November 28, 2014

Black Friday Fishing?

Anybody getting up early this morning to go to your stream, lake, or ocean...rather than running head-first into the retail orgy that is "Black Friday?"

Like are those $150 40" no-name TVs really any good anyway?

I'm actually working (from home) today, as I work in internet I'm somewhat fortunate that I don't have a physical store I need to present at...taser in hand to keep rowdy shoppers in check.  (P.S., if you want to help put Lilly through college AND skip the crowds, shop HERE for all of your favorite team gear).

Anyway, I hope some of you are going out fishing.  I might try to make it out to one of the neighborhood ponds later today, once the chaos of the morning's shopping frenzy calms down a bit and emails stop popping into my Inbox like Jiffy Pop.  When I used to live in Pennsylvania, my local trout club would do an annual Black Friday morning stocking, so it was fun blowing off some steam tossing spinners or casting buggers at brain dead naive stockers...

Stocker.  Check out its biceps...

I guess if you have to do some shopping, and choose not to shop with my employer, there are a ton of fishing deals to be had online too - one only has to check their favorite brands on Facebook, Twitter, or other social media to see what coupons or %s off they might be offering.  There's usually more than a few deals to be had, so don't feel guilty about sprucing up the gear collection.

Or...just wait for Small Business Saturday...or Cyber Monday...or whatever...

So what are you up to today?  Whatever it is, I hope it's AWESOME!
Fishing...Shopping...Working...Napping...Eating Leftovers?


  1. Well, I spent Thanksgiving in the hospital, but I'm home now eating my Thanksgiving turkey before I lie down for a nap. No fishing, but for sure no shopping. :\

  2. I rushed right out to Lake Camanche this morning. No mall madness for me.

  3. I actually went out to Target for the first time on Black Friday. NEVER AGAIN. I was going to look at a video game and when I got in the isle for a split moment I wasn't sure I was going to be able to get out of the isle. There were people flooding in from both sides. I did my best Walter Payton moves and got out of there. Just checking out was a dilemma in itself. I don't see how people can do that every year. It's kind of scary.

  4. I was on the water for a story that day... No one around... Perfect