Monday, March 26, 2018

The Proof Is In The Needlework


All the best,
Glenn B

Those Damnable Docks!


All the best,
GB

Ammo Deal Alert - Winchester 9mm NATO, 124 Grain FMJ

Bass Pro Shops has an excellent in store deal (at least in their Little Rock, AR store) on Winchester 9mm NATO, 124 grain, FMJ ammo at $10 per box.

 
Of course, you need to add tax which in the case of their Little Rock store is a whopping 9%! Regardless of the tax, I bought 18 boxes today. It would have ben an even 20 except for the fact I had bought three boxes of it there last week and knew I still had two on hand.

All in all - that is an excellent deal even compared to online pricing in light of my needs. I wanted to buy 500 rounds for my son and 500 for me. Had I bought it online at the least expensive price I could find - with shipping calculated in there, it would have cost a total of $110 to ship 500 rounds to me in NY and another $111 to ship another 500 to my son in AR for a total of $221. The total I spent on a thousand rounds at Bass Pro Shops, in the Little Rock store was $218.

"Such a deal, don't be a schmuck, by another case" is what a little đŸ˜ˆ voice inside my head keeps urging me to do. The thing is, if they were selling it in cases I might do it especially if I had some spare cash, which I do not. As it is, they do not have it in the cases and I do not need another 20 loose boxes of ammo rattling around in my trunk when I drive back to NY so even if I had the cash to spare, what I have now has to be enough.

All the best,
Glenn B

Bozo Gone!!!

I have not been keeping up much with the news lately and how could you blame me since I am on vacation but I have been checking a bit now and then. Today's quick review of recent events in the news brought some sadness into my day; I just found out today about the passing of one of my childhood favorites - Bozo The Clown (aka: Frank Avruch). More at the source.

He was one of the top entertainers of children (and probably of many parents too) during my formative childhood years (yes I am as old as the dinosaurs but not yet quite as old as the hills). Bozo The Clown was a staple, a must watch and just downright wholesomely funny. I have never heard a peep alleging that Mr. Avruch molested children nor that he was a weirdo or criminal of any sort nor do I recall him spewing forth apolitical agenda of one extreme or the other (just try to even imagine any of that with a star today, especially one who entertains children). Even though he (Like many other things) became a part of my childhood lost to me long ago, how can he be forgotten - he will be missed.

All the best,
Glenn B

The Fishing Pier

Brendan and I went shooting yesterday, at Bear Mountain Range - a public range on federal land. He shot his new Yugo SKS, his Beretta M9A3, his Glock 43 and most of the guns I brought along. Mine were the Ruger Redhawk, Glock 30 and a S&W revolver. or some reason, y little gray cells never thought of taking the Colt Detective Special out of my pocket for him to enjoy as well and the Glock 26 never left my hip. Regardless of not shooting those two, we had lots of fun.

After that, we headed to a fishing pier, on the way home, that was located on Remmel Dam Road. We fished for about an hour but had absolutely no luck catching anything (what else is not new). The pier was located in a cove in nice little park that is not on Google Maps. Nice pier on a beautiful cove of 
the Ouachita River. I am guessing there must be fish in it but it will be up to us to discover that some other day. Being I have one week here, and as luck would have it Brendan started a new job just before I arrived, it will have to be this coming weekend or not until next time I get down to AR.
 

Anyway, at least I remembered to get in another kind of shot while at the pier. I do not like selfies, they are not flattering with me looking about 10 years older than my actual age but since Brendan is in this one too - how can I not share it. Him being in the shot makes it worth it. Got some other pics of him too.

 

 


 
Fish or no fish - we had lots of fun - it was an excellent day yesterday!
 
All the best,

Glenn B