Friday, December 15, 2006

The Nominations Are In, And Wulfgar Is Now Taking Votes For The Montana Weblog Awards . . .

And wouldn't you know it I made the cut in one category. I highly doubt that I'll win, the competition is mighty stiff in the "Most Exemplifies A Montana Lifestyle" class, but I'd like to at least show up for the game if you know what I mean. Of course anyone that doesn't vote for me will not be receiving a Christmas card this year, but then again the people that vote for me won't be receiving a Christmas card from me either . . . . . . .

So go vote for somebody, even if it isn't me, just make sure that you get over to Wulfgar's and support your favorite Montana bloggers.

Just for the record, I will not be voting for myself, just as I did not nominate myself. I don't know why I'm taking the high road this year, but I am so deal with it. The other thing that I'm doing differently this year, is that I'm keeping all of my votes and nominations secret until after the polling is complete, then maybe, just maybe, I'll post them. I'm not ashamed of my nominations or votes, it's just that I don't want anyone to be guilted into voting for me because I voted for them or anything like that. I want everyone to be frightened into voting for me because I'll hunt them down and kill them if they don't. OK, just kidding, I'll aim for the genitalia . . . . ;)

7 comments:

T said...

who taught you that pose?

Life is good here, had 100 mph winds and sideways rain...

Off to the South next week after gigs this weekend, hope everything is well and merry fucking christmas!


(oh, Im stealing the picture....)

Justin said...

Actually I learned that pose from a wise old hippy I once knew . . . .

Glad to hear that we're not the only ones with the hurricane wind, Livingston has been lovely this year. No sideways rain to report, not even any sideways snow lately. Judging by the ice on Bozeman Pass and Homestake last night, they must've gotten some yesterday however. Luckily I missed it.

A Merry Fucking Christmas back at ya T, and hopefully you have a good time down South. You can't steal the picture though, because it's free. ;)

PS - I saw your old bus today, sitting beside the street like it was broke down. I considered stealing it, but then decided against it because it'd be a little too easy to recognize unless I painted it. I'm thinking camo . . . ;)

Ken Hayes said...

Great picture of my rifle. Where did you find it? Tell ya the Ruger is the best shooter I have seen in a long time. By the way I ain't gonna vote at all cuz I only read you and Moos and Kemmick. Sometimes Kemmick and his stuff makes me puke but I feel good afterwards. Sorta like when I was young and drank to much. A finger down the pike worked wonders.

T said...

Cheryl bought it from me, I hope it hasnt died on her, I will email a pic of the carnage here from the wind, talk about lucky...

Justin said...

Howdy Ken, you could always vote for Moos and me then . . . . ;)

That was a close one T, it sorta reminds me of the big assed cottonwood tree that just missed squashing my truck during one of those early fall snow storms a few years ago. Did it do any damage to the house or anything? Looks like it just missed from the pictures. I don't know if the bus was broke down, but it was sitting beside the street in the middle of nowhere downtown. Don't know, there wasn't anybody around it, looked like it'd been sitting there all night, so I couldn't even stop and offer assistance. (you know I would've if there'd been somebody around) ;)

Table Mountains said...

in all my hunting i only used a scope about half a dozen times. i liked it for target shootng when we would set up targets several hundred yards away but never could get use to it for hunting.couple of my buddys can pop a seal ( using a scope) from the boat when the seas are rising and falling but i never could.

Justin said...

My Dad doesn't care for scopes too much either, but he has a similar affliction to the one you have, meaning that he's blind in one eye. He's always shot left handed even though he isn't, but it's kind of hard to shoot right handed when you're blind in your right eye. I've seen my ol' man nail targets with iron sights that others miss with scopes though, so it definitely doesn't slow him down any.

I tend to agree that scopes are great for target shooting, but not so much for hunting, but it kind of depends on the game and the terrain. I grew up hunting deer and coyotes out on the plains where a 300 yard shot was pretty typical. A deer looks mighty small at that range, pretty tricky to even hit the damn thing let alone have any choice of where you hit it without a scope.

I see a lot of guys hunting elk in heavy timber with a mega monster humongo target scope though, and I just have to laugh. When you jump a herd in the trees inside of 75 yards, you're not even gonna have time to find a critter in that scope let alone line up on him, I'll take iron sites any day. Same thing with white tails down on the river bottom in the brush, a scope is far more of a handicap than a help.

I say that unless you're hunting out in the open and NEED a scope, it's best to do without it, and a target scope with an adjustable objective, 24 power magnification and 5 other whizbang knobs and switches on it has no place whatsoever on a hunting rifle unless your quarry is prairie dogs at 500 yards. Give me a good old straight 6 power or at the very most, a 3-9 variable any day. Keep the fancy stuff for punching holes in paper targets that don't run away while you're twisting all those knobs. ;)