Thursday, April 24, 2014

Al Capone's vault...

So I went to clean out the car prior to sending it off to the auto day spa. I opened the door, briefly wondered if I was supposed to throw in a lit torch to see if there was enough oxygen in the sealed tomb, then began rummaging under the seats and stuff, just to make sure I hadn't inadvertently left any heaters in there or anything.

Things I found:
  • My old Royal Robbins "shoot me" vest. I have no idea why it was in there.

  • The Surefire Z2 I kept in the door pocket. Boy, how spoiled we've become in flashlights! I remember when this thing was eye-searing magic, but after using a P2ZX Fury, 62 incandescent lumens looks about half as bright as a dead firefly. 

  • A rock from Blogorado a couple years back. I put it in with the Hoosier rocks in the herbaceous border with the fervent hope that it baffles the **** out of some future alien geologist who concocts a wacky theory to explain its presence.

12 comments:

Farmmom said...

I thought I was missing a rock!!

Dan said...

First world problems: you own so many guns you can't remember if there are any in a car you haven't driven in a few months. It's great to be an American in the 21st century.!

mikee said...

If you can remember where the rock in your car came from, you are cleaning your car out way too often.

D.W. Drang said...

"My theory is that the ancient Usaians transported rocks from other parts of their so-called 'nation' in a quaint religious ceremony."

Matt said...

When cleaning out my truck I used to send my Schnauzer in first. She would root through everything and eat all the food scraps and crumbs. The squirrel used to do it but he left when I hit the deer.

RHT447 said...

"... baffles the **** out of some future alien geologist who concocts a wacky theory to explain its presence."

Heh. "They'll think there was a river here."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvdsQ4DuaGk

Anonymous said...

"First world problems: you own so many guns you can't remember if there are any in a car you haven't driven in a few months. It's great to be an American in the 21st century.!"

Heck, I lost two guns in my regular driver. Just found one after nearly a year of looking. The other only took a couple months of looking.

I found a couple hundred rds of '06 ammo in my work vehicle. It used to be my regular driver. I'd forgotten about the ammo.

Sklutch said...

Yeah, for some reason my original M3X doesn't seem that bright, anymore. I missed the window to update the bulb to a battery-sipping LED. My newer taclights all *seem* brighter, but I don't have a lumen comparison chart built. Yet.

Critter said...

"Yew still got that 500 lumen light?"

"Yep!"

"Yanno, ya cain't see nuthin' iffen it ain't 2300 lumens."

Anonymous said...

I bought some roman coins in the 70s. They were heavy base metal and pretty cheap. After carrying them around in my seabag for six years or so, I finally dug a hole at on a beach near my last duty station at Bangor, WA and deposited them. It was a muddy beach so I'm hoping it confuses the hell out of some beachcomber/ archeology student in a hundred years.

Titan Mk6B said...

Recently bought a 730 lumen light so I kind of understand about the older ones. I have begun to refer to it as armor piercing.

Maxwell said...

"...fervent hope that it baffles the **** out of some future alien geologist..."

It's good to have affirmation, once in a while, that I'm not the only one who actually thinks this way. Thanks!