Skip to main content

Gone Trollin'

Fishing Trip by tlbignerd Yesterday I went out fishing with a couple friends.  We had a pretty relaxed day, we even got there an hour early, due to a minor miscommunication from Rob, our fearless leader and me, our driver, meaning we had time for a great lunch with fried fish, crab cakes, key lime pie and Steelhead bites (lightly breaded fish bites, great stuff!).

Now, this was a fishing trip out on a boat.  Anyone whose known me for a few years may remember my previous fishing boat experiences.  The first time I threw up near the beginning and was fine the rest of the day.  The second trip I puked the whole day.  I lay down the whole time and could barely stand, let alone ever reel in a fish.

This time I was prepared.  I ate nothing since dinner the night before, and drank very little, some water and a not-so-good Thai Iced Tea.  I had nausea acupressure wrist bands on an hour before leaving and had my pack of Dramamine.  The weather was great, very little wind, meaning very little rocking, so I was ready for a barf free day.

Then, did you notice lunch up above?

Okay, thankfully, I actually didn't throw up.  I got a bit nauseous around 4, took two Dramamine and sat a bit. A little while, and one short nap of dreaming about classes and programming later I felt great again.

Lighthouse by tlbignerd This really was a fun trip.  There were six guys, including myself, and while we didn't catch a ton of fish, each of us got to reel in at least two.  As my friend Mason mentions in his Striped Bass Fishing post, sometimes it was just more fun to take pictures than to catch fish, though I also preferred just sitting and watching the water (and a cool low flying helicopter near an airport).

Fish by tlbignerd I caught two fish, a 37 inch and 36 inch bass.  To my wife's appreciation, it was pre-season so it was catch and release only.  But man we caught some huge and pretty fish.

Next time I think I'd go stream fishing, I just prefer the feeling that I'm really fishing instead of just reeling.  But there's something to be said for others doing all the work and I get to just enjoy the glory :)

There's really something to be said for just taking a day off and checking out of life for a while with some friends, and a few people you barely know.  It's always worth leaving life behind for a bit.

The pictures I know of are:

Peace,
+Tom

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Microsoft Access

I've answered this question in some form or another far more times than I care to count.  Most often it's a question of "why do I need a fancy Web application when I can just build this myself in two days in Access.  I mean, the data's already in Excel."  So I figured I'd post out what I threw together, I know I've missed some points. Overview Microsoft Access is an ideal solution for relatively small datasets and a limited number of users. From the Microsoft Web site: “As a desktop database, Access is well suited for small, departmental applications. These applications may start as one user’s project. For example, an employee realizes that productivity can be increased if a paper-based process is automated with an Access application. Other users in the department recognize that they can take advantage of the application if additional features are added. As more features are added, more employees run the application. As time goes by, more and more Access

Red-Gate SQL Compare

Every now and then I come across a program that becomes so ingrained in my daily work that I hardly know how I'd get by without it.  I'll probably break down a couple over the next few days, but for database work, I have never found anything as good as Red Gate's SQL Compare and SQL Data Compare .  Essentially these tools let you compare two SQL Server databases (all objects, users, permissions, functions, diagrams, anything) and update changes to whichever database you want.  This is amazingly useful for deploying database changes to a test or production environment (do it to production with ridiculous care, even though it will generate a SQL Script for you and run all updates in one transaction), and making sure everything is synchronized. For releases we can just generate the compare script, confirm that the changes match the updates we want to go out, and store it all in one place with the release details.  This is true for both the structure and the data, to

Beryllium Spheres

I'm sitting here at home watching The Shadow , easily one of the best movies made based on one of the best old time radio shows.  I hadn't picked up on this earlier, but the weapon used to destroy the city is none other than the same power source used to power the NSEA Protector in Galaxy Quest . I never knew Beryllium was so cool.  Now I want a sphere of my own. Anyone know of other places Beryllium Spheres are mentioned? Peace, +Tom