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  • The easiest way to stay under budget when you go to the home improvement center is to not bring your bank card.
    • They open at 7 AM, for the record.  I won’t lose too much time.
  • When a bear smiles at you, you probably ought to check to make sure he’s not just showing you his teeth.
  • Hmmm, go to downtown Louisville to rub elbows with a few hundred thousand of my closest friends, or pack a lunch and go to the zoo with Boo.  Decisions, decisions.
  • For you writers out there, does it feel odd to develop a character and really round them out, even though you’ve already sketched out their grisly, squishy death?
  • Geek moment – Trying to explain to someone young why something is the way it is in Unix/Linux, and realizing that they will never understand things like systems with limited RAM or hard drive space.
  • The look in Boo’s eyes when he got the practice sword I bought him for his birthday was awesome.
    • At the same time, the conversation I had with the Nashville police about how it was made of plastic when I was walking to my truck Saturday night was pretty cool, too.
    • I can already see that I’m going to have to buy something for myself.  That little guy is fast and strong.
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  1. Bryn

     /  April 17, 2015

    So, the sword…..
    Gladius or spatha pattern perchance….?
    The only other pattern which strikes me as a possibility is Viking?

    Anyone else with any guesses before all is revealed…?

  2. Yeah. I developed Loki more in my head than I did on paper in The Godshead. And it doesn’t get much bloodier or grislier than being eaten by Fenrir.

  3. “When a bear smiles at you, you probably ought to check to make sure he’s not just showing you his teeth.”

    Hell, when a bear smiles at you, don’t hang around. The odds that he is smiling instead of just showing his teeth are not worth calculating.

  4. Roy

     /  April 18, 2015

    Just so you know… They get faster and stronger the older YOU get.

  5. Murphy's Law

     /  April 18, 2015

    I vote you take Boo to the airshow. Because F-86 and P-51.

  6. Geek moment selling Satellite Internet services: When you start talking really slowly to your customer on the phone trying to explain what they are getting vis a vis a Data Allowance… And you HOPE they fail credit so they stay OFF your internet.

  7. Airshow vote over here too! 🙂

  8. Wandring Neurons

     /  April 18, 2015

    Heh. Watching you carry the gladius around during and after the NRA AM was entertaining. “That’s not a knife, THIS is a knife”. Good to hear Boo got such a kick from it.
    Oh, and our discussion Saturday evening, we forgot a character: The Sphinx.
    Good that your drive back was uneventful and safe. Ours was too. May have broken the jinx on the RV.

    • That’s good news. Troubleshooting a vehicular problem can be expensive. It was great to meet you at NRAAM and I hope you can come next year.

  9. oddball79

     /  April 18, 2015

    I’m guessing the cops were doing the friendly “what’cha doing?” routine, since we got rid of any blade length restrictions last year.

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