Dad and a New Bass Boat

So, my dad thinks it’s time for a new bass boat. It’s rather exciting to see him giddy like a little boy, which only happens once in a blue moon. He’s a stoic man of 65 years of age. All of us refer to him as Clint Eastwood (he really looks like him too), especially after seeing Grand Torino. He gives great advice, but sometimes doesn’t apply such wisdom to his own life.

When I was 15 or so, he bought a motorcycle, then he got sick of it after 6 months, and I don’t think he’s cranked it since then.  Shortly after the motorcycle purchase, he bought a sports car. It’s a BMW M-series (not sure if those are made anymore) that he had custom designed. It’s a beauty, but he only drives it about 3 times a year. I guess the only thing that really matters is if it makes him smile. That’s pretty important.

So, now we move on to a new or used bass boat. I’m hoping he’s practical this time. I have directed him towards several online sites with the type of bass boat he wants, with  hopes that he will go with a used one, which will still be like ‘new’ to him.  I think we’re both quite fond of this boat. He loves red and this baby is a Stratos. From the reviews I’ve read online, it sounds like a great deal.

Watching the men in my life brings me to the conclusion that they are all very silly when it comes to man toys- Whether it be my dad and his shiny, fast vehicles or my brothers and their sleek, black rifles and handguns, or my friends and their iPads and iPhones.  Nonetheless,  they all make me smile and create the urge to roll my eyes.  I guess my cars and guns are jewelry and books.

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Myths

Bass Fishing in North Carolina

Feed Me Squirrel

Hey all.  Have any of you heard any bass fishing myths? I was looking online at one of my dad’s fishing heroes (don’t ask why!) and I came across this fishing forum and saw a discussion about bass fishing in NC myths.

I read one comment about a guy saying he knew bass fish could eat squirrels and other large animals. If that’s the case, why don’t we round up some squirrel catchers and go feed these aquatic vertebrate?

I know this isn’t a bass, he’s just cute.
Tell me your fishing myths! Please! I’ll be forced to make up some on my own, if you don’t.

You probably won’t catch anything if the cows are on lying in the grass. 😛

Private Golf Community of Texas

Private Golf CommunitiesHey Golf-Lovers! I recently visited Tyler, Texas and played a round of golf on the most beautiful course.  I played on Eagle’s Bluff, which is a private golf community, and along the holes, there were these amazing vistas.  That was my first time seeing a vista. Isn’t that sad? Lol. Private Golf Communities

My sister and her family own some Real Estate on Lake Palestine in Tyler, Texas. So, since they’re members of Eagle’s Bluff, which meant that I got to play for free. That was nice.  We had a lunch and played a round of 18. It couldn’t have gotten better, well, my playing could have.
If you love golf and you’re in Tyler, Texas, this is the place to play a round.

Bass Fishing on a Warm Spring Day

Bass Fishing Tournaments North CarolinaToday after work I plan on going out to Lake Cherokee and doing a little fishing with my dad.  It’s a great de-stresser after such a long work week, even though it’s not over just yet.  I like to take off and clear my mind of worries.

So, luckily my dad’s a Dave Matthews Band fan.  We crank up our little boom box, that’s about 15 years old, and relax.  It’s the best feeling-                 to be with great company and in a Beautiful location!

It’s taken 23 years or so for my dad and I to become friends. I worried I’d never see the day since he’s almost 65 this year. That thought may be a little melodramatic, but life and death happens.
One day when I was 23, I watched him as he got ready to go fishing, and I asked if I could go with him.  It was the best question I’ve ever asked.  My dad’s a baby boomer, so it’s difficult for him to be emotional, and for me as well.  After the first few times of going out with him, he looked at me and began to ask personal questions.  Nothing too extreme, just father-daughter stuff.

Life is short, as clique as that is.  You have to overcome it, overpower it!  I know a lot of people are afraid of intimacy but it’s not scary at all. It just takes one question.