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Week one in the can

So this last week was my first official week working for the new company.

They Are very good people that I have known for a very long time. I look forward greatly to working with them and what it is I will be doing is extremely important to me.

I will be doing engraving on firearms. Most of us will be machine or laser type engraving but the possibility exists that I will also eventually be doing hand Engraving because I intend to take some of those classes.

There is a great deal to do. There is a great deal that has needed to be done for a very long time. My new employers are technically capable but predominantly artistic in nature. My intention is to improve upon their situation by bringing more hard engineering into play.

This will not be easy.

May God have mercy on my soul.

Brotherhood and sisterhood of the spoon.

John Kass, talking about liver sausage, reminds me of the brotherhood of the spoon. You may be- are probably- a member, though you may not realize it. You are a member if you ever woke in a cold sweat after having the dream of accordion playing giraffes, or the dog got you up to pee at 3 am, or you just finished that presentation or blogpost in the wee hours when everyone else is sleeping, and you found yourself in front of the fridge with the fridge light illuminating your varicose veins, a spoon in your hand. Might be you’re looking for some leftover jello with suspended chunks of fruit salad- because you wouldn’t want people to know you actually like it, so you eat it when nobody can see. Or a big dollop of cottage cheese. Maybe chase the cottage cheese with some of that Usingers Leberwurst. And there’s that last dab of whipped cream in the container, which will go green in another day, might as well get that out of there and rinse out the container. Ooh, there’s a container of Calumet Fisheries coleslaw. I need some of that. But not a lot. I don’t want to get fat. Just a spoonful will do. And we always wash the spoon off between bites. As far as you know. Isn’t there some Mint Chocolate chip in the freezer? ooh, yeah, and some Cherry Garcia. Make sure you put that spoon in the dishwasher so nobody suspects. Oh, you got a little guacamole on your boxers. Best wipe that off before you get back into bed.

Raise your spoons high, brothers and sisters.

So it’s official

I’m beginning my new gig on May 4th. Watch this space for more details

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