How it All Begins


Today’s Music: Sting – Brand New Day

I ain’t sayin’ it was a bright idea.
But it was a really really good idea.
So at 7am, Me and my gear and my hangover left the house on 1 Jan 2012.
And at 8 am, on the beach, ready to surf, this is what I saw.

And that’s exactly how I wanted to start the year.

(No, I didn’t surf that well. But on the first day of the year, I was in the Atlantic Ocean on a surfboard. And that’s all I really wanted.)

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57 responses to “How it All Begins

  1. A beautiful start to any day, let alone a new year. Can’t believe you were in the Atlantic….I’m sure it was a tad chilly! Hope the hangover is settling down with every passing hour πŸ™‚

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  2. Sounds like the perfect start to a year!

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  3. A great standard, we will hold you to it

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  4. Aaaahhhhh, I’m so there…

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  5. How nice it would be to be in your shoes (or flip flops) – minus the hangover, of course. Tomorrow, I may be in my ski boots or they will wait for Wed. at the latest. I hope it works out as well as your surfing.

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  6. looooove it!!! and glad you didnt become frozen and stuck to your board (like the kid stuck to the pole in a christmas story!!) awesome pic, too πŸ™‚

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  7. Hi,
    Beautiful photo, a great way to start off the New Year. πŸ™‚

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  8. Leaving the house at 7 AM hungover on a January day in New York proves you are either insane, very dedicated to your sport, or filled with an adventurous spirit. (I hope it’s that last one.) Great way to start the year off!

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    • Depending on who you ask about me, you will get yesses for all 3.
      It was a beautiful way to start though, and sitting here this evening, seems like the best idea in a while…
      Hope all your days are as good (and fun), Brian.

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  9. I woke up today and the house was a bluster because our dog has what appears to be a herniated disk. happy new year to us.

    Otherwise, it was a great day.

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  10. Great pic … early morning sun, the ocean, and a hangover … no wonder it was a wow moment.

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  11. I bet that was fun! I can’t handle cold water, not even on my toes. I’m very sensitive. I’ll take the Texas water in the summer when I get on my board.

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  12. whiteladyinthehood

    AWESOME

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  13. Sigh…I miss the ocean. I love NH, but it only sports about 14 miles of rocky shoreline. Not conducive to surfing, I’m afraid.

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  14. Coolness!

    (or coldness – blissfulness – rockingness – ? )
    what a great way to start the new year…..

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  15. You are definitely doing something right when you’ve got sun rainbows following you around everywhere! Now it’s just a matter of getting those lollipops on board! (like the song!)

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  16. Hmm … brains or balls?! Either way, top start to the year πŸ™‚

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  17. hangover sunrises are the best. i used to make sure to look out the window along FDR drive no matter how sick i was in the cab

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    • When I was going home the sunrise, I used to just laugh at all the people heading the other way. To work.
      Haven;t done that in a while…Thanks for the reminder, Whitney Soup!

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  18. Not really sure where you’re at (have to check out your blog more I suppose) but the beach and sun at this time of year makes me miss Key West…

    I am in Chicago. I bet you could surf lake Michigan, but you would probably freeze to death.

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    • I’m in NYC, went surfing on Rockaway Beach.
      And now that you’ve said it, if it turns out there is surfing on Lake Michigan, I will have to look into a winter surf session there. In a dry suit.

      I love Key West, and wish I was there almost every dayNot so much in August, but every other day,,,
      Thanks for coming by, Ronnie Libra

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  19. January? Surfing? Rockaway Beach? Let’s see…yes, here it is, number 1,597,236 on my list of things I look forward to doing. In fact, since you’ve now done it, I think I’ll just go ahead and scratch that one off my list. Thanks! πŸ˜‰

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  20. sounds so awesomely fun.

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  21. To put it succinctly … lovely!!

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  22. That looks spectacular. We were snowboarding up on Mt. Baker 1/1/12. Did it at Mt. Hood last year. Celebrating the New Year with nature adventures is a must!

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    • Once pulled Christmas Day ski trip at Mad River Glen. Conditions were perfect, mountain was empty.
      Yours sounds like an equally spectacular way to start the year, Quirky.

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  24. Rock, Rock, Rockaway Beach, of course…

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  25. WHY do you keep inviting your hangover?!!? You ALWAYS talk about what an a$$hole he is. I say, next time, leave him home to clean up the mess he helped to make the night before.

    Happy New Year, Guap!

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    • If only I could. But if it’s left untended, I come home to angry garbled messages on the answering machine, a mess in the kitchen, and often a very confused policeman investigating an “incident”. No, best if it stays with me.

      Thanks, ODNT! Happy New Year to you and all of yours!

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  26. Oh yes, ice cold ocean water IS t he instant hangover cure. Your picture makes me miss living in both Los Angeles and NYC. Love to body surf and swim like a fishie. Uhhhh how the hell did I get all the way to Reno.
    Hey, reminds of a song…
    Your choice today (actually on every post) is a good one. Seems we have very similar tastes.
    Rock on with yo bad self!

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