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Merry Christmas And Happy Holidays From The Trout Underground

Posted by Tom Chandler 12/24/2012

Snowman Happy Holidays from the Trout Underground (and family)! 

I'd offer up a list of the reasons why you're hearing from me about as often as you hear from your college-aged kids ("Dear Mom && Dad: Please send money. Ignore letter from court. Arresting officer actually pretty cool. Talk next month after spring break. Thanks."), but since you're not going to send money, really, what's the point?

I can say this. We've "experienced" approximately four feet of snow since Thursday -- the kind of numbers that strike fear in the heart of even the mighty Honda snowblower (not to mention the cold, aching, staggering fool running it).

That amounts to hours of Quality Snow Removal Time (four hours on Friday alone), though between the warm storms of last month and the debilitating (if you're me) snowstorm of last week, we can safely say California's water year is off to a good start.

My back, not so much.

On the other hand, it's gorgeous up here. A White Christmas with two kids, one of whom has never seen snow (she's already learned the joys of dumping snow down daddy's neck when he's not looking).

I'm trying to tie up a few loose ends on the work front while leaving enough time to actually have a holidays.

That's how it works these days; I've got my head down trying to get things done, and I look up and discover it's the day before Christmas.

A new client wants me to replicate another client's success while an honest look at an old client reminds me -- at this stage of my career -- I have zero interest in filling the role of low-level online laborer.

OK, so I'm swerving perilously close to offering up that list of excuses I said I wasn't going to print, so I'll stop here and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays from the Trout Underground and family.
More to come. I'll write again after spring break.

See you enjoying a white Christmas, Tom Chandler.

The Family Christmas Card



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Tom Chandler

As the author of the decade leading fly fishing blog Trout Underground, Tom believes that fishing is not about measuring the experience but instead of about having fun. As a staunch environmentalist, he brings to the Yobi Community thought leadership on environmental and access issues facing us today.

20 comments
Damn,dude,are you already into the bubbly? Can't blame ya....2 hyperactive moppets,eight foot snow drifts outside,coyotes and bears circling the cabin....what are adults to do???? That's right....drink heavily and shoot skeet off the back porch at midnight using beer cans for clays....not that I'd know about that.....
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C'mon you lazy cretins. Where were all my Christmas cards -- stuffed with gift cards to expensive stores? It's as if you all lost sight of the true meaning of Christmas.
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Have a great New Year, TC.
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Hello Tom chadler,Merry Christmas to you..Hope Christmas was good for you..
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The merriest of Christmases to you and your entertaining crew, Tom. Thank you for the gift of a regular look in at Mt.Shasta. The gift that just keeps giving...
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Tom, A belated Merry Christmas to you and your family and best wishes for a happy New Year, HH
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Tom Chandler: Flylink: Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!! You’re going to hell. Yes, I know!!
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Merry Christmas, Tom. All the best to you, the L&T and those two rascals.
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Happy Holidays to the TU family and thanks Tom for all you do! from the breambum in Mississippi
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Merry Christmas to the whole family, and a happy healthy new year to all. Very nice snowman!
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Errrr.....had enough graphic real time diaper images from the grandkids already,thank you.....Now sibling rivalry/snowball fight pics would be awesome...or the snowsuit from hell pics,where the kid is trapped like a turtle.....good times....
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!! Hope you and the family have a joyous and prosperous 2013. Those of us down in TN ( as of last week they were still taking nicely in the park) pay big bucks for gym memberships to get the kind of workout you get to enjoy in the fresh air with the snowblower FOR FREE... comes off kinda selfish and whiny complaining already about about the benefits your glamorous ... more fly fishing blogger lifestyle like that.
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Flylink: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! To all the TU’ers! And to Mr. TU and his wonderfull family, Thank You! Great card! Thanks for dropping by all these years! Flylink: Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!! You're going to hell.
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JJP: We are lucky folks, beyond measure! it's pretty damned easy to forget that, especially when you're prone to grimness. We'll see you in 2013.
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Happy Holidays to you too. Thanks for coming around, and for letting the rest of us read your blog. Good stuff.
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JP2: Merry Xmas to y’all and thanks for the note and card. Let’s see more fun kid pics,even though the snow is taller than they are…..You want more tearful sibling rivalry/fighting pics or diaper changing images? At the Underground, we're all about Reader Satisfaction.
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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! To all the TU'ers! And to Mr. TU and his wonderfull family, Thank You! Great card! Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!!
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We are lucky folks, beyond measure! So, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Be Well and Have Fun, John
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Stuck here in the office on the Eve, raining outside, and I get this wonderful shot of cheer. That card is delightful in more ways than one. Have a Merry Christmas TC-
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Merry Xmas to y'all and thanks for the note and card. Let's see more fun kid pics,even though the snow is taller than they are.....
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