The legend is that Mark Twain once wrote that golf was “… a good walk ruined.” History tells us that he may not have said this at all but it has always been my opinion on golf. It seems a major investment in time and money for something that is essentially free. Golf seems to also cause a lot of anxiety and as a former country club bartender I could tell you some stories.
That said, a lot of people love the sport and for them I took this picture of a sculpture that seems to capture the joy. This is at a resort in Palm Desert California.
Walking along the Santa Monica Beach you can see just about anything. There are street musicians, athletes, beggars,families, young lovers and even an occasional whale offshore. There were rope tightropes stretched about two feet off the sand where people could practice tightrope walking. I watched this young woman thinking about how hard it must be to balance with one arm already in a positional cast. Do you think her Orthopedic Surgeon would be happy or mad?
This is my best viewed video ever with over 1500 views on Vimeo and Youtube so let’s revisit Pari-Roller. It’s Friday night in Paris. Thousands will gather at Gare Montparnasse to skate through the city at night. I liked it so much I even made a T-shirt which you can buy a T-Shirt at my commercial site by clicking here.
More human observation. Young women strut the beach in bikinis totally aware of their image and impact they have on the males at the beach. However, young men the same age don’t have a freaking clue. This one guy looks so lost that if the other young man doesn’t catch that football it hits in in the head. This would undoubtedly be embarrassing and cause all the young ladies that he is trying to impress to giggle and laugh. Meanwhile that other dude made a great catch and held on.
I have observed people do this in Maui, Cancun and Florida. This young lady made it look easy but in my heart I know it’s not and requires something I have always had in short supply. No not guts, but balance has never been my strong suit.
My season as a baseball spectator pretty much ended last night with the Pittsburgh Pirate’s loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. I have always loved Baseball even though at age 8 I was thoroughly humiliated in Little league when I took the field at 3rd base standing on the wrong side! I got better though and played Outfield and 1st base and occasional a relief catcher. My big moment came in hitting a three run home run over a fence just like this one.