I got this guy in a manner that could well have been a scene in "Man's Favorite Sport" (link)
So after a slow beginning, and while wading about hip deep along the shoreline, I decided to walk to a different spot. Now where I usually fish the water is incredibly clear for a lake and you can easily see to the bottom in the shallower spots. As I walked past a half-submerged shrub, I saw this bass cruise placidly around to the front of it......literally within a yard of me. Rather than cast, I just swung my line (which was dangling down only about 24" in anticipation of my next cast) and flopped a rubber worm right over the bush and the bass hit it immediately. Since I had not even had time to cast, I now had a decent bass hooked and instead of reeling him in, I had to let line out just to be able to land him!
I don't know why this guy was in so close so early in the evening, nor why he had no problem grabbing a lure so inelegantly presented.....but he did. My son came a bit later and he and I both added a few more catches to our roster for the day, but none were as comical as this first one.
As for why I haven't been posting with my usual fervor and frequency? Well, where to begin? First, we are currently hosting two non-English-speaking guests from Peru for a few weeks and have been on a whirlwind of day trips. And while Rosa and I have had our share of blogable adventures, I just don't feel like writing about them. And in that vein, I also don't feel like writing much elsewhere either. I feel like unless I have something novel to share, anything else would just be redundant. And I'm also getting more and more suspicious of the veracity of participants online.
And, to be honest? The paucity of responses to what I thought were a pretty wide "something for everyone" variety of posts over the past weeks has left me feeling a bit "why bother-ish". I thought there were some fairly interesting adventures shared that seemed to fall flat. And if THOSE fell flat, what are the chances of something more mundane being of greater interest? I always appreciate the comments that are made, but if you look at the response rate, you would have to admit it isn't an encouraging ratio of work-to-reward for the person writing and hunting down images. But, again, I don't harbor any illusions about what blogging (especially during Summer) means these days. And one of those things is something I've written about previously, which is the immediate adulation bestowed on anyone female (or pretending to be) regardless of content, and that annoying trend seems to have only gotten more prevalent.
( I do sometimes wonder what would happen if I wrote this blog pretending to be Rosa? LOL )
And I've also been wrestling a bit with the whole "DD-thing", wondering if a stricter DD regimen is what I really want at this point in my life. I seem to be having more fun with more playful Femdom adventures lately, and I do still have the satisfaction of knowing genuine DD is always an option, though it hasn't been one utilized in a while. And I am almost sort of grateful for that.
I also am going to be hosting an earlier than usual RenFaire this year which means doing quite a bit of writing and planning through July. And yes, look at that! it IS already July.....and NO, I will not be reprising "Jackass July". ( Hell, even if I was in the mood to do it, which I am most definitely not..... there aren't enough visitors around anymore to even make it challenging. ) So, I am going to just keep enjoying what I enjoy, and avoiding anything that irks me. I'll post if I feel like it. And I won't if I don't. It's Summer after all.....and there's plenty to do.