Well, there was a good turn-out. We got to put several faces with names and aliases/handles/nicknames. Unfortunately, I'm TERRIBLE with names, and I get them mixed up with other faces - so rather than make a fool of myself and misidentify people, I'll leave that to someone else. Besides, I'll wait for approval from those involved before posting their faces and names/handles online. Not everyone wants their identity identified online, and not everyone has a FaceBook page (or engages in "social networking" - particularly if they have a clearance).
Rumpshot's Rattlesnake Venom was passed around, and one of the unsuspecting daughters of BlackEagle603's decided to give it a try even though she didn't really know what was in it. When I was looking at Rumpshot's bottle inside the house, she remarked that it was "pretty spicy!!"
Now that was one BRAVE face to say it was only "pretty spicy!!"
I'll let Rumpshot tell you what was in it, but it made a few of those who partook break out in a little sweat (yes, I saw it on your forehead
Here's the bottle (workinwifdakids is in the background):
Grandma Kathy's cherry sippin' juice was pretty tasty too.
BE knows how to throw a backyard cookout. We woulda' been there sooner except we had to wait for the sun to go down a little bit more since my wife is VERY sensitive to light (particularly direct sunlight). Too much sunlight can make her violently ill. I tried to get her to wear one of my NOR t-shirts, but they were too tight across the chest (and she's very modest).
I neglected to get any photos of the toys BE passed around, including a top break-open .32, a sweet .22LR S&W revolver (with a DAMN HEAVY trigger pull), and a very nice Model 70 in .300 Win Mag (I think I would have preferred a heavier barrel and a MUCH lighter trigger).
The food was GREAT and was chowed down with enthusiasm, as was the oatmeal cake dessert. BE and his wife were GREAT hosts, and their home was a great location for such a gathering. Flintlock Tom and his lovely wife were there, BE and his great wife were there (obviously, as were a couple of their gun-enthusiast kids, but they weren't even close to being kids except related to the dinosaurs in attendance). But rather than leave someone out or misidentify them, I'll leave the roll-call to someone else (yes, mousegun and workin' were there, and it was GREAT to see how well everyone was doing, and workin' was getting a chance to relax and be amongst people who cared about the crap he's going through even though we didn't discuss it. We were there, and we support him, and that's what mattered).
And if you ever decide to sneak up to BE's house, his ferocious dog will simply lick you to shreds!!
Personally, I'd LOVE to do this again, and would also love to bring some other dead animal portions to throw on the grill to share (maybe have Termite send us some 'gator with instructions on how to cook it), or make up a HUGE salad and throw in some avocado, radishes, green onions, red onions, sunflower seeds, raisins, red-leaf lettuce, green-leaf lettuce, romaine, iceberg lettuce, etc., etc. (this is not to diminish the awesome salad that was served - it was wonderful and I got seconds), it's just that WE LOVE to cook, but HATE cleaning up afterwards.
Next time I'm sure we can get there sooner, especially if we might be doing some of the cooking.
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