Thursday, August 25, 2011


i decided to try to make some extra cash and put ads on my blog. do you hate them? i like you better than money so if the collective voice of blog subscribes nay-says the ads, i'll take 'em down.  they probably won't bring in a whole lot anyway.

lemme know your thoughts...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Don't you love dogs?

I do too! So, I have a couple of dog-centric things to bring to your attention, just for fun...and to ask you to help out two people I like a WHOLE LOT.

First, I want to give a shout out to my sister Jennie who recently opened her own grooming salon and doggy day care in Loveland, CO. The Loveland Dog Club is without a doubt the BEST place to take your dog for grooming, training, and daycare, and the BEST place for you to go to grooming school! Jennie been refining her expertise since 1988 and is the most dog-loving person I know - which says a lot because I work with a lot of dog peeps at Petco.  She's a patient, kind, thoughtful person which makes her an excellent teacher and person to leave your dog with. If you live in the Loveland area, stop by and say hi to her!

Even if you don't, do me a favor and like them on Facebook. It'll only take a second and will really help my sister out. You're probably already logged in...just do it!

Second, check out my friend Anja and her badass dog Petey in their video, My Dog Plays Volleyball Better than You! (and it's true!)

Anja and Petey want to become YouTube partners, so help a sister out by subscribing to her feed and like the video on YouTube.  Petey is super stoked to finally have his athleticism recognized and is hoping Anja will help him show off his basketball and soccer skills.  Personally, I'm rooting for a surf video :)

Thanks for reading.  My next post will be all about photography, I promise!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sept 28, 2005

I was going through my old pictures and came across these from an epic day of surf in Gary, Indiana.  That's right. An Epic Day in Gary.  I vividly remember waking up in what felt like the middle of the night so I could drive the 60 miles to this spot and be in the water at the first hint of sunrise.  It was slightly offshore and probably 3-4 on the best sets! Bonus: the water wasn't freezing to wear a 3/2!  

This was one of a handful of times I ever saw other surfers in the water. I really regret not ditching class that morning - it was starting to clean up nicely right when I had to leave.  Still, so glad for these pictures and the memories :)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011