Saturday, January 30, 2010

Income Streams

Owning an apartment complex hasn't exactly proven to be an instant moneymaking enterprise (yet)...

but at least the laundry room keeps us supplied with a very steady source of quarters.

Leave me a comment with your best guess on how much money that is...I'll buy a beer for whoever is closest. (or a free load of laundry. your choice)


Fun surf on Thursday, had been a while so good to get a nice long two session day in. Here's a few shots I took before session #2, at a surf spot doing a very good job of pretending to be a different spot that it isn't. Kind of like the dude that's playing a dude disguised as another dude, but, not really. Great line. Funny movie.

Shooting from directly on top of the wave like that makes for an interesting perspective. Don't usually see the back side of the wave like that...were lots of these perfect little lined up triangle shapes coming through this particular day. Pretty nice. Looks easy, huh?

Unridden waves are nice too...

Took today off surf to get some more work done...on it full time tomorrow though. Hope for sunshine!


4/4 UPDATE for anyone who cares: instead of surfing on my day as originally planned I proceeded to get painfully ill. My guess is it was from THIS above posted surf day. Rain + Runoff = Runs (for me). Not fun. I'm finally feeling better now (managed to eat a whole breakfast burrito this morning, that's more food than I've consumed in the past 3 days combined!) but now, of course, the surf sucks. Lesson: Surf when you can!

(or perhaps lesson: don't surf after heavy rains because you might get really sick.)

(nah...that's lame)

(Lesson: Surf when you can!)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


There's been a lot. Sorry, posts aren't that exciting, frequent, or really much of anything lately. Winter doldrums!

I've been struggling to find motivation lately. In blogging...but in other things as well. Like getting out of bed. It's 9:37 am and I'm still tucked in. The beck and call of my cereal bowl will eventually lure me out. Working (primarily) from home, as I think I've mentioned here before, has both positive and negative attributes. The trick, one I'm still working on, is finding the perfect balance of the two.

I hope the new fence I constructed last month at the rental property doesn't blow over. It's pretty darn windy out.

I wish I had some sort of raisin bran to eat. Instead I will have to settle for Honey Bunches of Oats with Strawberries. No, not real fresh strawberries, but the dried kind that are included in the cereal. They're really good for about 30 seconds and then they get too soggy. I actually prefer to pick them out of the box and eat them separately. Same goes for the Honey Bunches of Oats with Peaches. Those are better though; the strawberries have a bit of an odd, over-processed flavor to them, which is only enhanced by the milk. Peaches not so much.

UPDATE!!!!! I thought it semi noteworthy that immediately after this above post of utter rubbish, I promptly got out of bed, closed 3 sales that had been lingering around (remember, ABC), cleaned the apartment, and all in all was very productive and motivated. Blogging as a motivational tactic? Perhaps I'm on to something.

Oh, and the fence didn't blow over.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Knowing pigs are this awesome:

Just how insanely awesome would a Pigdog be?

(post in honor of Horace. Thanks Ashish V for the link)


2009 2010: 12 days in...

Only two surf sessions.

Not gonna cut it.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Have Less

Why grab possessions
like thieves, or divide
them like socialists
when you can ignore them
like wise men?

- Natalie Clifford Barney

Quotation, format, post title and all stolen directly from Kurungabaa, one of the more eloquent surf-blogs I check on a regular basis. (Google Reader FTW)

And Natalie Clifford Barney, in addition to providing a great quote, also sounds like an interesting character. It is ludicrous that gay rights haven't progressed further since 100 years ago. Get over it, people.

and Happy New Year

A few snaps from a sectiony but fun November session at an appropriately named spot.

(thanks Colin)