Weekend Open Thread: Is 2023 Over Yet?

Howdy Folks…

What a week. Without a doubt the craziest and most stressful week I have had in 7 years of coaching girls lacrosse. Our primary field keeps closing due to rain, and I ended up lining two different fields this week, neither of which we will end up using. A mere 24 hours before we are set to draw in the morning, we have switched at the last minute to the turf at Pigeon Forge High School. On top of this, our former parent organization never took girls lacrosse off their website, and ended up signing up a bunch of girls for something they weren’t offering. So we split them with our neighbor/rival, onboarded them midweek, and they are going to get a baptism by fire in the the B game.

But all of that is behind us. Our first game tips off in a bit less than 12 hours, and all of the behind the scenes becomes worth it. Giggity.

That said, this is going to be a quick and somewhat disjointed WOT. I wasn’t able to do quite my usual trawl, but I didn’t want to leave y’all hanging.

Talk about a Charlie Foxtrot.

As a general rule we try to keep these WOTs apolitical, but government malfeasance and incompetence is fair game.

After all, the WOT got its start with WuFlu memes.

And the hits just keep on coming…

But don’t get distracted…

We have only just begun.

Looking over at the KNIFE Magazine Event Calender…It is a busy weekend with 4 major shows.  Ignore the date shown, for some reason it is defaulting to the first year it was entered. These four show are this weekend:

New York Custom Knife Show

California Knife Expo

Oklahoma Custom Knife Show

Keystone Blade Association Knife Show

And looking ahead to next week…

Spirit of the Blade Custom Knife Show

And now, on with the show…

Must be the diabetus.

Still looked better than the new Fred.

Or a vegan Whole Foods clerk.

Veganism is an affront to the Almighty.

Knife Giveaways are never an affront to anyone, and Hocky is the winner of the B’yond EDC Arch. I think you will like it. It is a bit heavy, with full stainless liners, but it should easily meet your safety requirements if not origin of manufacture.

I apologize, but I forgot to grab something from the prize shelf when I left work today. I was a bit distracted with lacrosse stuff this morning. I will come up with a prize and post it midweek.

Usual rules apply. Up to 5 comments or replies in the comment section below are your entries. If it is your first time commenting, your comments will be held in the moderation queue until I approve it. Then you will be free to post at will. As a bonus to encourage participation, if you are new, your comments count double in the drawing. We love our regulars, but we want to encourage new participation as well.

Meanwhile in Tennessee…

It was 80 yesterday, and will be rainy and 40 tomorrow.


Bang your head.

Ash Wednesday was this week of course.

This one was new to me…

Throwback to last week…

yup. Above and Below.

The original trilogy is the only one that matters.

Even worse without my reading glasses. I’m getting old.

So old I do that.

What is blue flavor anyway?

Definitely whitchcraft.


That’s one way to do it.

God Bless America.

My wife is not allowed to play in mine.

We’re talkin’ Soft-Ball….


Have a good weekend everyone. I have to go now.