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Life is Hard. Wear a Helmet

Virginia State Constitution: Article 1; Section 13
That a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state, therefore, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.

Alabama State Constitution: Article 1: Section 26
That every Citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the State.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Outlaw Country Day 2

Crap. This was supposed to post this morning.
My plan was to just crank out some cool tunes while I'm working my ass off in Savannah.
Just one more thing that didn't go right this week.

Don't worry. I'll stop by in the morning to make sure my Hump Day Rule 5 post gets published. Can't go depriving people of their right to free bewbies...

Here's one from the Daddy of Outlaw Country.

Okay, maybe not the Daddy...more like an Uncle.

Alright...the "crazy-uncle-no-one-talks-about-who-keeps-ending-up-in-prison" of Outlaw Country.

Is it me?..or is that "The Most Interesting Man in the World"?

Monday, March 30, 2015

Outlaw Country

I've shared some music from that new kid, Parker Millsap a while back. More than once.

Well it seems he's got some real competition out there. Check these guys out.

Their Tumblr page

Ray Wylie Hubbard had a great show on yesterday afternoon on the radio, while I was driving that long stretch from Birmingham to Savannah. He had this Jonathan Tyler kid on talking about his upcoming album.

He also brought Hayes Carll on and sang a duet with him. It was a song that Ray Wylie and Hayes had written together when they were drinking.

Here it is, consider it a can thank me later.


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday morning sleep-in #129



Up early, loading up the truck and getting on the road to Savannah.

'Cause that's how much I love my job.


Hat Tip to Katy

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday Morning Coffee #150

Quite a list in the headlines this week, eh?

The Bergdahl thing..that's gotta be an embarrassment of epic proportion for our administration. Of course, they've got to be getting used to being the laughingstock by now.

Then there's the story about some douchenozzle flies an airplane full of people into the side of a mountain. Not some wild-eyed terrorist stereotype either, this guy was an employee of the airline. The copilot. One of the guys in the company that you bought your ticket from, who is payed to get you from Point A to Point B. What a dick move.

Yemen is imploding so fast it's turning into a black hole and sucking the Saudis in as well. And what do we do? Yeah, we jump in and talk about how we're going to help the Saudis out with their airstrikes.
With Yemen going in the crapper, ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the Iranians throwing their two cents in everywhere, the Royal House of Saud trying to demonstrate their strength after their king has died and a list of other conflicts heating up over there; I'm getting the impression that we (the U.S.) are running as fast as we can just trying to keep up with the carnage and show that we are still relevant in the region.
In the end I think we'll find that our opinion means exactly dick to those people. They have racial, religious and tribal hatreds that go back a thousand years.
This will not end well.


Thursday, March 26, 2015

My Bad

Got kinda busy this morning. Forgot all about the blog.

Good news is, I'm home tonight.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hump Day Rule 5 - Lucinda Williams

Been chillin' in Savannah and listening to her music. She's got that whiskey & cigars thing in her voice that just gives me a chub...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

In the news...

Isreal Spied on Iran Nuke Talks

Well, no shit, Sherlock. Who didn't spy on the Iran nuke talks?

Yemen Implodes

What season are we on now? Is it still Arab Spring?

Angelina Jolie has her Ovaries Removed

aaaaand I'm going to go eat breakfast now.


Monday, March 23, 2015


Nice little ceremony they had for Richard III. I listened to it on the BBC.

How does a king end up buried under a parking lot and forgotten? I'm guessing he wasn't such a great guy.


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sunday morning sleep-in #128

Aw crap. Here I am diddling around reading blogs and such.

I haven't loaded a damn thing in the truck yet and I need to get on the road in a couple hours.

I sure don't feel like traveling today.


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Saturday Morning Coffee #149

Hard Times

My cab driver yesterday had a pistol under his leg.

A Taurus knockoff of something by S&W. Hammerless, of course, as that seems to be the trend nowadays.

We chatted about guns for a bit, and it turns out he's a Sig fanboi like me. He had to sell his Sig off for money a couple years ago. Now that he's driving a cab, he had to get another pistol, so the Taurus was what he could afford.
He said it ran well. It hadn't ever jammed up on him and he could keep it on target.

He kept it under his leg because, you know, riding around in a cab all day with an IWB holster.....

He said he wished he didn't have to carry it, but driving a cab in the city can get "fucking weird".


No. I didn't hardly sleep for shit last night. It'll pass.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Hemingway is Contagious

I fell asleep reading A Farewell to Arms. I found a copy buried in the shelves that had belonged to my mother; printed in 1929.

I woke up because of the eyes. Those eyes that stare at you at of the darkness. The eyes that have gone beyond grief, pain, hunger and despair.

They stay with you forever.
You think they've gone away. Maybe you don't remember them for a while.
But they always come back eventually.

You lie there in your bed, with your wife snoring gently beside you, and you wonder what the point is.
Why struggle? Why do I get up every day and fight against the inevitable? Why keep beating yourself up to make money, have a home, pay your bills, drive a nice car...

In the end those eyes will yours. No matter what you do.

Fuck Ernest Hemingway.

I'm going to go dig out a Mike Z book. I know I've got one in the library somewhere.

Maybe I'll even get back to sleep...

ETA: Looking at this right above my previous post, maybe it's not the Hemingway. Something else maybe set me off. If I could just figure out the trigger, I could beat it.
But do I want to?

Fuck it. I found an old dog-eared copy of Freehold, and I'm going back to bed.

Hold Music

Lots to do today.

I would like to have some time off this weekend. May have to travel Sunday so I can start my week Monday morning two states away.

We call it "Livin' the dream".


Thursday, March 19, 2015


Can't remember which deployment I was just back from, but that's definitely "desert tan" right there.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Hump Day Rule 5 - Aria Giovanni

A truly inspired (and inspiring) porn actress, who has also appeared as a Penthouse Pet.

I think her best role was in the PG Porn classic "Nailing Your Wife" along with guess who...

Don't be skeered. "PG Porn" means exactly what it says. It's for people who love the sketchy music, bad acting and horrible dialogue, but would rather not actually watch people humping.
If you want to see more, go to creator James Gunn's website.

PG PORN- NAILING YOUR WIFE with Nathan Fillion... by MrHaggisPie

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St Patrick's

How can we have St Patrick's day on a Tuesday? Why didn't we just move it to a weekend like all the other holidays?

How are we supposed to do any quality drinking?


Monday, March 16, 2015

In The News...

Dakota Meyer and Bristol Palin engaged

As soon as he impregnates her, the Conservative Nexus of the Universe will be just nine months away.
[Insert name here] Meyer for President in 2050!


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday morning sleep-in #127

We got a pup.

Deposit has been put down, anyway. He won't be able to come home with us until April sometime.

We're still undecided on a name. We're torn between BUBBA and JAYNE.

Isn't he cute?

Hint: He's the brown one.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Saturday Morning Coffee #148

Jeffrey, over at The Feral Irishman posted an article about an elderly couple getting pulled over in Georgia and harassed by the Po-Po.
Can't say I find it all that shocking. Let me list for you all the reasons I've been pulled over driving in Georgia, Florida and Alabama:

Failing to signal more than 100 ft before a turn (In bumper-to-bumper traffic)
"Weaving" within my lane ('Cause, you know, I could be shitfaced at 10am)
Failing to obey traffic signs (You know when you're traveling on a little backroad highway at 55 and you pass one of those signs with a picture of an intersection with 45 mph below it? Yeah...cops down here love those signs.)
Driving too fast for road conditions (I now know that wet roads mean I'm supposed to drive 10 mph under the limit....depending on what county/state I'm in.)
Window tint (as soon as I crossed the border from Florida into Georgia)

and my all-time favorite...

Your vehicle matches the description of...(insert bullshit here)

Not one of those stops has ever resulted in an actual traffic ticket. Not. One. Stop.

They just want to look in my truck and I don't blame them, One look at my truck and you'd think it was a drug-smugglers wet dream. It's a crew cab pickup and the back seat is completely crammed with suitcases, tools, test equipment, boxes, etc., etc., etc...
The cooler full of bottled water and diet Pepsi rides in the front passenger seat so I can reach it while I'm driving...oh yeah, they looooove that.

I used to simply refuse the search on principle. That pisses them off and ends up dragging everything out for an extra half-hour or more. It also brings out the inner Cartman in the worst of them.
Now I've finally discovered the magic talisman to ward off overly-authoritative goons.


By the time they're asking to search the vehicle, they've already seen my registration and they know I'm driving a company truck.
"Gosh, I don't know if I have the authority to give you permission to search the vehicle." Stroke goatee thoughtfully for two seconds. "Hey! I know! I've got a card with some 1-800 numbers on it for if we get in an accident or something. They have company lawyers available 24/7. We can call them up!" Insert helpful and friendly smile here.

Game over.

Funny story about that cooler...

You wouldn't believe what happens to dogs when they catch the scent of sausages from Hilltop Meat Co. in my cooler. Hell, the smell of those sausages gets me drooling.

Check them out. They can ship sausages by UPS.

MSgt B gives them two thumbs up.


Friday, March 13, 2015

Quite a Harvest

The Reaper's scythe cut deeply this week.

Sir Terry and Jimmy Greenspoon have both been taken within a day of each other.

 Sir Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series

Jimmy Greenspoon, keyboardist for Three Dog Night


Thursday, March 12, 2015

I'm Dyin' Over Here

Monday in Tampa
Tuesday in Jacksonville
Wednesday in Savannah
Thursday in Huntsville
Friday I'm going to hide under my bed with a bottle of Jack.

The bug guts on the windshield are getting too thick to see through.

And here I only thought it was for making guns...

3D printed swimsuit. 


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hump Day Rule 5 - Gal Gadot

The next Wonder Woman.

Now I just need to figure out how to convince the Old Lady that we need to see this movie for the plot.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Busy Busy Busy


Work and all that.


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Saturday Morning Coffee #147

50 years ago this week, The Sound of Music was released. (March 2nd, 1965)

So last night, Mrs B and I sat down to watch it.

I ended up on the phone for half of the movie. It'd just been one of those Friday's. The one where just about everything that can go wrong...does.

Still a good movie. What I saw of it, anyway.

SrA B will be by this evening to return Mrs B's truck that he's been driving the last couple weeks.
I'll have to drive him back down to Panama City tomorrow, then on to work in Florida next week.

I still haven't cleaned the Sig we shot at the range down there last weekend. Probably be a good idea to do that one of these days.

It's been failing to slide-lock on the last round lately. Actually, about 70% of the time when we were using it.