.... today at 2:47PM Eastern Standard Time, I assisted in the capture of a wily, quick & cunning woodland/forest/mountain/river creature.... and as of right now, I could not be more proud of me and my partners in crime.....

.... that's right, folks..... I, a man who is known far and wide for his non-fishing abilities, was instrumental in assisting Bou's Boys nab a 1-inch baby trout from the Tellico River while armed with only a plastic Glad container, three rambunctious (and steely-eyed Missile Men) boys, and a packet of peanut butter crackers.....

.... what a RUSH!....... Great White Hunters all, and that's a fact..... for it only took 89 attempts and ten dollars worth of crackers to finally lure a minnow to our awaiting bowl..... but the result of our persistent perseverance?...... the tossing of a few pebbles into the bowl for "habitat" purposes, poking at it with a dampened finger a few times, much "ooh"ing and "aahh"ing..... and then a quick return to the murky depths with hand-wringing and a splash.......

..... I tell you, folks, I've never worked so hard - and been so creative - for such a short-lived victory in all my born days!.....

.... but having said that?...... WE DID IT!.... and I'm in awe of all of Bou's younguns....... they worked like little Energizer Bunnies all day long building stone dams, flipping rocks over searching for crayfish, and chasing minnows in the shallows..... but in the end, WE DID IT!.......... it only took three years, but we finally did it....... we caught a minnow....... in a plastic Glad container......

..... Bou and her boys teach me something new about myself each and every time I take them to the mountains...... and today we caught a minnow..... and it rocked.....

by Eric on July 15, 2008 | Bullshit (12) | TrackBack (0) | Blogging
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You don't know 'bout them things call nets do you? Well, ok, other than internets. Hella cool time savers, but probably not as fun, as I can see you untanglin' said net several times...

Screw it y'all, where's my knife.

I'm glad you all had a good time.

Bullshitted by RedNeck on July 15, 2008 08:43 PM

LOL! I thought for sure I was going to have a fight on my hands about taking that minnow home. No way in hell was I going to let that happen, but after Mr. T set up 'the habitat', I just knew an argument was brewing. Thankfully we were spared!

My favorite quote of the day was, "I feel like Davey Crocket whenever y'all are around." That cracked me up. Oh and... "You've never seen one? Sure you have... when you see a rodeo..." I was like, 'WTF? We're city folk. We've never seen a rodeo!' Holy crap. That was funny.

Bullshitted by Bou on July 15, 2008 09:21 PM

Successful hunts such as these should have some form video posterity...

Bullshitted by Jay- the friendly neighborhood piper on July 15, 2008 10:26 PM

I find that pictures in my head grow fuzzy over the years, but smartly turned phrases of derring-do resonate clearly through the years.

This post is the best pic I've seen on the 'nets this week. Lucky kids!

Bullshitted by Joan of Argghh! on July 16, 2008 02:36 AM

Those boys are a delight...full of energy. I'm a little envious of the fact that you got to do some real Boy's Life stuff with 'em.

Now we just gotta get 'em to a rodeo, an experience they (apparently) have never had.

Bullshitted by Elisson on July 16, 2008 10:25 AM

Maybe I could help with that one. I'll give notice as to when the Star of Texas Rodeo is in town. Where better to see a rodeo than the capitol of the Lone Star State?

Life is a rodeo... You spend more time in the dirt than on the bull.

Bullshitted by K-Nine on July 16, 2008 10:43 AM

Never mind the fish. Put mom on so she can tell us embarrasing stories about you. It's a parent's duty. Like I did with all those corn storage cracks in NYC.

Bullshitted by Cappy on July 16, 2008 02:09 PM

I'm so jealous! Bou and the boys and the SW Mom... sounds like it was a blast - now, did you get any video of the minnow catching??? LOL

Bullshitted by Teresa on July 16, 2008 10:26 PM

Sounds like a great day. I haven't been to the mountains in forever. They don't really have any with babbling brooks around these parts.

Bullshitted by Libby on July 17, 2008 01:39 PM

And snake skins. Love it! Can't wait to hear from Bou and see what is coming my way.

Bullshitted by vw bug on July 18, 2008 01:55 PM

Great post SWG. Not earth shattering in the scheme of things to be sure but it's the little things mean the most. You have graduated to the position of MENTOR and that is a good place to be.

Bullshitted by Tbird on July 18, 2008 10:17 PM

Thanks for posting this. Puts me in mind of my days as a lad when I'd visit Grandma's house. She lived almost literally a stones throw from the river, and the bridge that crossed over it.

Spent a lot of hours in the shallows, there, trying to grok the wonders of nature.

Bullshitted by Harvey on July 19, 2008 02:33 PM