Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Egg Man Cometh

All of my potential clients are subject to a grueling set of questions of the highest personal nature. They may, but are not certain to, include the following:
Why, according to Chinese Zen master Sozan, is the head of a dead cat the most valuable thing in the world?
What are your favorite twin cities, and why?
Which member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee—current or past—do you most resemble?
Local aquatic shred enthusiast and fellow educator Paul nailed the early queries, citing Victor/Driggs Idaho as his preferred twin cities, as “the airport hot dogs are better than in Pocatello.”
His last question, however, gave me pause. Paul named California’s 30th district Representative Henry Waxman as his House Oversight Committee likeness.
To be honest, I don’t see it, believing Paul to carry a closer resemblance to Massachusetts’ 6th District Representative John Tierney.
You, sir, are no Henry Waxman

Regardless, Paul’s board was shaped—a snappy 6’4 egg with a 4+1 fin setup and foil, rocker, and bottom contour to excel in the steeper stuff. Red cedar stringer adds some flex and a bit of class.
Plastic from Lokbox, Fiberglass from Rainbow and True Ames, and rubber by Crocs--throw in a long period south swell and a country-cured ham and you've got yourself a little heaven on earth.


Anonymous said...

Shape = siiiiiiick
Crocs = LAME!
Get that dude some respectable skids!!!

HeadHighGlassy said...

Can't we all just get along, Anonymous? Besides, rumor has it those Crocs were a gift from Lopez (Jennifer, not Gerry).

Anonymous said...

Rumor also has it that pictured board is currently residing in the living room so it can be appropriately oggled until the next swell arrives..... flipped from time to time so front and back get equal time.

Plus, I have it on good authority that at least one well respected Northern California shaper sports Crocs from time to time.

Whether or not those are from Jennifer Lopez, I can't comment.

HeadHighGlassy said...

"...I have it on good authority that at least one well respected Northern California shaper sports Crocs from time to time."
Is it Junod? I've never checked out the guy's feet, as I'm always mesmerized by his 'stache...

pranaglider said...

you have violated the one cardinal rule of blogging.
people go nuts. They either love them or hate them.
violently so
With my Fred Flintstone feet I am in the former camp.
(Although it is generally agreed that if you wear the orange ones you look like a duck.)

Nice Board BTW