Saturday, July 7, 2007

In the Country

I'm at my hide-away hacienda in the countryside. Heir and SWMBO are in California visiting in-laws, and it's just the cats and I, at least it was till late this afternoon when mother-in-law showed up (she accompanies me back to Cuidad El Jefe manana).
Worked part of the day fixing things around here, and doing a little yard work, then set up some cans, got out the pistol (a Browning .22 semi-auto), and took some target practice. Read my books and papers for a spell, then took a long brisk walk right at sunset and talked to the horse on the neighboring property. Drank the better part of some passable Australian Merlot with dinner. For some strange reason, I didn't mess with the blog today.
Back to reality tomorrow. Such a bummer.

3 comments:

Candidly Caroline said...

Hope you had a nice time in the country.

... Oh my gosh, the word verifications are getting harder and harder, I swear. Let's see how many times this takes me: zyqfbymx

El Jefe Maximo said...

I hate it when that happens ! It's unspeakably rude when the verifications even trip me up !

And I did have a good time. I couldn't even get motivated to get irate and post today.

My verification this go-round is "itatacqy." Sounds like a cousin of the giraffe or something.

louielouie said...

as you enjoyed your weekend, i was reminded of this, but was unable to locate it until today.
i'm sure you have seen it before.
i must be texan instead of an okie.


Subject: Are you a Democrat, Republican or a Texan?

What are you? Are you a Democrat, Republican or a Texan? Here is
a little test that will help you decide. The answer can be found by
posing the following question:

You're walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small
children. Suddenly, an Islamic Terrorist with a huge knife comes
around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, praises
Allah, raises the knife, and charges at you.

You are carrying a Glock cal 40, and you are an expert shot. You
have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family. What do
you do?


******************************************************************


Democrat's Answer:

Well, that's not enough information to answer the question! Does the
man look poor? Or oppressed?
Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire him to attack?
Could we run away? What does my
wife think? What about the kids? What does the
law say about this situation? Why am I carrying a loaded gun anyway,
and what kind of message does this send to society and to my
children? Does he definitely want to kill me, or would he be content
just to wound me? Should I call 9-1-1? Why is this street so
deserted? We need to raise taxes, have paint and weed day and make
this a happier, healthier street that would discourage such behavior.


********************************************************************

Republican's Answer:


BANG!


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Texan's Answer:

BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!
BANG!
Click..... (Sounds of reloading)
BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!
BANG!
Click

Daughter: "Nice grouping, Daddy! Were those the Winchester Silver Tips or Hollow Points?"

Son: "Can I shoot the next one?"

Wife: "You aint' takin' that to the taxidermist!"