In Which I Am On A Surfboard Trying To Stand Up

I’ve been tagged. By Stephanie of even*cleveland. What, she asks, is the 10th photo in my 1st folder? Of course, wild confusion ensued, given my recent change to the Mac environment and my resultant lack of any idea how this operating system deals with trivial things like, um, folders, and um, applications, and um, the relationship between the two. Nonetheless, here is the 10th photo from my ONLY folder consisting solely of photos.

That’s me. That’s Hawaii. And that’s a surfboard I’m trying to stand up on. It’s Christmas, 2006.

My children are somewhere else, that day, on that same bay. They are standing up.

I tag Academic, Hopeful.

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  • You're a damn sight further upright than I'll ever be, brava!

  • That does seem to be a PC-oriented game, doesn't it?

  • Did you get to stand up eventually? Regardless, you were out there! How many children can tell their friends "I went surfing with my mom" and not have their friends think, "Wow, what a cool mom"?

  • I've always wondered how anyone ever gets the courage to actually stand up on a surf board for the first time. It looks like so much fun, but I'm content to be lying on my raft. :)

  • That day I didn't. I was maybe laughing too hard. But I'd been to Hawaii that summer before, and stood up then. It's not scary at all, it turns out. And my instructor was one of the old Hawaiian surfers. At one point we were out there, waiting for a swell, and he said, "Now we talk story." I always remember that. To be out on Waikiki Bay, waiting for a little wave, listening to this guy tell me stories about growing up in Hawaii.

  • I second the 'brava!' from the Duchesse.

  • You are braver than I; I'll body surf and boogie board till the cows come home, but surf on a board? Standing up?

    You may all join in on my hysterical laughter.

  • You go girl! Hon, I would still be on my belly! LOL!

  • Last trip to Hawaii I tried the same thing. Every pointy part of my body hurt the next morning…and I don't have many pointy parts. My hip bones, my elbows, my knees, even my clavicle was bruised!

  • Mmm. Now we talk story. Indeed.

  • You rock, darling!
    I love this photo!


  • You're halfway there!! I used to windsurf…, there of course you have a mast to hold on to.

  • I fell down way more trying to windsurf. At least the surfboard doesn't seem to have a mind of its won.

  • OMG! You have just become my new hero! I want to learn to surf one day, or at least fall down multiple times while valiantly attempting it.

  • I love your blog! So cute! I am officially a new follower!

  • Well, there's a metaphor for life. (I would not be able to stand up, I know that already.)

  • I would like to have learned to surf in Hawaii, rather than in New Hampshire.

  • You are amazing Miss LPC, we admire your tenacity! How are you liking the mac? We are thrilled with ours, quite the addicts now.

    May this week be glorious for you,

  • OH MY GOODNESS! I am SO impressed!!!!! My mother would never, and I mean NEVER….well, she's quite older than you, so I suppose….I am rendered speechless by your adventurous spirit!!! Speechless or rambling? You decide.