Wednesday, June 24, 2009

indy pix

We arrived fashionably, although not intentionally, late to the Broadripple Brewpub and found a full house. Smiles and introductions all around - new faces and old friends.


We ordered some beer and settled in for a pleasant evening.

Mike modeled his new Hawaiian shirt - not only does it show off the blue in his eyes but it conceals a pistol, too! (yes, folks - alcohol and firearms at the same time, and yet there was no blood running in the streets. Imagine that.) There was a gentleman in attendance wearing a kilt which might also serve well for CCW, if only through the element of surprise. (nice gams, by the way.)

RobertaX liveblogged the event on an antique typewriter and was kind enough to let everyone have a go. Caleb had never used a typewriter before and was confounded. (& look at that stylish Gun Nuts Radio polo shirt! Now available!)


I had a turn, too...

After a few hours of conversation and laughter, and with our bellies full of pub grub, some of us headed back to the porch. Yes, THAT porch.

My friend Les drove all the way from Illinois (that's him below, the guy in the brown shirt talking to Caleb) with some exciting news. He started a women's shooting group at his range and is now wanting to help people learn to become riflemen - at a Chicago Appleseed! If you're in his area, please consider attending. It's a worthy cause if there ever was one.

Mike and I had a grand time, as always. Thanks to everyone who showed up and made our time in Indianapolis so special.

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p.s. We won the Cup Of Turonistan for being among the people who drove the farthest to attend. Here it is in action. (No octopi were harmed in the filming of this video.)



p.p.s.
I was just informed by Robb Allen that I'm officially an official gunblogger now!! YAY!

12 comments:

MCSA said...

Thanks for the props!!!

I'm behind the times, but it was AWESOME to meet you and Mike!

Tam said...

Holy schnikies, it has a frickin' laser!

(I was dying to discover what Bobbi's discoveries would do when properly stoked with Duracells...)

Ride Fast said...

Um, Breda, dear, Robb Allen is only allowed to make official announcements when is isn't wearing pants. I hope you knew that.

Roberta X said...

Oh, YEAH! That gun-with-onboard-gunner is way kewler than even I thought! Octopodesi, beware!

...I picked those prizes up at the Liberty Bell Flea Market while waiting for Pop Guns to open up -- it's right across the parking lot.

Tam said...

Y'know, it freaks me right the heck out that there are people who have never crewed a manual typewriter before.

Along the same lines, it was once pointed out to me that I'd have to explain to future generations what a "paperweight" was for: See, once upon a time, not every office had central air, and so office windows could be opened, and there were these things called "fans"...

Breda said...

try explaining a camera with real film to any kid under 9 - you have to actually wait to see how the photo came out!

Old NFO said...

I have GOT to make one of those blog meets...sigh...

joe said...

I can't believe you got a pic of Tam where she's not covering her face!

I kid you not....

wv= erros

Shermlock Shomes said...

As self-designated representative of the League of Waynes, I declare that we like the pictures!

phlegmfatale said...

Wow-- what a lovely time that must have been. :)

I'm having porch-envy.

Cowboy Blob said...

Breda...kid under 9?? My college Cinematography class had 20-year-old kids who'd never had a film camera! ISO, F/stop? What's that?

Joe Huffman said...

Pictures of Tam where she's not covering her face.

I probably have a 100 or more but that should be show it's not that uncommon.