Friday, April 25, 2008

I'm no expert, but...

Because a triathlete was killed by a shark in Solana Beach this morning, the LA Times linked to an old article about a rise in shark attacks off California's coast.

The last line reads:

"Experts advise caution when entering shark-infested waters."

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Freak out subsides

He sent me an Excel spreadsheet with yes, no, and maybes tallied. And using his advanced Excel skill-set, he made a working worksheet with tallies broken down into categories of family, friends, and Pennsylvania community. It's a thing of beauty and I feel much better.

We are seriously talking about this song for our "first dance":

Nothing says love like an Excel spreadsheet.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Wedding freak-out

I haven't had one of these in a while, so I thought I'd share.


I thought this was going to be a manageable wedding of around 100 people. Today I find out that there are about 43 members of the community -- his family's community, not even members of his family -- who are showing up. And there are probably going to be MORE. This number does not include his family and friends.

And he wants to reconsider my idea to do assigned seating! I can just imagine my gay Athiest Jewish New York friends accidentally ending up at a table with more conservative small-town Muslim immigrants. I'm not calling it Gaza, but it will be awkward.

Do you know how many people are coming from my side? This includes family and friends. 48. That breaks down to 21 family and 27 friends. I have 1 cousin who's not sure and 3 friends who are also figuring it out. I have a spreadsheet with people's names and tick-marks as to who is coming and how many children. That's right, I've counted the CHILDREN so they can have seats.

I think it might be easier to get married to a woman because she might understand why being organized about this shit is important.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Good surf, bummer discovery

Sunday was fun. I had a bunch of crap waves, but I had two stand-out lefts that kept me carving and a bit of stepping. Those two waves made the whole session worthwhile.

Unfortunately, I found out as I was putting my Cooperfish into the car that the nose that had previously delammed from my neglect a few years ago, is now showing signs of coming apart again. The rails about 5 inches from the tip of the nose are cracking and I'm not sure what to do. Those rails are pretty sharp and thin.

Oh well, I'm drying it out and I'll re-assess later.

I guess it's back to the 8'0 Raw. Or maybe I'll get back on one of my 7'0"s for giggles.