Sunday, October 31, 2010

Lucky Dog

Our own lucky doggus

Feeling very spoiled with my new equipment lately. And just spoiled in general. I won't go into the long list of people that make my life easier, better or just more fun, but chances are if you are reading this and you know me, it applies to you. So, well - thanks. Life is good.

On the archery front, loving shooting the new bow. Ben (one of the official spoilers above) got me set up to shoot pretty quickly. It's heavier and I need to customize the grip a bit, as it wants to beat up the top of my bow hand. But other than that, it's pretty fantastic. Can't wait for Doug to see it. Will post some video soon. Happy girl here.

And a congrats to my sis, who finally took the plunge and bought her very first bow just last week. Great to have another girl in the game. Can't wait to go shoot with her. Fun excuse to travel and shoot in a new place in the coming year,  plus hang out with some of my most favorite people. Speaking of which, we are planning to go back to shoot Louisville in March. If by chance we haven't actually met, I'd love the opportunity to say hello while there. (See back blogs on our trip with pics if you missed them.)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Deep Thought Friday

In the long run, you only hit what you aim at.
-Henry Thoreau

I owe you all a real post this weekend.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.

- Wayne Gretsky

Applies here, too.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Toxophilite Alert

I happen to know a lot of toxophiles. Right now, at least half of them are sitting chilly in the woods waiting for a 16 pt buck to stop under their blind, turn their heads in the other direction and not move for 15 seconds. Or at least to chase some annoyed doe past them slow enough to get a drive-by shot in the right spot. Even my city-slicker sister caught the bug this year after my oldest nephew got his first deer with a bow (Proud auntie!).

Having grown up around bowhunting it's one of those things that I look forward to, even if I'm not the one dragging in the deer. In Michigan, the day after opening day, go to Jay's in Clare and you will see entire deer mounted like hood ornaments on trucks and vans, sometimes lined up like cordwood on the roof rack, or proudly displayed with the tailgate down to showcase a fancy rack.

The crazy wind from yesterday has stopped overnight and so I am betting there will be more than a few deer on the scale later today. Good hunting everyone.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Deep Thought Thursday (Friday)

Ok, this week got away from me, but here it is.

Question the Rules. Always.