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I Should Have Done My Hair
Published on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by

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Memorial Day weekend brought me big pain after a small medical procedure meant to help fix a locked facet joint and twisted spine.  That is a whole other blog post, with recent news about my accident pain that I have yet to fully digest… much less swallow.

I was sent away with strict orders.  No weights.  No lifting.  NO CASTING.  As in IT WAS MEMORIAL DAY AND I WASN’T ALLOWED TO CAST MY OWN LINE.  That might have hurt more than anything so far.  It is the little things, when the pain is so big.

Sunday found us on the beach, fishing rods in hand.  Before you fuss, I never broke the rules.  Not ONCE.  (Plus, my mom was there.  I’m just sayin’…)  My son cast for me while I planted my sorry self in a beach chair.


I got a bite!

BUMP…. Yank….

I got one!

When I began to reel, my heart sank just a bit.  A ray.  Feeling the weight at the end of the line, I was certain I had caught a ray.

Knowing I wasn’t allowed to cast or lift, I immediately handed the fishing rod to David.  When the fish was nearly to shore, I saw its size and knew instantly it was something different from what we have ever caught before.

“GIVE ME THAT ROD,” I believe I snarled… bringing in my fish the last few feet.

Long story short, I caught my first black drum.  My biggest fish EVER.

I wasn’t back to the house five minutes before I began sending my fish picture to the TW’s fishing report.  My son refused to let me use the picture of him holding the fish.  “But honey, you look GREAT in that shot.  You cast the line and reeled it in most of the way!”  “Mom, it was YOUR fish.  You hooked it.  You have to send in YOUR shot!”

Looking down at my picture, I hesitated.  You see…. Things work a bit backwards at the beach house.  You wake up and hit the beach, minus what would normally be your shower.  Fish… walk… swim… suntan lotion… it isn’t until the end of the day that you bathe.

Knowing anglers would be looking at the fish rather than the person holding it, I uploaded my shot.

Two weeks later, my son called me.  Jokingly he said, “Mom, you are famous down here!”  “Huh?”  “I went to TW’s and was asked if that was you in the picture on the surf report.  When I said yes, he handed me a local fishing newspaper.  They put your picture in it with the drum!”




When I showed my mother the paper she winced, smirked and said, “You should have done your hair that day.”


I should have known.  The day I say, “Oh who cares what I look like, no one will be paying attention,” is the day they publish me in a local paper.  A PAPER!

My daughter took this picture of me five days ago.  Can you say, “Thank GOD for makeup and hair product?”

Katherine Schulze

Now why couldn’t I look like that in my fishing picture?

OBX Black Drum

Or even better….

corolla nc

Fishing and looking pretty at the same time.  It’s a dirty job, but somebody’s gotta do it.  And clearly folks, that ain’t me!


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  • What? No photoshopped pic of your glam-face on your shoulders AND the fish? Congratulations on your catch & making the local paper. Don’t worry about how you look because I’m sure the readers of fishing mags pay no attention to anything except the fish. 😉

    • Cheryl I think you are right… they are just looking at the fish. Unless the model looks so bad they can’t HELP but stare, like a car accident! 🙂

      • Besides, if you look at the other photos on that page, you’ll notice that the older man beside you has no teeth and the guy above you has no forehead. I think you look divine in that crowd.

  • Mel

    Oh dear. Not about the fish photo…..but about the level of pain and limitations you’re getting to contend with. The fish looks GREAT! (see–didn’t even notice the gangsta holdin’ the fishie!) :-/

    • Ha ha gangsta!!!!! I actually am in line for MRI number two… as they never listened to me about WHERE the pain actually is. “Oh wait, it hurts THERE?!” argh!

  • I think that you look great in your beach/fish photo! Most shots like that have hair waving all over the place and sand blowing in one’s face. If it were me, not that I have ever caught anything that good, I would have worm guts on my hands and fish poo on my clothes…Congrats!

    • See, I think worm guts and fish poo would be a GOOD thing… shows you are a real fisherman! The nastier you smell, the better the fishing you had!

  • Ron


    OMG Katherine, that last photo you holding the black drum YOU fish is BEYOND stellar!

    You are sooooooooooooooooooo funny!!!!!!!!!!!

    But I have to say, I don’t think your hair or you looks bad in that local paper shot at all. I mean for heaven sake, you were fishing, not a supermodel on Vogue magazine cover.

    CONGRATULATIONS on your catch! That is AWESOME!!!

    Woot! Woot!

    And btw, you are such a pretty lady. I love your curly hair! When I was still a licensed cosmetologist, curly hair was my favorite to cut and style.


    • RON! i NEED YOU TO CUT MY HAIR DESPERATELY! I have spit ends… it is all chopped up…. my roots are showing…. I NEED YOU!!!

  • I think you look great in the picture just as it is. Yes, they miss the sight of your pretty curls but you look so happy with your catch. Yay for you!!!! Awesome catch!

  • Oh Katherine, you are gorgeous no matter what! And I love the picture of you holding the fish!! So what if your hair wasn’t perfectly coiffed… look at the joy and the pride on your face! Absolutely breathtaking!

  • “The day I say, “Oh who cares what I look like, no
    one will be paying attention,” is the day they publish me in a local

    Oh, Katherine!! That is toooo funny. And I love how you photoshopped the other photos. And I am super excited you’re famous and caught the biggest fish of your life! That’s wonderful.

    PS: I am REALLY sorry to hear your dealing with crappy news and more medical issues from that terrible accident. Sending you my love.

  • That was a great catch, in spite of your pain, and yes, it was your catch. Never mind that you weren’t made up to a T. Fishing isn’t a fashion show, ya know.

  • Lea

    Congrats on your catch!! And who cares what your hair looked like? You were a fisherwoman that day. If you were all prettied up and stylin’ no one would believe you caught it right? You did make me laugh though.

  • Excuse me Katherine, but DAMN! That’s a nice picture of you.

  • LOL! Congratulations. What a lovely picture of you in all your loveliness! Did you cook the drum? Must have fed the whole neighborhood.

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