Showing posts from December, 2011


Thanks for the wonderful pic of Buffy, Eric and LA! I wish your family a wonderful year, too!
She looks so adorable!

  I could get upset at my neighbor and ex neighbor who are now best mates, they enjoy getting drunk together and then when intoxicated, they  have a sport of throwing my dune chairs into the dune vegetation...maybe I'll take a pic of the chair since it's in plain view of everyone...I'm sure that will affect his short temper!...
and the new day arrives, seeing the two chairs sitting in the vegetation,
but it's a beautiful day, and they don't bother me as much,
so  check out the waves sitting on my green chair that was an object of last night's chair throwing contest
I run down to the sea
 and feel the cool blue salt water as I duck dive to the last wave that crashes down on the sand bank...I race and face it head on with no fear
and dive for the bottom where you can grab the sand..
and pull myself away from the bullshit of Parthenon Place...

I de…
I could easily get frustrated with some things, but  what I have noticed about things is that I keep getting back up and I'm ready for the next surf swim race... I weigh my tactics
I see the way the rip is going
and I go with the flow
duck diving underneath
the waves, swimming under them as I grab the sand and I know that I'm making distance past the biggest waves (in life)
and I'm ready to have smooth swimming around the buoys before taking the winning wave of my life
and catch her in with the energy knowing that I can easily outsprint my opponents to the finish line...

I went to bed early tonight after going through the trauma of shopping with my wonderful  family...
Ok...I'm on a shoestring budget, hoping the $ doesn't run out and so I don't get the sympathy of those that are having to work for a living..
and either are possesed with the green eyed monster of envy or her uglier sister, Jealousy.. I was just figuring everything was going great with the neighbors of our …
My club is entering me in the open comptetion tube race and surf swim race. I will be competing against some the best  and youngest open comptetitors in Australia...perhaps even Ky Hurst, who has been the best for a decade!
Im not afraid to finish last! I'll get the loud ovation last finishers always get!

what can I say , cept "wish u were here to enjoy some more cheeseburgers!"

uh oh, my son is about to wake up in his new bed    room!

Merry Xmas!

It's cool having the spirit of xmas with other gold coasters!
FIRST DAY , according to the solstice, of summer in the southern hemisphere...and my family will be in the sun too long
i've made coffee, freshly ground with aussie honey and whole milk.... for my wife to take down to our perch,

so she  sits on our little chair at the edge of the dune vegetation (grass) overlooking the beach..
(she'll be burned again, for not wearing her hat)\and frolics in the little pools or rivers of the rip during low tide...
while I look after colin
 he watches an aircraft movie about going back in time to       to just before the bombing of Pearl Harbor, for about the 100 th time... he watches it about 3x a day...he's obsessed with jet fighters...
so I have to watch Colin and delay my morning swim...because "happy wife, happy life"

last evening, I had so many epiphanies, wishing I had a tape  recorder to ell u all of them...telling English Mike from downstairs, while sitting on our favorite perches on the edge of the dunes...of my dreams and …

occupy Mermaid Beach

this movement has already happened with at least 90 percent of the people...maybe 99%/...
deciding to have your lifestyle as an intimate relationship with the majestic sea...
beckoning her lovers every gorgeous morning that she feels like having your company...
the lifestyle determines your career...
as usual, I did a bunch of writing and it was erased frm this damn computer!
I was telling you that we have a low carbon imprint lifestyle, with the TV and car not working... I could get into why the car isn't working, but maybe that's a good thing with the agro drivers here on the coast... so now I have to get all the groceries in my baby buggy hooked ingeniously on my bike.. Colin looks forward to going for rides with me and I get more exercise, so I've lost 4kilos!
I only have 11 more to go to get to fighting weight where I'll be on the younger side of my new age group for surf swimming competition with the lifeguards!
We go to be early , now without TV and Colin wakes us up soon after dawn, often as early as 5 that is the best time to check out the calm Pacific in our backyard..and I won't miss out the lifeguard workout 200 meters up the beach at 6!
so what can I say, but happy days are here again...
and folks actually came to my birthday party on our l…

cheeseburgers in paradise sans the cheese...

the angry neighbor, who used to bully us about "his Yard", no longer resides at the Parthenon, so we peacefully had my best birthday party in decades, at least as far as the atmosphere and abundance of friendly faces who actually like me...
and so we celebrated our newly discovered parking lot in the closest place ive been to paradise...

How about a cheeseburger in PARADISE?


and celebrate the event for 2 days, since I was born in the states and it will be Thursday, Friday! logic... could life be any better?
but it might be harder to find anybody with a better lifestyle than us...
swimming in our backyard several times a day, with a chat with Stu and the lifeguards..
living the "no worries" lifestyle... being with other who share this love for the sea
in what feels like a small town/community by the beach seperated by the Gold Coast 4 lane highway
with the large divider and 4 lanes of agro aussie drivers! so much to do all within a quarter/kilometer of our home...
and then training for our proficienies this saturday
with the English contigent of our club...
...moonlight beckoning me
and now rain comes across the sea..
so much ...where we are seeing everthing from the edge of this great island/continent!
another gorgeous day...
it's good that Dad's big TV went into a coma
so now I go to bed of about hrs earlier
each night
and waking up at 5am after the
sun has been streaming in for half an hour
I thought about LA's "cool change"  music
with the dolphins, and then I had my closest alien encounter with a dolphin
and wondered if he/she was smiling at me
while doing her/his fishing..
last night the almost full moon was so mesmerizing that I didn't want to go to bed
so I had to go outside away from the building and lamp lights
to absorb this moment of the moon shimmering above the clouds that were having fireworks
of lightning before the audience's eyes...

recovering from the weekend!

weekends are the busiest and most fun time of the week... culminating on sunday with the handicap surf swim race...putting on the brakes , so my handicap won't increase until I'm in shape...

ive been feeling better losing about 3 kilos in body fat, but increased muscle weight, seeing what my old body and lungs can handle!
losing the TV reception was the best part of our relationship..
now we don't fight over the volume and I have to let go of my obsession
with the news and how the world is    faling apart!
now, we are all asleep before 9
and I was awake before the rest of the family
when the ocean was still
and I had my most intimate
meeting with my dolphin
only about a meter away from me
and i wonder at first in admiration of such b eatuty and intelligence
swimming right beside me in the crystal clear water
and then wonder if it was attracted to the reflection of new waterproof watch!

then later I did the  timed swim with stu
so I can be proficient to continue lifesavin…
my family  liked ur song, LA!

"it's a cool change!"

colin sat on my lap and watched it twice with me..
it was very windy day with a strong southerly flow...

enough that I would see if i could catch my wife and child walking down towards Broad Beach..

(airport lax xmas tree)

it was a stormy and cloudy enough day to actually think of that moment when Dr. Zhivago runs after his family in the snowstorm to find out that they were peasants just trying to survive in the blizzard!

i thought they might have walked inland to check out the really cool multimillion dollar park, designed for education and athletics for young children...

a new place with sand the beginnings of sand castles... was started,,,

I swam and floated about a km before thinking where they might be...

( wondering if Stu was watching me float by in my mermaid club shirt and rip curl hat)

and then gradually walked back checking out the palaces

that might compose one floor of these 10 story residential apartments...

one of these gorgeous laps of luxury would be up for auction in this very down market....

and then while walking …


weve finally got into  the swing of things..
my better half and I had a wonderful day in paradise ...
taking care of my family...
and realizing we do actually have a fun life!
there is so much to tell u and actually cannot believe how wonderful this trip can be..
happiness is the best revenge!
thanks, LA, for the nice note!
I wish that I had seen Colin say "Is this Oklahoma?"
it is so ironic when you know much I've been wanting to escape the "okie Zone"!

I was in my first surf swim on Sunday, and purposely finished last..
they started me off with a large handicap, so I expected to finish as one of the last!
It was a 15 minute swim...
more than I had swum since I was away!
Everyone welcomed us back and Angela wants to get her Bronze so she can be a "lifesaver" also!