Ambivalent Skeptic

March 1, 2012

My internet is back up – FINALLY!

Filed under: Current events — Clint1911 @ 10:19 pm

My fiance and I moved home a while ago. Total Charlie Foxtrot. The new place had a bad hardware connection so it took more work than usual to get things up and running.

January 23, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year!

Filed under: Current events — Clint1911 @ 9:42 pm

One nice thing about Chinese new year is how it is a few weeks after the holiday rush. This lets you calm down and decide what you really want to do with the new year.

Mas Ayoob also writes about a waiting a few weeks to make new years resolutions at his place.

Secondly, it’s nice to have a “theme” to the next twelve months. “Year of the Dragon” seems like a good time to get married.

Edit to add a cool vid.


November 2, 2011

Bad News: RIP William the Coroner

Filed under: blogging,Current events — Clint1911 @ 12:01 am

Local blogger is gone.

At the Northcoast Blogger Shoot, some of us had the idea of local bloggers getting together irl more often. I was interested but have been so busy lately.

William seemed like a good man; I wish we could have had those wonderful late-night conversations among friends together.

Make the most of the time you have, because that is all the time you have.



October 13, 2011

AZ ammo, Anti-Zombie

Filed under: ammo,Current events — Clint1911 @ 11:07 pm

Hornady now has Anti-Zombie Ammo out soon. They’re called “Z-Max,” (rhymes with A-Max).

Seems to be flex tip ammo with a neon green tip. Green? Someone explain to them what “Chery PIE” means…

More here:

October 3, 2011

Changes in Ohio CCW laws

Filed under: Current events,law,politics — Clint1911 @ 5:19 pm

This page is a reference for the new laws regarding concealed carry in Ohio.

In short, one may carry in a place that serve alcohol as-long-as one does NOT drink, and there is no holster required in motor vehicles.

And if you have a problem with guns in bars, read this:


June 13, 2011

“Irish” Sushi

Filed under: Current events,Perspective — Clint1911 @ 9:28 am

This weekend I went to a local “Irish” Festival.
In addition to the regular carnival foods, one vender had sushi.

So there I was with my girlfriend, in the rain, eating sushi while bathed in the city lights, here in the middle of Ohio.

It was a wonderful night and I enjoyed every minute of it.


You can keep the flying cars; the future is pretty cool.

May 7, 2011

Family Health Crisis

Filed under: Current events — Clint1911 @ 3:52 pm

Mom is awaiting a helicopter to go to a hospital for open heart surgery.

It’s going to be an odd week.

May 4, 2011

Sixty and six tenths pounds

Filed under: blogging,Current events — Clint1911 @ 11:20 pm

60.6 lbs

That is the weight of all the swag and catalogs I grabbed at the NRA convention.

I started Friday morning on the lower floor with the smaller display area. When I finished I went to Craig Boddington’s seminar at 2pm. It lasted until 4:30 pm and the building closed at 6. I had an hour and a half to realize the upper floor was more than I could cover an Saturday. And I wouldn’t be there on Sunday.

My idea, once I figured I would not have the chance to cover everything at the four acres of displays, was to cover the whole floor and gather as many catalogs as possible. This way I would have beau coup reference material for afterwards.

Bonus; I would get a quick once over of all the vendor displays.

Good plan. It didn’t work. First there was too much to go though. I made a good start that first afternoon but not good enough. The following morning took longer than I planned.

I did, however, make mental notes of what displays I wanted to return to and focus on. This was the actually the main goal of this plan.

There just wasn’t enough time.

Lunch took too long and I wasted my time looking at protesters. However, hanging out with gunbloggers and going the the 1911 seminar where, in and of themselves, worth the trip to Pittsburgh.

The real time killer was going back and forth revisiting displays, remembering what I wanted to revisit, and then trying to find the smaller ones.

And, of course, I missed plenty on good displays my first time though. If a large display on my right had my attention I would miss a small booth on my left.

Next time, I’ll have a schedule. I’ll allocate so much time for different parts of the convention. You really can’t plan for these things because the unexpected stuff it want the trip is all about.

But I will be more organized for the next one. I might have a backpack as well.

At least I can still use the catalogs to feed future blog posts.

May 2, 2011

Bin Laden dead; we have proof

Filed under: Current events — Clint1911 @ 9:51 am

More here:
Google search

Back from the NRA convention…

Filed under: Current events — Clint1911 @ 9:48 am

…And I pushed my body a little too hard.

I don’t hurt, but I am tired and sick. Friday was an 22-hour day where I woke at midnight (with three hours sleep) and didn’t make it the hotel until 10 pm. The being sick part? I woke up at 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. due to my throat being sore.

I didn’t make it to the blogger dinner Sat night. For the best, I might have made someone sick.

Time to finish catching up on sleep. (I worked last night.)

Have 877 photos to share. Should have been over 1000. Will post [not that many] soon.

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