Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Gun Blog Meme:Five Firearms

I was surfing, reading and minding my own business when I stumbled across something I couldn't resist that wasn't a pile of naked hotties on a beach down in French Tahiti.  Bayou Renaissance Man tripped over a meme for gun owners courtesy of Robb Allen over at Sharp as a Marble entitled Your Five Most Wanted. The Cajun Scholar decided to run with it, and you can read his efforts at  Bayou Renaissance Man: Oh boy, a gun blog meme!

Never one to rain on a parade involving critters, girls or guns I decided carry the meme right along.  Read on as it amuses you to do so.

Monday, January 30, 2012

My Life: Saturday Night with the Oldies

I no longer think I'm getting old; I know it as fact.  When I asked Main Lady what her ideas were for Saturday night, her response was not attending a soirée with a group of Bacchanal devotees dressed in costume, nor did she advocate a quiet evening at home watching a good film on DVD and eating pizza.  Her suggestion?

"Why don't we go to the supermarket?  I hear they are having a wine and cheese party over at the Anderson's... what do you think?"

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Robert Burns Dinner in Review (Updated)

Robert Burns turned 254 last weekend.  Robbie was born January 25, 1759 and died on July 21, 1796, reportedly of complications following a tooth extraction.  Just think about that for a second.  He was an accomplished poet, a learned scholar, a first class rake hell and a vocal sympathizer of the French revolution.  Burns was truly without peer, so much so that upon learning of his daughter's engagement to Robert Burns one father fainted dead away.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Restaurant Review: Barley's Ale House No. 2

Barley's Ale House No. 2
Barley's Smokehouse and Brewpub
Ale House No. 2
1130 Dublin Road
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 485 - 0BBQ (0227)
Mon - Thurs 11:00 AM - close (kitchen closes at 10 PM)
Friday 11:00 AM - close (kitchen closes at 11PM)
Saturday noon - close (kitchen closes at 11PM)
Sunday noon - close (kitchen closes at 8:30PM)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Restaurant Review: Starliner Diner

Starliner Diner, Front Entrance

Starliner Diner
5240 Cemetery Road
Hilliard, OH 43026-1501
(614) 529-1198
Tuesday • Wednesday • Thursday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm; 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday • Saturday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm; 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed on Monday

Friday, January 20, 2012

Our Screwed Up Justice System:The Fackelman Deal

Say you're a fifty something red blooded American male driving your car all by yourself on a two lane blacktop up in Michigan.  It's the night season and you're minding your own business.  A car full of teenagers approaches you from the opposite direction and one of the little choir boys nails your windshield with a bottle of water.  What do you do?  I mean ultimately, what do you do after the startled exclamation and the inevitable thoughts about retribution?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

On Strike

I'm on strike today (Wednesday, January 18, 2012) in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA).  For further information click here: http://sopastrike.com/.  Suffice to say that I like freedom, which the government does not like.

Monday, January 16, 2012

CCW: The Light Goes On

I'll repeat myself yet again.  If you feel the need, by all means pack your pistol with you.  Your right to do so is guaranteed to you in the Bill of Rights, specifically in the Second Amendment.  Not everyone believes the same way I do.  Case in point, Main Lady's eldest little darling (Flopsy) stands firmly against guns and all that they (the guns, I would guess) stand for.  Now me, being a warm, sensitive man of the '90s (and here I'm referring to that era that began in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Ninety and terminted abruptly at the beginning of the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand - the time span, not my age and not my mileage.  Get it?) - as I was saying, a warm, sensitive man of the '90s as well as being considerate and generous into the bargain, I would often instigate a short discussion on gun control with Flopsy, generally referring to some local news item, then I'd suffer the anti-gun tirade in my usual quiet, tolerant manner - then I'd invite Flopsy to go out shooting with Big Mike and I.

Friday, January 13, 2012

My Life: Generally...

Generally speaking, WTF?  I've managed to find a couple road blocks over the past week, and I'm beginning to wonder if this is just bad luck or if I'm having trouble adjusting to the new world order.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Worthy Reads

Here are a few worthy reads that I've stumbled across, one way or another.  I found these sites enjoyable, but the average person may not.  For all that, the average person is very likely to be offended.  The average moonbat may suffer a complex of some sort and require extra sessions of group therapy for the next six months.

My Life: Holidays in Review

I've concluded that I've managed to survive another holiday season.  I'm referring to that segment of the year between December 20th and January 5th which comes around every year and slams into me like the Southbound Orange Blossom Special recycling a 1967 VW stalled out on a railroad crossing at four in the morning.  I think my problem is that I lack adequit preparation.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Restaurant Review: Simms Steakhouse

The View from Simms Steakhouse

Simms Steakhouse

11911 W 6th Ave
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 237 - 0465

Monday - Thursday 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Sunday Brunch 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday Dinner 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Happy Hour Monday through Friday 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Lounge opens daily at 4:00 pm

I had occasion to travel to Denver, Colorado recently - I wrote about it here: RIP Uncle Ballbat. What I haven't written about was the restaurant my two cousins (BigNewz and Gong) treated us to. Here's the straight skinny on Simms Steakhouse.

Restaraunt Review: Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse

Hyde Park Steakhouse Foyer

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse
6360 Frantz Road; Dublin, Ohio 43017
(614) 717 - 2828
(614) 717 - 2710 (FAX)

Bar Opens Daily At 4:30pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday and Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Closed Sunday (available for private events)