Friday, May 26, 2006

Israelites no more

I am sorry to say but Desmond Dekker passed away. Some of you reading this know how big a part Desmond Dekker played in my musical history. Very sad indeed.

On a brighter note, I just got back from vacation this week. I had an awesome time, surfed an average of 4 hours a day in Costa Rica. I have sand in my crack, my hair is natty, I still smell like a jellyfish and damn am I ever happy! This time we stuck to Tamarindo because I really wanted to work on my surfing.

Here's how it went:

5:30AM wake up, walk outside check out the surf
7:30 have breakfast
8:00 have a double espresso and go surfing for an hour
11:00 drink some beer, scratch my parts, eat some aroza con camerones, make like an iguana and sleep in the sun
3:30 go surfing until the sun went down
7:00 wander around and drink tequila in every resto/bar possible
11:00 check out the tide chart, drink tequila and pass out

The beach break right in front of the Diria where we were staying was really nice early week and then the main reef break (pico piqueno) picked up later in the week. I caught a million waves and couldn't be happier. Mimi also started to catch nice rides at pico. We went snorkeling on an open-bar catemeran trip which was really fun, actually met a dude that I knew from St. Donat in the shuttle. Nothing like snorkeling drunk with some yardies :o

We went to Avallenas and Playa Negra where I got worked so hard on the outside break that I couldn't remember my name. I need to get into better shape to really enjoy the bigger breaks.

All in all, it was really mellow and we surfed more than probably both other trips combined. The ticos were really great and we met a lot of cool people out in the water. Next time, I think that I'm going to take my lumps and get on a short board.

On a sour note, the baggage handlers stole my camera right out of my bag so I have no pictures. A word to the wise, get a lock for your check-in bags and carry anything you don't want to lose with your carry-on.

One more thing, what the fuck is up with uptight strangers leaving uptight comments here? If you don't have a South Park/Fellini/David Lynch sense of humor you shouldn't be here because you'd think I'm an idiot (which I very well may be). If this blog is offensive to you then maybe you should spend more time here.

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