Noise to Note! #59 (I Am Back!)

After a long flight back coupled with a nice 3 hour drive; I am back from a wonderful trip in Brazil.

This trip was wonderful. My other half and I did what we love to do which is explore different towns and visit new beaches. We found a few gems that I will be writing about later.

Until then and because it is the weekend; here is the weekly installment of Noise to Note!

I heard this song while I was driving home. I was tired and the song kind of echoed how I felt. Singing to the radio to pass the time while reflecting on my time away from home. Me and Tom were singing…I was flying.

I knew this would be it for the week.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

Runnin’ Down a Dream.


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Out to Lunch!

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Left the office for a short break in Brazil. The internet where I have been visiting has been sketchy so more will be up upon my return  to the office.


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Only a Surfer Knows the Feeling

Only a Surfer Knows the Feeling...Of getting a trophy after surfing some junky waves! I am in that group somewhere.

Only a Surfer Knows the Feeling…Of getting a trophy after surfing some junky waves! I am in that group somewhere.


Perhaps one of the most corniest ad campaigns…and yet…

Maybe one of the most relevant phrases ever uttered to surfers.

But what does it mean to me these days?

A Phrase for Every Moment

A few years back, this phrase meant that myself and the 75 people I shared the day with shared a special relationship as we back paddled each other and I sat so deep that no one could get inside of me without running aground on the jetty.

Being a surfer was me and it was what I have done for the majority of my life.

Now, it means something bad.

Only a surfer knows the feeling of being on the outside. Locked out from doing what they love.

Getting texts from friends in far-flung countries. Glaring at videos of perfect days. Watching wave after wave after wave come in to your friends on the local Surfline cam.

Masochism and Surviving

A great part of blogging is following the blogs of others.

One of my favorites belongs to Jason Borte.

Jason and I are almost the same. We both surfed contests. We both grew up surfing and surfing has given us a wonderful life while at the same time keeping us tied to her like an overbearing mother.

Jason and I are in the same place…out of the water.

Yet, the crazy part is that I am out due to misfortune and Jason is out because he wants to  prove something.

So I read his posts and how he laments about the experience and I find it to be odd because we are two people who share so much commonality and yet he can just do what I can not do. He can just hop in his car and go surfing and end the aggravation.

But he will not.

Jason plans to be out of the water for a year. I plan to be out for maybe another month.

Then this surfer will know the feeling.

Of being back to doing what he enjoys.

If you want to read about Jason’s experiment of torture then read it all here:




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Noise to Note! #58

Families should stick together.

As I picked up new and different bands growing up; my sister was right behind soaking it up like a sponge.

For me, some bands are just synonymous with her.

Like the B-52s.



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Noise to Note! #57


We all go through all sorts of twists and turns.

I have a back up of half-written works. Most are churned out and then I read them:

To repetitive

To preachy

To boring

Well…it will sort itself out.

Until then, here is Noise to Note!

This is my salute to my adoptive homeland which I may be visiting soon.

CeU – Bubuia.


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Noise to Note! #56

Some bands can be so catchy!


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Noise to Note! #55

Whoever recorded this should have edited it a bit better (it continues to a second song with no volume)…but the first song is gold.



Sunday Morning Coming Down – The Man in Black.

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