Monday, June 25, 2012

Boyfriend likes fishing. This is a fact.


[First, a bloggy note: I've figured out how to register/set up forwarding for  a domain so now you can get to me by going to just www.mayorgia.com. YAAAY!] 


[Also, linking up with yeahwrite!]

I was walking along the duck rape trail the other night (it’s along a stream). This texting happened between Boyfriend and I:

Me: The stream says its stocked with trout.
Boyfriend: WHAT!!!
Me: Oh is that good?


Boyfriend: Very. Why isn’t anyone fishing on there now?
Me: Is it trout season now?
Boyfriend: Yes
Me: Hey what do you do if a Canadian goose attacks you? Asking for a friend.


Boyfriend: Need a special license for trout, but can get it online.
Where did you hear this?
Me: From here:


Boyfriend: Cosi fan tutti!
Me: Huh?
Boyfriend: Amazing
Me: Did I do good??!?
Boyfriend: Very!!

You guys. I’m back on my game.
  
However, I soon realized this:


So, we went fishing on Saturday. Unfortunately, it didn’t result in a fish. Although when I was holding the rod (that’swhatshesaid) something pulled on it for a second. And Boyfriend got a bite but it got snagged on something under the water. So, we didn’t catch a fish. But if we HAD, I imagine it would have looked like this:

WOOHOO! (But I'm serious guys. Anyone have any advice for when a bunch of canadian geese inevitably attack you for walking by them daily?)

56 comments:

  1. Birds hate us and want us dead. The only way to fend off Canadian Geese is to throw a Molson Golden behind you to distract them.
    Fishing is good, right? You get to spend hours together.

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  2. Oooh nice! Not sure if you like fish, but trout are expensive. If boyfriend is so kindly catching them, you can cook them and eat something yummy!

    As to the nasty little fuckers (i.e. the geese) a big stick works well. A real big stick. We used to live in an apartment complex that was wrapped around a filthy little pond that they geese loved. We used to walk around it all the time, but good lord with the evil geese! They weren't even afraid of dogs!

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  3. Sounds great! I have never gone fishing in my life and I'd love to try it some day.

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  4. Fishing is mostly boring but it's a good opportunity to over-drink beer and daydream about the tiny fish you'll fry up after spending way too much time de-boning it.

    Also, the Canadian Geese are just being territorial. Pee wherever they attack you to label it as "yours". Hell, you might even just pee on them. Show them you OWN them. Make them yours. Literally.

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  5. Ha! You were such a good girlfriend! So very clever of you!

    I hope you get some non-fishing time in as well :)

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  6. Hmmm... I think the geese only chase/attack people whom they know are afraid of them. Met a few mad geese (Malaysian, not Canadian, though) when I was younger and happened to love chasing me, my mom and my sis who were terrified of them... Maybe acting 'macho' might help?

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  7. I once went fishing in my local canal. I managed to catch a long, rubber jellyfish that was called "latex". It was about this big
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    Also, the only way to stop a goose attack is to sing the song of their people. Goose step towards them and make vulgar, honking noises. It's the only thing they understand.

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  8. Had a goose attack my youngest and I while walking our dog once. Apparently they don't like it when you get close to their nests... I don't know what the "Goose Attack Survival Manual" says to do, but turning around and running back at them doesn't help. Not even close. My advise? Run the opposite direction.

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  9. You have scary attack geese too???? There are some insane ones at a park near my house. I hate them and want to firebomb them all dead. But instead I just cower and avoid them like a real American.

    The picture of boyfriend's fishing outfit KILLED me. I am already gearing up for the fact that new boyfriend loves football. That is going to be an adjustment. Apparently the Superbowl is like his second xmas.

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  10. Gia,
    Can I take Jaya fishing? She's never BEEN!!!

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  11. You need to hire an attorney, and file a restraining order against those geese. Otherwise, they'll continue to harass you.

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  12. I hate fishing, the first time I went we stood out all day and caught nothing.

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  13. hmm... what about geese repellent? I bet that's a thing. Geese spray? Like pepper spray, but for geese?

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  14. Idea: Maybe your boyfriend should switch from fishing to geese-ing.

    Lor

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  15. Geese are scary as shit. I got attacked by one as a child and haven't been the same since. In fact, that explains a lot.

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  16. depending on what part of Canada that goose is from, it either wants a Timbit, a Persian, a swig of Labatt's...or a cigarette. Did you try speaking French? next time shout this:

    sortir connard d'oie
    just trust me.

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  17. If a Canadian Goose starts hissing at you, just run, my friend. Run. Run fast!

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  18. Fishing is so boring...I'm not sure why people like it. And the Canadian geese should change their name as they aren't the least bit nice!

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  19. Just stare them down and act like you're from NY. They'll leave you alone.

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  20. Um, RUN! Run fast! And if there is someone you can outrun, do it. Leave them behind to get eaten and RUN!

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  21. i actually like fishing, so i wouldn't mind... now those geese. yikes. no direct eye contact, and if you're lucky enough to get a fish, sacrifice it in the heat of the run. throw them off your sent!

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  22. My ex-husband loved trout fishing. The fact that he's my EX husband had only a little to do with the trout fishing.

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  24. I like to fish, but I don't use bait. It interrupts my reading.

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  25. Hahaha, that'shwatshesaid made my night. :-)
    Sorry about the geese, I have no idea. :-(

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  26. I got attacked by geese on a run once.l Those things are vicious. Just stay as far away from them as possible...or bring bread as a peace offering. :)

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  27. I've never tried fishing. I may or may not be that lame! Haha! But really...

    Also, if the geese attack, Robot Girlfriend should do the job! Haha!

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  28. aww Boyfriend is so cute in his fishing gear. :)

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  29. I live near a park that has a ton of Canadian geese there all year. I think the entire state of South Dakota is on their migratory path. (This past winter, when it was warm and it rained, everything smelled like goose poop. But that's another story for another time.) I've never been attacked by one, but I've had one hiss at me because the goose family was close by. I just gave it a very cool "don't mess with me" stare and kept walking.

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  30. Wow. I've only ever been chased by a one-eyed bird. I'd say run like hell but that could cause a panic. Hmmmm...maybe you could bring a big scary mean dog with you? What's a goose's immediate predator? Bring that.

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  31. I'm new to this site and in LOVE with your artwork. Big smile reading this.

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  32. Geese are mean. We raise chickens and had some ducks (until the raccoons decapitated them, bastards!), but we'll never intentionally raise geese.

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  33. Funny! I love the texting and your humor.

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  34. Love the drawing of Happy Fishing Boyfriend:)

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  35. Mmmmm......trout. My favorite fish to fish for. Being I like to hunt geese, I see no problem with them attacking you, but I'm guessing you're looking for advice that doesn't involve the use of guns within city limits. :)

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  36. As the owner of a blog entitled "I Like to Fish..." I think you and the boyfriend should come see me. Very good post, and I'm here from Yeah Write, but I'll be staying. I like the artwork.

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  37. Geese are evil creatures. I figure someone probably already said that above, but it bears repeating. Evil evil.

    (Although your drawing of them is spot on!).

    Just stay away. They hate you for existing. Please see above re: evil.

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  38. Oh, the things we do for love...

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  39. You should bow to the geese. Wait...that's a hippogriff.

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  40. I think that your boyfriend is quite lucky to have you, and I hope he shows you his appreciation in well-cooked trout dinners...if you ever catch any! ;)

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  41. You are hilarious. There's no two ways about it. One time when my niece was a newborn we were all out for dinner at a nice restaurant and she started fussing. I was done eating so I offered to walk her around outside so her mom could eat. I took her down to a little pond outside the restaurant and these two crazy geese started chasing the crap out of us! Man can those things run! You think being chased ALONE is bad? Try being chased while holding a brand-new baby that you are currently responsible for! Holy crap! We made it out alive but the whole scene was viewed through the window of the restaurant. Who knew we were going to provided dinner and a show? That one still kills at family get-togethers.

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  42. Oh Gia, you kill me. Speaking of kill, get a BIG dog to go with you to the park, preferably hungry (the dog, not you). Open season on trout AND geese.

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  43. Fishing stinks. Literally and figuratively.

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  44. Omg, I would never walk anywhere near a goose!!! This whole ordeal sounds horrible! Can't you just go to the spa while he does the fishing?!

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  45. I hail from a fishing family so I really loved this. So funny and real.

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  46. You must be tougher than the goose and because it is Canadian that should not be difficult.

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  47. No advice for the goose. Though I did encounter an "aggressive swan," as the person at the KOA counter called him, once. I raised my arms and squawked at him. He left me alone, but I swear I heard him laughing.

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  48. Not sure about the Canadian Geese, we only get them when they want to be warm from Canada.

    I hate to see fish die. They are laying there struggling to breathe and I am gulping breaths like it grows on trees.

    Oh, I am sad now.

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  49. I swear I have a phobia of geese, not even kidding! t theres bad childhood memories involving the nasty creatures, and leave it at that!

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  50. haha @ that'swhatshesaid. Yes, I am twelve.

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  51. geese are mean. and i hate goose poop. i also don't like fishing b/c it seems mean. but i like eating fish (that sounds totally bad and not how I meant it)

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  52. Too funny! I'd get a bunch of fish recipes for all of that trout. ;)

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  53. Did I not answer this? Bag of dried corn. Throw. Run.

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  54. geese are terrifying. i have no weapons against them other than to run fast, or throw them the fish you just caught, b/c i'm sure those damn geese are carnivores. or pescivores.

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  55. Love that very obvious notice!

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  56. Sounds like a good deal to me- something for the two of you to do together.

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