Monday, December 21, 2009


In addition to a great day of fishing I saw one of these at Powell. A giant condor flew over us in Padre Bay while we stopped to fish one last time. HUGE bird. Very cool to see. I have never seen one of those before.

Saturday, December 19, 2009


What a day of fishing. Got to go out with Keith and Bryan, winners of the biggest tourney of the year at Powell last October. A little chilly starting out at 7 am in 25 degrees but it got colder from there. 50 plus mile per hour boat ride up the lake with wind chill but it was worth it. Caught approx. 10 large mouth bass including this 2lb 14oz toad and 3 stripers all of which were probably 3 lbs a piece. All together we caught about 30 fish between us. Catch and release of course. On the downside I developed a bad case of bass elbow. I will have to talk to the Leadville Legend about it. I am quite sure she has plenty of experience with tennis elbow.

Sunday, December 13, 2009


World Headquarters rocked yesterday. It was my pleasure to host The Gents. To all you little kiddies who weren't around in the 60's, they were a band from Utah County that entered and won a national battle of the bands contest. The band members were Craig Rollins, Lance Robert, Mike Ostler, Barry Jensen and Kevin Rollins. It was a huge deal. They were featured in the Sept. edition of life magazine. I tried to put the link for the page of the magazine in here but of course that would require an elementary school level knowledge of the internet and I couldn't do it. But anyway 80% of the band showed up and jammed through a few tunes. Blows me away when four guys who haven't played together for at least a decade can sit down and start blasting out Crossroads at a really decent level. Four GREAT musicians. Loved hearing them play and just as much enjoyed seeing some old friends. I pretty much grew up with these guys and later became the roadie for one of their later iterations named Copperfield which launched my meteoric rise to roadie for the Osmonds. Really great hearing Craig playing my favorite Clapton Rainbow strat replica. The man can play a guitar. I figured it out that he has been playing guitar for about 44 years. I can't wait to see how good I am when I am a hundred and one.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


So today I get a call out of the blue from Donny who says he wants to see me immediately. Of course being in construction I think we have a water leak or some other disaster going on. Anyway, I hurry over to his house. What happened next just totally blew me away. He wants to give me the FREAKING MIRROR BALL TROPHY. The one and only Dancing with the Stars trophy. He said he simply could not have won it without my helping him with all the technical moves that were so hard for him to learn. He is seriously a little left footed but he TRIES hard. He really does. Well or course I didn't take it in spite of him pretty much begging me. I said, Donny, you know and I know that I was responsible for you winning this but your wife and kids will never understand. You need to keep the trophy here. Keep it here. He finally relinquished but ask me if I would at least let him have his picture taken with me and the trophy. What the hell, OK.