Friday, September 19, 2014

Every Day of Grad School

So I did something weird and counter productive. I started a new blog about my grad school experience. I am wishing now that I took more photographs during undergrad at UCSD, and I am feeling like I have a second chance here. Blogging is my medium, and its how I get to live my life again, solidify my memories, and pulls things to reality. At the same time, I wanted to keep the daily banalities of my graduate school experience out of this blog. I know firmly what is in and out of scope, and I think a highly formatted and introspective post about my day in class would clash with my idilic photograph dominated memory book.
Its a work in progress. See it here>>

Friday, September 12, 2014

Surfing Rest Day

I didn't surf today. I didn't even let my puncture wound hit the water. I just sat on the shore, took photos, and read my book.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Stingray Blues

My foot in hot water after the Stingray bite.
I got sliced by a stingray while surfing in Fletchers Cove this weekend. It ruined my weekend. On the plus side, this will probably be one of the life experiences that flash before my eyes during near death experiences.

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

10 Reasons I Love Living San Diego

Labor day has come to pass and that means that summer is over too. I had a great summer and I feel like reflecting before our seasonless San Diegan socialites start wearing over the knee boots and pretending like its fall.

Here are 10 things that make me love the city I've spent the last decade in. 

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

10 Things Lately... September

One Crowded Beach
Every weekend this month we spend some time surfing. It is so amazing to get out there on the waves. It is so relaxing. It was a little bit harder this labor day weekend since it was so crowded, but it wasn’t crowded in a load and bothersome way. The roar of the waves is so loud that its easy to feel like I was alone even around so many people. Its almost like a lot of people don’t go to the beach to have a peaceful earthy experience. Some people only go when its crowded because it feels like a huge party. For this reason, I am looking forward to continuing my beach and surfing experiences into the winter, of which the beach will definitely not be a happening place. 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Surfing Progress

I am learning how to surf much slower than most people I think. I've gone several times this summer, and I still can only get up for a few seconds in the white wash before wiping out. Its totally worth it, but its sad to see summer end without the progress I thought I'd attain. it might be time to call Brianna Steel again.

Hurricane Marie made the waves extra good today.

Santee Boulders with Buffy

Santee Boulders
We took Buffy and our DSLR bouldering today. We are on the razors edge of buying a rope at REI today, but no dice. That stuff is never on sale, and if that is the case, why now? As we were driving away I asked myself why later then? I managed to freak myself out bouldering today, wishing I bought the rope the whole time.

You know, looking at these photos, I wonder why we even mess around with the barbie doll camera at all. Those photos look like butt compared to these.