Fresh Fish? Touché!

About six months ago, Tara told me her dad wanted to drive out to The Dalles for a little walleye fishing and asked if I’d be interested in going. “Sure,” I said, thinking we’d bait a hook, toss a line in the water, sit back, and wait. All from the comfort of the shore, becauseContinue reading “Fresh Fish? Touché!”


The One That Didn’t Get Away

I like to think of myself as an outdoors person. After all, I get out into the wilderness often. I love hiking, have done a fair share of geocaching, and don’t let a little thing like seventeen hours of nonstop rain ruin a camping trip. I have a backpack stocked with survival and first aidContinue reading “The One That Didn’t Get Away”

No More Aloha Credibility

A couple of weeks ago, we had my parents over for dinner. The theme was Hawaiian, so I made kalua pork and chicken long rice, and as an added treat sliced up a fresh pineapple. Now, you’d think I’d know what I was doing, having been born in Honolulu and spending nine years of myContinue reading “No More Aloha Credibility”

Just Like The Pioneers! Gulp…

Tomorrow we’re going camping. Now, I’ve been camping before. But it’s been years. And, according to my girlfriend, it didn’t count as “real” camping anyway because it took place in a cabin or a camper. Once, even in a yurt. I don’t know – it felt pretty real to me, what with the s’mores andContinue reading “Just Like The Pioneers! Gulp…”

I Won $10 in a Beauty Contest! Go me!

A funny thing happened to me the other night… You know how you sometimes wake up in the middle of the night disoriented? I guess my brain was still fuzzy because I got out of bed for a drink of water and my foot brushed against something soft and furry. “Oh, that must be Sydney,”Continue reading “I Won $10 in a Beauty Contest! Go me!”