True American

Ford, Montana, Stars, Stripes, Bald Eagle.

there's a lady who stands in a harbor for what we call free
these colors don’t run

Bunch of guns. Just missing a PBR and one of the Hank Williams in the background.

Old Man Truck

I would be lying to say that it wasn’t disappointing to see my Silverado SS from the rear view mirror of my new Old Man F150.

old balls
NRA sticker?

Emma outgrew the SS about a year and a half earlier than I had anticipated. This 07 showed up on craigslist with 40k miles. Couldn’t pass it up.

I’m not kidding about putting some stars and stripes on the license plate. I can’t picture anything else on this big white thing.

4th of July Flags

I really wish I had a boat. There is not much that fills me with a sense of Americana than seeing an old wooden boat flying the Stars and Stripes. I’m not certain what it is about US Flags on boats, but it is pretty awesome.

To a lesser degree, I take great pride in seeing American Flags on front porches. The good old Red White and Blue almost chokes me up…so too (to a lesser extent) do car flags, but that is a topic for later discussion.

so heroic

I’d love nothing more, than to be out on Fort Peck or Canyon Ferry on a boat of some nature, cruising along with a flag cracking in the breeze. I could easily afford a Jet Ski, but the whole flag effect would be diminished. Maybe jury rig a car flag onto the handle bars of an old stand-up machine…doesn’t really have the same effect or street credibility as you can exude if you are a boat owner.

Our plans for this Fourth are still yet undecided. You had better believe that I will have a flag next to the Bell camper, and a cooler full of tasty OML. Maybe a few hot dogs…if there is room.

Tax Time 2010

There has been said to be two assured things in life: death and taxes. I prefer to file my taxes with a cool beer. I challenge anybody to be more American than this…e-filing with a pounder of Budweiser…

tax time is the best time
Windows FTL

Unfortunately, Turbo Tax does not cater to Linux users. Good thing I’m still clinging to the dual boot, as I had to fire up Vista to tackle this chore. Maybe next year will be the year of the Linux tax prep…