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meeting the miceli’s June 10, 2009

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While Dawn was off baking herself in the Palm Desert sun, the boys and I met Pat, Carrie, Max, Sophia and Rocco at the Seattle Children’s Theater for I Was A Rat.  Show was ok but the kids really had a great time and it was fantastic catching up with Pat and Carrie.  What a beautiful family!

Jack, Rocco, Sophia, Max and Noah

Jack, Rocco, Sophia, Max and Noah

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24 random things about me February 10, 2009

Posted by saltcastings in All-purpose, Family, Fishing, Friends, GS.
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  1. I eat peanut butter almost every day and once bet a co-worker $50 I could eat a pint of Adams in one sitting. I would have done it if I hadn’t looked at the fat content and worried if my heart could take it.
  2. My oldest son, Jack is an amazing athlete and will be twice the soccer player I ever was.
  3. My youngest son, Noah, will invent something that will change history.
  4. My daughter, Lucy, will make me bald.
  5. I would fly fish every day if it would pay the mortgage.
  6. Dawn and I skied at White Pass for our second date. In the afternoon we hiked up a hill and threw snowballs at people going by and laughed until our sides hurt. I knew at that point she was the girl for me.
  7. My favorite TV show of all time is 60 minutes.
  8. There is nothing like the sight and sound of a ringneck pheasant exploding out of tall grass.
  9. I believe good people find each other.
  10. If money wasn’t an option, I’d have five bikes in my garage right now: silver ‘02 BMW GSA, ‘01 Ducati 996R, late-90’s Ducati Monster, ‘66 Ducati Mach 1 and an MV Agusta F4.
  11. My wife is the strongest person I will ever meet.
  12. When I was 12 I jumped off a 20+ foot cliff trying to catch a tree to impress my friends. I missed the trunk and caught my leg on the last branch. My head swung past a rock that probably would have killed me. I worry daily about the cliffs my kids will face.
  13. I wouldn’t be half the person I am today if I had not spent as much time with my grandmother as I did.
  14. I subscribe the theory that one can never have too many fly rods. Or shotguns.
  15. I have zero time/interest in watching sports on TV, so for years I’ve watched Sports Center highlights to keep up with my peers at the water cooler. Figure I’ve saved years of my life and they are none the wiser. The only exception to this is the World Cup.
  16. I can’t wait to get a dog.
  17. The anthems of my youth can be found in the lyrics of Minor Threat, The Cult and Public Enemy.
  18. I only wear shoes when I absolutely have to. Otherwise its flip flops.
  19. I love to cook, especially things that come with a chance to learn about another place, time or culture.
  20. I have been overserved in six of the top ten U.S. cities.
  21. You can find a picture of Tiger Woods and me in a 2-page Accenture ad in the January-February 2009 issue of the Economist.
  22. I once hauled a brand new surfboard all the way to Fiji and never put it in the water. There were no waves that week anywhere in the islands. Not even Cloudbreak.
  23. I love to win, learn from getting beat, and hate to lose.
  24. I’ve managed to catch crabs three times in the past three years. Dungeness, that is.