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Pocket camera...

This morning when I went out to dig out Bobbi's car and shovel the neighbor's walks, I had the little Fuji XF1 in my coat pocket... Winter has arrived in Broad Ripple... pic.twitter.com/IFu2CAdJEs — Tamara K. (@TamSlick) January 14, 2019 [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Tamara, Tam, Bobbi, Shouldn't we talk about the weather, Pickcher Takin


That's no fun.

Shoveled the neighbor's walks this morning. She was worried about the mailman or delivery people busting ass on her front walk or porch steps.The snow had started out pretty heavy, and landing on warmish ground, plus the sidewalks had seen foot traffic yesterday, so there was a pretty good base layer of ice under the powder.Fortunately the sun will be out today and, while we won't get above freezing, we'll likely see 28°F, so hopefully I exposed enough dark concrete for solar heating to do its w...
Tags: Guns, Blog Stuff, Tam, Shouldn't we talk about the weather


Well, no sense putting it off longer...

I'mma finish a Mello Yello Zero and then suit up to shovel the walks.After that, I'll toddle off to see what's open at 54th & College. Hopefully I'll be able to get ribs for lunch at Fat Dan's and then stop at Fresh Market on the way home and pick up stew fixings for dinner.Last night we watched the third episode of Patriot, which is a fantastic show that Bobbi turned me on to. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Blog Stuff, Tam, Dan, Bobbi, Whining, Flicks, Shouldn't we talk about the weather, Mello Yello Zero


Winter is Coming Here

Coming down at an inch an hour some places in the 'burbs, but the urban heat island seems to be mitigating it a bit here in Broad Ripple. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Tam, Horton hears a Hoosier, Shouldn't we talk about the weather


Unsympathetic Magic

It's funny about the snow, because even before it was in the forecast, I'd been musing that a moderate snowfall... about 3", just enough to cover the grass properly ...would be nice. Not enough to really impede commutes and enough for me to wander around and get some photos.So the initial prediction of 2"-4" made me happy, like it had been sent to order.Ensuing predictions are getting less amusing. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Tam, Shouldn't we talk about the weather


Winter is Coming

Yesterday morning, the news was predicting 2-4" of snow. Last night they were saying 3-5". This morning it's 4-7". I do not like how this curve is trending. — Tamara K. (@TamSlick) January 11, 2019 We haven't really had much in the way of winter weather so far this season (over 9" short on seasonal snow totals), so Ma Nature looks like she's fixin' to make up for that.The only upside to getting over five inches of snowfall at once is that it triggers the city into calling out the private cont...
Tags: Guns, Tam, Ma Nature, Tamara K, Horton hears a Hoosier, Shouldn't we talk about the weather


Well, crap...

It's below freezing outside and barely supposed to make 40°F out there today. Tomorrow afternoon is gonna be a lot better for outdoors jello shooting. (Worst case scenario, I pester IAC to let me stay a little after closing on the weekend.) . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, IAC, Tam, Whining, Shouldn't we talk about the weather


Overheard in the Kitchen...

RX: "You walked to lunch? It was 20° out today!"Me: "I'll have you know it was a balmy 26 when I walked to lunch."RX: "It's f$ck me 27 out there right now!"It took a second, and then I didn't stop laughing for five minutes. — Tamara K. (@TamSlick) November 29, 2018 [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Tam, T'hee, Tamara K, Shouldn't we talk about the weather, Overheard


Okay, command decision...

Rather than bundle up to ward off frostbite on my nose and ears, I'm going to do my laps in the afternoon.It's 17°F out there with a single-digit wind chill, and ain't nobody got time for that. I need to put an exercycle in the basement or something. [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Excuses, Tam, Whining, Shouldn't we talk about the weather


Current Mood...

At first, when I woke up with the alarm after a pretty good night's sleep, I was all... Then I went and walked three laps around the block in a 35°F drizzle and now I'm all... [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Blog Stuff, Tam, Whining, Shouldn't we talk about the weather, Pickcher Takin


Technicolor clouds

View this post on Instagram Glad I got out for a walk this morning. #sunrise A post shared by Tamara Keel (@tamarakeel) on Nov 25, 2018 at 5:18am PST [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Nature, Tam, Broad Ripple and Environs, Shouldn't we talk about the weather, Tamara Keel @tamarakeel, Pickcher Takin


Ice, Ice Baby

Well, it didn't snow last night after all...  Instead, we got an inch or so of ice and freezing rain. All in all, I'd rather have the snow. It would have made the kids sad, though, because 2" of snow wouldn't have gotten them out of school the way an inch of ice did. Bobbi's "rain rope" looks cool when it gets iced up. But you know what doesn't look cool when it gets iced up? I mean, other than the streets? I went out and de-iced her car. Fortunately, I'd remembered to run out and put the w...
Tags: Guns, Tam, Bobbi, Horton hears a Hoosier, Shouldn't we talk about the weather


Stay In Your Lane

Hurricane Florence on @MeetThePress? Dammit, Chuck, I watch your show to yell at senators, not for the weather. — Tamara K. (@TamSlick) September 16, 2018 [Author: Tam]
Tags: Politics, Guns, Tam, Tamara K, Bread And Circuses, Shouldn't we talk about the weather


Not in the game...

With the front moving through, I spent yesterday in rather a lot of pain. This morning I repeated last Saturday's day off from walking, which means I'll be out for a morning stroll before Meet the Press tomorrow morning. Hopefully without an umbrella; it's been raining pretty steadily for two days straight here.My head has been muzzy today, which is making writing hard. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Tam, Whining, Shouldn't we talk about the weather


Sweltering.

Today was the third day in a row with highs in the nineties, our thirtieth of the year. Plus enough humidity to take the starch right out of you.Blech. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Tam, Blech, Whining, Shouldn't we talk about the weather


Thinner.

Out in public w/o a gun burkha for the first time in probably fifteen years. Yay losing weight and AIWB. — Tamara K. (@TamSlick) May 14, 2018 So, purse dump time.It was easy to be rail thin in my 20s. I led a pretty active life and, even though I didn't exercise, I was generally poor and didn't have a huge appetite.By the time I was in my thirties, a sedentary lifestyle and improved income saw me gain a little weight, but not enough that it bothered me much. I lost a bunch of it while workin...
Tags: Guns, Indianapolis, Tam, CCA, Tacticool, Boomsticks, Me me me, AIWB, Tamara K, Horton hears a Hoosier, Shouldn't we talk about the weather


Friday morning...

Finally some more spring-like weather.Thought about dropping the top on the Zed while I was running errands this AM, but decided it was still a couple degrees too airish to do so. Monday and Tuesday are supposed to be Chamber of Commerce weather, though...I guess if you have a targa instead of an actual open air roadster you can go topless at cooler temps... [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Chamber of Commerce, Tam, Zoom zoom, Shouldn't we talk about the weather


Oh, the weather outside is frightful...

What fresh hell is this? #snowinapril A post shared by Tamara Keel (@tamarakeel) on Apr 16, 2018 at 6:02am PDT I just stuck my head out the door to confirm what the noise I was hearing was. It was, in fact, a mower. The Democrat Next Door's landscapers apparently have the same motto as the postal service, because they weren't letting the fact that it was snowing deter them from their appointed rounds. [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Tam, Whining, Horton hears a Hoosier, Shouldn't we talk about the weather, Tamara Keel @tamarakeel


Okay, this is Spring.

2018 Firsts Today: Recreational walk on the Monon Trail, cotton socks, no jacket, top down on the Zed Drei. — Tamara K. (@TamSlick) April 12, 2018 [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Tam, Monon Trail, Tamara K, Broad Ripple and Environs, Shouldn't we talk about the weather


April showers...

While I first fell in love with my neighborhood under a light dusting of early winter snow and still think it looks charming that way, this is not the weather I ordered for early Spring. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Tam, Whining, Broad Ripple and Environs, Shouldn't we talk about the weather


Project delayed...

My experiment in converting over to AIWB carry has been postponed until short-sleeve tee shirt weather arrives.Short-sleeve tee shirt weather has apparently been postponed until Memorial Day or some nonsense like that. They're calling for more frickin' snow tomorrow night. I just want to pull the covers over my head until it's seventy degrees and sunny out.Go home, Mother Nature, you're drunk. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Tam, Whining, Boomsticks, Shouldn't we talk about the weather


Spring in the Midwest alright...

Yesterday it was 68 degrees and tornado-y out there, and this morning it's 34°F with fifty mph wind gusts and snow flurries.Oy vey. [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Midwest, Tam, Horton hears a Hoosier, Shouldn't we talk about the weather


Rain, rain, go away...

It's raining too hard to even think about the outdoor range.It's raining hard enough that I've abandoned my plans to drive to the indoor range. We are braced for what is likely a one-day record rainfall here in Indy. The previous one-day record for precipitation in April was 3.06", and we were over 2" while I was still in bed this morning. Flash Flood Warning including Indianapolis IN, Greenwood IN, Lawrence IN until 12:30 PM EDT pic.twitter.com/4bJ4BulRip — NWS Indianapolis (@NWSIndianapolis) A...
Tags: Guns, Indianapolis, Nws, Eagle Creek, Tam, Lawrence, Greenwood, Marion County, Whining, Indy Arms Company, Horton hears a Hoosier, Shouldn't we talk about the weather, Flash Flood Warning


At least the sky was blue with puffy clouds?

Classes where you do all your shooting from concealment take on a whole different feel when it's 37°F out. Bulky winter coat with a pocket full of loaded Glock mags added about .3 seconds to my draw. I moved the mags to the weak-side pocket, and that mostly fixed the problem. (I'd been trying to keep the load balanced with two or three loaded mags on each side.) [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Tam, Gun School, Shouldn't we talk about the weather


Fortunate...

For some reason I thought Terre Haute was about fifteen or twenty minutes farther away than it is.It's only about an hour and twenty minutes from Roseholme Cottage to the facility where this weekend's class was held, and if I'd known that, I might have tried to commute. Instead, I booked a hotel room for the weekend.Which turned out to be fortunate because, while Terre Haute got some awful freezing rain on Saturday, midtown Indy got about eight inches of snow. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Tam, Gun School, Horton hears a Hoosier, Roseholme Cottage, Shouldn't we talk about the weather


Turning of the seasons...

Yesterday's high was 20 degrees below average. Winter needs to stop dragging its heels on the way out the door. pic.twitter.com/2Bpb3ZjgjA — Tamara K. (@TamSlick) March 9, 2018 [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Nature, Tamara, Tam, Whining, Shouldn't we talk about the weather


Turning of the seasons...

Yesterday's high was 20 degrees below average. Winter needs to stop dragging its heels on the way out the door. pic.twitter.com/2Bpb3ZjgjA — Tamara K. (@TamSlick) March 9, 2018 [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Nature, Tamara, Tam, Whining, Shouldn't we talk about the weather


Weather or not.

Joel's getting freaky and much-needed rain at his desert hermitage.Here in Indy we enjoyed a brief intermission from winter yesterday, with temperatures rising into warm (if damp) low sixties.After my morning errands, I parked over by Sam's Gyros and grabbed lunch, only to discover I'd left my wallet at home. I drove home to get it and decided I might as well grab an umbrella and walk back to settle my bill, since it'd likely be just as quick as driving back and circling the block to park.Here's...
Tags: Guns, Sam, Tam, Joel, Zoom zoom, Broad Ripple and Environs, Shouldn't we talk about the weather


And scratch that.

It looks like the indoor range today instead.Today in the glamorous life of the gunwriter I discover that the manufacturer wants me to ship the test gun back so they can send me a fresh copy. It wouldn't make sense to get the chrono data from this one and then do the accuracy testing and the rest of the writeup on the replacement.At least I don't have to play in the muddy snow, so...yay? . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Writing, Tam, Shouldn't we talk about the weather


Oh, well...

It looks like this is the best outdoor chronograph weather I'm going to get in the next week or two. So be it.There'll be snow in the pistol bays. I'm debating whether I should bring the tripod and mount the chrono on that, or just set it on the table like usual."Hurr durr a bad day at the range beats a good day at the office!" Yeah, no. I'd rather stay here and write and futz around on Facebook than go out there and get my nose froze off getting chrono data. You can turn anything into work, as...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Writing, Tam, Whining, Boomsticks, Shouldn't we talk about the weather



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