You’re wondering where this is all going, aren’t you? “Is Kathy fishin’ for compliments?” you’re thinking. “What cheek! Shame on her! Hope she doesn’t catch any today.”
OK, maybe you’re hoping I catch my limit today, as in lake trout. You can keep five around here as long as they are 15″ long. If it’s a Northern Pike compliment, you can keep two.
If you catch a burbot–also known as a lawyer–it’s open season. No limits on compliments there, although some folks can’t bring themselves to eat ’em. Some folks call them lawyers because they are eel-like, slimy and crooked.
Truly, folks, I’m not really fishin’ for compliments.
But you could be.
If you decide to play along with an exciting new photo contest. Karma (over there at Karma’s When I Feel Like It Blog) features photo hunts most months. October’s photo hunt is for idioms.
You don’t hunt idioms with bows and arrows. Nope, not with muskets or guns. You hunt with your camera and your noggin’.
First you come up with an idiom. Everyone knows what an idiom is, right? It’s like the saying “Fishing for Compliments.” They are a set or more of ordinary words which mean something different from the literal meanings of the individual words.
The deadline is October 31st. That’s Halloween. You have until Monday to participate.
Thanks, everyone, who chooses to fish. I mean hunt. I mean play. Hope you get lots of compliments–or at least have lots of fun!