Catalina Birthday Adventure Day 1: Art Buds

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Deanna was the architect of a tremendous surprise birthday extravaganza. She planned 3 days on Catalina Island, each day with a new posse of friends. The first day, as I got into line in Long Beach for the boat, I turned around and saw Lindsay, Oliver, Ashley, and Mark. I was totally caught off guard.
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We cruised over to the island in the Commodore's Lounge.
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Santa Catalina is part of a bigger chain of Channel Islands.
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Lindsay got a present for me: A strap on microphone and speaker system so I can give a guided tour as I steer the boat around... It was a BIG hit.
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We strolled around after our boat adventure and Ashley was feeling very patriotic.
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We took pictures on the mermaid/mer-man bench, Mark couldn't resist frenching the Howard Finster-esque mer-man.
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Later we discovered Marks dark secret, his only tattoo is a portrait of Roseanne Barr on his ass.
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It was so nice to spend a day frolicking in the sun with some friends, thanks Deanna for making this happen, and to Ashley, Mark, Lindsay and Oliver for coming over and making this day super memorable.
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We sent them off into the evening back home, it was nice getting to stay on the island as the boat went off to the horizon.
And a special THANKS to all the people who wished me a Happy Birthday on the comments page!!!!
Posted July 30th, 2008 by Birthday Boy, I mean Boooooiiii!!!!
damn ed, deanna is a sweetheart for planning all this!
Posted By: sea cliff vert ramp on July 30th, 2008 at 03:20PM PST
Not just a year older but a year better.
Happy birthday Ed.
Posted By: garry on July 30th, 2008 at 06:10PM PST
Isn't there some book about some eskimo kid or something stranded on one of those islands?
Posted By: Jgonzalez on July 30th, 2008 at 08:52PM PST
hot damn, I see that leica camera
Posted By: crayons on July 31st, 2008 at 02:54AM PST
That looks like serious blowout. I like the headset.
Posted By: Zach on July 31st, 2008 at 07:27AM PST
harbor shots are hot
Posted By: the dude on July 31st, 2008 at 10:08AM PST
Radical headset Ed I want one so bad. And i like the turban head. nicccceee.
Posted By: VillaLobos on June 17th, 2009 at 12:23PM PST
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