Friday, March 28, 2008

My car is 6 figures

28 March 2008 marks a very important day. Two things have happened today. First, my brother has reached the monumental age of 30 and he is still a menace to society. Yes ladies, he is single and available.

Second, my car reached it's 100,000 mile mark. Yes folks, 6 figures refers to its mileage and its current value in pennies, not it's value in dollars. My car has never needed any major repairs, just regular oil changes and maintenance.

Here are pictures of the momentous occasion (Sorry, the car not the birthday. I sadly won't be able to head to Oregon for my brother's birthday).

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

There is still no cure for the common birthday

Approaching my birthday this year was interesting. I didn't look forward to it; I didn't dread it. There wasn't anything that I really wanted either.

I received some nice shirts, a tie, and Mario Galaxy for the Wii (I am actually really excited about playing that). Nothing major. But, as I said, I didn't have a list of items I really wanted.

I started thinking about my indifference to my birthday this year and came to the conclusion that it is probably because I am generally content and happy. I don't have any great needs, I am in good health, and I don't have much stress in my life. What more do I need.

So all in all, this has been a good birthday and the day isn't even half over.

If anyone needs gift ideas even though I don't have any major needs or wants, it wouldn't hurt my feelings if a nice competition rifle in .338 lapua showed up on my doorstep. Something like ...

It can be found here.

For those that may accuse me of plagiarizing, the title for this post is actually a quote.

There is still no cure for the common birthday.
~ John Glenn

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

This ain't Dodge City. And you ain't Bill Hickok.

I recently sent my Kimber 84M Montana rifle in for warranty repair. It had seemed to be kicking a little hard, accuracy wasn't where I expected it to be, and a small hairline crack had appeared in the stock in the bolt handle recess. It was within the manufacturers warranty, and the shop I purchased the rifle from has a lifetime warranty. I brought it back to Impact Guns and they took care of shipping the gun off to Kimber. Two weeks later Kimber sent back my newly re-stocked rifle. It was like shooting a completely different gun. I am guessing the original stock had problems from the very first. After sighting in the rifle again, here are the results.

Three shots in a quarter sized grouping. I'm sure there are plenty of better shots out there, but I am very happy with the results.

It's a cold cold world

On the 22-23 of February, Ian and I went on a winter camp with his scout group. We built a snow cave for shelter.

Sorry, no welcome mat, we forgot to bring one. There really isn't room for company anyhow.

It's cozy inside, but that worked well for staying warm.

My roommate has heard the call for breakfast.

There was around 6 feet of snow, and we arrived to the area in a whiteout. We were well prepared for the conditions though and had a great time.