It was my fourth trip down to Dave's house on the Rivah and, as usual, I had a good time. He was serving as mate on Capt. Billy's "Liquid Assets" so there were seven of us fishing, and for six hours I don't think there was a time when someone didn't have a fish on his line. They were mostly blues but there were rockfish too. Although there were small craft warnings for the Chesapeake that day, the boat weathered the conditions well.
Three of the other anglers I hadn't fished with before, but like Dave's other friends they were easy to get along with. Two of them were UVA sports fans, and since Maryland and Virginia were playing that day there was the usual good natured trash-talking aimed at me. I listened to the end of the game on the radio while driving home.
Had a good day on my second trip to the stretch of river east of Thurmont. Caught some small bass and large fallfish (one of them was probably the largest I've ever caught) and many bream. Hooked a very large smallmouth bass who threw the hook on his third jump. I frequently laugh aloud when a fish jumps, and I did so each time for this one. He was only about eight feet away when he got free, so it was almost as if I landed him. Used a B&B fly for all these. Switched to a bullet-head darter and hooked another smallie who jumped once and then got off. Put on a bead head marabou streamer and got more bream and fallfish.
Unseasonably warm. Water levels 1.71 at Bridgeport and 1.26 at Frederick.
I'm taking a course in the English department which is described as rehearsed table reads of British plays. After the rehearsals, the plays are publically performed on stage pretty much like a standard play except the actors can read from their scripts. They aren't expected to memorize their lines, and sets and props are minimal.
I've never acted in my life, but I took on a role in a 2007 play by Nicholas Wright titled The Reporter which we put on yesterday. Mine wasn't a starring role, but it was significant- I played the reporter's boss, a BCC executive. The action is in the 1960's, and since men's clothing doesn't change very much my costume was business wear from my closet.