A Day in the Life
5:12 a.m. Awakened to the sound of NPR
5:13 a.m. to 5:33 a.m. Got dressed, packed the car, grabbed some hot water, took the dog out.
5:34 a.m. Hit the road
6:06 a.m. Met up with one of the surf homies from work at my new favorite break
6:15 a.m. Hooked up with the other surf homie from work in the parking lot.
6:16 a.m. to 7:20 a.m. Did the eternally optimistic, yet utterly futile, waiting and watching that is typical when it's completely flat.
7:21 a.m. "It's been fun, but I'm outta here!" Drove back to L.A., knowing there wouldn't be any surf here either.
8:05 a.m. Shed my Surfsister persona, put on my wife/mother hat, and shopped at Target.
9:15 a.m. Arrived home and changed to workout clothes. (Also unpacked the car and talked to Soul Brother #1 for a bit when he came back from a quick spin on his motorcycle.)
9:43 a.m. Got on the rowing machine
10:03 a.m. Got off the rowing machine. (Too nice a day to do any kind of working out inside.) Dug out my jump rope. Jumped. Rope.
10:40 a.m. Showered. Chilled.
11:45 a.m. Picked up Soul Brother #2 from Soul Grandmother #2's house.
12:10 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Soul Brother #1, Soul Grandmother #1, and I watched Soul Brother #2 get his swim on. (Warming up by himself, taking his lesson, and then playing for a bit.)
2:04 p.m. All four of us headed to the South Bay to pick up our (i.e., Surfsister's and Soul Brother #1's) new glasses.
2:20 p.m. Ate at a nearby restaurant. Interesting. Didn't know it was a dim sum restaurant. Laughed through most of the meal; Soul Grandmother #1 was overwhelmed by all of the attention and said "yes" to almost everything offered.
3:50 p.m. Got dropped off at home by Soul Grandmother #1. The three of us made a pit stop, got in my car, and went to spy a VW bus we'd seen over here in the 'hood.
4:15 p.m. Came home thinking the bus I posted pictures of looked pretty good compared to what I'd just seen.
4:35 p.m. Decided to strike while the iron was hot and do some gardening. Dug many holes and planted many bulbs.
5:20 p.m. Sat down and started blogging.