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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.


In preparation

The More-or-Less-Annual Parental Visit begins this weekend (woohoo!!) and the MO has made some adjustments to the household armory. (I know those don't sound related, or at least not in a good way, but they are, and it doesn't involve any in-law enmity.) Dad wants to go shoot pistols, so the MO came up with a "new shooters" plan, which starts with a small revolver and works up to a large automatic. To do this, though, he needed a small revolver.

A .22 revolver was supposed to be the first installment in the gun purchasing plan but we ended up doing it totally backwards (big stuff first, little stuff later) so we didn't have one. Until last weekend! MO traded in a well-marketed-and-very-expensive-but-not-so-well-manufactured 1911 for the biggest .22 I've ever seen. (Ok, technically the 6" barrel one would be bigger, but hey, it's still quite a hefty small-caliber revolver.) It is pretty cool to pop that cylinder open and see ten-count-em-ten rounds....

I think it will be an excellent introduction for the parentals. They've been listening to me rave about shooting for just over two years now, so I just hope they enjoy it as much as I think they will.

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