Wednesday, July 05, 2006

New Springfield Arriving, Etc.

I sold the Champion yesterday. Hope the new owner likes it.

In a moment of financial panic, I decided not to get the TRP. That was a mistake. It's not that I can't afford it -- I can -- but I am a compulsive spender in recovery and sometimes get confused about what constitutes a legitimate expenditure and what is frivolous. The TRP wouldn't have been frivolous. I enjoy going to the range, mostly to shoot with a .45 and the AR. The Champion was fine as a first handgun, but I never used the thing for its intended purpose (concealed carry), and at the range I found myself abandoning it in favor of my husband's full-sized Kimber. He likes to shoot his Kimber, too, so instead of imposing on him every time we go to the range, it made sense to trade up from the seldom-used Champion to something I'd really enjoy and actually use. I should have bought the TRP. But, that's that. Now that I'm clear-headed about all this, I felt no grief at all about ordering a Springfield Custom Loaded Trophy Match, pretty similar to this

Who knows when the darn thing will actually arrive. I leave for my big journey at the end of the week, and hope it might be here when I return.

This has been my first post in a while. I have been flat-out busy at work finishing revisions on The Big Paper, working on two other projects, and meanwhile preparing for the New Mexico conference (sponsored by a certain government facility with conspiratorial ties to UFOs -- whee!). There's even a lead on a faculty job at a small, but ideal, institution nearby, which means I have to update my terribly out-of-date resume and start writing letters. Ugh!!! The upshot is: I'm too busy and tired to post anything much. I hope that changes in the near future.

Oh, yeah, and Happy (Belated) Birthday America! I'm so glad I came back to you nine years ago.


Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Nice weapon.

7/06/2006 2:41 AM  
Blogger Stickwick Stapers said...

Isn't it, tho?

Speaking of which... carnaby: where is it?

7/12/2006 8:20 PM  
Blogger carnaby said...

Like, I dunno.

7/13/2006 9:01 AM  

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