Post by pursuitoutdoors on Jun 11, 2013 22:12:55 GMT -8
Alright - we've all done it. We've all stretched the truth a little, told a white lie, or have our old stand by excuses we use to get our wives to let us get outside. What's you favorite? What's your best? Better yet - what's your WORST?
Oh geez, I've got a list of 150 of these I've thought of saved on the computer. I just cycle through the list!
Actually, my wife is pretty smart, and doesn't fall for much. Fortunately, she understands her man's need to get out.
But, I did convince her to let me fly down to Boise to meet a friend to go fishing at Silver Creek over Memorial Day. Not sure how how pulled that one off. I think it might have been the beard oil that charmed her.
I went another direction and found one that hunts as well. No excuses needed! . Our annual vacation is a hunting trip to somewhere and the walls are decorated with shoulder mounts! As long as I can maintain the bigger trophies( she is getting close to getting ahead ) it will be smooth sailing! lol
Post by pursuitoutdoors on Jun 17, 2013 20:46:16 GMT -8
I have inadvertently started using these lines the past couple years - they're never a major stretch from the truth or anything, but I find myself painting a picture of a once-in-a-lifetime, unique situation that requires me to hunt or fish. For example - this past year there was a very cold snap coupled with low water in February that led to some extremely rare ice fishing opportunities. Oh yeah, I wore that ice out. During the elk rut, a new moon phase accompanied the peak rut - bam. I was there. During the spring steelhead season deadwater blew out the DAY before my friend with a drift boat returned for a week off in t he oil rigs. You betcha. Unusually warm spring temperatures got the gobblers (in theory) strutting like crazy early in the year - we were there the first 4 days of the season. The list goes on! Every once in awhile my wife calls me out on it, and I just shrug. It's not my fault there are so many dang good opportunities!