Friday, July 3, 2009

Seize the Day!

I hope this morning's sunshine is a reliable indicator of what the rest of this weekend is going to be like. So, remember last week when I told you I got my first ever fishing rod and I was hoping that I could do some serious work with it? Yeah, well I haven't caught any fish with it yet and it's really starting to get to me. I have been fishing Spot Pond in Stoneham, Mass., but today I am going to switch it up and head over to the Breakheart Reservation in Saugus, Mass (shown above). As you can see there are 3 places that I can fish at this reservation. I think I am going to start of at the medium sized body of water in the middle, Silver Lake. I have read a few reviews of the fishing at this location and apparently there are bass (largemouth and smallmouth) to be had. I might try some new lures as well, but what it comes down to is the fact that today, I need to catch a fish. I mean, skills like this may come in handy real soon, since the constant rain seems to be signaling some sort of apocalypse. When that time comes, and if I survive, I'm going to need to know how to catch myself some dinner!

In other news, I have recently become addicted to the TV show, Lost. I have heard a lot of great reviews of the show from friends and since being stuck inside, have watched my share of movies so I figured this would be a welcomed change of pace. After watching the first episode, I was hooked. I really like the way there are multiple flashbacks and flash-forwards in the show which not only keep me engaged and interested in the unfolding, mysterious plot, but also each flashback tends to shed light on the personal history of a single character, what their life was like before the plane crash and what kind of personal baggage they have brought with them to the island. I am 5 episodes into the First Season and cannot wait to continue watching. If you have never seen this show, check it out on the next rainy day (probably later tonight...I'm not kidding, more thunderstorms in the forecast). You can watch full episodes for FREE, at:, just click on "Free Episodes" and then "Lost," you can even watch them in HD!

Now, I have to post this video that I saw on another blog, that seriously had me laughing for quite some time. Watching this video once simply does not do it justice, you should watch it a few times to really appreciate how funny this man is and the hilarity of the dance moves that this guy is not only trying to pull off but successfully pulls off as he goes forward at a church service to give his offering.

My favorite parts of this video are his entrance to the front of the congregation, which is just simply magical. Also, starting at 0:09 seconds (you will definitely be able to pick out the part I am referring to) and then his extended exit back to the end of the line which starts at 0:44 seconds (when he finally deposits his offertory envelope) and continues until the end of the video. Black churches seem to always be the target of social mockery because of the preaching voices of their ministers and the verbal interaction that the congregation has with God as they participate in their service, but seriously what church would you rather go to? I'm not making any sweeping religious statements here at all, but I think most of us would rather go to a church that provided some kind of entertainment rather than just sitting the pews with our hands folded politely in our laps. This is what being happy to be alive is all about! Anyways, I just really enjoyed that video and thought I'd share it with you all.

Off to the great outdoors for me, but I hope everyone enjoys their holiday weekend and the weather can hold up for tomorrow, our great country's birthday. And before I go, another one of my good friends just started up his own blog recently so check it out:! Adam and I played basketball at Colby together for the last 3 years and we played against each other in high school as well. He is a very talented basketball player and also a very bright individual.

Until next time...

1 comment:

  1. hahahahaa go get them bass guy, and that video is hilarious, easily legendary status in 1 minute time...