Saturday, December 29, 2012

its a full moon tonight, and this would be the perfect night to see the elusive Mermaid whom youve been waiting to see all your life, also looking at the moon... the tent has a wonderful view of the moon, ive placed my comfortable chair with the best view of this gorgeous shimmering dancing light on the phosporus of the surf!
im thinking of the surf swim race tomorrow, wondering whether to go for it or tank it...
it would be so wonderful to take the race

i sometimes feel the strength of our family.. i have to be tough with my let him have a little discipline and learn to mind..
he is so gorgeous, he will have his choice of girlfriends..
time flies and i dont want to get depressed about thinking how time flies so fast...

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

it was nice volunteering with the surf club for 2 days

lots of things that i(we) have to do for the new year!!
i have to get going on my Mermaid tale!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

everyday with my son is fantastic lately but Im sad that I didn't get to see Colin's reaction to his bike, but he loved his  body board , a hand me down present from my great american neighbor, Mark!
I didn't get to see Colin stand up on the board!

Monday, December 24, 2012

its xmas day and im having a nap, staying up a little late chatting with friendly neighbors for a change! feeling xmas spirit more than before, but it's all about our son...
and seeing the look on his face with new sword and armor from crazy clarks, a fan to keep us cool when we have leisurely naps...
it was nice connecting with the other lifesavers doing a couple of hours of xmas patrol... they brought out some great food,... chicken, ham, huge prawns, potato salad.. im glad i stayed the extra hour of patrol!!
now im having a nap, and wish some of this aussie heat would go your way, steve!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The New York Post and the New York Daily News tore into the National Rifle Association on Saturday for the gun lobby's bizarre press conference held in response to the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre.
On Friday, the gun lobby broke its silence to comment on the Connecticut school shooting, which took the lives of 20 first-graders and six adults. In a widely-panned public appearance, NRA leader Wayne LaPierre blamed gun violence on everything from video games to the media, and advocated placing an armed officer in every school in America.
Responses ranged from disgust to disbelief.
The conservative New York Post, which called LaPierre a "gun nut" and "NRA loon" on its Saturday cover, may be taking its cues from its owner, Rupert Murdoch. In the wake of the shooting, Murdoch spoke out about the need for stricter gun control.
"Terrible news today," he tweeted. "When will politicians find courage to ban automatic weapons? As in Oz after similar tragedy."
Saturday's New York Daily News cover called LaPierre the "craziest man on earth." The tabloid also published a pro-gun control cover last Tuesday

after living in oklahoma most of my adult life, it sounds about normal for the national redneck association...

it seems so sad that there is such an obsession with guns compared to australia...
i just feel a lot safer for my family when there are so few guns here in Oz....

Thursday, December 20, 2012

this morning was fantastic!! realizing the greatness of fatherhood!...
after i had a swim and joined in with Stu and Trudy's workshop on the beach...

then Colin and Angela joined in and i was so pleased to spend time teaching him to surf on the boogeboard.. he was just soaking it all in and getting involved with everything where the other children were in!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

after a sleep and swimming in the ocean for a workout, and my family comes out to swim with me...
everything seems all better...
especially when they say the world will end tomorrow..
sometimes when i think things are wonderful, it all just seems to fall apart..

Saturday, December 15, 2012

i couldnt resist writing about  the sunday surf swim... I felt good in the water, but the handicap was too severe after the chairperson decreased most of the backmarkers by 1 minute , essentially increasing my own handicap start 1:15 over other competitors. The race was fun though with the harder challenging waves!
so the young very strong teenage swimmer, Sarah, took off 45 seconds ahead guaranteeing her another 1st place for the year but with a very low starting time. Cale was finally able to place in the sunday race being also a benefactor of the very subjective chairman.
The results were snatched away quickly before I might be able to examine the times that are always discreetly missing when posted on the bulletin board.
Hopefully they will be posted tomorrow so that I continue to inform about the race!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

its after 420 in nsw time, but unfortunately we are in qld because they dont believe in daylight savings time, so the sun will set in only about 3 hours during the longest days of the years... i have to program myself to get up early and then take a nap at 8 or 9am without drinking the coffee!!

a French friend from over 3 decades wrote this:

While magazines and TV channels talk about the lives of celebrities, the Chief of the Kayapo tribe of
has received the worst news of his life: Dilma, the President of the Brazil, gave his
approval for the construction of a huge hydroelectric power (the third largest in the world).
It is the sentence of death for all people living close to the River, because the dam will flood approximately 400 000 hectares of forest. More than 40,000 Indians will have to find new places to live. The destruction of the natural habitat, deforestation and the disappearance of several species are facts!
We know that a picture is worth a thousand words, and shows the real price to pay for the "quality of life" of our life says "modern"
There is more in our world of place for those who live differently, everything must be flattened, that each on behalf of globalization, should lose its identity, its way of life.
I beg you if this you unworthy, forward this message and send it to everyone you know
Thank you for the life and bio diversity

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

bummed out.... not sure if im giving out too much info about myself in facebook, and when to come out of the closet with this way too revealing blog about my last 8 years of my life...
i feel that i can tell more of myself but then less .....
as im still anonymous to some and then there are folks that might not like or
even just resent my lifestyle...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

the surf was the biggest and wildest since arriving here in Oz!!
i saw a workout group from mermaid enjoying the surf goiing way out there
in front of our home and then body surfing!!
i couldnt resist joining in the great but dangerous body surfing ...
what a wonderful backyard playground!
this is the best place in the world to raise a family
or at least as far as ive been!
can we say lucky or blessed?

Monday, December 03, 2012

Sunday's short race was confusing with all the swimmers in the water working on their bronze and proficiencies!
After being excluded from the race, I had to hear about the race from several competitors, while anxiously waiting to be judged at my lifesaving competencies half an hour later..
again the race was designed to the front markers, veterans of many decades of surf life saving...
3/3rds of the previous surf administration were medalists../.

the fastest swimmers with huge handicaps finished last

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Im thinkin late at night, happy to here in oz, but thinking about this surf swim race as a chess match, but me being down a couple of pieces or missing the queen...
after almost 2 months my handicap(time we start after 0) has come down to 6 minutes... when my handicap reaches down to 530, i should have a chance of at least winning 3rd with at least a cup of coffee!

the rules or times can be corrected (fudged) at the chairman's discretion .
The race often keeps the times that competitors finish with at the end of the year...
but often swimmers will lay off a year , so that they somehow are forgotten and manage to start the year with a very unfair handicap to their advantage.
This would give them a 45 pt advantage before others that were given unfair disadvantages come down to a more competive time.

all finishers should come within 1 minute of each other if the race was fair.
in the start of the season some swimmers were finishing the race before i and some others even after me had started!
i will continue this some more,,,
but half  of a  motrn pm from the states is working so im off to sleep soon!
(that motrin pm incapacitated me today...until i finally went for a warm up swim and chat with stu)

today ended up great knowing that im getting in better shape.., i reckon that ill be able to keep up 4o second pace for each 50 meters ... and eventually continue that pace for 400 meters.. maybe if i do that i could be a medalist in the states and perhaps the aussies!!)