The last few days, I’ve been relating a little too much to the subject of the report I’ve been editing: Many salmon populations are severely depressed. I thought Omega 3’s were supposed to be good for that. Today, I worked through my little to-do list, and was just thinking to myself that I’d run outContinue reading “Just about right”
I have a new nickname for my dog: EisBarBaby. It means baby polar bear in German. I assume. Have you seen this thing? Don’t you just want to rub your face on her rotund little belly?
Even when they’re not my own. Isis is quite curious about this bad boy, whose name is Buddy. She’s sniffing my pants to learn more about him.
We saw a deer on our walk this morning. And a bunny rabbit. Not a single vicious unleashed canine. I think Isis and I sensed the deer at the same moment. My first instinct when I saw the movement on the trail ahead was, “Oh crap, a dog without an owner.” And then it turnedContinue reading “And the stars realign”
or, “There’s no way that fish is making it up those waterfalls”
OK. So I’ve been eating salmon. It’s served at all my work functions, and just seemed like the thing to do. My intent was only to eat work-related salmon, but now my acupuncturist tells me that I’m not eating enough protein. Guess that doesn’t come as a great shock, as I consider a baked potatoContinue reading “Fish are friends, not food”
Like, I have to decide which of these is the best picture of sunflowers. Or Or
When did this transformation happen? Having determined that $99 is the best price for the Mystic Peak hiking boots, I returned to Joe’s to buy them. And had to buy a T-shirt, socks and a soccer ball (for the dog) while I was at it. I impulse shop at a sporting goods store. The weirdContinue reading “So outdoorsy”
I waded waist-deep in a fast moving river, wearing cotton pants and someone else’s felt-soled boots because I never have the right outfit on. When I discovered that catching fish for their eggs did not involve a boat, I felt like an idiot. A complete idiot. The professionals wore a uniform of polypropylene long-johns underContinue reading “Since I last posted”
Note: The following is back-dated, as our campsite didn’t have wifi. Lessons from the road: Eating an entire box of Triscuits (or Wheat Thins) is more effective than caffeine at keeping one alert at the wheel. Substituting sliced bell peppers doesn’t work. Windy roads with beautiful ocean views get old when they make the tripContinue reading “Do bears eat rice?”