Friday, December 14, 2018


We got a bunch of plastic ducks from a vendor. They are pretty much useless paperweights. Several are now lined up on one of the cube dividers. Boss was commenting on them.

Coworker1: Yah well the two of us put ours up there and pretty soon there are seven of them now.
C2: I'm not sure what they are doing at night.
Me: Well when the daddy duck loves the mommy duck...

Sunday, October 21, 2018


There's a new kind of post-t notes. Looks like they are trying for more blue collar business. I was interested to see how they would do as an alternative to rite in the rain notebooks.

Pencils where disapointing. I used two different cheap 0.7 automatics. I didn't have a wood pencil handy and tried one later. (#2 HB)  It wrote similar to the second automatic.

Pens are good to go.

Hi-lighters smudged very easily.

Fine sharpies had some bleeding issues. Ultrafine sharpies did well.

Cost ? $5 for 135 3X3in notes.

Adhesive and water resistance tests to follow!

Dear FCC and whomever. Items used where purchased by the reviewer. Please apologize to the plants and trees for working hard to make the oxygen you are wasting.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Tactical Tyrone.

One of the perils of night shift work is having to do your grocery shopping late at night. Thank $diety there is a 24hr wallmart on the way home. As you can imagine I see plenty of oddballs. Tonight I spotted Tactical Tyrone. He was dressed all in black and tactical gear all over. Added large OFFICER patches both front and back. (not sneaking up on anyone now are you?) I strongly suspect Mr Tyrone is a bail bondsman. Also wasn't a costume since I"m guessing there was real armor to go with the baton and fire extinguisher sized mace. I've seen SWAT dudes roll lighter.

Not that big of a deal. Not worth mentioning except he had a single stack subcompact (Think it was a Taurus) in what looked like a level bajillion retention holster. The holster was probably three times the size of the gun and it had the pistol a good inch or two from his belt. Then I noticed he didn't have a magazine in the gun. *blink*

Mentioned it to him, he knew. *blink* *blink* *twitch*

Monday, July 2, 2018

Cleveland Plain Dealer special section on Guns.

I suffered so you don't have to. 8+ pages of anti propaganda! My stance on the subject is pretty obvious. So was the PD's Supposed to be a big deal about bringing a large group of people together to see if civil discussion can be had. My conclusion:
"We just want to have a conversation" when they mean "You pro gun people need to shaddup and listen and give up your rights"

Hi-lights for you marking your bingo cards.

Anti gun cop featured.
frequent Columbine and school shooting references.
Racist cop acting badly story.
Anti supporting moderators hiding their motivations.
Every pro gun voice is wrong here is why. Pro gun side people's stories seem rewritten specifically to show they are wrong while the anti gun side's bios are clear.
Miss-idenified a Girandoni air rifle as a firearm
Miss-identifed a modern AR-15 complete with suppressor and grenade launcher as a 1950s Armalite AR-15
Doubt there was a single positive adverb for the pro gun side. Most pro gun statements where surrounded by negative slanted verbage.
Frequent NRA is evil/racist/ect. About the only positive NRA mention is that one person now realizes that NRA members don't like being called evil. (as the person prepares signs for an anti gun rally)
Refered to progun postings as "mainsplaining" and "lawyerly rat at tat tat of gun statistics"

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Are you ready for that bump in the night?

Thought I heard something outside of my 2nd story bathroom. Where I live it's pretty common since the houses are really close together. Perfect opportunity for some Training (tm) Commence operation WHAT THE FUC* WAS THAT!?!?!?!

Mission brief: Defensive forces will begin in status oblivious and must get to the supply point, designated bedroom and obtain standard equipment. Then they will conduct a low light perimeter patrol.

Likey opposing forces: Random suburban animals such as stray cats or probably just noisy neighbors.

Lessons learned:
1. Footwear needed retrieved from under dresser. Slip on shoes relocated to nightstand drawer.
2. Easy access safe also proved easy to obstruct with random stuff. DERP!
3. Flashlight while operational should have been recharged. Eye sear setting was disabled due to lowish battery.
4. Gunbelt needs to be made up and put in a place where it won't be buried by stuff. I'm not going all seal team food court but Holster/Mag carrier/flashlight/blowout kit/Pepper spray/cell phone deal would be a good idea. Having a holster for when the patrol was completed would have been preferable.
4b Cell phone does not need to be activated to call 911. Just needs to be charged.

Strategic wins.

1. Habit of leaving previous day's pants/shorts at the ready meant patrol was not conducted in boxers.
2. Quick access gunsafe means loaded firearms where kept at hand.
3. Motion sensor lights where a good idea. They would have indicated recent movement and more light is usually a good thing. More lights might be on order soon.
4. Backup large maglight style flashlight kept by the backdoor.

But but? why don't you have an AR and level IV body armor ready to go? Don't you operate bro?
no....I really don't anticipate running into anything that a good flashlight in the eyes and harsh language won't resolve. Failing that $handgun should be enough for 99.999% of scenarios. That being said I do live really close to a big city that has seen antifa/occupy activity and do plan accordingly.

I'm just glad the local chapter of occupy was a bunch of dunderheads (I sorta knew two of them that where charged) and when they tried to blow up a bridge they failed. pro tip ...never buy your explosives from the FBI.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018


Coworker: I need to use the facilities. (as he heads to the bathrooms)
Me:Oddly enough relevant to the call I'm documenting. I just hope it's not for the same thing.
Coworker2: oh?
Me: Backdoor not closing.
Coworker: Welcome back from vacation.
Me: Spending quality time with your cats?
Asian coworker: *shakes head* BBQ.
Me: Mandatory Asian BBQ cat joke goes here!

Saturday, June 9, 2018


Not really that exciting. It's only a $100 China/Walmart grill. My even cheaper tabletop is getting rickety and I don't want to tempt fate anymore. Got it together with only some frustration. Who am I kidding , tried to peal the finish off with some "Navy" vocabulary. And just my luck the rain that was forecast all day decided to show up 1/3 of the way through. That meant I was assembling on the poarch which isn't that bad. Well then my aunt got home and needed by. @#$%^%^#%$#

Got it together without needing first aid and it's working. Fate struck again as the SirLoin (tm) I was thawing out was still mostly frozen. *&^&%$%$#%$@#%^&*(^&%$
Sacrificed some hotdogs...The chicken turned out pretty good.

It's beer O'clock

Since I'm here I checked the stats. France?!?! what's the deal?!? Leave a comment if you want more of something...