Not entirely happy about having to give back an hour of my year to get some extra daylight in the evenings.
Brian and I got up with intentions of getting out of the house early. I guess we did, we left a 1/2 hour earlier than usual...11. We headed out to the Farmer's Market in Flint for chicken, eggs, and a large back of fresh, tasty veggies. We also treated ourselves to a pound of large olives and some mellow Gorgonzola. Brian had already procured a fresh bottle of Belvedere vodka, and the goal was to end the evening enjoying a few extra dry martinis with Gorgonzola stuffed olives.
After that, we headed up to Bay City for a model builders show at the armory. It wasn't as large a show as the modelers magazine and website touted, but it was a lot of fun to see what other folks entered into the competition. Hands down, Brian's work on the space models would bring him trophies and accolades. The folks who do the tanks are the best of the lot for miniature realism. I did get a cool compliment. A judge stopped me as I passed him and said he really wanted to compliment me on my hair. Then he gently grabbed my arm and stepped back and said "Girl, you've got style! Very nice!" as he motioned to my outfit. (I was in my eclectic mood. Baja hoodie in black and purple stripes, a crinkled broomstick skirt with silver buttons down the side, and ankle boots with a silver buckle. My version of hippie)
On the way back, Brian convinced me to stop at the Gun & Knife show we saw at Birch Run on our way up to Bay City. I always love spending some time with the survivalists. These are folks you want to know...just in case *wink* We are currently looking to pick up a couple of target pistols and spend some time at one of the local ranges. We are also looking at a nice, yet low cost pump shotgun to have in the house.
In any case, like orienell
said in his post, he bought me my first concealed weapon yesterday.
I've been wanting a nice folding knife for when I go out walking, and in the garden for cutting herbs. The serrated edge is perfect for woody stems. It's a 3" blade. I wanted a Shrade brass and wood folding knife, but when I saw the serrated edge on this one, I decided this was the way to go.
So, we start with the stabby stabby, and eventually will move on to the noisemakers.