Monday, July 26, 2010

Moby Effing Dick

Max and Owen caught a number of smallish fish at a city "lake" this morning. We've been fishing a few times this summer with no luck. When Max (sporting the stylish Scooby-Doo fishing pole) reeled in that blue gill, you would have thought he'd caught the great white whale. We are strictly catch-and-release fishermen (as if anyone could find a half-ounce of meat on that poor little fella, anyway). Good times.

Where'd Max get that goofy smile? Must be from his mother's side.

Speaking of hauling things in, "Precious Metal" received a nice write-up in this review of Albedo One #38. Yeah, I smiled when I read it--but it wasn't like catching my first live fish with a bona fide Scooby-Doo pole...

(Okay, so the review has vanished into the ether...I'll post a link when I can find one which isn't broken, 'kay?)

12 comments:

Natalie L. Sin said...

Excellent! Next you can take them noodling ; )

Michael Stone said...

Ah, the stuff memories are made of!

Cate Gardner said...

That story in Albedo One sounds awesome. Excellent review.

Ah, happy summer days. Enjoy.

Alan W. Davidson said...

Cute picture. Catching miniature fish is definately a rite of passage for boys.

Rebecca Nazar said...

Too cute. Does Owen have a Scrappy Doo fishing pole? ; )

Aaron Polson said...

Natalie - If I did, Max would spend the rest of his life on the inside of a fish.

Michael - I'm sure the fish will get bigger each time the boys tell their stories.

Cate - Thanks. I still can't load the page for some reason. And summer will end far too soon.

Alan - Absolutely.

Becca - Owen graduated to a Zebco 33. The Scooby-Doo is a hand-me-down to his little bro.

Cathy Olliffe said...

I absolutely loved the title of this post. Not to mention the completely adorable pix of your kids with fish. Say awww with me now...

Matt said...

Did anyone whistle the Andy Griffith theme while headed to the fishin' hole?

Jamie Eyberg said...

I felt bad the last time I took the kids fishing, I kept catching all the fish. I think it had something to do with patience. ;)

Danielle Ferries said...

Great review and congrats on the catch.

K.C. Shaw said...

Your kids are so cute! And of course they should be proud. That's a real fish right there, and they caught it!

katey said...

Lovely review-- I'll bet they're even more proud of Dad than the fish!

Though admittedly, that is a hell of a Moby Effing Dick. Who could blame Max for having such a lovely smile at the sight of it?