It's 28 degrees out there and not predicted to get a whole lot warmer. So -- of course --Shootin' Buddy has invited Tam to the 2013 Opening Day today at Eagle Creek Park Pistol & Archery Range, our nice city-owned outdoor shooting range.
I ain't a-goin'. It's 28 degrees out there and not predicted to get a whole lot warmer. Now the genuinely tacti-kewl amongst my readership may look askance at this plan, but see, I'm an old maid; if the temperature drops below 40, I wear gloves (gloves thin enough to shoot in, unless I am driving or have to motorscooter). If I am set upon by wintertime malefactors, it will all be over before I have time to notice the cold. Conversely and among the less-likely of scenarios, if I find myself in the midst of a winter war, I'm not gonna make it; I'll do my best to make it count but my path probably doesn't lead all the way through.
I'm okay with that. If I have to go freeze my freezable self, I will, but as long as it's optional? Nope. I don't do the biathalon and I don't hunt polar bears (they hunt right back!). Next weekend will be warmer and rainy, a good combination for visiting the outdoor range (the firing line has a roof!),
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