It's been a busy week for me in Critter-world of it being the middle of winter.
Back on Tuesday night Jen and I participated in the open-tying night at the Fly Angler. I think around ten or twelve people brought their vises and materials for their fly du jour. Like many fly tier gatherings, the group was an eclectic bunch with varying backgrounds and specialties. All were outgoing and very sociable and shared stories, laughs, and even some impromptu teaching of tying tricks. We had a great time and met a couple of people we hadn't seen before and was a great way to get out of the house. For those who attended, there was also the added bonus of a 10% discount on fly tying materials for the night. I'd like to give a special thanks to Mike Rolek for hosting the event, I look forward to the next open-tying night next month!
Then on Thursday the club had our annual business meeting where we elected new officers for the year, appointed volunteers for various committee chairs, and set a tentative schedule for the fly fishing outings. The results have been updated to the Officers page of the club website for those who are curious. My three year term as a board member has ended with the passing of the meeting, but I was elected to serve as club Treasurer for 2010 and will still be actively participating with the clubs business meetings. Congrats to all the new Officers, and thanks to the past Officers for your contributions to the club in 2009.
On Friday night, after a long and mentally draining week at work, I had decided to do something about my frustration with not being able to remember off the top of my head, the web address to this blog. Not a big deal for those of you who subscribe and get emails sent to you automatically. But when trying to give it to someone who is interested, I needed an address that was easy for me to remember so that I can pass it around. Well, I fixed that. I bought a domain name for the year which cost me eight-whole-dollars at NameSecure.com, coincidentally the same company I use for the St. Paul Fly Tiers website that I manage. Which I think was worth the money to squash out my frustration and embarrassment when people asked about my blog and I got the deer in the headlights look when trying to recall the URL. People can still find me with the current/old address, but now I can be found at: critters-corner.com and be redirected here. Much MUCH easier than the http://critter-critterscorner.blogspot.com/ for me to remember and for others to write down.