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The Weekend So Far

The Crossroads of the West gun show was up in Orange County. Steve's buddy Kirk (whose wife is this amazing Russian-American woman name Masha, currently working in NYC) wanted to go, so we loaded up the truck and drove up there.

First stop was "Beers of the World" which was doing a booming business. Steve had a Diet Coke because he's on antibiotics and painkillers still. I had a Pacifico and some pretty good street tacos which were waaaaaaay overpriced. I also bought a bag of kettle corn which was dangerous. We were all eating out of it and it was darned near impossible to stop.

Steve was looking for ammo for his Moisin Nagant (he went through all the hoops needed to obtain it legally in California) and he found it. It comes sealed in what look like giant sardine containers, two to a wooden box. He bought some tools as well. Most of the show was long rifles. I also saw displays of survival rations (the freeze dried fruit is yummy), all sorts of crazy knives, Native American-style weaponry, military collectible patches and some Japanese and Soviet stuff. I saw a beautiful naginata decorated in mother of pearl that I would like to have bought for electorprince but it was $395 and I don't love him THAT much.

We drove back home and the guys occupied themselves with looking at Steve's ammo and then playing "Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl" for a while. After Kirk took off, we watched "They Live" with Roddy Piper. I hadn't seen it in decades and had forgotten most of it. It's a really timely film and of course Rowdy Roddy is always the best. I need to see if Netflix streaming has "Hell Comes To Frogtown" next.

After sleeping in this morning, we drove up to Book-Off so I could un-ass a tall stack of CDs, to the tune of $15.10. After lunch at Chopstix, we went up to the commissary. Now Steve is fixing up some chicken soup for dinner, after which we have "Sunday go to meetin'" with the Asatru kindred we've been meeting with for a few months now. They're affiliated with the Troth, which means they're Reform 'Trus. We consider ourselves more on the Conservative part of the spectrum, but that's fine. Even the most lefty 'Trus are more conservative than their Wiccan counterparts. Common activities for the midwestern kindreds are going shootin' and having big barbecues with lots of meat.


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Jan. 30th, 2012 12:48 am (UTC)
That kind of sounds like my dad's family's gatherings, actually. Someone's got to bring macaroni salad, potato salad, and bars, too?

I'd kill for overpriced street tacos here.
Jan. 30th, 2012 05:11 pm (UTC)
Tony's a gun collector, too. We went up-state Saturday to pick up a couple he'd bought a few weeks before (waiting period). His interests are in a particular historical period, more than a type of gun. Went to show them off to my brother on the way home, and he turns out to have one similar to one of them. I'd name them, but I'm clueless. But one was a little center-fired .25, which is apparently kind of an uncommon configuration.
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