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Fatwa Arbuckle: Enema of the State
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Re teh thread GIF: Meh…it’s only a Beetle. 😉

Caturday greetings from drear -- and cooler -- yet Happy Larryville, GN!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Enema of the State
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There ain’t enough wasabi in teh world…just sayin’.

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Sven
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Sven
7 years ago

BOGO?

Sven
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Sven
7 years ago

One of the worse things ever is when you are really tired and you crawl into bed and roll over right into a wet messy mass of vomit. It’s really bad when it’s your partner’s vomit, but it’s not much less bad when it’s your cat’s vomit.

This cat has a bed, but she’s never vomited in it. No, that would be wrong. She has to climb out of her bed, jump into my bed, and then puke. And then go back over to her bed and go to sleep. And never say a word about it.

Cats suck. A dog would at least eat its own vomit and make some effort to clean up after himself.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Enema of the State
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Reply to  Sven

Sven --

I must confess that reading of your vomit misfortune caused great mirth here in Happy -- and, apparently -- Mean-Spirted Larryville.

(Which had nothing whatsoever to do with the droll fashion in which you related your account. Nope…we’re just flat-out Bad Gerbils here at CasaK. But not so bad as to blame teh victim; we do have some sense of propriety. Because GoodWifeK says we do. And no…she didn’t make me add that; rather, it was a keenly-honed sense of self preservation.) 😉

Sven
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Sven
7 years ago

You guys are bad gerbils. Bad Jooooooish gerbils. Bad southern Jooooooish gerbils. Just to be precise.

To make up for it, I expect you to buy me lunch at Zig’s the next time you are out here.

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Reply to  Sven

Done and done, sir!

(Presuming that it’s still open, of course.)

Oh…shalom, y’all!

Gotta go prep the chicken-fried boiled chicken; BBL.

Sven
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Sven
7 years ago

So I’ve completed three weeks at my new job. I’m the Sr. (read only) Technical Writer in the IT Dept for a large retail outlet. If I mentioned the name, you’d know it. In terms of size, they did about $2.1 billion in sales last year, have about 300 stores right now, and are adding a new one every week. Privately held. Family business with a lot of weird history behind it-at least over the last two years when a power struggle forced the founder out and it was taken over by his kids. Out with the old and in with the new. (Some details changed, exaggerated, minimized-old habits dying hard and all that.)

The IT dept is a mess-one of them places where they all work harder instead of smarter. In the three weeks I’ve been there, they had two network outages-one that lasted about 6 hours. They’ve also been hacked with the target being credit card and customer information. Was that one successful? Officially, they say no, but folks I’ve talked with aint so sure. No integrated systems running things, but a rather extreme hodgepodge of separate systems literally for every department and business process-all kludged together-leading to a huge IT group.

There’s that old cliche about not getting a second chance to make a first impression. My first impression is that these guys are seriously f*cked up, but they work hard to keep things going. They take pride in how disorganized they really are and how chaotic the environment is. Out loud, they say they want to change things and they are doing a lot of hiring to make that happen, but I also think they are going through the motions-there isn’t a game plan in place as to where they want to go.

So, for me, I’m thankful to have a job. I can do the work, and I will do the work and do it to the best of my ability. But I also know that it isnt going to make a bit of difference. For the first time in a long time, this is going to be only about a paycheck.

Mrs Sven got home from work at 11:00 last night. We’ve talked about this and the effect it is having on her health, but I can’t make any headway with her.

Sven
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Sven
7 years ago

Regarding the thread pic, that’s either really lightweight oil she’s pouring all over the engine or it aint oil at all. Funny anyhow, especially since she’s blonde.

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Reply to  Sven

…that’s either really lightweight oil she’s pouring all over the engine or it aint oil at all.

If I were a betting man, I’d say it’s water. Nonetheless, a humorous GIF.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago

Happy Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Sorry about your cat-vomit travails, Sven. I related your tale to Teh Family and we all shook our heads and agreed with your position. Sorry about the job situations (both yours and Mrs. Sven’s). Unfortunately, in the on-going depression poised to take-off economy, a lot of people are going to have to settle for “just a paycheck”.

Teh Older and Teh Younger are taking me out shooting today, so I’ve been busy going through the shooting supplies and reloading some 38 special and 45 acp.

Sven
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Sven
7 years ago
Reply to  Machinist

Im sorry to hear about your MiL, Mac. My thoughts and prayers continue in that regard.

I’ve tried several different tactics with Mrs Sven to no avail. I was actually happy earlier in the week when she was getting home by 7ish, but that was blown out by yesterday. It’s 11:00 now, and she’s still asleep upstairs.

It aint easy doing these types of hours once you hit and pass the age of 50. To add insult to injury, once again she’s supporting groups for which she is not suppose to be responsible.

Sven
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Sven
7 years ago

Good fun shooting, Paddy.

Sven
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Sven
7 years ago

When you guys consider buying a new gun, are you loyal to any particular manufacturer? I’m thinking, now that I am once again employed, of picking up a new 1911. Any recommendations?

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago
Reply to  Sven

Hey, Sven! No, I don’t have any particular loyalties. I have pistols from the following manufacturers: Star, Astra, Springfield, Remington Rand, Colt, S&W, and High Standard. No complaints with any of them. I’ve always had a good impression of Kimber, but have never been able to afford one.

Try out whatever you are interested in, at least how it feels in your hand. A buddy of mine absolutely loves the Desert Eagle in large calibers because it fits his large hands.

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Mac --

We’re very saddened to hear about Elena’s mother; know that you’re all in our thoughts even more than usual.

Paddy --

Hope you had a good time at teh range.

Sven --

Bummer about your job as well Mrs. Sven’s ridiculous hours. (FWIW, Powerball’s up to $114.6M cash value tonight. Despite the fact I’m annoyed they raised their tickets to $2 / play earlier this year, I purchased one this afternoon as the risk v. reward is almost acceptable…WTF.) 😉

SiL has a Kimber 1911 Custom 2 he purchased used; even as a relative newbie, I really enjoy shooting it. Feels good in my hand and I’m always pleasantly surprised with the accuracy I can achieve.

Off to make dinner of some sort…

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago

Had a great time shooting. Fixed some of the feeding problems I’ve had with some of my reloads. Now I need to adjust the powder charges and see how that changes accuracy. I fired some standard (purchased) cast lead bullets with wax-type lube and compared them with hard-cast bullets with a graphite coating and was amazed at the difference. The standard lead rounds produced very noticeable clouds of smoke from the wax, while the graphite rounds behaved like jacketed bullets. Unfortunately, the company I bought them from is no longer in business.

Teh Older turns out to be a pretty good shot with a pistol. Teh Younger, who is an ace with a shotgun, struggles. By struggle, I mean his shots at 7 yds stay within an 8 in. diameter circle.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago
Reply to  Machinist

We were shooting both a stock Springfield government model 1911A1 and a compact Star PD. He had the same performance with my Colt Trooper Mark III and slightly better with the High Standard Military in .22.

Sven
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Sven
7 years ago

Thanks, guys-appreciate the advice. The one I have now is a Springfield Armory and I’ve enjoyed it, bought it used several years ago, but with even a couple of trips to the supposedly best 1911 gunsmith on the west coast, it still jams. It aint my wrists or grip either as Ive had other guys shoot it and it jams with them as well. I ‘m always on edge with it when I shoot-waiting for it to jam. But I only paid $450 for it and think I’ve gotten my money’s worth.

I’ve never had a new gun before-all mine have been used. Might be nice.

BBQ’d some steaks for dinner; Mrs Sven was sleeping, I woke her up, told her dinner was ready-she said OK, and apparently went right back to sleep. Best let her rest.