Even though it has been rainy and dark here in Massachusetts all weekend, the air is definitely changing to Spring. Temps in the 40's and that smell of warmth was pretty great this weekend. Almost time to buy the fishing supplies I will need and prepare for the season. Very good indeed.
In case you do not know, your 2007 taxes must be postmarked by April 15th. I finished and sent mine out on Saturday. It always makes me angry when I see how much of my money goes bye bye to the government. What ever happened to the MAJOR tax system overhaul that the current president campaigned on in 2004? Possibilities included a 15% flat tax, a consumption based tax system, and lower taxes in general. We got nada. Zilch. Just another empty promise from the W. For the record I am strongly in favor of a flat 15% tax for all income earners earning over $25,000 yearly. No deductions. No exemptions. No loopholes. Everybody pays the same. Never going to happen, but it would be my choice.
Slow Sunday Off Topic Detour
Not much in the way of news this weekend. The Fox Business block Saturday morning was full of "September is the big housing rebound" types and the ever present "financials are a SCREAMING buy here" dreamers. People just do not get it yet. While most of the usual suspects were arguing against any possibility of a recession even up to two weeks ago, the same folks now are bullish on the idea that the recession is now over, and it is time too play the recovery. Amazing logic and mental twisting. I lack the interest to savage that mindset this evening.
Instead I will take a detour to talk about some off topic stuff just for fun.
My potatoes have begun sprouting good eyes, so they should be ready to plant soon. Kevin and others, ever hear of the "Topsy Turvy"? I saw this on an infomercial and I almost ordered it! Looks wild:
No need to plant in the ground. Amazing!
I have seen survivalsim start to become a major talking point on some sites. The concept has alot of interest. I suggest reading Max Brooks two works "The Zombie Survival Guide" and "World War Z". While the books deal with theoretical zombies, people and their behavior and condition should a major calamity occur may very well resemble zombies. Great reads anyways.
Question for any fishermen out there; do you prefer to fish shallow water or deep water? Many of the reservoirs I fish require deep water (for freshwater fishing 20-40 feet is deep!) tactics. I like fishing deeper because it adds an element of surprise to the catch. If you cannot see where your lure is, or any fish there is added excitement for me. Which do you prefer?
This will be the poll question tonight. What is your favorite steak? Filet mingon? Prime rib? Ribeye? Another cut? Use the poll and/or comments section to respond. It is very close for me between Prime rib and a bone-in Ribeye, but the Ribeye wins out. Any steak is a good steak however.
Bad Movie Warning
This weekend I was treated to two dreadful films that should be avoided at all costs. The first is "The Fountain" starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weiz. The special effects were wild, but the film was pretty bad. The second is "The Good Shepherd" starring Matt Damon. Any film that has Angelina Jolie in it, but only for like 3 minutes sucks anyway. The film itself is a mess. And long. And pointless. Do not even bother watching. You are welcome.
Always been a huge boxing fan. Here are some great rounds from history;
Hagler vs. Hearns Round 1: The fight that was known as one of the greatest fights ever had a ridiculous round one filled with huge punches and wild momentum swings. I will never forget Marvin Hagler's menacing stare at Hearns after the round one ending bell was rung:
Julio Cesar Chavez saves his title stopping Meldrick Taylor in the final round (with 2 seconds left!)while trailing on points. Great drama:
Have a good night.