Life is Hard. Wear a Helmet.

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.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

I Like 'um Thick

Pappy's been playing with his girlfriend next door...

Takes after his Daddy, that one does.



Her name is Zeta, and she's a pit bull mix.

That is one mean-ass dog, but she loves the shit out of Pappy, and he loves the shit out of her too.
She even shares her Frisbees with him. Her owner says she's never done that before.


I'm still afraid to go near her.

Saturday Morning Coffee #158

Almost forgot Pappy has to go to the vet this morning.

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Friday, May 29, 2015

All In How You Say It

Random stuff for Friday. I need to get my work done and get on the road home...

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For Kenny.

The last holdout in California, The Land of Fruits and Nuts...





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Some people call me apathetic,



but I really just don't give a shit.


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Thursday, May 28, 2015

No. Please no.

From a BBC article on military vehicles that civilians can buy.




Go-Ped Knightrider
Country of origin: US/Israel 
Briefing: A scooter on the battlefield? Roger that. Meet the Knightrider, from US scooter-maker Go-Ped. It may bear a passing resemblance to the neighbour kid’s Razor, but don’t be fooled: this two-wheeler is no toy. Based on Go-Ped’s Hoverboard civilian electric scooter and the police-spec ESR-750 Portable Patrol Vehicle, the matte-black Knightrider was designed for stealthy special-forces maneuvers over hostile terrain, with fat knobby tires and a long-travel cantilever-style suspension. The Knightrider’s lithium-ion polymer battery pack and “Torkinator” electric motor deliver a maximum cruising range of 25 miles and a top speed – thanks to a short-burst Turbo mode – of 19mph. So who is using the Knightrider? That’s strictly need-to-know, according to Go-Ped. Says Tactical Division chief executive Dr Ran Lapid: “I can only confirm that the Knightrider was tested by the most prestigious special ops commando units in the world.” 
Price: NA (Go-Ped ESR-750 Portable Patrol Vehicle, $4,700) 
(Emphasis mine)

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When did Gecko45 start writing for the BBC?

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Monday, May 25, 2015

In Memoriam












Chave, Guigal, Raveneau, Dauvissat, Romanée-Conti, Leroy, Coche-Dury, Pétrus, Lafleur, Latour, Haut-Brion, Margaux, Yquem, Krug, Salon, Beaucastel, Huet, Trimbach—these are the most venerated names in all of winedom, and all are French. Exceptional wines are made elsewhere, including the United States, but no other place comes close to matching France for sheer number of bench-mark wines.
At the heart of the French viticultural system is the concept of terroir: the idea that wine is chiefly a product of the physical environment (the soil, the microclimate) in which the grapes were grown, that matching the right grape to the right soil is the essential first step to making fine wine...
~ Mike Steinberger

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday morning sleep-in #137

Urg.

Well. The yard looks great, but I pushed too hard to get it all done in one day. Woke up feeling like ass this morning.

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As usual, Mrs B's knee is the best barometer I've ever seen.

All the weather forecasts said we would not see rain until Monday, but last night Mrs B was limping around looking for her cane.

Guess what we've got today?

Growing old can be useful.

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Miss B departed this morning to go back to Virginia.

Pappy is moping already.


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Saturday Morning Coffee #157

What's in my horoscope for today?

Hedge trimming, lawn mowing and pine straw....

and raking...

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Housebreaking a Dog

I swear I've cleaned up gallons of dog piss over the last few days.

I've been on the road a lot lately, listening to Mrs B complain about how tough a time she was having.

I had no idea.

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Taking Mrs B and Miss B out to dinner tonight.

Pappy is staying locked up in his crate the whole time.

At least he doesn't shit in the house anymore, so that's progress I guess...

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Hump Day Rule 5 - Kristanna Loken

The Terminator
















 







The goat was the whole reason for this post. That's one fine looking goat.

Monday, May 18, 2015

The line between Country and R&B

Has been crossed again.

I swear this guy must be the secret love-child of Wilson Pickett and Patsy Cline.

Awesome tune.

The album, Traveller, just came out on May 5th.






Originally performed by David Allan Coe, then covered by the late great George Jones.

This guy puts some serious soul into the song. He took it way beyond the realm of classic country.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sunday morning sleep-in #136

Miss B has come to visit for a week.

Unfortunately I still have to run to Savannah for a couple days.

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This morning, during coffee, she showed me this shirt. It's from the Nightvale series that she turned me on to 6 months ago or so.




SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!!!

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

A Moment of Silence

...is not appropriate to mark the passing of a man whose music changed people's lives.







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Friday, May 15, 2015

Iron-Ass

It's a term we use for a long stretch of traveling. I think we got it from the Harley riders, there's a lot of them in this region in our company.

We usually use it as a verb. I've been Iron-assing all week.
Savannah Sunday night, West Palm Beach Tuesday night, Fort Lauderdale Wednesday night and Crestview (Eglin AFB) Thursday night. Now it's time to get my butt home to Birmingham for a day or two.

Unfortunately, my ass is not actually made of iron, but I think it's starting to get calluses.

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Cigarettes and alcohol have warning labels because they are addictive, dangerous, and destroy lives.

And yet vaginas are just allowed to roam about freely.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Hump Day Rule 5 - Ronda Rousey

You can thank Joe Speer for this one. He threw up a video on FaceBook and hooked me.































You better not forget that Valentine's Day card...


You want the best gunsmith in Alabama to tune up one of your gats? 
You can get in touch with him at joespeer6@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A Sh*t Magnet

George Zimmerman involved in Florida shooting

We had a name for guys like this back in the day. (When I was still in the AF)

Nobody wanted them on their crew. They just attract sh*t.

Tons of sh*t.

Sh*t would supposedly just fall on them out of the clear blue sky.

Sometimes, you could see that they had walked into a big pile of sh*t...even when they should have seen that sh*t right in front of them.

At other times sh*t just seemed to happen to them, like I said, out of "the clear blue sky"...but after a while you begin to suspect the "clear blue sky" sh*t stories...

Call me callous. Call me an unfeeling bastard, but I don't want this guy on my crew.

He's a sh*t magnet.

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