Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Cold is Getting to Them

I'm not sure what in the name of entertainment would make 3 perfectly sane (well almost perfectly sane) Minnesotans bundle up, drive out to the lake, fill up a little sled with jiggle sticks, tackle boxes, 5-gallon buckets (with cushions, of course!), and an ice auger, and get out of the nice warm car, fill the little sled full of gear, drag it way out onto the frozen lake, make a coupla holes in the ice, and sit on their buckets and look at the holes - for a long time.

A long, freezing cold time.

A long, freezing cold, boring time.

Why would any sane Minnesotan do that?

I'm guessing DearHusband's wondering the same thing:

I like to fish and all, but I don't like to fish that much.

Nobody should like to fish that much.

They didn't catch anything.

Not even a cold.


Emily H. said...

Well, at least they didn't catch a cold.

You Minnesotans...

Elizabeth said...

What amazing photos !

It is a balmy 8 degrees C here :-)

-C said...

DearHusband took the photos with his cell phone - and he took the photo of himself accidentally!

I'm glad to know we're not the only ones freezing - 'tis the season, I guess.

I have wondered about you lately, noting that you haven't posted in a bit. I hope all is well.

s-p said...

That's insane. You fish from a boat or standing on a rock on the shore. In shorts. With a beer. If you have to bring your worm out of cyrogenic hibernation to put it on the hook you're doing it wrong...plain and simple.

Mrs. Inqvist said...

We are crawling with these same type of insane people up here wher ice fishing is the peak of entertainment right now and we are selling beer like there's no tomorrow. Can you imagine?

-C said...

They're nuts!