Baboon Pirates

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday Fricassee

A Little Bit Of Everything Stirred Up In A Sauce!

First, something gun-related!!

New shoes on the Ruger Redhawk!  When I bought the 4" Redhawk, it was supposed to come from the factory with the Hogue Bantam grips.  Instead, it was wearing the old-style wood slabs.  Perfectly OK for shooting, but not the prettiest things to look at.

Not too long afterwards, I splurged on some custom finger groove grips and some leather for it. 

With the increasingly heavy loads I run through it, I kept worry about cracking that exotic wood, and went back to the old-style walnut panels.  That was on the ragged edge of painful to shoot, however...

So, on to eBay!  Found a replacement Hogue Bantam for $25, and now it's back the way it came from the factory!

Those grips are slim, but it'll never be a concealable revolver!  The damn cylinder is as big as a beer can!

One episode left to go in the 'Downton Abbey' series.  Overall, I'd give it an unreserved thumbs-up.
The repartee between Maggie Smith and Shirley Maclaine as dueling Brit & Yankee dowagers is alone worth the price of admission!

Took delivery of a dozen bottles of liquid saccharine.  Life is looking pretty sweet!
(Why, you ask?  OK...  I prefer it to aspartame and Splenda, and MUCH prefer the liquid drops to the constant mess of paper packets.  You used to be able to buy it at Kroger and Walmart, but no more.  A 12-pack via mail order is all that's left...)