One bullet short of a full gun (33)

I know I said I was back, I even called you bitches and all that stuff. Now I’m giving you bullets.

  • Draw. I’ve been thinking about trying to get back into drawing again. Heck, when I was a kid I used to draw all the time, and I have stopped doing it for many years at this point. I thought I was going to get back into it a few years ago when I got a tablet and stylus for my birthday, but it took me months to get the thing out of the box, and I haven’t touched it since. Turns out drawing on the computer is much harder than on a piece of paper. Maybe I should start slow and rekindle my love of doodling while talking on the phone. Who wants to call me to kick start me on this journey back to drawing?
Of course, I could always find some helpful tutorials online.
  • Aim. My dad recently gave me his compound bow. It’s in pretty rough shape, but I think I’ll get it fixed and start shooting again. I used to be really good at this, way back when. I wonder if I can get back into it… All I need are some apples and my son, right? Nothing like proper motivation to get the job done.
  • Fire. Speaking of things that you shoot, I recently completed firearm training. Now I just need to find a few people willing to say that I’m sane enough to have some firearms in my house. It may be years before that happens, so no worries. On a more serious note, I did this because my FFIL (Favorite Father-In-Law) asked me to do it. I need to have the proper permits to be allowed to get his firearms collection when he dies. Yes, talking about death weirds me out.
  • Pause. I haven’t played any sport moved since the early 2011. I think the pause has been long enough as it is, and I’m starting to move more TODAY. True to myself, I’ll start by running an hour over lunch, and then bike another hour when I get home. This is what’s referred to as “starting slowly”. Don’t worry, I’ll let you know if I die over lunch. Maybe.
  • Ask questions. I’m often confused by people. I have a hard time understanding how some people can think that I’m the dumbest person to ever (slowly) walk the Earth and at the same time ask me constantly for information – roughly 47 times per day. There’s some sort of problem with this, or I may very well be the dumbest person alive. Any idea?

In pure Call of Cthulhu tradition, I’ll keep the last bullet for myself for when the madness finally comes.

It is always during a passing state of mind that we make lasting resolutions.


  1. I have a hard time understanding how some people can think that I’m the dumbest person to ever (slowly) walk the Earth and at the same time ask me constantly for information – roughly 47 times per day.


  2. Well, here’s an idea: I think you have an iPad (can’t keep track of who has which totally sweet devices these days) and you can get Sketchbook Express for free, for that or your iPhone, and there’s the Pogo Stylus I’ve been eyeing for a while now for $10-12 that’s made to work with an iDevice surface or apparently even on the trackpad of a Mac. I’ve been meaning to start drawing again, figured it would help if I could doodle on my phone in my downtimes.

    I’m looking forward to see any sketches you produce since I need a little kick in the arse to get myself going again with drawing.

    1. I have SketchBookX on my iPhone – and I tried a few others on the iPad, but I found it very hard to draw with my finger. I’ll look into the Pogo Stylus. In the meantime, I posted a doodle for you. Enjoy!

  3. I used to love target shooting with my compound bow. I’d love to take it up again but I think it would cost so much to rehab my old Martin that I may as well buy a new one. And I’m not sure where I could legally fire it around here either. Hmmm…

    1. I took some time to find an archery range here, but now that I found one… No more excuses. Except maybe that I need my bow to be brought up to speed, I need new arrows… 😉

  4. Huuuge phone doodler. It’s about the only time I even draw anymore, actually. Sad.
    If those people think that you’re dumb, they must be complete imbeciles!

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