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Last night, when my brother was at Boy Scouts, me and my dad went fishing off of this pier near our Downtown area. We had two fishing poles and a type of net that you drop off into the ocean and then when you pull it up you have a chance of catching something.

The first time we used the net, it didn’t have any bait on it. While we were waiting to bring up the net, we used our fishing poles and then realized it would be near impossible to catch anything because we were using the wrong kind of bait, (Eels instead of shrimp!). After we put the poles away, we brought up the net for the first time. Nothing.

My dad had brought little pieces of chicken to tie onto the net so we tried that. We lugged up the net and caught a little soft shell crab, which are everywhere in Florida. We picked it up in the net and dropped it back into the water.

We did it one more time to see if we could catch a fish. Instead, we pulled up the biggest crab I’d ever seen! We got it out of the net and let it scurry around the pier for some time, snapping it’s claws at us when we wagged our fingers in its’ face. Finally when we decided to set it free, we tried to get the crab into the net, but it would not get in it! Scared that the crab might get run over by the cars driving down the pier, my dad picked it up in his index and thumb finger. Just as he was walking to the ledge, it bit him! (By “bit” I mean pinched him with its’ claws, we just call it a bite.) This caused my dad to slam the crab on the ground out of reflex. Afterwards, I think the crab was kind of stunned since he was still alive and moving, but he was much more eager to get in the water again. Now, my dad has a huge chunk of his thumb missing,

A Picture of my dad's thumb after a crab bit him.

The picture is kind of grainy, but the bite is really deep into his thumb.

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Woo! Personally, I’m so glad that the U.S. Supreme Court up held the new Healthcare law! I think that this will help a ton of people in the United States.

This is how I found out;

http://nbcpolitics.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/28/12457822-supreme-court-upholds-health-care-law?lite


I took these while it was storming a few days ago,

Rain falling into buckets on my back porch

Rain falling into buckets on my back porch.

Rain

Rain on my steps.

Rain falling from the gutters

Rain falling from the gutters.

It seems to have stopped raining for a while, but the weathers channels are still predicting rain all week.


Rain is pouring

It makes the day

Boring

Stay in the house?

Not even the mouse

Wants to do that

Not during the Summer

When the sun is brighter

And it’s out longer

Except when it rains



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