Sunday, December 20, 2009

I'm in Time out For 31 minutes


The follow is a dialogue between my Nephew, Mckay who is 3 years old and me.

Justin: That movie was so stupid!
McKay: Hey you said stupid! When I say stupid I have to go to time out.
Justin: Well, I was trying to say stupendous.
McKay: But you said stupid.
Justin: You're right. I shouldn't have said that, do I need to go to time out?
McKay: Yes. I have to go to time out for 3 minutes because I'm 3. Ethan has to go to time out for 5 minutes cause he's 5. How old are you?
Justin: 31
Mckay: So you have to go in time out for 31 minutes.

I ended up going to my room for 31 minutes for time out. Thank Goodness for wireless internet.


This is McKay walking his bike back up our single track in our backyard. There is a mountain bike movie we watched where all the pro bikers walked their bikes' back up the jump course.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Have you ever peed your pants while talking to someone?

Well, I have. Last week we had a big swell. I did a double surf session on Friday and Saturday. On the Saturday afternoon session I suited up with my buddy Mark and went to indicators (by the Lane) with out checking it. It was all mixed up and so we left to check some other spots. We spent the next 2.5 hours checking spots with our wetsuits on. We finally said we were going to go out at Rio Del Mar no matter what. As we were walking on the beach, I realized that I had forgotten something in my car.

As I was walking back, a lady asked me if I had a cell phone. Her car had died. I was thinking 'Oh man! We have 30 minutes of light left because we have been driving around so much and now I have to help this lady.' I also had to go pee really bad. I had been holding it in for the last hour and half. I needed to jump in the water so I could go to the bathroom. As the lady was talking to AAA, I decided to just go pee in my wetsuit. So as we are standing there talking, I'm peeing in my wetsuit. About a minute later this yellow stream starts slowly dripping out of both of my booties. I shift over and position myself strategically so the yellow stream goes behind me. It was pretty noticeable so I told the lady, "I think there is better reception over here," as I walked her away for the the now yellow puddle. Mark came back because I was taking so long.

"Don't you have jumper cables?" he asked.
"Ummmm oh yeah," I replied. I had to get in my car with pee filled booties and drive over to her car. We set it up and she asked if I would start her car. So obviously she didn't see that I had peed myself and I wasn't about to say, 'No I better not because I'm soaked with pee right.' So I got in and started it right up. As I got out I could see two wet footprints in her car. Nasty!
To make matters worse we both decided that the break was closing out and we wanted to go back to pleasure point. Unfortunately, Mark has peed in his wetsuit too while waiting for me. We put towels on the seats and floor mats and drove another 10 mins back in our pee saturated wetsuits only to get about 20 minutes of day light.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Pinicles National Monument

This weekend We took some of the young men from church to Pinnacles National Monument to do some rock climbing. We had a super fun time.Here I am tying Mckay in for his first time climbing 

My brother-in-law Mike and my two nephews Ethan, McKay tagged along with us on our adventure
There were some fun caves that we explored.

Here is Mike and Ethan climbing.  Ethan did pretty good.

Some of the boy found this tarantula.  Apparently, the males are out cruising  looking for some females, but the females haven't come out yet.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

NEW MEXICO & BYU's FIGHT CLUB

On Nov 6, 2009 in the playoffs #15, Lambert, the unfriendly lion goes Crazy on BYU's Carly Payne. I worked with Carly's Dad in his Chiropractic Office. Talk about a cool family. Carly, way to represent Foothill High, and Pleasanton 1st Ward. Good luck in the conference championship. Go Cougs

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Happy Halloween from the Land of OZ

"Puttum Uuuuup......Puttum Uuuuup"

Picking a costume for Halloween is so hard. You want to be something ordinal and funny, and at the same time doesn't cost a lot of money and time. At first Sil was going to be Micheal Jackson and I was going to be a zombie from Thriller. If your going to do Mike, you got to do it right. We were scared it wasn't going to come out right so we then thought about being Dora the Explorer and her cousin Diego. Then all of a sudden a tornado came through Santa Cruz and we got blown into the Brazilian version of Oz.

And for any possible confusion, I'm the Cowardly Lion. I'm not from "Cats"

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Attack of the the Giant Toads in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

After Montezuma we headed to the Southern most point on the Nicoya Peninsula on the Pacific where the waves are large and in charge. We arrived in the middle of a large southern swell where we were dropping in on 9-16 foot faces.

Rob found us this awesome house nestled in the hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean, It's a 55 acre private reserve with an infinity-edge pool.

At night we would go swimming and while floating on our backs we would stare up at the stars. Sil and I saw the coolest shooting star ever.

The property is a tropical Garden of Eden, with mangoes, grapefruits, papayas, oranges, bananas, star fruit, and pineapples, as well as lush flowering shrubs and trees growing throughout the property. It is surrounded by deep jungle ravines on all sides.


There was a lot of wild life there. At night there was a little too much. Despite the radness of the house during the day at night it turned into a war zone. The house had an open venting system in the ceilings and floor so that air could flow through it. Unfortunately, so could bugs and giant toads. Each night we would come home and find giant toads in the kitchen and living room. As we ushered them out with a broom they would pee all over the tile floor. (See the Video at the end). Then as we would read our books by the light, giant moths the size of humming birds would buzz our heads as they went for the lamps. I let out some serious girly screams. Silvia had a hard time sleeping there. Finding Tiny cockroaches in our bed before we went to sleep didn't help. (All of these are pictures Sil took just out side of the house)We would wake up with the sun rising and the Howler Monkeys doing there hooting and Hollering. Our stay was amazing and extremely entertaining. It was a very memorable three nights all for only 150. That's 75 per couple. Which is only 25 a night. I think we scored. Sil might think otherwise.

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This is a short Vid of us chasing Mr. Toad and my funny Bathroom walk.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Montezuma, Costa Rica

After a long flight, a 3 hour drive, and an hour long ferry ride our friends, Rob and Megan, and Silvia and I made it to Montezuma, Costa Rica. Montezuma is located on the tip of the Nicoya Pennisula. It is a small bohemian beach town full of artists, backpackers, and rastafarians. It was late when we got in so we crashed in our cute bungalow.


The next day we walked 20 minutes south of town to the Montezuma Waterfalls. We couldn't find the trail so we just made our own hopscotching across the rocks following the river till we hit the first waterfall.

The 2nd and 3rd waterfalls are just above the first, but they aren't easy to get to . You have to climb up the side of the mountain holding on to tree roots.

The trails aren't marked so you have to kind of guess on where to go to get there. Silvia was a little sketched out and wanted to turn back so I had to act like I knew where I was going. It wasn't until I almost lead everyone off a cliff that I said "Fine we'll go back." But as we were going back we stumbled on the trail down to the 2nd and 3rd waterfall.

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Here is Video of me jumping off the 2nd waterfall. There's nothing like being surrounded by the jungle and jumping off a 50 foot cliff.


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Yosemite Bear Attack

Sil's one wish in going to Yosemite was to see a bear. We pulled into Yosemite Valley at 1:00 A.M. Friday night and Sil had to go to the bathroom super bad. We were walking through Curry Village with our head lamps on when Sil stopped suddenly and let out a yelp. Pointing to the gift shop she whispered, "Look there is bear inside the store."
"Ummmm that is a wood carving of a bear," I replied.
"Ohhhhh I don't have my glasses on. I can't really see."

Saturday we went climbing out in Tuolumne. We top roped at a place called the Western Front and climbed "Green Eggs and Ham" and "March or Dimes"

Here is Christian, Damaris and Enzo Palmer who we tagged along with. I can't believe at eight month prego Damaris went camping for 5 days. She was trying to convience us to let her do one of the rock climbs. (You can see the back side of Halfdome to the left of the Palmers)

On Sunday they had an LDS church services in this cute little church with Sentinal Rock behind it and Yoesmite Falls infront of it. It was a really good service about keeping the Sabath day Holy. One of the speakers, Brother Hill use to live in Pleasanton and coach my city league basketball team when I was 12.After church we broke the Sabbath by jumping off this bridge and swimming in the Mered river. Why does it feel so good to be so bad

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sil Goes Undeafeated at the Harbor

Sil and her Partner, Delavane took 1st place this weekend down at the Harbor Beach Open Womens Single A. They went undefeated the whole day!!! Here are some pics of this high flying duo.
Watch out! They will smash it in your face. One girl had "Sparling" tattooed across her forehead from a hard spike.
The Champs! Sil plays in another tournament next Saturday at Main Beach's CBVA. Look out Missy May we are coming for ya.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Miracle on 26th St.


It's a Miracle that Sil and I had F.H.E. and it happened at 26th Ave. My brother Jeff and his girlfriend, Ingin (sp? She is from Norway so I don't know how to spell her name.) were down on Monday so after work we charged over to two-six with the Eyres to watch the sunset, the skimboarders and to roast some marshmellows. Some times I fee like I'm on Perma-Vacation. Jeff just got his mission call to the Dominican Republic. Stoked!There is something about bonfires and bring friends and family closer. Don't you think?

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Life's a Beach especially at 3 Mile


3 Miles north of Santa Cruz is a Beach called 3 Mile. And guess what the beach a mile up the road is called. That's right 4 Mile. Not the most original names, but it makes them easy to find. Even though you are only 3 miles out of town you feel like you are 30 miles out of town. You don't see houses or buildings, there is tons of wild life, and most the time you are the only ones on the beach.
We joined the Eyre family on a little evening walk/bike/climb/explore/tidepool/jump extravaganza.

I showed Ethan how to stick his finger in the sea anemones to make them close up on his finger and suck on it. Then we squeezed the anemones to have the water squirt out like a water gun.

This is like Jump fest of 83' Inspired by Van Halen "Just Jump"