Monday, December 1, 2008

Chad has 7 Secrets...(tagged by his wife)

1. Tis the Season: I love to peek at my Christmas gifts. I used to cut the tape on the gift wrapped boxes and check out the loot, then put a new piece of tape back on to cover my snooping. Angie is trying to break my of this rotten habit which includes(can't keep a secret, snooping, etc). This started as a child, with my brothers. Oooooh...look, another fly rod from Kirk and Kathy! YESSSSSSS!

2. I only watch sports on t.v. This is it. I don't care about any other program that may be on the boob tube. ESPN is always on. I am a sportscenter junkie. I pay 50 bucks a month for a bunch of crap channels that I don't watch, just to get the five or so channels that carry sports. Makes a lot of sense huh?!

3. I am self conscious about being bald. Still not sure about life without hair. Believe me, if I could grow it out I would. Folks, I am afraid it is what we would call the know hulk hogan style. I love hats.

4. Cant wait to have kids. It is no secret to some(Angie), but I can't wait to be a dad.

5. I've been known to write a little poetry. Exclusively for my wife Angie. I don't know if it is any good. You would have to ask her. Speaking of poetry, I haven't written any in a long while. Lets see what Santa might dream up this year...Depends on if Angie is naughty or nice...

6. Fly fishing has taken over as my #1 hobby. I never thought anything would be as fun to me as basketball. Let me introduce you to the brown trout species on the owyhee river. You might just change your mind too! I blame this sickness on my father in law...the great fly fisherman.

7. Mexican food is my favorite. Any time, any place. I would say that more than half the time Angie and I go out to eat, we choose Mexican food. Nothing better than eating tacos with my little Senorita.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tagged by Mandy--10 Favorite Songs

These aren't my all-time top ten favorites, just some I like that came to mind:

1. Home - Michael Buble
2. Better in Time - Leona Lewis
3. Stay - Lisa Loeb
4. Do You Remember - Jack Johnson
5. Canon in D major - Johann Pachelbel
6. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
7. No One - Alicia Keys
8. Adia - Sarah McLachlan
9. Clumsy - Fergi
10. Con Te Partiro (Time to Say Goodbye) - Andrea Bocelli

I was tagged by Julie 1 month ago!

You can tell how well I stay on top of this whole blogging thing! Julie tagged me a month ago.....share 7 random facts about myself. So, here they are:

1. I love oatmeal. I eat if for breakfast almost every day from September to May (I don't eat too many hot breakfasts in the summer). A lot of people don't like oatmeal at all or they just think it's okay. But I love it--maybe I get this from my dad!

2. I love Manhattan, New York. I first visited there when I was a freshman in college, and then Mandy and I spent the summer there a few years later. It is one of my favorite places I have been--I could live there. Don't worry everyone, it will never happen:)

3. I (like Mandy) organize my closet by sleeve length as well as by color. So all of my white short-sleeved shirts are together, then pink, then red, etc. Then there are my long-sleeved shirts color-coded. Then my dresses. My skirts and dress pants are also organized by length and color in a separate closet. It just makes it so much easier to find what I'm looking for. I also have to have everything hanging on the hangers in the same direction!

4. I love working out. It's not something I do just to stay healthy and in shape (althought that is important) or because I feel like I have to be a role model in my career (which I do). But I really enjoy working out--running, lifting weights, sports, etc. I love it--call me crazy--Chad does!

5. I like math. I have always liked how numbers fit nicely into formulas and equations so you can solve them. Since I teach exercise science courses, I get to teach some statistics in my Tests & Measurements class, some physics in my Kinesiology class, and we work with lots of measurements and formulas in my Physiology lab. I enjoy things like doing our taxes and balancing our bank account (except when it's low!).

6. I love to read. If I had the time, I could read for hours (which I do sometimes when I am on break). Of course it has to be an interesting book, but I probably enjoy reading much more than the average person. Even when I was in college and had a crazy school/work/social calendar, I was often at the public library. When Chad and I first moved to Caldwell, one of the first things we did was go to the public library to get library cards (not that Chad really uses his;).

7. Chad and I were married on Friday the 13th! Some people think it's an unlucky day. Some people actually have a fear of Friday the 13th (paraskavedekatriaphobia). I have never believed it to be an unlucky day--probably because I'm not really superstitious. It has definitely proven to be a very lucky day for us!

I tag anyone who dares to share their secrets!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fall Fishing...Any better time to fish?

With my recent success that I have had fly fishing the Owyhee River I can't help but remember why this is my favorite time to be on the water. I will let the pics do tell you why. Top Picture: A beautiful male getting his pre-spawning colors, caught with my buddy Cody. Middle: A meat headed male I caught with my brother Derek on labor day. What a fight he gave. Bottom: A big female I caught with my buddy Paul. All these fish I caught on the same fly in the same hole.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Football season is in full swing again. Once again, the Boise State Broncos winning tradition continues. There is nothing like going to a game and watching the boys in blue donkey stomp another opponent. I get to share this adventure with one of my favorite people in the world. Since BSU football is not quite Angie's cup of tea, I take the next in line. That would be my sister Lacey. We have the best of best times. I wouldn't trade going to games with her for any other. She is as knowledgeable about the game as any guy and is twice the fun. Keep on winning. Lets crash another BCS party baby!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Boston Red Sox

Angie and I went to Seattle this past week for a quick vacation to watch my(our) favorite baseball team play...It was entirely a baseball trip. I must give props to my wonderful wife first of all for being such a trooper. I love her! Out of all the trips that I have ever taken, this one ranked right at the top of the list. We spent more time in the ball-park than anywhere else. Talk about living the dream.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

4th of July Celebration

Most families get together the celebrate our nations Independence Day with a barbeque and fireworks. I got together with my father in law Kirk and caught huge brown trout all weekend. After a great weekend of fishing, I have much to be thankful for...a free country, a beautiful wife, and a whole lot of fly fishing.

Look at the size of these monsters...

More Brown Trout Adventures

Kirk(father-in-law) and I spent most of the 4th of July weekend together fishing the Owyhee River. After spending most of the first day trying to figure out the feeding frenzy and matching the no-bug-hatch...Kirk finally figured it out. Let the fun begin. I will let the pictures tell the story.