Yes, I Am a Pirate

October 29, 2009

If you could spend a full day each with a musician, a politician, an actor, and an athlete, who would you choose and why? They must be alive and you’re encouraged to think of a setting or an activity in which you’d interact with them.

Musician: Jimmy Buffett, since I’m 27 and always acusp of a mid-life crisis, would spend an afternoon in the lineup on our longboards, reliving some of his timeless tales of pirates and sailing in the Caribbean.

Runner-up: Snoop Dogg and I, chillaxin poolside…

Politician: Al Gore gave up politics for a burning passion, something I’m sure his wife thought he was crazy for doing. I’d want to spend a week camping in the American wilderness with him, hearing how his passion was born and how he made the decision to finally pursue it.

Runner-up: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Venice Beach, arm wrestling. If I can’t beat a 60-year old man, might as well throw in the towel now!

Actor: Matthew McConaughey and me, picking up high school chicks? Alright, alright, alright! Actually, I read this Men’s Health article once where McConaughey was in Mexico for some reason and the reporter went on a run with him. I’d love to put in a workout with McConaughey, somewhere in sandy Mexico, with our shirts off.

Runner-up: Not only is she hot, but Jennifer Aniston hasn’t overdosed on anything, put on 50 pounds, or gone into recluse. I just want an afternoon lunch on an outdoor patio with her to see if she’s really still got it all together or if she’s just a really, REALLY good actress.

Athlete: Brendan Shannahan, a legendary hockey figure whose current unemployment status means he’d have the time to pass the puck with me on a local pond while jiving about his ideas for hockey’s future, since many of his ideas during the NHL’s last lockout were implemented to increase the game’s offensive flow. Also, his demeanor often reminds me of my dad, which was always fun while watching him on the Rangers.

Runner-up: Keith Hernandez has a million amazing stories, and I want to sit at a dive bar and hear him tell me every single one… twice. I hope he opens with the tornado story…


August 24, 2009


Pray for Flatness

August 19, 2009

The New York Surf Film Festival announced their 2009 Feature Program today. The festival’s 16 films screen 9/25-9/27 at TriBeCa Cinemas in Manhattan.

Some of the films I’m looking forward to:

A Pleasant Surprise

August 17, 2009

New Jersey surfers shred at the Shore and the Rock.

9/11 – Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park

Additional screenings:
9/25 – New York Surf Film Festival at TriBeCa Cinemas
10/1 – The Piazza at Schmidts in Philadelphia
10/3 – Farias Surf Shop in Beach Haven

Tom Petty

June 22, 2009
You belong among the wildflowers

You belong among the wildflowers

For the Birds

June 19, 2009
Sausage and Peppers at Camden Yards

Sausage and Peppers at Camden Yards

Hanging Ten

June 18, 2009

Headless Seahorseman

June 11, 2009
Sleepy Hollow Session

Sleepy Hollow Session

Eat All of Your Veggies

June 10, 2009
Garden Garlic Pasta

Garden Garlic Pasta


June 10, 2009