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    April 30, 2017

    April Update

    Sorry again for slacking on the posts – but it really doesn’t matter as I haven’t been getting wet lately.

    It is a combination of the crappy conditions recently, and family and business shit.

    I’m sure I still have my loyal four or five followers; and thank you!

    Regardless, the SCUBA tanks that I bought from the garage sale a few years ago I got hydro-ed at Pacific Wilderness and they passed!

    So, I now have SCUBA tanks that I can get filled by anyone, regardless of whether they have the paranoid ban on the high quality Luxfer Aluminum tanks from the early 1980′s that I have dove with for the past 10 years.

    However, I feel guilty for not posting anything for a month – so this is what is up.

    I’m not sure if I will be lobster hunting anymore.

    It seems like a really big waste of money now, since the last few seasons have produced very few lobster for me.

    Not that I’m a shitty hunter, but over all, it would have been cheaper for me to go to the damn seafood store.

    I figured that out a long time ago, but the diving camaraderie kept me coming back.

    OK, if I have enough money next season, I will see you!

    Now, for the fluff of this post…

    I just came across this website from one of my friends – it is basically hookah diving, or SNUBA diving, for those who are not macho enough to actually carry a tank.

    AirBuddy

    Air Buddy

    It is limited to 40 feet, so I’m not putting this on my wish list.

    Until later!

    March 30, 2017

    The Dangers Of Not SCUBA Diving For A While

    Sorry for being such a stranger!

    I think my seven readers may have gone down to four.

    But, Oh well, I make no money on this blog, so I don’t care!

    SCUBA diving conditions have sucked, and I’m really stressed out about family matters and business and work matters.

    So, I decided to self glorify myself by going to Beach Streets Grand Prix and ride around the track with my Ordinary bicycle at lunch.

    My co-worker Rosario insisted that she goes with me because she “wanted to get in the paper.”

    So, I see – another self promotion, glory seeker!

    Obviously she was counting on my good looks to get in the spotlight.

    I also made a deal with Rick the Biker who owns Long Beach Choppers, LLC – the best old school Harley repair shop in the area.

    He would buy me a beer for wearing his shop shirt, and a another beer for each paper that I would get in.

    Well, I think I’m pretty average looking, but for some reason, yes I did get some media attention…

    Penny Farthing At The Grand Prix In Long Beach
    Photo By The Press Telegram.

    Penny Farthing At The Grand Prix In Long Beach
    Photo By The Press Telegram.

    Penny Farthing At The Grand Prix In Long Beach
    Photo By Beach Streets Long Beach.

    So, anyway… I haven’t been diving or cage fighting or anything else besides going on a token two mile bike ride while stressing out over business and personal shit.

    I woke up with an intense headache, shoulders hurting and bloodshot eyes.

    I called in sick and my boss asked what was wrong with me.

    I said, “I don’t know, my shoulders hurt and my eyes are all red.”

    He laughed, “Oh, your eyes are red, Ha Ha, well, you still need to deal with the conference call at 8 AM.”

    I asked, “What do you mean?”

    He hung up.

    So, 8 AM was no problem, since the walk in medical clinic doesn’t open until 9 AM, but I couldn’t get onto the conference call, so I called my boss.

    He said, “Well, I told them you were sick so we cancelled.”

    Uh, what the fuck was that?

    He told me I still had to deal with it, but cancelled and didn’t tell me?

    Anyway, I went to the doctor, and Dr. Habib told me that I had stage 2 hypertension – my blood pressure was like 162 over one – thirty something.

    I credit my macho life style and over all machismo for not having a stroke or kidney failure.

    I was actually prescribed some pills which dropped my blood pressure down, so all is well now.

    I’m making plans for my SCUBA diving trip in July … stay tuned!

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