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America!

It has been about 20 years since I last went pistol shooting, somewhere in Florida: shot the Glock 17, which had recently come out to take the world by storm, and the Beretta 92 that had just been adopted by the US Army to replace the 1911.  I think I had a go on a .38 Special revolver as well.  The M92 was the least impressive, malfunctioning after two shots (FTE) despite the range officer singing its praise.  Well, Guam being America I had another go: CZ75 (a thing of beauty), M1911A1, Walther PPQ and a 7-shot S & W .357 Magnum revolver (I think it was a Model 686, with a 6″ barrel).  I am not a total drooling gun nut, but in my opinion shooting the .357 Magnum revolver was about as much fun as you can have with your clothes on.  And when the target came back, it looks like I still have the knack!

 

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VSO Umeshu

12 year-old steeped plum wine – comes with a bit of a kick (40% abv shochu)!  I think I must have forgotten about this jar since I am amazed it lasted this long without being drunk…

Weekend entomology

Summer is upon us!

Helping keep hovercraft clean everywhere

Sign of spring!

Jurassic breakfast

Courtesy of Mr. S., a gift from Hokkaido!

Ring of Fire

Usually I go herabuna fishing on my birthday (an outdated celebration for someone my age – merely a year closer to my own demise), but three consecutive typhoons hitting Japan put paid to any angling plans.  Instead I celebrated by burning some assorted shellfish to death and eating them; washed down with copious amounts of shochu native firewater.  So it goes.

Happy (belated) Eel Day!

This year Eel Day coincided with the Sumidagawa Fireworks festival.  We still ate eel.