Tuesday, March 19, 2013

She says that like it is a bad thing.

"At a St. Patrick's Day breakfast in South Boston this past weekend, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) took a jab at pro-legalization Republican State Representative Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk), who is currently vying for the Republican nomination for Senate in Massachusetts's upcoming special election.

Addressing the crowd, Senator Warren said, "I advise everyone to pay very close attention to Dan Winslow's platform. He has a 100 percent ranking from the gun lobby and he's for the legalization of marijuana. He wants us armed and stoned.""


Sounds like he is a man we need in Washington.
Some music for this morning,   NSFW!

A Girly Ruger 10/22?

Not posting like I should.   Weather has been up and down.  Warm one day, cold the next.   The constant changes keep my MS stirred up. 

Went to a gun show last weekend.   Picked up a  Ruger 10/22 with  a synthetic stock.   Looked for some 22LR shells, but I wanted to bring all my arms and legs back home.

My girl has been shooting her Crickett bolt action and her Rossi break action 22.   She is a pretty good shot with the Rossi.  She said the Crickett   was harder to aim with it's rear peep sight.   But on the way home from the range one day she said  "Daddy, I want a gun that shoots more than once."   The next trip I let her try my SW MP 15-22  with a red dot reflex sight.   She liked it but said it was too heavy.  So we started looking for a 10/22.   

She wanted a  wood stocked version, but when I found the wood and syn stocks next to each other, the wood stock felt a bit heavier.   

I had a spare reflex sight and put it on the Ruger.  That made my girl pretty happy.   I used a LaserLyte  bore sight to get it roughly zeroed in.    We still haven't been able to shoot it. Too much rain and cold.   

We started looking at options to pretty up the black syn stock on the 10/22.    After looking at painting the stock, she decided she wanted to DIY DipKit it. 
Ok, I should be able to do that.  But then looking at the patterns, she picked the most girly one on the website.  Spring Lily.  http://www.diydipkits.com/details.php?prodId=143  I did talk her into using the dark blue base paint.    We are going to wait until she gets out of school to attempt this project.  It is raining too much now to  work outside.  Maybe by then she will pick a different pattern.

Spring Lily

Sunday, February 17, 2013


My first blog post on this new adventure.  This place will contain my ramblings, rants,stories about my daughter and  tales about Bobby the Bobtailed Cat.

The child  or as I sometimes call her "My Minion" is seven and a half.    She is my reason to be on this Earth.
Yesterday was a busy day.  I had bought the child a rifle, Rossi Combo  .22 LR and .410 barrels.  She has been chomping at the bit to go shoot it.   So we went to check out a local gun club, to inspect the facilities and apply for membership.  We really liked the place.  Planning our first shooting trip tomorrow, if we can find a block of time when it isn't raining.

After the shooting range trip, we had to go into town for her to have a belt ceremony for her Tae Kwon Do.  She started back last August.  This was her second advancement.  She moved up from a yellow-brown belt to a yellow-red belt.  The little girl was pretty nervous.  On the way she said  "Daddy, I have butterflies in my tummy.".    One of the tests the students had to pass to be advanced was to break a board using a front snap kick.    Most of the class took several tries to get it done, the instructor told them they had to do it or they would not get their new belts.   On the way home, my girl told me, "That made me mad when he said we had to break the board or we wouldn't get our new belts. So I kicked that board really hard.."  She got her new belt.
 After the Belt Ceremony, we had lunch and some errands, then off to her basketball game.   She is rather busy, but basketball is over next week and we can go back to twice weekly  TKD  lessons.
 I drug into the house last evening and was in bed by 7 pm.

Thanks for reading this!