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  • Someone once told me that “If you don’t shoot weekly, you’ll shoot weakly.”
    • This weekend, I proved that if you only shoot quarterly, then your shooting won’t be worth two bits.
  • You know it’s been a long time when you open the gun safe and ask yourself, “When did I buy an SKS?”
  • The best part about holding the Raingutter Regatta in the school cafeteria is the fact that the floor always gets a good, thorough mopping after tear down.
  • Kids were fascinated with the concept of syphoning the water out of the gutters after the races.  I refrained from mentioning that I learned it from my father during the gas shortage in the 1970’s.
  • I want credit for refraining from sending an electronic guffaw to someone in an on-line group this evening.  You see, said someone was boasting about what a ‘warrior’ they were when they were in the Army, lo these many years ago.
    • Said someone failed to mention the time I had to coach him through zeroing his weapon and he broke down into shaking sobs after the first three shots.
  • A pulled muscle in your lower back is nature’s way of telling you that you need to slow down and read books for a couple of days.
  • I’m re-reading the Monster Hunter International series, and it occurred to me that someone should make an MHI sticker that reads “Skippy Is My Co-Pilot”, complete with the green smiley face.
  • Boo is listening to the audiobook of “Starship Troopers”, and seems to be enjoying it.
    • He giggled like a fiend at the “30 Second Bomb”
    • He also thinks that Sergeant Zim is a complete badass

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  1. You should have him READ Starship Troopers.

    Better, more detail, and more lessons.


  2. John in Philly

     /  November 20, 2018

    MHI sticker in OD green and black with “Skippy Is My Co-Pilot”?
    I know this guy.
    Check your email.


  3. I usually ask myself “Why didn’t I buy a dozen SKSs when they were cheap…?”

    Also… I admire your restraint. I’m pretty sure I would have been so disgusted with that whimpering idiot I would have mocked him the second he showed up in that online group…


  4. OldNFO

     /  November 21, 2018

    I’ve never regretted NOT buying one, even when they were 49.95, you pick it… 🙂


  5. Alan Simpson

     /  November 24, 2018

    Whatever you do don’t let him watch the movie. It will scar him for life.


    • If a movie of Starship Troopers is ever made, I will let him watch it. So far, there has never been a movie made. Nope. No movie.


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