Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

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Seems like a great excuse for a vacation date night.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

South Lake Tahoe Stand Up Paddleboard

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No, we aren't racing.

A stand up paddling we will go,

A stand up paddling we will go,

Hi-ho the derry-o,

A stand up paddling we will go.


Gio and I.

Hubby and Vinny

Monday, June 28, 2010

Stand Up Paddleboard South Lake Tahoe

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Here's the view from the stand up paddleboards (SUP's) of South Lake Tahoe, and her majestic snow capped mountains. SUP's are a great, non-invasive, environmentally friendly way to experience Lake Tahoe.

Even though the Lake is flat, Vinny and I, managed to catch a few boat wake waves, on the SUP, today. Wooooohoooooo! Now that's what I call heaven.

It is nice to know I can experience Goddess, in places other than the Ocean.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Girl With The Dragonfly Tattoo

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Oh my goodness Internet!!!!! Today at the pool I saw the Girl With The Dragonfly Tattoo. Like the real girl, not the book.

"Stefan look at that girl she has a dragonfly tattoo on her back!" I exclaim.

"Uh, where?" asks Stefan.

"Over there," I say pointing subtly with my chin.

"That's not a dragonfly, that's an angel," claims Stefan.

"No, that is a dragonfly," I clarify.

Then I had to explain why it was funny.

"You know like the book.....'Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,' but instead of a dragon tattoo it's a dragonfly tattoo," I say. "That's practically the same thing, but apparently, dragonflies are more social because she smiled when we walked in. Lisbeth Salander would never do that."

"Oh, I get it!" says Stefan. "Are you going to ask if you can take a picture."

"Ugh, I would, but I don't have my phone," I say sadly.

But there's always tomorrow.

Saturday, June 26, 2010


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Shhhhhhh, Internet, they're sleeping.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Ocean Waves by Hey Sister Hey

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The beautiful and talented Christina Riley, aka Canada!, aka Hey Sister Hey.

Internet, this song, written and performed by my surfing best friend forever, Hey Sister Hey, aka Canada, aka Christina Riley.

I love LOVE Love this song! It is the soundtrack to my surfing life, which makes all my other lives possible.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Alternate Universe

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Somewhere, out there, in an alternate universe, the sun is shining. Transporting there, now. Breathing in, breathing out. Beam me up Sun.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Don't Take My Picture

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Internet, I know you're probably wondering why Vinny's picture is not on the blog as often as I'd like. Well, the truth is, he's camera shy.

I remember saying, "stop taking my picture," to my Mama, growing up. Ah, the pattern repeats.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I voted!

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I voted. I hope we don't have to waste anymore money on unnecessary elections.

It is ridiculous to have two elections two weeks apart. That cost money Internet. Money we could be spending on education. Our future.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Pure Stoke

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Father's Day

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Hubby is the best Dad in the Universe! Thank you for being soooo good. I love you!


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I've been at the beach for five hours, and the Sun finally decided to come out and play with me. It's about time.

Surfing Isn't My Sport

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Can you find the fish?

"Vinny you need to learn how to paddle into waves on your own," I say.

"Surfing isn't really my sport," says Vinny.

"Well, what's this then?" I ask, making a paddling motion with my arms.

"The problem is your body is not in the water, it's on the surface, explains Vinny."

Ah, spoken like a true fish.  And everyone knows, surfers are fish, first.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Da Cat

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Guess who woke me up at 5 a.m. to go surfing? The photo contains all the clues you'll need to solve the mystery, Internet.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


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Click on the picture to enlarge.

Looks like summer to me. Yipppeeeeeee!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


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According to the surf forecast the swell was supposed to drop today. If it did, I couldn't tell. The waves were uber fun!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Playing Doctor

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Seems as if I sprained my ankle.  And there's waves! Ugh

I need a do over.  I should have picked, "let's play doctor," instead of "I need a doctor."

Monday, June 14, 2010

Doin' It

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Thirteen years ago today, we said, "I do." And fortunately, we are still doin' it.

Thank goodness, since it is one of my favorite forms of exercise. Remember that Madonna song, "sexercise my love?" Maybe that isn't how the words go, Internet, but I'm sure you get my point.

Odd, it seems like we've been together forever, yet it feels like we met just yesterday.

Marriage is the second most challenging undertaking I have chosen in this life. Anyone who says it's easy, and perfect, and all that carp is LYING.

But I love him more than ever (sob sob sob). We laugh together everyday. And I'm sure it helps that we both have yellow and violet in our auras (I also have some blue, he has some tan).

We truly are partners, who are not in the least bit threatened by gay marriage.

Perhaps, we should abolish marriage all together? Let's create a new version titled, "Partnership; working together on our perpetual work in progress."

I'm talking about civil rights here, folks. Now there's something to wave a flag over. (It's also flag day, so that was a joke, insert laughter.)

All those in favor say, "I do!"

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Birthday Breakfast

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My baby is 9 today! Almost as tall as me. Reads faster than I do. Super smart.  Fun to hang out with! 

Yes, parenting is by far my most perplexing, challenging  undertaking. But I wouldn't trade it for all the perfect waves in the world.

Happy Birthday Vinny cha cha cha! I love you!

Saturday, June 12, 2010


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My boys definitely take after me when it comes to their love of water.  In fact, I'm sure we have remnants of gills, somewhere on our bodies, the ultimate temples of the Gods.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Evening Sesh

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I just got back from another sunset surf session. It had been two days since I last surfed, but it felt more like two weeks since my last wave.


I feel much better now.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Yin and Yang

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This Rolling Stone magazine cover caught my eye at the grocery store today.  It's these types of images that keep me cuming backing for more, not the actual need for food.

Yes, I'm a fan of using blatant sexuality from consenting adults, in marketing, cause Internet, not only does sex sell, it's fun!

He's the perfect balance of masculine and feminine energies.  And I'm guessing  his aura is made of fun (yellow) and inspiration (violet). 

Cause I know I'm having fun and feeling inspired. Uh, what's his name, anyways?

Actually I first saw comic actor Russel Brand in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and I thought he was a hot mess with a sexy Brittish accent. Anyways, click the link to read the article he isn't just another pretty face, he's funny and smart too! My kind of guy!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Surf Check

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Flat, sigh, I'm missing nothing.

After swim lessons today, I needed a surf check, visual look at the ocean to see what she's doing, and what I am missing.

"Why are we going to the beach?" quips a child from the backseat.

Only a surfer's kids would complain about going by the beach for a looksy. Or maybe just my kids.

"Are you seriously asking me why we're going to the beach?" I ask in amazement.

If these guys don't know me by now, they may never know me.

"Oh yeah," they answer. "We know."

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sunset Surf

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Is there anything better than a sunset surf, after a hard day's work? Maybe for some, but not for this Surfer Girl. Plus, tomorrow, I'm not even gonna have a hangover.

Monday, June 7, 2010


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Oh my goodness! Moments like these, remind me why I turned down the crazy road of parenting two kids, instead of just one, in the first place.  L.O.V.E.

Sanity is completely overrated, and fairly boring from what I remember, anyways. Or was it quiet and peaceful, like the Dalai Lama's mind? Oh well, probably a good thing I've already forgotten what life used to be like.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Learning To Swim

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Seems like yesterday, when I was a child, clinging for my life, to the side of the pool. Glad my Mama made sure I learned how to swim, literally and figuratively.
Staying a float helps a lot in surfing, and in life.

And as parent, it is probably one of the most important lessons I can pass on to my kids.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Beauty Shrouded in Fog

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Today the waves did not warrant a 4:30 a.m. rise from bed, no thanks to the cat.  But the sun mingled with the fog in such a mysterious and glorious way that I didn't mind too much.

My phone camera didn't exactly capture the moment. Note to self: Stop being lazy and transfer pictures from camera to computer, and charge camera battery.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

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Molly and Kendra.

To learn more about Molly's Avon Walk for Breast Cancer click here.

I just found out my AMAZING friend Molly is walking in this weekend's Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Chicago.

She lives in California, Internet. How awesome is that? Completely and utterly awesome.

Molly has already raised $3803.00, and there is still time to donate.

I just made a donation in memory of my dear friend Sproutie Garrin, who passed away from breast cancer. We share the same birthday. And from time to time she visits me in her angelic form.

If Molly can go all the way to Chicago and walk 39 miles this Saturday and Sunday, to raise money for breast cancer research, then a donation is the least I can do.

And if you would like to do something too, click the link to Molly's Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.


Thursday, June 3, 2010


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"My person needs a surf van to protect me from the elements at the beach," says Briar Kitty. "A house on the beach would be even better. She would save a lot of money in gas."

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A Tired Kid Is A Good Kid

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"Surfing makes me tired," says Gio.


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Whole House

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"Gio let's go surfing!" I say.

"But we need to clean the whole house," he says.

He definitely doesn't take after me.

Five Minutes Later

"I'm tired!" says Gio. "I can't do anymore."

Then again, maybe he does take after me.

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