Busy Busy Busy

No content here today.  Major project at work.  Maybe tomorrow I’ll share my meeting doodles with you.  For now, go here to read about a Demonic Squirrel.  It’s worth it.

In Need of Musical Assistance

Anyone know anything about trombones?  Kiddo wants to play in the band next year so we are in the market for an affordable, decent quality trombone.  And possibly a bulk supply of ear plugs.

Thing is, I don’t really have a clue about trombones.  What’s a good brand?  Good starter horn?  What should I be looking for?  I’m not at all opposed to purchasing a used one, but I don’t really even know where to start.  But I know that my readers have varied interests and talents, so I thought I’d throw the question out to you wonderful people.

Bonus! Saturday Post!

It’s Saturday! And I’m posting. Woo Hoo!
There must have been bourbon. And encouragement from real life friends.
And bad lighting.
And…The. Lizard. Face.

Want more? Yep, I make faces. Haven’t been convinced to Karaoke on camera…yet. But, you know, bourbon. Lack of sleep. Friends that encourage me to do stupid things.

If you think it’s fun, let me know. If you are now totally embarrassed that you read my blog, I understand. Me too. Is it narcissistic of me that I’m subscribed to myself in Google Reader? Really, I just wanted to know how it showed up in the feed. That and, just in case I ever had a few drinks and posted a video of myself doing something stupid…

Um… See what happens when I get a nice new camera. Next video will be shooting something. Or maybe my kid reading a Bible verse. K? There will at least be better lighting.

Sigh. Or if there is overwhelming response to me making faces…

New Camera

Ok, so I’ve actually had the new camera for a week now, but I’m just getting around to writing a post.  Here she is.  A new Nikon Coolpix P80.

She had to take her own self-portrait ala MySpace/Facebook etal.

Pretty nifty camera actually. I’m still learning how to use all the features. Picked this one up at our local pawn shop for a pretty decent deal. The best way I have found to describe it is like the Nikon people decided to design their DSLR with a fixed lens. It is decidedly not a point and shoot. But I can take great close-ups of birds.

With that attitude, I’m not sure he wanted me to take his picture. Either that or he should be a model for Ralph Lauren. I think he’s challenging me there. He knows bird-fu.

I’ve got some fun shooting pics and pics of Michael’s new gun and lots of random pictures. Hopefully I will conquer the learning curve and be taking some worth while shots soon. For now, here is a slideshow of some random shots.

And another of our critters just because.

Poor Mike

I seem to have attracted a new commenter that lives in fear of his neighbors. Here’s what he had to say about my No Tolerance post

Wow, sounds like you are raising your kid wonderfully. Like letting him get away with misbehaving. You must be proud to set such a good example. Keep on brainwashing him with your bullshit and letting him play with firearms. Great, thats all this country needs, another homegrown terrorist with a hatred for those who think differently. Grow up lady. Im tempted to call social services on you. Please feel free to publish my email, I welcome arguing with complete idiots and “patriot” teabaggin’ morons. I fought for my country what have YOU done


For the record, the In School Suspension was really about disrupting class time rather than specifically the finger pistol usage.  And I support the school’s reaction in that regard.

Indeed, I am very proud of my son.  He’s growing into a fine young man with a well calibrated bullshit meter that keeps him from being brainwashed by many of the idiots that he must deal with on a regular basis.  He’s developed a grace and patience for those that think differently.  I dare say, he’s far more rational than my paranoid commenter. And, last I checked, shooting competitions take far too much discipline to be considered “play.”

Poor Mike.  It must be terrible to live with such hate and paranoia.  Fearing homegrown terrorism from medal winning children.  Truly, I feel deeply sorry for him.  That kind of anxiety can lead to several health problems.  I’m afraid I can’t help him with his desire to argue with idiots, as the only idiots that stop by this little corner of the internet don’t take an opposing viewpoint to Mike’s.  And those that disagree with Mike, aren’t idiots or morons.  Personally, it’s just not worth my time to argue with trolls, but if any of my readers would enjoy some cheap entertainment, have at it.  He quite literally asked for it.

Gun Nuts

Tune into Gun Nuts tonight!


Well, because my favorite holster maker will be on.  And I’m not biased at all.  Nope.  Not one bit 🙂

Besides, you should be listening and chatting anyway.  I’ll actually be in the chat tonight instead of hijacking Michael’s chat ID when he slips away from the living room computer.  (Why yes, there is a computer in my living room.  It’s connected to the projector.  Caleb’s webcam is actually life-sized at our house.)

And Caleb called me an “excellent blogger” which gives him brownie points.  I will be biting my tongue to keep from butting into the interview.  Hmm, maybe I should call in…

So, tune in.  I’ll meet you at 9pm Eastern time in the chat!