Hello! For those of you who don’t know me, my Nam de Blog is Bubblehead Les. You may have read my comments over the past few years on some of your favorite Blogs. Well, those comments have led me to actually meeting some of those Bloggers in Meatspace, and I’ve become good friends with a lot of them. So good, that I’ve traveled hundreds of miles to participate with many of them at various events and gatherings. But despite this, I’ve always resisted doing my own Blog. One of the reasons is my lack of Modern Technical Computer Skills. Another is the fact that I didn’t want to “Compete” with them for Readership. And another is the fact that I didn’t want any Trolls and Psychos to “Back Track” me through my Blog to wreck Havoc on my Family and Friends. But then a few weeks ago, “Something Changed”.
You see, I like Firearms. I’m one of those guys who knows that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is the Insurance Policy to try and keep as many of the Freedoms that the United States takes for granted. Also, having been a victim of a Home Invasion, I KNOW just how long it takes for 911 to work, and if I wasn’t armed, the Police would have arrived too late. One day I’ll post the details for you.
So I was able to go to the Annual NRA Meeting this past year. And after a hard day of walking the Floor, checking out the Products available, I went to a BBQ on Friday, and meet some neww and old friends. The New people, like Linoge and Moody were very “Excited” to meet me (why I don’t know), and they were saying “When are you getting your Blog up?” I mumbled my Usual Excuses. Some of my Old Friends just smiled and continued with their Conversations.
I should have Suspected Something.
Saturday, pretty much a repeat, but the Party was at a Brew Pub in Tam and Roberta X’s neighborhood. And there were a LOT of my Old Friends there. So we are enjoying Adult Beverages, Good Food and Companionship, and somebody asked “Why don’t you have a Blog?” I started to give my usual reasons, and Murph from Lagniappe’s Lair said (Paraphrasing) “Enough of this crap! I NO BALLS you to start a Blog!”
Now, those of you who have not served in the U.S. Military may wonder what that means. Think of “I Dare You!” Think of “I Double-Dare You!” Then multiply it by a Thousand. Now, just because one is “No Ballsed” doesn’t mean you HAVE to do it, especially if it’s something REALLY STUPID, like Jumping out of an Airplane w/o a Chute, or Killing a Bus full of Nuns and Orphans. But if it’s NOT that Level, well Honor demands that you take up the Challenge.
Then others of my So-Called Friends No Ballsed me. After losing track at over 20, I told everyone there that I’d do it, IF THE WIFE ALLOWS ME. You see, my Wife is a Computer Programmer with a Trillion Dollar Plus Insurance Company, and she KNOWS all the Crap that’s out there on the Net. And the last thing she wants is that Crap sneaking into the Company Systems when she’s working from home.
So, I came home and informed the Wife what happened. She thought for a few seconds, then said “Well, let me know if we need to buy you a new Computer for the Blog.”
So here we are. Now, the Ground Rules. I get to Post whatever I feel like, whenever I feel like. I will set up Comments, but I Reserve the Right to kick you off if you are Too Extreme or just being a Jerk. I’ll try to keep this somewhat “Family Friendly,” but if I chose to say that “You’re a ^^&^^*% Asshole,” well, My Blog, My Rules. Funny Thing about the First Amendment. Yes, you have the Right to Freedom of Speech. But guess what? Under the NINTH Amendment, I have the Right to NOT Listen to You. Look it up. Links, Vids, Pictures, etc will take some time, because all this InterWeb Tech stuff is beyond me. But I’ll eventually get there. And I will still feed News Stories that might interest my Friends via the BLNN. But don’t expect a constant stream of Free Ice Cream 24/7. Believe it or not, I do have a Life. For example, next week I have a crew coming in to replace my Garage Door, so I’ll be Busy. In fact, THE Wife has just handed me a Task, so we’ll pick this up later. So wherever you are, try and have a Nice Day. Bubblehead Les Out.