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By the end of the next day, his yard looked like the rest of ours.
All you new homeowners out there, need to work out deals with your neighbors, prior to any extensive leaf removal projects and chores. Otherwise, you will only end up repeating the job, and perhaps, you could get into a little hassle with the neighbor who's leaves just filled in your pristine leaf clearing masterpiece.
This is another price we pay for living here in New England.
Those pretty leaves in the Fall foliage season, end up looking not so pretty when they turn brown and clutter your yard, or worse, your neighbor's yard. And I'm sure there's been some cases of Leaf Rage documented somewhere. It's the nature of the beast. I mean hell, there's Road Rage. There's Surf Rage. There's gotta be Leaf Rage. And before you know it...it'll be Snow Rage.
Oh yea. It's all coming. Tis The Season.
I'm sure there's been cases of neighbors plowing snow into other neighbors driveways. Yep. Snow Rage. You know, I hate to keep quoting this bonehead, but he said it, and believe it or not, it does sort of make sense. Talking about Rodney King's infamous line..."Can't we all get along...?"
we can't. Well, we could, but it's in our nature to argue and fight
one another. And honestly, there's nothing wrong with a heated discussion,
every now and then. As long as it does not escalate. What's the hurt
in it? Let it out. Speak your mind. Tell them Jones's next door,
you don't appreciate the 10,000 new leaves in your yard. But
be prepared for confrontation. In fact, you might want to have your
Leaf Blower in hand when doing so.
I'm gonna pass again until the sun comes out and stays out. Sorry for being such a lightweight here...but honestly? I don't really think I need to prove myself to anyone, as far as my dedication and passion for this lifestyle. I've gotten my share of waves in my life. And I am pretty sure (with the Good Lord willing) that I will get many more. I just need certain extra bonus features to get me out there these days.
sun is one.
Lord knows, I could of used a cleansing from Mother Ocean after the last two weeks. That was pretty crazy. It was a dammed if I do and dammed if I didn't situation. Thankfully things have died down on both sides. So I am personally moving onward and upward. Might I suggest we all do the same.
Man it's foggy out there.(Saturday) I'm looking out my window and there's not the slightest indication of wind. And it's got to be close to 65 degrees out there. That's all gonna change in the next day or two. I even saw the first graphic of snow flurries.
Snow? I know you West Coast readers are cringing reading that. And you
Hawaiian readers have NO idea what it's like. Unless you're a
transplant. But if you're a local on the West Coast, Hawaiian,
or even a Florida, hip hopping, Surf Monkey, you have no idea.
I do hope, none of my friends in the Santa Barbara area, are in harms way with that latest brush fire that's burning out of control. We were all horrified to see that 100 homes had been lost since Thursday. That's terrible. And they looked to be such beautiful homes too. It's hard to bitch and complain about some trivial things and then see something like this.
It just puts everything into perspective.
I'm sure I'm not alone when I say, I will pray for you and your loved ones, and hope that things finally die down and the fire is finally under control.
will say say a special prayer for those brave firefighters who are out
there,24-7, around the clock, battling that blaze. There's a special
breed of American Volunteers.
May the winds die down, and the embers fade away.
People have been asking..."Ralph when is your next movie coming out?" Well, I plan on having something in the shops by Thanksgiving week. I did not release one last year due to the passing of my mother and the timing of it all. But I have enough footage from 2007-2008 to release something by the holidays.
I was fooling around with names as well. I had originally planned on releasing the next SFOD movie and call it TEMPEST A Violent Wind. But that name never did grow on me very well over the last year. So we've been kicking around names and one of them that we seem to like and chuckle at is "WICKED AWESOME WAVES" .
trying to use another New England sounding name or feel. And
Wicked Awesome is kind of New England sounding.
We have a great cover idea as well. We loved the 2006 release
name NORTH BY NORTHEAST. And I suppose we could do a follow up
and call it NORTH BY NORTHEAST II. But I don't know if I like
the sequel deal. Another name is LATITUDE 42.94N LONGITUDE 70.83W.
And then this one...SURF "FREEZE" OR DIE. Then we thought,
why not put these names out there, and let some of you weigh in on which
name you like. Not so much a contest but, just involving you guys in
the creative process.
WICKED AWESOME WAVES (WAW)
There's still the other two SFOD projects that are in the making. 1. THE HISTORY OF SURFING IN NEW ENGLAND documentary 2. ONE One Day, One Swell, All Of New England. The History of Surfing in NE is just that. A documentary of the surfers and surfing in New England. The ONE project has been in the making since 2005. The reason why it has not been done yet, is because, we have NOT had that one day swell, where all of NE is breaking.
We need a Gabrielle type Hurri swell for that to happen. And I've made some pretty strict criteria as well. It has to be overhead. It has to be clean. And it has to be sunny. Boy, I guess that's not too hard to ask for.
of it. If it happens. It would be great. ONE SWELL. ONE DAY. ALL OF
to personally thank all of you who called, and sent emails to me on
Veterans Day. There were so many that I lost count. 100's
of you. Wow. I was really quite blown away by it. So thank you all again,
I can't tell you how special that was. And again, a BIG thank you to
all the other Vets out there too.
Well...I lost track of the Patriots during the last few weeks.
But I must say, that was quite an exciting game on Thursday against the JETS. Exciting? Hell it was great. And the night before...I just happened to catch the last few minutes of the Celtics vs Flames game. Wow. That was exciting too. Paul Pierce's last second shot? That's sports drama folks. New England Style Sports Drama. And then back to the next night with young Matt (Brady who?) Cassell throwing that last second TD pass to Randy Moss with Ty Law hanging all over him? My brothers and sisters that was unbelievable.
And honestly, for the first time since the Superbowl...I was really into the game. Don't get me wrong. I'm sorry they lost, but very happy to see them play the way they did. Granted, the defense needs to tighten up and play smarter. But overall? I was happy. I was happy to be a Pats Fan again.
We (Pats Fans) should all be.
No one says they are going to Superbowl. Hardly. And they more than likely will not get past the AFC conference with anything but a Wildcard berth. But it's fun to watch them again. And quite frankly, Cassell has earned himself, some much do respect. Including from me.
I was not a believer.
in pre-season. If anything, I was horrified at how bad he was in pre-season.
But, he's since proven himself an NFL worthy QB. And next
season? Well when Tommy boy comes back...Matt might be
wearing another uniform. And I'll say good for him.
an ESA NNE Surf Contest scheduled for today at The Wall. Hope
the surf holds out for Lenny and company.
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Big Sky at The Wall this morning. Sunday November 16th, 2008.
Sunday November 16th, 2008. ESA-NNE contest. JrMen (MVF) taking off.
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Frankie Walsh blasting the snot out of this lip. Sunday Oct 26th.
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Today-Surf Scenes from Hawaii's North Shore. Shot this week
Pancho Sullivan on the North Shore of Oahu.
Today 2008 PARTING SHOT-"A Little Slab will do ya..."