Scratching my own funny bone for shits and giggles. Lampooning books, music and being a single woman over 40. Recording observations with an almost Seinfeldian obsession for the minutiae of life. Things can get sweary around here. You understand.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Well at least I will be this weekend. I'm off to Hervey Bay for a deep sea fishing trip and I'm both excited and scared shitless. The last time I went fishing I was a scrawny kid with a hand reel. This time it's serious men's business in the middle of the ocean. Sharks were mentioned...which served to strenghten my resolve: I would live in a life-jacket for the entire weekend and not drink a drop! Thankfully I've been working out with weights for the last year so hauling in the fish shouldn't be too much of a problem. I'll see you guys next Monday with (hopefully!) some happy snaps of me and some...well...snapper. Any seasoned fishermen out there care to share some useful advice?


YsambartCourtin said...

First of all - have fun!

Next - Roll with the boat, don't try and stay still and upright. You won't win, and you'll just feel worse. Go with the flow. Properly sharpened filleting knives are razor lazers - take care.

Natalia the Russian Spy said...

BART: Hey thanks man! Didn't know about the 'rolling with it' theory.

Anonymous said...

Good fishing Nat.

Dr Yobbo said...

Good luck and good fishwranglage. Am doubtful about the whole 'not drinking a drop' though, that sounds like an ill-considered stratagem.

Natalia the Russian Spy said...

BANG: Hopefully I'll live to tell the tale!

YOBS: I know...I'll probably review that upon being tied down to the deck.

Nautilus said...

Take the sea sickness tablets BEFORE you get on-board. It's too late after.

Dr Yobbo said...

NAUT LIVES!!!???!!!1!!1!!theintegeroneinplaceofexclamationmarkinordertoconveydisbelief!!!

Dr Yobbo said...

Sorry, got over excited.

Dude. Where you bin?

Bondiboy66 said...

I take it you have been studying 'Jaws' as a reference for deep-sea fishing? Good.

With that in mind, make sure your boat captain is not a grumpy old ex-navy pisspot. And if he gets eaten, be sure and shove an air tank in the shark's mouth and shoot it. Oh, and an ability to swim long distances is a plus.


Natalia the Russian Spy said...

BONDI: I have desperately been trying to keep images of that movie outta my head. Man I could slap you right now!!!

YOB: Don't you worry...I was just as excited to see the old boy!

NAUT: Honey...darling...sweetie! Washappenin'????

yankeedog said...

And the Yank gave unto Natalie these commandments:

1) Thou shalt have fun!
2) Thou shalt be careful, for the creatures of the sea are larger than the neighborhood bluegill.
3) Thou shalt have a beer, for in truth 'tis not fishing without beverages.
4) Thou shalt provide images of the trip and the catch to show the congregation.
5) Thou shalt lie as necessary about 'the one that got away'.
6) Thou shalt add 30 cm to the length of each fish caught, for it is the way of all fishers.
7) Thou shalt save a fish to eat, for catch and release is kin to hunting a bear with a TASER.
8) Thou shalt wear a funny hat to block the rays of the sun.
9) Thou shalt scratch oneself and belch as necessary to fit in with the rest of the group.
10) Thou shalt come back rested and refreshed!

Yea. I have spoken!

Anonymous said...

V jealous.


Steve said...

If you yammy over the side of the boat, you've provided your own bait. Fish in that spot.

Don't drink anything with too much hops. The bitterness going down the throat is awesome, but it's less so coming back up, should you yammy.

And how could you not know about rolling with it? Steve Winwood has been encouraging us to do it for over 2 decades!

Flinthart said...


Vomit is great berley. Steve's right: fish where you puke.

Other than that, have a good time. Fishing is great.

Natalia the Russian Spy said...

YANKEE: Yes almighty FATHER!

STEVE: Yammy...brilliant!

ABE: Nothing like some sea-air for me sea-legs...working like a sea-dog...err....

FLINT: Fish Where You Puke...maybe well be my new mantra.

Domestic Daze said...

Advice? Enjoy! That's the best adivce I can give.

Anneal said...

spit on your's supposed to be good luck or something

Steve said...

Don't use that same mantra for dating. Men whom you attract by puking will rarely be keepers. Unless they're paramedics or doctors.

Moko said...

You going deep sea fishing!?....I love you.

Any advice?....DOOD, take a camera. Whales there too.

Barnesm said...

Have a wonderful time, you might want to do a bit of research before you go out fishing.

In the pitcure you posted with this blog entry. You do know they aren't fish right?

Barnesm said...

Have a wonderful time, you might want to do a bit of research before you go out fishing.

In the pitcure you posted with this blog entry. You do know they aren't fish right?

Steve said...

Barnes, maybe Natalie is just uber-optimistic.

Natalia the Russian Spy said...

She's ALIVE! Made it back land the wobbles. Writing up the experience now.

BARNESM: They aren't??? No wonder I couldn't catch one!

MOKO: I did but I failed to buy a new memory card and could only get about ten snaps...SPEWIN'!

STEVE: I caught some BIG bastards...don't you worry about that...and saw some of those big fish in the picture ;-)

ANNEAL: I still smell like fish...

DD: Oh I certainly did m'lady!

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