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Old 08-24-2011, 08:12 PM   #6871
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I just had a pretty interesting lunch. This week has been a little less than pleasant, and today was one of those days that I just needed to get out of the office, and enjoy a nice quiet lunch alone.

So I go to a little Mexican place a couple miles down from the office. After pointing to a small booth near the back, the little Mexican lady seating me smiled, nodded and showed me to a smaller table at the side of the restaurant. The table next to me had 5, semi-large, 40-50ish, blue collar types. They weren’t total roughnecks, but trades guys that might have been electricians or instrument technicians (not completely un-like myself). I grumbled a little as I sat down, because the group appeared to be one of those that tend to get a little noisy when they gather. But I was determined to enjoy a glass of sweet iced tea, a basket of chips and hot sauce, and a new book that I just picked up.

I wasn’t paying any attention to their conversation at first, but then it became too much not to. I couldn’t hear everything, but here is a brief list of topics that were covered:

Earthquake in VA. . . . “yeah, and one in Colorado too!”
Katrina,
floods in the Midwest
Totalitarian Government. . . . . .
. . . . “Someone needs to “center poke” that dude” . . . . .
. . mumble mumble “Obama” mumble. . . .
Ron Paul (and something about Bill O’Reily)
“Have you guys seen the new Ruger 1911?”. . . “I thought it was a Remington”. . . . “I’m going to get me one of those Kimbers”. . . .
. . . .”reading the other day about a Savage blah blah 111. Some tactical model.” . . . “yeah, that’s the one in .338 Lapua” . . . .
Beer, margaritas, Mickeys. . . . .

By this time they were pretty much done and slowly made their way to the register.

I just thought it was kind of funny, and made me wonder how many of my lunches with the boys sounded like that.

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Could be elves ya' know.
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For the same reason you'd slap me: p it's a secret.

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I think you should probably tell me, I'm too far away and probably wouldn't slap you anyway...
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The main drawback to living in the sticks is unreliable Internet access. But being able to glance out the window while I'm surfing the Web and watch a doe and spotted fawn in the front yard is SO worth it!

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Either I'd try to find it or draw it much like checkin' somebody for tics, it's only offensive to some.

Woo for finally getting my front sight STAKED on there( 1911) and tuning the extractor. No matter what I would do with the front sight I couldn't lock the sight down. I finally clamped the whole slide upside down to a solid piece of bar stock using those rubber coated squeeze handle ones, and went to town on the tenon. It ain't goin' no where now. And the extractor's now tight enough to hold on until the ejector does it's job when I slowly rack it(not horridly slow but if I had the mag out and wasn't tough on pulling the slide back) but not so tight that it causes a three point malfunction. While it wasn't needed it raised my comfort level:P

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I just had a pretty interesting lunch. This week has been a little less than pleasant, and today was one of those days that I just needed to get out of the office, and enjoy a nice quiet lunch alone.

So I go to a little Mexican place a couple miles down from the office. After pointing to a small booth near the back, the little Mexican lady seating me smiled, nodded and showed me to a smaller table at the side of the restaurant. The table next to me had 5, semi-large, 40-50ish, blue collar types. They weren’t total roughnecks, but trades guys that might have been electricians or instrument technicians (not completely un-like myself). I grumbled a little as I sat down, because the group appeared to be one of those that tend to get a little noisy when they gather. But I was determined to enjoy a glass of sweet iced tea, a basket of chips and hot sauce, and a new book that I just picked up.

I wasn’t paying any attention to their conversation at first, but then it became too much not to. I couldn’t hear everything, but here is a brief list of topics that were covered:

Earthquake in VA. . . . “yeah, and one in Colorado too!”
Katrina,
floods in the Midwest
Totalitarian Government. . . . . .
. . . . “Someone needs to “center poke” that dude” . . . . .
. . mumble mumble “Obama” mumble. . . .
Ron Paul (and something about Bill O’Reily)
“Have you guys seen the new Ruger 1911?”. . . “I thought it was a Remington”. . . . “I’m going to get me one of those Kimbers”. . . .
. . . .”reading the other day about a Savage blah blah 111. Some tactical model.” . . . “yeah, that’s the one in .338 Lapua” . . . .
Beer, margaritas, Mickeys. . . . .

By this time they were pretty much done and slowly made their way to the register.

I just thought it was kind of funny, and made me wonder how many of my lunches with the boys sounded like that.
Good stuff, Troy, I enjoyed that, and gave you a big fat "thumbs-up."
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Well, the wife joined the "Rebel" group.

Added a 2007 Honda Rebel she got for $1900 (and it only had 1700 miles) to the stable.

So now we have Doc and my wife. Any others?

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Why would I slap you?
Just basing that on historical results--I meet a pretty girl with an interesting tattoo, i end up getting slapped. It usually involves some stammering, poorly worded, poorly delivered, and frequently overly "fresh" compliment on my part.

If I don't get slapped, the girl is usually later shown to be as crazy as me in some way or other.
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Well, the wife joined the "Rebel" group.

Added a 2007 Honda Rebel she got for $1900 (and it only had 1700 miles) to the stable.

So now we have Doc and my wife. Any others?
Well me sir. : P rebels are nice bikes and another inactive user(my friend) flash 4142 owns one. He ended up stomping on the clutch too hard and bent the rod between the clutch pedel the the transmission lol. His already is back in the shop for transmission issues too, because the tranny was sticking and he therefore stomped. I'm loving my bike, although I wish i could have afforded more power:/

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