Monthly Archives: April 2014

Sin Tax

Dear Niece needed to make another batch of vanilla extract, and I had barely enough vodka in the house.  For those of you who don’t know, real vanilla extract is basically vanilla beans split open and soaked in vodka for … Continue reading

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Unable to Grok

As you know, I like to read. While I enjoy many genres, most of my favorites tend to have fantasy or sci-fi elements. I’m usually good with magic, futuristic technology, and creatures of legend. I also particularly like what are … Continue reading

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More Hitachi Fun

I started telling this story several weeks ago.  First, let’s review. Hitachi fucked up the model trimmer that I bought, and issued a recall. The web page advises to call or email for return instructions. I emailed. Three weeks later, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Flashlights

Some time ago, I added a flashlight to the pile of things that I carry every day. I asked my readers for advice, and ended up choosing Erin‘s suggestion – the Nebo Blueline. After beating the ever loving dog shit … Continue reading

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My Paranoid Nature

AD wrote a post recently about having to break into a home in order to get to the person who had requested his assistance. He offered several ways to help emergency services folks find and get to you. He made … Continue reading

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Recoil Therapy

I haven’t fed Annie since her first successful range trip, well over a year ago. For the newcomers, Annie is my Savage 111 Long Range Hunter rifle chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum, topped with a Weaver T-series 36X benchrest scope. … Continue reading

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Nobody Wants My Money

I keep trying to give people my hard-earned money, but nobody will take it. At least, nobody seems willing to do work that I need done in exchange for my money. I have contacted four different tree companies. One didn’t … Continue reading

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