Woe betide the wolf

Shortly, I will be practicing standing between the wolf and the sheep for a few weeks.  This post will be an update of sorts to try to keep this humble little blog at least at trail shaft.

In the homefront, the future Mrs. Snipe and Pocket Monkey will be arriving in time for Christmas at my Dad’s house.  Nuptials to follow shortly. 

In the chow front, the last bit of my turkey is going to end up as a turkey vegetable soup ala BSA Troop 4. 

Take a few cans of soup vegetables(beans, corn, onions, etc) and empty them into a pot. Take a can of chicken stock(boneless turkey this year, so no homemade stock). Mix in a pot and simmer with your preferred spices.  In my version it will be a bay leaf or two, minced garlic, black and red pepper, and cilantro.  So easy a snipe can do it.  As Tanker at http://mostlycajun.com is fond of saying, it ain’t rocket science, adjust spices according to your taste, and you have something good. 

In the …”against all enemies foreign and domestic” front, I think this TSA security theater is getting more and more unconstitutional.  I will put a couple of videos up in that regard in order to do my small part.  If enough people do one percent, pretty soon there is some pretty good numbers.

Now for the Sunday funnies regarding our government getting too big for thier britches. Enjoy.

The guy above is a local hero in this neck of the woods.

That is all for now.  When I go on Christmas break, I will probably add some links.  Woe betide the wolf, when i stand guard at the door.


A bachelor’s Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving was pretty simple this year.  For the first time in several years, it was just me.  I slow cooked a 3 pound turkey breast with some onion and apple added in for flavor.  Homemade garlic mashed potatoes, and green beans with mushrooms.  Instead of pumpkin pie, I opted for cookies.  My Mom was surprised that I was able to do all that.  Kind of funny, because I left home at 18 for the Navy, and lived in town every chance I got as soon as I was allowed.

This is too much

I have worked on some very secure work sites the last 11 years of my life.  I have been wanded, gone through metal detectors and even had my bags searched.  The only times in my life I have had an aggressive pat down were misunderstandings with the Five O and they were just doing their job and protecting their own safety in case I was a bona fide bad guy.  I think this TSA BS is retarded, and an attempt by the camel to get his nose in the tent.  As many commentators say, this is probably a government ploy at desensitization.  I shall close with Ben Franklin, “Those who would give up a little freedom for a little security, deserve neither liberty nor security.”

An easy Saturday

I like my off duty weekends.  I get to cook my own breakfast.  This morning I had country scrambled eggs with onions and mushrooms, sausage patties, and buttermilk biscuits.  I also got a replacement for my coffee pot that was damaged in transit, so I finally got to enjoy a good cup of Kona coffee.