I went out back at lunch today and took some pictures of flowers.
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Heart The heart, if not covered by body armor, is an excellent target which, if struck, can prove fatal in a matter of seconds or minutes.
— Close Combat (MCRP 3-02B), United States Marine Corps
I found the manual above on the web today. It describes a variety of simple but effective techniques and practices for killing, maiming, immobilizing or controlling your oppent (fun stuff!). It can be read in an afternoon and explains in a straightforward manner how to defend yourself against armed and unarmed attack. It has simple step-by-step illustrations of techniques that can give you a fighting chance against opponents larger and stronger than you, including wrist locks, arm bars, throws, and pressure point techniques. I ain’t tryin’ to tell ya’ll ladyfolks your bidness, but it might be worth a read. Ya never know.*
I thought so much of the tiny little flower bed outside of BSP that I went back to photograph it again today. I like a fair amount of the pictures. I’d take better pictures of flowers, I think, if I took the time to look for better-looking flowers. Still, I kind of like the ragamuffin, torn survivors that wind up on my memory card.
*–knowing how to do these things isn’t likely to help you much unless you actually practice them until you can do them without thinking when somebody grabs you from behind, but it’s a start.
I’d like to first thank everyone responsible for the entertainment at Saturday night’s party. It was priceless! You guys are fun and should blow shit up more often! Ain’t nothin’ better than a party that gets busted up and you’re not the one what did it. (^o^)
I went out to enslanted rock yesterday with Jason Favors; we chilled, drank some beer, and just generally relaxed a whole lot. It was hella fun. There was a small amount of water there. It was technically stagnant, since it wasn’t going any where, but it was fresh enough not to smell bad and held many turtles and minnows that nipped at the hairs on my legs, so I figured it was okay. I went back out today and the water was at least six inches lower, and had that not-so-fresh thing going on, so we went to Barton Springs Pool instead. I should have taken more pictures, but I was there with a bunch of people, and only took a couple snaps on the way out.
Anybody that likes beers and hasn’t had the Sierra Nevada IPA; Central Market south has this beer right now. I’ve never seen it in a bottle before. As RateBeer points out, this is a rare beer. If you like it, get some before it’s gone.
Of course, it might not be going away. A visit to the specialty beers page at the Sierra Nevada web site indeed clarifies that these beers are only available on tap, so this may be a permanent change. I’ve never had any of the other beers on this page, so I’m gonna hafta start keeping an eye out.
I got some pics from the 42nd annual Eeyore’s Birthday Party.
Yet another purple coneflower and bee picture. I like this one the best, though.
The picture above links to a full size crop of it.You’ll have to click on the image after it loads to view it full size from the camera.. I had to clean some gunk off in PhotoShop, and sharpen it up in spots. Now I see that I can still see where I took the gunk off. That sucks. I’ll have to fix it.
I will not smoke.
I will not smoke.
I will not smoke.
I went out to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center today. It was nice, although it had fewer, uh, wildflowers, per se, than I expected. It did have some nice gardens with Texas wildflowers, and I got a few decent pics. There were some crazy emerald green bees out there, too. I don’t recall having seen them before.
I went up to the Bull Creek greenbelt today on my way to the Arboretum to have dinner (note: Chipotle chicken pasta=good). I also stopped at the 360 bridge overlook on the way home, and took some pictures at all three places. Some of ‘em are okay. I wanna go back out to Bull creek and go swimming sometime soon. It runs fast right now.
Hey, I didn’t end up going to Sculpture Falls last Saturday, but I did go the day before that and took some pictures. It’s looking pretty good, kinda crowded. Hopefully Twin will fill up and the frat boys’ll go there.
I also took yet another trip to the Capitol yesterday to take some pics with my new camera and see what I could accomplish with it that I couldn’t with the old. Quite a bit, actually. It’s a lot better in low light.
Heya all. If you haven’t seen me, it’s because I’ve been spending time hanging out with my drunken-ass friend Dan Mobley, who’s only in town every coupla years or so, then goes back to Guam, where the whores are cheap and the liquor’s cheaper. Or maybe it’s the other way around. I’ll have to ask him.
When I haven’t been hanging out with Dan, drinking like a goddamned drain, I’ve been playing Oblivion, or hanging out at the Greenbelt or taking pictures or some combination of the above. These are important things.
If I promised I’d come over to your place and haven’t, then I will. Someday. Soon. Soon-ish.
If I said I’d take you out for dinner, well, I didn’t so much forget as stay up drinking until eight in the morning and then pass out for the rest of the day. I’ll make it up to ya.
If I said I’d help you walk your dog, then I’m a goddamned liar.
That said, none of this would be an issue if you were hanging out with me all the time in the first goddamned place.
Goddamnit, I sure am saying goddamned a lot.
Anyway, you know who you are, and I’m sorry. I’ll do anything to make it up to you.*
You should come out the Greenbelt next Saturday, earlier this time. Going to Sculpture falls if it’s running good and hard. Longer walk, easier trail. Fewer rattlesnakes. Still aiming for food at 3p though.
Talk to ya soon,-k. ^-^
*–”anything” should not here be construed to mean anything that I don’t like doing to begin with. I am an asshole, after all.