Sunday, September 30, 2007

"it's sano man"




This was the scene today, a good time was has by all. Except for the two in the picture. I am posting this link to those who may be asking themselves : Are there any hard and fast rules about surfing? Should I take this wave? Is he going right or left? Should I get out of the way? http://www.surfline.com/surfology/surfology_borl_02.cfm/

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Fast food


Well, you don't like to go for the fast food thing. It's not good for you and you know it.

The other day, strapped for time and in a hurry, I did just that.

So I wheel into the drive up order line. I know precisely what I want and there are zero cars in front of me.

I get the usual greeting and begin to order. I am interrupted before I can say two words.

The person with the Star Wars like head set on says something, and I do not understand any of it.

So I ignore what she says and begin to repeat my order. Again I am interrupted.

By now I am pissed, and when I get to window someone is going to get a piece of my mind.

Now I emphatically blurt out my order and drive up to window.

I am really going to give someone a rough time.

I get to the window and I am greeted by this little gray haired lady, who is in her seventies.

She says with a really cute smile, that will be $5.80 please.

So I hand her the money and say, thank you very much.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

79cc mobility cart




Here is Bk's new wheels, It is perfectly legal and has handles on the seat (my own invention) to stabilize yourself in case of the spins.

Great White?


I took this picture this morning at the Point or whatever it's called.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Even More Sandbar Action


















I have to apologize for not getting a sequence of pictures of this whole event. You do know how it went from here. It was glorious. The girl on the left hung on like a trooper, even when the wave came down on them and the raft flipped. Maybe it was because she held on so tight that the raft blew out a seam.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

sharks at San Onofre


Juvenile Great white sharks are in the shallows at San Onofre again, This was the scene today as I was casting my line in near the sandy bottom at the point. These are extremely aggressive sharks, great care should be excercised with children near the water, "there have been 3 confimed attacks since Jan, 07", said Bill Stein, a shocking increase.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Tubesteak Warned Us!

TUBESTEAK'S VIDEO BLOG: EMBALMING FLUID

500 AM PDT WED SEP 19 2007
ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS-THE INLAND EMPIRE-SAN DIEGO COUNTY VALLEYS-SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS-
SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-APPLE AND LUCERNE VALLEYS-COACHELLA VALLEY-SAN DIEGO COUNTY DESERTS

...STRONG SEPTEMBER STORM LATE THURSDAY THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY...

A PACIFIC STRONG STORM FOR SEPTEMBER MAY MOVE THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LATE THURSDAY THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY. THIS STORM HAS THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE WEATHER VERY RARELY SEEN IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA IN SEPTEMBER. THIS COULD BE THE STRONGEST MID LATITUDE SEPTEMBER STORM FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA IN AROUND 20 YEARS. SEPTEMBER STORMS WITH SOME SIMILARITY TO THIS STORM OCCURRED IN 1986 AND IN 1963.

THE STORM WILL MOVE SLOWLY EASTWARD ACROSS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY. THERE ARE STILL SOME DIFFERENCES IN THE TRACK FORECAST AND TIMING FOR THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY AND ESPECIALLY FOR THE POTENTIAL IMPACTS TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL OCCUR IN ADVANCE OF THIS STORM IN THE MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS THIS AFTERNOON INTO FRIDAY. THIS STORM SHOULD BRING MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES FOR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY WITH COOLEST TEMPERATURES FRIDAY. DEPENDING UPON THE EVENTUAL TRACK AND TIMING OF THIS STORM...THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR LOCALLY HEAVY PRECIPITATION AT TIMES FROM LATE THURSDAY THROUGH LATE FRIDAY. THIS STORM WILL BE QUITE COLD FOR SEPTEMBER WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF THUNDERSTORMS AND EVEN FOR SNOWFALL IN THE MOUNTAINS ABOVE 6000 FEET. THERE IS ALSO THE POSSIBILITY OF WATERSPOUTS OVER THE COASTAL WATERS AND TORNADOES OVER ADJACENT LAND AREAS.

ANY HEAVY RAINS WILL BRING THE THREAT FOR FLASH FLOODING.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Cold Water Brings In The Tourists


























Just when you thought that the cold water would drive out the summer crowds, some cold water fanatics from out of town show up to hog the waves.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Secret Service / SDGE Connection



SDG&E, which denies holding secret prisoners, is a company with a long history of human rights abuses. In recent years, it has also been a key American ally in the fight against Al Qaeda, which has been trying to sink roots among Muslims in american communities.
American government officials contacted by AP acknowledged questioning prisoners in the secret prison under SONGS Mesa Facility. But they said American agents were following the law and were fully justified in their actions because they are investigating past attacks and current threats of terrorism.
The prisoners were never in American custody, Under the auspices of foreign war doctrine enemy combatants may be transfered to our secret facilities in the U.S. for Security and debriefing, said an FBI spokesman, Terry Tracy, who denied the agency would support or be party to illegal arrests. He said American agents were allowed limited access by governments in the secret facilityto question prisoners as part of the FBI's counter-terrorism work.
Western security officials, who insisted on anonymity because the issue related to security matters, told AP that among those held were well-known suspects with strong links to Al Qaeda.
Many have suspected illegal secret prisons in or around the Americas nuclear facilities for decades, but have been unable to prove it until now.

Sunday, September 16, 2007


YIKES!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

An Inconvenient Oversight?

At the beginning of August, some intriguing news concerning global warming fell silent throughout the realm of mainstream media. The news was controversial to say the least...read more.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Dick In A Box


I find it amusing that this video for the song "Dick In A Box" (broadcast on SNL) won an Emmy when another winner from the same night will have her acceptance speech edited because instead of thanking Jesus, she told Jesus to suck it.

Perhaps someone should compile a list because it can be confusing.
No cartoons of Muhammad. No jesting that the Christian savior should suck it.

How about a music video about giving your penis in a box as a gift to your girlfriend – in order to celebrate the birth of Christ? Ding-ding-ding. That’s apparently a winner.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Dental Evolution


















I've always thought that shark teeth were more evolved than human teeth, at least in the sense that they are always being replaced, much like one replaces the blade in a power saw. If an adult human tooth is lost, one must live without it (clicking on the image gets a better view).

Breaking News at San Onofre




Radioactive Water Seeps Out of San Onofre Nuclear Plant
SAN ONOFRE, September 14, 2007- San Clemente authorities shut down a water well in the city to test for radioactive contamination from the San Onofre nuclear generating plant, it was reported Thursday.
"There is an indication that there has been contamination, but we will continue to operate until the test results are in," San Clemente Public Works Director David Lund told the Orange County Register.
He said the well, on the grounds of the Trestles estuary, produces about three percent of the city's water. Most of the well's water is used for irrigating the San Mateo farm, but some goes to homes.
Several thousand gallons of radioactive water have leaked out of a retired reactor at the San Onofre nuclear power plant over an unknown period of time. Officials say there is a threat to public safety.
The radioactive water contains tritium, a byproduct of the nuclear fission that produces electricity. High levels of tritium will cause cancer and birth defects.
The concentration of tritium found in groundwater beneath the retired reactor was higher than standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency for drinking water.
Initial tests showed it was Higher than the maximum annual leakage permitted for nuclear power plants by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Surfers and swimmers should only due so after being warned of the possible danger involving these emissions. "We fear for these peoples safety" said Curren Swaydasal, San Diego councilman.
"There is definately a danger to public safety," Victor Dricks, the commission's spokesman said.
Crews demolishing the retired reactor discovered the leak Thursday, and the commission was notified Friday.
The leak might have started decades ago, said Ray Golden, a spokesman for the nuclear facility.
Lund said that the tritium under the San Onofre plant has definately contaminated the city's well. "It's two miles away and downhill from the plant, and water doesn't run uphill," he said.
Lund said the city saves money by operating the well but that it is essential to the city's water supply.
With regards to the danger in going into the ocean, Golden said that if the tritium washes into the ocean, it turns to scum and remains on the surface, after being churned in the surf it is deposited in the sand and remains there indefinately, causing health and reproductive concerns for beach users.

Deliberating Whether They Know Him?



Spector, on the right, wrote the song about his father, who had committed suicide when Spector was 9. It was the "B" side of what they hoped would be a hit song on the "A" side ("You Don't Know My Little Pet"), but as things go, the "A" side flopped. Then a DJ in Fargo, N.D., played the "B" side on air. A record distributor in Minneapolis then orders 18,000 copies. Press releases about the order cause other radio stations to play the song. The group performs on American Bandstand. The record hits number 1 and sells 5 million copies.

The song comes from the inscription on his father's tombstone.

More trivia: And remember MoonDoggie? Marshall Leib, the guy on the left, previously had a group called the MoonDogs.

THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE OF SAN ONOFRE



Wednesday, September 12, 2007

More Cat Comforts





















Welcome Archy! With another cat lover on board, I know I'm at home.

hollistic flea removal


Now, a chemical free way to remove your pets fleas, and pleasure them at the same time

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

"SiT In" San Onofre Saturday

Shuttle will be available from Carls jr. at Christianitos
5:30pm-6:00pm Get to the beach, get parking, and get peaceful.
6:00pm-7:30pm Surf together
7:30pm-9:00pm Circle discussion about gay and minority recognition, coffee sampling, and silent auction.

Location
San Onofre Surf Beach near the Old Man's hut. Look for the "NEW KLAN" table.

Monday, September 10, 2007

scene Monday morning in front of four doors


This was what I was met with on my morning walk along the beach at four doors, It was ghastly, and made me wonder what good the alcohol ban is having, if the scofflaws just party on after dark.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Look.... No Hands.

San-O Surfing Tip No. 87: Surf With Friends
















Wherever possible, surf with as many friends as you can get to come with you. Some people think that it's best to surf with other learners (and spur each other on), some think it's better to surf with more experienced surfers so that you can learn from them. In either case you will learn from the other surfers, and increase the chances that there will be someone who can help you should things go wrong.

Friday, September 07, 2007

expansion planned


Curren Swaydasal
Orange County Register






California State Parks Department has approved plans for what is billed as one of the largest underground parking garages in the U.S., which will hold some 5,000 vehicles on its San Onofre/Trestles State Beach. In a deal reached with The Toll Road agency, It's scheduled to be completed by mid-2010.
The state is digging for a solution to the parking crunch on its growing surfing demand, The State plans to excavate a giant pit for an underground parking garage with the capacity for some 5,000 vehicles.
That's nearly as many spots as Bolsa Chica And Santa Monica combined, and would make it one of the largest underground parking structures in the United States.
It will cover the equivalent of six downtown city blocks and go four stories deep.
The underground garage, on the west side of Interstate 5 near the Basilone exit, is scheduled to be completed by mid-2010.
Plans for the 3.1 million square feet are complete and approved, at a cost of roughly $1.3 billion construction will begin in Novenber of 2007
Parking at San Onofre has become such a hassle that the State and Southern California Edison, who operates A nearby power plant, agree, this will alleviate all the current problems associated with the now overloaded lot.
The new garage "will go a long way to helping out with that crunch that we feel," It will also provide a much improved Beach experience for those who seek out the cooler coast weather when the weather is hot inland. Currently," Would be Bathers are forced to endure long lines and waiting to use the beach, this will remedy that and provide for projected future growth of 41% by the year 2040" claimed " Gustavo Amaya, A Dept spokesperson.

The project involves more than just parking.
"When this is done, I think people will look to that area as the center of Orange County," Amaya said. "It's being designed and built that way," with open space, a plaza, and other architectural and artistic touches planned to make the area friendly to all beach goers.
Curren Swaydasal/Orange County Register
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09/06/07
08:22:47, Categories: Celebrity News
Son Urinates on Michael Douglas Following Jellyfish Attack
Michael Douglas has quipped about his holiday jellyfish attack at San Onofre Surf Beach, Ca., insisting his son may need therapy after urinating on his back. The actor was vacationing with his family at their summer home when he suffered a nasty sting and pleaded with five-year-old son Dylan to alleviate the pain.
The star explains, "I took my kids down to the ocean the other day and we had a little problem - we have jellyfish. I got stung actually pretty bad, across my back just last week. There's sort of a remedy that we've all heard...urine. It's the remedy if you have a bad sting.
"So I asked my five-year-old son if he would pee-pee on my back. He looked at me like he'd gone to heaven. He was like 'This is what I call a good summer holiday! Pee-pee on daddy's back!' I don't know if it helped at all, but my son was happy. We'll work it out in 20 years (when he's in therapy)!"

clowns prepare for contest judging


Thursday, September 06, 2007

Here's Another Sign I Saw While Traveling


























Any help in translating this one is also appreciated.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Does Anyone Read Japanese?



















I saw this sign while in Kyoto. I was wondering if anyone who could read Japanese would translate it. Thanks.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

New Ceiling Fan




















I installed a ceiling fan, shown here, just before the heat wave started. I have air conditioning too, but the ceiling fan has proven popular with the neighbors that I let come over to use my pool when it's hot.

Special Event Announcement

This Sunday at the shack, from 1:00 to 1:15, one and all are invited down to San Onofre for an afternoon sitting at the feet of the World Famous one while he mesmerises the masses with his tales of all the old-time greats to have graced the beaches from Dogpatch to Da Point, formerly known as Mecca. Becks N.A. will be in abundance since the no-alcohol ban is in effect. Hope to see you there!

Moon Phase