21 Days of Boomershoot–Day 14(2011)

Sometimes you’re asked to do something.DSC_0006

When you find you why, it all the sudden makes sense.


The quick and dirty version is Joe didn’t know his zero and didn’t want to look the fool.  Instead he had me risk looking the fool, it was low risk but for TV it certainly ups the pressure.

21 Days of Boomershoot–Day 13(2011)

Go to a drag strip and no one’s going to let you drive their car down the strip.  Come to Boomershoot and people will let you try out their rifles, and provide you the equivalent of a 3 gallons of gas and ask for nothing in return.  That’s why I LOVE this culture.DSC_0528

The only real thing that is asked remains unwritten, return the favor and be just as courteous. 

Sexist Pig

After reading the article by Eric Heyl I have come to the conclusion that he has never been in the company of a real woman.  His only exposure to women are from magazines with models airbrushed to perfection.

I am the proud owner of a snubbie revolver for my own personal protection.

The industry is unlikely to successfully tap that market until it conquers the pesky preconceived notions that likely turn off many females to the idea of gun ownership. Women likely won’t consider packing pistols if they are concerned that:

Note: my revolver was a wedding gift, given to me by my husband.

— Spending several hundred dollars on a serviceable handgun might leave them without enough money to get the full treatment at that next visit to the day spa.

I have no problem buying a pistol and I actually have my eye on a Sig P226.  Why would I go to a spa and pay a ridiculous amount of money for something I can do in the comfort of my own home for much less and I could host a “spa” party and just have a grand ol’ time with friends?

— Carrying a gun in a small purse would leave less room for more important items, such as lipstick or compact.

I have a very cute backpack style purse that is specially designed to carry a pistol and allow room for anything else I need.  I find self defense much more important than items of vanity.

— The baggy clothing required to successfully conceal most holsters would make them appear frumpy.

There are actually concealable holsters on the market for women so baggy clothing isn’t necessary.  That is also one of the points of carrying a conceal carry purse.

— Gunpowder residue might stain the new Karen Scott blouse they just bought at Macy’s.

When it comes to self defense, if I have to shoot my gun, I could care less what happens to the clothes I am wearing.  Besides, fabric is washable and replaceable, I cannot replace myself or wash away the after effects of an attack on myself if I am completely defenseless.

— The gunpowder smell when the weapon is fired could totally overwhelm the Chanel they’re wearing.

In my profession, wearing perfume is not recommended as you never know if a client/patient/resident is sensitive to fragrances.  I would rather be unscathed than to care a flying f*** about whether my perfume is being overwhelmed by gunpowder.  Besides, I like to go to CD’s Smokepit and I always have the smell of yummy BBQ lingering on my person by the time I leave.

Not only that but some men find the smell of burnt gun powder arousing and attractive. Certainly not a man of such “high caliber” as Mr. Heyl, only sad lonely depraved men like my husband. Sad lonely men who get to partake in Dr. Joe’s cure all which I’m sure Mr. Heyl has never experienced.

— Most firearm accessories come only in one boring color: black.

Who cares?  As long as its functional.  I prefer black to the pink that is currently on the market for women anyway. But there’s also blue, red, green, and you can have it painted however you like.  It’s nail polish but for your gun.

— Target practice earplugs simply aren’t sexy.

Sexy is a relative term.  There are men that find women very sexy when seen in shooting gear.  Besides, some earplugs are not noticeable and as long as I still have hearing capabilities at the end of the day, I don’t care.

That’s also why god created suppressors.


Besides, if women can’t be sexy while carrying a firearm or holding one, explain this:

She so hawt, even I’d do her.

H/T Breda, Bitter and Joe

URL Blacklist Plugin Update

Incase you missed it, I created a blacklist plugin for Windows Live Writer.  So everyone who uses this thing but Joe failed.  There was a bug, I made a dumb mistake and it would error if you published a post with no links in it.  I missed it in my testing because I was more focused on catching links and not nailing good links.  Why would I think about a post with no links at all right?

I fixed it this afternoon and am releasing a hotfix that fixes that issue.  Along with the hotfix it now supports getting the blacklist from a URL.  A sample blacklist can be seen here.  This makes it much easier to pick up new domains as they’re added.  Currently the list is not automatically updated, but that is on the road map.

You can get the new version 0.2.0 Blacklist Plugin Installer here.

21 Days of Boomershoot–Day 12(2011)

Some would think that stuff like this isn’t good wholesome family fun.  I think Abigail would beg to differ.DSC_0675

Anything that puts a smile on a kids face and makes family spend more time together is great in my book.  Just look at how Boomershoot was created.

21 Days of Boomershoot–Day 11

Sometimes close is a relative term.  Rolf prefers entertainingly close so he can use his .357 to make them go boom.


The result usually involves raining dirt.

Springtime on the Palouse

So it’s 10 days to the start of Boomershoot, for staff anyway, and hopefully this isn’t a sign of things to come.  Yes it can be a great wind indicator, I will shoot rain, shine, tidal wave, whatever.  I just do prefer to be comfortable at least one day of the shoot, mainly the day of.  I’ll take cold and wet Friday and Saturday.DSC_6402_tonemapped

Yes that is snow sticking to everything but the concrete, which it started to later.  I must say that’s a really neat HDR shot since it turned the snow above black and the snow below white.  Now for the proof that it is actually spring on the Palouse.


Still Don’t believe me, here’s another.


Here’s the storm as it left, blue sky came in behind and the temperature dropped extremely quickly.  How quickly, 6 degrees in 40 minutes. 


21 Days of Boomershoot–Day 10

Staff Cleanup has become cleanup again.  At least now we don’t have to lug all the targets down the hill.  Instead we haul our ass up the hill and blow them up in place.