So yesterday I worked from home and when I’m by myself I just dig through the fridge and put together something quick for me to eat. Maggie made Brandon spaghetti for lunch and left some meat sauce so I put an Asian spin on it, cooked some instant noodles and viola lunch.
It actually tasted quite good, as Mario told me later I saved a whole 3 minutes by going with instant noodles instead of real pasta. 😉
So I read this 2017 article and thought it was absolutely ridiculous.
Dr Crichton said he would like to see such knives introduced in all schools and colleges and added: “Why do we need these potentially deadly weapons in the home? I think if one of our celebrity chefs were to popularise it, it might be a solution in itself.
Right because forget about finding correlation of attacks to societal issues, let’s just ban the object. Oh while we’re at it, let’s ban screw drivers, pencils, or just pointy sticks because that’ll solve the problem. The funny thing is when I showed some of my liberal friends this, they (rightfully) ridiculed the thought of banning kitchen knives as idiotic and that we should focus on punishing the attackers instead. I told them that was my argument with guns and got a lot of blank stares in return. 😉
Yay it’s Maggie’s birthday today and I’d like to wish her the best. I won’t say how old she is, she won’t like that and this year I really couldn’t think about what to get her so I bought tickets to see the Blue Jays on Friday. We’re not baseball fans but it’s something different and thought that she’d enjoy the experience, seeing sports in person is always more fun.
Also in a funny coincidence as if Tesla knew it was Maggie’s birthday, I got the email that our Model 3 is ready if we want the RWD version.
I’ve known the price for a while now as some of my friends who currently own Tesla’s have gotten their notice already and frankly I don’t know if we’ll go ahead with it any more as I don’t want to spend that much money on a car. To some cars are a status symbol, toy or whatever but for me they’re purely utilitarian. I was hoping with the long range battery and AWD that the car would top out at $60k but looks like that’s a pipe dream, I bet AWD adds another ~$10k to the price. 🙁
What to do, yeah it’s very cool and I love the technology but I just don’t want to spend that type of money on a car unfortunately.
Today was a lot of fun, in the morning I went to Silverdale with Brian & Brayden, haven’t shot with those guys in a while so it was nice to see them. We went to the competition range and ran some drills, the pistol Dot Torture was a lot of fun to do, first time we tried it and for the stuff we practice often it was easy but the single handed shots (both strong and support) were quite difficult. Later we busted out the ARs and did some movement drills, basic stuff nothing too hard as the ground was uneven due to the ice and snow.
Yes there was about 10-15 cm of snow/ice at the range which made it more fun. 😉 I’ve been thinking about swapping the stock DD MK18 AR15 trigger and after playing with the Geissele SSA in Brayden’s NEA I think it’ll be one of my next upgrades. It’s a two stage and when dry firing, it was so smooth I pulled the trigger a few times without expecting it. The one in the MK18 isn’t bad, I’ve shot it enough that it’s crisp but it’s pretty heavy so if I can help myself shoot better, why not right.
We were sharing the comp range with a few other people, two IPSC guys who didn’t stay long and another guy as we were wrapping up, anyway it was great to shoot with those two and I can’t wait to do it again, though I have a feeling it’ll be messier next time out.
I got home just past 2pm, Maggie and Brandon were out so I took the opportunity to clean my stuff and when they returned it was painting time for Brandon.
Brandon loves art and I do my best to encourage him as it’s a great way for him to keep up with his creativity and while he draws a lot, I thought it’d be fun for him to expand and try painting. He really enjoyed himself, he drew a picture of two sea serpents in the water (lighting in the background) and painted a bird house. 🙂 I love it all, his artwork is probably my most prized possessions and I’ll figure out a way to hang the painting in the basement shortly.
A fun weekend, too bad it was so short and I didn’t get quite enough shooting in but it’s ok I’ll just go and wrestle with Brandon after dinner to work off any extra energy I have. 😀
Sigh being responsible sucks… Our financial adviser came over today and we topped up our investments so I’m broke now, I know saving for the future is important but doesn’t make it suck any less lol.
The weekend was pretty relaxing, we did all of Brandon’s activities and it was rather funny race another girl during swimming. He was a bit rusty on the ice though but that’s alright I’m glad he does everything instead of following the other kids and not pay attention. Today other than spending err investing in ourselves we didn’t do anything.
I’m playing a bit with my DD MK18, I’d like to lighten it up a bit more if possible but there’s only so much I can take off.
Colin is happy, Maggie and Brandon will be returning from China tomorrow evening and I can’t wait! The day’s going to go quick, I’m going to Silverdale with Laura & Mario and will have some fun before the family comes back, picked up an Aimpoint T1 micro for my DD MK18 and a Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6×24 so some new toys to play with.
Ugh so much snow the last few days, there must be over 30cm on my lawn. Sigh I had some stuff planned for this weekend but it looks like I won’t do any of it due to bad weather, that’s ok though better to be safe than sorry and the driving conditions are atrocious. With that said today was my St. Johns Ambulance first aid renewal class and yay I passed.
It wasn’t hard frankly and I’m happy to report that I retained much of what I was taught last time around which is good since the instructor had a pretty heavy Newfoundland accent and I couldn’t understand him when he spoke fast. To celebrate I shoveled my driveway when I returned home, initially I wanted to shovel once before I left but I was lazy which only added to the “fun” when I returned.
I have a young family, Brandon is super energetic and this is a good skill to have just in case. 🙂
Sigh Maggie and Brandon just left for the airport… I absolutely hate it when they go anywhere without me, I miss them so much and unfortunately I can’t go because of the Olympics, things at work are going to be very busy and it’s all hands on deck.
Now I’ll just worry for the next 10 days till they come back.