Friday, April 30, 2010

Hawaiian Rollercoaster Ride

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Who says cartoons are for kids? Not me. I find this video inspiring. Plus, "Hawaiian Rollercoaster Ride," is the theme song to my life.

The lyrics are fitting:

There's no place I'd rather be
Then on my surfboard out at sea
Lingering in the ocean blue
And if I had one wish come true
I'd surf till the sun sets
Beyond the horizon

I don't play in the Ocean everyday because I want to. Surfing is something I NEED to do every day, so I can be present for my family and the rest of my life.

I realize not everyone has the need to surf, but we all have the need for some daily fun. What do you do for fun, everyday?

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Jason Vitamin E Hand and Body Lotion

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Dry, rough, scaley, dinosaur skin is not for me. That's why I use Jason Vitamin E Hand and Body Lotion.  This lotion makes my skin smooth and silky. When I rub it on, I touch myself.

Maybe that's why I never get anything done? Which reminds me of this hot video of Pink, covering the Divinyls "I Touch Myself."

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Don't Look Down

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Twelve floors up, feels high to me. And, sometimes, this is exactly what parenting feels like.............

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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Somewhere over the rainbow, good surf is happening.

So while I did say a little rain never stopped me from surfing, wind is an entirely different story. Wind, blowing in the wrong direction, makes a mess of the surf.

Junky surf is nearly impossible to ride......which is exactly what happened today. Oh well, at least, I tried.

And I got a few fun waves, before the wind went completely and utterly turbo. :D

Monday, April 26, 2010

Somebody Has To Do It.........

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I hear the rain is on its way. Glad I got out and enjoyed the beach today.

Not that a little rain ever stopped me. Surprisingly, I do get that question a lot.

"You surf in the rain?" asks Non-Surfer in dismay.

"Well, I'm already wet, aren't I?" I say.

Sunday, April 25, 2010


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Ah. A perfect Sunday, reading in the warm sun. Of course, it was preceded by an early morning dawn patrol session by Hubby and I. Yes, a perfect Sunday....

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Birds

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Was it something I said?

Friday, April 23, 2010

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

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My book club selection has a catchy title, "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet."  Based on the great title alone, I can totally read 140 pages by 11 tomorrow morning, right? 

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day

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Our bodies are tiny versions of Planet Earth. Take care of your body, take care of Earth. We are all connected, and if you can't see, feel, hear, know that, you're gonna have to trust me on this.

Bless our mother Earth, and bless all of us.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Thank You February

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I am grateful February's weather decided to wait until late April to hit.  Otherwise this season's surf wouldn't have been half as amazing as it was. Boo-ya!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bath Time

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The faucet is on, but it's hard to tell from the pictures. I guess Cats do like water, at least this one does......

Monday, April 19, 2010

Water Camera

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My BFF, aka briar's person, got a water camera to video surfing from the water! Her first attempt was a near disaster....

There was screaming (her) and some really cool sound effects (Ocean) plus video of surfing (me).

Every time I watch it, I laugh out loud. Her laughter is contagious, even in the face of danger.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Bright Side

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Today, the sun made up for, what the surf lacked.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Good Years

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"I've been unemployed for six months," says one of my surfing buddies between waves.

"Wow, that's lucky!" I screech. "You couldn't have picked a better time to be unemployed."

"I know," he says.

While the economy has been one of the worst in years, the last six months or more has produced the BEST surf I've ever seen. It's a perfect time to be a jobless surfer, or a surf Mama with both kids in school.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Follow Friday

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It is follow Friday on twitter today. Follow Friday is when people on twitter recommend people to follow on twitter. On twitter we follow, where as facebook we friend. I got several awesome #ff today.


@wendysurf my friend and a rockstar surfer-beach-bum-mommy. she has a sweet spirit, positive attitude, and is my sister in Christ

or this follow friday from another dear friend:


This mama is a surfer, a lover of peace & nature. She gives great advice & has a neat way of looking at things. Follow @wendysurf #ff

What sweet tweets from a few of my tweeps. I probably don't have to say their tweets made my day.

I hear a lot of people say, "I don't have time for twitter, what is that anyways?"

Twitter is a creative outlet for sharing what I'm thinking, seeing, smelling, eating and feeling. Best not to keep that stuff bottled up in the body, it can lead to problems. Plus, it's always good to have a few witnesses, standing by, praying, right?

But most importantly, Twitter is a supportive social network of amazing, brilliant, haute, beautiful, funny, inspiring people. And I always have time for that.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Waiting For School To Get Out

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And what a wonderful place to do it.....

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


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Spring has sprung! I love when the season matches my aura. (Hint: the flowers)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


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There are several rules when it comes to the Sea. One of my favorites is, "never turn your back on the Ocean."

Monday, April 12, 2010


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Mantaray Mastication

Gio likes to eat his food into shapes................Who am I to stop his creative endeavors?????????????

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Date Night

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Oh. My. Goodness. Go see Tina Fey and Steve Carell in "Date Night," because it is laugh out loud funny. I'm not exaggerating, Internet.

The action-comedy, in the spirit of last year's smash hit, "Hangover," is a movie couples can relate to. Well, at least this, couple....... we found it less, ehem, stressful. But don't worry, guys, there's still plenty of action and pole dancing for y'all.

And ladies there are more than enough Marky Mark Wahlberg pecs to go around, and around, and around.........

Also, while it is a comedy, "Date Night," addresses a lot of issues couples with children deal with, such as zombie sex, being too tired to make an effort to "do it," communication gaps, the differences between men's and women's perspecitves, jealousy and who does more in the relationship.

Audiences may be laughing, but they will also be thinking, which is what the best comedy sets out to do.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Office With A View

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Even with this amazing view, I still wouldn't take this job...........

Friday, April 9, 2010


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"Ow!" wails Vinny. "My back bone hurts."

Even 8-year-olds pay, when they don't practice proper body mechanics. But they're payment plan is much shorter.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


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"Buy me!" scream the surfboards.

In honor of the Goddess of Avoidance, I took the wax off of three surfboards, that I plan to put on consignment at Sunshine Freestyle, soon. Real, real soon.

Right after, I do my book keeping and finish my taxes. Yep! Wish me luck, or at least a bit of focus and inspiration of the paper work variety. :0

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


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"Don't put that picture on your blog," says Vinny, referring to his helmetless head. "The police might see it."

When he realized his pleas were useless, he quickly put on his helmet, in case the police show up, I guess........

Wow, he can't ollie yet, but he's already a skater at heart.

Most skaters don't like skating with safety gear, only scrambling to put it on, when the police pull up to the skatepark.

Except for me. I'm the uncoolest person at the skatepark. Not only do I wear a helmut, knee and elbow pads, but I also wear wrist guards. I don't like pain. And it would difficult to give a massage with a broken wrist.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Soak Up The Sun

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Sometimes, life is meant to be fun. Be in the moment, breathe. No. Thinking.

I take time for fun every day. I think of my fun time, as a daily mini vacation.

Having fun makes me happy. Having fun isn't just for kids either. And it keeps me a little crazy, the good kind of crazy.

Who knows, maybe it keeps me young, too..........

Have you had your fun today?

Monday, April 5, 2010

Surfrider Foundation: Expansion of offshore drilling is not the answer

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If you are opposed to expanding offshore oil drilling, please take 5 minutes to click the link, and tell President Obama how you feel. Thank you!

Surfrider Foundation: Expansion of offshore drilling is not the answer

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

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Saturday, as were hiking off our pancake breakfast, we ran into the Easter Bunny. And I could have gotten closer if Gio hadn't gotten in the way.....

Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Tired Kids, Are Good Kids

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We could not get out of the house
fast enough this morning. :0

Friday, April 2, 2010

Women's Skateboarding

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Wall Ride by Alex White
Photo by Christina Riley

"Hey Alex, is that an ollie to wall ride?" I ask.

"No it's just a wall ride," answers Alex between waves. (I do most of my blog research while surfing, I'm a perpetual multitasker.)

"It's just like a backside of the off the lip (in surfing)," Alex goes on. "Put you're head down, and shove your board up the wall. It's easy."

"Mmmm hmmmm," I ponder. "Exactly the same, except the concrete."

And trust me, Internet, it isn't "easy."

I don't mind trying a trick in water. Falling in water isn't a big deal, unless there are rocks. But attempting a maneuver over concrete, is an entirely different story.

Below is a video, of Alex doing some serious shredding....... Wow, I have inspiring friends! But I will probably limit my inspiration to water based tricks.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


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I. Do. Not. Like. Hospitals.

Strange, I find myself sitting in one this very moment, watching a bad ABC Family movie, which isn't as bad as this hospital......

I dislike hospitals so much, I once quit a well paying job, teaching CPR and First Aid at a hospital. I can't breathe in a hospital environment. Ironic, I know.

It isn't just the germs, either. Though, once, when I dropped my pen on the floor, while teaching CPR at the hospital, I didn't bother picking it up. Yes, I abandoned my pen, clinging tightly to my contamination fears.

But I digress. The real reason I don't care for hospitals is, when I was 11 years old, my Nana suffered a stroke at home, was taken to the hospital by ambulance, and died, without ever regaining consciousness.

I never got to say goodbye to her. But she didn't suffer. She went fast. Those were the words I over head the grown ups using. Those were the words I adopted to comfort myself.

I find it strange, even though I'm aware of the cause of my issue, that I can't just get over it. I still have to coach myself, "to breathe," when I walk through any hospital door.

Yet, here I sit, in the hospital. Actually I'm doing okay. I'm not even having a panic attack. And even better, my Mom had an angiogram, and she didn't require a stint. An artery only requires a stint when it is at least 70% blocked. Her artery is only 40% blocked, which is treated with medication, PROPER DIET AND EXERCISE.


I'm thinking of dragging her to the beach with me everyday. While I surf, she can walk.

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