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okay okie... checked out the blues saloon and it was dead,...now it's more just to sit outside the free network of the ihop...(ive donated to them already today and anymore of that kinda food would affect my baywatch figure!!)... so Ill check out what other international travellers of puff might say tonight.. it fulls like summer is full on while the AC is momentarily turned off in my trusty infiniti... wondering how will we feel when the sun comes shining back into my old okie castle early in the am..! will the wanderlust take hold of G?? it's sinful visiting my old haunts... especially the RED DOG! buying table dances for daddy in law! does that help my marriage??

Back to the Okie Zone!

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well, finally back to check out my home in the okie zone before I check out the Bipolar Blues Saloon! gotta do a lot of things but I still worry about these bastard squirrels,,, 2 dead squirrels in the attic... and the fire marshall said it was suspicious... Im happy the toilets work !
I guess it's time for a road trip...My stepson is playing Bball in the Okie Zone so Ill go watch them and maybe take care of business... so I took a little of the dex ( to help me focus and pack..u know what it's like for me to pack up for a road trip!) I will miss Colin even for just a few days...
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somebody did a search for Jesus and lifeguard and they pulled up my site


Happiness is...
I just spent 8 hrs with my grandson, Lennon. It's an existential experience I find myself happy just floating in, because I have the time and perspective I didn't have with my kids. Seeing my daughter happily married and enjoying motherhood, not struggling the way I've had to is a big part of that. She keeps a nice house and firm schedule and he thrives in it. What makes me happy these days is different than what it used to be. Why do you ask, Professor ?

WOW... happiness... is very fleeting..it's so good when you have it and Im so happy you and for your daughter! I guess when you are younger everything seems easier and more romantic.. my happiness is spending time with
Colin and now I have to share him with all the relative inlaws and I feel like an outlaw.. I cant watch the news except very late at night or even then my wife continues to ask me to turn it down.. nobody likes the news…

How do we define happiness,M?

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thankyou, Ms. Barnstormer! colin just woke up so he's watching me and sitting on the comfy chair cuddling me while we stay warm in the very cold home... why do folks haVE THEIR AC SO COLD AT NIGHT?? ARENT WE CONTRIBUTING MORE TO THE ENERGY WASTE??...sorry, dont get me started.....it 340 in the morning here while its only 530 on the beach playing some ping bong over some beers with the Ocean st surf prognosticator!

Im really flattered that you thought of me when u sent me this video...and they made it for fun!! was it the picture with the little family on the beach or do you like a pretty face.. my boy has the prettiest face...its nice to have beautiful genes..I just wish we both had more jeans for happiness..mmmm ..Garvald goes to naughty thoughts of cannabis in forbidden places? and what can be created because of it??a dream of a family on the beach and dreams become reality...but we need to sell the jeep so we got enough for round trip tickets and expenses! and aussie passports f…
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Thankyou M Barnstormer. Are u part of the band that escaped the Okie Zone? or an old friend?
I love these songs you sent me!





Lyrics:
"Lucy came to the timberline
Climbed up on to Rainier and
Looked out over Washington
Swore she could see the apple trees
And she said "ooo ooo oh I never wanna leave
Ooo ooo this place
Ooo ooo yes I always wanna be
Right here"

Peter came to the city and
Climbed up into Liberty and
Looked out over Manhattan
He swore he could see the beauty there
And he said " ooo ooo oh I never wanna leave
Ooo ooo this place
Ooo ooo yes I always wanna be
Right here"

Find a place
To call home
Any place
To call home

Right here

"And so I came in the dead of night
Climbed up into the satellite and
Looked out over America
I swear I could see the buffalo
Ooo ooo oh and I never wanna leave
Ooo ooo this place
Ooo ooo yes I always wanna be
Right here, right here"

Is this a coincidence that the band is Marcy's Playground?

u oh!! Colin is crying and somebody's knockin on …
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I suppose often the best time after getting down about the situation is after a good sleep and cuddle with your loved ones... just knowing that they still love you...
it's a quiet day in the dog days of summer (and speaking of dogs, it would b wonderful visit Buffy at her new home, and maybe even take her for a road trip to visit her Aussie brother(they are both blonde) I need to get help from LA about all the pics from the archives that don't show up!
I already miss getting up with the coffee in the early morning to catch the beautiful sun's rays and swim in the cool pacific (I suppose it will reach 100 here in Redneckville..
well, before we know it we'll be heading back there so I need to get off my ass and get shit done after taking my morning(avo) ritual of a big dump and doing a little writing
Maybe I'll show you another pic of the beautiful surf in my backyard!
I think it's the laziness and lack of drive to get things done but I have the reluctance to do the
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Maybe this could be the start of curing the global financial crisis!


SAN FRANCISCO — The Oakland City Council is considering a plan to license four production facilities where medical marijuana would be grown, packaged and processed.

The move would make Oakland the first city in the nation to license wholesale pot cultivation.

City leaders are expected to vote Tuesday. If the measure passes, it would still need to be approved on a second, final vote.

Supporters of the measure say it could generate millions of dollars for Oakland in taxes and sales, create hundreds of jobs and position Oakland to reap dividends if voters pass a November initiative to legalize recreational use of marijuana.

Opponents say it would drive small growers out of business." boo hoo! (Huffington Post)
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well, it's been a week since we left Oz but my body and mind are still attuned to Mermaid Beach time zone...
it's the same with Colin who has been falling asleep in the wee hours of the morning but at least it was midnight tonight... I find myself still awake when the birds start chirping and the Mom in law is rustling... she wonders what I'm still doing up...I don't like getting the 3rd degree... so I think back to looking out at the horizon being painted orange before the sun comes up over the sea... but this trip back to my relative in laws is for my wife.. She likes all the extra help with our beautiful son!
I was glad that my younger self left my half year older self a tiny little present hidden away in the old Infinity...but alas it's all gone now and there is nothing but the Tour de France and of course my precious son to aleviate the boredom...
it was nice yesterday to do some 50 yard sprints in the local pool ..I feel good about doing a 50 in 30 seconds...
tha…
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ok..it's potty time for father and son now...while I type a little bit... I think I'll try to get Colin potty trained so we can save about 1000$ in nappies per YeaR!!
he's gifted! (kinda like Forest Gump's son)he is totally aware of when he is going poopoo or peepee ...and the vocabulary to prove it... I thought that I would show another heavenly picture of our backyard where we often have brekkie!nice thing about being on the beach is we can just let him run naked and then wash him off in the sea but when it's a little warmer in OZ!... that's ofcourse a lot less pollution than the shit coming up from deep beneath the sea that will be totally destroying the Gulf for next couple of generations! I'm very sorry our son has to deal the greedy results of our civilization! i have a feeling that the world will only get more crowded and dirtier in our son's lifetime...even our beloved Mermaid Beach has graffitti! Mommy is anxious for me to wash him off in the tu…
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we are finally getting over jet lag! but its way past midnight and colin is still wide awake looking at these family pics and videos.. Its only 3 in the afternoon in oz, so our gifted son is wide awake learning all the alphabet and riding his brand new trike all over the kitchen and living room .of course colin has a cold from these darn ac units... but he's a trooper! Of course I already miss the surf so here's one of the last gorgeous morning before my morning swim...hopefully I wont fat again so im having to exercise several hours a day!
Stu thinks I have the qualifications to rescue some blokes in distress like when a dad and his daughter were caught in the rip a couple of days ago.. I guess that was the day we left...they had to be taken to the hospital but fortunately , a passerby was able to help them before professional help came by!"About 2 pm down near Seashell Tower (unmanned) a man and his grand daughter got into trouble in those strong rips that were running. For…
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I suppose a chess game would be as good as any pic for a start to this new adventure in the United States of carbon sludge bosses and corporate barons...
I sense coming back to all the volatility and almost anarchical entropy that has befallen the nation...
after coming back from a much calmer world by the beach of the most golden sand...(where I try to forget and enjoy the brief time on this earth!)
we are attempting to reach some sort of stability as the nation heads for the precipice over the falls...

so I momentarily reflect down by the local river bed and have these herbal epiphanies after getting my heart rate up cycling to my favorite spot to escape the inlaws... the current of the river has slowed down since last winter

I'll show my legacy, Colin, that if he treats life as a game of chess he can reach the magical 8th rank of enlightenment and be any type of person he wants to be...
its all in your mind...esse est percipe= to be is to be percieved!

both Colin and are I are stil…
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It's so cool that I can communicate with you all again...
we have made it back safely to the land of oil pollution!
and of course in order to get back here, we have to depend on these monster corporations who are destroying this earth!
isnt this a little hypocritical of me??
at least we had very little carbon impact until the plane trips
Thank you LA for all your help but I believe that I've lost all the videos that I've posted...I have to think of other videos to put on here!
I already miss the surf and all our mates from Ocean street and Mermaid Beach!
leave some comments and let me know which blogs you like the best!
I am really bummed out that I can't reach you... Colin has finally nodded off here in the LAX airport...Maybe it's time for me to renew again...it's back to reality here again and I wonder about leaving a message on my other blogspot wheres there's no charge...
I would probably write a little more if I knew that my message would immediately get out there to the blogosphere!
my wife wondered who I was writing to and she said to say Hi!
LA, Im back in the land of oil pollution and maybe I'll be able to see you and Buffy again and get some help with this blog!

7 or 8 habits of a highly effective beach bum father...

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I have often been thinking of Steven Covey's habits of highly effective people...something that at this point in my life is out of my reach or concious desire to be that disciplined in my life... is it scary??
and I look out the window and I see a shooting star over my backyard ocean
what could be a better sign???
I was debating about trying to do a cut and paste of Covey's 7 habits and then I thought how the motivator for many of his readers is money...I will continue more on this theme perhaps in another country ... when I have to get shit done in the world of reality and miss our little family parking space on the beach!so here are some good habits for a dad living with his family on the beach:
1. go outside and walk to the beach maybe with a towel and bath robe to deal with hypothermia when you come out..2. Maybe remember to bring coffee to gather the motivation to swim in 20 degree water...3. bring my son down with a plastic bag and wash his butt in the sea or the warm water …
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Buffy is good! I'm sorry for not sending any pictures or videos as of late... busy times. But never too busy to play with Buffy! Oh, she's a character. When are you coming back? How long will you be in the states? I found out that I have some relatives that live about 8 miles away from you. Much to catch up on. I've been meaning to catch up on ur blog all week, and am just now getting around to it. I love the vicarious life! Anything I can do to help, let me know!

we'll be back soon! thank you so much for all of your help, LA! I am so happy about Buffy...Im sure she loves being with you guys so much!

I am so looking forward to seeing her .. like a daughter I havent seen in a long while..


I love writing knowing that I have some favorite readers.
perhaps empathizing with the vicissitudes of bringing up a family and my struggle to live where I have dreamed about for all my life...
I love spending more time with Colin each day...seeing him grow up and all the magic that he brings to us...He has charisma and we are charmed by him everyday amazed that this smart althletic beautiful baby is our child!some folks might call us lucky and so might call us blessed...I know that this is our chance to live happily ever after in Oz!
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the waves are getting big today... it's beautiful seeing the swell that's come up this morning and Im torn between being mesmerized with the sea like a long lost mistress whom I cannot get enough of looking at her... or playing some ping pong... or just spending time with the love of my life, my beautiful family while we look for mermaids on our beautiful little yard ...(it's a bummer that we have to share it..oh well..it's for everyone here to enjoy)
and enjoy the last few days before back to the mundanity of reality!
the water is feeling the coldest 20 degrees centigrade...it feels colder than 68 degrees fahrenheit...and I
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Ive gotta take care of business...worries about the transition to the realities of the declining american empire...
prograsstinated way too long about scheduling our flights! Instead of taking care of business, back subconciously, I dont want to face the realities off all my failures and bad luck of my life...
and many here even that actually work must really envy(?)/despise our easy but often boring lifestyle...How would our day go??:
It's a hidden subconcious major effort to walk downstairs when I have to worry about all the poop that our little darling left us to clean up...usually he wakes up before us or when I wake up , he wakes up to hear me making coffee and cleaning up the ever dirty, cluttered kitchen...trying to put on my togs before he wakes so I can sneak out and feel the calm cool waves on the sunny morning...(each morning is different than the rest... a daily beautiful vista each beckoning our little family) but the reality that I will have to face worries...the questi…
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Still Friday here. I can sense that winter is coming upon you. You become morose.
How so? Do I sound a little more depressing when it gets colder...??

We are celebrating our Independence this weekend. Weatherwise, it's the most gorgeous week we've had but it can never compare to where you are, even on your worst day. But you know that.
Where are you celebrating Independence? Missouri? or Alaska?
How is Buffy?
"Darn man you got it... It seems to me that you're getting there...to the door of happiness. If see it from my Venezuelan perspective, in my culture we say: As you start thinking of being a good husband and being a good dad then is when you realize that your life is about to reach the coasts of that hidden island called "Happiness".

What kind of hue comes close the gold of our Mermaid Beach! I was visiting with my friend, Eleazar , briefly in time...along it's ever accelerating river of time....catch the wave as long as you can, Grasshopper!!...

Now I know you're a good guy and you're smart, just don't (loose) the way.. I've learned that marriage is just a combination of pure patience and love.. one can't success without the other ... patience to stand and defuse situations that could lead you to confrontations (with you wife...mainly) and love to keep going and going again one day at the time. But not all is rain and wind in a relation there…
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I saw pelicans and dolpins today ...
so another day in paradise with the same ole human race...
only when we drive do we realize our own mortality with agro drivers that were beeping my wife at every roundabout...
and the impatient rat runners on Hedges...
and of course it's no utopia...
but at least folks say they are sorry if they bump into you!


I was wanting to add this video of the pelicans and it wouldn't upload
but of course it was using up all of the megabytes ....
and here you pay by the megabyte...which allows you very little uploading or downloading of videos...but I took some fantastics pics of these magnificent large birds!!
eventually we have to head back from this cooled off paradise...Im not the social butterfly of yesteryear to hobnob from one party at the Parthenon to the other

and realize now that Im at least a generation older than these young renters of the complex ... familiarity I guess builds contempt...or the anger that a yank own a place on the beach...but I h…