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One of those days...

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Ever had one of them days where you woke up refreshed before the alarm clock went off. When you went to the kitchen and breakfast was made and sitting under the warmer on a warm plate and the wife was already gone for the day. You go out and start the truck and you are already pointed in the direction of your first errand. You hit every light on a green and a car pulls out of a first row parking space at the store just in time for you to pull in. You enter the store just as the bakery is passing out free donuts just minutes from the oven. You pass the meat dept. just as they are putting porterhouse steaks at half price out in the cooler. A pretty girl winks at you in Dairy and when you turn around there is no one behind you and she really was winking at you. You make it to checkout and find out you are the stores winning customer and you get a 100.00 gift card and your groceries are bagged and carried to your truck. Ever had one of them days when you go to the car wash and find a stack of quarters and time left on the hose.

Ever had one of them days when you go to the express line at the bank and there really is someone there who knows what they are doing. Later in the day the cable guy shows up at 1pm when the appointment was from 1 till 5 he then upgrades all your wiring for free, and is done in 30 minutes cuz the head linesmen is working with him that day. Ever had one of them days that you are halfway though and realize that nothing is sore on you. Ever have one of those days when your bud calls and says he won a 4 day flyin fishing trip for two and you are the first person he called and you are free that weekend, Ever had one of them days?.....me neither.

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Had a nice weekend trip planned to fish pannies a few weeks ago so I left work in a hurry. Left my cell phone on my desk and didn't notice until I was 10 minutes/ almost a-third the way home so I want to make a left to hurry back and get my phone so I can leave for my trip and the guy in front of me is hemming and hawing and finally decides to go thru the yellow/red and I'm flustered so I go through too - which I never do usually - and there waiting for me to go through....the coppers...and he U-turns to nab me and won't take my sob story and now I'm $115 poorer plus gotta take an online traffic school course. And on the way to fishing I stop at the casino and lose $300 trying to recoup my ticket cost and worst of all the weekend fishing stunk!

Ever have one of those days? I did.

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Just yesterday I had one of those days smirk.gif I begged to get let out of work early even though we're busy as heck because a girl I dated in HS was in Brainerd for a couple days and wanted me to come visit her. I left work, picked my son up from daycare and went to gas up. I figured, "Full tank and discount on a wash, might as well.." After the car wash was through I went to start the truck and be on my way. Turned over and over and over and I thought, "Oh no. Not again." Yep. Again. The fuel pump is out. I just changed it during the 100 degree heat wave we had this Summer and for some odd reason, bad karma. So I call my brother at work and he says it'll be a bit before he can tow me. I need a vehicle to use til I fix the fuel pump again and happen to see a car lot not far from where I am. So I grab the kid and head over there. I end up buying an 83 Dodge Diplomat for $850. I go back to the car wash and see my truck is in the way a bit so I try to push it away. Twang goes my back. So, now not only is my truck broken and I'm out 850 I don't really have, but now every time I move wrong I get the wind kicked out of me. Splendid day. I was really looking forward to seeing her again too. She got hot! wink.gif

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Nah, I've never had one of those days either, but I've had some good one! Yesterday was one of them...got to hook up with my middle son and go fishing.

It was a beauty of a day and the colors of late fall, the golds, yellows and browns were excellent in the sunshine.

We seen hawks, turkeys, deer, swans, pheasants and a bunch of other wildlife that seemed to be enjoying the day as much as we were.

We got to our fishing spot and after a little trial and error, figured out how to get into the walleyes, which we proceeded to do. Not a whole bunch, we landed 5 and not really big, up to 21 inches, but we had a ball in between!

We got some huge carp that snarfled in fathead minnows and gave us a rush...2 in the 10-12 pound range and one a tad smaller, bullhead, crappie, sunnie and northern rounded out the day....a 10 pound carp on 4 pound test and an ultralight rod is ultra hard to land, but we did!

We beat the evening traffic back into town, and we even won on a scratch off. Hit more then 50% of the lights, didn't experience any road rage, didn't get shot and made it to the polling booth on time. Pretty good day I'd say!

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Every day I wake up it is one those days. Beats the alternative!

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That is the way we should all look at life, but it's not always easy. I'm looking for one of those days where I see "da turdy pointer" and he offers me a good shot with my bow and I drop him in his tracks.

Have a good day guys,

Walleyedan

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Cable guy showing up on time???? NO WAY!! NEVER going to happen ..

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ShawnnyB

aka Your friendly "head linesman" cable guy...

Hey I wasnt at your house on Tuesday was I? .....no wait that was a 5-9 and I was there at 5 Nm

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    • delcecchi
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      I'm a local and yes we boycott the place. Friends have been told that they aren't wanted there that they only want the tourist business. Wife and I boat to Wolf Bay when we go out. We live 2 miles from the landing and wish it was still run by Jack.
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