1 – I’d like to point your attention to Sam Harper, who makes long bows and recurve bows on the cheap. Real cheap. His ‘build alongs’ are informative and entertaining, even if you never intend to build your own bow. He tells about making his own tools and jigs out of discarded materials from local construction sites, and does a great job explaining many of the mysteries of the science of archery from the mechanical side. If you read a few of his articles and don’t come away with a few laughs and fresh pieces of information, I don’t know what else to tell you.
2 – As Teen Bot (formerly known as Wee Bot) and I have taken our lunch breaks, we have been tuning in to silly things to watch on the interwebtron. We’ve been completely through Eek! The Cat, Animaniacs, and most of Homestar Runner. But the other day, on a YouTube wander, we ran across this gem of parody:
For the last few days, I’ve had “everybody poops, and if they don’t they’re an android, and should be destroyed,” stuck in my head. I honestly feel a little guilty for laughing so hard at such sophomoric humor. Oh well. Grown ups are just kids that owe money, after all.
3 – A while back, I was contacted by Bob Campbell, who requested several holsters for review. It appears that he did publish a project that features one of my holsters, as A Girl pointed out. I’ll be looking forward to seeing what else Bob has to say about my work in the future. It’s nice to see my name there beside some that are far more well recognized!
4 – I’m looking forward to getting this stock installed on my shotgun, but it’s going to take more time and money than I first realized. That’s about the way these things work though. Jenni just got a new camera (delayed Christmas funded by tax return), and we’ll be taking some pics of it (as well as everything else we can get our hands on). Who knew that a little hinge could be so expensive or hard to come by? And, what does it say about me that I’ve determined that the easiest way to accommodate a pistol grip on my scattergun is to make my adapter so that it accepts an AR grip adapter for an AK? I’m afraid that I’m going to have to pick up the hinge, pistol grip, and grip adapter before I can even think about getting the piece of billet that I’ll need to grind down to put it all together. I need to do some funds recharging before I can get that hinge.
5 – Uncle touched a point that I wanted to go back and review because I understand his sentiment, but I haven’t taken the time to do that. I can relate to his frustration. I’m opinionated. I’m impassioned. From time to time, people think I’m arguing with them when I’m not. Often, I’m not even disagreeing with them! I learned long ago never to mock someone else’s taste in dog or cat breeds, cars, or firearms. People take those things very personally.
6 – We have jalapeño and bhut jolokias sprouting right now. We’re going to have to pick up some habaneros as we weren’t able to get any viable seeds from last year’s ‘crop.’ But, I think I’d like to get my greasy paws on some of those moruga scorpions. Even the pepper’s name sounds wicked!
7 – Recently, I’ve had a couple people ask if I could make a holster to accommodate these things. As inexpensive as they are, I’ll probably order one if anybody actually places an order.
8 – I see the holster business taking on a laser cutter in the not-so-distant future. In streamlining my most time consuming activities, cutting is right up there. I don’t really have any place to put the thing at the moment. Don’t worry, when I make that jump, I’ll put it to more creative uses than simple panel cutting.
That being said, when it comes to rave type music, I still prefer Infected Mushroom.