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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.


Katie, Bar the Door

Or rather, lock the cash box. Kim once again extols the virtues of the Ruger Blackhawk .30 Carbine revolver.... I know this is high on MO's wish list, and he spent some time fondling one at the NRA show this weekend. Of course, he fondled a lot of other guns, too, so who knows what will be next.

The coolest thing I saw at the show wasn't actually a gun, since I'm feeling fairly satisfied in that department (MO does a very good job of keeping me armed--thank you sweetie :-) but rather was this cool gizmo. It's a "bullet" fitted with a laser light. You load this thing and when you dry fire, it zaps the laser and you can see exactly where you were aiming. At home, for instance.... Without going to the range, for example....

They have kits for various calibers of pistol, revolver, rifle and shotgun. MO sez the cost of the kit would buy a lot of ammo, but then, he's a pretty good natural shot already--some of us aren't. I love the idea of practicing at home without the bang, as it were. And count the range fees, not just the ammo, and the cost gets better. Plus, what FUN!

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