Around age ten was when I started having more detailed longer lasting memories, and was about the time my personality underwent change. I was very lucky growing up almost exclusively in under inhabited areas. I only remember one place in the middle of town and the rest were surrounded by woods. I was always outside unsupervised, gallivanting and cavorting amongst the semi-wilds. There were always hills to climb, trees to scale, primitive weapons to construct, secret places to inhabit and other outstanding young lad delights. And I continued to do so right through military basic training where living outside was spoiled for me. But prior to ten years old, not only did I play outside constantly, I also followed in my father footsteps and always participated in team sports. For my age I was tall and did well enough at basketball, but I also participated in other sports. Then, I have no idea what happened ( I remember around this time the German Olympics and the terror attacks, but only recall the thrilling military aspect of the attack rather than being moved as a budding athlete ), but I lost interest in sports almost totally. Perhaps I was never aggressive enough and the older age groups were, and I felt apprehensive. I don’t know. But I turned into a bookworm when I wasn’t out in the woods ( which then on were almost exclusively solo adventures ).
My mum, bless her pea-picking heart, made room in our sad and pathetic budget ( my dad had gone from youth counselor to deputy sheriff and this was prior to civil servant Unionizing- budgets and salaries were small as befitted a Podunk out-in-the-boonies county ) for unlimited Scolastic book purchases through the school ( this was also the time I had my first crush on a teacher- decades later I learned my dad was smitten by the same one, so I imagine she was a hottie as well as sweet to a rapidly introverting kid ). And I also started to “adopt” fellow nerds for friends. You know the ones, the dorks with medical issues no one likes. That went on for a few years until a cool kid picked me for a buddy ( he turned out later to transform into a punker, complete with naked razorblade necklace, and introduced me to The Who, The Sex Pistols and so many others ), and I wasn’t so outside the norm until I went back into my social shell after I discovered Dungeons & Dragons. Anyway, from Lake Tahoe we then moved down to central California. I had been born in Southern Cal, we moved up to the north tip, moved back to outside the Sacramento area, over to Tahoe, and then we dropped back down to the Santa Barbara county small town of Lompoc. Home of the Federal prison, Vandenberg Air Force Base and d at the time before being completely paved over, flower seed capital of the world. This was sixth grade, so I was twelve years old.
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Just got caught up. Recently picked up 4500 rounds of .22. You can still get it on the web. Bit costly...ReplyDelete
Read somewhere that "The amount of makeup a women wears measures her distance from reality."
Vlad is double-plus good minion.
Friend's hot older sister got us into listening to Rush, Floyd, etc. That sorta lead to D&D.
I was a shimp (5'6") till 10th grade then shot up 4 inches. Gained an inch each following year till 21. Never could find my center of balance till mid 20s.
How much was the rimfire after shipping? I know retail fifty rounders are about fifteen cent a roundDelete
I love Rush Limbaugh,Sean,Glenn....Who is this Floyd guy?Delete
Oh, I remember the good ol' days when it was 3.3 cent a round.Delete
Always pays off to panic early and stock up before the crowd.
it was $729.00 after taxes.Delete
Pink Floyd- we were talking about Nerds Meet World.Delete
So, still 16 cent a round even in bulk. Well, at least it was available.Delete
Hell, I wish... around .25 per. Copper jacketed costs more then lead.Delete
I divided $750 by 4500 and came up with 16.6. What did I do wrong?Delete
That wasn't me saying $729. Though it was a respectful post.Delete
Paying like 6 cents more per for copper coated rounds. Copper costly?
Where you went wrong? Dunno... Jr seems aware. So it wasn't the first of several marriages. LOL
Gott damn the preacher man! Two bits a round! I was soiling myself at 16. That might brew into another article. Not sure- I can't handle too much rejection and no one wants to agree with me on the copper shortage. Seems simple enough to me, but I guess I'm simple minded.Delete
Love your concept on wheat,do you have any solar cooked tortilla recipes?ReplyDelete
I haven't rented a truck to get wood since the B-POD went in. Need to get some for projects such as a solar oven. The water solar heater doesn't cook-not without the reflectors ( I can't build with flimsy matereials, not with our winds )Delete