Howdy, rowdy rumpusers!
I'm back from vacation in Southern California and admit I hardly checked in to the Sox scores while I was away; accessible and handy At Bat app be damned. Having reviewed scores upon my return, I think I made the right decision to take a break from all the stresses in my life. April White Sox baseball included.
Knowing I'd be in Los Angeles for the week, I asked my dear surfer friends in Huntington Beach to shape me a new surfboard that I could pick up while I was down there. For the cost of materials alone, my friend created a short board based on my requested dimensions and artwork.
I paddled the beauty below for the first time into the lineup and head-high waves at the Huntington Pier on Saturday. This was also my first session in "warm" waters, having only surfed in Washington and Oregon prior to now. A special day, indeed. I hope the majority of the reading audience will enjoy the art I chose for the board.
In other news, yesterday was the release of the Thao Nyguyen and Mirah album, and I can't recommend it enough. I had already put in a good 20 listens from the free stream on NPR, but I woke up yesterday and downloaded it right away. Here is the link to the free NPR listen, though if you're a fan of Thao at all, I say go straight to purchasing the album.