Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Delightful Discoveries - Gone Fishin' 09.28.10

I love to go fishing, although I haven't been in years! And yep, I can bait my own hooks with nightcrawlers, and don't mind taking the fish off the hook, but... don't ask me to eat anything I've caught! At least not if you're expecting me to gut and clean and fillet the critters! Yes, it turns out I'm a wimp when it comes to the "now that I've caught it, what do I do with it," part of fishing. Can't kill 'em, can't clean 'em. Which may be why I can't find anyone to go fishing with!

I was trying to think of something fun to do for today's post - something a little different that maybe I hadn't done before. Wow, that narrowed the field a bit. And then it came to me - how about jokes and riddles? I haven't done those on my blog before... at least I don't remember doing any! So, along with my marine life marvels, I'll be including some fun jokes and riddles that mention fish or fishing! You'll be able to find the answers by clicking and dragging your cursor across the line directly below the riddle! Enjoy - but be forewarned, some of these are real groaners :)

Two fellows are out fishing on the lake. A hearse and funeral procession passed the boat on a nearby road. One of the fellows stands up and holds his fishing hat over his heart as the hearse passes. His buddy comments, "Gee Harry, that was really nice and respectful." Harry replies, "It's the least I can do. After all, we were married for 40 years."

Bucket Hat - Reversible - Wishes for Fishes by FernHollowFinds

Q: Why did the whale cross the road?
A: To get to the other tide!

Whale charm necklace in antiqued brass by pearlatplay

Q: How do you communicate with a fish?
A: You drop it a line!

Angel Fish And Seahorse Dish by Mymothersgarden

Q: Why are fish cleverer than humans?
A: Ever seen a fish spend a fortune
trying to hook a human?

Q: How did the fish’s tail get stuck in the anchor chain?
A: It was just a fluke!

Q: Why are fish so gullible?
A: They fall for things
hook, line and sinker!

Q: What is the difference between a catfish and a lawyer?
A: One is a bottom-dwelling, scum-sucking scavenger and the other is a fish!
(My apologies to my brother-in-law and my nephew!)

Aqua Shell and Silver Fish Charm Jewelry Set - Gone Fishin' by MysticWynd

Q: How many fishermen does it take to change a light bulb?
A: One, but you should have seen the bulb, it must have been THIS big.

Half Yard - Vibrant Tropical Fish from LindaSFabricStash
(How fun is this print?!?)

Q: What did the fish say when he hit the concrete wall?
A: Dam!

Swim Little Fishies... by ArtEffectsGlass (Independent)

Q: To whom do fish go to borrow money ?
A: The loan shark!

A blonde wanted to go ice fishing, so after getting all of the right tools, she headed toward the nearest frozen lake. After getting comfy on her stool she started to cut a circular hole in the ice. Then from the heavens a voice boomed, ''THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE.'' Startled, the blonde moved further down the ice, poured a thermos of hot chocolate and started to cut yet another hole in the ice. The voice boomed, ''THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE.'' This time quite scared, the blonde moved to the far end of the ice. Then she started another hole and once again the voice said, ''THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE.'' The very scared blonde raised her head and said, ''Is that you, Lord?'' The voice answered, ''NO. IT IS THE MANAGER OF THE ICE RINK.'

Handmade Soap - Goat's Milk - Pear Basil Framed Fish by neatTreats

One day while driving home from his fishing trip in the pouring rain, a man got a flat tire outside a monastery.

A monk came out and invited him inside to have dinner and spend the night. The motorist accepted. That night he had a wonderful dinner of fish and chips.

He decided to compliment the chef. Entering the kitchen, he asked the cook, "Are you the fish friar?"

"No," the man replied, "I'm the chip monk."

Rainbow Mermaid Bookmark Silver Fish Charms Glass Fishies by waterwaif

Q: Why did the lobster blush?
A: Because the sea weed!

Fish and Seahorse Tile Clock by RFForeverClocks**

Okay stop groaning, I warned you that some of the jokes were bad! I hope you enjoyed them anyway :) Just like I hope you enjoyed all of these great fish themed beauties. You should have seen the ones that got away though! Actually there's some truth in that statement - a couple of pieces that had been nominated were sold in the interim, so they really did get away!

Here in the desert Southwest, there was a time in this country's history when copper was king - and tomorrow, I'll take you on a journey to find out a little more about this metal and showcase some amazing artistry using this rich red metal. So be sure to stop on by - and to anyone who would like to show off their favorite handmade or vintage coppery goodness, please click here for the submission form to e-mail me the link!!

Everyone have a great day... and remember ladies -

Give a man a fish and he has food for a day; teach him how to fish and you can get rid of him for the entire weekend. ~Zenna Schaffer

**designates an undiscovered or underdiscovered shop


LindaS said...

love the one about the fish hitting the wall LOL!

Midnightcoiler said...

These fishy items are great! Love your fish stories too- lots of fun.
Thanks for showing my sharks teeth!

My Mother's Garden said...

What a fun fishy post! Some great finds here. I really like the soap and mermaid bookmark! Thanks for sharing my angel fish dish. :) ~Karrita

Vicki said...

Great finds!

Nicole said...

Wonderful finds! I love all the jokes and quotes! Especially the one about teaching a man to fish!

Anonymous said...

What great finds!! Love it!

Patti said...

This is one of the cutest blog posts I've seen! I'm smiling already and it's early in the morning! My little angel fish is so happy to be here!

Reborn As Art said...

This is such a fun post! I love these whimsical fish finds!

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