I cooked last night, wild-caught sockeye salmon, cooked in a clay pot on a bed of bay leaves and portobello mushrooms. I threw some fresh asparagus into the pot as well, added lemon juice and butter, cooked for about 30 minutes. Came out pretty good, if I do say so myself.
We have a long hike planned with Alf the Wonder Beagle this afternoon. It's sunny and disgustingly beautiful up high today, but it is February and it is cold. I just finished rereading Robert Ruark's Horn of the Hunter, which I dove into after finishing the last book in the late Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series, A Memory of Light (written by Brandon Sanderson from Jordan's notes). It's kinda weird finishing a series that I've been reading since its inception in 1990...I've "known" those characters longer than I've known my Sweetie! LOL! Some of the books were better than others, but hey, some of my books were better than others. In truth, I liked the series finale, and Horn of the Hunter was every bit as good as I remembered it.
Of course the fight goes on, but you've got to get your head out it every so often. There's also a lot of work pressure about now...in a few weeks the merger between Outdoor Channel and the Sportsman Channel will close, and everything will be different...or not.
Show production is more or less on hold until we see what the new landscape looks like. All in all, I'm having a great season...GUN STORIES is absolutely kicking butt; SHOOTING GALLERY is at a whole different level and having its best season ever; even THE BEST DEFENSE is solid. RAPID FIRE is renewed and we'll go forward with Mike and Iain on Season 2 in late March. Our plan is to do some international travel for SG and GS in the spring, which frankly seems a long way off...the diagnosis is cabin fever, to be sure!
I'll be happy when the weather breaks a little and shooting season starts again!
BTW, the Ruger Rimfire World Championships will be held on the weekend of 20 July 2013 at the Colorado Rifle Club near Denver, with my friend Mark Passamaneck as Match Director. We intend to make this a spectacular match, and we fully expect it to fill up. As soon as we have sign-up information I'll let you know!