Last week I was texting my friend Andrea in the hopes of going out to dinner with her and her husband Shaun this weekend. They live in a far-flung suburb, so I don’t see them as much as I’d like. Unfortunately for me, they had family obligations, but Shaun asked if I wanted to go out ice fishing for the trout opener. I wasn’t aware that people ice fished for trout, or that there was a specific ice season for it, so the idea piqued my interest. At the very least it would be a current happening to add to this new fangled website of mine before the real action starts this spring, so I jumped at the opportunity.
Shaun and I aren’t old buddies, we’ve actually only met a couple of times, but we get along really well. I first met him last year after he had already locked up Andrea to a lifetime deployment, and she set us up on a play date fishing with my guide Brian. But in the limited time I’ve hung out with Shaun, he is clearly a Grade-A good guy. He is a lot more outdoorsy than I am, no doubt due to being in Hero Squad. Read the rest of this entry »