sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Blogging from Texas

I've been hanging out in Texas this week working on consulting projects, but there was time in between work to meet a few bloggers that y'all see on this blog from time to time.

I went to the Anglican compound where Fr. Michael (LSP) does his work and since all work and no play is unacceptable we went out shooting and punched holes in paper.

Lonestar Parson and I met Pretty Jenny and her family at a restaurant. Pretty Jenny is prettier in person than in the photos...which is likely why she's known as Pretty Jenny.

Pretty Jenny and her son, Clement
While on walk-about I encountered a hedgehog that was apparently trained to go for the jugular.


Here are a few snapshots from the range day with Lone Star Parson:

LL with LSP's hardware
LSP demonstrates how the Royal Army does it.
The Texas weather was just about as perfect as anyone could ask for. LSP and Pretty Jenny assured me that was the case all year. However I think that they're playing with me. Here are a few quotes from Mark Twain regarding the Texas climate in summer:
"If I owned Hell and Texas, I'd live in Hell and rent out Texas."
"When a person is accustomed to 128 in the shade, his ideas about cold weather are not valuable....In Texas, "cold weather" is merely a conventional phrase and has come into use through the necessity of having some way to distinguish between weather which will melt a brass door-knob and weather which will only make it mushy."

18 comments:

  1. Aw, what lovely compliments :) Thank you.

    It was such a treat to see y'all!! Thanks for making the journey! Here's hoping you're back in Texas again soon.

    ...And I am so, so, SO sorry about the hedgehog incident...

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    1. -- I truly didn't know I had a monty python killer bunny on my hands. Will warn future knights who pass through...

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    2. I secretly suspect that you trained that fierce and heavily armored and spiked creature to attack after she pretended to be friendly

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    3. hedgehogs don't need much training in berserker behavior. it's just what they do. I ought to have been coaching her to only attack OTHER Californians-- not nice ones!

      Also, your blogging friends are very nice with their compliments. I'll tell Begonia to not attack them either. :)

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    4. Yeah. Not ALL Californians are Begonia's enemies.

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    1. Sadly the party is over and I'm at the airport (one step ahead of the law)

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  3. But it's a DRY heat (most of the time)... :-) Glad you got some down time and punched some holes!

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  4. That was great fun, LL! Next time I'll try to redeem my pistol performance...

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    1. I think that the Glock might be an option to consider.

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    2. Preaching to the converted.

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