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Bass Pro Almaden is almost done!

The grand opening of Bass Pro Shops in San jose is scheduled for sometime in October.  There will be job openings for Tracker Marine Boat Center, and Uncle Bucks Fishbowl Restaurant.  Here is the Job fair notice.   Its almost done! By Christmas, We can all hang out at the New BASS PRO SHOP not…

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Blue Notes Light

I was waiting for my LASIK preop appointment with Dr Bindi,  I couldn’t help but notice a Samsung Tablet on the wall with a light communication system.running on it.   I took a close look at it  (with my blurry vision)  and discovered it was running on office communication software that I had tried years ago and…

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Drones and Groans

Long Screws Screwed me The Vision 2 that I was preparing to sell lost 4 motors to my negligence when I accidently put some long screws into the short holes while  placing prop guards on the bird before selling it to a friend.  Its very easy to mess a motor up just by pushing on…

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Bailey Creek Lodge

Memorial Day this year was indeed memorable with some of the best May trout fishing I’ve ever had.   Large  20-25 inch trout selectively feeding on damsels and calibaetis made it challenging and fun.  This years annual Memorial Day Syn Family Fishout got redirected from Antelope Creek Lodge to Baily Springs Lodge.    Our hosts – Peter and…

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Light Weight Switch Rods

Switch rods are a great way to cast further with less effort and stress on the elbow and shoulder.  I love my big rods for steelhead.  I use a Sage TCX 7wgt Deathstar and a Scott 6 wgt  12 footer to cast pole dancers at stripers.  A  couple months ago I fished for trout in ponds…

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Mothers Day on the Forebay

It was a wise decision to take the moms out for dinner the Saturday night before Mothers Day.  We had a nice dinner with the whole family at Kyoto Palace–the local “Benihana ” style restaurant where the chefs cook at the table and show off there knife and skillet skills.  My mom loves that place…

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Unboxing the Phantom 3

I am still on the honeymoon phase with the Inspire 1 quad copter which is an engineering marvel.   The Klingon Bird of Prey Drone has the best camera and operating system of any drone to date.  Its a truly professional camera and it has been wonderful to shoot.  Just when you thought it couldn’t get…

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If Medicine doesnt work out, Songwriting?

Mark recently shot me a song he wrote for a music composition elective he took this semester. Garage Band and Mixcraft. All instruments and backgrounds, lyrics and melodies composed by Mark Syn and sung by his girlfriend, Phoebe. LYRICS   Verse 1 (0:17-0:34) Heading back from work I couldn’t understand Things weren’t the best at…

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Fishing RX for Tennis Elbow and Rotator Cuff wounds

Fishing must be good this year if by May,  I can hardly cast and set on a trout or striper without pain. The winds been blowing hard at San Luis the last few weeks and I haven’t been able to get out on the weekends.  Last weekend,  I recall 39mph winds at 7:00 in the morning…