Thursday, April 12, 2012

Day 336: Some People Must Think I'm Crazy

Slime dart alert.
When: Thursday, April 12th, from 10:45am to 11:15am
Where: Sunrise Lake near Mendham Twp. and Burnham Park Pond in Morristown
What: Killing time between appointments (fishing)
Weather: Mostly cloudy, 54 degrees, N wind at 13mph and gusting to 21mph
Barometric Pressure: 30.02in and steady
Relative Humidity: 38%
Moon: Waning, a day before the last quarter
Water Conditions: Both ponds stained

I wasn't really paying attention to the other people in Burnham Park today, but I would venture to say I got some bizarre looks. I guess I've just become so accustomed to fishing in a shirt and tie that it doesn't seem out of the ordinary to me anymore.

After a 9:30am appointment in Mendham, I made my way to the next appointment in Raritan with time to spare. Seeing as I was planning to eat lunch at my desk, it seemed like a good time to take a break.

I first landed a small bass in Sunrise Lake on the way towards Morristown, and then decided to take a few last casts in Burnham Park Pond.

In short order, I hooked a pickerel from the small stone wall I was standing on. After stepping down to lower ground, landed the fish and started fumbling for my stupid smartphone.

Of course, the camera didn't want to work since I couldn't slide the touch screen with pickerel slime on my hands.

I did finally manage to get the pic taken, during which time the slime dart smacked my cuff with algae, dirt...and slime.

Now I had a problem.

I was on my way to an appointment and the cuff of my shirt was now an unpleasant mix of brown, green and...shiny. I headed to car my car to look for a rag and immediately spied my half-full bottle of San Pellegrino.

Keep in mind that none of this seems out of the ordinary to me.

So there I am in a shirt and tie with a fishing rod, pouring San Pellegrino on my shirt and wiping it off with a wool hat a found in my trunk. All the while a handful of people were watching me while they ate their lunch.

Amazingly, the San Pellegrino did the trick (mental note), and it wasn't until I was driving away that I thought maybe, just maybe, I was the token weird guy in the park.

2 comments:

  1. Another important cheap gucci handbags point to consider is how you will protect your photo bag once it is completed. You can find spray chanel bag online protectors that hermes handbags online provide an easy wipe-clean surface; however, it is important to read the louis vuitton wallets directions that come with your photo transfer kit and follow the cheap omega watchesmanufacturer's recommendations regarding care and cleaning.

    ReplyDelete