How many can you find?
Yesterday on the Surfer's Journal facebook page they asked how many readers have a full collection. I do and so I replied and since they asked readers to send in a picture I did that as well.
Sometimes I never look at something until I take it's picture.
Now in my household it a well known fact that after I die my body will be discovered by firemen called to my domicile due to reports of all the unfed rowdy cats and the general funky smell.
I like to collect things
Others might say I'm a pack rat.
Back to todays story.
After enduring many jokes over dinner and looking at the picture more I decided that there is a decent Highlight's magazine "can you find it in the picture" puzzle here.
So if you are playing the home game, open the picture above and try to identify the following objects in the pile.
Surf trophy I won in high school - yes I used to be able to surf standing up (5th place)
The box my UDT's came in, five years ago - I never throw out a neat box
Bucket hats I wear in the water - Patagonia makes the best ones
Tibetan prayer flags - pray for surf!
Surfmat - you were expecting something else?
Fins - part of the collection. Duck feet and UDT's with the drunken monkey mods
Surf wax - standard fathers day present for years, if you see me at the beach ask for some!
Surf movies - VHS, two different locations - 5 Summer Stories, Metaphysical, No Destination and Surfing Hollow Days. I think the DVD's are behind the pile
The last three or four years of Surfers Journals -
Another pile of Journal's - looks like the year they all had black covers
(The rest are in boxes at the bottom of the pile)
Unopened bottle of decent tequila - snake bite is a very real possibility!
Leroy Grannis book - you need good eyes or you need to know the color of the cover
Program for the Rick Griffin exhibit - same stack as above but it's red
The BIG summer issue of Surfer mag - yeah I have all of those too
Two guitars (one's in its case) - worst guitar player in the world. don't ask me to play
Weather radio - back in the day this was Surfline and Adam Wright rolled into one. Still a handy item to have
Surfers Code - never turn your back on the water!
Surf Movie tonight! - lots of old movie posters
Mavericks book - good book, covers big wave riding in general as well as Mavs
Surfing encyclopedia - not enough about mats! lots of other good stuff
Surfers Path - the Greenough Influence issue
Surf sculpture - You look thru a hole and it looks like you are looking out the tube!
Beach towel - I'll end with a easy one!
So how many did you find?
If I get enough requests I'll put together a key to all the objects
I have to say my wife is a really good sport and that the rest of the house doesn't look like this!
The garage is another matter...
BTW let me know what your collections look like