Sunday, October 30, 2005

Blogger Blastorama

Analogkid and Mollbot go head to head.

We started our day off at the pin range. Analogkid and I had our challenge shoot out, I did manage to win that one, but was beat in the next round by Mollbot. Mollbot, in his turn was beat by JimP.

Mr. Completely shooting his .38 Special wheelgun

Our pumpkin targets

My 22 Beretta just made kinda' neat little holes in the pumpkins, but when I shot Analogkid's 9mm CZ there were nice big holes. What fun!!!

JimP, Mr. Completely and Mollbot intent on making pumpkin puree

Into the garbage with these pieces

Anyone want some Used pumpkin?

Analogkid and Molbot showing what a rifle will do to pumpkins.

We had done our pumpkin shooting at the pistol range, and now have set up at the rifle range. Besides pumpkins, we had cue chalk to shoot at, so cool to see the puff of chalk when it is hit.

Mr. completely shooting Analogkid's Boomershoot rifle

chalk target exploding

Pretty exciting when the chalk is hit. If you look close, on the right side you can see the puff of chalk dust.

Now go to Mr.Completely's site to see more on our fun day.

Friday, October 28, 2005


Good as Gold: a job well done; not a problem;
an affirmative answer - as in

Q " do you mind if I pay for this later"?

A " Good as gold mate"

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Thursday chuckle

Thanks to Linda

Project no 1 finished


The upstairs bathroom was painted in a very dark color which made the room seem rather gloomy. The window shade was right out of the 80's, that had to go.

The new look

The walls are now a white with a hint of a pinkish beige, a color I took from the wallpaper border which you can see around the top of the walls. The new window shade is a soft beige also.
All I need now are towels in a blue shade to match the color in the wallpaper border.

Wallpaper border

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Eye Teaser

Old Man Or two People

What can you see? look carefully. There are quite a number of these 'eye teaser' pictures out there. I will try to find some more for your enjoyment.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Computer problems?

Does your PC breakdown and give you grief?

It might be because you’re a wimp.

Try one of these self-assertive maintenance techniques

Approach the problem machine in a confident manner. Let it think that you don’t care if it works or not. Like dogs, computers can smell fear.

If others are watching always be ready for a machine to start working of its own accord. Rehearse lines like : “There I thought that would work”.

Wave the reference manual at the machine. If you don’t have one use any technical manual close at hand, the weightier the better. This has the effect of invoking spirits friendly to your cause and may convince the machine to give up without a struggle.

Try percussive maintenance . This involves gently lifting the unco-operative device about 100mm above the desk as though looking for something underneath. You them suddenly drop the beast. This often completely fixes the fault.

If you are at work and the PC is relatively untraceable, get in early in the morning and simply swap your broken machine with a working model in another department.

If there is a danger that the serial numbers are kept somewhere, make sure that you’ve swapped all of your machines round long before they break. (This is called ” preventative maintenance ”) That way when you swap them back after yours breaks, you end up with the one you should have had all along, and no one can point the finger.

If none of the above works, consider taking out a contract on the machine - $100 slipped to the office cleaner will usually arrange a suitable “accident” such as falling down the stairs. It will also serve as a warning to the other machines that you’re not to be fooled

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Blogger Blastorama Update

YES the rumor is true.
I Keewee, challenge AnalogKid, to a duel at dawn, errr, make that noon, on October 30th.
The challenge will be at the bowling pin range, full size bowling pins set on the back of the tables with any handgun, any sights, regular pin shooting rules, two tables out of three.

Mr.Completely and Jim P. are at it again!

Yesterdays pin top shoot was the usual stiff competition colored with humor and kidding around.

Mr. Completely, Jim P, and I were standing watching some of the shooters,
(Jim P and Mr. Completely are Arch Rivals, they are both always kidding around planning how to be devious and out-shoot one another.) when I happened to turn just in time to see Mr. C reach out and quickly pluck one wayward hair out of Jim P’s goatee. I swear Jim went about four feet straight up in the air.

My mouth dropped open in surprise at what Mr. C did, then I started to laugh, but you should have seen the look on Jim’s face, it was priceless, where is a camera when you need one?
At first there was a startled expression on Jim’s face, followed by a “ I am going to beat you into the ground” look, followed by another look of “payback is on it’s way!” then we were all laughing.
Mr. Completely better watch out, Jim P is already planning revenge.

As usual, we had a fun time yesterday. Go HERE for Mr. Completely’s write-up on the days events and to see a great picture of Pegi and Scruffy.


After yesterdays sunshine we have a damp gloomy morning, a perfect time to stay indoors and read your favorite blogs.
One of my favorites is Grampapinhead. This morning I am going to check out
'SUNDAY....BEST OF THE WEEK' why don't you go check it out for yourself and see what I mean.

Saturday, October 22, 2005


The optical sight class results
click on picture for better view

The picture is not the best, but you can see Mike (Mr. Completely) won and I managed third place. After timing in, I shot against Dean narrowly beating him, next I faced Rainey and was lucky to get by her. THEN had to shoot against Mike. I got my butt kicked.
Just wait until next year, I have all winter to practice.

Pin Shoot Today


Today Mr. Completely and I are off to a bowling pin shoot. It is, if I remember correctly, the second to last one for the season.

I am looking out the window and the day is a beautiful sunny one, how lucky are we to have such a good day at this time of year?

There may or may not be a report on my shooting later today, depends how I do.

Next Sunday we are going to have a 'Blogger Blastorama'. A bunch bloggers and our friends are going to get together at the range and puverize a few pumkins. Oh Boy!! I am looking forward to this shoot. Mr. Completely has some more information CLICK HERE

Friday, October 21, 2005

RECIPE; Hot 'N' Honeyed Chicken Wings

Hot 'N' Honeyed Chicken Wings

3 pounds chicken wings
¾ cup Pace Picante Sauce
2/3 cup honey
1/3 cup soy sauce
¼ cup dijon-style mustard
3 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 tbsp. grated fresh ginger
½ tsp. Grated orange peel
additional Pace Picante sauce

Cut off and discard wing tips; cut each wing in half at joint. Place in 13x9-inch baking dish.
Combine ¾ cup picante sauce, honey, soy sauce, mustard, oil, ginger and orange peel in small bowl; mix well. Pour over chicken wings. Cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 400F. Place chicken wings and sauce in single layer on foil-lined 15x10-inch jelly-roll pan. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve warm with additional picante sauce. Garnish as desired.


Cackhanded: Left handed, southpaw

Thursday, October 20, 2005


SGT Ron Long of, They Call Us," Doc", was asked several questions by Bob, who is 100% against the Iraq war, but has always been pro military.
SGT Ron Long answered Bob's Questions just as you would expect.
Go read Courteous but WRONG for yourself.

New Element Discovered--"Governmentium"

We do not laugh enough, Mr. Completely has just the medicine.
HERE is your prescription. Go check it out.

Youthful Memories

Almost the same as one I used to own

Grampapinhead posed the question, "Anyone remember being easy?" I must say that at times it wasn't easy.

Grampapinhead made mention of the 'big old yellow school bus' and this brought to mind my school days and how I got to school.

When I was five years old I was within walking distance of my first school, but after a couple of months my dad started building our second home. This meant moving from the house in the city, Palmerston North, to our bach, (beach house) at Foxton beach while our new house was being built.

At this time, my mother did not drive, dad left for the city early every morning, there wasn't a school bus route anywhere near our home, and the school was about five miles away, soooo, I had to learn to ride a push bike (kiwi talk for bicycle), in a BIG hurry.

You think this was easy? H**L NO! The roads all around us were unpaved, just sand which was covered with cut flax placed across the tire tracks.
You know what flax is don't you? it is a tough grass looking plant, used as an ornamental in our gardens. The variety they used on the roads used to grow probably three to four feet tall.

Just use your imagination what it was like to be just five years old, have a father who was somewhat impatient, holding onto the back of your bike, and you trying to keep your balance on the flax covered sandy road while learning to ride your first bike.

The pressure was on me, I had to learn to ride that bike or walk the five mile to school. As you can imagine I mastered riding that bike in about three days, OOOH the freedom, I can still recall the feeling of riding my own bicycle to school for the first time.

I was nervous and excited at the same time, and had to be extra careful on probably about half the roads near the school as these were just loose gravel and there were ( as I remember) rather large rocks to dodge.

Our new home was completed in about four months so back to the city we moved, where I had paved roads all the way to school.

On my thirteenth birthday I received a brand new Raleigh bicycle, much the same as in the picture. It did not have gears, it was a darker green, and had a bright shiny bell.

I rode that bicycle until I finished highschool which was near six miles from home.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005



If Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were alive today, their infamous sketch,
"Who's on first?" might have turned out something like this:


ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?

COSTELLO: Thanks. I'm setting up an office in my den and I'm thinking about buying a computer.


COSTELLO: No, the name's Lou.

ABBOTT: Your computer?

COSTELLO: I don't own a computer. I want to buy one.


COSTELLO: I told you, my name's Lou.

ABBOTT: What about Windows?

COSTELLO: Why? Will it get stuffy in here?

ABBOTT: Do you want a computer with Windows?

COSTELLO: I don't know. What will I see when I look at the windows?

ABBOTT: Wallpaper.

COSTELLO: Never mind the windows. I need a computer and software.

ABBOTT: Software for Windows?

COSTELLO: No. On the computer! I need something I can use to write proposals, track expenses and run my business. What do you have?

ABBOTT: Office.

COSTELLO: Yeah, for my office. Can you recommend anything?

ABBOTT: I just did.

COSTELLO: You just did what?

ABBOTT: Recommend something.

COSTELLO: You recommended something?


COSTELLO: For my office?


COSTELLO: OK, what did you recommend for my office?

ABBOTT: Office.

COSTELLO: Yes, for my office!

ABBOTT: I recommend Office with Windows.

COSTELLO: I already have an office with windows! OK, let's just say I'm sitting at my computer and I want to type a proposal. What do I need?


COSTELLO: What word?

ABBOTT: Word in Office.

COSTELLO: The only word in office is office.

ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.

COSTELLO: Which word in office for windows?

ABBOTT: The Word you get when you click the blue "W".

COSTELLO: I'm going to click your blue "w" if you don't start with some straight answers. OK, forget that. Can I watch movies on the Internet?

ABBOTT: Yes, you want Real One.

COSTELLO: Maybe a real one, maybe a cartoon. What I watch is none of your business. Just tell me what I need!

ABBOTT: Real ! One.

COSTELLO: If it's a long movie, I also want to watch reels 2, 3, and 4. Can I watch them?

ABBOTT: Of course.

COSTELLO: Great! With what?

ABBOTT: Real One.

COSTELLO: OK, I'm at my computer and I want to watch a movie. What do I do?

ABBOTT: You click the blue "1".

COSTELLO: I click the blue one what?

ABBOTT: The blue "1".

COSTELLO: Is that different from the blue w?

ABBOTT: The blue "1" is Real One and the blue "W" is Word.

COSTELLO: What word?

ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.

COSTELLO: But there are three words in "office for windows"!

ABBOTT: No, just one. But it's the most popular Word in the world.


ABBOTT: Yes, but to be fair, there aren't many other Words left. It pretty much wiped out all the other Words out there.

COSTELLO: And that word is real one?

ABBOTT: Real One has nothing to do with Word. Real One isn't even part of Office.

COSTELLO: STOP! Don't start that again. What about financial bookkeeping? You have anything I can track my money with?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: That's right. What do you have?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: I need money to track my money?

ABBOTT: It comes bundled with your computer.

COSTELLO: What's bundled with my computer?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: Money comes with my computer?

ABBOTT: Yes. No extra charge.

COSTELLO: I get a bundle of money with my computer? How much?

ABBOTT: One copy.

COSTELLO: Isn't it illegal to copy money?

ABBOTT: Microsoft gave us a license to copy Money.

COSTELLO: They can give you a license to copy money?


(A few days later)

ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?

COSTELLO: How do I turn my computer off?

ABBOTT: Click on "START".......

Thanks to my friend Linda R

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Carnival Of Recipes

Carnival of Recipes is up.
The carnival is featuring Pork along with many other great recipes.
Click HERE to check them out.

Chuckle of the week

I know it is a little out dated, but it is still funny

New Zealand Goes To War

Picture Saddam Hussein sitting in his office contemplating the current crisis and drinking coffee... His phone rings…

"Kia Ora", would that be Saddam Hussein?"

"Hello, yes, this is Saddam speaking, who is this and what do you want?"

"Well now Saddam this is Rangi, and I'm ringing from the Lonely Arms Pub in Auckland, New Zealand, to tell you that we are officially declaring war on you"

"Well, Rangi," Saddam replied, "This is indeed important news! How big is your army?"

"Right now," said Rangi, after a moment's calculation, "there is myself, my cousin Toru, my next door neighbour Rua, and the entire dart team from the Pub. That makes eight altogether"

Saddam paused. "I must tell you, Rangi that I have one million men in my army waiting to move on my command."

"Heck!" said Rangi. "I'll have to ring you back!"

Sure enough, the next day, Rangi calls again. "Bro, its me again Mr. Hussein, the war is still on! We have managed to get the hold of some infantry equipment!"

"And what equipment would that be, Rangi?" Saddam asked.

"Well, we've got two tractors, a bulldozer, and the loan of Rua’s Honda 90"

Saddam sighed. "I must tell you, Rangi, that I have 16,000 tanks and 14,000 armoured personnel carriers. Also, I've increased my army to 11/2 million since we last spoke."

"Are you tricking me!" said Rangi. "I'll have to get back to you on that one"

Sure enough, Rangi rings again the next day. "Mr. Hussein, the war is still on! We have managed to get ourselves airborne! We've modified Ewen Smiths micro-light with a couple of 12 bore double barrel shotguns in the cockpit, and four bro's from the golf club have joined us as well!"

Saddam was silent for a minute and then cleared his throat.

"I must tell you, Rangi, that I have 1,000 bombers and 2,000 fighter planes. My military complex is surrounded by laser-guided, surface- to-air missile sites and since we last spoke, I've increased my army to TWO MILLION!"

"E mea, te riri nei au!" said Rangi, "I'll have to ring you back."

Sure enough next day, Rangi calls again "Kia Ora this morning', Mr.Hussein! I am sorry to tell you that we have had to call off the war."

"I'm sorry to hear that," said Saddam. "Why the sudden change of heart?"

"Well," said Rangi, "we've all had a long chat over a couple of Beers, and decided there's no way we can feed two million prisoners.

Friday, October 14, 2005

RECIPE: Brownie Cheesecake

Brownie Cheesecake

This recipe tastes so good I am almost tempted to start back on the good old Kiwi tradition of morning tea at 10am and afternoon tea at 3pm so I can have an extra two pieces per day.


1 pkg. German chocolate cake mix
½ cup shredded coconut
1/3 cup softened butter or margarine
1 egg
2 (8oz ) pkgs cream cheese
¾ cup sugar
2 tsp. Vanilla
2 cups sour cream
¼ cup sugar
1 T. vanilla

Heat oven to 350F In large mixer bowl blend cake mix, coconut, butter and 1 egg until mixture is crumbly.

Press very lightly in ungreased baking pan 13 x 8 x 2 inches.

Beat cream cheese, 2 eggs, ¾ cup sugar and 2tsp. Vanilla until smooth and fluffy.

Spread over cake mixture. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until top is firm in center.

Mix sour cream, ¼ cup sugar and 1 tablespoon vanilla until smooth.

Spread over the cheesecake: cool.

Refrigerate at least 8 hours.

Makes 20 servings.


Colly Wobbles:a feeling of nausea usually associated with nervousness; as in "bungee jumping gave me a dose of the colly wobbles"

Thursday, October 13, 2005

At the end of the rainbow

Y'all can quit looking for the pot at the end of the rainbow-
It has been found

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Eye Teaser

These eye teaser pictures are really quite interesting and well done.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Recipe: Cheeseburger Pie

When the weather turns cold, I start looking for "comfort food"

1 package crescent rolls
1 pound hamburger
1/2 small onion, chopped
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. basil
salt and pepper to taste
1 (6oz) can tomato paste
1 (8oz) package mozzarella cheese

Press crescent rolls into pie crust pan.
Brown hamburger,onion,oregano,basil,Drain.
Add tomato paste,then salt and pepper to taste.
Pour into pie shell. Top with sliced cheese.
Bake at 425F for 15-20 minutes.

Friday, October 07, 2005


Cods Wollop: untrue statement or remark is referred to as a "load of cods wollop".

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Lazy Day

Anacortes Marina

My friend, Joyce, emailed a couple of days ago and asked if I would like to ride with her to Anacortes today, as I had a day off work I said I was happy to go along.
We were too early for Joyce's appointment, so drove to the marina and wandered around for a while.

As I was looking out across the moored boats, I said to myself, "I wonder how many of these hundreds of boats are used on a regular basis"

Reminds me of the saying, " the two happiest times in a boat owners life" are, when he buys the boat, and when he sells it. There could be some truth in this statement.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Looter Shooter

It's actually a little duckie

I went out to the range this evening and shot my entry in the "Looter Shooter" e-Postal match.

It was shot from ten yards behind cover, including cardboard boxes and a garbage can.

My score wasn't too bad, one hundred out of one hundred possible, with four duckie hits.
Mr. Completely commented "not bad for a girl"

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Carnival Of Recipes

Carnival Of recipes #58 is up.
There are some wonderful recipes. To see all that is to offer click Here

Saturday, October 01, 2005

e-Postal Handgun Match #3 Jack-N-Jill

Funny how time seems to get away from us.

Here I was thinking I had plenty of time to polish my shooting skills so I can partner Mr.Completely in the Jack-N-Jill postal hand gun match.

Mr C. has been shooting way longer than I have, and has the whole routine down pat, you know, the stance, the grip etc and etc.

Me, well, I am still working on it. Sometimes when I do not shoot as well as I usually do, I ask myself "what the heck am I doing wrong now, what have I changed, is my grip different, have I changed my stance?" like Mr.C. reminds me, practice, practice practice!

OK I admit, I do not practice as much as I should, then again, I am not as serious a shooter as Mr. C, I shoot more for fun, and it really does not matter too much to me if I win or not, though that being said, I do not care to come dead last, so I guess I had better get my butt out there to the range and get some real practice in, so I can be the best partner I can be, in the Jack-n-Jill postal match.

To read more about how the J & J match works and all the rules, click Here