you Dead by all means, and this person
> have spent a lot of money in this venture,This person came to us and told
> me that he wanted you dead and he provided us with your name ,picture
> and other necessary information’s we needed about you. So I sent my boys
> to track you down and they have carried out the necessary investigation
> needed for the operation on you, and they have done that but I told them
> not to kill you that I will like to contact you and see if your life is
> important to you.I called my client back and ask him of your email address
> which I didn’t tell him what I wanted to do with it and he gave it to me
> and I am using it to contact you now. As I am writing to you this mail my
> men are monitoring you and they are telling me everything about you.
> Now do you want to LIVE OR DIE?Since all program has been made and drawn
> to kill you. Get back to me now if you are ready to pay some fees to
> spare your life, $15,000 is all you need to spend in this process you will
> first of all pay $8,000 then i will send a tape to you which i recorded
> discusion i had with the person who wanted you dead and as soon as
> you get the tape, you will pay the remaining balance of $7,000. If you are
> not ready for my help, then I will carry on with my job straight-up.
> WARNING: DO NOT THINK OF CONTACTING THE POLICE OR EVEN TELLING ANYONE
> BECAUSE I WILL KNOW,REMEMBER, SOMEONE WHO KNOWS YOU VERY WELL WANT
> DEAD! I WILL EXTEND IT TO YOUR FAMILY, INCASE I NOTICE SOMETHING
> ABOUT YOUR TELLING THE SECURITY ABOUT IT BECAUSE A GOOD LOOK IS OUT
> YOU AT
> DO NOT COME OUT ONCE IT IS 7:PM UNTIL I MAKE OUT TIME TO SEE YOU AND
> YOU THE TAPE OF ALL DISCUSSION WITH THE PERSON WHO WANT YOU DEAD
> THEN YOU
> CAN USE IT TO TAKE ANY LEGAL ACTION. GOOD LUCK AS I AWAIT YOUR REPLY
Well damn! I hope they don’t notice that I told. Magnum loads are worth a fair amount of cash. I’ll deliver the balance in lead just as soon as they come to visit. I’ll know them by their Engrish and constant shouting. Everyone knows that all hit-men use Hotmail. Oh, if you want to contact them, here’s the email address: email@example.com
Because I know that you all are seeking shooting advice from me. So I thought I would provide a pictorial reference.
So, without further adieu….
Here is a demonstration of good grip technique. Notice that the back-strap of my revolver is in the webbing between my thumb and forefinger. This helps with recoil. Very important when shooting magnum loads.
Bad grip technique. Looks more like the movies, but is not a good way to shoot. This will slam that magnum recoil right into that thumb joint.
And why is that important? So your hand doesn’t end up looking like this.
Yeah, that smarts. Me, apparently not so smart for this particular range trip.
You know what else I learned that week? I hold my pen in exactly the same place as my incorrect revolver grip. I got to have a daily reminder for seven full days before the next trip to the range. And guess what? I didn’t make that mistake again.
Let’s see what that does to my Google standing…
Seriously though, studies are showing that the much demonized sun is actually very good for us. Turns out, we need Vitamin D for lots of stuff way beyond the prevention of rickets. True, there are many supplements available, but with the supplements comes a risk of overdose. You cannot overdose of Vitamin D from sunlight however. Our skin is so well designed that it will only produce as much Vitamin D as our bodies need. Pretty nifty huh? Hard to believe we just evolved that way. (Yeah, I’m thinking not)
And guess what German researchers are saying?
Women with less vitamin D in their blood are more likely to get breast cancer
Hence my snicker-worthy post title.
My own mother is technically a breast cancer survivor. That sounds tons bigger than it really is. They caught her tumor so early that the doctor called it stage zero cancer. He took it out and nuked the area for good measure. (The procedure is called mammosite and is far more sophisticated than nuking.) She will find out for certain that she is cancer free sometime next week. Her great big scary cancer battle lasted a whole tremor inducing month. I think it’s pretty freaking cool than they can detect such a thing so early.
I’m really amazed that they have come so far and yet still have so much to learn. We’ve heard for so long that spending time in the sun is going to doom us all to skin cancer. But there really is such thing as a healthy tan. I’m not advocating the leather making sun-worshiping of the 70s, but blue-white skin isn’t healthy either.
So, don’t be afraid to get a little sun. You don’t even have to do it topless. The Vitamin D produced in you arms will reach your tatas.