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"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.


Definitely Not a Natural Shot

So I went to the handgun range by myself for the first time today. I'm still kind of amped up about it, even though I didn't shoot very well. I only shot one box and with no-one to talk to, no targets zooming in and out, no switching guns, etc. it didn't take long at all. I'd love to go every day at lunch, but I'd be broke in short order.

Anyhow, here's the first target (4 inch diameter inner circle, 6 inch outer):

and yes, that leftmost one is really only half-a-hole off the edge of the page :-( Plus I can only find 11 holes there, so one must have gone off into the wild blue yonder.

My next target wasn't any better, but about halfway through I finally found the middle (more or less):

I quit early on that one because I thought it looked pretty good :-) There was one waaaaay down at the bottom of the page that obviously didn't belong, but we're not talking about that right now, are we?

I'm shooting all double-action but very close--the first marker on the range. Maybe 3 yards? I don't actually know....

It didn't get any better than that, although, looking at the whole page, it didn't really get a whole lot worse. (Pat on back.) Even though it wasn't a very long session, I was physically done after shooting just one box. Partly from being tense about being there by myself, and partly because, well, the gun's heavy.

I definitely need practice, but Ivan rocks :-)

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