/*23 Breaths*/

Friday, February 20, 2015

23B - the heart of the internets



Spring is coming
Leashes ruined Surfing
The water is polluted and there are too many people

All topics you heard about first here

at the heart of the internets

23B

So as I dig deeper into
the center of our
everyday reality

go check out more
of Lloyd's trip
to Kauai

HERE

He is checking out Ambrose' quiver

Good Stuff

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Going Off


Welcome to Fat Tuesday
that feels like a Monday
in some ways

The brief rains
at the beginning of the year
you remember
it was in all the papers...

Well the local sage plants
they know what to do
with a little rain
being the local sages

To say that they have
"gone off"
would be to devalue
both "gone" and "off"

In the mean time
I hear there has been surf


quiet the boards are sleeping...

Monday, February 16, 2015

City Birds


every morning is a poem
this one smells like sage
but the birds outside
are doing imitations
of car alarms
and nothing
rhymes
with that...

Monday, February 9, 2015

Nothing to see here move along...



Three Monday blizzards in a row for the Northeast

yesterday I spent the day in shorts

mowed the lawn and barbecued

it was too hot to cook inside

the forecast calls for three days in the mid eighties

this week

in early February

There seems to be swell

and conditions favor some offshore winds

just another day in paradise

If you stand still and put your hands out

you can feel the real estate values rising...

Monday, February 2, 2015

Today is Ground hog day

The super bowl is over

(somebody won and there seem to be a bunch of people pissed it wasn't their team.  I am disappointed that there weren't any good commercials.  Oh and it's not your team, it belongs to some billionaire...but the guacamole was excellent)


The holiday season has come and gone

So we have just about run out of things to celebrate during the "winter" season in socal

I am using quotes to indicate some scepticism that it's really winter.

But Prana, what about

The north east

Boston

the mid west
(which is decidedly in the eastern half of the country and will be the topic of a rant another day)

I've never been to any of them (I don't get out much)

and at this point never really expect to

The truth be told I don't go east of the 405 much (its a north south freeway in socal)

no need

but to circle back around to the point of today's discourse

In my ethnocentric little bubble I like to call reality,

let's just say "winter" (again note the sceptic quotes)

is over

and call it an early spring

what's 46 days between friends?

Friday, January 23, 2015

Gentlemen start your engines...



Submissions
 are now open
for the 4th Annual San Diego Surf Film Festival.

Submission fees are as follows:
Feature length, $25
Shorts, $20

Remember to mark your calenders for this years event
which will take place May 20th-23rd
at the 
Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla.

Any additional information can be found on our website:
www.sandiegosurffilmfestival.com

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Winter


such as it is
in these parts
is a strange
creature

Chilly mornings
followed by
warm afternoons
then back to
chilly evenings

A well timed
early morning
swell check
can reward you
with empty
spitting
offshore
tubes
or
epic
high tide
flatness

At least your
wetsuit
drys out
in the afternoon

Your booties
won't be totally dry
until March

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Cold and Clear

and just about as flat as it gets

(never entirely true and always about to change)



These winter so cal days are why it's necessary to have something else

to do

that doesn't directly revolve around surfing

The garden is a must but it being winter

there is nothing so sad as winter greens with frostbite...

Then there is some sort of daily exercise and meditation

Yoga for instance

and that is a requirement for anyone walking around on the planet

hmm, my editor has just notified me that not all of the 23B readers are

A - walking around

and

B - on this planet

so scratch that last bit

and by the way I would like to welcome our new interplanetary overlords to 23B...

so to summarize

it's cold

it's socal so it's not that cold (76 is the high today (sorry right coasters...))

it's flat but not for long

aliens are coming or are already here ...

Go out and enjoy the day

Saturday, December 20, 2014

now we are talkin...

Perhaps the best gift ever for that surfer on your xmas list


Kirk has all the cool toys

for more details

check it out here

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The once a year I use my surf racks...

What a pain in the butt...

Often this time of year, my friends and neighbors will ask me...

“Pranaglider, (yes my friends and neighbors call me Pranaglider) I am going to get a Christmas tree this year and I want to know if there is anything I can add to the water at the bottom of the tree to make tree last longer.”

Yes fiends, there is

I take the citrus fruit that ripened and fell off the tree,

I cut the orange or lemon in half and throw the half with bad part away.

I squeeze the juice of the fruit into the water I am going to add to the tree.

I believe that the acid from the juice keeps the microbial growth down, but orange juice is complex enough for there to be additional actions.

Next add some sugar

The tree will drink the sugar and live a little longer.

In my family the kids will put in an aspirin tablet into the water too.

Not sure what that does

something I am sure

So there you have it

I put lemonade in the water under the tree!

This also makes a nice new years morning drink, if you over imbibe...