Tarpon and toilet bowls…sometimes they’re easy to confuse.

June 29, 2013 at 8:05 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 11 Comments
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The Geezer has been busy at the computer, but he took enough time out to catch the baby tarpon he’s holding.  He caught it on a light fly rod he uses to catch bluegills.  You can see the fly if you look close.  It was on a six pound tippet which he tells me will mean something to fishing dogs … I mean folks.  It was the largest of three he caught in our back yard canal today.  (Thirty-one inches)

Tarpon Time - from the back yard on a light fly rod

Tarpon Time – from the back yard on a light fly rod

The old boy is working hard on his new novel, To Hear the Sound of Wings.  When he gets a head of steam up writing, it’s hard to pry him from the chair.  Mrs G gets frustrated!  Here’s why. The following is some of the conversation from this morning.

Mrs G – “Dear, did you take the garbage out?

Geezer – “Uh-huh.”

Mrs G after discovering the garbage wasn’t out – “The garbage isn’t out. Will you please do that?.”

Geezer – “Uh-huh.”

Mrs G after discovering the garbage wasn’t out and the truck had past – “You missed the garbage truck and it will smell terrible by next week.”

Geezer – “Uh-huh.”

Mrs G after some thought – “Will you empty the sawdust out of your head and into the fireplace?”

Geezer – “Uh-huh.”

Mrs G – “The toilet needs cleaning. How about wiping it out with your tongue?”

Geezer – “Uh-huh.”

Mrs G – “Are raw fish and two week old left-over liver okay for lunch?

Geezer – “Uh-no. How about a couple burgers, medium rare, tomato, mayo, onion, and five slices of dill pickle.”


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  1. O I can SO relate, Sandy. I’m in the same state of mind. Breakfast Special is soooo demanding. Too many characters, too many ideas, too many things to eat. Who needs toilet training when writing is such glorious FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woof! Woof!

  2. PS. Did that fishie get fried, broiled, poached or sushi-ed?

    • He went back to swimming. The Geezer has butter fingers

      • OOOO butter is goooddd stuff!

  3. Food gets them every time don’t it Sandy? That is a nice fish! Hugs and nose kisses

  4. It’s amazing how deeply men get engrossed in a project. My husband is the same way. All of their focus goes into what they are working on.

    • You’re so right. Mrs. G says food and, dare I say it, sex are about the only things men are always tuned to. Well, that excludes “old men” who can’t remember why they used to chase women.

  5. Ha ha – so funny!

  6. Sounds like conversations at our house. Just replace “Uh-huh” with, “What?”

  7. hello sandy its dennis the vizsla dog hay dada sez he yoozd to hav to go sumplayse neer sum other playse called tarpon springs on bizness but he never akchooaly went to tarpon springs or botherd to find owt wot a tarpon lukd like!!! so now he knows!!! ha ha ok bye

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