Thursday, June 21, 2012

While I was Fishing

I haven't had a chance to go fishing in weeks and I was having withdrawals. I finished up my deadline work late yesterday afternoon so I made a management decision -- I hung a sign on my door this morning that said "Gone Fishing". 
I stayed a few hours and had no luck. I'm afraid I'm losing my fishing MoJo, because the only hit I got was on my strike indicator. That's just wrong. It was like the trout was taunting me. Bang, get that crap out of here, he seemed to be saying.
I got the message just before noon and  headed home dejectedly. Jilda had lunch on the table: roasted chicken, new potato's, fresh squash, and English peas.
That made me feel much better about the day. Then Jilda said "Oh yes, a guy from a magazine called and wants you to write a story." She said this matter-of-factishly. (I know, I just coined a word).
When I called the guy, he wants a 1000 words and maybe a picture. I was so excited. He has two ideas in mind and will let me know next week the topic, and the deadline. 
I must say I was excited to get this gig. My day improved dramatically after that.
Y'all have a great Friday.

8 comments:

  1. I love it when good things come out of the blue. Makes the little disappointments seem so silly.

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  2. Good for you, you DID land a big one.

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  3. So glad you had a great ending for the day! Always another day for fishing.

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  4. Any opportunity to hear about prose in the works from my favorite Wordsmith is delightful to the ears. Keep on hangin' out your sign...summer and fishing are good times!
    Hugs~

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  5. Terrific!
    I guess a fish bit after all lol

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  6. Loved hearing that your day turned out so well :) And, I have to admit, even though I'm vegetarian, your meal sounded delicious ;-)

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  7. What a great end to your day!! Take care
    x

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  8. Hey, I thought there was no such thing as a bad day fishing. Congrats on the magazine job and I hope it all goes good!

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