Convention Driftin: Gun Show

Drifting Sioux Falls today by attending a convention.

Dr. Love and wife are here promoting their ammo and targets at a huge gun show event.

(JCArmsAndAmmo.com)

Lots of fire arm knowledge and history in the Sanford Convention Center today.

There is also a beer festival next door.  Just need to run into a bachelorette party and I can call it a good day in America.


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    Going to need a notebook tonight.  Phone isn’t going to be able to stay charged.  Mrca!

Super Bowl Sunday Funday

Super Bowl Sunday Funday requires two things: a TV and meat.

Beer is optional, but recommended for people over 21.

JE was going to cook up a frozen pizza, but the day quickly morphed into cooking deep fried turkey (thanks to JE’s dad), stuffing, green bean hot dish, and pizza.

There’s something good and holy about taking an afternoon to prepare a meal, especially in the current microwave society we live in. The day becomes memorable when you take hours, and perhaps days, too prepare meat.

Since there are multiple facets to the process of preparing good meat, there is also many opportunities to screw up.

Such as not having meat defrosted three days before Super Bowl Sunday Funday. Such as not having the equipment set up. Such as having the oil frozen.

Sunday Funday. It doesn’t always go smoothly, but its a whole day of fun day on Super Bowl Sunday.

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When the TV Talks to You

I’ve never had an experience where I felt the TV talked to me.

Until a few days ago.

This past week, I turned on CSPAN when I got home to listen to some Congress-people drone on. I like to half-listen to CSPAN when I get home, so that I can get other work done and move past a long day in the office.

Next thing I know, the newly elected President Trumpster is on the boob tube.

….I scramble for my camera and hit record….I’m blown away by the fact I never equated that the Trumpets would be on CSPAN….but there he is…first time…

I start filming and making commentary on this happening ….because I’m probably 1 of 3 people that are of my demographic watching CSPAN right now…CSPAN is not traditionally a middle age guy’s choice for relaxing for the evening after work.

I hear a lady off-camera say, “Michael is watching.”

Up to this point, Trumpster hasn’t addressed the camera.

Trump looks right at the camera and says something to the effect: “thanks for watching, Mike.”

I freeze. Mind blown.

The Trumpster is staring right at me …like I’m on a monitor sitting at the table with all of these leaders and he’s addressing me like it is group-FaceTime.

What is going on? How many people are actually watching CSPAN right now that are named “Michael” and filming?

Does this TV have a camera and Internet?

Most likely yes.

Is my TV being hacked by the government?

That’s conceivably crazy talk….

In the unlikely event that I’m teleconferencing with the President… without prior knowledge…should I use this moment and give them all the finger?  Would that be an  appropriate jester for impromptu encounters with the Commander in Chief?

Would the Trumpster expect nothing less from drifterRadio?

I look at my own camera to make sure I caught all of this on tape. I want to review what just happened.

…but no…the counter on the camera read’s 00:00.

I go to the kitchen…make some beef and cabbage and come back out to watch… and perhaps participate in what comes next….

Trumpster starts speaking.

I grab my camera and hit record…this time it runs (see vid below)….

This 2nd-take of video is hardly as good as the first-take.

It was neither a video of sheer coincidence… or capturing the government conspiring to invade my privacy to get some true direction in this country…but it’s not bad.

In any case, CSPAN got a lot more interesting this week. I expect CSPAN will have record viewership this year.

When the TV talks to you, it becomes compelling to stay tuned.

Catholics for Christ

“Catholics for Christ,” I say police knocking on a friend’s door.

I have to admit that I would not be mistaken for a door-t0-d00r salesman of Jesus.  Catholicism itself does not exactly have a history of knocking on doors in the late-20th Century.

I have had a few conversations with other Christian groups when they came knocking on my door.  (To precise, most of my encounters with other Christian faiths at the door was when I myself was visiting or staying at a friend’s place.)

I like the spirit of these crusaders go-getterness even though they could just as well be scoping my friend’s place out.

While staying at John Davis’s place for a bit, I welcomed in a Jehovah Witness to speak their word or The Word.  The J-Witnesses hold the title for sharing Christian faith in the Midwest.  I’ve also spoken with the Protestants and the Amish.

Never however have I answered the door, my place or a friend’s house, to a police-knock and people yelling, “Catholics for Christ!”

So…I should probably step it up and do my part.

I figure these encounters will probably encompass starting a normal conversation off with the shock-and-awe of shouting something badass about Jesus… and then quickly changing the direction and emotion in the house with a carefree and open-ended question of:  “What’s good?”

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My brothers and sisters, what’s good?”