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Splicing On a Friday Afternoon…

I have been hoarding links to share for a post for a while now. I just have not had a lot of spare time for posting. The news of Toyota to Le Mans has made this a racing-heavy post. But there is also stuff for everyone.

Looks like we are headed for some nice storms harmless thunder this afternoon and evening. Not like we can’t use the rain, but we can do without the severe stuff.

Hope the colors look this good - Image from romanticasheville.com

We will be Headed up to the mountains on Monday.  We get to go back to Osage Farms in Dillard to get our pumpkin. I hear that the leaves are putting on quite a show and are near peak color in the upper elevations.  We are not going all the way up, but we should still get a nice view. Reports say that the leaves are outstanding up near Highlands, so that should be worth a look.

Panthers versus Falcons this weekend.  This game seems to mean a lot more to Atlanta.  I am hoping that Cam and the Panthers can get a W.

Did you know Wendy’s has changed their burger recipe? If they are trying to compete with Five Guys, they are losing.

So the big story on Friday: Toyota to Le Mans officially announced.  This has been all but confirmed for a while, but it is great to see that everyone is gunning for the new World Endurance Championship.  So now we have Audi, Peugeot, Toyota and Aston Martin (with rumors of Porsche and Bentley also floating around).  Nissan has been dabbling for a while, and I would not be surprised to see them step up eventually  have annouced as well. They do have a history at Le Mans. By the way, The Toyota is easy on the eyes.

Murphy the bear is also talking about ALMS schedules, Ferrari and Corvette in his latest entry. Also this week, next year’s techincal regulations have been unveiled…the petrol cars should close the gap to the diesels once again.

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Trip to Hickory and the Fly Fishing Film Tour

I had a very busy end of last week, Thursday night my wife and I went to the Fly Fishing Film Tour stop in Atlanta. The show was great.  We had a blast, Linds even won a Patagonia hip and chest pack in the intermission drawing. The films were really cool, Especially the New Zealand buddy flick, The winter redfish trip in Louisiana and the crazy muskie guys. The only complaint that I have about the Atlanta stop, is that they need to find a spot to host that can serve beer. We went expecting to enjoy some cold adult beverages, but the only place to get that was to leave the theater, and go to the bar next door.

On Friday I left and headed up to Hickory, NC, to do a training session at the National Dairy Challenge. The session was designed to teach the dairy challenge students how to effectively speak to the media…and to their neighbors. While at the training I began to get a sore throat and a fever. I spent the next 3 days fighting a fever between 101 and 103.  So, I have been knocked on my tail for the past 3 days.  I went to the doc this morning and got some antibiotics.  Hopefully I am on the mend.  I fly out for Lexington to conduct another training at the University of Kentucky tomorrow night.

Fly Fishing Film Tour – That was AWESOME, Man

Last night, my wife and I attended the Drake Magazine Fly Fishing Film Tour.

We had a blast and I will do a longer write-up when I get a little break from travel.

In the meantime…take a look at the trailer from one of the videos they showed last night.

 

The Waters of Greenstone – Bailey description:
A couple of best friends in New Zealand. Fly fishing, shearing sheep, eating pie, and talking to cows

I will probably front the 20 bucks to buy it.

Splicelists – Travel to-dos – The Isle of Man

This is entry #1 in the series of top five places I would like to travel that may not be the first places to pop in your head:

The Isle of Man (almost worth it for the flag alone) 

 

It is like the running man...in flag form.
Not too many flags in the world could beat this.

  • Jeremy Clarkson’s phallic house

 

Yep...
See what I mean?

 

  • Ireland – without the irish

 

Keep looking...
Not an Irishman to be found!

 

  • the Laxey wheel – the largest surviving working waterwheel in the world.
  • Manx fly fishing

 

Big one
Very nice brown!

 

Next up, Volcanic, frozen, and hated by Anthony Bourdain!

Yeah! Burger? More like Meh! Burger

Chomping at the bit for a long holiday weekend.  Nice Timing…badly needed.  Good things happening around me right now, lets hope the momentum continues.  I got certified in CPR this week.  I am glad I did it.  I think it might be a great idea for any parent.

We had dinner tonight at the highly touted (by some folks I trusted)  Yeah! Burger in Atlanta.  Not sure if we caught it on an off night or what…but it was less than stellar.

I need this dip bowl. Very funny. (from moldychum.com)

This Planet LeMans article made me realize that despite the continued tough times for sports car racing in the U.S., for the first time in a long time there is an International Sports Car Championship.  It even has a leg that I will be attending.

Some racing on tap this weekend,
Atlanta for NASCAR
Indy is in Kentucky – Ed Carpenter is on pole (STFU!)

Also in the ATL this weekend: DragonCon, and the College GameDay Crew.

A lot of my friends are excited about the start of college football this weekend…I would be happier if it actually felt at all like fall.

I actually won an internets contest this week!
Thanks to the folks at the Hungry Southerner – an all Atlanta crew (SVM to be exact) they are in the sidebar, and if you don’t read them…you should be!
Some links to keep you entertained:

A Splice Fave (Gemma Arterton) is ROCKING a bikini on a boat.
Heather Morris is a good reason to watch Glee!

Jalopnik took Danica to task Friday.  They missed the mark a bit (one glaring error referred to a “track bar” as a “truck bar”), and were pretty vicious.  That being said, the part about her not trying to learn car setups…dead on.
This guy is catching trout…by hand!

Dagmar Midcap has turned in her bluescreen clicker (I had not heard about her boyfriend’s suicide)

New Fishing E-Mags out this week
Catch Magazine
This is Fly Magazine

Not sure how much I believe that this is actually a summer dish…but I will give the corn chowder a shot.