Monday, December 22, 2008

I feel like I just got shot in the head!

So this story is a little old - but better late than never!

My friends Janae and Melissa asked me if I would like to join them for a gun safety class as part of getting my Concealed Weapons Permit. I decided that since I own a gun, it was probably a good idea to get a permit to carry it.
The class was great - the instructor was entertaining and knowledgeable, we got everything done there and left with an envelope containing everything needed to send off for the permit. I can very highly recommend Dex Taylor and CFP of Utah

But, that's not really what I came here to share today. It was what happened after the class that's blog worthy! We went to the shooting range to try out a couple of the instructors guns - my friends do not own guns, and so they were wanting to try a some things to see what they might want to buy.
We tried several things - my .32 Beretta, a .22, a 9mm and then Dex brought over a HUGE gun!

He said would you like to try this? I said 'sure, what is it?' 'a .500 Magnum' he says. Hmm, never heard of it...
So he shows me the round and it's like as big as my pointer finger, and still I'm thinking 'cool, let's give it a roll'
He gives me a couple of pointers and I take aim.

The percussive blast that followed felt like, I would imagine, being inside a vacuum for a minute. I turned to my friends and said 'wow, that hurt' I meant my ears and my hand. They rushed in and said 'o.k. why don't you just have a seat' I could see and hear their concern, and I could feel something on my forehead. I reached up to brush it away, when I looked at my hand there was blood. Had I just wiped that blood off my forehead? My head did not hurt particularly - not as much as my hand. Everybody was trying to inconspicuously check my pupils for uneven dilation. I could not help but to laugh at myself.

Did I seriously just let that kick back and smack me in the head? Did I really just pistol whip myself? What a horses ass!

It did not do much damage

Just rung my bell real good - I had a headache for about a week after.

Most importantly though, I hit within an inch of the bulls eye!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Leftover Turkey and Potato Soup

This turned out better than I expected!

All measurements are approximate, so just use what you have!

3 cups Mashed Potatoes
1 cup Gravy
1 cup chopped cooked Turkey
2 cups Milk (more or less depending on how dry your potatoes are)
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Pepper
1/2 tsp Curry Powder
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 1/2 tsp Parsley

Throw it all in the pot and let it simmer for about 10 or 15 minutes - just till all the spices mingle.

Try it out and let me know what you think.
If you have revision suggestions, please let me know!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sweet Little Man

This precious baby boy is the newest member of the Jensen clan. He arrived at about midnight October 18th to excited and anxious parents Eric and Erka. Congratulations to you all!
I was lucky enough to get to spend the whole day with him on Saturday. We snuggled so that the nurses wouldn't take him away. He slept, and his Mom slept. It was one of the most rewarding and thoroughly enjoyable days in recent memory!
Thank you Eric and Erka for letting me share such a beautiful time in your child's life and for letting me be there for the two of you.

Monday, October 13, 2008


It has just come my attention that Postum is a thing of the past - it always was a thing from the past, but now it is a thing OF the past.
It's a terrible, terrible situation!
It's cold tonight here in St. George, and I want to sit and sip a nice full bodied, creamy and slightly sweet beverage before I catch the night train, but alas it's not to be :(
In weaker times such a development would drive me to drink - coffee, I mean! Jeez, what did you think?

What am I supposed to do? I need a treat - I need my supper! Whair's ma supper?!?!





Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Is my identity based on my reality? Or do I base my reality on my identity?

Monday, September 29, 2008

Did that car just spontaneously combust?

So, as it turns out sleeping on the balcony really can be quite the adventure!
We got ourselves all tucked in and snuggled, and the boy fell asleep.
All of a sudden I heard two small explosions. Were they fireworks, or Gunshots? Should I call the police? Then I heard somebody hollering, and then two more small explosions. Then I heard the sirens. I quickly pulled Tony's camp mattress inside, with him on it! I went back out to get the rest of the 'survival gear' he had believed we would need, seeing as how we would be separated from the house by a sliding glass door all night!
That's when I saw the smoke, lots of smoke. It looked like it was coming out of the back of one of the buildings in my apartment complex. I pulled on some trousers and went to see if everything was O.K. As soon as I got across the parking lot I could see that the fire was across the street. It was a car, and they were hosing it down as I got there.
I'd love to post a link, but I can't seem to find any info about it. Do you know what happened?

Friday, September 26, 2008

'Camping out' on the balcony

Tony wants to go camping, but I'm scared. I've tried it in the past, but I just sit awake all night and think about episodes of CSI and Bones. So the compromise is to sleep out on the balcony. Which is nothing like camping, but at least it's not his usual bed. His usual bed just gets a little boring sometimes, and he has to bust out of the rut!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

My favorite song tonight

Have you ever had Media Player, set to random, play a song at just the right time?
I've always liked this song, but I hadn't even thought about it in connection to all this economic hubbub going on right now. That is until Media Player bob-randomly pulled it out of the archives earlier tonight. It fit so perfectly that I just had to share!

Yeah, I'm going to change my name to Goldman Sachs :P

Monday, September 15, 2008

Random Ramblings

What are the impacts of persecution on an emerging culture?
What role does persecution play in creating a cultural identity?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

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I have a blog!