Seriously. What a travesty. Just a horrible, HORRible call. The National Football League is losing it's relevance, meaning, and dignity with their continued use of temporary, unqualified refs. Unfair. Unthinkable. Unwatchable. How awful for those Green Bay Packers.
Man. A guy goes on vacation and when he comes back everything's changed! Pitch black when I woke up...dark out at dinnertime...football's on...oh wait - the Cubs are still in the hunt for a hundred losses and I guess Jay Cutler's still pretty ornery so maybe it's just normal again.
Well it was nice in the desert, I'll tell you that. I think I shot about 400 photos and quicktimes, probably have enough for a short movie if I get time to cut it. But for now, here's some stuff..
Flynn didn't seem worried about flying on 9.11...
And Wyatt had extra onions on his burrito so... sorry bout that, guy that was sitting in front of us! (just a side note. i'm in the office right now and for some reason there's a guy with this thing filled with water on wheels cleaning the floor, which is actually sealed conctrete. And his machine has apparently been leaking and he didn't know it. And BOY is he mad.)
Okay so out the window while riding the Shuttle You from Sky Harbor to Prescott:
Arrive at Hotel St. Michael.
Then, we get picked up and go buy provisions, load up the boat, eat dinner, wake up and do the 4-5 hr ride up 89A to 40, drive behind Flagstaff, stop at McDonald's for breakfast, and then the gorgeous trip north through the desert.
And suddenly, we're here.
Since I was the photographer, you're seeing shots of Wyatt, Grog, Flack and my Dad. We did run into alot of fish up there by Piute Canyon, which is up the San Juan River arm of Powell.
Later, I'll show you how to dig a hole and make it into an all-day smoker for some AWESOME pork.
So, okay I'm back, the Cubs are playing the Cards (pretty good games, too!) I have jury duty tomorrow (long weird story), and swamped at work so, you know, Go Cubs.
They make a bunch of outdoor gear and clothing - lots of it "technical" - for people who kayak with great white sharks or go to the North Pole or whatever. But Patagonia also has alot of cool stuff for the overweight, hot dog loving, beer drinking Cub Fan. And my favorite would be the shirts made of something they call "puckerwear".
It's amazing material - especially in the hot months - because it just does not stick to you.
I used to wear only t-shirts to Wrigley, but they've changed over the years. As in, a t-shirt you buy at Wrigley will cost you more than a Patagonia Puckerware shirt. So...
Anyway, Patagonia seems to be for people who, ohhhhh... like to go world traveling to destinations where they wear Patagonia jackets in weather so cold that whiskey freezes and they hammer big climbing-nail things into giant icicles on mile-high cliffs and hang by a tiny ropes in the middle of nowhere and survive because it's awesome fun.
And... you might think that has nothing to do with us Cub Fans, but you'd be selling yourself short.
I'm hoping the Patagonia People read this post and go, "Man, we should sponsor that Tim Souers guy. Give him some free puckerwear shirts and do an action movie of him at Wrigley Field buying hot dogs and making the treacherous climb up the ramps to the cheap seats."
And Patagonia People - I can be reached at the email address at the top right, thank you. I'd like to talk to you about maybe doing a puckerwear pattern that involves the words "shut up and drink your beer" or "left field sucks."
Still on vacation, this post is from 2010. My awesome blog service, Typepad, has this thing where I can schedule a post to come up automatically while I'm out probably not catching any fish. Back soon!
This was one of the most baffling, weird, goofy Cub-things of all time. I guess in hindsight you might think Sammy Sosa was doing other stuff that was... that would help a corked bat make more sense. But at the time it was so jaw-droppingly out of the blue you know, couldn't believe it.
Still trying to catch stripers up at Lake Powell, guys. Back soon.
is a sports and art blog following the Chicago Cubs with cartoons, gifs, animations, and illustrations by Chicago artist Tim Souers.
I began the illustrations in 2003 - you can find the links to the 2003 - 2006 seasons below.
2007 - present is in the regular archives.
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