I got this email from one of the Long Island fishing crew. It made me laugh. It seems like for most of my big trips in recent years I have come down with some sort of bug just prior to leaving. I think I’m good this year, but there is always a chance for things to go horribly wrong before a big trip. Here’s the list of things to watch out for.
- Good advice, y’all.
Just a reminder that for the next week or so you might want to avoid:
- Moving furniture around
- Making that “one last run” down the double black diamond Widow Maker run
- Can lids, knives, glass, razor blades, other sharp objects
- Electricity, lightning and hail larger than a pea
- Proving the steroid-fueled, tattooed gym rats that you can lift anything they can lift (it’s nothing personal if any of you happen to be a steroid-fueled, tattooed gym rat)
- Feeding or taking food away from large carnivorous animals, small carnivorous animals, angry birds, essentially anything meaner than an earthworm
- Bicycling on roads that are still covered in traction gravel, ice or snow
- Trying that new (fill in the blank) ________ restaurant for which you got a coupon from that strange little man with the dreadlocks who was standing outside the pet store
- Large groups of elementary school aged kids
- Un-ergonomically correct body positions and movement while (a) getting your empty bag down from the storage shelf in the garage; (b) lifting and putting the soon to be filled bag which weighs 50 lbs or less into the boot of your ute; and (c) bending over and reaching for anything, even that pencil that rolled off the table, it can stay there until after our trip
Stay safe out there folks!