Things are looking up

I've been having a lot of fun with 23Breaths and readership has steadily improved.
(to be fair I check the site 170 times a day so a big thanks to you 6 other readers!)

This is a definition of  "small potatoes" in the blog world but it's fun and I have meet a bunch of great people.

(sadly it's not enough fun to make me want to wade thru html and change the font colors, I kid myself that it makes the blog "homey" but I'm not fooling anybody)

 -- Site Summary --- 
 Visits Total ....................... 52,026 
 Average per Day ................ 176 
 Average Visit Length .......... 3:09 
This Week .................... 1,229 
    Page Views Total ........... 72,236 
 Average per Day ................ 272 
              Average per Visit .............. 1.6    
This Week .................... 1,905

(If my 401K did this well I could retire instead of looking for a job!)

So in celebration  here is a repost of August 28, 2008 

Shelter Party August 30th: Under The Sun and Goin' Big

Come Join the gang at Shelter Surf Shop on Saturday August 30th at 8pm for a gathering of the tribes!

Film, Art, Music and Literature!

Here's the Lowdown:

Film and Art: Under The Sun by Cyrus Sutton.

Scope the film trailer here:

Literature: Book Signing with Kevin O'Sullivan for his book on the Hayday of Gotcha entitled "Goin' Big"

Music: TBD

Refreshments: Courtesy of The Pike Bar and Grill.

Be There or Be a quadratic shape with four equal sides!!

(not really much different that you would find in a current post, so either it been decent all along or it's showing no signs of improvement)

oh and here is my first post
(really got wordy on this one!)


23 Breaths

23 Breaths to blowup a surfmat to an acceptable level of semi inflation


Anonymous said...
Excellent 23 breaths to blow up my mat. i'll try it and let you know.

asmith said...
Never counted...

Prana- I like the direction of this blog.

23 Breaths said...
Misc responses select one that works for you

A) depends on your lungs and your mat. When your mat gets in the water the temp changes the air volume changes and you have to re evaluate your mat inflation anyway. Pay attention to how your mat rides.
B) I was reading Rob Wilson's "The Illuminatus! Trilogy" where he expounds on the "law of fives" 2+3 = 5 etc
C) numeric blog names float to the top of the list (see blatant commercialism and self promotion)
D) counting your breaths is a good practice try it for a year or two

Brian McKie said...
12 breaths for my 4gf. I did have a beer before I started so maybe it was 10.
Either way I thought that was pretty good, I guess my wife was right about me being full of hot air.


pranaglider said...
How long you been married?
Don't you know your wife is always right?
Carry on

Brian McKie said...
Well it will be 10 years in July. Seems like just the other day.
Great work on the site. I too like where you are going with the site.

Anonymous said...
From experienced Hawaiian mat surfer, Tony Lum:

Sitting on the shore, staring out to sea, preparing to return to
Mother Nature's womb. Meditating on the rhythm of the swells as they
ascend and descend in time with the measure of the ocean floor.

The melodies of the waves drown out all negative energy. The sound of
breathing reverberates everywhere.

Waves created by a far-off wind,
Mother Nature's breath. Air expelled from human lungs, breathing life into this inflatable wave-riding craft. The breath of life pulled deep and pushed long. It is meditation. Zen.

Surfing. Gliding on the liquid manifestation of cyclical energy
created by a distant breath. This is a spiritual dance that has long,
deep Polynesian roots.

Alien missionaries deemed surfing to be a sinful pastime of backward heathens, but for the Hawaiians, it was sacred. Breath was also sacred. It is the essence of life. Mana.

In Hawaiian culture, people would greet one another by standing face to face and simultaneously inhaling and exhaling each other's breath.

What would the ancients think of mat-surfing? Using the Mana of one's breath to perform the spiritual act of surfing on a wave formed by the energy of nature's own breath.

No wonder these surf mats feel so alive! There is some powerful magic going on here.

All things considered, it's funny to hear people refer to surf mats as just another pool toy. I can see how some might be offended. Perhaps it's all just nonsense. Don't spend too much time thinking about it.

Take a deep breath, let go and the surfmat will show you the way.


ramsnake said...
Just read through your blog from go to wo. Excellent reading. It has reinspired me to start my yoga practise again!


pranaglider said…
Surf Report - cloudy and windy this morning. ah was that summer that just went by...

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