Sunday, July 22, 2012

Where the Hell Have I Been?

Out, is where.

I meant what I said about getting out of the house and off this horrible, hateful, benighted couch.  And I'm pleased to report that I'm actually getting that done, even though it's the heat of summer and part of me wants to sit naked in front of a fan until dark.

I'm going out.

I don't have an unlimited supply of cash, so it's not like I go out and spend a bundle on, I don't know, Jimmy Chu shoes and Ping Drivers and Peruvian cocaine. But I go out and do stuff that takes up time, gets me out of the house, and maybe puts a little fresh air into my lungs.

Some days I make what's called "the thrift store loop" - the Goodwill store and the three or four dollar stores near me to look for bargains.  I fantasize about buying a chair, like a recliner, and tossing this couch onto the curb. Then I remember the first rule of buying cloth furniture from Goodwill, which is: DON'T.

Some days I head down to my local gun shop to have a chin-wag with the old boys who think that President Obama is the Antichrist. My sense of obligation dictates that I buy something once a week - like a package of paper targets, or a box of ammo, or something small. Call it rent. And usually the owner of the shop buys us all coffee from the Dunkie's right across the street, so it's all good. Although since I'm the youngest one there by an easy 10 years I usually am tapped to go get it, but that's ok too.

I like to go to the shooting range, but I can't do that all too often, because it's $25 in lane rental fees, and  another 15-20 bucks in ammo. I mean, sure, I could take my .22 and put 100 rounds downrange for six bucks, but the whole idea of a .22 rifle is to be able to shoot out a quarter at 75 yards, and the range's longest lane is 25 - and that's no fun.

And there's food shopping, and errands, and various this-n-that's around town.  All in all I find myself out perhaps three weekdays out of five, sometimes four. And whereas that's good for me on many levels, it does not leave me much time to blog.

So - be of good cheer. I'm alive and well - better in fact than it some little while - and ever with the prospect of getting better. I won't make any grand sweeping statements about how I'm done blogging; in fact I might start right back up again with the same old frequency at the drop of a hat. I'm just going to be blogging a bit less.

Blogging less, and living more.  I have to say, I like the new formula.


10 comments:

  1. Sounds good. But yeah -- no more "I'm shutting down my blog" crap like another blogger we know. I'd hate to start thinking you two have more in common than meets the eye ...

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    1. Why, who else is shutting down their blog?

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    2. No worries mate.
      we'll all be here, naked on the couch with the AC blowing under our sac's waiting for your next post.
      You keep living life and I'll keep watching Game of Thrones Season 1 until the cows come home or until my nards get too cold and I have to put on pants.

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    3. Uhhh ... a bloger we texted about a few days ago has threatened to shut down his blog at least twice this year . And yes -- I am glad that you and your weapons are over 1,000 miles away.

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    4. Not to worry Lightning, neither you nor anyone else have anything to fear from any of my weapons unless you are a paper target or a chipmunk. Or a zombie, but of course, it's widely known that they don't read.

      And thanks @Grrouchy Boy, and you've obviously learned the great truth about the human male scrotum: its thin skin and web of blood vessels serve to cool you, like the elephant's ear does, so the a/c is well-placed on the ol' ball sac. Although being a resident of Vegas I'd have thought you'd mention something WAY more appropriate to testicles: the swamp cooler.

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  2. Thrilled with your post. Thrilled your're getting out of the house on a regular basis and out of the hot basement...erm...man cave. And yeah, no need for any sweeping statements, just do your thang.

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    1. Hear that everybody? Josie's THRILLED by me. I rock her world! Ain't it grand?

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    2. That's right Bitch, THRILLED.

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  3. Awww, looks like you might go back to being her main boy toy again. The planets will be aligned properly ...

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  4. Good for you friend!!! Just don't miss Fridays.

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