Monday, October 31, 2016

Montauk State Park, October 2016 - Dictated but not read

I have been working at my current job for just under a year now, and in that time I've accumulated a good chunk of paid time off (PTO). Fortunately or unfortunately, I am only able to roll over 40 hours of PTO into 2017, meaning that before the year is over, I have to take six or seven days off, otherwise I am going to lose them. Earlier this month, I did just that, and took off on a Monday through Wednesday and did a solo-camping trip down to (surprise surprise) Montauk State Park for three days of fly-fishing, cook-outs, camping, and beer drinking. Aside from a few hiccups, it almost went perfectly according to plan. Almost.

For this trip's blog entry, I decided to try something new. One of my most significant challenges with this fly-fishing blog, aside from being a mediocre fisherman, is that I have an equally mediocre memory. Most of the time when I get home from a trip, I'm a bit burnt out, and the last thing I want to do is clean and store my gear, much less write a blog post about it. By the time I finally do get around to updating VossFish, the memories have begun to fade. But fear not. This time I had the bright idea to verbally take notes on my phone at the end of the day. This way, all of the nitty-gritty details, like fly selection, fish size, and location will all be preserved as an mp3 file stored somewhere on the cloud, I think. Of course, this means having to listen to the sound of my own voice (terrible) and transcribe the dumb things I have say (equally terrible). But hey, at least it's all well documented.


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