1-21.09 I will laugh    2009-01-21 02:18:12 ET
For all of those who think libralism is the answer to all the worlds problems, I will laugh at your disapointment.

 Anomalism 12-14.8 Hexagon is home.    2008-12-14 11:04:01 ET
Doctor Hexagon is home from Korea for good and it is also My Lady Anomalous's birthday. Thier is much relief and much joy. Now if only I didn't have to work out in the cold and the wet for the next 3 days.

 Anomalism 12 -7 .8 ccw training today    2008-12-07 20:03:50 ET
Yesterday and today was spent in a training class for conceal/carry. Yesterday was the classroom portion and today was the shooting part. It was 15 degrees out and 6 inches of snow on the groud. Not at all ideal but everyone was game for it so we stood out on the range for 3 hours going through the various training exercizes until our toes were hurting rather badly. I was the only one shooting 45acp, everyone else had 9mm or smaller. I had the biggest gun also,not for egos sake but because I just don't have any compact handguns, (but now I have an excuse to get one). Everyone else had problems with thier guns jamming or failng to feed. My big clunky 45 worked flawlessly.(I wish I could say my shooting was flawless). I am now now certified as qualified to apply for a ccw liscense. So soon I will be armed and dangerous instead of just dangerous doesn't that make everyone feel so much safer?

 Anomalism 06-14.8 Sad News    2008-06-14 06:31:53 ET
E.Z. the kerosene cat has died. We noticed that he had lost a lot of weight and his breathing was labored, so we took him to the vet. He had 4 broken ribs, a twisted sternum and a colapsed lung. He also had a lot of fluid around his lungs and in hs body cavity. I thought at frst that some one had kicked him or possibly a fall. The fall was out because a fall that would do that kind of damage would have broken a cats chin. So the kick thing was a possibility because he will walk up to anyone and in fact everyone who comes into the yard. The doc sent a sample to the lab and it came back as cancer a couple days later. So there was no hope of getting better from this one, the bones had broken because there was not enough left to keep them intact. It was too advanced to save him this time. I say this time because of his history of near death experiences that have required many trips to the vet. (in fact more than all the other cats combined) He has been chewed upon and punctured by many creatures. He has had eardrum punctured and had infection that had one eye badly dialated. He staggered in the door nonchalantly one morning covered from head to toe with kerosene. So many times we have been heard to say "E.Z. what the ____ have you been doing?!!!" E.Z. would jump on the hood of every car that pulled in the driveway and greet them, he would jump in any open car door without hesitation, (tried to go with the pizza guy several times), (also went 30 miles in the tunk of the neighbors car once before they found him). He would do bad things to annoy you when he wanted to go outside, because he knew he would get tossed high in the air out the door. When we were living in our realtor's basement waiting for the new old house to be ready he would drive us nuts at night wanting out. so we put him in one of the cars with a litter box at night. So he turned on the hazard lights and wore down the battery. He has taken many trips to the gun shop or the grocery with me because it was hard to keep him out of the cars. he always loved adventure and would go with us every time we would go for a walk up on the cliffs. E.Z. has been unique among all the cats I have known.

 Anomalism 03-07.8 could use a little global warming.    2008-03-07 17:14:34 ET
Had 10" of snow a week ago. Some of that melted, then an ice storm. Ice everywhere power lines down, power out for 2 days. Came back on yesterday late, now a blizzard that is supposed to last into Sunday, yay. Power out in winter is bad for most but since we heat with wood we did not need to leave the house and deal with pipes freezing as some did. Lots of broken tree bits to cut up for the fire. More than doubled my firewood reserve right out of my front yard. I was in the living room just after dark the second day when I heard a big crack and then a bigger crash. The tree is big enough that the branch that broke off is 2' thick. It missed the house and landed in between all three of the young locust trees we planted in the front yard and did no damage at all. The Elm on the other side of the house was not so generous and dropped a branch into the sidewall of one of Severity's tires. We got through it all without too much trouble as we have "power out supplies". We are a long way from being survivalists, but I can say it is impressive what a modicum of preparedness can do for you. Still it is no substitute for being blessed and we are very much that.

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