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For friends, family and the random search engine visitor. This blog started as an experiment in mobile blogging from my Palm TREO 600 700 Prē HTC Evo,Samsung 5. Now it serves as a simple repository of favorite activities. Expect bad golf, good fishing, great sailing, eating, drinking, adventure travel, occasional politics and anything else I find interesting along the way including, but not limited to, any of the labels listed here...

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Superbowl 50 Prognostication - Silicon Valley Edition

In case you have not heard, Superbowl 50 will be played today at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, new home of the Silicon Valley Vultures, recently relocated from San Francisco.

Despite the game being played in Santa Clara, almost all of the celebrations are taking place in San Francisco. This includes "Superbowl City" - a large corporate park that required closing several blocks of city streets and public transportation for several weeks. It also included a variety of large Superbowl 50 sculptures that were strategically erected at scenic sites all over the City. And immediately vandalized. Because San Francisco.

I had no intention of visiting Superbowl City, despite the allure of $8 Bud Lights. However,  we did enjoy watching Superbowl inspired Friday night fireworks over Coit Tower.

Finally, as per usual, I am determined to make a Superbowl Prediction:

Denver Broncos 24 - Carolina Panthers 23

I am making this selection because "Defense Wins Championships." and because "The Old Guy".

Before anyone makes any investment decisions based on these predictions, you should know that your mileage may vary, you should see a doctor if your erection lasts more than four hours, and past performance does not guarantee future results.

In this case, Denver's only hope is if my prediction directly contradicts prior results.  As motivation I will continue to post the above 2014 wager shaming photo until I actually get a Superbowl prediction right. I have to revert to the mean eventually. Right? Right?

Saturday, January 30, 2016

19th Hole

As a team we finished tied for third, four strokes off the pace. I was deeply disappointed with the performance of my playing partners at this Poppy Ridge event.

BK 96
BF 100
MW 102
RE 118

Roy explained that he is on the verge of a breakthrough.

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Bringing it home on 18 (Zin 9)

We had quite a tight grouping on the final approach.

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Unbelievably, Bob got out of this mess...

... to put the ball 18" from the pin.

 Even more unbelievably, he missed the putt.

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Bob likes playing out of the rough.

I don't know why.

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Roy's birdie putt on Zinfandel 2...

... misses.

 But he got the par for a Net Ace.

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MW thinking about his golf game

[Post uploaded and contributed by "Other Bob" & edited by MW]

I had a lot to think about.

Mostly about how disappointed I was in the performance of my playing partners.

After the turn...

... we're now on the Zinfandel 9.

BK 46
MW 50
BF 54
RE 62


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Roy considering a Van de Velde on 9 ...

But eventually thought better of it

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my boss of the night to see

 so you heard me say Bob off the 19 and utter brothers dad as my boss of the night to see voice recognition is an imperfect technology.

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Brad out of the trap

No problem. 

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Roy out of the trap...

... eventually.

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3rd Tee (on Chardonnay)

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Roy on the 2nd tee at Chardonnay

Good start on 1. We have high hopes. 

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Live Blogging Poppy Ridge

Playing with Brad, Roy, and Other Bob at an OGC event.

It's a little windy and cool today. We'll be playing Chardonnay on the front and Zinfandel on the back. 

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Ice Tent IV - The Fish Awakens

It's been over seven years since I gifted an Ice Tent to my nephews and nieces in December 2008. I even providing an instructional video on how to assemble and use the tent. The idea is to place the blackout tent over a window sized hole in the ice, drop a decoy, then spear wandering Northern Pike. It didn't work that year (meaning we did not spear fish). Nor when we returned a few weeks later. Nor when I tried again in February 2012 solo expedition.  Brian and Stefanie's January Chicago wedding was an opportunity to try again. We had a weekend free until I was scheduled to fly back to EssEff.

Weather was perfect:

 Harlan picked me up after work on Friday and we drove to the Lake House.

Arrived in the dark, but cousin Mike warmed the camp and left provisions for a hearty breakfast.


In the morning it was time to set up the tent.

That was enough for one day. We head into Negaunee where Olive and her entourage had prepared a gourmet birthday dinner for me.


It was a warm and welcomed meal.


We attempt to spear and catch pike from our Ice Tent...

We want shoot underwater video, so worked up a Yooper Camera Mount

Ultimately we had some success, in a manner of speaking. 

As per usual, video will have to wait until I get around to editing it, but will be posted here in the fullness of time.

The big question, is whether we have finally determined whether the work is worth the reward.