Today was one of those days. I had marshaled the last three days, and was tickled PINK that my hubby was going out to marshal on Championship Sunday. Donning my favorite pink flipflops, pink t-shirt and my 2015 Bassmaster Marshal cap from The Sabine River tournament, I grabbed a big cup of coffee and drove him over to find out what pro he was paired with and to see him off. BIG cup of coffee....something I wouldn't do if I knew I was going out all day.
To make a long story short, Tommy Biffle's marshal was busy with a stomach problem, and I jumped on the chance to go out again.
Now, I know what you're thinking. I wish I had a dollar for every time I was asked, "what do you do if you have to go the the bathroom while you're out there?" The truth is, I don't ever have to, because I prepare starting the day before. I hydrate really well and quit drinking at 6:30 pm. Then on tournament day I sip on a smart water. " But, my reply is usually, "The same way I go when I'm out in my boat." But seriously, I keep a 1 pound Foldiers coffee can in my go bag just in case.
Oh, about that BIG cup of coffee.... it's 2:38 and I haven't had to "go there!"
In the meantime, I've learned a lot, per usual, and I learned this about Mr. Biffle; he's the kind of guy that will give you half his sandwich, and talk about fishing strategy, and loan you sunscreen.... at the very least if you're wearing pink flip flops and know a lot about Lake Conroe.
Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Gwen Reed