Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. But teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat all day long and drink beer. (Relatively Ancient Proverb)
I won’t be on News @5 this evening. I’ll be fishing. No, really. I’m part of the WDAZ team in the Great Cats Incredible Media Fishing Tournament (or whatever it’s called) today. Even though I DON’T FISH!!! Putting me in this thing is sort of a joke on the part of Cassie Walder who "assigned" me to it. (Don’t worry, gentle reader, she’ll pay for this.)
I’ll be teamed up with Ernie the Angler and Ashley McMillan. My instincts tell me Ashley will be the one to watch today. For one thing she’s our Devils Lake reporter, so she lives and works in the Lake Region. That should help–somehow. But also because last year Casey Wonnenberg, the only woman fishing in media tournament, embarrassed the living daylights out of the men by winning the derby. Her cat weighed in at 173 pounds, or something like that.
Anyway, I’ll be five hours in a boat on the Red River. FIVE HOURS!!!!! Pray for me. Did I mention I don’t fish? dId I also mention Walder will pay for this?