Thursday, January 12, 2012

revisiting an old friend

as i mentioned on monday i had already knocked off two things of my list, one being my new blog design and the other being..........a SURF BOARD!!!!!!
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yup, people i got a surfboard...well sort of...this board was actually toms and when we moved to sf back in 2003 he left it with a friend. moving to a small place and having no car made it a bit hard to continue to surf. last weekend we picked it up and since tom just got a new board it is mine, ALL MINE!
it has a few dings that need to get repaired but other then that it is perfect. it is from the 60's and tom bought it while in new zealand which was right before we met :) i can't wait to try it out...now for a wetsuit!!!
if you have ever gone surfing before you know the thrill of it, how exciting it is to catch a wave and speed through the water. how exhilarating it is. i told tom riding a bike and being able to go long distances is really awesome, how amazing that someone's body can move a machine that can propel over hills and mountains but riding a wave is like connecting with mother nature and letting it take you for a magical ride.
new surf board!!!!!
i can't wait to get into the cold salty water and feel at peace with nature. don't get me wrong the first day out will be ROUGH. my arms will feel like noodles, i will get totally rocked by the waves, swallow some salt water and probably cry from shear exhaustion but in the end there is nothing else like the feeling of having conquered a wave.

we have an underwater camera and we are both totally so stoked on using it. we think next weekend we will head down to santa cruz and revisit the place we spent most of our weekends long long ago.

oh and a big thanks to kelly-anne for telling me that our friend still had the board!

xo,
cb

50 comments:

  1. that is so awesome! i love crossing things off lists, especially if they're as cool as surfing :). even if you didn't get a surfboard, you're pretty much winning with that car. i bet that thing rides the waves of the road like a champ! congratulations!

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  2. How awesome is that? I totally agree with you about the thrill of surfing. I haven't been able to surf since '06....which was the last time I was in San Diego. Can't wait to hear all about your surfing adventure, and the pics will be nothing short of awesome, I'm sure!

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    1. you used to surf too! why can't you live closer to me! we could be sewing buddies and surf friends!

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  3. I remember the first time I went surfing with Tom... Dad lifted me off the ground trying to shake me into my wet suit, and I look like an over stuffed sausage once I finally forced my body into it. Le sigh.

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  4. Just wanted to let you know I featured you in my Things I love Thursday post!
    oliversmoth.blogspot.com

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  5. Yay!! How exciting! :D Love the photos!

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  6. Sometimes I think you live in Santa Cruz. That surfboard is really nifty!

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    1. you live in santa cruz right or am i making that up? we will be going down there next weekend and surf at cowells if the surf report is good, YAY. you should come out!

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  7. Awesome! Love your surfboard, your car and your patio! Oh, and your new blog design! New here and so glad I "found" this amazing place!
    Hugs xxx

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    1. hi chrissy! glad you found my blog!

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  8. Aw man, I've never even seen the ocean, unless I was in a plane, flying over it! So jealous! And I love your sweater.=)

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    1. oh man, would dye if i didn't live by the ocean! come visit sf and we can play in the water!

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  9. And I must mention, just because it's ridiculous, that my captcha for posting the above comment was "hymen."

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    1. haha I wish more people would post their funny captchas!

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    2. I know right! I know i have gotten a few good ones.

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  10. I love your new blog design! Im excited to hear about the suft adventure also :P

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  11. @kelly-anne: oh kelly, no one looks good in a wetsuit and i will prove it to you when we go to santa cruz next weekend. you will see soon my dear darling.

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  12. Just stumbled up on your blog and love the background and layout - super cute! Also super cute? That whale sweatshirt!

    Have a great day :)

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    1. thanks megan! i love that whale sweatshirt. i bought it a shop in the outer sunset in sf and wish i new who the designer was, it just has an american apparel tag on it :( thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Girl....you are sooo freaking cool! I love that you surf...and bike...and look beautiful doing it all! I think that is so awesome that your doing so well on all your goals. Yay! I just love the blog design...so adorable. Thank you so kindly for all your sweet compliments on my blog. You spoil me...and I love it! I have no talent for sports that involve such balance like surfing....but I seriously always wished I could surf and snowboard! I shall live vicariously through you! Hearts, Janna Lynn

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    1. janna your the sweetest. i;m glad you love me spoiling you, that makes me happy. you deserve to be spoiled hot lady!

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  14. woo hoo. Looking forward to seeing you catching some gnarly waves dude. I think surfing would be tons of fun but I'm too scared of sharks to enter the water. Jaws really messed me up.

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  15. I love your new blog design, it's FAB!!! Totally you and totally unique...really cute and put together. Plus you've got whales on your sweatershirt, which makes it extra amazing.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  16. I am so stoked you'll be surfing on a NZ surfboard - tee hee;)

    Love these photos, they are very cute, I can't wait to hear about your surfing adventures.

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  17. How fun and exciting. I can't wait to hear all about the surfing. Lots of people surf where I'm from but the water is FREEZING!

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    1. A gross but helpful trick on staying a bit warm...peeing in your wetsuit!

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  18. I am so happy for you - I love the way you describe the thrill. Come visit me any time - this is surf central! Sarah xxx

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    1. I would love to come visit you! It looks sooo warm and sunny and im sure the surf is perfect!

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  19. so curious for those underwater photos they will look so funny, i think :)

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  20. Love the surf board! And how you have the surf boards hanging like that is so cool!
    Your blog design is awesome! Love the colors, patterns, pictures, and set up of it all!
    That's great you've been able to cross some things off your list. That always feels soo good!
    I hope this year is off to a wonderful and productive start for you! xoxo

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  21. Yay, supercool board!! I sooo wanna try surfing sometime, I'm hoping we can do it on our honeymoon :) It seems really hard, but so cool!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    xo Lisa

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    1. Where are you thinking of going on your honeymoon? I know you have showed some places. It isreally easy if you are on a 10 foot board. It is so sturdy and just glides in the water.

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  22. What a gorgeous board!

    I used to surf a little... years ago now. I LOVED it so much. You are right, there is nothing like it. I still occasionally dream about it! It's not practical for me to surf right now in my life but I still have my wetsuit in the cupboard and I'm not throwing it out... When my little one is older I will take him on surfing holidays and we'll have so much fun!

    I love the sea so much. You know that Morcheeba song, "i left my soul there, down by the sea"? That's me!

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    1. Yay! So exciting to find another surfer! Wish we could hang out. If we have a tiny one we will for sure have it swimming before it can walk.

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  23. oh my stars, that's very exciting!!!!!!! it makes me miss summer already.
    XO

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  24. i can't wait for the wetsuit photos! ;D

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  25. wow, that's awesome! can't wait to see some pics & hear all about it :) and am loving the whale sweater xox

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  26. Love this post!! I also NEED your hoodie please, kthx. Haha <3

    I'm definitely your newest follower!

    xo,
    Amanda

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  27. That's A.W.E.S.O.M.E.!!!!

    Surfing is so fantastic! I used to surf a lot when I was younger and would spend the summer with the fam in San Diego. I think about it all the time. My brother lives in L.A. and made a cool little surfing video of his roommate... http://vimeo.com/13477201

    I can't wait to hear about your surfing stories! I am so excited for you!

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  28. Hi! Just stumbled across your blog and it's really cute! Love that first pic of you and the car. Also love how you have the boards hung up... it looks so good! My bf grew up surfing and I'm supposed to be learning sometime soon too I hope!

    Victoria
    Forever Fashionably Late

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  29. wow i'm so excited for you! catching a wave truly is such a magical experience. i'm sure you'll have a challenging but fun time down in santa cruz. cheers

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  30. first off i love your new blog design! (i missed it as i've been absent from the blogging community for a bit). also, i LOVE your sweater! are those whales?! :) congrats on your new board. i've never been surfing, but it's definitely on my 'bucket list' :)

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  31. i tell ya, sharing surfing with my husband is the best! nice to see another northern california cold water surfer girl!

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  33. I haven't felt jealous in awhile, but.... I love your car and your hoodie! I love VWs and quirky hoodies. I would love love love to learn to surf, but the Gulf of Mexico isn't the ideal spot to learn! I live in Tampa Bay.
    PS: your blog background makes my knees weak. :)

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thanks for commenting! it fills me with joy that you have taken the time to stop by!
xo,
cb