Tuesday, June 10, 2008


I flew into town Sunday at about 6:15, pooped and ready to get back to work. It's nice when your vacation tires you out to the point where goin' back to work sounds like a good thing. I'm tryin' to get the pictures fixed so I can post them. I may be able to get that done some time today. I came back to find that Denise had cleaned and vacuumed my car (which she'd been drivin' while I was away - hers is in the shop), filled the gas tank, vacuumed and cleaned the house, cleaned and scrubbed the stains out of my carpet and cooked me a fabulous dinner. I tell ya, I'm a lucky bastard!

I also came home to find my email all hosed up. Goin' away for a week meant that my mail box filled up and started kickin' peoples emails back as undeliverable. When I tried to get in and empty it the system wouldn't accept my password. Couldn't friggin' believe it! So I had to call Earthlink Monday and get them to fix it. Turns out they'd canceled my password due to some security thing. Still not really sure what the hell that was all about. Pain in the ass!

Everything is back on line now and I'm steadily goin' through all my emails (like 350 of them!). Turns out I got some really cool news last week. My gunsmith has finally finished my AKS-74! He'll be in Dallas this weekend at the gun show so I'll be able to pick that puppy up. Denise and I are goin' 'up there to attend a cool party at an old friends new place. So now I have multiple things to look forward to this weekend! Woooohoooo!

Another email came in from an old student and good friend of mine. It's hilarious, so I thought you might enjoy it too. Here goes.

The Buffalo Theory.

I don't think I've ever heard the concept explained any better than this .

Well you see, Norm, it's like this . . . A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.

In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Now, as we know, excessive intake of alcohol kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. And that, Norm, is why you always feel smarter after a few beers.

Love the hell out of that.

Anyway, I'll probably be back on here this evening with fishing trip pictures, so chill out and we'll talk later. Cheers.


pat houseworth said...

Sounds like a good time...looking forward to the photo shoot!

Suldog said...

As with Pat, I'm looking forward to the pics. Back later.

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Workin' on it. Enjoy.

Mushy said...

That's the Cliffy theory from Cheers!

Judy saw "Norm" this week in "Hairspray" in New York. She said he was good!

Nice piece too...you better be investing in a Browning safe NOW!