Sunday, September 28, 2008

Went back to Clinch

I haven't fished in a month so it was nice to be back on the river. Fishing was not easy today and when I got there I was the only fisherman on the rive. I fished the jail area in Clinton. After about half an hour or so six other fishermen had made their way out on the river. The air temp was very comfortable and fall is finallyhere. I managed to catch 5 Rainbows and 1 Brown. The biggest fish was a 10 inch bow. They took a small bh midge in size 20 (black). I only fished for three hours. Man I can tell how out of shape I am after a month of couch potato living.

I watched a documentary on the Third Reich and their ideals relating to various forms of art. Name of the flick "The Architecture of Doom". I tried to watch a Norwegian move "Zero Kelvin" but gave up, it was awful. I'm currently reading Arnaldur Indridason "Arctic Chill" which so far is outstanding. That's it for now. Next weekend I will be in Elkmont hopefully doing some fishing.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Not doing much

I have been on the lazy side when it comes to outdoor pursuits. I have been waiting on colder temps and I guess they are finally here. I don't have that excuse anymore. I'm going to Elkmont to camp on October 4. I'm supposed to camp with a coworker. We are planning on hiking upstream to do some fishing.

I have been contemplating a camping trip up to north east of TN but since we haven't gotten any rain I don't know if it's worth it. I might do a tail water run instead.

I have finished reading a book by one of my favorite authors from Finland " Arto Paasilinna". He is not widely known in the U.S. I think his most famous work which is translated in to the English language is The Year of the Hare. It was a good book and was also made in to a movie in 1977 I think. This later book which I read in a Swedish translation "Snablar" wasn't that good. In fact it was the first of his many books I didn't really like.

I watched a movie with my wife last night. "Married Life " with Chris Cooper and Patricia Clarkson. I love Chris but he couldn't save this movie. It was a bore. I have also seen one Finnish movie by Auki Kaurasmaki who is somewhat of a cult director in Finland. The movie named "Lights in the dusk" in Finnish was very bleak and dull. It takes a lot for me to like a movie nowadays. I'm eagerly waiting on Ed Harris's new movie "Appaloosa" and the new Bond. Hopefully they won't disappoint. Until then I will remain.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


It's been a long silence on here. I have a good reason for it. My parents from Sweden was here visiting with us for 11 days. We mainly visited local restaurants and did one day trip up to Watauga lake and South Holston lake. We also visited some friends and did a quick downtown Knoxville trip to the Mast Store and the Farmers Market on Market Square. It was a lovely visit but bittersweet as the goodbye is not easy. I had not seen my dad since the fall of 2005. I hope it won't be that long this time around.

We have had a nice day at Dollywood today courtesy of my employer. They provide a yearly outing for the employee's and it's always lovely. We also managed to squeeze in a visit to the movies last night. I'm a fan of the Coen Brothers so we had to see "Burn After Reading". It was awesome. The movie has somewhat of a similar feel as "The Big Lebowski". It's a nice spoof of the intelligence and general craziness in D.C. Anyway, I'm glad the Coen's are back in form after some uneven movies in recent years. I was not a big fan of "No Country For Old Men" and I couldn't stand "Intolerable Cruelty".

I have not been able to fish lately so not much on that. I might get back in to the fishing by next weekend if I can manage to fix a plumbing problem, I'm having at the house.

More later.....................