OBN Photo Prompt: Where our work gets done

When little natural light exists

Street lights bounce off wet pavement

I write after sleep

before the day begins.

This urban setting

Is not my sanctuary;

It is a challenge to my imagination

To dream of the outdoors spaces I love.

The Burn Center!

We will get to the title of this post in a minute.

Well folks, today is a post-call day. That means I’ve got free time (we will get to the title of this post in a minute). Since I got good sleep last night today turns into a free day to catch up on things that need to get done. On the Agenda:
1. Read educational material (my brain needs exercise)
2. Read non-educational material (the library wants their book back)
3. Laundary
4. Lunch
5. Nap? (I know, today sounds stressful, huh?)
6. Pack for the weekend
7. Practice my presentation (we’re not going to dive into the anesthetic considerations of laryngeal carcinoma laser resection on this post; though “burn center” is a fitting title).
Now that you have an idea of what is on my plate, I wanted to give a little attention to a fun blog (not fishing related) that my cousin, affectionately referred to as Johnny Napalm, as running. The Burn Center is a blog with awesome commentary on all things movie, tv, game, comic related. Let me tell you now, I am not really into comic or video games, but he and I have very similar taste in movies and television shows, so I love reading his reviews.
It has been a month since his last post, so I thought maybe a little help on my side might prompt some new material.
Anyway, if you are into any of these topics, give it a try. It is a worth a read.

Big Horn River in April

So, the idea has been floated. A trip is in the works. Big Horn River in April, here we come. I looked at the hatch chart, and, to no surprise, it looks like midges, blue winged olives, and scuds are the main dish. That being said, I will have to start giving my best shot at tying these bad boys.
Speaking of fly tying…. Guess who just won a re-draw of an OBN gear review give-away?! Well, not John Boehner (Though, that is what I look like when I’m overwhelmed with emotion). ME! Yup! I am gonna get some goodies and try to tie you something pretty. Hopefully it will also be functional. I will fill you in more on that as the time comes. Thanks to Montana Fly Company!

*Tear* Adios!

good morning. good evening.

good morning good morning

to the new east coast
to the top of the south
our appalachian hosts
how lightly the future dances
just out of reach
we imagine each step
but the details retreat
an adventure awaits
on atlantic waves
with new pictures to snap
and fresh seafood to taste
so good evening good evening
to the howling winds
the endless tasseled fields
to our dear midwestern friends

My Leaky Wader Heaven – Let’s Recycle

Well, folks, my waders have caught a glimpse of the light. They might survive their battle a little longer, but we know where the will end up.
Moving across strong, untouched Salmon waters in Alaska. Delicately stalking brookies in toothpick-sized waters in the Wyoming back country. Chasing browns in Utah canyons or on the mighty Big Horn. Fighting grizzlies for the fish in Kamchtka or teaming up with Owl Joneson the Southern Blue Ridge.
Yes, my actual leaky waders (not the website or myself in 3rd person) may just end up in any of these places. They will be reborn and find new life through an avenue I have only, just now, come to discover.
I would like to introduce to you Recycled Waders. It is a small company that brings a second existence to your unintentionally-H2O absorbent breathable waders. They take your breathable waders and either create something for you (at a very reasonable price), or for someone else. This includes Tippet Wallets, Creels, Shoulder or Hip Packs, and even Reel Cases. So whether you are looking to set your waders free or get sentimental and hang on to those puppies a little longer, here is a cool way to do it.

photo by Dave McCoy and Ashwin Rao
I myself and debating on just donating versus purchasing a bag of some sort. Ideally, I would have a bag made from my own material, but we’ll just have to see if they accept the amount of sealant I’ve got laced on those bad boys.
Anyway, a cool company and great idea to delay creating something useful out of those water pants we keep hanging on to.
I’ll let you know when my leaky waders have moved on from this plane and become something new 🙂 In other words, I’ll tell you when I change my wet pants.

My Leaky Waders are Heading to Virginia this Summer!

Well, gentle-ladies and gentle-men, the decision has been made. I matched yesterday into the field of my choice! Ophthalmology. I submitted a list of the programs I interviewed at ranking them from top to bottom, and a computer matched me with Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia!

Now I need to learn about fishing out there. I know they have a lot of water. There must be fish, right? I’ve found one guy on OBN, The Grey Sulphur, who is a fly fisherman in western Virginia (not West Virginia). Maybe I’ll snoop around his page a bit. Or just ask him what the deal-ee-o is.
Sara and I won’t be heading out there until June/July, but once there, it will be 4 years. So I have all that time to figure out the fly fishing in Virginia. If anyone has any tips, pointers, hints, suggestions, food for thought, grievances, and so on regarding fly fishing in Virginia, please, let me know! I’d love to hear what you have to say 🙂