Gun Show

I went to a gun show at the fairgrounds yesterday. I was hoping to find someone to ask about what I needed to do to get a gun from Nebraska to Maryland. I also wanted to find out about taking a gun class. I’ve fired guns before, but I want to review safety and shooting information.

I didn't get any beef jerky.

I didn’t get any beef jerky.

As it turns out, I got what I wanted from one place. There was a booth there that was run by a gun range. The guy there had lots of information for me, and more than that, gave me his email address and said I should email him to follow up. Cool!

The rest of the show was interesting. I was a little out of my element. I don’t know much about guns. Still, it was fun to look at all the displays. It was also interesting to see the people who were there. There was a dinosaur show going on in a different building, so there were a lot of kids in the parking lot. Not many of them were at the gun show.

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  1. Lauren says:

    Ha! I can’t think about ‘getting tickets to the gun show’ without seeing some guy kiss his biceps. Where did that come from?

    How come you can’t just ship a gun through the mail? Who would know? You know what we could do? I could bring one to you on the train. Nobody cares or checks what you have on the train.

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Water Works

Yesterday I decided to fix the leaky faucet in my upstairs bathroom. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get the cold water shut off, so I stalled out. I was going to get some penetrating oil, but I got sidetracked.

I should have pulled that thing off and cleaned under it a long time ago.

I should have pulled that thing off and cleaned under it a long time ago.

I got sidetracked because the replacement parts for my aquarium siphon arrived in the mail. I’ve needed to clean my aquarium for a long time, but haven’t been able to because my siphon was broken. I was so excited to have a working siphon, I got to it right away.



After the aquarium was clean, I decided to get some new shrimp for my tank. The aquarium store was out of them, but they did have some neon tetras. I added to my school of them. The shrimp come in Thursday, but that’s choir practice night. Maybe next weekend.

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Yesterday in Life Skills class, we talked about cheese. I showed Alton Brown on an episode of Good Eats talking all about cheeses. After the video, I had them taste various cheeses. I think the most exciting thing about the whole class for some of them was that they had never seen oyster crackers. They were more excited about them than the cheese. Maybe I should have a whole class period dedicated to crackers.

Anyway, there was a lot of Parmesan cheese left, and one of the things Alton Brown did was shred it, then bake it at 375 for ten minutes to get crisps. I’d never done that before, so right when I got home, I got to work.

I was chatting on the phone with Beth while I grated the cheese, so I got a little carried away:

Tower of Cheese-a

Tower of Cheese-a

The crisps came out great. Alton put some paprika on some of them and some black pepper on others. I might try that next time. Or maybe smoked paprika. Mmm… smoky flavor…

They're like no-carb potato chips.  Do you suppose the no-carb crowd knows about these?

They’re like no-carb potato chips. Do you suppose the no-carb crowd knows about these?

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So Warm

Happy Friday the Thirteenth!

It was unseasonably warm yesterday. It felt weird. It was great weather for recess… not so great weather for getting stuff done.

I didn’t think to take a screenshot of the temperature until we were talking about the warmth in choir practice. It was still warm out, even though the sun had gone down.

We weren't too far off from Maui temperatures.

We weren’t too far off from Maui temperatures.

Today is still supposed to be pretty nice, but tomorrow and Sunday will be snow and ice. Next week, we’ll be in the mid-fifties. I should check my camellia. I bet it’s blooming. Tomorrow I’ll be home during daylight hours and can check.

Hey Brad! Remember to check your camellia!

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Form Day

I got both of my W-2 forms yesterday. I don’t think that’s ever happened to me before. Usually, I get one, and put it ‘somewhere safe’, hoping I remember where it is when the others come. This year, I have them both in hand at the same time. I could almost do my taxes… “yay,” he said weakly…

I do have some other papers I need before I can do taxes though, so I’ll just put these somewhere safe.

Hopefully I'll remember where these are...

Hopefully I’ll remember where these are…

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