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Wednesday, November 14th, 2012


At Smokin’ US 30 Dragstrip!

I was coming back from a job late monday morning in Valpo, and coasted to a stop at Rt 51. I sat there long enough that I had listened to a couple sentences by Rush, and WHAAAAAAAAAA past me in the left lane comes a cement truck, blowing through the light at around 60, so far as I could tell. Pedal to the metal, no effort to put on the brakes, no brake lights, no horn, even, to warn oncoming drivers. Of which there were several, and thank GOD they weren’t alert enough to- you know, actually MOVE when the light turned green. For once, being on their cellphones instead of paying attention to their driving had saved their lives.

I caught up with the truck in question four stoplights hence, and wrote his truck number and license plate on my hand; once I got back to the office I called his dispatcher and let him know what happened.

If you’re driving a Kia and you blow a redlight, there’s gonna be a lot of shit spread over the highway and some people might get seriously hurt.

There is no argument you can have with a fully loaded 5 yard cement truck that ends well.

I do not read science fiction

The way I used to, anyway. I was hardcore until about twenty years ago, and then my interest just dropped off. I have since then been far more interested in murder mystery and alternate histories, and frankly the SF stuff that was out there… well it wasn’t changing very much. No matter what I read, it seemed I had read it somewhere before, and the before read was better, having been done by one of the old masters.

I was also annoyed by the sheer leftism of a large segment of the genre. While I grew up loving Vonnegut, I later learned to despise his pacifism even in the midst of the things he’d been through. If you saw the horrors of Nazi Germany with your own eyes, and you still think there’s no good reason to fight, you’re the kind of idiot that epic poems are written about.

So it was with some surprise that I read this piece by Larry Correia.

A man who can rant like that deserves my attention. I will be ordering books next payday.


Take a couple pounds of deer meat. Any kind will do. Better if it’s the cheap cuts, like the shanks.

Cut into 1/2″ cubes.

Brown in a pan with a little olive oil, and some garlic. OK, a lot of garlic. use four cloves. Scratch that, use a whole head. (Peeled)

DO NOT COOK. Just brown a bit, give some of the flavor of the garlic and some caramelizing.

Put in crock pot.

Add a can of cream of mushroom soup
Add a can of French Onion soup
Add two little cans of mushrooms
Cook on low for 8-10 hrs.

Add 8 0z sour cream and 2 oz cream cheese (Cubed)

Keep on low, stirring until the sour cream and cream cheese are incorporated.

Serve over noodles or rice. Warm tasty food for a cold november night.

I would post a picture but dat shit aw gone.