An Update or Two

Posted in Movies, Music on October 14th, 2019 by James

It’s been awhile since I’ve didn’t an update. Figured it was about time since I’ve got stuff I could mention.

Lets see, movies that we have that stand out is the Joker. Holy smokes, such a great movie. Really enjoyed it. Dark, and not your typical comic book movie.

Saw Rancid few weeks ago. Expensive gig, but we have a great time. Rancid played all of the good stuff. Saw Stiff Little Fingers this past weekend. Great gig, saw some good ol friends. Drank a bit much, woke up with a hang over Saturday.

Saturday morning helped Matt with laying some sod. Hungover and all, but managed to help him. Felt great to help him lay some sod. Feels like it was the least I could do for him. Still sore from that. Saturday evening played poker. Took 11th out of about 30 players. Made some bad calls towards the end. Should have known better. Oh well. Got one more month to make some more points. But should be good for the final table of the year. I do think it’ll be cutting it close, but should be good.

Anyways, that’s all I’ve got for now.

Labor Day Weekend

Posted in Family, Fishing, Movies on September 3rd, 2019 by James

Labor Day weekend wasn’t too bad. Not 100% perfect, but had a good weekend. Stephanie has been working a lot of overtime over the past few months. The company was nice enough to give her Friday off (paid) so she had a four day weekend. So I went ahead and took Friday off too, giving us both a four day weekend.

Thursday night we went Wendover for the night. I played some poker, and took 1st place. Won a total of 625 dollars. Not too many players, about 17 players. Played a solid game, and luck was on my side.

I don’t remember too much of Friday, but do remember it being a low key day.

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It’s going….

Posted in Blog via Cell Phone on August 16th, 2019 by James

Good. No complaints this week. Last weekend was alright, nothing too exciting. Went to the Farmers Market, was on-call with work, so didn’t do too much. Did play some poker. Took 4th out of about 25 players. Should have taken 1st, but got a few people shoving all in. I had great cards, called, but it didn’t pan out. Oh well. I think that this weekly poker training has been helping my game.

No fan plans for this next weekend. Fishing, and that’s about it. Plan on watching the RSL vs LAFC game Saturday evening. RSL has been killing it the past few games. But again, LAFC is a great team.

Lets See Here……

Posted in Fishing on July 30th, 2019 by James

hmmmmm, gotta think about the past few weeks. Went fishing a few weeks ago with Stephanie, Misty, and Dom. That was fun. Only got a few kokes, lots of cutt. Something like 10 fish in the boat over a few hours. Went up to Strawberry, and had a good time.

Me and Stephanie went out to Wendover on the 23rd. She didn’t have work on the 24th, so I decided to take the day off. We did alright. I signed up for a poker game, and did okay. Took 9th out of about 50 players. Those few hours that I played, Stephanie sat at the same Blackjack table with 20 bucks and broke. Not bad imo.

Speaking of poker, played this past Saturday. Did alright, till I lost my straight to quad 10’s. Lost a lot of money there. He totally slow played it. Took 9th out of about 12-13 players. Not the best, bet that hand kinda shut me down.

This past Friday, we lost power again from about 6:30pm till almost midnight. That was a bit frustrating, and reminds me that I need to call Rocky Mountain.

Did some yard work last night. Trimmed the hell out of the horrible rose bushes. No fun plans this upcoming weekend. Hope to do some fishing, maybe some cards. But far from anything too exciting. Stephanie is working Saturday 🙁 got a birthday party for Nina Saturday evening too.


Posted in General on July 11th, 2019 by James

July 4th weekend was alright. Went to Miah’s for a few beers with Ben, and Stephanie. Played some cards last Saturday, did alright. Went out on a stupid hand that I shouldn’t have been in. Last night I went over to Russ’s, and did some poker training. Which was some good information that I plan on applying in the future. It was very insightful.

Managed to finally get the rear/front diff, and transfer case drained and refilled in the truck. Wasn’t too bad, took a few hours, but I took my time. Started to rain half way through it, which slowed me down a bit too.

No plans this weekend, Stephanie works Saturday during the day. Poker game Saturday night. Was wanting to do some fishing this weekend, but i’m call. Didn’t dare go over July 4th weekends. Holiday weekends are crazy on the lakes. Not thrilled about the summer weather. Rumor is that today is suppose to be the hottest day of the year. Hitting 100 degrees. Ugggg, really hate this summer heat. It’s that one month out of the year that I really hate. Usually it starts to cool back off in mid Aug. But even then, it’s still hot as balls.

Fishing, Cards, Truck

Posted in Fishing, Work on July 1st, 2019 by James

Been meaning to drop another update in here. Saturday before Fathers Day, we took the boat on up to Strawberry, and picked up Chris on the way. Had a great day of fishing up there. Caught about 4 decent size kokes, along with a handful of trout. I’m guessing we caught about 10 fish within a few hours of fishing. Good times, but wow it was busy up there.

Weekend before last, we took Gabe on up to Willard Bay. Weather was great. Windy to keep the bugs away. Caught a Walleye, and two Wipers. We all had a great time.

This past Sunday since I was on-call we mostly stayed home. I managed to get the oil changed in the rear/front diff, and the transfer case. Been meaning to do that for the past….year or so. But it’s finally done, and don’t have to deal with it for a few years.

One of the co-workers last day was last week. So it’s back down to me and one other guy. Not too thrilled to spend most of the summer being on call every other week. Already cutting into my plans. Blah!

Played poker the past two weekends. UGGGGGGG! Just not good cards, or playing my A game. Blah

Vacation – Anniversary

Posted in Family, Vacation on June 17th, 2019 by James

Wow, had a great time on our trip this summer. Gone from home for a total of 10 days. Don’t think I’ve ever been away from home for so long. Had a great time, and no regrets.

Worked a short day on Thrusday May30th, grabbed the rental car, then started to head out to Reno for the night. Not much to really mention here, besides that the fact that Reno is far from amazing. Thought the place was a dump, and rude people. Just wasn’t impressed.

Friday, we started on our way to Oakhurst, CA. Took a different way cutting through South Tahoe for lunch. Cute little town, and we enjoyed it. But wow, it was a long beautiful drive through the mountains, little towns, etc. Drive was long mostly due to the speed limit, curves in the road, etc. Got an odd feeling that Apple Maps screwed us a few times. It was a long day with lots of driving.

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Slacking Once Again

Posted in Family, Fishing on May 21st, 2019 by James

Wow, i’m slacking again with this. Not really much to say. Just been doing yard work, waiting for my mouth to heal up, trying to go fishing, and that’s about it.

Did have Ben, Shan, mom, and dad over for a bbq Sunday. That was alright, nothing too amazing, but good times. Jayden came over in the afternoon/evening for a few hours.

Me and Stephanie went fishing up at Willard Bay the afternoon of Mothers Day. Caught our first fish of the season, decent size catfish, and caught a tiny little Walleye. Both of em really tasty, and made for a nice dinner.

Got a four day weekend coming up due to Memorial Day. Nothing really much planned. Just work on the truck, maybe the boat, and going to the soccer game. Work for 2 1/2 days, then start our vacation. Excited for the vacation, but not excited for the cost.

Have been going back to the gym. Been going 2 days a week, and trying to make it three times a week. Awesome thing is. Both me and Stephanie have lost 20 lbs since the beginning of the year.


Posted in Family, Fishing, Vacation on April 25th, 2019 by James

Slacking off on this. Meant to do a update, but just too busy with life. Well, that’s the excuse i’m going with anyway.

The basement…..Got that basically finished. Few little things we need to finish up with, but for the most part it’s done. Looks awesome, and i’m excited to have my basement back. Really enjoyed the fact of everyone that stepped up, and helped with the basement. Couldn’t have gotten it done without help from Matt, Jim, Stephanie, and Ben.

Got the boat basically ready for the season. Past few weeks I repacked the wheel bearings, changed out the fuel/water filter, hooked the battery up backwards. grrrrr, that fried a cable, and had to fix that. That was super frustrating. 15 seconds of the cables backwards, smoke, 10 hours to find the cable, make sure nothing else was fried, splice in a new cable. It’s fixed now, but time consuming, a weekend that I could have been fishing. Me and Stephanie did make it up to Willard Bay last Saturday, didn’t catch anything, but was nice to get out. Did loose a buddy bearing at some point, so I need to look at the wheel bearings again. grrrrr…. I wanna replace the other two fuel filters, and the water impellers. I’ve never done a water impeller before, so that should be interesting, fun, frustrating, and rewarding.

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Another Basement Update

Posted in Blog via Cell Phone on April 3rd, 2019 by James

So we had everyone over, got most of the floor laid down. Last Saturday Ben and Jim came over. We finished the floor, got the baseboards, door casing up. It’s look hella good down there. Got a few little things to finish up on. Me and Stephanie has been working on little things over past few days. Light/power outlet covers, clean everything up, etc. Basically we’re 95% done. So excited to be done with it.

Now to move onto outdoor stuff. Fluid changes in the truck, wheel bearings on the boat, yard junk, etc. Hope to go fishing here in the next two weeks. Just got to get the truck, boat, and find some time.