Jump to content
SASS Wire Forum

Bad Bascomb, SASS # 47,494

Members
  • Content Count

    775
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Bad Bascomb, SASS # 47,494

  1. Nine dedicated Vigilantes gathered at the Robber's Roost range and braved a 60 degree day for 6 stages and a great time in spite of the grim weather. About 32 degrees arriving at range, and a pleasant warming as the sun broke through morning fog and clouds. By stage 4 the gloves were being retired. Snow on surrounding mountains and hills is disappearing, and buds are appearing on my Chinese elm tree. Can Spring be far away (calendar notwithstanding)? Boy, I have come to love the desert......
  2. From my machinist Dad: Always get a good light on it. You can't do neat work in a messy area. Use the RIGHT tool for the job. Nothing good happens after midnight. Mother describing what to her was a mismatched couple: Never a pot so crooked that you can't find a lid to fit it. And a favorite for motivating us kids to get a project finished: Make hay while the sun shines.
  3. A stage repository is a great idea. I very much enjoy the variety to be found (and 'borrowed from') to add spice to our club matches. I freely borrow ideas from the larger matches I attend in order to give some of our members who don't or are unable to travel a taste of what's out there. Very much appreciated are creative ways to keep our matches interesting. I will say that some of what I've experienced could go into a "stage suppository"...... the creator should shove it up their a$$....
  4. Ah, yes..... the tattoo to enhance self esteem......
  5. We tried to relocate to Southern Utah, 1988 to 1992, and everyone we ran into was fearful of our California plates. After a while, one of the neighbors came over and said "Ya know, at first we wuz afraid you might be one of them ENVIRONmentalists. But it turns out you folks are OK." We went over to 'the farm' every 3 weeks or so to mow all the grass and weeds , and just plain enjoy being there. From the grape arbor we could see the skyline of Zion Park just 12 miles away. Watching the colors change as day ended was far better than any television,,,,, On one 3 day spurt of cleaning up fence lines and mowing and starting our compost pile, the area was experiencing some record heat. For us, 105 at 3500 feet was a piece of cake, being used to Ridgecrest and MUCH more heat, and we were out mowing away and raking and all when I noticed NO ONE was visible, anywhere. No neighbors, no vehicles moving, nothing. I told my wife perhaps we were desecrating some local holiday or something. Later on, during conversation with a neighbor we discovered everyone had been laying low inside due to the extreme heat, and they all thought we must be madmen for even being outside, let alone exerting ourselves. Had a good laugh over that. Told them we wanted to be there to enjoy what they had as far as politics went. Sadly, in early1992 we were unable to meet a balloon payment, and literally "lost the farm." It was 14.5 acres and constituted the SE portion of Virgin township, and straddled the Virgin river. It was our dream for retirement. Oh, well, still dreaming..... and only one of us has retired.
  6. I live about 16 miles north of the Garlock fault. Here in Ridgecrest we've been getting aftershocks which are felt, noticeable, worrisome, but thankfully not powerful enough to cause more trouble. It does keep sensitive folks on edge somewhat. I had to set my phone app which records quake activity so that it ignores anything less than a 3 on Richter scale. If I'm up and moving around it takes 3.6 to 3.8 to be noticed. Walked into the house the other day and my son, sitting on the couch, asked "Did you feel that?" No, thankfully, I didn't notice it..... Hoping we can ride it out again when the front half of California so deservedly falls into the sea. And also hope all our CAS pards are well inland at some big shoot when it happens!
  7. Virginia's governor has no problem with murdering newborns. He may have second thoughts when the victims of his policies decide to shoot back.....
  8. Another burden foisted upon us California residents.......
  9. As Bull well knows, he can shoot stages faster than I do. However, SPEED being relative, I was able to begin to do better as I recovered from some surgery by being WILLING TO MISS. What Doc said (and wrote in his book) I took to heart. Creeker covers the same idea. For a while, I'd have monthly club matches that were 'disgraceful', but it was a pathway to increased efficiency and speed. All that said, I'm not speedy by any means, I'm just faster than I was..... There is still much for me to improve upon.
  10. All purchased items are in the mail and on the way. Thanks, pards. and Merry Christmas! BB
  11. I was, with Lawman's help, getting a handle on Glock model terminology. Then I realized it was a Teutonic sort of thing as I tried to figure out the current model roster of BMW autos......
  12. Glad to see this...... means the rest of MY day will be a breeze, relatively speaking.
  13. My first 2 years in CAS I was convinced Crown Royal was a corporate sponsor.......
  14. Mattress ticking striped shirt and Wah green paisley shirt are sold. Thanks, pards. PM on pants answered. One pair of corduroy 38 x 36 remain. I posted several shots trying to get realistic representation of color under fluorescent lighting. Costa Rican Kid has first right of refusal on them at this point. BB
  15. He does! Thanks for the post 40....... wishing you the best for the Season. We're still working at Project AZ, our (perhaps not so) orderly escape back to America.....
  16. Bottles! Give Calamity a double sasparilla, and put it on my tab!
  17. Black pigskin, snap closure, Medium, $15Peruvian natural wool. Warm! $15Tan/black pant, Wah maker. 36 x 36, Washed, never worn. $25. corduroy. 38 x 36. Washed, Co. mountain shirt. Large, new, unworn. $25.Wah Classic pattern. Medium. Worn twice. $20 All items are plus actual/cheapest shipping. Combine for discount or free freight. PM for more info. Merry Christmas to all! And please excuse erratic text/photo positioning. Computer seems to have a mind of its own.
  18. Damn shame when December 7 goes by and no John Wayne movie......
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.