Archive for the ‘Archery’ Category

So, then. Here we are, and it’s almost Christmas. Where has the time gone? Somewhere. Down the tubes, perhaps. I don’t even know how many tubes there are, or where they’re located. I’m out of the loop, it seems.

In any case, my stomach woes have seriously abated. Like, nearly back to normal abated, K? I was able to eat pizza, candy, and other things that would have made me miserable over the course of the last week or so. I think that the various treatments have, at last, taken effect. I am mucho happy about it, too.

I’ve been continuing to take it easy, though I have been ripping a phone book here and there. I think I’m just about ready to get back into hoisting things once more, and that will be great. I’ll let you know once I’ve begun.

In the archery realm, I’ve taken to shooting regimented, scored rounds, which has been an interesting and eye-opening experience. I think that my recent, intensive studies about archery, as well as attacking it with greater purpose and forethought, have made me a better shooter. There’s still a long ways to go, but I’m improving, and my bad shots are coming fewer and further between. Which is awesome. There’ll be a lot more about this in later updates, I’m sure, as the bow madness has completely got me at this point.

Hope you’re all well, and that you have a relaxing and fun Holiday Season!

So, then. Medical update. It seems that, by eating dirt or otherwise coming in contact with various germs, I managed to get a bacterial infection that attacked my stomach. Hence, the stomach distress and gradual return to my high school weight (the one upside). I recently finished with a course of antibiotics and am now on acid reducers to let my breadbasket begin to heal itself. It appears that this has begun to bring the suckitude under control. I see the doc on Monday.

Fun stuff below the break!


So, it’s been a few weeks. Ugly weeks, for the most part. Why? Well, I’ve been having struggles with stomach issues. I’m going in tomorrow to see what it is. It hasn’t been fun. I am not eating much at this juncture. Again. I really want to be over the GI drama. The GI has other ideas. Enough of that crap.

What’s been going on? Well, I taught a fitness class on Friday called “Strength Training for Librarians”, and it went pretty swimmingly. We only had an hour, so I couldn’t get far into the whys and wherefores of things, but I showed them quite a bit, and gave them a handout that ran about 4,300 words, so I did what I could.

I’ve also been shooting as much as I could, and actually having some good success. My arrow groupings are tightening up, and I think my form is as good as it’s been thus far. There will be some videos in the Archery 2 segment reflecting this very soon.

Except for a few days when I just felt flat awful, I’ve been ripping phone books like a great big phone book ripping thing. Because of my difficulties health-wise, I haven’t yet settled back into any kind of workout routine. I’m hoping that the doctor will have some remedy for the stomach problems in hand, and that I can get back to normal (at least as close to normal as I ever get). I’ll keep you updated about what’s going on, and hope to have some fun stuff to share soon.

Happy lifting, good shooting, and take care.

Purple Camo Bow Pics!

Posted: October 31, 2011 in Archery, Pics

Here’s the promised pics. I think this one turned out sweet.


My friend Emily came by today with her husband to pick up a PVC bow that I made for her. Yes, the title to this one is right. Purple camo. I thought it up myself. It blends in to the night sky. I think it came out pretty awesome, actually. I did a base coat of purple, then used about six other colors in streaks, dots, and flourishes to get the camo look. It has a cord wrapped handle, and it shoots like a dream. Out of the first six arrows I shot during testing, five were hits. I was tempted to keep the darned thing myself, but that wasn’t going to happen. I had to give it over, so that other people could join the fun. I have the Christmas bow, anyhow, as well as a variety of other goodies. Emily was pleased, in any case. I snapped some pictures of the bow, and I’ll have to dig them off the camera to see if they came out all right.


This morning, in a chilly, almost-raining atmosphere, I took my Bowtech Black Knight 2 out for a few shots. I don’t shoot it all that much, as a rule, because I know that it needs new strings and cables before I put much mileage on it. That, and I have so many toys to play with that I can’t get to all of them that often. Also, the rubber tubing that makes sure that the peep sight on the sting turns in the right way snapped a while ago, and I haven’t fixed it. All that aside, I thought I’d put a few shots through the old beast and see how it did.


Diamond Outlaw Video

Posted: October 3, 2011 in Archery, Videos

Hey, Folks.

I bought a new compound bow a short time before I had my Gall Bladder out, and now I’m back in good enough shape to shoot it again. Here’s some video of that pass time. Hope you enjoy it.

(By the way, Thursday is when I’m cleared to start exercising again, so I’m looking forward to it with more anticipation than you can imagine. I mean, I’m DREAMING about lifting at night!)

Okay, here’s the video:

Building the Black Bow For Bob!

Posted: September 25, 2011 in Archery, Videos

I was feeling well enough this weekend to get back to my bow building antics. My cousin Bob was in town, and asked if I could build him a PVC longbow. I said that I could. The first video is a collection of stills taken as we were building and tuning the bow, and the second one is video taken after the bow was painted and finished. Enjoy!


First Casualty

Posted: September 3, 2011 in Archery

So, I’ve always said that my PVC bows had a limited lifespan. I just didn’t know where that limit was, exactly.

Now I know.