in bed earlier this week, I thought about what I would do if I were one
of those poor San Diegans who had to scramble for their lives during
those terrible brush fires. I mean think about it. What would you grab
if you only had five minutes or less to get out of your home? Barring
your family and pets of course.
Seriously. What would you grab?
Would you go for the surfboard? Your wetsuit? Or would it be something
more significant? Look, if the first thing you grab is your board and
wetsuit, then you really need to get a life. Clearly, there's more to
life than fiberglass and neoprene. I was thinking, that I would go for
the things that could not be replaced. Like my photos and film. More specifically,
my movies. Especially my old Reel to Reels.
I'd be lost without them. Not just the surf stuff either. My whole family
history is on film.
I couldn't help but feeling bad for all those Californians who
lost everything. Just awful to watch. I guess if there's anything good
that would come out of this, it's to make sure you know ahead of time,
what you would grab if you were faced with a similar situation.
wondering if they have fire proof safes? They must. If they do, it might
be smart for all of to put our most prized possessions into them. Otherwise,
God forbid, if you're faced with a fast moving fire you at least know
that when the last ember falls to the ground and you go sifting through
the ashes, you at least know that when you find that safe. You find your
with several surf buddies out there, the whole scene sounded like the
end of the world. Smoke and haze for miles and miles. Unhealthy smoke
They had surf that week too, so of course they all went surfing through
it all. I was reminded of the Jersey and NY surfers who surfed through
9-11. The perfect surf breaking while a few miles away, thousands of people
suffering through the disaster.
And we all sit here, complaining about the small surf, when hundreds of
thousands of people (surfers included) lost everything. It's time to put
things into perspective.
And to the asshole arsonist(s) who lit those fires...? Well, call me old
fashion but...I'm personally all for the death penalty. If any of these
losers who are in custody, end up being found guilty for lighting these
fires, and they get blamed for one of the many deaths...well,
I say... give em what they deserve. Fry their ass.
Or better yet...light 'em on fire.
are living in Historic times my friends. As I write this the SOX
are gearing up for Game Number 4 against the ROCKIES. They
are 3-0 in the World Series. This is UNBELIEVABLE! Last
night's game was almost Close. They were leading the Rockies 6-0 when
the Rocky Mountain High Boys made a run for it...But the SOX
prevailed and sent them Purple People Eaters packing! The SOX have proven
to be too much to handle both on Offense and defense. I mean are YOU kidding
This is October my friends. This is what we all live for. Tonight
Jon Lester takes the mound for the SOX and we might very
well be the World Series Champs by the time you read this. But
if not...it's only a game away. I hope it is tonight. After the Daisuke
Matsuzaka outing last night, with Ellsbury and Predroia
leading the way with Huge HITS it's been nothing but SOX the whole
series. It almost seems dreamlike. I'm hoping and praying for the sweep.
But if does not happen, I feel confident that they will prevail.
Meanwhile... YOUR NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS just SMOKED the helpless
Redskins with a score of 52-7! Are you freaking KIDDING
ME????? Tom Brady threw 3 TD's and ran in 2! Huh? Oh yea baby!
YOUR NEW ENGLAND Teams of the BoSox and the Pats are dominating
the headlines. And rightfully so.
The Colts won today, which means this next game is going to BE
HUGE! Two undefeated teams face off against each other, only ONE will
emerge with a Victory. Will it be the COLTS? Or The PATS? My gut
feeling is...it will be the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS! There's something
going on. Brady is on pace to destroy all of his previous records
and all the NFL records. This shit is happening before our eyes.
This is all real folks. The
Realness of October.
On a sad bittersweet note: Today would of been my Mother Eva's Birthday.
Happy Birthday Ma, Nana, we love you, and really miss you.
The GARY RITCHIE Fundraiser will take place on Saturday December
1st at the American Legion Hall in Hampton. See poster below.
Landon Miller Fund is still taking donations through ANY Citizen Bank.
Or PLEASE send your donation to:
Landon Miller Foundation
83 South Road
North Hampton, NH 03862
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my friends...Surfing heals all wounds....
Pray for Surf. Pray for Peace. Surf For Fun.