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Friday, June 21, 2013

You?

Ok, this one isn't really related to firearms.  

If you're reading this. Tell me something about yourself.  

Where are you?
What's something interesting about you?

32 comments:

  1. Born in Flint Michigan.
    Joined the Marines out of H/S at 17
    Medically discharged at 3 yrs 8 mos and 12 days.
    Started carrying after being set upon and beaten by a bunch of thugs.
    Spent 19 years in Texas.
    Moved to Iowa in 1998
    Married wife #2 in 2001
    Fully retired after a second accident in 2004
    Started a small gun shop in 2005.

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    1. Thank you very much for sharing that. I am always curious about the people who may stumble across this and read it.

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    2. So you are in Iowa now? I went to Iowa a few years ago on a road trip with some friends, I thought it was pretty there, despite the flatness and all the after mass of natural disasters. There had been major flooding in Waverly and a T5 tornado had struck Parkersburg, that was an eye opener to see the after mass of that. I even enjoyed the wee town of Shellrock.

      What happened in your second accident? If I ever go back to Iowa, I would be happy to check out your gun store.

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  2. Completely boring. Not interesting at all if I can't talk guns or horses :)

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    1. Oh, hold on, the fun post is going to happen as soon as stuff gets loaded to my drop box from my phone. It was a supreme day for certain and lots and lots of guns :)

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    2. Last night I thought your remark was saying my post was boring because it wasn't related to guns but then I got to thinking this morning that you meant you. I feel like such a dufus for not paying attention. Personally I don't find you boring at all, I find you very fascinating and hope to some day meet you in person.

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    3. Was answering your question. If you were boring, I wouldn't keep coming back :)

      *I'm* the boring one ;)

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    4. I was just spacey that night when I responded and it wasn't until in the morning it dawned on me. lol.

      I'm glad I'm not boring and you aren't boring to me, granted it's been a bit since you made a post but I'll still keep checking to see if you do :)

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  3. Born and raised in Arkansas. My two main hobbies are anything involving guns and playing guitar. I'm also a history buff but most people would consider that as boring as watching paint dry

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    1. I certainly don't find history boring. I always did bad with it in school because I'm horrible at remember dates but I loved hearing about everything.

      What got you into playing guitar and shooting guns?

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  4. I grew up around guns and have been running around in the woods or hunting since I was a child. That all started me out with long guns and them when I was about 23 I started getting into pistols and actually collecting guns.

    What got me into guitar was living with a couple of guys that got into learning to play around the same time I was learning to shoot. It's kinda hard to live in a house like that without getting into it yourself

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    1. Very true, a lot of the times you pick things up from the people you have around you. My sister plays the fiddle and it was because in college she spent time with a lot of musicians, playing Irish music.

      I picked up shooting because my coworkers are all into guns and we do a clay shoot once a year, then I started spending time with people who shot handguns so I naturally got into that, sort of like you.

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  5. I've always been interested in learning the fiddle but have never had time to take lessons because of my work schedule.

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    1. I would imagine it to be a very difficult instrument to master just because of the bowing. My sister has been playing for over ten years and decided to start taking lessons on classical violin, which actually has helped her bowing ability a lot (and I do mean a lot ;)) And this is after ten years. Oh wait, that sounds discouraging, doesn't it.

      Do you have a crazy work schedule?

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  6. I work a rotating 12 hour night shift. Since i'm off on different days every other week it makes it damn near impossible to get into lessons with anyone that I've found teaching violin. Looking for a new job (been looking for a year actually) but can't find anything closer to the house for less than a $4/hour pay cut and I can't take that much of a loss in pay voluntarily

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  7. I don't blame you, unless I had to take a pay cut, I wouldn't either. What do you do for work? My sister's been looking for a time now for a new job, she hates her current one so much she will take the pay cut but there aren't a lot of jobs here in the Denver area for her field. Your schedule does seem pretty rough, I worked something similar but I had the same days off each week.

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  8. I'm an extrusion technician at Georg Fischer, which is just a fancy way of saying I make pipe. I've hated this place for almost 3 years.net could deal with it when I was working days. Working this kind of schedule on nights ruins any chance of a social life so when they moved me to nights I started job hunting. I currently make almost 16/hour and the first place I find that's over 13 and closer to home i'm leaving. Sadly everyone around here hiring is paying around 10 or doing temp/limited service work. Got an application in with a place that I hope to hear back from soon. If they don't hire me then I'll probably be stuck where i'm at for another year or so

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  9. Why did they move you over to nights? I have to agree, it's difficult to have any sort of a social life when you work nights, even on your days off because when you are sleeping everyone is awake. I know so many people who work mid shift and they don't have much of a social life either.

    I hope you do hear back from this other company, I hate to see anyone miserable at their jobs. Sadly work compiles 1/4 of our lives so it's better to have something that is tolerable.

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    1. They put me on the shift i'm on because it's the weakest shift in the plant and i've been doing this type of work since 2001 so I've got the experience the shift needed. I was also told i'm the only option because i'm single with no kids and everyone else with the experience it's married with children :(

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  10. You know reading that, it's one of my pet peeves because I don't think people should be treated any differently whether they are married, married with kids or single but I see that a lot in companies and I don't think that's fair or equal employment treatment. My sister a lot of the times gets stuck working holidays because she's single without kids. My company I work, we all pretty much work the same shifts so it's never been an issue but I know my other single friends come up against this as well. It sort of makes me want to check with the EEOC to see if that's really allowed. I mean companies get in trouble for treating people differently based on gender, age, etc. and I think your marrital/family status shouldn't be treated any differently either.

    Okay, stepping off my soap box.

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  11. Lol, it's a sad thing to dart but i'm use to getting screwed by this company, it's aghast they do best :/

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  12. Need to learn to proof read.....should be sad thing to say and it's what they do best.....lol

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    1. That's just about any company. I did spend a wee bit of time to look on the EEOC site but I couldn't find anything specifically against singles with no kids, a lot about singles with kids. Oh well, hopefully you can get out of there soon.

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    2. Thanks for looking into that for me. Regardless of whether the job close to the house hires me or not I'll keep looking. Something will come along sooner or later

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    3. When will you hear whether you go the position or not?

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    4. They are expanding their plant and are still building the expansion. When I went in for my first meeting with them they said most of their hiring would take in July and August.

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    5. So not too long to wait, which is good. :) I'll keep my finger crossed.

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    6. You are very welcome. You'll have to let me know either way how it works out. :)

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  13. I'm here because you left a comment on my blog. Always glad to see new folks, even if it's only a one-time deal. Thanks for dropping by!

    As for me, I was born and raised in Iowa, left in 1985 to join the Navy, did 20 years fixing fighter aircraft (F-14's and F/A-18's), retired and moved to North Carolina to work in the semiconductor industry.

    Something interesting about me, well my Grandfather was a SeaBee, heavy equipment mechanic, in the Navy in WW2, he told my Dad he didn't want his kids to grow up to be Sailors or mechanics. I'm sure I would have been a big disappointment to him...or maybe not. I have his High Standard HB .22 pistol.

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  14. Nice to meet you Larry, I have your blog bookmarked so I check every day, I think you were recommended or mentioned by someone else that I regularly read but I can't remember.

    What sort of semiconductors? I used to work for a company back in my 20's that made semiconductors for silicone wafers. I actually hated the job, it was the only place I ever worked that I just wanted to walk out on but I stayed a year. I was on the presses, in a clean room so it was very cold for me.

    Well, if you take your Grandfather literally, he said he didn't want his kids to grow up that way, he made no mention of grandkids ;)

    Is the HB .22 pistol your only gun? If that's too personal of a question just ignore it :)

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