Bassin’ Blogosphere: Who Do You Love?
Dec 13th, 2008 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Dec 13th, 2008 at 12:00 AM
It’s getting close to Christmas and all of the good cheer and love for our families and fellow man is in the air. Sure, we are facing tough economic times, but with all of the Christmas joy, we can make it through these difficulties.
I mentioned love and Christmas. They go hand-in-hand. So what you say? Well, I want to know, who do you love?
I’m sure your first answers are something like my spouse, or my kids, my family, my dog, my cat, my parakeet. Generally most folks seem to love animate objects; live beings of some nature. I do as well, but I bet there is a secret love that haunts you. It burns at your very soul. Your mind is often crowded with thoughts of being with this love all day and all night. I’m betting that it’s not your spouse.
It’s your fishing boat, or at least a fishing boat you’ve fantasized about while roaming the showroom floors or at a sport show.
You know that a boat will never argue with you, never get bad grades, never disappoint you. You dream about getting behind the wheel and driving it to your fantasy fishing destination. You’re at work, or a family get together, thinking about getting your boat on plane, the rush of wind through your hair, the spray of water early in the day and the growl of your engine whenever it starts up. The sound of the trolling motor plopping into the water when you arrive at your hotspot sends chills of ecstasy down your spine.
If you’re like me and live in the northern part of the US, you stare at your boat as it sits in your garage or driveway while there is snow on the ground and a foot of ice on your favorite bass lake scheming of ways to convince your spouse to move to Florida or California so you can sling bass into the boat year ’round.
Ah, the joy when you are alone with your boat cleaning it after a day on the lake. Or simply sitting in it pining away for some time off so the two of you can rendez vous at that special place that only you know about.
For those of you who are still playing the field, it’s a magical time of the year. The Bass Pro Shops catalog with all of those Trackers and Nitros keeps you busy like a man looking through a book of mail order brides.
Don’t worry, you only have a few weeks until the sport shows kick in and you can meet your future love, be it a Ranger, Triton, Bass Cat, Legend or any of the many other fine products on display that will finally sucker you into to a lifelong commitment and a lifetime of fantasies fulfilled.
So, the next time someone asks you who do you love just smile and answer with whatever seems appropriate at the time, but know in your heart your boat is the real answer.