Saturday, May 28, 2005

The rain subsides

Finally it feels like May, well at least May 1st. I love being out on the pond.

Friday, May 27, 2005


Nikka Costa, Fuck Yeah! In the 90's I was so totally into Wendy and Lisa. They knocked it out of the park with the Tchad Blake produced "Girl Bros." Awesome twisted funky shit. Really hard to top that. So I'm smiling now listening to Nikka Costa's latest - played very loud.

Meanwhile, the week of rain came to an end. Brooke and I got out on the water for a short set this afternoon. Only our third of the season. The water temp had fallen to 55 with all the rain. Brrr. But sweet none the less.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Dube's Pond 2005: Day Two

I think Tony's expert driver-coaching will pay off!

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Dube's Pond 2005 Season Opener

Give or take, this is like my tenth season at Dube's. Perhaps a week or two later than the average annual opener, today was my first day on the water. After Dave tore his other Achilles last year, Brooke (left below with Margaret in a photo from 2004) has been my lets-go-ski-now! shining influence. Kind of like Chris, but without the schedule-I narcotics. So of we went this afternoon for a sublime set in the not-so-chilly 61 degree water. Just getting 6 at 30 MPH felt great!

Friday, May 06, 2005

Cinco de Mayo

It was five years ago, on our annual pilgrimage to some local Mexican-motif chain lounge, that Nancy introduced us to Melanie. So last night we went out to a slightly more-authentic venue and bathed our clothes in the thick smell of cigarette smoke.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Eats, Shoots, and Leaves

"Eats, Shoots, & Leaves" is the Lynne Truss tome that Lesley suggested I read. Yesterday seemed a fine day to give it a go, and it was OK. I was a little crispy from the night before with Susan, Mike and Diane. But how bumpy a ride should a book about punctuation really be? Plus, all the brit humor made it worthwhile.