I have decided that there is something that I need to get to make my graduate school experience complete.
FLUFFY BUNNY SLIPPERS!!!
Given that the majority of my classes are online or via videoconference, I feel that attending classes in fluffy bunny slippers will make me smile and make my day complete when I have to be up at an ungodly early hour (for me) to participate in these classes.
And my feet will stay nice and toasty warm.
So I’ve made it to day #3… My feet are tired but still game, and I’ve still a few more things I want to make sure I see, but it’s been a great weekend!
Benchmade is making custom knives! They don’t have a choice of blade tip, but you can pick your blade coating and the colors of the sides and back. They’ve got someone sitting there who will make it for you while you watch, even, if they’re not too backed up, or you can come back later and pick it up.
I spent a bit of time yesterday talking with Remington. They have a new pocket pistol, the RM380. It fits into my hands well enough, but the trigger pull is so long that my finger has to curl almost to the point of discomfort to hit the break. It does have a heavy trigger pull, as well, but not heavier than some of the other guns that I already own.
I also handled the R51 and spoke with one of the Remington guys about it. It’s been redesigned since the problems last year, and production will start soon at the Alabama plant. They’ve redesigned the part that was sticking, and they’ve replaced the trigger with a polymer one so that it won’t scratch. I like the trigger pull on this one; the ones that I handled had a nice, crisp break with a reset that can be felt. The slide still feels a bit rough, but I’m looking forward to seeing this one when it comes out over the summer.
I spent some time at Yankee Hill Machine booth, too. I already have their .30cal Ti suppressor, and I wanted to see what they had in other calibers. They have a very nice pistol-caliber suppressor, the Sidewinder, available in 9mm, .40, and .45, and their suppressors are user-servicable for maintenance. Now I just have to see about finding something to shoot that needs one of those new cans!
My black cloud is legendary at work. Nay, almost beyond legendary. To the point that one Halloween, one of the other docs threatened to buy me the Dark Lord of the Sith mask for my costume.
Well, I’ve decided to embrace it. I’m owning up to my dark side. After all, the dark side has cookies, right?
My watch for work has always been a fairly serious watch, with lots of dials and numbers on it to help keep me straight. Day and date, month, day of the week, hour both in 12- and 24-hour time. All that.
But now I have my “Dark Side” watch. It is quite fitting, I think, given my reputation. Everyone at work sure seems to think so.
It’s also quite fitting given my hoard of Legos in the basement.