well, i just turned 40 about an hour ago and i don't feel any different(except for that new pain shooting through my knee). i think i am going to give myself two presents this year, a catfish safari spinning rod and a custom spinning rod from black&blue tackle with a cool picture of GODZILLA on it ( GODZILLA is my favorite movie monster and they are my favorite movies). went fishing last night looking for a mon monster and instead got the big skunk and soaking wet from the rain. oh well it beats work. it stormed like crazy here like Dan said but it lasted longer here. sure has been a wet year so far. Kenny i hope you get that new pb fish this year i just hope it quits raining for you guys so you don't catch it in your living room. John, that was a great thing you did for your friend, if there were more people like you around the world would be a better place right now. Dan, i am sure you will get your promotion and you will get that B up to an A in no time. as for the fishing on the mon right now i think between the spawn and this screwed up weather the fishing has gotten tough. it should start getting better soon and you can get that new avatar fish. Shawn, you better be careful, we don't want you coming down with a case of "beaver fever". oh well i guess i better try and get some sleep so i can spend my birthday at work. keep on ramblin folks.