Nope...caught that one slow trolling plugs in mid-December. Let me know if you need a guide...I've been fishing with the same guy (Todd Hannah) for 20+ years and he knows that river better than anyone I've ever met. I've fished Salmon and Steelhead with him and had great luck with both. In fact, now that I think about it, he also put us onto some huge (6 foot plus!) Sturgeon one year when the river was blown out by a storm.
I just noticed your comment about shipping my vehicle. We actually arrived here on Tuesday evening of this week to a bunch of family members wielding tuberose leis. I've been here many times but that was the first time I've been received like that -- it was very nice :). Now I'm certainly going to have to be careful not to get fat as my in-laws are continuously amazed that I like their food so they are always trying to test me out. Maybe after I've been here long enough I'll even figure out what they are saying!
I was stoked to know somebody can relate to my Vic-20. I think it changed my life! I still have it. I hope to someday use it as a prop in my personal remembrance of the early days of technology. In the day I lusted at Heathkit; they had a computer (build it yourself) that ran C/PM, but I couldn't afford it.
The Sapporo Snow Festival is pretty nice. I took my family on the eve of the opening, to skate outdoors in front of the Sapporo TV Tower. We saw lots of cool ice sculptures, even one from the Hawaii team!
Welcome Brooke! I enjoyed reading your blog, and I agree with your assertion that developers should avoid religious devotion to a single language or platform. Its best to know at least a few languages on the systems/statically typed side and a few scripty languages.