Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Red Beans & Rice

Live. On a Steve Cropper kick again. Great intro if you speak Norwegian.

I Wish I Was a Catfish

Actually, if I could choose I'd rather be a dolphin, but it just wouldn't work the same here. Muddy and his Tele, Newport 1960.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Morning Session

Weird morning here in SD. Surfed north county until we were told to exit the water. The helicopter circled us for a while before we got out. It was kind of surreal to hear over a loudspeaker, "This is the lifeguard, there's been a fatal shark attack. Exit the water." There's going to be a lot of hype going down. Thoughts to the man's family.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Back en Acción

It's been a nice albeit busy hiatus from the SB1000. Nice to step back, get out of Dodge, and get some fresh perspective. So, what's been happening?

Been surfing the Andreini more than any of my other boards. Definitely appeals to my single-fin minimalist side, and it's a nice contrast to the big twin (which is one of the best boards I've ever had) and the others. I've ridden it from chest/head high to really little days and the versatility is there. But it really turns on in better surf. The cleanest fades are possible on this thing. I'll talk more about it later.

Had some nice down time with my girls. There's nothing like getting out of town and enjoying each other in different environments.

Been playing a lot of guitar too. It's been nice to bring music back to a more consistent place. I'm set to play drums with a few cats I recently met. We'll see how that all pans out.

Been building out the shop and it is coming along incredibly well. We have sourced sustainable/recycled materials throughout the entire space; from the floor, to the walls, to all of the cabinetry. And it all looks really tight. If anyone ever needs woodwork done in the San Diego area let me know and I'll refer our guy. He's legit.

Tea. Lots and lots of it. All day, every day. We are fiends, and crafting our exact list for the shop is actually a challenge, but so much fun.

And I became an uncle for the first time. Yep, Uncle JB. Audrey was born to my sister and her husband on 3.31.

That's it for now. Not super surf-related, but thanks for checking in.