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Got to be Canadian

Read an article this morning on the Canadian Nightcrawlers vs. European.   Canadian is bigger?  Not sure there is a difference between a European Nightcrawler and an American Nightcrawler; no mention of the good ol USA crawler in the article.    Here is my latest experience with the Canadian big worm……….the ones you buy at Wal-Mart ain’t so big……..yes we say ain’t in Missouri.

I won’t be getting Canadian Crawlers from Wal-Mart again.   I made this purchase about 4 weeks ago and they were a very disappointing 3 inches long when I opened the carton.  That maybe okay for kids fishing for pan fish……..but I’m looking for Cat and Bass.

You can get a nice big juicy American Crawler in your back yard and you don’t have to go deep in the turf to find them.  You can find them crawling around your yard after a nice little rain shower as well.

Don’t have a spot in your yard you can dig?  Take a small spade (shovel) to the river or lake, turnover some soil on the bank and touche!   Gold!!!   Don’t dig up your city or county park though!!!

Yes, I’m going fishing; after I go turn the spade in our flower garden.   American Crawlers can not be beat.

This is a hell of a lot more fun than talking politics.    Can you picture Rachel Maddow fishing?   Just asking…………


photo from “Breaking News”; Hollywood Life

Everything is now good in Sergio’s world.   He has been playing on the PGA tour/(and European) for many years, with as much talent as anyone; only to go majorless, until now.  Finally, Sergio Garcia is a major Champion, a champion of the elitist of all, “The Masters”.

All is great in Sergio’s world.   He is to marry a beautiful Texan.  He is in love.  He plays the game he loves, and now has one of the championships that has always alluded him.   If an American was not to win, I wanted Sergio to win.   His expression of happiness on the 18th green (the first playoff hole), will be a classical moment in sports.   Sergio did this on what would have been the 60th birthday of his hero, fellow countryman (Spain) Seve Ballesteros.    Touche to Justin Rose, a great sport.

Well done, congratulations to Sergio Garcia.


ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-Leaders of the group hoping to bring Major League Soccer to St. Louis are taking their message directly to voters. Dave Peacock and Jim Kavanaugh will be promoting soccer stadium funding again tonight. It’s a Town Hall Forum at 6:30 p.m. at St. Raphael the Archangel Church in south St. Louis. Supporters…

via MLS Town Hall meeting Thursday in south city —

If any city in the US should have soccer it is St. Louis.

Gone fishing……..

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Went fishing with some new fishing gear this morning on the banks of the Missouri near St. Charles, MO.   It was a beautiful day…….temps in the 40s (about 37 degrees when I started), sun shining.   Lets just say I broke in the new equipment.  Came home empty…….hardly a nibble.

Otherwise, a perfect morning!   Thank you Lord!



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I’ve been going to St. Louis Blues games from the beginning of the franchise (1967).   Many of the those years in the old building, the Arena, then when is was called the Checkerdome…and now Scottrade.    One of the greatest nights of Blue’s Hockey took place last evening and I shared it with my daughter, who hadn’t been to a game since she was little, my son-in-law attending his first Blue’s game and my significant-other, we’ve been often.  Bobby Plager, had his number 5 raised to the rafters alongside his brother’s, Barclay Plager (number 8).

It was a beautiful, well deserved and long over-due ceremony.   The Blues did it with class! Bobby spoke to the crowd, and in typical Bobby Plager fashion praised the organization, his former teammates, fans and family.  The best moment, when they raised # 5, about half-way up, # 8 was lowered alongside # 5 and together they finished the ascension to the top.

We’ve met Bobby a number of times at his sports bar and grill (Bobby’s Place), he is kind and enjoyable to be around; unlike many sports celebrities today.  Thank you Bobby!

I’ll end it there, where Bobby Plager belongs… the top next to his beloved brother Barclay.



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No, I didn’t want the subject of Medicare to be my Arlin Report Thought of the Day post.  So, it is not…..besides, its become more than a daily thought.   I have reached the time of my life I am approaching 65.   I have to sign up for Medicare.  I have an appointment set for next month with a so-called Medicare/retirement planner.  Right there sounds like an, “invest with me” trap.   Actually, she is only going to advise me on how to approach this.  When do I have to give up my health insurance with my employer (if at all) and all kinds of questions.  I have also been giving retirement more thought as well.   Not this year but probably, or possibly next year at 66.  I don’t feel and I have been told I don’t look that old.  Good!

Ahhh….RETIREMENT!    🙂   What to do……?

  1.  More golf!   definite   (When I was a kid a friend of mine and I would go play golf, take our fishing rods, throw a line in the lake with chicken liver, let it set…..go play a few holes of golf and check the lines when we came back around).   We caught fish and played golf.
  2. Oh, I must be approaching retirement, am going to Bass Pro Shop today to buy a new (a couple) of fishing rod and reels.  I haven’t fished (except for the deep-sea fishing trip last spring)  in years.   Gotta put some food on the table (retirement money saver)!  Can take the grandkids fishing (even the lone granddaughter).  There are 2 that probably won’t learn to fish unless they go with Grandpa.
  3. Did I say more golf??
  4. Part time job…….possibly, I don’t know (whats the point in retiring)?
  5. Honey do’s (I’ve been told there will be some).  Maybe I retire at 67……….kidding.
  6. Some travel……..with the clubs and fishing equipment of course.
  7. To be determined…….some things must be left open!!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Retirement:   A chance to re-live your childhood…..but get it right!