Tag: charity

There is still time to sign up for Carp Slam

Every fly angler on the planet is a liar. And the 2011 South Platte Pro-Am Carp Slam is…

Carp Slam is SOLD OUT

I repeat…SOLD OUT!

The field is a wily, ultra-fishy bunch, and the bounty, which includes gear from Sage, Waterworks-Lamson, Fishpond, Nomad, Redington, and more is going to entice a knock down, drag out competition that makes a fifteen-vehicle NASCAR pileup look like a sideshow at a pre-teen beauty pageant.

Thankfully, however, you DON’T have to miss the party. There are still plenty of volunteer spots available, and you can also grab a ticket to what’s being billed as the charity gala of the decade, An Evening on the South Platte. You’ll not only ensconce yourself as a parader of the red carpet, but you’ll be helping to clean up the South Platte river while scoring some fine eats and tasty beverages. All angling competitors WILL have bathed before they arrive for the festivities, so you don’t even have to carry a gas mask.

Be there, or be sitting on your couch playing Xbox with the rest of the un-sociables.

MG signing off (because my odds of winning just dropped to 100-1)

Roses are red

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Fishing blogs are for bullshitting
That much is true

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Looking for something new
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MG signing off (because I know you’re cringing right about now)

A Complete Stranger Made My Day

I have been fretting for weeks about computer storage. While I tend to get rid of any physical items I don’t need anymore, I am a total pack rat when it comes to data. I have saved every company and client file I ever produced, as well as digitized every document back to my kindergarten report cards. So my office is obsessively neat, but I consume hard drive space like Chevy Suburbans consume gasoline.

Yesterday, I decided to do something about it (again), and when I saw a post on eBay for a new Acomdata 160 GB firewire/USB 2 combo external hard drive, at $90 shipped, I had to jump on it.

Then this morning, I received an unexpected email that made the effort seem oh so worthwhile.