Archive for September, 2011

To hell with the sox…

September 29, 2011



September 29, 2011

Reporter: “So Mr. Maxfield, you’ve just eaten the better part of a whole pizza; drank a six-pack of Harpoon and fallen asleep on your neighbor’s couch in the fourth inning of the Red Sox game.  What are you going to do now?”

Me: “I’m going to Disneyland!  I mean the bathroom.”

This is bullshit

September 27, 2011

My lovely wife Sarah is in Vegas this week for work.  I am home for work.  This is bullshit.  Vegas was pretty much invented for me.  She does not belong or fit in there.  Is there even a library in Vegas?  Again, bullshit.  Oh well, still a vacation of sorts?

Purdy lil’ things

September 25, 2011

I love the smell of new gear in the morning.

September morn…

September 25, 2011

Unlike trout fishing, there is almost no advantage to using a fly-rod to catch stripers.  Conventional gear and well presented bait will catch larger and more fish.  Of course there are some that will disagree.  Their argument being “what if the fish are targeting small bait”.  Well, learn how to fish small lures you boob. “Oh, but what about the challenge?”  Just admit it, you’re a stubborn ass.  Just like me.

All that having been said, I enjoy the hell out of catching stripers on a fly rod.  Especially on the rare day when I luck into a nice one…on some ugly fly that I tied myself…when my ‘life’ partner Hammer gets skunked.  Don’t judge me.

And the winner is:

As a side note: just one time I would like to be in a picture where I don’t look like I should be pushing a three wheeled grocery cart full of hub caps and shouting obscenities at pigeons.  Just one time.

gray area

September 23, 2011

This is our pear tree (I know, I know.  I’ll take care of the pruning as soon as the leaves drop).  Apparently there are actually three different kinds of pears grafted onto the main trunk.  They never really ripen, and we’ve found that they are better for pear sauce than anything.  Well, except feeding the deer.  Now, in Massachusetts it is illegal to ‘bait’ deer.  It is not illegal to grow trees.  Technically, this tree is breaking the law.  Whatever.  Its forty yards from the corner of my deck.

We’ll just all ignore the fact that the ol’ blog has been a little slow this week.  I’ll try to be better.  No I won’t.

No real surprises here…

September 23, 2011

Reason number 91 that my carpet skeeves me

September 16, 2011

I swear this is a face only his mother loves.

“Don’t look at me, I’m hideous!”

Fish tank

September 16, 2011

September 15, 2011