Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

Meanwhile, I am rather prolific on twitter. Find me: @KeethaB
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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Brunhilda and Borris in "Fishing With Captain Ole"


Captain Ole is VINTAGE and Brunhilda and Borris were definitely a THRIFTY buy considering all the joy they've been bringing us this week - - - so I'm linking up. Besides - - - I've missed all your visits to my blog today. As Edith Ann used to say: "And that's the truth!"

Brunhilda and Borris Bearsaltandpepper, but you may call us Brunhilda and Borris Bearsaltandpepper, with yet another episode in the continuing saga of "The Bearsaltandpeppers Take the Northwoods."

I wanted to try my paw at fishing the way Captain Ole (fisherhubby) does it. Ma said I was loony since bears have been catching fish in the same time honored manner for centuries with no help from fisherhubbies, but I persevered with my plan anyway.

First we went down to the dock so I could give Ole's boat the once over; OUTSIDE - - -

And INSIDE. I pronounced it "sea worthy." Captain Ole breathed a sigh of relief I'm sure.

Next I inspected the fishing equipment. Here's what I found:


And more poles,


And MORE tackle.

There were even plastic worms strewn around the deck.

Just when I thought I'd seen it all, I found MORE fishing grear stuffed in every nook, cranny, and CUBby hole.

Hildy said it was just ridiculous to have all that fishing paraphernalia when all he needed was two good paws.

I told her that fisherhubby pulls out fish like THIS 5-pounder with all that paraphernalia so I still wanted to give it a try.

She said, "You don't have a CLUE how to USE it."

"You're right!" I said, "But I know someone who DOES and I'm going to school!"

And with that I began to study what Captain Ole did with all his "man stuff."

I studied up close and personal.

Ma hung around to heckle, which is the way she-bears act in the presence of strong testosterone, and all you she-humans would be well advised to avoid falling into the same bear trap.

Finally I had the confidence to drop a line in the water. It was just a simple line hanging from the end of a brown pole - - - but that was a HUGE technological advancement for a Bearsaltandpepper like me to take.

Ma stood by scoffing.

Suddenly I felt a tug on my line and pulled up my pole. What's this!?! Could it be???

"Hey Hildy - - - look at this!!! Who's laughing now?!?"

"Harrrrumph!" She snorted, "It's no where near as big as the ones FISHERHUBBY catches."

"Oh, but THAT'S where you're WRONG!" I shouted. "You see, it's NOT about the literal size but the PROPORTIONAL size!

And proportionally MY FISH is bigger compared to ME than Captain Ole's FISH is compared to HIM!!!!"

And that shut her up for good - - - - well, until the next time anyway.



Joni said...

Keetha, you crack me up!

Keetha Broyles said...

Yay 'cause that's a goal I have - - - Goal 101) Crack Joni up.

j said...

Oh Gosh Keetha. That picture with the little fish (and more scotch tape) just made me HA HA! I love ya lady!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

You are so funny!! Having fun in the Badger State? When ya coming back through BRF? Hugs, Cindy

Coloradolady said...

When your bears get done with their travels, you can send them to me...I have a set too that LaVoice got me...and they need a few bear friends to swap stories with!!!

Have a great VTT and a wonderful weekend.

Connie N. said...

You must hardly sleep thinking of new stories to blog every is alot of fun to check in each day and see what's new with the bears!

Kristin - The Goat said...

I immediately thought - get them away from the edge of the boat! Hurry! What happens if they fall in?!!

Goodness, I'm too involved in the lives of Brunhilda and Borris Bearsaltandpepper. I'm losing sleep!

Borris got a FAB fish!!!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

i had a good laugh! great post! heheheh

j said...

"Bawk! Bawk!"

You made me giggle with your comment. I love ya lady and I hope that you have a wonderful weekend. Keep the bears safe!

j said...

Hmmm just read my first comment on this post and noticed that I said "I love ya lady" on that one too.

It appears that I really do.

In some countries we would be married by now based solely on the number of times that I have professed my love :}

Let's see, I'll sign this comment off with "Dearest Keetha my Sister in Christ, I respect your blog immensely...

...and I love ya lady!"

Keetha Broyles said...

So what happens now that you said it THREE times?

Raise Them Up said...

Wow! Great fish! It looks like you are having a wonderful vacation. Have a safe trip home!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

It's not the size of your fish, it's how you cook it.