Monday, June 22, 2009

Big month coming up for me

Not that anyone probably cares, but July is going to be a big month for me. A trip in the early portion (won't say where now, but should have some good pictures and I've been promised "some type of interaction" with a MAJOR celebrity). I will say that the last time I was at this location (and it was at this time of year), I was at a party and was part of a conversation with (by then)ex-General Norman Schwartzcroft. He was an interesting guy - very soft spoken, very non-military looking. While I was part of the conversation, everyone wanted to talk about the Gulf War. All he wanted to talk about was bears and wolves. Not killing them, but capturing and relocating them.

In the middle part of the month, I will be attempting to get my Texas Concealed Handgun license. My father has been on me for a few years now, wondering why I haven't gotten it. He has one and does carry almost all the time. I don't plan on carrying, except when making long car trips. I can't even remember the last time I actually fired a handgun, so it has been suggested that I go to a range at least one time before. Aim wise I don't think I need to, but since I'll be using a semi-automatic for the test and have never fired one before, it's probably a good idea.

And finally, at the end of the month, I will be taking a basic motorcycle riding class. I've been wanting to do this for a many years and since I'm still in the midst of my mid-life crisis, now is the time. The successful completion of this will waive the riding portion of DPS motorcycle license test.The goal here is to get my motorcycle license so that when C and I are at our place in Wisconsin, I can ride up there. I'm not planning on getting one of those huge touring bikes, just something to tool around with (going to the post office, going into town, going to a lake/river, etc.). No long trips, no sidecars, nothing like that. And absolutely never riding down here in DFW.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Schwartzcroft, bears, wolves, guns, motorcycles . . . Wow. That's a lot of manly stuff.