I'm done promising seafood for dinner. All too often lately I've failed to provide, despite my best assurances. For a while there I was catching so many fish and giving so much of it away to family and friends that it started to be 'expected' of me. And turning up to some of these people and saying 'sorry, I tried my best but they just weren't biting' has resulted in some stares of disbelief, that looked a lot like 'who did you give the fish away to instead'? After a few good weeks early in the season, some of these guys just figured I always catch worthy table fish - more than I need.
So not only am I more reluctant to say things like 'I'll try and catch dinner for you' I'm also reluctant to guarantee fish. And recently I've been put in positions where the catch had to be a sure thing.
That said, I may yet provide some xmas fodder, but won't be heading out with that in mind. Sad thing is, I'd like to be able to make that guarantee, because without it, it means some of these guys will often just go and buy fish instead (because their hearts were set on it). And thats fine and all, but I won't eat commercially caught fish of any kind, so if thats whats served up for dinner, I'll be going without. Here's hoping for turkey...
Speaking of which, if you eat enough Turkey, it can get you high. It contains the basic ingredients of Tryptophan, which is an illegal (but effective) anti-depressant. Basially, it does what prozac and ecstacy do for you, although you might need to eat a whole bird to feel a thing (maybe more). Don't tell that to the FDA, though, because then it'll be banned like Tryptophan, and imagine a US thanksgiving or Aussie xmas without it! How depressing!!!
Nothing worse in this world than a drug that can't be mass produced and taxed in the same way that prescription drugs can be... in the eyes of our corporate overloards, that is. Make mine a turkey bartender!!!