26 July 2006

Busy, Busy

Services have been fun. It's nice to have something concrete to DO instead of just dinking around waiting for stuff to break. I'll admit to being underemployed most days.

Power is still twinky. Ours cut out at 1100 today in the building with company offices. No AC and no lights? I ain't trying to work by flashlight. Early lunch.

It's annoying how many deficiencies I'm turning up with services. People need to PMCS their friggin' stuff, and bring it in to me if there is a problem. I can fix most things, and order parts for the rest. But I am not telepathic. You'd think weapons maintinence would be a priority in a warzone. But then again, I'm used to being in a line company.

Gaming is contagious. I'm no where near a 7th Sea game and Jen talking about it is making me create a character. Unfortunately, building a bogatyr with halfblood sorcery, decent stats, and a sword school is nearly impossible on a 50 point budget. It would be nice if I could get to some place where I could actually game.

Which reminds me, I was discussing re-up with the CO, and he mentioned that 1CD is deploying real soon now, like September or so. I am not likely to PCS before April which means that Cav will have been downrange for 6 months, closer to 7 when I get to where ever I'm going. Plus the fact that they are standing up a Maneuver Enhancement Brigade at Hood means that Ft. Hood is a real possibility, if it is offered as an option when I re-enlist. I won't be re-upping this fiscal year, so there is some time to consider this. But I like Texas, and UT-Austin has a Textile and Fabric program that Jen would be interested in, and it's near most of my family (parents, brother, 1 grandparent, and an aunt excepted, unfortunately).

Plus, Jen and I really like Texas. Texas is God's Country. Texas also has great Concealed Carry laws, although personally I'm not big on CC. I'd rather carry a big honkin' automatic on a dropleg holster and dare the Socially Disadvantaged Youth of America to try me. Weapons serve their purpose best if they deter violence before it happens. Deterrance requires two things. First, people have to know you have a weapon. Second, they have to believe you will use it. This generally requires being actually willing to use it, but I digress.

Although, if I open carry in Texas, I will also have to purchase a tooled leather gunbelt/holster and an engraved revolver in order to wear to formal occasions. :) The belt and holster will probably be black so that it will go with the Stetson and boots. See, Jen? I'm figuring this whole Texan Fashion thing out!

I'm adding more blogs to my blogroll. Commenters on this blog may be added to the blogroll from time to time. I ain't promising, of course. Gotta write something worth reading in your blog. And if your only blog is an LJ and you're on my flist over on LJ, I'm not likely to link you here also. Such is life.

8 Comments:

Blogger Tim Covington said...

"I'd rather carry a big honkin' automatic on a dropleg holster"

So would I. But, considering I know how to conceal a 1911, this isn't much of a problem.

"I will also have to purchase a tooled leather gunbelt/holster and an engraved revolver"

This is also known as a barbeque gun. However, open carry in most of Texas is iffy at best. I know, it doesn't make sense. But, it is true.

If you do get the gunbelt/holster thing, you need to get a lever action rifle also. Then, you can look into cowboy action shooting.
http://www.sassnet.com/
This will give Jen an excuse to make up costumes.

3:36 PM  
Anonymous sappersdad said...

I learned a long time ago that NCO are just supposed to know who has what type of problem. Officers in a HHC are worse than PFCs about problems since they are too busy doing "importnat work".

3:52 PM  
Blogger A Soldier's Girl said...

Just to let you know, the game I'm in right now...100 point characters, baybee!!

*smooch* Off to the GP appt. We'll see what she has to say.

Love you.

4:53 PM  
Blogger A Soldier's Girl said...

Okay, since I didn't leave a long enough comment before...

Services have been fun. It's nice to have something concrete to DO instead of just dinking around waiting for stuff to break. I'll admit to being underemployed most days.

And my snailmail box isn't full up with sappy love letters why? :D

Power is still twinky. Ours cut out at 1100 today in the building with company offices. No AC and no lights? I ain't trying to work by flashlight. Early lunch.

What did you have to eat?

It's annoying how many deficiencies I'm turning up with services. People need to PMCS their friggin' stuff, and bring it in to me if there is a problem. I can fix most things, and order parts for the rest. But I am not telepathic. You'd think weapons maintinence would be a priority in a warzone. But then again, I'm used to being in a line company.

HHC pogues, speaking as one, are idiots about weapons maintenance. I can't tell you how many times I'd get a funny look when I had my weapon spread across my desk cleaning it. "What are you doing that for?"
"Because I actually get off Taji and I might NEED it."
"Oh."

Gaming is contagious. I'm no where near a 7th Sea game and Jen talking about it is making me create a character. Unfortunately, building a bogatyr with halfblood sorcery, decent stats, and a sword school is nearly impossible on a 50 point budget. It would be nice if I could get to some place where I could actually game.

Like I said, it's 100 points. :-) So, green eyes and an honorable nature? Hmm. Well, they do say art imitates life.

Which reminds me, I was discussing re-up with the CO, and he mentioned that 1CD is deploying real soon now, like September or so. I am not likely to PCS before April which means that Cav will have been downrange for 6 months, closer to 7 when I get to where ever I'm going. Plus the fact that they are standing up a Maneuver Enhancement Brigade at Hood means that Ft. Hood is a real possibility, if it is offered as an option when I re-enlist.

Unsurprisingly, my 'rents are in favor of it.

I won't be re-upping this fiscal year, so there is some time to consider this. But I like Texas, and UT-Austin has a Textile and Fabric program that Jen would be interested in, and it's near most of my family (parents, brother, 1 grandparent, and an aunt excepted, unfortunately).

Well, maybe we can get at least part of the family to come to their senses and move to Texas. :-D

Joe and Michelle are looking at being in Texas sometime in the next five years.

Plus, Jen and I really like Texas. Texas is God's Country. Texas also has great Concealed Carry laws, although personally I'm not big on CC. I'd rather carry a big honkin' automatic on a dropleg holster and dare the Socially Disadvantaged Youth of America to try me. Weapons serve their purpose best if they deter violence before it happens. Deterrance requires two things. First, people have to know you have a weapon. Second, they have to believe you will use it. This generally requires being actually willing to use it, but I digress.

Texas is indeed God's country. :-)

Although, if I open carry in Texas, I will also have to purchase a tooled leather gunbelt/holster and an engraved revolver in order to wear to formal occasions. :) The belt and holster will probably be black so that it will go with the Stetson and boots. See, Jen? I'm figuring this whole Texan Fashion thing out!

I've never heard of a rig like that being called a barbeque gun, like Tim said, but we would have to get involved in SASS, if nothing else for the...wait for it...costuming!

I'm adding more blogs to my blogroll. Commenters on this blog may be added to the blogroll from time to time. I ain't promising, of course. Gotta write something worth reading in your blog. And if your only blog is an LJ and you're on my flist over on LJ, I'm not likely to link you here also. Such is life.

Glad that you liked LawDog. I think he's pretty good. :-)

2:02 AM  
Blogger A Soldier's Girl said...

Okay, since I didn't leave a long enough comment before...

Services have been fun. It's nice to have something concrete to DO instead of just dinking around waiting for stuff to break. I'll admit to being underemployed most days.

And my snailmail box isn't full up with sappy love letters why? :D

Power is still twinky. Ours cut out at 1100 today in the building with company offices. No AC and no lights? I ain't trying to work by flashlight. Early lunch.

What did you have to eat?

It's annoying how many deficiencies I'm turning up with services. People need to PMCS their friggin' stuff, and bring it in to me if there is a problem. I can fix most things, and order parts for the rest. But I am not telepathic. You'd think weapons maintinence would be a priority in a warzone. But then again, I'm used to being in a line company.

HHC pogues, speaking as one, are idiots about weapons maintenance. I can't tell you how many times I'd get a funny look when I had my weapon spread across my desk cleaning it. "What are you doing that for?"
"Because I actually get off Taji and I might NEED it."
"Oh."

Gaming is contagious. I'm no where near a 7th Sea game and Jen talking about it is making me create a character. Unfortunately, building a bogatyr with halfblood sorcery, decent stats, and a sword school is nearly impossible on a 50 point budget. It would be nice if I could get to some place where I could actually game.

Like I said, it's 100 points. :-) So, green eyes and an honorable nature? Hmm. Well, they do say art imitates life.

Which reminds me, I was discussing re-up with the CO, and he mentioned that 1CD is deploying real soon now, like September or so. I am not likely to PCS before April which means that Cav will have been downrange for 6 months, closer to 7 when I get to where ever I'm going. Plus the fact that they are standing up a Maneuver Enhancement Brigade at Hood means that Ft. Hood is a real possibility, if it is offered as an option when I re-enlist.

Unsurprisingly, my 'rents are in favor of it.

I won't be re-upping this fiscal year, so there is some time to consider this. But I like Texas, and UT-Austin has a Textile and Fabric program that Jen would be interested in, and it's near most of my family (parents, brother, 1 grandparent, and an aunt excepted, unfortunately).

Well, maybe we can get at least part of the family to come to their senses and move to Texas. :-D

Joe and Michelle are looking at being in Texas sometime in the next five years.

Plus, Jen and I really like Texas. Texas is God's Country. Texas also has great Concealed Carry laws, although personally I'm not big on CC. I'd rather carry a big honkin' automatic on a dropleg holster and dare the Socially Disadvantaged Youth of America to try me. Weapons serve their purpose best if they deter violence before it happens. Deterrance requires two things. First, people have to know you have a weapon. Second, they have to believe you will use it. This generally requires being actually willing to use it, but I digress.

Texas is indeed God's country. :-)

Although, if I open carry in Texas, I will also have to purchase a tooled leather gunbelt/holster and an engraved revolver in order to wear to formal occasions. :) The belt and holster will probably be black so that it will go with the Stetson and boots. See, Jen? I'm figuring this whole Texan Fashion thing out!

I've never heard of a rig like that being called a barbeque gun, like Tim said, but we would have to get involved in SASS, if nothing else for the...wait for it...costuming!

I'm adding more blogs to my blogroll. Commenters on this blog may be added to the blogroll from time to time. I ain't promising, of course. Gotta write something worth reading in your blog. And if your only blog is an LJ and you're on my flist over on LJ, I'm not likely to link you here also. Such is life.

Glad that you liked LawDog. I think he's pretty good. :-)

8:14 PM  
Blogger Tim Covington said...

Yeah, I still haven't gone to one of the SASS matches yet. Probably after I come out of hibernation for the summer (I hibernate in the Texas summer). Then, I have the choices of Greenville or Glen Rose. Neither one is really close.

12:58 AM  
Anonymous Ryan Gill said...

I'd have thought the dropleg holster with a scoped broom handle mauser would be more your style, but then I don't figure your style at all.....

3:51 AM  
Blogger Tim Covington said...

Quite a bit more expensive, but that could work too.
http://www.iar-arms.com/mauser.htm

6:00 AM  

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