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Picture(s) A Day – 28 December 2010 – New Camera!

Hey there!  You might have thought I’d dropped off the face of the earth, but I’ve just been busy :wink:  Overtime followed by more overtime on top of still more overtime has been the norm at work lately.  Rains in California turned out to be record setting and had an unexpectedly severe effect on telecommunications.

28 December 2010 - First light outside my door

28 December 2010 - First light outside my door

28 December 2010 - Morning light on the mountains

28 December 2010 - Morning light on the mountains

28 December 2010 - Snow on the mountains

28 December 2010 - Snow on the mountains

I showed up to work on Tuesday at 0700 hours and got what I think are some pretty decent pictures :)  Oh yeah, I did get a really awesome new camera for Christmas :cool:  It’s a Fuji FinePix XP10 that’s waterproof t0 10 feet, dustproof, freezeproof, and can take a one meter fall onto plywood without damage.  I keep finding myself in dust storms, snow storms, rain storms, and thunderstorms so this should be a great piece of equipment for my purposes :wink:

28 December 2010 - Fountain in the Forum Shops at Caesers Palace

28 December 2010 - Fountain in the Forum Shops at Caesers Palace

28 December 2010 - Fountain in the Forum Shops at Caesers Palace

28 December 2010 - Fountain in the Forum Shops at Caesers Palace

28 December 2010 - Fountain in the Forum Shops at Caesers Palace

28 December 2010 - Fountain in the Forum Shops at Caesers Palace

28 December 2010 - Statue in the Forum Shops at Caesers Palace

28 December 2010 - Statue in the Forum Shops at Caesers Palace

28 December 2010 - Looking into the casino at Caesers Palace

28 December 2010 - Looking into the casino at Caesers Palace

I somehow found the energy to go back down to the Forum Shops at Caesers Palace after work last night.  My destination was the Sony Style store and my goal was to purchase an e-reader.  I was successful and I now have a Sony PRS-300 which is pretty cool :)

I also figured I’d finally get a chance to try out my new camera in a very photogenic environment as well :wink:  I think the pics all turned out rather well :D

28 December 2010 - Panorama - Fountain in the Forum Shops at Caesers Palace

28 December 2010 - Panorama - Fountain in the Forum Shops at Caesers Palace

28 December 2010 - Panorama - Ceiling in the Forum Shops at Caesers Palace

28 December 2010 - Panorama - Ceiling in the Forum Shops at Caesers Palace

28 December 2010 - Panorama - Night on the Las Vegas Strip

28 December 2010 - Panorama - Night on the Las Vegas Strip

Of course, there’s panoramas as well :thumb:  Yep, these came out pretty good too!

That’s it for tonight, but I should be back soon.  I have Saturday off so I’ll be out in the desert with friends again even if I don’t stay all day.  I do want to have some time to just kick back and decompress without much of anything to do.  Have a great night and I’ll see y’all later :mrgreen:

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Snigs needs a hand.

http://snigs1spot.wordpress.com/2010/12/27/serious-help-needed-2/

Go to the above link. It will fill you in.

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Plane Pr0n/Trivia

North American F-107A

From the guys at AirPigz.

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Christmas Merry Mayhem

Trenton, Piper, Bailee and Shay

Doug and the Kids

Piper

Shay

Piper, Bailee and Amanda

Trenton

Grammy and Shay

Grandpa. Hard Day Folks!

From last night. Due to certain things we did it all on Xmas Eve.

And waiting on the smart *** comments about Grandpa. I know they are going to happen.

I hope everyone else’s Christmas was a fun and crazy one with family.

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Merry Christmas, Everyone!!!

It’s still Christmas Eve, but I’ll be at work tomorrow from 0800 to 1700 so I wanted to post this tonight :)  I haven’t had too much in the way of Christmas posts this year and I think that has to do with things like massive flooding in California.  Let’s get a bit of that Christmas spirit here :thumb:

24 December 2010 - Christmas Spirit at New Frontier Armory / Infinite Arms

24 December 2010 - Christmas Spirit at New Frontier Armory / Infinite Arms

I’ve been hanging out with my brother when we could get together and so far we’ve had a great time.  I finally got him up to New Frontier Armory / Infinite Arms today and I finally got around to posting a bit of the Christmas decor from their store :)

24 December 2010 - Panorama - Christmas at Bellagio

24 December 2010 - Panorama - Christmas at Bellagio

24 December 2010 - Panorama - Christmas at Bellagio

24 December 2010 - Panorama - Christmas at Bellagio

We also headed on over to Bellagio to check out the chocolate fountain and the Christmas decorations in the botanical gardens.  I think they did a heck of a job with the tree, the sea of poinsettias, and those reindeer are rather cool too :cool:

That’s it for now – I need some rest tonight.  Have a very Merry Christmas, everyone :mrgreen:

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Grand Daughters

Piper

Gianna

The two littlest ones! Gianna just turned three on the twentieth. Piper will be three on the twenty fifth of January.

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Merry Christmas Still a Winner

Christmas Wreath

There’s been some talk this year of do you say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays.  So, of course, there had to be polls on the subject.

One such poll was The Marist Poll, which found that 61 percent of of American adults believe Merry Christmas is the appropriate greeting, which leaves the other 35 voting for Happy Holidays. 

Altho, you might want to side with Avery Jessup, from the 30 Rock TV show, whose Christmas card says “Happy Holidays is what terrorists say. 

That seems a bit harsh, but my vote is definitely for Merry Christmas!!

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Sitrep – Frightful Weather In California Means Overtime For Me

21 December 2010 - Weather.gov radar image - Heavy rains pounding California

21 December 2010 - Weather.gov radar image - Heavy rains pounding California

This couldn’t have happened at a worse time.  The massive rains in California are the worst in something like 10 years.  They have also translated to the worst trouble we’ve seen at my place of employment in my memory.  Wet weather doesn’t mix well with telecommunications and we’re feeling it big time.  We’re not exactly immune from it here in Las Vegas, either.  The roads are slicker than you’d believe.

I worked from 0700 to 1730 on Monday and today I’ll be working from 0600 to 1900.  Wednesday and Thursday look like a repeat of today – 12 hours plus the 1 hour unpaid lunch.  Yes, I’ll be getting a nice paycheck at the end of it all, but I could do without the stress.  I could also live with this not happening when my brother’s in town to visit this entire week.

Posting will be light to non-existent for a while.  Thanks for understanding.

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Picture(s) A Day – 19 December 2010 – New Frontier Armory Grand Re-Opening Day Two

I was back at New Frontier Armory again today for day two of the grand re-opening party :)  Again there was plenty of free food and water along with cool representatives from manufacturers and media.  I even took pictures :wink:

19 December 2010 - NFA Grand Re-Opening - FN SCAR being raffled for charity

19 December 2010 - NFA Grand Re-Opening - FN SCAR being raffled for charity

If you haven’t heard of the Wounded Warrior Project, click here for the website :)  New Frontier Armory is raffling off this rifle with the proceeds going to that organization.  I purchased a few tickets, but some people purchased up to 90 :thumb:

19 December 2010 - NFA Grand Re-Opening - Glock cut-away

19 December 2010 - NFA Grand Re-Opening - Glock cut-away

19 December 2010 - NFA Grand Re-Opening - Pre-order your new Glock 26 Gen4!

19 December 2010 - NFA Grand Re-Opening - Pre-order your new Glock 26 Gen4!

You saw K-Var yesterday, but they weren’t the only ones at the store.  Glock was represented today with a representative at the store answering questions and explaining new features.  He also brought along this cool cut-away gun to show the inner workings.  Thanks, Glock!

19 December 2010 - NFA Grand Re-Opening - Yankee Hill Machine Phantom 5.56mm suppressor

19 December 2010 - NFA Grand Re-Opening - Yankee Hill Machine Phantom 5.56mm suppressor

19 December 2010 - NFA Grand Re-Opening - Yankee Hill Machine Phantom 5.56mm suppressor

19 December 2010 - NFA Grand Re-Opening - Yankee Hill Machine Phantom 5.56mm suppressor

Yankee Hill Machine suppressors are something you’ll normally find in stock at New Frontier Armory.  This particular one is the quick detach stainless steel version (click here for details) and is the most expensive version.  You can get a non quick detach version that’s not stainless steel for as low as $384.  Suppressors are legal for private citizens to own in all but 12 states.  The paperwork isn’t that bad and takes about two to six months to process at the BATFE.  Along with the paperwork, you also pay a $200 tax on the transfer of ownership and there’s not much more to owning one of these here in Nevada :)  I really want a suppressor like this for my new AR-15 and right now it looks like I’m going to try to get a non-stainless, quick detachable Phantom for $444 :cool:

19 December 2010 - NFA Grand Re-Opening - Please read your reloading manual!!!

19 December 2010 - NFA Grand Re-Opening - Please read your reloading manual!!!

A recent addition to the decorations at New Frontier Armory is this shotgun.  This is a reminder that should you choose to reload your own ammunition (something I’ve considered for a while), by all means go for it but be sure to READ YOUR RELOADING MANUAL!!!

As for me, I purchased a few raffle tickets for the FN SCAR, got Mom’s Christmas shopping done, and picked up some ammo and a sling swivel for my AR-15.  I had a great time again and I have to say thanks again to everyone who made it all happen :thumb:

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Picture(s) A Day – 18 December 2010 – New Frontier Armory Grand Re-Opening Party

Today was a good day –  It was the first day of the New Frontier Armory grand re-opening after their recent expansion :)  Guido made sure there was always enough pizza for everyone and they did their best to keep up with the unprecedented crowds.

18 December 2010 - Panorama - New Frontier Armory Grand Re-Opening Party

18 December 2010 - Panorama - New Frontier Armory Grand Re-Opening Party

18 December 2010 - Panorama - New Frontier Armory Grand Re-Opening Party

18 December 2010 - Panorama - New Frontier Armory Grand Re-Opening Party

I’m used to seeing this store busy, but this was a whole new level of jam packed :D

18 December 2010 - All ammo is 10% off this weekend :D

18 December 2010 - All ammo is 10% off this weekend :D

18 December 2010 - Panorama - There are plenty of cases of ammo in stock!

18 December 2010 - Panorama - There are plenty of cases of ammo in stock!

10% off all ammo is a pretty incredible deal around here – their prices are normally pretty darn low as it is!

18 December 2010 - Panorama - Representatives from K-Var and Arsenal

18 December 2010 - Panorama - Representatives from K-Var and Arsenal

Several companies sent representatives down to New Frontier Armory for this event.  These fine men are from K-Var.  From the company website:

Company Info

When it comes to superior parts and service, K-VAR has been the proud leader for the past 15 years in the firearm industry. We at K-VAR strive to do the best to satisfy you, our customers, by providing the highest quality parts and exceptional service. We know that a satisfied customer is a lifetime loyal customer. With you in mind we plan our daily operations. We are doing everything possible in order for you, our loyal customers, to receive the best on all parts and accessories offered through K-VAR.

About us

K-VAR Corp. is the largest supplier of Brand New, Quality AK-47 and AK-74 parts and accessories in the United States. All our spare parts are Brand New, authentic, and factory matched for stamped or milled receivers. As you know, the incredible design of the AK makes it a cinch to interchange parts with other AK variants.

If you would like to change the look of your AK or repair broken components, we can provide you with an assortment of the most optimum genuine parts. These include the best Bulgarian AK-74 and AK-47 Parts Set, RPK Parts Sets, genuine military stock sets, and much, much more.

K-VAR Corp., is dedicated to providing its customers quality original parts for the world renowned AK-47 and all other variants of the outstanding Kalashnikov Rifle. From Flash Hiders, to Trunnion Blocks, to extremely rare Pre-Ban Magazines, K-VAR Corp. can equip you with any component for your favorite AK.

If you’re looking for the best quality, most authentic AK-47 you can buy in the United States, Arsenal is the manufacturer you want and K-Var is the distributor.  You can’t order the guns direct – you have to go through a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL).  Of course, New Frontier Armory is on very good terms with these people and they can ship the gun to your FFL if that dealer can’t get it themselves :wink:

18 December 2010 - 12 Gauge 'Any Other Weapon' firearms for sale

18 December 2010 - 12 Gauge 'Any Other Weapon' firearms for sale

18 December 2010 - A basic Mosin Nagant, PSL, scoped Mosin Nagant, and M1 Garand in .308

18 December 2010 - A basic Mosin Nagant, PSL, scoped Mosin Nagant, and M1 Garand in .308

18 December 2010 - Various AK-47 and SKS rifles

18 December 2010 - Various AK-47 and SKS rifles

Naturally, New Frontier had their inventory up on the walls as well.  Whether you want a smokin’ hot deal on a Mosin Nagant, an AK-47, or an SKS, or even firearms covered by the National Firearms Act of 1934, New Frontier Armory has got you covered :thumb:

Stay tuned for more from this celebration tomorrow :mrgreen:

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