Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Back already

Got back from Reno late Sunday from GBRVII still getting it together.  Things to unpack, guns to clean, pictures to download, yardwork to catch up on.
It was a good time; I got to meet more people that I had been reading for years but never met, and got to see others that I met last year.
Not Clauswitz (Keith) has a good summary of the people there; he also has a few pics in some of the later posts.  He is one of the people that I have read for years but never met; it was good to finally remedy that.
Most of my photos are people at meetings and general sit-around-and-bullshit sessions.
Saturday my wife and I drove over to Lake Tahoe (a short trip from Reno) for lunch and to get away to the mountains; had a relaxing time over there.  Hopefully we will get to go again next year.
There were a lot of door prizes given out, and some good stuff raffled off.  We had guns from Ruger and High Point, and accessories from Sig Sauer, Leupold, and others.

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I'm a bit melancholy about the date yesterday.  I usually don't post anything about it, since there are others who do so much better than I do.  A couple are here that I think you may like.
Great Satan Inc.
Home on the Range

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The presidential campaigns are shaping up to be some of the ugliest I've seen; it seems to be that every time an ad hits the TV that it has less to do with facts and the economy, and more to do with ad hominem attacks.
I refuse to watch campaign speeches and ads; I prefer to look at the records of the candidates.  Anybody can talk a good game and make promises; I want to know how well they kept promises in the past, that's what tells me what they are likely to do.  Politicians are bullshit artists; never believe anything they say without proof and evidence of past deeds.
Just my opinion.

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Not a really cheerful playlist, but it fit my mood.  Any favorites or comments in this bunch?

"Veteran of the Psychic Wars" by Blue Öyster Cult
"Eve of Destruction" by Barry McGuire
"Harlem Nocturne" by Sam Taylor
"I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" by Hank Williams
"Close My Eyes Forever" by Lita Ford and Ozzie Osbourne
"No Time" by The Guess Who
"Hurt" by Johnny Cash
"Allentown" by Billy Joel
"Knockin' on Heaven's Door" by Bob Dylan
"I Am a Rock" by Simon and Garfunkel














7 comments:

James Higham said...

Got back from Reno late Sunday from GBRVII still getting it together. Things to unpack, guns to clean ...

That would make a fabulous first line of a book.

BobG said...

James: especially if it was a book about a hit man...

NotClauswitz said...

That was really awesome meeting you and Sandy and I can't wait to do it again! But now I need to get started on my thank-you letters to the sponsors... :-)

meleah rebeccah said...

Awesome! I love meeting bloggers In Real Life!

I have NO WORDS for the politics this year. It's off the wall. The end.

Favorite on the playlist?

"I Am a Rock" by Simon and Garfunkel

Sue said...

So cool that you got to meet online friends in person.

I confess I haven't visited for a while. Before it seemed to take a long time to load for me and often didn't come up properly. Is this a new format? It loaded perfectly and looks great.

Simon & Garfunkle - my mom had a phase when she played their album on our stereo almost every day - great memories :-)

BobG said...

NotClauswitz: had a great time meeting you also, and my wife enjoyed the time talking with you.

Meleah: I always like hearing from you; the one from S & G is one of my favorites also.

Sue: thanks for dropping by. I haven't changed anything, maybe Blogger has done something different.
I wish my garden had been doing as well as yours seems to do.

Brigid said...

Thank you for the link. If you have photos of a certain someone that weren't posted, you know the addy.

All is well here, though we are off to all corners of the globe lately, it seems.

But it was good to get home to a gun show, even if bacheloring it. :-)