notesfromthetrenchesIII

My blog has moved! Redirecting...

You should be automatically redirected. If not, visit www.notesfromthetrenches.com/ and update your bookmarks.

Friday, October 15, 2004

Fun

Rob is away for a long weekend, flyfishing in northern Wisconsin.

Where it is snowing.

Where he will hike several miles through the woods from the last dirt road, the last outpost of civilization, where the car is parked, carrying his gear. Did I mention the frigid temperatures?

Where he will be standing in freezing cold rivers up to his chest.

Where he will most likely be fighting frostbite and hypothermia.

Furthermore, no one is forcing him to do this. He is doing this willingly

This is his idea of fun.

What exactly is fun about this?

This greatly differs from anything remotely related to my idea of fun. My idea of fun does not involve fish, being cold, being wet and cold, or risking losing body parts I am rather accustom to having, to the cold.

In general, my idea of a fun get-away involves sleeping, sunshine, sleeping in the sunshine, and as little physical exertion as possible. Throw in alcoholic beverages served by a tan cabana boy, a good book, and planned activities for all the kids...well that would be perfection.

Rob and his best friend go away on these fun-filled trips a couple times a year. I never mind when he goes simply because it sounds like pure torture. You really could not pay me enough money to endure such torture.

Then this morning he mentioned that he wasn't looking forward to being cold and that maybe for their next trip they would go somewhere tropical instead.

Now that idea I may have a problem with. That sounds like it could actually be fun. Can't be letting that happen now can I?

And so I said, 'I think you are getting soft in your old age.'

And in doing so I have ensured that he will keep up these trips of frigid torture at least a few more years, just to prove me wrong.

Yeah, I am mean.

8 Comments:

Blogger Jenny said...

Hahahaha! I don't think that's mean. It's saavy. Bet that psychology works well on the kids, too.

I enjoyed reading! I will blogroll you, and be back!

11:26 PM  
Anonymous Justin said...

Hello. Found your site by searching for trout fishing. So many sites have little new info on trout fishing, but yours seems to be quite helpful. It's not exactly what I was looking for, but I think it'll be relevant enough to be helpful. Thanks for having such a great site up.

4:10 AM  
Anonymous Zachary said...

Hey. I'm looking for a couple of good fly patterns for medium to slow water streams. Any comments?
fly tying

2:48 AM  
Anonymous George said...

Hello. Can anyone advise what size and style of hooks I should be using to tie small wet flies to use in fast water?
trout fishing

1:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello. Just looking for some good fly patterns for still water lakes. Any comments?
fly fishing for trout

4:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello. Found your site by searching for fly tying. So many sites have little new info on fly tying, and even though it's not quite what I was looking for, yours is great. I enjoy following the conversations and every now and then pick up some interesting tidbits of knowledge that I can pass along to my friends and visitors. Thanks again
fly tying

4:12 AM  
Anonymous Justin said...

Hi. Great site. I'm always looking for fly fishing info and sites to recommend and I have to say that yours is one of the better ones. I'll post again soon.
fly fishing

4:50 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

brook trout fishingbrook trout fishingbrook trout fishingbrook trout fishingbrook trout fishingbrook trout fishingbrook trout fishing heres the info aboutbrook trout fishing Trout Fishing and more brook trout fishing.
brook trout fishing

5:15 PM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home