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Old 11-02-06, 11:20 AM   #15201
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It's Just A Few Flakes For Chrissake.

edit: that WAS all in caps by the way. why won't it let me do caps....
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Old 11-02-06, 11:22 AM   #15202
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Edit: And don't worry, by my calculations we only have about 222 winter commuting trips until the beginning of april!
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Old 11-02-06, 11:31 AM   #15203
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Thank god I get to escape in the middle of that to surf. Life without warmth is barely worth living.
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Thank god I get to escape in the middle of that to surf. Life without warmth is barely worth living.
what the hell are you doing in canada then, surfer boy?
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Old 11-02-06, 11:54 AM   #15205
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Blame my parents. I used to live in a place where it went below 0 for 3 weeks a year. Then we moved back to Toronto. That and my gig here is to good to leave so I just take vacations
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one of my friends just decided to become a surfer chick one summer. It was pretty funny. She went to europe specifically to surf, three times so far! Of all the places to go to surf!

Myself, I'll be in the scorching hot desert for christmas. hooray, I guess!
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Europe? To surf? That IS weird. There are waves but not many good ones in Europe. Nah I'm heading to Costa and Nica, maybe go to the Bocas in Panama too. Then in the spring Jaws and the Hammer and then the south pacific in the summer, maybe Australia for some big wave.
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Europe? To surf? That IS weird. There are waves but not many good ones in Europe. Nah I'm heading to Costa and Nica, maybe go to the Bocas in Panama too. Then in the spring Jaws and the Hammer and then the south pacific in the summer, maybe Australia for some big wave.
And when are you going to get a job you smarmy b*stard?
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Old 11-02-06, 12:15 PM   #15209
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I have a job, but being a freelancer means between contracts you surf. Work to live, not live to work.
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Old 11-02-06, 12:36 PM   #15210
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yeah yeah but you gotta be a freelance cocaine dealer to fund that many globetrotting surf vacations.
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Old 11-02-06, 12:39 PM   #15211
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Or just fiscally responsible...
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a fiscally responsible freelance globetrotting cocaine dealing surfer!
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Old 11-02-06, 12:45 PM   #15213
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See Goki's got it. Actually if your really interested in how I afford it its not that complicated. I take my digi camera, laptop and digital voice recorder and write an article and do radio. Usually I make more then I spend on the trip as I own my own surfing gear and have been going to the same surf camps for years so I get good prices. Knowing people and having places to stay also helps a ton, plus when I am in Toronto I live pretty frugally so I can go out and have good times in other places.

But I don't know a freelance coke dealer might be a fun gig!
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Old 11-02-06, 12:56 PM   #15214
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But I don't know a freelance coke dealer might be a fun gig!
just don't be samplin' too much of yer own wares. heh...
seriously, i'm sure all of us could show a bit more impulse control and not buy the triple lattes at starf-ucks, or cut back on the $10 lunches, or the brooks saddles that you really need etc. you'd be amazed where you can scrounge up a grand. i totally agree that the key to travelling is crashing at friends' places!! familiarity with where you're travelling to helps with scoping out all the deals. budgeting $3k-5k for a big trip is not as expensive as it sounds. most of us probably spend that or more on equally frivoulous things in a year.
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Old 11-02-06, 01:01 PM   #15215
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I have a job, but being a freelancer means between contracts you surf. Work to live, not live to work.
Too bad statement one is equivalent to statement two.
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Old 11-02-06, 01:16 PM   #15216
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I disagree for the block. Workin to secure passports, huts, sun block, and a short gun with tri-fins is workin' to live. Living in Toronto for years slavin away for the school loan, then the car, then the marriage, and then the house, etc etc is workin to live.

I think Offhoff is a Ford Prefect of the skate/surf world and having been a disciple of that world for many many years, I'll almost call him a personal hero, as being jealous is bad Karma. Going to the Philippines in Dec. '07, what Islands to hit there? I'll be in the Provinces.

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Old 11-02-06, 01:20 PM   #15217
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shiznaz, buy this to match your track bike
http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/228948911.html
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Old 11-02-06, 01:23 PM   #15218
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Now THAT is a prudent purchase!
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Old 11-02-06, 01:35 PM   #15219
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Jammer you'll have a righteous time, you going with kids and wife? just wife? solo? You want to surf, long or short board? Have you surfed before? Give me some details on what you want to do I'll make a list and PM it too you of the best me and my friends know of. I might just end up living in southeast asia I damn near took a job in Hong Kong in September.
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yikes.. you better have a good excuse for not going.
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I disagree for the block. Workin to secure passports, huts, sun block, and a short gun with tri-fins is workin' to live. Living in Toronto for years slavin away for the school loan, then the car, then the marriage, and then the house, etc etc is workin to live.

I think Offhoff is a Ford Prefect of the skate/surf world and having been a disciple of that world for many many years, I'll almost call him a personal hero, as being jealous is bad Karma. Going to the Philippines in Dec. '07, what Islands to hit there? I'll be in the Provinces.
Bah marriage. The ROI on children is like -1 to -2M dollars. Kids don't make financial sense at all.
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being a kid....you'd know.....
The rewards are beyond monetary, and they can pay to keep you alive when you are toothless and drooling lest you spend the last of your years scraping dog food tins.

With all the romance you displayed in THAT post, you have no worries.
Honestly, when I was your age, the same thing totally, fell in love and it all changed.
Last night was 15 years ago we met at a halloween party, and basically haven't been apart since.
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More like -1 -2MM
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