Thursday, September 22, 2011

**Update to Fall/Winter Hours**

I will no longer be finishing early on Tuesdays (transferred to another section of the course), so the only day I'll be done early will be Thursdays - last booking on Thursdays will be 5 p.m. for the next few months at least.

Hours and availability are posted on my site's main page.

Nicole Kelly
Comox Valley Massage
Sensuous Erotic Massage in Comox BC
Comox - Vancouver Island - British Columbia (BC)
www.ComoxValleyMassage.com

Monday, September 19, 2011

A Final Farewell to my Shitty Surfboard

See that beautiful Source board to the left there?  That's a surfboard.  What do I ride?  Not a surfboard.  What I ride is a shitty surfboard.

I took off to Tofino last night.  I wanted to see if the training is paying off.  It's not like anyone would notice - Nadine is working all week and I don't like working at night anyway.  So I get there late, doze off in the car for a few hours, and hit the beach early when nobody's around.

Good thing too, because it was cold and I did a lot of yelping that would have been embarrassing if it had been heard.  That Quicksilver vest is going to be a must-have this winter, but I figured, I came all this way so might as well gut it out.

I was trying to figure out if I want to keep my big softop, so I took it out and it's got zero stability, insane in a board that size.  I figured it must be me, but it isn't.  I tried everything.  Nothing worked.  Surf rodeo, the damn thing wants you off.

Ended up wiping out, of course.  Avoided faceplanting but damned if the board didn't clock me right in the face.  I still can't figure out how it did that.  The waves must have pushed that big 8'2" bastard under because it was going like a freight train by the time it hit me, and one of the fins missed my left eye by maybe an inch.  Again, good thing there was nobody around because there's nothing worse than being heard yelling at or about your board.  If anything was going to maul me, I figured it would be a cougar, since they just shot one at Cox yesterday, but nope!

I brought some seawater back with me and between using that and aloe vera it's healing fast.  It's always my face that gets it.  Once this heals, I'm lightening my whole face and protecting it better after that.  I can't afford to have skaterface.

On the plus side, nothing got broken (this time) and I managed to get some upper-body rippage, so no gym today, which will give me time to get creative with the makeup.

That board retires now.  I've used other boards and everything was okay, enough to know that any problems were my fault.  With this board, it's not me.  I got it used, and it didn't cost much, and now I know why.  I'm not even giving it away, it can stay in the spare room with its bad juju.

Time for a California board.  New, smaller, beautifully shaped by Nick Palandrani.  I am so glad that Storm has them.  I love the one in that photo, but will have to rent a few different sizes and shapes first to see what works best before shelling out.

Here's a video of Rob Morris (Australia) launching a beautiful hollow timber board that took him a year to make.  It must be sick on big waves.



Nicole Kelly
Comox Valley Massage
Sensuous Erotic Massage in Comox BC
Comox - Vancouver Island - British Columbia (BC)
www.ComoxValleyMassage.com

Friday, September 9, 2011

Quake!

Wooo! Been a while since I felt one of those!

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has struck off the west coast of Vancouver Island, with tremors felt as far away as Kelowna. The reading was downgraded from an initial report of magnitude 6.7.

The earthquake occurred at 12:42 pm P.T. about 18 kilometres under the surface of the Pacific Ocean, around 80 kilometres south of Port Alice, on Vancouver Island.

Not enough to make things fall over, but they sure did sway for about half a minute, and the building made a low groaning sound for about ten seconds. Remember Titanic? The sound the ship made? Sort of like that. Hmmm. Not something I like to hear while the earth's surface heaves beneath me.

The cat didn't like it much either. Any normal cat would have run and hidden.  This one decided, during those ten seconds, that contrary to sentiments previously expressed, he loves me a whole lot.

pickmeup pickmeup pickmeup ofukkit iamjustgonnajumpontoyou

Now he doesn't want his paws touching the floor. That's going to make for an interesting weekend.

Everything's fine here but I really must get that flatscreen attached to the wall. It's on a stand and nearly tipped over. I don't want it coming down unless the wall is coming down.  Actually, come to think of it...there are a lot of things around here that really should be secured, the tops of the bookshelves should be attached to the wall, the artwork, that kind of thing.  -

Here's Prince performing Housequake.

"If you can't rock steady, shut up, already! Damn!"

Nicole Kelly
Comox Valley Massage
Sensuous Erotic Massage in Comox BC
Comox - Vancouver Island - British Columbia (BC)
www.ComoxValleyMassage.com

Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Birthday, Freddie!

Today, on what would have been Freddie Mercury's 65th birthday, I thought I'd share one of my favourite songs with you.



Written by John Deacon, "One Year of Love" was released in 1986, on the album A Kind of Magic and the Highlander soundtrack. Steve Gregory plays sax, and the orchestra is conducted by Lynton Naiff.

Enjoy, and if you haven't seen it yet, be sure to check out Google's "Freddie for a Day" doodle. Fantastic!




Nicole Kelly
Comox Valley Massage
Sensuous Erotic Massage in Comox BC
Comox - Vancouver Island - British Columbia (BC)
www.ComoxValleyMassage.com

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