Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A Fishing Frolic

Hub and I are taking the boat to the river today.  When we're about half-way there, I'll toss him the usual wager.  The one who catches the first fish buys ice cream cones on the way home.  The reason I do this is......well, to make sure we stop for ice cream.  After baking and burning in the hot sun, nothing cools a person down better than soft-serve, velvety-smooth, ice-cold vanilla ice cream.  I think I read somewhere it's good for the appendix, or whatever.

Did you know......

"Fishing is the sport of drowning worms."  ~Author Unknown

"A bad  day of fishing is better than a good day at work."  ~Author Unknown

"There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind."  ~Washington Irving

"Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley."  ~Author Unknown

"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."  ~Henry David Thoreau

"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles."  ~Doug Larson

"There (s)he stands, draped in more equipment than a telephone lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process."  ~Paul O'Neil

"Even if you've been fishing for three hours and haven't gotten anything except poison ivy and sunburn, you're still better off than the worm."  ~Author Unknown

"Three-fourths of the earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land.  It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn."  ~Chuck Clark

"Fishing is much more than fish.  It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers."  ~Herbert Hoover

"Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught."  ~Author Unknown

"There will be days when the fishing is better than one's most optimistic forecast, others when it is far worse. Either is a gain over just staying home."  ~Roderick Haig-Brown