...Woke up with a world-class migraine today, which seems hardly fair. (Perhaps I should write the DNC and/or Congress?) 'Tis the weather, I believe -- for instance, the wobbling 30mph-average breeze that greeted sunrise, fraying flags at the minor-league ballpark downtown. (I saw it on TellyVision, so it must be for true).
The Data Viking visited yesterday and we joined Tam and Shootin' Buddy at the gun show. He was in search of mags for an obscure rifle -- and found them, too, at a price that made me feel faint.
Not only is the ammo drought over, a number of the smaller firms are becoming more of a presence; Indiana's own Precision Cartridge and Acme Ammunition were both well-represented with bounteous tables of shooty goodness (both had ample supplies of .380 at good prices, a huge relief to those of us who carry the small stuff and are light on range time with it).
I-shoulda-but-I-dinna': found a nice Colt Police Positive at $349 asked and foolishly passed it up. Given the prices normally wanted for wheelguns with ponies on them, that wasn't wise. --Why a revolver? Why a Colt? 'Tis simple: if you can master the long DA pull of a quality revolver, holdin' a semi-auto steady becomes all the easier; and a Colt 'cos if I have a Smith & Wesson, it'll get all mixed up with Tam's. Plus it creeps her out that the cylinder turns the opposite direction. --Mind you, if I could afford to feed a Webley (not, thank you, a .455 with a haircut for .45 ACP, as the latter runs higher chamber pressures than MoD spec'ed for), I would be seriously tempted.
Did buy: some ammo, T-shirts ("Got Bullets?" and "WARNING: contents may cause lead poisoning," the latter with appropriate graphics, six chances in the Friends of USMC raffle and a .22 magazine for my AR-15 conversion ('cos a scary black rifle that shoots a squirrel-and-gallery cartridge is kewl -- also affordable and darned practical, with the closest three ranges all lacking full-power-rifle facilities).
Afterwards, we all went out for Ethiopian food. If ever you get the chance, check it out. Distinctive, tasty -- and bring your best pair of hands. As the kindly folks at Abyssinia Restaurant explain,"'Injera' is placed on the plate with variety of dishes decoratively arranged around it. A small portion of 'Injera' is torn off and wrapped around a mouthful of the selected dish." So, you might ask, what's Injera? The link'll take you to Wikipedia, a good article with photos and even news of a locally-developed, highly efficient cooker for it; my personal description is that it's a delicious, soft, mild-sourdough bread of precisely the right strength for the job and a wonderful texture. It is like unto no other flatbread, anywhere. And the delights you're picking up with it--! Oh, my. Some things may remind you of Indian or even Tex-Mex but it's distinctive; generally familiar ingredients put together in tasty ways. (And the tea! Slightly smoky, with cardamom; not as overpowering as chai, very fine).
So, a very good day. And if I can just get this headache to subside, today'll be pretty good, too.
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