Smell of Cordite....

... well, the two intrepid travelers have gone... it was sad to see them go, but man, what a great time... lively conversation, good food, flowing beverages, and firearms... a finer 36 hours of friendship would be hard to find... Rube and Anna are good people... the poor souls even invited the Wife and I to visit them in Germany this autumn, and I think we'll go... provided, of course, that I am still happily unemployed when the time comes...

... anyway, back to the tale... they arrived just after lunch yesterday along with a light rain... but our spirits were far from damp.. it was an incredible treat to serve as host to fellow bloggers on a pool night.... they even had a chance to meet Cousin B and lived to tell about it... I grilled some ribs for Anna... meat-eaters are easy to please, and she is definitely a carnivore.... but Rube?... he's a bit harder to cater to... see, the man will drink anything, but when it comes to culinary expeditions, he's a bit more finicky... still, I managed to throw together an Italian pasta & cheese thing for him... heh... either he is incredibly polite, or it wasn't that bad... because after the meal, his plate was just as clean as when I'd handed it to him...

... this morning, I made a breakfast sturdy enough to ensure we were prepared for a day of shooting... eggs, bacon, and biscuits.. peach jam, wild berry preserves, and apple butter... coffee, aspirin, and cigarettes... hey, hair of the dog, and all that...

.. and then, the fun started... I broke out a few weapons from the safe and loaded up the Audi... a short ride later I was giving a quick firearms safety speech to the kiddies... after their initial shock at seeing so much weaponry laid on, the dove in with a vengeance.. heh.... much balloon busting was performed with the .380, 9mm, .45, 22mag, and AR-15.... The Wife and Anna were particularly enamored with the AR... they were crack shots in a matter of minutes.. either I am one helluva teacher, or women just take naturally to assault weapons.. I think the jury is still out on that...

... but one thing the jury is NOT still out on is this... Rube, my man, you are very welcome for the lovin' you shall receive tonight.. if you guys make it to the Georgia state line before Anna rips your loincloth off, I'll be surprised to death... that girl was wearing a smile you could see for a mile when we loaded up the car... I know it was her first time firing a gun, but damn, man... I think she liked it.. a LOT... she and the Wife were absolutely glowing after putting those rounds down range... and dude, it wasn't our manly visages... it was those firearms and the smell of gunpowder... word... we are beneficiaries today, friend, but not the stimulators...

... seriously, we had a wonderful time... I cannot express how much we enjoyed playing host to you two for a while... come back soon.. I've got plenty of ammo...

by Eric on April 28, 2005 | Bullshit (13) | Psycho Rants
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Okay dude..these two are just a few short hours away from me and my ole man...me & Jason would drive to Augsburg to see you all!!!!!! I think you and your wife should sooooo come to Germany this year..it'd be awesome man :)

You could meet my baby girl..it'd be 3 redheads in one sitting...how you gonna pass that up? :)

Bullshitted by Sandy on April 28, 2005 07:46 PM

Oh and I did put up one little picture of myself from back in my military days on my site...you gotta scroll down but it's there dude...me in my Chocolate Chip uniform :)

Zonker said I looked cute with all my teeth in...I don't think you punched him hard enough sweetie...

Bullshitted by Sandy on April 28, 2005 07:51 PM

Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all. Thank you for allowing me to intrude with the brief telephone visit.

; )

Bullshitted by Christina on April 28, 2005 09:08 PM

Word...

Yes, you MUST be one helluva firearms instructor. Put the two of them on the long list of folks I wish I had gottent to know better. Glad you got some extra time with them.

Bullshitted by Key on April 28, 2005 09:48 PM

... thanks, everyone... just wait until you see the videos they took of the whole fiasco... those two are troopers to have put up with The Wife and I..

Bullshitted by Eric on April 28, 2005 09:58 PM

Wish I coulda been there.

Bullshitted by Jim - PRS on April 28, 2005 10:00 PM

Hey man... thank you so much for your hospitality... "we'll meet at the tank"... now that was a happy omen... it was great to see you both sweeties again... and concerning our way back home... I thought I'd let you know that this time, it took us about 3,5 hours... ;)

Bullshitted by Ann on April 28, 2005 10:06 PM

.. Anna, you minx... I suspected as much... poor Rube.... is he able to motivate?.... hehh... it was our pleasure to have you visit.. it really was...

Bullshitted by Eric on April 28, 2005 10:09 PM

Well, in all fairness to Rube, it actually took about 5 and a half hours to get back.

Of course, much of that was spent rolling my new wheelchair up the driveway...

Bullshitted by Rube on April 28, 2005 10:40 PM

Chicks dig guns...simple as that... (and I need a good teacher)

Bullshitted by Princess Cat on April 28, 2005 10:48 PM

Rube wears a loincloth? Who knew....

Bullshitted by sadie on April 29, 2005 08:48 AM

I don't think the jury is too far out on that. Throw an AR into the hands of a woman--preferably a European--who has never shot a gun and they will suprise you every time. I've seen this with my wife(Ukrainian) and my sister in law (Bulgarian). Later this summer I'll gather more data on the subject when our friend, Lena (Russian/German recently immigrated to Germany) comes to visit.

Bullshitted by Daniel on April 29, 2005 02:36 PM

I'm thinking I need to make it to Tennessee this year...

Bullshitted by Harvey on April 29, 2005 05:19 PM