Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Quote of the day

"Well, have you told anybody about it?"

Robin in response to me when I told him our Skype wasn't working. My response to him was something along the lines of, "&&%%##$@, no. I think 25 million people already have...."

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Authorities Close In On Serial Killer


Local and state authorities moved in on a suspected hunter, rumored to be closing in on the number of kills allotted for a non-resident hunting license.

"This has been my dream season," says hunter Robin Leatherman. "I have one more hunter's choice for deer. I got my first North Carolina black bear last weekend." Leatherman logged an unprecedented number of days hunting.

"Our three (yes, three) freezers are nearing capacity," says Karen Smith. "It's good there are only a couple weeks left of the season."

Fortunately for Leatherman and unfortunately for the natural resources of this state, he is now eligible to buy a resident hunting license this weekend. "That gives me six more deer, another bear, boar and some other stuff," states Leatherman.

See photos of his bear. (Warning: May contain disturbing images. Viewer discretion is advised.)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Back in the groove

I am playing catch up with our (relatively) recent photos and events from the past several months.
  • In August, we took a fishing trip to our old haunts in Gustavus, AK. We had fantastic weather and stayed with fantastic friends, Josh and Christina. They own and operate Majestic Expeditions, a truly fantastic place to stay whether you are relaxing, fishing or hunting. Alaska is fantastic!

  • Also in August, Robin's oldest son was married near Seattle, WA. What a whirlwind. We met the granddaughter and attended the wedding. There is definitely a family resemblance, as you will see. Robin was introduced to a nasty concoction called a duck fart, a mixture of Kahlua, whiskey, Bailey's and who knows what else. After this celebration, I resolved never to drink any alcohol at any event where the alcohol is provided for free.

  • During the week we were in Washington, Robin and son Josh built a timber frame structure for the wedding. The weather was perfect and could not have been any more beautiful. We didn't get rained on even once! I know lifting and moving those 300-lb + timbers had nothing to do with Robin's current shoulder problem. (What am I saying?!? There is no "problem" because it only hurts if he moves it.)

  • We took in a quick trip to tour the Olympic Peninsula, complete with a stop in Forks, WA where we learned all about Twilight. Holy cow, we had no idea! Rooms in dumpy motels were at a premium and booked solid! Robin became a big fan, at least for the first movie. (Interest is waning after watching the second.) Once again, this is proof that one person can make a difference in the world.

  • In September, Robin started deer hunting. I haven't seen him since. I did see him (briefly) when we squeezed in a deer hunting trip to his cousin's in West Virginia around Thanksgiving. I even hunted one day, if you can call it hunting. I sat in the woods in the pouring rain and didn't see a thing -- not even a squirrel. Well, I was armed with a gun so I guess it was hunting.) Be warned, some of these pictures are graphic!

  • In October, Robin's mom, brother, niece and cousin visited.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The $126 breakfast

A mere $126 will buy you room service breakfast at the Ritz-Carlton in Atlanta. We learned this after a recent trip there for Robin's work. They kept messing up so we got a free breakfast (and a stay in an executive suite at a later date). We only were asked about three times to show our room key. (I guess we didn't look like their typical guest.)

Our fun-filled trip (well, my fun-filled, anyway, because Robin was working most of the time) included lots of rides on the Marta subway, me seeing an arrest at Olympic Centennial Park, a great NHL hockey game and a fantastic puppet performance of Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. (The Center for Puppetry Arts is a must-do for all Jim Hensen and puppet fans!)

See pictures of the most expensive breakfast and other photos from our trip.