Finlay turns five months old tomorrow, wow does time fly by. He is turning out to be an awesome dog in the home and is showing a ton of potential as a gun dog. He has had a little exposure to tweety birds on walks and quail near my parents house in Eastern Washington. I’ll start actual bird dog training in the next few weeks.
I posted my first Vine this week of some crazy spring weather we experienced. This is a test to see how well it embeds to the blog:
Embedding a Vine video is pretty easy. In the WordPress post editor (text) post this code and drop in your Vine URL
<p><iframe src=”VineURLHere/card” width=”380″ height=”380″ frameborder=”0″></iframe></p>
Yesterday, I went fly fishing on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River with my family. This is a beautiful river about 40 minutes east of Seattle that presents fly anglers the opportunity to catch wild coastal cutthroat trout on dry flies. I was up river about 300 yards from where my family was hanging out playing on the shore of the river. I was working my way back downstream when my wife started yelling and making gestures that there was an animal off in the bushes. I was thinking it was a black bear but when I got within hearing range she says “it was a really big grey dog with a thick coat and very bushy tail”. By her account ( I never saw it), the animal was on the edge of the high water mark about 50 yards away, between her and the road. When she spotted the animal it was moving at a fast pace up river, she called the kids in behind her and it stopped to look at them for a few seconds, and then continued up river through the washout. The animal never threatened her or the kids. My pistol was sitting on a towel about 5 feet away from her but she was so freaked I bet if it had threatened her she would have probably thrown rocks and forgotten about the gun.
Working on video games I have the opportunity to do something fun almost every day. Today went beyond fun and into the realm of TOTALLY RAD! Xbox and 343 Industries announced that award winning producer and composer Neil Davidge will be creating the score for Halo 4. As part of the announcement I worked on a live chat with Neil via Facebook. Listening to him talk about the creation of the music was incredible and I can’t wait to play this game.
Last weekend I spent a few days at PAX Prime here in Seattle. I attended a number of game industry related seminars and got to check out a bunch of upcoming games including Gears of War 3, Forza Motorsport 4, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Ratchet & Clank 4 All, Skulls of the Shogun, Dance Central 2, Kinect Sports 2, A Space Shooter, Mass Effect 3, Rage, and Rise of Nightmares.
Within the PAX convention was Halo Fest, a celebration of the first 1o years of the Halo game franchise. There was a lot of cool stuff to check out so I spent a significant amount of time at Halo Fest. On Saturday I took Henry and his friend Sam to check it out, they were beyond excited.