snapped my fishing rod

Toronto, 2017.05.13

While enjoying a relaxing fishing jaunt, I stupidly broke my fishing rod, for the first time in my life. It was my fault; I responded incorrectly to a snagged line. This past winter, I switched to braided line from mono/fluorocarbon, and when dealing with the snag I forgot to take into account a couple of key things: braided line is nowhere near as stretchy as the plastic lines; and it's very, very strong. And so as I was in fact making progress getting the line out of a bush* by jerking the rod around, doing so with that unforgiving braided line was transferring all of the impact to the tip of the rod. Snap!

Three reasons to be thankful:

  1. Excellent fishing weather, I have to say; cool and calm.
  2. I've been invited to join an analysis of a business that could lead to my participating in a new venture.
  3. I managed to fix a couple of things that'd gone wrong with my aquarium filters. A snail had crawled inside the outlet of an airline (again! it's the only time I find snails in that aquarium!); and I discovered that the intake of one of the outside filters was packed with debris.

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Do not be a loyer daddy daddy.

Ken
2017.05.24

Again with the loyer.... I'm going to have to put some kind of kiddie firewall on the apartment LAN, I suspect.

-Michael

Do not be a loyer daddy daddy.

Ken
2017.05.24

Heaven forfend. It's spelled "lawyer", though.

-Michael

Mistakes from Ken . . Also you should have thought for a moment.~? . . FROM YOUR SON.~? / } / { ____

Ken
2017.05.24

Yes, my boy, mistakes are contagious!

-Michael

That was not good daddy. Also you should of thought for a moment. FROM YOUR SUN KEN

Ken
2017.05.24

Yes, my boy, I should indeed. How wonderful that my nine year old "SUN" has discovered a) my website and b) the comment feature.

-Michael

rand()m quote

(In which I leave the final word to someone else.)

Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity.

-Robert A. Heinlein

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