• Hunting,  Womanhood

    Emma’s upgrade.

    Me: EMMA! Stop! Give me the razor. Never shave side-to-side! You’ll cut yourself. Here, watch again. Start at ankle and go up. Don’t press too hard. Emma: Oh. Ok. Ok. Got it. Emma shaves her legs now. She asked me a few weeks ago if I could teach her how to shave her legs. She said her leg hair bothers her when she wears pants. I gave the go-ahead. Scott got voted off womanhood island. “No, absolutely not. She’s too young,” can paddle itself back to the roars in the man jungle. I told Emma she must keep it a secret from her 6-year-old going on 17-year-old younger sister. I assumed she wouldn’t say…

  • Hunting

    Sea level.

    I’m starting to realize our fishing is not normal. My vacations in general are not normal.  When Boost Oxygen asked me to write about my experience with their product, I told them I would. They saved my life in Colorado and I would love to share my story.* * I am not being paid. I don’t want to be paid. I write about my life on my blog. It’s that simple. Ok, back to my impending death – fine, I probably wouldn’t have died in Colorado from the flu and altitude sickness. But on the last day of “vacation,” the oxygen tank and nose plug were pulled from my lifeless body. You can read about…

  • Humor

    Google search.

    There is no privacy in blogging. Wait, stop. I take that statement back – bloggers write and photograph what they want others to see. We can control privacy. We can even screen comments. We just can’t control who reads it. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again – bloggers can see what you put into google after you click the blogger’s link. Sometimes I can tell which blog post got the hit. Sometimes I can’t. Google search: I’m calling you out, freaks of the internet. ___________ who is brett cannon dating – One of my most common search terms. Stick around and I’ll find out. He’ll be at my house later this week to…

  • Hunting,  Travel

    The Norton Honor Hunt.

    I am home from the Norton Honor Hunt in Norton, Kansas. 20 disabled veterans were taken on a guided deer hunt in Norton, Kansas. The residents of Norton, population 3,000, raised enough money to cover the expenses needed for the veterans. Most of the veterans are not regular deer hunters due to their injuries or disabilities. Each veteran was provided with a personal guide to help stalk and go after deer. Volunteer meat processors were on stand-by to bag up the meat. 19 deer were shot. Our friends rallied together to help the event. The Norton Honor Hunt was filmed by Killin’ It Outdoors. The veterans were interviewed and then followed around by camera crews. Andy Griggs flew in from Nashville…

  • Hunting,  Womanhood

    The more you know.

    This isn’t a planned post. I love it when life sends me a blog-worthy jewel to share. You guys, I cannot even make this up. Scott and I lead separate lives during the fall. He hunts. And I mindlessly escape from life on Pinterest: the humor section. It’s the land of my people. A pin goes through my feed. Pinned by my friend, Carmen – Hmm. I don’t get it. I should ask Carmen what this means.  Comment by Amanda: Bahahaha. That’s hilarious. Comment by Carmen: I know, right?! Can’t stop laughing. Doesn’t matter, had sex. Doesn’t matter. Had sex. How is this funny? Well, now I have to ask.  Comment by me: I don’t…

  • Hunting,  Travel

    I bobbed for apples in the Atlantic ocean.

    “How am I going to write about this?” I asked myself this question a lot. I want to tell you our Dominican Republic fishing trip was amazing. But I can’t write that. That’s boring. That doesn’t tell you anything. Our Dominican Republic fishing trip was amazing. Man versus fish. No, no – man versus a really angry fish. No. Man versus the holy grail of fish in the sea. Man versus marlin. Or woman versus Taylor Swift fan. Did you know bobbing for apples on a boat in the Atlantic while listening to Taylor Swift’s Red and tossing chocolate at the captain will get a marlin to bite? A 5 day marlin fishing trip in the Dominican…

  • Humor

    The big one.

    Scott: Do you know how lucky you are to be married to me? I take you to places like the Dominican Republic for our 10-year anniversary. Me: Uh, do you know how lucky you are to be married to me? You have a wife that hates shopping and loves to fish. It’s not even a trip to the Dominican Republic to me. It’s a trip to the Atlantic Ocean. This is the big one. The big fishing trip. Every fishing trip this year was practice for the Dominican Republic. My confidence is up.  It has to be – I will have professional anglers yelling at me to keep the line tight. I’m expecting it. And…

  • Travel

    Ramrod Key.

    Ok, I sorta feel bad. 1. My coffee machine isn’t working. My pre-vacation self didn’t bother to fix it before we left. Damn her. 2. I gloated on social media about being in the Keys. We all did. I blame the rum. There is a family reunion held in the Florida Keys. It’s always over the 4th of July. This family reunion is a little different. The families that reunite do not share a last name. Most of us don’t live in the same state. It started out as a group of South Florida friends traveling to the Keys with their children to celebrate the 4th of July. This is the 20th year. The children…

  • Travel

    Lifestyle of the not so rich and famous.

    I guess I have some explaining to do to those of you who follow me on Twitter or Facebook. My week at a glance: We picked up Tyler Farr from his tour bus then took him sailfishing before his South Florida concert. I interviewed Herm Edwards in Orlando for two hours, took pictures at his meet and greet on the red carpet, then snapped a Herm selfie before dinner. Oh, and in between trips I gave away a Smile Brilliant’s teeth whitening system to one of my readers on my blog. My life is not as glamorous as it appears on social media. I got to fish with Tyler only because we’re friends with Brett…

  • Hunting,  Travel,  Video

    I don’t even know what just happened.

    The last thing I remember was buying an airplane ticket, throwing some fishing shirts in a carry-on and jumping on a plane to South Florida. Emma, Kate and I drove to Tulsa, Oklahoma to meet Savannah, my newborn niece. This would be zee baby that got grounded. I had to get Savannah’s autograph for my shirt. I’m her biggest fan. Scott was in South Florida for work. I got a text. Scott: Hop on a plane and get down here. The fish are biting this weekend. The wind and current will be perfect. It’s my vday present to you. Me: R u serious? We don’t give vday presents. Scott: Do u…