Yes, I said it! I've come to the conclusion that there is a conspiracy against black women over 40 who surf. You don't think so? Well, how's this for evidence? For two weeks in a row, I've headed out early, only to find nothing worth surfing. Nothing, I tell you, nothing. What is that about? I can only surf two days a week. So by the time Saturday rolls around, I'm chomping at the bit. And like I said, for the second week in a row, the surf door was slammed in my face. I'm sorry but I'm not going out to play in the closed out Victory at Sea conditions I saw today. Eddie would go, yes. Grace went, yes. Guess where I went? You guessed correctly (if you've looked at the time of this post and realized that I probably don't post from my car, but rather from the comfort of an Aeron chair—snagged by Soul Brother #1 from an employer who bought a bunch of them for a department that was later eliminated—in front of a large display that's actually bigger than our television). All I want to do is surf. Why are the fates plotting to keep me out of the water?
Back to the pop-out topic, let me pose this question: if a foam board is shaped by a computer, is it considered a pop-out?
I'm out of here. I gotta go hit the rowing machine. I've got to row 100,000 meters between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I've done over 60,000 meters so far. The folks who make my rowing machine (Concept 2) do this every year:
Looking for a little extra motivation to row this holiday season?
Then look no further - our seventh Annual Online Holiday Challenge will start on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 23) and end at midnight on Christmas Eve (Sunday, December 24).
Take the challenge of your choice: row 100,000 meters or 200,000 meters! Check out details for the 50,000 meter Kids Holiday Challenge below! For those of you who haven't tried it before - don't be intimidated by the thought of rowing 100,000 or 200,000 meters in less than a month. Each year we hear from folks who have never rowed any long distances before and have completed the challenge. Read our section on preparing for the challenge - and then give it a try!