I need all the help I can get.
So far the only nomination I've seen is for the Popular Culture category, and if there's one thing I despise it's popular culture. Considering my lackluster blogging efforts of late, I'd probably be lucky to win "Montana's Least Updated Blog", so I guess I'd best quit bitching and take what I can get.
So how about this weather we're having? Has anyone else gotten actual real life frostbite on their nutsack yet? OK, I haven't gotten frostbite on my nutsack, but I know I've been close a time or two. Warmth please, this sucks, what else can I say? I'd go flying but there's regretfully no deicing trucks stationed at Amend Park, and I don't even want to think about how brittle coroplast would get in this kind of cold. Ever seen a Mugi Evo shatter like glass? Neither have I and although it may be cool to watch, I'm not going to be the poor sap to stand out there and make it happen. If anyone else would like to give it a try though, let me know. I'll sit in the cab of my truck with the heater on and take pictures.
Speaking of pictures, I'm sure that anyone that's been reading this blog since its inception is rather disappointed at the the lack thereof this year. Last hunting season I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to take several pictures of local wildlife, and in turn post them here. This hunting season was a total flop however. A lack of time, coupled with a lack of ambition, coupled with a waning interest in hunting in general teamed up to make this hunting season basically nonexistent for me. There was a time when I virtually lived for hunting season, but that time has long since passed. Anymore, my interest in hunting, like my interest in most things, seems to ebb and flow from year to year. This was one of my off years, we'll see what happens next year. I am planning on spending at least a little time with my son this winter in pursuit of wascawy wabbits however, so we'll see how that pans out.
I've always enjoyed hunting smaller game moreso than the big stuff anyway. Rabbits and birds aren't nearly as much work to drag out of the woods, and they're mighty tasty too I might add. In Montana at least, there's still no season or limits on rabbits either, so your hunting is limited only by the size of your freezer. I also tend to spend more time humping the boonies when I'm after smaller game, which makes for a much better hunting experience in general. I'm smart enough to know my physical capabilities, which aren't all that great to be honest. Hey, I can admit it. When hunting big game I tend to find myself sticking fairly close to roads and trails since I know myself well enough to know that quartering an elk and making four or five trips over 20 miles of rough terrain is far outside of my physical limits. I've been known to cover a lot of ground when in pursuit of critters that are small enough to carry and not even notice that they're there however. Lord knows I can use the exercise, and any time spent in the outdoors is better than the best time spent at work in my book. Yep, time to polish up the .22's and warm up the bunny pot methinks.
To be honest, I just have too many hobbies, and my feeble little brain only seems to be able to concentrate on one at a time. Fishing gear, boats, 4 Wheelers, motorcycles, snowmobiles, guns, model airplanes, RC cars, tools, boxes of pieces parts, CB radios, motorhomes, tents, other odds and ends camping gear, junk cars and pieces thereof, this is gonna be the mother of all yard sales if I ever get tired of tripping over all of this shit and decide to sell out. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is fun, but it's also awfully expensive. Did I just mention one of those alphabet soup diseases that those in the psychiatric community love to toss around? Oops. I really should go to a psychiatrist some day, really. By the time they got done listing off all of the letters for all of the disorders that I probably have, likely myself and the shrink would both wind up wearing hug me coats and sitting in a pink padded room. At least it would be warm . . . . and the drugs . . . . . aaaaaaah the drugs. Fuck medicinal marijuana, I want some medicinal harder stuff.
With that, I think I'll solicit a little audience participation. How about a top ten list? Here's mine.
Justin's Top Ten Songs For Which There Is No Stereo On Earth Loud Enough To Play Them Properly.
10 - Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train - Ozzy invented loud, he's gotta be in here somewhere.
9 - AC/DC - Highway To Hell - You should see the looks you get from your mom's church friends when you drive by with this one cranked up, especially when you've got a skull and crossbones painted on the hood of your truck.
8 - Skid Row - 18 And Life - If you think I play it loud now, you should've heard it when I was 18.
7 - Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit - Why do all of the really cool rock singers die of overdoses? Maybe it takes a lot of drugs to make great music.
6 - Mudvayne - Happy - Did I say something about a pink padded room?
5 - Alice In Chains - Man In The Box - Eternal truths set to a kick ass beat, what's not to love?
4 - Offspring - Gone Away - And to think that this is a love song. Just proves that you don't have to be a flaming wimp to love someone.
3 - Queen - Fat Bottom Girls - Fat girls are like mopeds. Everybody wants to ride one, they just don't want their friends to find out.
2 - Dire Straits - Money For Nothing - Even better if you know the story behind how Mark Knopfler came up with it. One of my all time favorites.
And the winner is . . . . . Envelope please . . . . . .
1 - Motley Crue - Girls, Girls, Girls - This one needs no explanation, just crank it the fuck up and toss up some devil horns you pussy.
There, I showed you mine, now you show me yours. I'm going to the hobby shop, this fucking ice cube has to melt sooner or later, best be ready for it when it does.