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Friday, October 26, 2007

  A welcome distraction

We interrupt this week's ranting for a brief look into mental health.

Codo is sitting here next to me telling me how good the waves were today at Madara... How getting out of today's barrel was like being born...

Me, I spent the whole day indoors, getting pale, thinking about problems a thousand miles away.

To hell with the election for a while. Gigante's breaking. See ya later.

(Image courtesy Codo Lopez, the Nicaraguan Surf report and Casa Feliz)

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thinking about the election is just gonna make you pissed off and frustrated.. And it's something that's all but out of your control and really has little impact on your day to day life.. I mean it has impact what the president does, but for the most part it's just who's name is attached to the same fscking we'd get from any of the other choices.

So stop thinking about it and enjoy paradise.
 
Greg: A thousand words a day, 5 days a week, is what I keep telling myself. I don't care if I'm angry, frustrated, happy, sad, or whatever.

... but I want a thousand words a day out of me, about something I care about, no matter what it is.

The last 6 years of my life were a lot rougher than the previous 8, and the next 8 are looking even harder than that.

America has become paradise lost to me.
 
Personally, I'm headed to the range this morning (my birthday!) to shoot some Xs at the center of the target.
Oddly, to shoot a target pistol accurately, you have to empty your head -- very Zen'ish -- and after an hour or two of practice, I feel much better, not for the adrenaline (which is only experienced by new shooters) but for the mental cleansing the sport demands.
 
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"tougher than the previous 8, and the next 8 are looking even harder than that. "

Then, you're obviously thinking about it way way way too damn much.

The next 8 haven't even come close to happening yet. You could very well be dead before you've finished reading this, if you aren't dead already.
Don't borrow trouble from the future, there is plenty of trouble right now, here, today.

What you are going to do tomorrow doesn't mean shite. What you are doing right now is the only thing you are doing. Are you being grumpy about a future that has little chance of being anything other than what you are wishing it's going to be (more trouble for 8 years) or are you getting ready to go surfing?

wft, over?
 
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