I have never heard this city so quiet. In the mornings in the evenings. There are no cars to drone in the distance. There are no planes flying overhead. There are no construction trucks operating. There is no music blaring. This is the second day of the governor’s “stay at home” order. This is what it is like to live in a soft quarantine. I did not ponder for long. I needed to go the grocery store early, so that I could get supplies before the next rush of people.…more
This is 9/11 in slow motion I attempted to go to the hunting store today to purchase a pistol that I have been watching for a couple of years. They ordered it on their own so I was hoping to be the first in the door and pick it up without any FFL fees. I called twenty minutes after opening and was informed it had already sold. Ah well. The previous week I bought a shotgun from Cabela’s.…more
The National Guard has been “mobilized” where I am but it is all of 11 men assisting in passing out supplies.
There it goes. My lottery luck has finally run out. Now I am contemplating this vast visual novel catalogue I began listing since my high school years, and wondering just how deep my life can go before it affects my psyche. By that I mean when mentally intrusive thoughts become commonplace, which I hear is a symptom of depression.
I spent all day running from gas stations to liquior stores, flipping lotto tickets. I found out that gas station attendants and liquor store owners are some of the nicest people I have ever met. Maybe it is because someone who would play the lotto like I am is down on their luck. Or maybe it is because I look like a kid still. Maybe a bit of both. The other day when I bought a draw ticket the store clerk asked if I was 18, since I needed to be to play the lotto.…more
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
I only like one of those things, but anyone tracking my phone today would think I am a heavy user of all three. Late last week I purchased a 1911. It was the old school government specs with no frills. I dropped off the registration at the precinct. Today I bought a leather holster, hopping to carry it appendix. The holster was far too tough even though it was of good quality (Galco) for that, however, so I went back out to get another.…more
My name is Kimmy Powell and this is my blog. It is a place for the unanswered, ignored, downvoted, and forgotten to the void of the internet. I made this because my insights on HackerNews, Reddit, 4chan, youtube, StackOverflow, Twitter, Mastodon, and old phpHub forums would either be censored, removed, or met with silence. At least in this place together they can feel somewhat meaningful.