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7 Signs You Should Go Outside

Hahaha! Good thing I enjoy going out for nature walks.

Legends of Windemere

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  1. At the urging of loved ones, including the dying orchid in the corner, you decide to open the window.  Taking a big sniff of fresh air, you promptly pass out.  Apparently, you’ve been inside for so long that your body mistook the clean air for poison.  On the plus side, your trip to the hospital counts as getting out and meeting new people, so your family will leave you alone for a week.
  2. You answer the door for Halloween and kids run screaming from your terrifying ghost costume.  You consider it a step in the right direction since last year they thought you were a zombie.  Still, you might want to do something about being paler than an albino.
  3. The slightest ray of natural sunlight causes you to do your best Gizmo from Gremlins imitation.  Complete with high-pitched screaming about the bright light and the smell of burning…

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Fishing Fun

Yesterday I went fishing for a few hours with my boyfriend. It’s something I’d been looking forward to since we started dating. He’s an outdoors guy – likes to go hunting, fishing, camping – and I enjoy the outdoors but have never gone camping (but have always thought it’d be fun) and haven’t gone fishing since I was a kid. So he’s been talking a lot about taking me fishing and camping and all that. And yesterday we finally got a chance to go fishing.

He started off by catching some minnows at the small little lake, then caught a small fish to use as bait for bigger fish. Then he showed me how to worm a hook and how to cast the line with the rod I was going to use. Then once I was set, he went off and did his own fishing, wading out into the lake and leaving me on the shore to man my line.

We spent a couple hours there, but with nothing to show for it in the end. I didn’t catch anything, though I almost had one at one point. By the time we left, I was starting to get the hang of casting (he got a few chuckles watching me figure it out). We also both almost “caught” each other once while on shore getting things together. He managed to catch a couple of small bait fish, but nothing bigger. I think a crab ended up getting them (I know a crab got one of them, at any rate.) He was impressed that I was able to worm my own hook, though. Overall, not too bad considering how rusty I am (20-some odd years since I last went fishing).

All in all, we both had a good time. I think we’ll be going fishing again sometime this weekend (maybe), and he’ll help me work on placement next. He thinks a smaller rod might work better for me and let me get more distance. I came across my old rod a while back and gave it to him to check over and make sure it’s useable. I think he’ll bring it along next time for me.

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