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Fishing Can Be Fun

As I’ve mentioned before, I love go fishing. With a little bit of planning, a fishing trip can be great fun for the while family. With this in mind, here are a few top tips on how to go about planning a successful fishing trip – even if you don’t catch many fish!

Firstly, if you are planning on going as a group, then you will need to make sure that you have all that you need to keep everyone comfortable and entertained. Although catching fish can be exciting, you might be waiting some time before you get a bite, so take a good book, magazine, or even a laptop to play foxy bingo on while you wait. You’ll want something which can keep you entertained, without causing too much noise that might scare away a potential catch.

You will also need to stock up on bait or flies. Know what type of fish it is that you are hoping to catch, and find out what works best in attempting to attract them. You will also want to make sure you have the right type of hooks and lines to reel in your catch. For most places, you will need a license in order to be able to go fishing, so it is worth finding out whether or not this is the case and ensuring that your license is in date. After all, you don’t want to arrive at your chosen location, only to find that you have to head straight back home again.

Lastly, it is good to remember that fishing trips can easily be an all-day affair, so pack a few snacks to keep you going. If you’re fishing during the cooler weather, then it can be a good idea to take a flask of hot coffee or soup to help everyone stay warm. Have fun!

Winter Doldrums

The winter doldrums can be fought with lots of parties. At least, that’s the logic we’re going with around here. People are itching for an excuse to get out of the house and be around people. So we have parties scheduled for one reason or another just about every weekend through the end of February, and then the weather gets nicer in March and we can get start heading outdoors again.

Of course the mother lode of parties will be the Super Bowl party in just a couple of weeks. That is an event unto itself and the competition for holding the biggest and best gets higher stakes each year. Personally, there might be a few of my friends hosting Super Bowl parties that I’d like to attend, but I’m going to the boss’s house for his party. At least the food and beverage will be top shelf and he has a 52 inch HD plasma screen to watch the game – and commercials.

I want to throw a dinner party the following weekend for about 10 people. The web site celebrations.com has some nice ideas for choosing a dinner party theme and then building the party around that, with invitations, decorations, menu items, etc. With all of their dinner party ideas it’s almost like dinner in a box, but you provide the food! It’s been years since the last dinner party I threw. It was an Italian theme to celebrate the final episode of the Sopranos. It was so much fun but it was a sad occasion. I miss the Sopranos and it broke my heart to see the show end, but it was a great night with lots of authentic Italian food. If I had known about the Celebrations web site back then, I might have kicked up the decorations a few notches. So I’ll cruise the site and find some new ideas for my party on the tenth.

The Game of Darts

While hubby and I have learned many things about each other, there are still occasions when we learn something new. This happened the other night when we decided to go out to a local tavern for a little fun. After we arrived we found that there was going to be a darts tournament that night and anyone could sign up. We both placed our names on the list and wished each other luck.

Little did anybody know, but I am a very good dart thrower. My father spent many hours practicing with me when I was young. He taught me all the secrets he had found in his many years playing the game. It was obvious that all the men thought I would be a pushover by their comments, but they soon found out different. The competition began and I made my first throw.

I went though the first three rounds successfully. I was able to rack up some good scores and win each set. I was happy to find that I had made the finals. My opponent was an experienced player as well. He said he came to this establishment on a regular basis and had been playing for years. I knew I would have to be on top of my game to win. The game started and I got off to an early lead. The problem was that in the second round I did very poorly and fell behind.

My opponent took the lead and never looked back. I was able to narrow the gap and keep the game interesting, but I could not make up the difference for that one poor round. In the end, I lost the game and congratulated the victor with big hug. I was able to impress everybody with my skills though and have put everyone on notice that I will return again until I win the trophy!

Dart Boards

The Games of Throwing Darts

A Reward

One thing that has really surprised me this year is how well my son has done at school. He has made an effort to do his homework and has gotten high marks on his tests. The extra work has paid off in the form of high grades. I thought it would be a good idea to reward his efforts. I asked him what he would like to have if he had his choice.

All the kids in our neighborhood are into skateboarding. They hang out in the street and practice. Many times you will see them jumping curbs and whatever else they find to jump. My son wanted a one of the longboard skateboards that are popular with the kids right now. I decided to get him one right away. I just hope he doesn’t break his neck riding it!

skate boards

Skateboarding Fun

Let The Countdown Begin

Only two more weeks until the 2012 Summer Olympics are scheduled and all we will be seeing on our local NBC stations are going to be the games and all things surrounding these games. I can’t wait to see the Opening Ceremony, after that I will follow the gymnastics and a few other events, other than that I will be watching other programs until the Closing Ceremony commences.