Morning Surf Report: a board review, running reasons, etc

I thought that it might be a good thing to share a few of the things that I find around the Internet while I’m being distracted from running and writing in the morning – things that I like, things that I feel like I should share with my readers and that I don’t really know if I could do justice for in just one post. Hence we have the Surf Report: a roundup of things I have to share with all of my wonderful readers.

Yesterday morning I got a surfboard review in my YouTube email and I decided to watch it. Now, I don’t really know Thing1 about surfboards except that they’re boards you surf on, but after this video I realized that:

    1. I now know a thing or two about surfboards
    2. There’s a whole bunch of lingo attached to surfboards that I don’t know
    3. There’s all kinds of parts to the surfboard

If you’re interested in learning a little bit about them then watch this:

Last night I read my email newsletter from the Oatmeal, a comic blogger that you may or may not have heard of (it’s likely you have seen some of his stuff around, if nothing else). It was just one epic comic in six parts about why he runs so much. I swear this comic is all about me in someone else’s hilarious words; please enjoy it and check out all six parts by using the next button at the bottom of each part or the supplied navigational index.

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Here’s a fond hello back to the good-ol’ days:

Well, it might be a little easier to get some readers now! But from the analog evolution to the digital revolution did we lose something else, like all the time we spend distracted, watching videos, answering emails, listening to the new Vampire Weekend album on Spotify? Possible. Quite possible.

Finally, I would feel remiss if I didn’t at least show these off:

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award
July 4, 2013
One Lovely Blog award
July 18, 2013

I want to thank my friend Rachel Folk over at All Night Knits for giving me these blog awards, and for being such a wonderful reader. Readers really are the best award a blogger and writer can collect, and I hope to be able to increase my readership as time goes by; to this end I will do my best to bring something interesting to the table every day.


  1. The oldschool internet bit i saw the other day …made me nostalgic for my flyering days:)

    They running bit translates well into my life…i have a friend whose an ultra-marathoner…thats a whole other ball game.

    I like these posts…almost personal..i like knowing a bit more about gbd.

    The are so deserving ..its so good to know others see you as i do.

    You are one of the good guys.

    • Oh and speaking of which, I learned that stuff about Plato from a marvelous book called Proust and the Squid. Since you recommended a nonfiction book to me, I thought you might be interested in that one. It’s by Maryanne Wolf, and I think it’s in line with your summer of reading because its about the evolution of the reading brain.

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