Friday, May 14, 2010

Like a happy tick.

I am feeling pretty well-disposed towards the human race right now, because I just got back from seeing Iron Man 2 and having dinner at Eddie Merlot's with Shootin' Buddy, where I ate a rare filet the size of my head. I mean, yeah, there was French onion soup and an ahi tuna appetizer and some asparagus, but mostly the steak.

And it was good.

I am going to go bask on a warm flat rock to digest my meal now.


Keads said...

Good for you! I had a couple of great hot dogs in downtown served by blue haired ladies and wandered back to humble abode before I go to the NRA thing tomorrow. After replacing a 800 amp breaker at work.

So you are inferring you are a cold blooded animal? Snarky yes, cold blooded perhaps based on posts. The jury is out on that one!

Rev. Paul said...

Nope - she implies; you infer. :^)

Tim D said...

Ahh, the life of the republican party reptile... ain't it grand.

The Jack said...

So how was the movie?

Tam said...

I'm not the worlds biggest superhero movie fan, but this one was enjoyable.

I have to agree with the reviewers who said that Robert Downey, Jr. did a pretty bang-up job as Tony Stark.

Anonymous said...

Shootin' Buddy is one lucky dude...

cap'n chumbucket

Keads said...

@Rev. Paul,

Thanks for the lesson; I fully understand my lack of command for the written language. But I still try to do it. I will say that your lesson was cheaper and more useful than the ones I took working on the Masters degree! It was a technical degree so I will try to assuage your comment in my head with that.

It has always been a shortcoming and embarrassment to me, I can tell you anything, but the the written word presents many issues to me still.

It humbles me to be blogging with this group of people. I don't how y'all tolerate me! I can say y'all, I was raised south of the sweet tea line!


Have a great weekend!

@Tam, you actually went to a theater? I'm shocked! I cannot carry in a theater here because admission is charged. Go figure.

Anonymous said...

"@Tam, you actually went to a theater? I'm shocked! I cannot carry in a theater here because admission is charged. Go figure."

Why wouldn't she go to a theater? Dude, it's Indiana, carry in a theater, in a bar, in a steakhouse on the northside of Indy while drinking a beer, no law prohibiting it.

Admission=no gun? Where's this? IIRC, is this Norf Cackalacky? Isn't this why the wookies were all butt hurt about not being able to pack in, I say, I say, Charlotte.

So, you cannot carry to a gun show as a matter of law down there?

Just curious.

Shootin' Buddy

Crotalus (Don't Tread on Me) said...

Tam, you described a snake rather than a tick. Hey, that's me! (Crotalus, get it?)

Anyway, we just saw Iron Man 2, as well, and it was a good movie. I missed the filet, though.

Jim said...

Keads: You handle the written word well enough. Ignore small-spirited folks who get off calling public attention to another man's solecisms.

Anonymous said...

Dang, but I'm missing me some good onion soup.

Old Grouch said...

@Keads, we geeky-types often engage in pedantry re: the right word in the right place. It's a symptom of gunshyness brought on after experiencing too many compile errors.

TE: Eurthymb
Bad soul group, winner of this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

Keads said...

@Shootin' Buddy

Yes indeed, NC. I am not a lawyer, nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn last night. Here is the Statute:

"N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-415.12A
Any individual who has applied for and has been issued a concealed handgun permit
must follow certain regulations concerning its use. Not only must the individual carry the
permit along with proper identification whenever the handgun is being carried concealed,
but he/she must also inform any law enforcement officer who approaches him/her that
he/she is in possession of a permit and a concealed handgun. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-
415.11(a) Failure to do so is a first offense infraction and subjects the permittee to
payment of a fine of up to $100.00. However, in lieu of paying a fine for the first offense,
the individual may choose to surrender his or her permit. Any subsequent offense shall be
punishable as a Class 2 Misdemeanor. Any individual who violates any other standards for
the carrying of a concealed handgun with a permit is guilty of a Class 2 Misdemeanor. Any
person who has not been issued a valid permit but carries a concealed handgun, is guilty of
committing a Class 2 Misdemeanor for the first offense, and any subsequent offenses are
Class I Felonies. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-415.21(a-b)
Although a person may have a permit to carry a concealed weapon, permittees are not
authorized to carry the permitted weapon anywhere they desire. The weapon may not be
carried in the following areas:

1. any area prohibited by N.C.G.S. §§ 14-269.3, 14-269.4, 14-277.2, or 120-
32.1. (school grounds, areas where alcohol is sold and consumed, state
property, legislative buildings, and public gatherings, such as parades);
2. any area prohibited by 18 USC § 922 or any other federal law;
3. any law enforcement agency or correctional facility;
4. a building housing only state or federal offices;
5. an office of the state or federal government that is not located in a building
exclusively occupied by the state or federal government;
6. a financial institution; or
7. any premises, except state owned rest areas or stops along the highways, where
notice that carrying a concealed handgun is prohibited by the posting of a
conspicuous notice, or statement by the person in legal possession or control
of the premises.

And as to the have a beer thing: "It is unlawful for the permittee to carry a concealed handgun while consuming alcohol,
or at any time while the permittee has remaining in his or her body, any alcohol, or a
controlled substance previously consumed."

So, the most common comment during CCW classes is: "why bother?"

@Old Grouch- I program in PLC ladder logic; it may not do what you want the first time, but there are no compile errors! I find Grammar Nazi's useful however. Writing, like shooting is a perishable skill! I will entertain any feedback that sharpens my skills in writing or shooting.

And in my humble defense: "The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."
--James D. Nicoll

Keads said...


Thanks, I needed that!