10 May 2014

The International 100 Mile Ride

Hey folks!

So it's that time of year again: we'll soon be doing the 100 Mile Ride for BACA. I had a goal this year: $200. Unfortunately, I'm currently going to be a bit short of that. So I'm going to up the stakes a bit.

If friends on Face Book (and the couple readers I have here) donate enough to push me over the $200 line, I'll be listing all the "out there" colors of hair dye available at my local Sally Beauty Supply. Folks will have one week to vote: the winner is the color I'll dye my head (and post pics of the result, here and on FB)

Hit me up at baca.strings@gmail.com. I do have a paypal acct (under a different addy), if that works better than sending a check. And remember: all proceeds go towards helping abused kids!

08 May 2014

Veterens' Day Essay

So... a good friend's 11 year old daughter recently won a contest for essay she wrote about "what Veterans' Day means to me". Occurs to me that y'all might like to give it a read.

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What Veteran's Day Means to Me
By: Alexandria Kifer

Veteran's Day is a time to remember the heroic men and women who faithfully and courageously served our country and to whom we owe our precious lives.
Today is cold, I can hear the stormy wind singing its sad song, but I feel proud and calm.  In my hands is an envelope with the name of a courageous and valiant veteran on it.  He was on a mission in Vietnam, fighting the enemy, when his aircraft was shot down.  The damage to his plane was beyond repair.  Many of his crewmen were killed or wounded, but he survived.
I try to envision his pain.  War is bloody, cruel, and haunting.  He encountered death many times, but survived its deadly jaws.  He had a dream that one day there would be peace for every child, man, and woman in the world.  I would like to give this brave and heroic veteran a gift from my heart.  I would like to thank him and all veterans for the heroic and courageous sacrifices they made to preserve our priceless freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Our veterans are wise, courageous, generous and heroic men and women whose love and unselfish service to our country are an inspirations to all of us.  Their sacrifices and bravery made this great country of ours, the land of the Free, and the home of the Brave.

Veterens' Day Essay

So... a good friend's 11 year old daughter recently won a contest for essay she wrote about "what Veterans' Day means to me". Occurs to me that y'all might like to give it a read.

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What Veteran's Day Means to Me
By: Alexandria Kifer

Veteran's Day is a time to remember the heroic men and women who faithfully and courageously served our country and to whom we owe our precious lives.
Today is cold, I can hear the stormy wind singing its sad song, but I feel proud and calm.  In my hands is an envelope with the name of a courageous and valiant veteran on it.  He was on a mission in Vietnam, fighting the enemy, when his aircraft was shot down.  The damage to his plane was beyond repair.  Many of his crewmen were killed or wounded, but he survived.
I try to envision his pain.  War is bloody, cruel, and haunting.  He encountered death many times, but survived its deadly jaws.  He had a dream that one day there would be peace for every child, man, and woman in the world.  I would like to give this brave and heroic veteran a gift from my heart.  I would like to thank him and all veterans for the heroic and courageous sacrifices they made to preserve our priceless freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Our veterans are wise, courageous, generous and heroic men and women whose love and unselfish service to our country are an inspirations to all of us.  Their sacrifices and bravery made this great country of ours, the land of the Free, and the home of the Brave.

24 April 2014

Weird grocery

So... haven't really mentioned it before, but I do have a day job, working for an inventory service. Which means I sometimes see things categorized in slightly odd fashions

Thus is one of those times. Unfortunately, this is NOT the oddest I've seen

20 April 2014

You keep using that word...

... I do not think it means what you think it means

The money quote here, regarding this murder/suicide:

"Question is to whether or not she was safe, she was, in fact, we were protecting her. We also made sure with the protective order in addition to, provided protection to him," Hite said. "I think due diligence was done by detectives in both cases, making sure there was protection around him and her. There is some technology we used to make sure that happened."

Remember this the next time someone says something to you about how you should just cower behind a piece of paper

02 December 2013

A good man needs a lill assisstance

So... it's come to my attention that Dennis at Dragon Leatherworks has recently had some serious medical issues, to the point that he has been unable to work at his bench (meaning holsters are behind, and cashflow is suffering).

Since I think Dennis is a good guy, and I REALLY want to see my holster, I'd like everyone who has a couple extra bucks to go here and buy some DLW swag. Let's help keep one of the good guys going!

18 November 2013

New project

So... some friends have been running a podcast for awhile, and they've managed to draw me in as a part of their cast. Recorded a new episode today: if you follow a pagan path of any kind, go take a listen at Another Pagan Podcast

Roughly biweekly: I'll post here when we do another episode. And by all means, let me know if you have a topic you want to hear about!

This ep, we discuss misused words.

09 November 2013

On this day...

On this day in 1775, the world's most elite group of bellhops was founded.

Happy birthday, jarheads. My bags are in the trunk: make sure they make it to my room ok >;)

Seriously though: Happy Marine Corps Birthday