Trying to stay up all day, until I go over to my grandmothers and help her with some stuff around the house. It started storming this morning, which will add to the break of the heat wave we've been experiencing here. That's nice. I like storms.
I've been in a strange mood. My dad and both my brother's are heading to Chicago for a few days, so I'll get the house to myself. I decided that I was going to clean up a it, and move some advances on a girl that I know. We've been friends for a while, she's back for a little while before she starts a teaching job. She also informed a mutual friend that she was going to enjoy herself for the time she was back. Which was a green light for my advances. All signs pointed to go, but I got inexplicably shut down when I tried to move a little more forward, past the flirty talk and make-out session. Not trying to facilitate anything complex, my read was that she was into me, and I just wanted to see where it went from there. Apparently it's going nowhere to be found. But whatever. We'll see how it pans out.
So, my cheap hobby has become infuriating due to the shift towards late summer. I have not caught any goddamn fish in the past two and a half weeks. And the last time I caught a fish, it was a goddamn freshwater Drum, colloquially known as a Sheepshead. They're considered garbage fish. I enjoy just catching fish, so anything that puts up a little fight is welcome, but the sheepshead was no real issue. The problem is that all the desirable fish have moved mid-shelf in deeper water, or are seeking heavy cover in deeper areas. And, limited to a canoe, it is difficult to find them for a few reasons: 1.) the canoe doesn't fit on top of my car, so I have to use the car my brother drives. But he drives it constantly. 2.) by this point, most of the shore fishing spots are saturated with people, most of whom get up a little earlier than me. 3.) Algae blooms. Southern Wisconsin lakes have issues with algae in summer, which can lead to beach closures and such. The algae cover comes in close to shore, pushing the fish further from shore. So without reliable boat access, I may be SOL until either my brother is off to college, or the weather cools and draws the fish closer. I even went to my go to bait, leeches, and came up empty. In an area that was supposed to be clutch. So I've been scouring DNR maps finding DNR managed land, which is public access, and allows me to do whatever I want there within regulations. Which includes fishing.
it seems that everyone enjoyed the Wu-tang/Fugazi mash-up featured on my last blog post. Which is awesome. Because both those artists are amazing. And together, they are amazing. But, I can't have consistently awesome tracks all the time, so here's something a little different. The Gun Club - "Fire Spirit." I've been listening to this album a lot recently. Forefathers of the punk blues movement. And fucking great.
And expect a more thorough, insightful post tomorrow. I've got some stuff to rant about, but my brain is too strange to put everything together right now.