Another catch!

This one from Hachijojima.

People are so nice to me!   Thank you Mr. K!


eat your fair share of wieners, Mr Burns

Now that my physiology has somewhat recovered from Guam (buffets, fried food and beer every single day, essentially) I thought I would celebrate this by making some sausage.  To be precise, Ruhlman & Polcyn recipe all-beef hotdogs.  The recipe is simple, a healthy 1:1 ratio of beef to beef fat, seasoned with paprika, coriander seed, mustard powder and (probably too much) fresh garlic in a natural hog casing and hot-smoked on the Weber.  The result is not bad!

Winchester Model 70

The “rifleman’s rifle”, in .30-06 Springfield.  A man-sized rifle throwing a man-sized bullet!  It was a delight to shoot.  If I ever get my rifle license here in Japan (this requires 10 years of shotgun ownership – more on this later) this would be my first choice, though the CZ550 FS in 6.5mm Swedish would come very close…

I’m not a drooling gun nut, honest!  Thank you Steve-san for the great day’s shooting, on the beautiful island of Guam!

For the New Year

Demon-slaying arrow (with bells on): check.

Magical protective amulet for the car: check.  All set for 2019, then!

PS Obviously no amount of magic is a substitute for safe driving and responsible behaviour.  But of course you knew that.

Happy New Year 謹賀新年

I spent most of New Year’s Day eating, somewhat predictably.

Thank you Mr. Casull

The M1 Garand may have been the finest battle implement ever devised, but the .454 Casull must be one of the most absurd handgun bullets ever, at least to those of us who face no risk of being eaten by a bear, polar or otherwise.  Six shots was enough for me, and I managed to get all six 8, 9 or bull on the paper without hurting myself or anyone else.  Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

however you celebrate!  And here’s to big catches and calm seas for all anglers in 2019…

I myself spent Christmas fighting the war on type 2 diabetes, one can of cola drink at a time.