A briefly possible conversation…

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Tuesday morning, after a near perfect head-high glassy session on the Oregon coast…

Gerry Lopez: Hey hunnybunny – you’ll never guess who I surfed with today…

Wife of Gerry Lopez: …I don’t know sugar-britches – who was that…?

GL: Just the one and only Penfold – from Surfugal…

WOGL: You’re shittin’me! Holy cow…

GL: God’s own truth! And I think I dropped in on him too…

I didn’t surf today.

Conversationally brief…

(on the rather lengthy subject of ‘mad women in our lives’ this conversation has been hugely edited for our own safety)

AD – if I wanted to mess with her mind I’d pop round for a cup of tea and hide her keys…

Me – …did you ever visit my granny…?

Wolfboy (having recently returned from Les Montagnes) – …I wouldn’t. I’d pitch up on a Saturday morning asking her where the kids were as it was my weekend to have them…

AD – …but you don’t have kids!?

Wolfboy – that’s right…

I didn’t surf today.

A conversation, briefly…

Halfway through shovelling and barrowing a mountain of rubble and broken bricks from one end of a building site to another AD turned to me and said…

‘I love doing this shit…’

‘Why’s that?’ I enquired, slightly bemused.

‘Well – I feel like I’m working hard…’

‘Uh huh’

‘It makes me sweat a lot…’

‘Er – okay…’

‘…and…’

‘Uh huh…?’

‘…and most of all… I can’t fuck this up!’

I didn’t surf today. We started on my house though – more of that later…

Briefly – a conversation…

AD – stoners are usually really funny people…

Me – nah – they just think they’re funny because they’re stoned.

AD – does that go for me too…?

Me – uh huh….

AD – so I’m not funny…?

Me – you will be if you have a joint.

AD – oh. Better roll one up then…

I didn’t surf today.

A very brief conversation…

Me – those free Portuguese lessons sound good, you should do it!

AD – hmmm not sure really…

Me – then you could talk to Portuguese girls!

AD – true. And I am bilingual curious…

I didn’t surf today.

Another brief conversation…

AD – If I go to bed on my own with every intention of knocking one out and then tell myself I have a headache and then roll over and go to sleep – what does that mean?

Me – you’re getting old…?

AD – Maybe I should split up with myself…

I didn’t surf today.