Thursday, April 4, 2013

Whatever floats your boat

Be happy.
In my reality, there is nothing more important than happiness. And happiness can be a fickle thing, so however you can find it (within reason), go for it with everything you've got.
I recently recalled judging a childhood friend and his family for having a run-down house with buckled siding,  cracked walls and messy rooms, but an excellent Bose sound system and all the TimeLife CD collections you can imagine. I thought their priorities were twisted, and I shook my mushy-brained adolescent head.
But now I have a plain, old, small, stained-carpet dead-grass-yard garage-free townhouse in a blighted neighborhood, nine fly rods and reels, eights pairs of Simms waders, and two rafts.
The second raft hasn't hit the water yet, but with a little luck it will this weekend. A brand-new Outcast PAC 1300 on a brand-new Adams raft trailer (the lights even work!) is sitting in my driveway, yearning for water.
Don't judge me - I am a (happy) fly fisher.

6 comments:

Kevin Frank said...

I think this is a post we can all relate too. That looks like a nice boat. I have been trying to find the perfect rig for awhile with out going broke. I'm still looking. I like the idea of an inflatable because I don't have the room to store a yak.

Joshua Bergan said...

Yeah, I'll be paying for this for awhile, but I cannot imagine regretting it... Obviously craigslist is a place to look for deals...

Tim Gerke said...

I understand everything but the 8 pairs of waders. Really? Why?

Joshua Bergan said...

I used to work at Simms and they sell them CHEAP at employee sales. So I stocked up for the rest of my life, but now I lost weight and only one pair really fits...

Joshua Bergan said...

Factory seconds and rental returns, to be clear.

Tiago said...

Boats are great for having a enjoyable breack out from comun live when you are fed up of everything. Last summer I traveled to Argentina and I have in buenos aires rent a boat to sail the La Plata River. I was sailing when I discovered a neighborhood in the suburbs called "El delta", it is a entire hood buildt over small islands and connected by channels (as Venice but far more wild and green), and it is great because it was only 30 min away from Buenos Aires center. Of course I rented a house in there and stayed in the river for the rest of my holidays.