Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I DID it!

Well...this is what I wrote a week ago:
And that finally leads us to the "fishing and beer" lure I referred to in the beginning of the post. We'll spend the holiday weekend in Savannah with our friends, Phillip and Jonathan. (I can't even begin to explain how nice it is to have friends with parents that live in such a wonderful place.) I learned this week that their dad has arranged for a deep-sea fishing trip for us on Saturday. Can I TELL you how EXCITED I AM??!?! I'm psyched beyond belief. I'm not sure why.....I don't think I've been so excited about something like this in a while. Does that make me weird? I'm not sure. All I know for sure is that I am GOING to catch some Amberjack and am going to have my picture taken with my catch like this chick (minus the big boobs).
And I DID it!! Here's my loot (my biggest prize of the weekend):

It's a 45-pound Amberjack, and it took about 10 minutes (maybe more?) to reel it in. I caught it about 35 miles off the coast of Savannah. I also caught a beautiful Queen Triggerfish, which is in danger of becoming extinct, so we quickly let it go back to its business in the ocean. The next day I caught a 2-foot shark. Here's a picture of me, freaked out by the shark I just caught. (Please excuse my "double-chin" look in this picture. I was too busy freaking out to care what I looked like on film.)

I told everyone I was going to do it, and I did. And it was fun. If I could carry that kind of ambition with me in all aspects of my life, I'd be set for a pretty darn good life.


comoprozac said...

That fish is huge. Did you eat it? Is it hanging on your wall, just above the fireplace?

ks said...

It was cleaned and chopped up into some beautiful steaks. Now it's in my freezer, soon to become dinner! I forgot to mention the HELL of trying to reel that sucker in. My arms were ON FIRE!

Silver Turtle said...

OMG that looks awesome! That fish must be like 1/2 your body weight! Congrats!

ks said...

Not quite, but thanks! It certainly felt like it was pulling more than my body weight when it was fighting me. Of course, if that were true I would have been yanked off the boat. Thank goodness I was tougher than it was.