Friday, November 11

How To Shave and Listen to Your I-Pod

1. Wear pants, preferably jeans, with a back pocket.

2. Set I-Pod to random play.

3. Place I-Pod in back pocket.

4. Place headphones (in special “mug me” white) in ears.

5. But make sure headphone chord runs down your back, not down your front.

6. Run hot water in sink.

7. Lather.

8. Pick up razor.

9. You are now ready to shave.

10. Begin shaving and grooving.

11. Be careful not too groove too much if random play should select Can’t Stop Till You Get Enough by Michael Jackson.

12. Keep band-aids handy in case you do groove too much.

13. Watch out for the square part of the jaw.

14. That’s the tricky bit.

15. Don’t be distracted if random play selects a LOUD tune by Mogwai.

16. Nor if it plays a Modest Mouse tune.

17. Keep still and shave until finished.

18. Reflect upon a more pleasant shave and be thankful you live in the technological era.

Monday, November 7

The Danmobile

My Fangin' Car Posted by Picasa

Rye Back Beach Posted by Picasa

On Sunday, Paul piked out on afternoon golf so I headed back down to the coast for another surf. It was my first visit to Melbourne's east coast and it paid off. Or at least it would have if I were a better surfer.

On the left side of the lower photo (click on the photo to enlarge) you can see some black specks. Those are surfers. I was riding the peak that you can see walling up to the right of that group. I had the peak to myself for an hour and a half even though it was Sunday afternoon (why?). I caught some fantastic waves. However, I also caught about twice as many big wipe-outs. On the largest wave I tried all day I got to my feet just as the lip was throwing thereby managing surfing's most spectacular failure: the lip launch. The lip launch was followed by a good session stuck in the impact zone.

Later, as I'm sure you want to know, I was cleaning out my sinuses by the car. I was blowing salt water out of my nose for so long it started to feel surreal. I was wondering how so much salt water could be in my head.