Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Gas

"Gas prices have risen again.

Prices are so bad here in LA. that guys in Beverly Hills are hiring hookers to siphon gas out of other people's cars."  --Jay Leno

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas

All I want for Christmas...is health and happiness for my family and my friend...you.

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Eve

On Christmas Eve.....Do you choose to believe?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Fear

"Go ahead sleep tight in your beds, remember what the wise man said.

There's nothing to fear (but fear itself.)"  --Oingo Boingo

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Ornaments

Early ornaments were usually hand-crafted or edible.

Nuts, candies, fruits and pieces of colored paper were the most common.

No matter how the tree is decorated, it still symbolizes a timeless Christmas tradition of families gathered together exchanging presents of love.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Peak

Intense feelings of love, exposure to great art or music or the overwhelming beauty of nature, peak moments are the joys of life.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Ocean

"Sponges grow in the ocean. That just kills me. I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be if that didn't happen."  --Steven Wright

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wind

"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust the sails to always reach my destination."  --Jimmy Dean

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Hope

I wanted to share with you a message I received from my special friend, Nancy Wride. It read like this...

"Life happens and we transform in ways we don't imagine we can or want to."

"And some days it has brought me to my knees and opened my eyes to the possibility, which always gives hope to me."

Awesome....thank you

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

priority

Um, I'm guessing one of these item's has a bigger priority here in Malibu.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Glory

Glory days,
Well they'll pass you by,
Glory days,
In the wink of a young girls eye,
Glory days.  --Bruce Springsteen

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving

Vegan, vegetarian or just another turkey, what's most important is that we are thankful for what we have, coming together to be with friends and family.

Did you hear about the x-rated turkey?

It's served with very little dressing.

Happy Thanksgiving, cheers!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Shining

Full Beaver Moon - November This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs.

It's the third of the season's four full moons, shining boldly through the Malibu Pier. 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Moo-er

So, how many gardeners does it take to mow your neighbors lawn, or, what do you call a cow who works for a gardener?

A lawn moo-er.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Lizard

Most Malibu residents won't have to go further than their patio or driveway to find the Western Fence Lizard-the most common area species-at home.

Oh, interested in the lizard lounge drink?

1 oz. curacao, blue
1 oz. liqueur  melon
2 oz. rum, coconut
1 splash 7-up

Waiter!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Moments

"My first, my last, my everything.
And the answer to all my dreams.
You're my sun, my moon, my guiding star.
My kind of wonderful, that's what you are."  --Barry White

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Savings

Most American's set their clocks back 1-hour to, as as the saying goes, "Spring ahead, Fall back."

There are actual savings thanks to manipulating our time zones and since its introduction, there have been noticeable declines in traffic accidents and deaths, as well as less crime.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Imagine

"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope some day you'll join us, and the world will be as one."  --John Lennon

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween

Well, if you are thinking of dressing up your pet for Halloween, the trick you choose might produce discomfort and feeling of being dominated.

But the treat might be an extra round of liver snacks....Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Edge

"Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen Hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.  --Mary Anne Radmacher

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Vulture


The Turkey Vulture soars on rising columns of warm air, called thermals, that help them to save energy as they search for remains of dead animals.

Vultures have developed amazing eyesight and can spot their food up to 4-miles away.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Beach


Dan Blocker Beach is known to locals as Corral Beach.

Because of it's limited parking along Pacific Coast Highway, this rarely crowded beach is great for walking, kayaking, scuba-diving and stunning sunsets.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Rainy

The wife told me, "Save it for a Rainy Day," but I forgot what it was.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Lookout

"Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder." --E.B.White

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Legacy

Malibu's new 15-acre Legacy Park opened last week, featuring public art and an environmental cleaning machine capable of treating about two million gallons of storm water runoff everyday through a network of filters and pipes engineered to remove bacteria and trash.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fact

As a matter of fact, this is the real deal. No Photoshop, Just pure "Mother Nature At It's Best."

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Lip

Timing, balance, hitting the lip of the wave, hold on and go with the flow.

Cruise back and hit the lip again...or in my case, Geezer!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Rays

"When I told my doctor I couldn't afford an operation, he offered to touch-up my X-rays."  --Henny Youngman

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Harvest


September 24, the first full moon of the Fall, also known as the Harvest Moon.

The Harvest Moon is famous for ushering in the year's longest procession of moonlit nights.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

wave

Couldn't resist one last wave to final 9/11 tribute at Pepperdine University.....until next year?

Star-spangled happiness and banner waves of pride.  --Cherishe Archer

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Leg

Nautical in origin and from the 19th century, "Show a Leg," was an order given to sailors to put a foot from their hammocks and hurry up, or at least show a leg.

An alternative version comes from the fact that women were allowed on board Royal Navy ships and were allowed to stay asleep after the sailors had been roused.

The order of "Show a Leg'" was supposed to have been given so that the shapely legged women could be distinguished from the hairy-legged sailors.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tribute

Pepperdine's flag display and tribute to honor the victims of 9/11 continues through September 24.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

911

Honoring the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Pepperdine University again displays a stunning tribute to the 3,000 lives lost.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Backyard

To my great friend Jeff, who is 8-days older than me today, Happy Birthday Jeff!

Backpackers for over 35-years, who knew God's country is right in my Malibu backyard.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Carnival

The Malibu Chili Cook Off and Carnival in the heart of Malibu draws about 15,000 people during the Labor Day weekend of music, games and food.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wine

Wine growers are covering the hillsides all over Malibu.

Many Malibu locals don't realize there are great wines to sample right in their own back yard.

The most important fact about wine is the best wine in the world is the one you are drinking now!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Itchy!

As my brother-in-Law Earl used to say, "Leaves of three, let it be."

I can't remember when i haven't experienced that nasty rash of poison oak every Summer.

This unpleasant trio can cause 500 people to itch from the amount covering the head of a pin.

The oil can stay active from one to five years on any surface, including dead plants......oops!

Excuse me, i need to shower.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Soaring

"The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who...looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space...on the infinite highway of the air." --Wilbur Wright

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Vibrations

The spider, after spinning its web, will then wait on or near the web for a prey animal to become trapped.

The spider senses the impact and struggle of a prey animal by vibrations transmitted through the web.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Towering

Towering clouds stretch through the low, middle and high cloud layers.

Have you ever played the cloud game where you try to see different shapes?

Do you see the cat's face?

Sunday, August 15, 2010

"A"

Designer Philippe Stark literally turning yacht design on its head, with superstructure reminiscent of an upturned keel.

The 394-foot yacht "A" owned by Russian billionaire, Audrey Melnichenko costs 300 million, featuring 3-pools, bomb-proof glass, floor to ceiling mirrored rooms, one covered in white sting-ray hides.

With a crew of 37 people and a full tank of gas that cost more than $500,000, why stop at Malibu?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Consistancy

"I pray to be the ocean, with soft currents, maybe waves at times. More and more, I want the consistancy rather than the highs and lows. --Drew Barrymore

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Umbilical

A mother laughs our laughter, sheds our tears, returns our love, fears our fears, she lives our joys, cares our cares, and all our hopes and dreams she shares.  --Julia Summers

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Back

Out on the road today, I saw a dead head sticker on a Cadillac, a voice inside my head said don't look back, you can never look back. --Don Henley

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Cave

At Leo Carrillo State Beach, this cave is actually a tunnel, large enough to walk through to the other side and has the distinction of being the only cave on the entire Santa Monica mountain range.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Smile

The best conversation between two friends is a smile.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Folklore

Folklore is rich among farmers, given their close ties to earth and her natural rhythms.

Dig your horseradish in the full moon for the best flavor. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Spread

"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier."  --Mother Teresa

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Five

"Hanging Five," to perform a longboard move where action of the surfer goes to the front of the board and rides from there, one foot on the nose and the five toes of that foot extended over the front of the board.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sometimes

Sometimes the road to nowhere can be a beautiful thing.