Sunday, May 6, 2012
Updates & Shit
Oh, herro dere.
My blogging and writing have ground to a standstill lately, either through a case of writer's block or some worldwide conspiracy against me (leaning towards the latter) and this is what you get in the meantime.
I've been one busy son of a bitch lately, trying to kick up my preps into high gear. I've been running three days a week and hiking at least one, though some of those hikes are just jaunts along the train tracks with Gracie. Surprisingly, my knees have held up pretty well; I'm rocking dual knee braces and they help a lot. Cardio has never been my strength, but I am making a deliberate attempt to improve it in the hopes that everyone else will follow suit.
I finished adding doohickeys to the BCS chest rig. The fucker is actually complete now minus the FAK, which is on there but mostly empty. I'll probably have to drop another Hamilton on that before I'm done; I plan on it being larger and more comprehensive than the average IFAK. My BOB is in a shocking state of affairs, having been cannabalized for parts, but bugging out is actually the least of my worries right now so I'm not stressing over it.
I had to reschedule my rifle class but as a consequence I'm taking a different course in September that is more suited to my temperment and skill level. Still haven't gotten out to shoot this spring; I'm thinking I may rectify that real soon. I really want to work on my pistol craft but I don't plan on taking a class until I can afford some private tuition; I'm just really awful with a pistol and I don't carry one for self defense, opting for my baton 99% of the time. (I know, I know, it's not a gun-but it is the weapon I have logged the most training hours on.)
Looking forward to the Hoosier patcom. I really want to meet some of you sick bastards; you sound like people with a lot of interesting stories to tell. I hope to make some new friends and network some allies for our tribe, as well as present my Sexy Scumfuck Action Items list.
Gracie has been singing about Manatees lately. Apparently Hank III appears on a kid's song by a guy called Farmer Jason. The CD (Nature Jams) is on zune so we've been listening to it a lot, and Gracie is always asking for that song. Speaking of Hurricane Gracie, she has gotten in trouble at school for drawing pictures of zombies and pirates that scare the other kids.
I couldn't be more proud.