Thursday, May 8, 2014

Going slightly overboard

I really like my job, but I don't make much money.  Like, at all.  My paycheck is practically an inside joke in our HR department.  That being said, it's pretty obvious that I no longer live with the roomie, I don't have a whole lot of disposable income.  I try to keep pretty good tabs on my spending, but there are things that I have a weak spot for.  One is ammunition.  The other is books.

Now, as far as the decipherable dead trees go, I just can't help it.  I just will always find non-fiction far more entertaining and enjoyable than fiction.  I can list pretty quickly the number of fictional books I've enjoyed on one or maybe two hands.  So, I've taken to ordering more papery goodness from Amazon.

I got two in particular that are quite interesting reads, the first being Civilian Warriors by Erik Prince, detailing the formation, rise, and downfall of Blackwater's prominence.  Certainly enlightening.  Secondly (and far more fascinating) is Gunship Ace by Al J. Venter, which is all about the the life of South African/Rhodesian mercenary pilot named Neall Ellis.  I would certainly recommend both, but I must say that the book about Neall Ellis is far more intriguing to me because so much of that man's history is unknown to me.


  1. It is good to see that you are still doing your blog, we get on it from time to time just to see what you have been up to, as soon as me and Sarah get this house we are looking into, we will have to have you out some time.

    Ben and Sarah P

  2. Hey! Great to hear form you again. Hope you both are doing well out there. Looking forward to taking you guys up on that offer. Feel free to email me directly, too.