Well, let's see if I remember how to do this ...
Is this thing on?
Well, the last several months or so has been kind of rodeo here at Rancho LawDog. OldNFO has moved to the area, along with Peter Grant and his lovely wife.
My first thought when I heard that these folks were moving this way was something along the lines of: "Whoo. Getting crowded on my little patch of dirt.", but -- truth be told -- I'm discovering that it's kind of nice to have friends in the area.
Thing2 has moved on to better things -- she got promoted to Jail Captain -- so I'm back down to one minion. Alas.
I have -- thus far -- managed to keep my face off of national TeeVee:
National news-critter with microphone (shoved under my nose): "Sir, what do you think of your Sheriff's decision to [insert something mildly controversial here.]
Me (blinking): "What the [deleted] are you talking about?"
Thing1 (politely): "We're sorry, any questions will have to be asked of the Sheriff or the PIO."
Me: "That, too, but what the [deleted] is he talking about?!"
Camera-dude: "Whoa, we can't put that sort of language on the air!"
I am, however, quite proud of the fact that when suckered into giving an interview for local media I managed to use the phrases, "Mongolian rabies", "Can't cure it with bleach", and "Diseases science doesn't have a name for yet" on the air.
You know, I begin to understand why the County Attorney's favourite expression around me is: "'Dog! Inappropriate!"
In other news, Peter and OldNFO have promised to help me get a LawDog Files book or two off of the ground. Anyone still hanging around this general area may now bug those two about it.
On that front, my lovely lady -- along with the machinations of OldNFO, Peter and Dot -- has decided to expand my social wings some more, and has talked me into pre-registering for LibertyCon.
She seems quite smug about the fact that I haven't hyperventilated over the whole thing. Yet. It's early.
I've a couple of Africa stories percolating in my head for the past couple of months -- we'll see about getting them written down here.
I took an Edged Weapons Overview class from Craig Douglas (SouthNarc) over at ShivWorks. Excellent class -- which I must post about later -- which also demonstrated quite thoroughly that I have spent waaaay too much time behind a desk these days.
Hmm. More later.