Friday, October 3, 2008

FLYS,FLAGS,FUN!!! for Mr October

I go to bed every night with a buzz;regrettably it is provided by the incessant flys that lurk in the Grain Factory.These buggers are the most annoying pest to attack my ankles since the pigmy rotteweilers of Hampton,GA. I have found that if I hang pest strips from all of my exposed appendages the flys have a good time lifting me up in the middle of the night about six inches and dropping me on the linoleum.At least it keeps them busy,and away from my moisture centers.It is a long time since I've seen or lived with pest strips;it must be unique to Maine surfboard factories.When you go with all organic materials you have to deal with organic pest(such as flys).I happened to overhear a conversation between Brad and Mike of Grain,and Brad said to Mike "let's let Ralph hang around a little longer;he keeps the flys off lunch"I now know my value in the unofficial pecking order of Grainheads. Now more about American flags,I still find it refreshing and uplifting at the frequency of the displays of our nation's flag.THANKS MAINERS.A little about fun.As far as travel goes this has been an easy 11 on a scale of 10.As far as surfing goes,it has been a 1.5 0n a scale of 10.Two hurricanes,Hanna & Kyle, provided incredible potential but no real memorable waves.That is what makes surfing so special.It is a gift that can't be taken for granted.Miki Dora handled it best "When there's surf,I'm totally committed;when there's none,it doesn't exist."Yours with the Waves,Ralph

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