Spin the Keyboard Yarn: I Caught a Fish and it was This Big…

Have you ever been dragged along to something, kicking and screaming and 100% certain that you’re absolutely going to hate it? Well, that happened to me more years ago than I care to remember. My then boyfriend loved to go beach fishing and, for reasons which are still not clear, he especially loved to go at night

Have you ever been dragged along to something, kicking and screaming and 100% certain that you’re absolutely going to hate it? Well, that happened to me more years ago than I care to remember. My then boyfriend loved to go beach fishing and, for reasons which are still not clear, he especially loved to go at night.

Had the beach been in Hawaii I might have been more excited but it wasn’t, it was in Lowestoft, in March, and it was freezing. We were with another couple and, while the boys organised the rods and opened boxes of writhing maggots (eurrghh!) myself and the other girl bitched about being cold and wondered at the stupidity of young love. We had almost decided to dump the boys and go to the pub when we heard them call us over; apparently everything was ready.

I point blank refused to equip my hook with either maggot or worm [shudders] but decided to have a go at launching it into the black sea. After several failed attempts and an unfortunate snagging incident, I succeeded.

“What happens next?” I asked

“We wait” This response did nothing to stop my bitching; I was no warmer standing up with a fishing rod in my hand than I would have been sitting on a rock.

Just then I felt my arms being dragged forwards and I almost lost my balance.

“You’ve got one Lisa, reel it in” yelled my boyfriend in my ear.

I pulled back with all my strength and began reeling for all I was worth. Several exhausting minutes later my boyfriend held up a huge fish; apparently it was a 5 lb cod! I was so thrilled! As I woohoo’d he put it on a rock and hit it over the head. I never went fishing again.

This was written in response to Rory’s new naughty game: Spin the Keyboard Yarn. The idea is to write a believable yarn and then ask your followers to rate it, for credibility, from 1-10. So, what do you think? Believable or not?

Have a super day one and all

Lisa x

Weekend Fun!

There I was quietly minding my own business when Fandango tagged me for some weekend fun! Yes, I wondered that for a minute as well but, no, he was challenging me to answer some fiendishly difficult questions and then pass the baton on to 3 unsuspecting others. Obviously it’s no longer the weekend but who I am to deny his request so here goes:

There I was quietly minding my own business when Fandango tagged me for some weekend fun! Yes, I wondered that for a minute as well but, no, he was challenging me to answer some fiendishly difficult questions and then pass the baton on to 3 unsuspecting others. Obviously it’s no longer the weekend but who I am to deny his request so here goes:

1. What are your three favorite movies?

This took some thinking about as, due to my advancing years, I have seen many, many movies but these are my top 3:

Dangerous liaisonsDangerous Liaisons: I loved the evil machinations of the Vicomte de Valmont (John Malkovich, who I had a huge crush on by the way) and the Marquise de Merteuil (Glenn Close). For me, it was a brilliant example of the lengths some people will go to in the name of ‘love’.

Life of BrianThe Life Of Brian: I’ve watched this film about 30 times and it still makes me laugh. It was deemed blasphemous when it first came out but, damn, it’s funny!

Interview with the vampireInterview with the Vampire: Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Christian Slater and Antonio Banderas all in the same film – what’s not to love!

2. Toilet paper rolls: over or under?

Definitely over. Under results in the paper going round and round and ending up on a heap on the floor – sheer madness!

3. What’s you favorite fish? No, not the kind you eat, the kind you keep in an aquarium, assuming that you don’t raise fish in an aquarium in order to eat them.

Angel fish without a doubt. The first time I saw them in the wild, so to speak, was when I was snorkeling in the Caribbean; I just said ‘wow’! This was a bit of a mistake as saying ‘wow’ necessitates unclamping one’s mouth from the mouthpiece of the snorkel; whilst I didn’t actually drown, it’s a memory that’s stuck with me ;O)

After a quick run around the playground, I’ve tagged:

Brandewulf because he’s an interesting chap and I really want to read his answers

Mike because he was one of the first people I followed and I’d like to know more about him

Ivor because he’s feeling poorly at the moment and I hope this may help to take his mind off things

These are my questions for you guys:

  1. If you were walking alone in a forest and an unarmed alien stood before you would you try to communicate or run away as fast as your legs could carry you?
  2. If you were told that all the music in the World would be destroyed save for one piece that you could keep, what would it be?
  3. Have you ever laughed so hard that you snorted [beverage of choice] from your nose? If so what was the cause of the hilarity?

There you have it guys so over to you and enjoy :O)

Thanks once again to Fandango; despite this not being the weekend, it was certainly fun ;O)

Lisa

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