Oh thank heaven, it is the year '07! Here goes.....first of all for all the newer members of the board, this will be an explanation of the Pizza Conspiracy Meetings. The winter months bring out the best and worst of most folks. To honor this condition, a number of folks are known to gather at a place called Jimmy's Pizza and Subs at the base of the Lesner at the Crab Creek Ramp. We gather there to harass each other, meet new folks and generally tell lies about our accomplishments or lack thereof. We practice the art of embellishing our deeds so that they no longer become the works of mortal men but rather the art of Fishing Gods!.
There are no officers....and certainly no Gentlemen, ......women and children are free to attend but must be aware that this is a group of the most misbegotten men on the planet. They are the men of Tidal Fish and intrepid female anglers or companions. There is no agenda other than fellowship. Controversies are to be left at the door along with any weapons of mass destruction. Smokers, drinkers and fornicators are allowed to attend. Liars are the most welcome of the human species.
The only rule is to come prepared to meet, greet, eat, and generally have some fun and fellowship with your fellow Tidal Fish members. Some absences may occur through household obligations. Some may be intrepid enough to still want to fish, but generally we try to choose days that are generally unfit for reasonable human beings to fish. Some who have enough testosterone in their veins to fish might still choose to come just because they need a transfusion of the kind of joy that one can only get from having both feet planted firmly on the earth while sipping a Corona and eating some Pizza while spinning yarns with nautical types.
So.....their are no forms to fill out, no obligatory opening ceremonies, no Robert's Rules of Order...just please yourself in the manner of your own choosing...you remain the Captains of your ship!
On a more unpleasant note.......Rod Stewart will be unable to attend. He found out that Jimmy's does not carry Foster's and that there wouldn't be any young, nubile, half naked blondes as we originally had planned.
Finally, if you would be so kind as to post your intentions...this helps me to prepare our hosts for an expected number of guests so that they can service us properly with adequate nourishment and have the bathroom clean!
See you there.....Saturday....whatever day in January that works out to be....27th?...who cares.....starting about 11-11:30 am and finishing whenever we tire of each others company!
I just got off the phone with Bob Stuhlman of the VA Beach Anglers Club and we agreed not to postpone their deep drop trip on Saturday quite yet but it does not look good with the predicted offshore wind forecast. If Saturday's charter is postponed I will be there for my 1st ever VA Beach Pizza Meeting!
Treat this virgin gently! I'll let you know for sure around noon tomorrow when I hear back for sure from Bob.
I SURE wish I could make this one Tom. With appearances by Grumpy Smurf (hopefully), the Hairy, Viagra-laced Plumber, and Cap't Croakerhead, not to mention the Doc himself, a good time is guaranteed! Please take some pics, but if Tim and Jim get in a warm embrace, BURN THE CAMERA!
I just got off the phone with Darren and he informed me of the nuances of the "hairy plumber" reference. That, and reading this thread...I need a shower...EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!
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