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Re: What did you do this weekend?
« Reply #175 on: August 22, 2017, 12:48:58 pm »
Get a a good calligraphy book.  Practice a lot.  Eventually, it will all soak in!

Trust me!  I couldn't draw flies on a hot day, but I can do pretty fair calligraphy.  Just takes a little practice, and a little patience.  And do not ask The Darlin' Daughter if the calligraphy version of Kipling's poem "If" is for sale.  It isn't.
"If" is a dammed fine start in educating a youngster in the more important aspects of character, if you don't mind my saying so.

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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #176 on: August 22, 2017, 12:49:53 pm »
    Get a a good calligraphy book.  Practice a lot.  Eventually, it will all soak in!

    Trust me!  I couldn't draw flies on a hot day, but I can do pretty fair calligraphy.  Just takes a little practice, and a little patience.  And do not ask The Darlin' Daughter if the calligraphy version of Kipling's poem "If" is for sale.  It isn't.

    Ah, IF is a very good poem  :thumbup1.

    Let me clarify. My cursive is lovely. It also takes me 40 minutes to write a page  :facepalm (My name is perfectionist, nice to meet you), but when I am done it looks fantastic. I write in cursive pretty frequently, so I am well practiced in it, but my print is awful. Due to the time constraints, however I have to print in my professional life.

    Cursive is for when I am writing someone a thank you or birthday card. You know, personal affairs that are well planned and precise.

    Printing is for when I am jotting down notes at 6 am and I'm on your first words which were two sentences ago and you haven't stopped talking. My print looks like an abortion met hieroglyphics, but as along as I can read it  :shrug.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #177 on: August 22, 2017, 01:05:53 pm »
    Of all the truly amazing people I've ever met, my grandfather is still my hero.
    Your Grandfather sounds a bit like Ira Johnson.
    By any chance, is your hair red?

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    « Reply #178 on: August 22, 2017, 01:11:33 pm »
    "If" is a dammed fine start in educating a youngster in the more important aspects of character, if you don't mind my saying so.

    That's why The Darlin' Daughter has it in her living room.  She's had her son, (my favorite male Minion) memorize it.
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    « Reply #179 on: August 22, 2017, 01:13:30 pm »
    Your Grandfather sounds a bit like Ira Johnson.
    By any chance, is your hair red?

    No, but my daughter's hair is.  And some of the Minions are red heads, as well.
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    « Reply #180 on: August 22, 2017, 01:26:18 pm »
    No, but my daughter's hair is.  And some of the Minions are red heads, as well.
    Perhaps an offshoot, then, if not the line direct.  ;)

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    « Reply #181 on: August 22, 2017, 01:31:38 pm »
    The Youngest Minion is a strawberry blonde, with freckles that look like she got a suntan through a screen door.  Don't piss her off, she can run that Vaquero like nobody's business!
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #182 on: August 27, 2017, 02:00:47 pm »
    So, last week, SM#1 was knocking around Walmart with her mom, and comes toodling up with her hands behind her back.  Says "Mom, I think Papa needs a new gun for his birthday."  Of course, Mom wigs out, starting with how firearms are very personal choices, and very expensive, and so on, ad infinitum, ad nauseum.

    Undeterred, The Minion says, "No, Mom, he really needs a new gun, and I think I've found just what he needs!"

    This is what she got me for my birthday!

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    Gotta love a Smart-Ass Minion, don't you?
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #183 on: August 27, 2017, 02:56:11 pm »
    The choice of gift says worlds about their personalities.  And yours... ;)

    Happy birthday. :D

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    « Reply #184 on: August 27, 2017, 03:07:40 pm »
    The choice of gift says worlds about their personalities.  And yours... ;)

    Happy birthday. :D

    I don't know if that's good or bad.  But I gotta admit, it absolutely knocked over my giggle-box when I opened it!  Thank you!
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    « Reply #185 on: August 27, 2017, 04:58:07 pm »
     :rotfl
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #186 on: August 28, 2017, 10:05:49 am »
    No no, it's good...  :thumbup1

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    « Reply #187 on: August 28, 2017, 04:21:41 pm »
    No no, it's good...  :thumbup1

    Imna take your word for it!  And I've discovered that I can use it in *delay* mode.  Set it, leave it, and a few minutes later, there she goes!  The Boss has already threatened me with violence and bodily harm if I don't quit leaving it under her recliner when she's watching a movie!

    (Kinda reminds me of the story of Sir Issac Newton and his dog, Diamond.  Seems the dog chewed up a paper that he'd worked on for about two years, calculating the orbit of something-or-other, and Diamond demolished it the night before the presentation.  Newton's only response was "Diamond, Diamond!  Little do you know the trouble you've done!")
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #188 on: August 28, 2017, 11:23:06 pm »
    I'm betting he rigs a speed loader for a quick battery change before this is over with .  .  .   :cool
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #189 on: August 29, 2017, 12:10:10 pm »
    This weekend... I spent the weekend on the couch recovering from a motorcycle accident that gouged a leg bone and tore some muscle.
    No surgery or cast required, and I can walk.  Slowly and painfully... but I can walk. 
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #190 on: August 29, 2017, 01:11:44 pm »
    This weekend... I spent the weekend on the couch recovering from a motorcycle accident that gouged a leg bone and tore some muscle.
    No surgery or cast required, and I can walk.  Slowly and painfully... but I can walk.
      :doh
    Was it you, or was it a 4-wheeler?

    Hope you mend well.
    I assume antibiotics and painkillers?


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    « Reply #191 on: August 29, 2017, 05:42:34 pm »
    Spent the weekend praying for my friends in the Houston area.  They got hit hard and it's still coming down.

    Went through that as a ground zero hometown survivor  (28 foot storm surge, 17 feet of water three miles inland), responder/relief and recovery volunteer with Katrina 12 years ago today.

    It's gonna take them several years to dig out of this one, folks.  The coastal towns north of Corpus Christi got the high winds, but the rising water is a force of nature no one appreciates until its up to your waist and you have no place to go.  Evacuating a city as large as Houston is not really possible, nor did objective evidence suggest that the flooding would be so widespread.

    If you can help in some way, please join in being a part of the solution in some meaningful way.  Those folks are hurting and are just now figuring out had bad it will be.

    No expert, but as the insurance commercial says . . . "I've seen a thing or two."
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    « Reply #192 on: August 29, 2017, 05:45:25 pm »
    This weekend... I spent the weekend on the couch recovering from a motorcycle accident that gouged a leg bone and tore some muscle.
    No surgery or cast required, and I can walk.  Slowly and painfully... but I can walk.

    Sounds like it could have been a lot worse. Glad you are on the mend and hope you recover rapidly and completely.
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    « Reply #193 on: August 30, 2017, 01:32:02 am »
    Agreed. 
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    « Reply #194 on: August 30, 2017, 09:19:42 am »
    Oy. George, hope you're feeling better soon.

    Yeah, Houston got it hit hard. Supposedly, 4 out of 5 homeowners in the worst of it do not have flood insurance... which is gonna *Suuuuuuuuuuuuck*.  One of the things I love about the US is how times like this bring out the best in people (the Cajun Navy, Mattress Mack, etc.).  Sad thing is, it also brings out the worse (Joel Osteen, looters).

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    « Reply #195 on: September 11, 2017, 03:19:24 pm »
    Not much for bragging but I just can't help myself this time. Shot a MAG 40 this weekend and beat the old man in his game!

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    « Reply #196 on: September 11, 2017, 03:20:57 pm »
    And I did it with a obsolete wheel gun! Shoothing against a gen5 g19

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    « Reply #197 on: September 11, 2017, 04:38:17 pm »
    Sighted in a new red dot (Sig Romeo) on an AR to replace the EoTech that was on it.  Went hiking up the local "mountain".  And I caught up with an old friend I hadn't seen in person for over a month - we only live 30 minutes away from each other.
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    « Reply #198 on: September 11, 2017, 04:46:24 pm »
    Spend my weekending tearing out drywall, AC duct, the stage/alter area (whatever you wanna call that raised area at the front of a church) and the sound booth / wiring & equipment from our church which got ~36" of water in it in Harvey. 

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    « Reply #199 on: September 11, 2017, 04:56:02 pm »
    Our big outdoor event for kids.  Coffey County OK Kids (www.okkidscc.com).   
    Registration point we had over 600 t-shirts just for the kids.  gave out all of them by 2 pm.
    Events included,  camping Friday night.  Breakfast Sat. morning. Fishing tournament. Lunch. events during Sat. afternoon included, trap shooting, pellet gun shoot, archery, sling shots, water cannon fight, rope bridge, milk crate climb, bouncy castles, horse back rides, disc golf, pedal cars course, paint ball shoot, bird house building, MOPS (mothers of pre-schoolers) had sidewalk chalk, changing and feeding stations and activities for the littlest ones, balloon lady, magician, hay rack rides, supper, prize drawings,  movie and popcorn,  camping again on Sat. night, with breakfast on Sunday morning and a non-denominational worship service after breakfast.   over 1200 people total at the Corp of Engineers park (John Redmond reservoir) and every bit of it was free. 

    This is put on by our emergency services, Sheriff, Fire, Police, EMS, emergency management, Parks and Wildlife, Federal fish and game, Corp of engineers, Recreation center, quail forever/pheasant forever,  and a host of sponsors and everything is provided.
    basic idea is to get the kids outside for a day, give em a ton of stuff to do, and the parents don't have to spend a dime on food or entertainment.
    This was our 17th year of doing this. 


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