Saturday, November 21, 2009

Isn't It Amazing...

...what you find when you are not looking for it?

Case in point: Some time back another blogger and I had a short email exchange regarding author Dean Ing and one of his books, Single Combat.

Suddenly, I had a desire to re-read the book, but I couldn't find my copy. Considering the number of moves we've made in 20 years, it's not surprising that it got misplaced. My worst fears were that it had been sold at a garage/tag/rummage sale for next to nothing, that it was in one of the boxes still in storage at the folks' place or that it was in one of the boxes that got tossed when the basement flooded a few years ago.

A quick search online showed that while not made of unobtanium, it did tend to be a bit tough to find, so my urge to read it was offset by immediate unavailability.

Fast forward to today. I'm moving stuff in the storage shed to put the window AC unit away for the winter. I open up a storage tote to see what's in it, and lo and behold, here are several books I thought I'd lost, including my copy of Single Combat.

Now I gotta put more effort into finishing the "Honey Do" list so I can sit down and enjoy a good book!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ammo Day

Today is National Ammo Day.

Pick up 100 rounds of your favorite boomstick fodder - it's just after 4 PM here so there's still a few hours to get in on the fun!

Details here.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Out of STEAM

Just returned from a weekend in Marshalltown IA at ABATE of Iowa's annual training gathering, Iowa STEAM (Seminar To Educate And Motivate).

It was a great weekend of learning and socializing, biker style.

After a 3 hour drive home, a quick trip to the grocery store, and dealing with a dead router on the home network, now it's almost time to get ready to go to work.

At least I got a good night's sleep Saturday night...instead of enjoying mass quantities of adult beverages around the hotel pool. Sometimes it sucks to be a responsible adult.