Had a seriously evil sinus headache last night.... you know, the kind that hurts so bad that you want to throw up? I took WAY too much sinus medicine and finally gave up and went to bed around 9 pm to sleep it off. When the weather fronts move through and the pressure changes, that's pretty much the only way for me to get through it.
Felt fine this morning, though. For the first time in a LOOOOONNGGG time, I don't have to work on Labor day. The Wife is off too, so I decided to go for a walk at a nearby park this morning while she was sleeping in. I struck out on my walk just as the sun was coming up. In the distance, you could hear what sounded just like fireworks booming in the distance.
I had forgotten that Sept. 1 is opening day of Dove Season in this part of Texas. I've never been much for dove hunting, myself.
Don't get me wrong. I love the way they taste and I enjoy many other types of hunting.... its just hard for me to get in the hunting mood when its still so hot that the sweat gets in your eyes and the gun gets slippery in your hands. Its like trying to watch a football game when its still 98 degrees outside. Just ain't right.
Warm weather= fishing
Cool weather= hunting
But... that's just me. I did smile listening to the stacatto of the shotgun blasts pelting in the distance, though. I can imagine how the scene looks in my head. I used to dove hunt with some really good wingshots, and I'm not too bad myself. I think we still only averaged one dove per 3 or 4 shotgun shells, though.
Don't laugh.... dove are hard little buggers to hit :)
I'm usually not a very political person, at least outwardly. I try to make an informed decision about issues and I financially support individuals and organizations that share my values and beliefs. With the upcoming presidential election, I had found myself in a unique situation. I "liked" Obama as an individual. I found him very inspirational. I truly wanted to be able to back him politically.... but I just couldn't. His views on many issues (2nd amendment rights and healthcare, just to name two) are just too divergent from my own for me to get behind him.
That left me with the choice to vote for McCain. Not because I particularly liked McCain that much, but because I could NOT see myself allowing Obama to take the reins of the highest office.
That makes for less than enthusiastic support, you know?
Now, with the addition of Sarah Palin to the Republican Ticket.... I'm starting to feel a bit better about things. I still have a lot of research to do on her history and background, but from what I see so far I'm liking her ALOT.... A Really lot. So much so, that I'm thinking about going the whole "bumpersticker and yard sign" lot. I've never bothered in an election before now.
She seems strong in areas that McCain seemed a little wishy-washy and bendable. Likewise, I think McCain obviously has the experience that she lacks. What I need to determine now is if she has the common sense and steadiness to rely on the right people for advice and guidance should something ever happen to McCain.