Friday, November 30, 2007

Mas Shrimp - Still Being SPI Happy

Funny we were just talking at the dinner table about the shrimp here on SPI, and everybody thought I hated them. I like shrimp! I'm going to have shrimp at least three times this weekend. We're on a mission from the Big Man.

Now if you can't eat all those French fries, have I got some good things to do like feeding the catfish off Louie's on the bay side or the seagulls on the Gulf side. This is actually very fun - I have figured out that a seagull is much more trainable than a flippin' hard-head catfish. Why, you line up those seagulls and they're right ladies and gentlemen sometimes. Awesome feeling.

Reflecting on the day, I did get a message (blog, phone call, email, who knows) that people who view local SPI stuff on the Internet really don't want to hear about petty politics, crappy economics, and nasty elections. Nope, they want to hear about how much fun we're having while they're not! Just about anywhere, you can walk a few hundred paces and be on one of the best beaches in the world. Want some redfish, just put some waders on, grab a fishing pole, and head a few hundred paces due west! Like kites? We even got those "killer" kites you can fly.

Shells are a little bit of an issue but a trip up north on the beaches - find somebody with a big truck and maybe four wheel drive - can be quite productive. Rumors are that some gold is up there, some buried and some scattered. Mostly I see Winter Texans having a great time fishing, even if they're catching little whitings and a small pompano. Man, these folks are having fun.

And I'm on a major shrimp binge.

3 comments:

Robert said...

Many places have good shrimp, but always the best is at our house, first bought raw at B&A or Quick Stop or Dirty Al's.
Last night we had a shrimp and pasta dish to die for. Shrimp cooked in a skillet with olive oil, garlic, bacon (Quick Stop suggestion), green onions, parsley, white wine. Then tossed onto the pasta. Whooee!
We enjoyed the shrimp tastings with you guys this last weekened.
How is Samantha's leg from the fall?

Sam said...

Big ole black & blue bruise but otherwise the girl is fine. It was fun on our "shrimp binge" of late. But you're right - time for some home cooking now!
sam

joni said...

" people who view local SPI stuff on the Internet really don't want to hear about petty politics, crappy economics, and nasty elections. Nope, they want to hear about how much fun we're having while they're not!"

Amen to that. I think everyday about all the fun I'm missing - then I read the SPI forum and get discouraged. But I know there are too many great people on the island for the negativity to win out over the fun.

I just hope the island never loses it's eclectic, laid back, look and feel - that's why I can't wait to live there full time.

Joni