4.23.2005

Good day at work. The owner of the store had his wedding anniversary today and took his wife and kids to the beach in Oregon so he asked me to come in. I think this is the first time he has taken a Saturday off in the year and a half that I have known him! Sold a few guns and made a kid and his dad happy by giving them a good deal on an old Savage 24 in 22LR and 20 ga. I have always liked those old combo guns and they have become quite the collectors items. This particular one was interesting because the previous owner had covered the fore-end and stock with that spray-on pickup bedliner stuff - good idea and very practical, but it knocked probably $100 off the value.

The past few days have been gorgeous up here - in the 70's, blue skies, very nice. Today was kind of crappy, rainy and wet, but I was inside all day so it is good that I didn't miss another pretty day.

Heading to the range tomorrow to try some more skeet and will probably hit the rifle and pistol range for a bit too. The weather is supposed to clear up a little, but that shouldn't stop us from shooting.

Take care.

4.20.2005

Kind of hit the three year mark there and faded away! Sorry 'bout that.

Everything is good, just really dang busy. Work, life, Sage - all in good shape.

Went trapshooting over the weekend and should have just stopped after my first 25. Ran 'em all, smashed the targets into little puff balls with no surviving pieces bigger than a dime. I was in the groove and I swear I could see the ridges on the target as it flew away from me before being reduced to an orange and black cloud of dust - it was effortless and I was a target smashing machine. I was on them so quick that the shotshell wads made it further down range than the ex-targets. Of course, I started thinking about it the next round and dropped 4 of the bastards! The next round was a little better, back to 24/25 - but I should have ran all of them.

So, my blog reading has fallen behind, I am way behind on Lileks - last time I checked in on him he was just posting daily blurbs. I stopped over at Donna's place and found a really cool quiz that lets you know what philosophy you follow - my results are below and are rather interesting. I think the Egoism comes into play because I believe that my success will benefit others, including my family and my friends as well as others that I might hire to work for me or build my huge home some day. I guess that is what I get for reading Ayn Rand!

Here are the results:

You scored as Strong Egoism. Your life is very much guided by the concept of Egoism: You work primarily to promote your own interests.


“I swear by my life, and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.”


“I am not primarily an advocate of capitalism, but of egoism; and I am not primarily an advocate of egoism, but of reason. If one recognizes the supremacy of reason and applies it consistently, all the rest follows.”


--Ayn Rand


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Justice (Fairness)

90%

Strong Egoism

90%

Hedonism

85%

Existentialism

80%

Kantianism

65%

Apathy

50%

Utilitarianism

40%

Divine Command

35%

Nihilism

30%

What philosophy do you follow? (v1.03)
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Hmmm, not sure about the Hedonism bit in there, but I do understand the Justice (Fairness). Well, I won't go off on a rant about that, I think I have expressed myself clearly about that before.

So, I gotta get back to it. Thanks for checking in, I will do better at this!