Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I dislike cold, rainy, winter weather. We have been lucky so far, it's the end of November and we've had temperatures into the 50's. Yet, that's still too cold for me.

Just at the end of Don's canal,heading out into Lake St. Clair.
It was foggy!

This past Saturday, Don and I took advantage of what very well may be our last time fishing before he has to pull the boat out of the water. The morning started out foggy and crisp, but when the sun came out it was beautiful. I had on 3 hoodies and a couple long-sleeve T-shirts, but the sun was warm on our faces. The lake was calm and the fish were, meh, but it didn't really matter, we were having a great time.


One of Don's friend's band was playing at a local pub Saturday night so we went to see them. Don and John have been friends for a long time. Don wanted to wear a certain shirt that night, all in jest for his friend. Actually he has worn it before to the casino for luck. I love the shirt, I think he wears it well. Its black, accented in red velour, [yes you read that right] and the buttons are dice. When I saw what John had on ... it was clear to me why they are friends!

I never got a straight answer on the name of the band. I think these guys have played together for a long time switching out players at times, regrouping and renaming. They were quite good.

As I watched them and looked at the cast of characters, I realized they were all 180 degrees different from each other, but whatever, it worked!

The keyboard player was a Napoleon Dynamite clone, the bass player Jack Black, and the guitar player was the "fat middle school kid with beet red cheeks that takes guitar lessons to attract girls." He was awesome, probably the best musician in the band. The lead singer was right out of Liverpool England (well, in his mind) looking like a 60's Beatle boy. Don's friend was the drummer. He reminded me of Woody from Toy Story. It was a fun night, I look forward to seeing them again.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families. I count my blessings and I am truly thankful for my health, my job, friends, and family.


sherry ♥ lee said...

I was just thinking about this cold we've moved into about 10 minutes ago...I pulled into the driveway, got out of the truck and just felt it in my bones. THIS is the November we're used to - but given that it's arrived in the last week of the month I'm better with it than I thought I'd be! :)

Glad you managed one last fishing expedition for the year, even if the fish weren't biting (did you try Ernie's little trick...heeeere fishsy fishy fishy...???) :)

Sounds like a great night out with Don's friend's band...I love how everyone reminds you of someone else. Too cool!!

Joan said...

Looks like fun. It would be more fun if you, Beth and I could head to the Caribbean! Happy Thanksgiving.

San said...

Red velour with dice buttons. How cool is that?
I love the first photo. The reflection and the old shutters take on a surreal look in the fog.Is that a gopher or some other critter sitting on one of the stumps?

Bruce said...

For some reason, I think your description of the band is probably better than their music.

lis said...

Fun times and something to look forward to when the ice and snow melts with getting back on the water, that 1st picture is a print and frame and admire on your wall, soo cool...
Now what will be the fun times to get thru the winter???
Great shirt and the button's how cool...;)

Anonymous said...

You know how to live, my friend! I admire your stamina, too, being able to be out fishing as far into the season as this. Sounds like you had an amazing Thanksgiving, too. Cheers!