Postcards from the Bleeding Edge
Sunday, June 01, 2003

 

Real Surfing is nothing like websurfing



WebSurfing is not at all like surfing. The use of surf in the description is as misleading a meme as piracy is to copying software.

And god, real surfing feels good. Well, if I could lift my arms, it would feel better now.

I've managed without a cigarette for 14 hours so far... you can't smoke em, even think of them, when you are out in the ocean. I didn't think about them until I got to the beach, and then, only briefly.

I just pulled both ebay auctions - too many emails - too many details - pictures, shipping costs - too much to handle - and now I don't have to face that XP box - I can, maybe, find a quiet place and write down what I need to do, and then work over the Limbic system it's attached to. Pretend it's a new box, not an old one with 2 years of your life on it stuck in a quantum state, and just build that...

Hell, maybe I can delagate the job to a local kid. Delegation - what a concept. My life worked so much better when I outsourced my filing, billing, laundry, cleaning - all the time and brainsucking things I was bad at I got rid of. I got some great press during the boom, that was all about that, too - I remember: Pushing off paperwork... especially.

I remember the photographer scrunching himself up against my ceiling to get this shot...

I remember that me now - I was happy - I led a band, I had a drummergirlfriend, I had my work life clicking over nicely... I could focus, I could concentrate, I kicked ass in 99.

If I can just recognise my own weaknesses and NOT confront them all at once, maybe I can get by.

 
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