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smb5769 last won the day on August 14 2015

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    Tensas Parish, LA
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    Kids sports. Trail walking.

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  1. smb5769

    So that's how they do that...

    Japanese have blondes too huh?
  2. smb5769

    New to forum: introduction

    Welcome to the armory from the other end of LA as well!
  3. Thanks Rampy. I told her that I didn't really know about the XD, and said I'd be willing to bet there's a reason those SCCYs are so cheap. I didn't know that about the XD though, that would be a bad thing to happen if your life depends on clearing that malfunction. I didn't really like the looks of it myself. I kind of expected a bit better from Springfield.
  4. My wife shockingly enough has expressed interest in shooting and we are torn between a Springfield package with a mod 2 9 mm pistol, five mags,holster, mag "pouch", range bag and case, or anything Glock. Price is comparable between the two at the local gun shop. Any suggestions? She's never really shot pistols before so that is complicating it a bit. Oh, she was also looking at SCCY.
  5. smb5769

    Anybody Drinking Tonight?

    Only thing I usually drink is coffee but we went on a cruise a few weeks ago on the Carnival Glory and did I tear it up in Cozumel on a catamaran excursion....ol cuz said bar is open and drinks are free. I think my alcohol tolerance is a lot higher at 40 than it was at 18. I drank a heap of Dos Equis, then dude started bringing tequila shots around. I wasn't tore up at the end but I was smiling a bit bigger when I got off. I also asked about Guinness on the ship, always wanted to try it. They didn't have any but they said they had something like it called Sea Cow. I finished it but that was a no vote from me. Then I tried some of that hard cider. Pretty good, tasted like when we all used to drop jolly ranchers in Zima, like apple flavored beer. I got my liver torture in for the year. I usually drink Corona when I drink beer but the Dos Equis may have changed that.
  6. smb5769

    Is it Just Me, Or Has Anyone Else Noticed

    I just wonder if our interests have drifted? I know for me that is true. I'm still into shooting and all that goes with it, but right now radio is really where a lot of my time goes. I've been studying for Extra. Still torn on whether to change my call when I upgrade. I've really been tearing it up on FT-8 to the point where I think I've just about contacted everyone who runs that mode on 20 meters and it's starting to get old.
  7. smb5769

    Merry Christmas to all y'all!

    Merry Christmas!
  8. I'm fine here. Had a pretty good storm roll through around 11 am. Turned into a tornado as soon as it crossed the Mississippi and rolled through near the nuke plant. Alexandria to the southwest of me got hit also. One confirmed death there.
  9. I'll have to look e2 armory up. I'd wear one for sure.
  10. smb5769

    Detroit Roaches

    Sounds like he's messing with Joe's roaches.
  11. smb5769

    Bye Bye Gallbladder.... INPUT PLEASE

    Had mine out a few months ago. They glued my incisions back together. Right after I came out of recovery I felt sleepy, but yet I couldn't go to sleep. I was kinda wired up. I think it must have been something they gave me during or after surgery. I was sore for the first couple of weeks, but not bad enough to really stop me from doing light work after about a week. Just be careful that you don't do any he I finally got really going with radio again while I was off of work, so mostly I've been absentee here because I've been keeping FT-8 and SSB on 20 meters hot.
  12. smb5769

    Monday again...

    Forks are hard to see from the side like that. We have a dumbass that's working for us now that has been here since June, he's real bad about traveling with his forks up about two foot off the ground, and has left them up after parking the lift. For some reason he's also not been certified, and the boss hasn't made a push to make him get certified. Some real off stuff has been going on here the last few years.
  13. smb5769

    Deep Solar Minimum

    I guess you don't know very many hams? Lol, there's plenty of global whining about dead bands! Funny, if the bands are dead, I don't know if my rig can handle it once the next solar maximum hits.