My boatOctober 17, 2008
From the title you probably think I have a boat. I don’t. I do however work next to a bridge that has a set of locks, so on a nice day it opens every hour on the hour to let boats through. I usually try to time my lunch so I can watch the boats go through and they come in many shapes and sizes.
Earlier this week as I was watching them go through I began reading the names on the back, and it occurred to me that many people name their boats things with a double meaning. For example I just recently saw the movie Fool’s Gold and the name of his boat was “Booty Call.” It had a double meaning because, well, he was a treasure hunter, and he liked extracurricular bedroom activities, though seemingly more in the library than the bed. Back to topic.
All of this got me thinking about what I would name my boat if I had one, and it didn’t take me long to figure it out! I would name my boat “Nothin’ But Net” and have an image of a fish in a net, similar to a basketball going through a hoop. For those of you that know me it’s the perfect double meaning. I’m a huge basketball fan (one meaning of the phrase) but then there’s the fishing phrase also of putting the fishin the net.
I’m sure this seems completely random, but I thought it was rather witty. What do you think?
If you had a boat, what would you name it?