Things you see at 4:00 am

Like many of my friends I work nights and thus I have the misfortune of being awake for a lot more hours than most people and get time to think and write accodingly. These are just reflections on the curent state of everything I have an opinion about.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Take that Ben and Jerry

A week ago the gaming group and I were discussing the merits of bacon and I made that statement that bacon made any food better well James called me out on this and said "What about ice cream?" I said that it sould be great. Well this week James called me out and is now eating humble pie. We microwaved some pre cooked bacon and broke it up into bits and sprinkled it ove the vanilla bean icecream it was the perfect blend of salty and sweet. So jame while your eating your humble pie don't forget to add bacon to improve the flavor.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Who saved the Union?

For Christmas my Godmother gave me a series of books that had been my grandfathers. Apparantly, though he died almost 15 years before I was born, we shared a love of American Civil war history. I am about halfway through the 2nd book and the author is about to get to the battle of Gettysburg and he does an excellent job of focusing on the people that commanded in the Army of the Potomac. This got me wondering whether or not anyone has ever looked at the people who ultimately are responsible for the battle that turned the tide of the war, most specifically generals Bufford and Heth. Has anyone ever done a book on these two fascinatig people? If so what is it called if not why?

Thursday, January 04, 2007

I was ready to charge but then there was a Question of Ordinance

Tonight after my roommate and I returned from work I was doing my usual and playing my PS2 to unwind and let some stress bleed off when my roommate comes downstairs and heads out the front door to have himself one last cigarette before he goes to sleep. All of a sudden he sticks his head back in the door and says there is someone looking into the cars out on the street and he is going to check it out. No sooner had the words left his mouth then he went charging down the sidewalk. At this point I was at least partially committed. I considered following him for about 1/2 a second before I decided to instead grab first my cell phone then my gun, because While I had no intention of staring anything with anyone and would much rather let the police deal with this person I know it is better to be ready for anything then caught flat footed. I ran upstairs real quick and upon entering the bedroom the question of what to grab hit me. The initial impulse was to grab the 12 gauge because the more firepower the better, however common sense dictated that the hand gun should be my choice because while the random guy walking down the street might not generate any calls to the police something tells me that a guy charging out his front door and down the street with a Shotgun just might. So I grabbed the .45 and headed back to the front door to be ready to go running if help was needed and started to move down the sidewalk to see where my roommate had wandered off to when he reappeared and told me the guy disappeared. Looking back on it I realized that it wasn't a question of whether to take a gun it was a question of which gun to take.