Saturday, August 22, 2009

All My Rowdy Friends

This has been a particularly interesting Spring/Summer. I have met more new friends this year than ever before. My new friends were in such abundance that I began going out every day just looking for another new friend to add to my list. I've had the privilege of meeting famous ones, though most have been ordinary, everyday friends. Some were fascinating, some were rather frightening, while others were just uncaring whether I was there to greet them or not. Some even helped themselves to the use of my pool! The only thing they all had in common was their fondness of laziness. All they wanted to do was lie around and do nothing. Now, I'm not what you would call the life of the party, but I am fairly friendly when given the chance. I am basically a very shy person, but am loads of fun once you get to know me. None of these friends ever even tried...they were very "distant". Thank goodness...

Father Ralph

Chuck Norris


Calvin Levels

Dara Torres

Mr. T

Frank and Darla
Michael Phelps

Queen Latifah

Jennifer Lopez

Esther Williams
I did invite a couple of them to spend the week with me. They were kind of quite and kept to themselves the entire week. I thought it was rather rude.

One evening after dark, I was fishing alone (not smart) and a friend unexpectedly joined me - yep...she yanked on my line and I thought I had a fish. I reeled and tugged until I got her! Neither one of us was too happy about that. I screamed at her and scolded her for inviting herself to my fishing excursion and sent her away! How dare she invade my fishing space!

I have to admit, this last "friend" encounter was the most bizarre ever to happen to me. At least I had the sense to be sitting on my mule fishing in the dark (if one can call it that - to be fishing in total darkness with no flashlight) and not standing on the ground. The only way I could tell what was on my hook was to push the focus button on my camera, which you now know goes everywhere I go. This created a red light glow for just a few seconds. When I saw this uninvited on the end of my line, my adrenaline really started pumping! I was taking pictures of it just to be able to see with my flash. Now if you will, picture this...well, maybe not. I called my hubby.

"Hey, what are you doing?"

"I'm about to get in the tub...why?" (erase image please)

"Well, I caught a snake and I don't know what to do with it."

"What do you mean you caught a snake! How did you catch a snake? And why are you still out?"

"On my hook. Well, not on my hook, it is just clamped onto the plastic worm I was fishing with and it won't let go. I was just going to fish for a minute more..."

"Leave the pole there and get home now!"

"Okie right there Dear."

About that time, the snake let go, so I started up that mule and drove home like a bat out of you know where. No more night fishing for me!

I do continue to see at least a couple of my friends every day...crazy summer.


  1. Hahaha great post, I have always been fascinated by snakes and have a pic that was taken on my honeymoon at a wildlife park with a python around me! I remember saying to the ranger "I hope he doesn't bite me" and he replied "nah, these ones strangle you, they don't bite!" haha reassuring!

  2. forgot to add that you have an award on my blog!

  3. Love all those pictures of our friends. I am sorry I didn't get to meet all of them.

  4. Wow Bears,Snakes you got anymore animals around there?? May I suggest a zoo...hahaha
    Nice pictures! I always like seeing animals in nature.

  5. ACK!!! No offense but I don't like your friends at all!!! You are one brave woman. There is no way I'd be around a snake long enought to snap a photo much less mann from various snakes!

    I love your posts. :-)

    Jackie Hall
    Ft.Worth, Texas


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