Well, I've been meaning to update my blog for some time now and now that I got me one of them there iPhone thingys, I can post much easier and more frequently.
I had every intention of getting things running again here on Blogger, but I was absolutely swamped for time this summer, as I was taking a combined 12 hour course load at my local institute of higher edjumacation. I got done with summer classes just in time to catch my breath and then start my fall classes. In addition to school, I work at a full time job, and try to balance a family on top of that.
I would say that i've been to busy to blog, but you probably already guessed that.
I've been spending some of my spare time (what little I have, anyway) down at my local gun club. The downside to living out in this part of west Texas is that there is only one gun range within an hour or two's drive. The upside to that is that it's only 100 bucks a year to join and go as often as you want, and it is pretty much a full-featured range. There are bays for just about any kind of shooting and any kind of rifle or pistol. There is also another range owned by the same people that's a shotgun-only range for trap and skeet shooters. It's also a really nice facility with a decent pro shop and a number of other niceties.
It's odd being out in this part of Texas when I compare it to northeast Texas where I grew up. There are a lot of similarities but a number of differences too. I kinda enjoy living in a town where it is not unusual to see a coyote chasing a jackrabbit through part of a park adjacent to a college campus. That same campus is not only in town, but is minutes from my home. I enjoy the small town feel this area has, even though there is about 250k people in the surrounding area. There is a distinct lack of Obama stickers in this area as well. I enjoy that. The area of Texas I moved from was overflowing with them when I left, leading me to believe either a lot of idiots had moved in, or people from that area were increasingly buying into O's bullshit and drinking the B.O. Koolaid.
It sucks watching a small conservative town outgrow itself over the years. However, given the availability of inexpensive land out here and the large libertarian base, I am pretty sure I can get back to my own rural Texas roots with ease. Buying up a few dozen acres and building a house in the middle of nowhere should pretty much guarantee that I will be happy for some time in this area. Given how desolate it is outside the city limits and the number of rattlesnakes crawling around, I don't think the jehovahs witnesses will be knocking on my door anytime soon.
Hopefully I can start updating this more often, and get back in the circle of blogging friends I had once established.