News From July 2012

4 Decades of both living/dying

Here we go back to Catalina.
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On the first day Deanna and I went east/south to the quarry and Seal Rocks (even though it's a Sea Lion colony there) and spotted a small group of Risso's Dolphin. "Length is typically 10 feet although specimens may reach 14.1 feet. This species weighs 660–1,100 lbs making it the largest species called "dolphin". -wikipedia
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Its really a great experience being on the small boat and being amongst these creatures.
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These shitty photos don't do it any justice.
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Little notch in this ones dorsal fin.
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Kevin Christy and Oliver Hall help each other with the de-odorizing of each others junk. Gotta keep those dicks smelling nice.
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Kevin wanted proof that he was swimming in shark infested waters.
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Ashley Snow paddles in for lunch on the beach.
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I yanked up this dead Sheep Crab exoskeleton from the sandy bottom and brought it to shore.
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Day two, dolphin sighting #2. A pod of Common Dolphin fishing near Long Point.
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For reference to all the names I'm throwing out there...
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Avalon harbor and the Casino building from above. Hamilton Cove in the back ground, and Long Point all the way back.
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The dock at the top left is where we rent the boats from. (And where the Giant Sea Bass was lurking in May.) The house at the bottom left is one of the oldest structure built here. It is currently being remodeled.
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Kevin doing some frontside at the decrepit skatepark. Soon there will be a new ramp we hope!
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Ashley and Oliver in line for the boat back to Long Beach.
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Then my birthday on Saturday. (See Ashley B's photo in IG.) Deanna shot this photo after she spotted the biggest Bat Ray I have ever seen while snorkeleing. 5 ft in length, it had to be over 150 lbs. I also watched a Harbor Seal glide past me underwater, which was quite scary for a second. At White's landing we lounged on the beach an skipped rocks while we stood in knee deep water watching Leopard Sharks slink past us.
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Free bowling on your birthday? OK. I was sucking pretty bad.
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Deanna was nailing strikes.
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Kevin, Ashley B, and Grant at the Casino.
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My muse!
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Katy Perry came on and the youngin's started to party!
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Deanna was waiting for some MJ before she started dancing.
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It looks like Ashley is 'ew'-ing Kevin.
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"I boned her."
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Ashley B stopped by Free Soul Caffe and got me some vegan desserts! Wow! Thanks Ash! We chomped them on the boat ride home.
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Kevin got roached.
Posted July 30th, 2012 by 41305934620938651234
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Paris, Brussels, Berlin

About 10 years ago, maybe more.
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Near the museum in Brussels was a skate spot. Right behind these girls are some nice Magritte and Dali paintings.
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Judd Hertzler, Sean Cronan, and Deanna in the background.
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Dylan Doubt, Berlin.
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"I was planning on my future as a homeless person. I had a really good spot picked out." -Larry David
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Austin Stephens does some sculpture jumping, Berlin.
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Extreme self portraiture, Berlin.
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"Comedy is obviously a matter of personal taste and the world always needs a clown and some people have no taste at all and any clown will do." -Marc Maron
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"The public pays and feels it is entitled to participate in the personal affairs of a performer." -Hedy Lamarr
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Inside the Shakespeare and Co. Bookstore, Paris.
Posted July 23rd, 2012 by Time and times' hashness, 15 to 25, pinnacle.
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Catalina for Deanna's birthday 2012

The obligatory trip to Catalina post you must all be sick of.
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On the way out of Long Beach harbor, the ubiquitous Queen Mary.
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Fast forward through all of the boat ride, and the direct walk to Joe's Rent-a-Boat, and the boat cruise past Willow Cove where someone was camping meaning we had to find another beach to have our picnic on. We settled on Torqua Springs. (Willow Cove/Pinnacle Rock where we usually snorkel and eat our lunch is the exact spot where this happened on May 6th.)
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"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." -Mark Twain
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Deanna loves her chill tube.
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There were plenty of Leopard Shark, Shovelnose Guitarfish, Sting ray and Bat rays lurking here.
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Bald Eagle sighting!
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Here's a zoom.
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When a Sea Lion is resting they sometimes look like a shark from a distance because they keep a flipper up in the air like a fin.
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But the fact that this guy let us get fairly close to him and never moved from his position, we fear that he was injured in some way.
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This wreck is still there?
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Free bowling on your birthday? Deanna gets a strike!
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To cap off the day, on our boat home a huge pod of dolphin frolicked among us.
Posted July 20th, 2012 by Get yourself there some time
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Deanna from early this Century

Found some photos from around 2001.
Posted July 16th, 2012 by Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes.
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Photos shot from the car...

All of these photos were shot from the backseat of the tour van on the recent Emerica tour from the south up to Detroit for Go Skateboarding Day.
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Sucks being in the back seat shooting through tinted windows but you take what you can get. Shoot first, sort them out later.
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"Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings." -R. D. Laing
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Cleveland, Ohio from the speeding car.
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"Celebrity or no celebrity, I think a lot of females deal with the fear of being abducted." -Elisha Cuthbert
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"There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance." -Walt Whitman
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"An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn't know why they choose him and he's usually too busy to wonder why." -William Faulkner
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"Always gotta keep busy or the voices start telling me to do wild things." -Steve Brown
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"Bob summed it up best when he was on his knees at the end of the night saying, 'Don't trust in Guided By Voices.'" -Kim Deal
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"As long as there is rape... there is not going to be any peace or justice or equality or freedom." -Andrea Dworkin
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"A promise must never be broken." -Alexander Hamilton
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"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." -Audrey Hepburn
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"To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly." -Benjamin Franklin
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"Only the insecure strive for security." -Wayne Dyer
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"If all of us acted in unison as I act individually there would be no wars and no poverty. I have made myself personally responsible for the fate of every human being who has come my way." -Anais Nin
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"Women are made to be loved, not understood." -Oscar Wilde
Posted July 9th, 2012 by Tired of your old life? Get a new one...
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The Hyper-Reality of where I live.

Just the average sights in Huntington Beach...
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Teenage Smokers abound in the coastal town and around the pier.
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This woman sings on the pier almost every day. Just sings and bangs sticks. Always smiling.
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Coral Williams (Captain Soncho's sister!) modeled for me for the new issue of Kid's Wear magazine.
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Cuddling on the pier.
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"Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity." -Frank Leahy
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This guy had a Bury the Hatchet tattoo! But not the Toy Machine one...
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Hi-Ya fishes! This guy was fishing with throwing stars when I first walked by.
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"I think it's important to encourage gluttony in all its formats." -Lydia Lunch
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I must have hundreds of photos of this guy.
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The pier was alive on the 4th of July.
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"Let's see if I can shave a few years off this shitty life." -This Lady.
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Josh Clenching, Butts Dancing. Wait. Strike that, reverse it.
Posted July 6th, 2012 by Now come out young men and check it out.
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4th of July Flashback!

Happy 4th everyone! Here are some photos shot on the 4th of July.
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I never see this Abe Lincoln anymore. I fear he is dead. He was always a very nice man.
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Inapropriate mother with daughter, violin player, etc.
"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism." -Howard Zinn
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"It is advertising and the logic of consumerism that governs the depiction of reality in the mass media." -Christopher Lasch
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"Group conformity scares the pants off me because it's so often a prelude to cruelty towards anyone who doesn't want to - or can't - join the Big Parade." -Bette Midler
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The long-lensmen of the apocalypse. Bikini girls their prey.
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"It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country." -Alfred Adler
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"Of course, Americans have no monopoly of patriotic enthusiasm and good faith." -Herbert Croly
Posted July 3rd, 2012 by Party and get drunk and pledge allegiance.
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An interview about the Stay Gold book...

Posted July 2nd, 2012 by So there.
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