The horror!

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  1. yourdirtymomma

    yourdirtymomma Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2012
    I am devastated! Some of the best conditions of my surfing life are happening RIGHT NOW by my house….but I am 70 miles inland at work. I have tried to call 3 different people to cover but no one can make it….they are out of town, no car, or at a doctors appointment. If I had realized earlier I would have gotten up at 5AM and hit it……or even better called someone in last night.

    It’s making me sick to my stomach. I feel like my man cheated on me or my dog is sick…..I’m having trouble just functioning and counting money….It feels heavy just doing my job. :(
  2. 252surfer

    252surfer Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2010
    yup happened to me back in april during that nor'easter. seriously felt sick for missing that day. it's okay momma. there will be other days

  3. ClemsonSurf

    ClemsonSurf Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2007
    Aren't there plenty of things at your office that can help you relax and make you feel better?
  4. PatSayJack

    PatSayJack Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2008
    Express this to your boss. You never know... :D
  5. rcarter

    rcarter Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    Ummm welcome to being an adult? We all miss great days due to our need to earn a living. I really wish these treads gave a preview of the post before clicking it. I thought this was going to be a thread with a gnarly wipeout or a video of smoeone going over the falls on a big day or something entertaining at least.
  6. yourdirtymomma

    yourdirtymomma Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2012
    But it's prefect right now! It's like 3 to 4 feet, 9 seconds, 4 MPH OFF SHORE's PERFECT for my skill level....for my longboard.....for my soul!

    Dude I was stuck inland for Barrel too!

    Damnn these ovaries, they make me want to cry......I'm so sick I feel like someone just told me I was pregnant....scared, lost and screwed.

    Thanks for your compassion 757......It is a little bit of comfort. (But nothing short of an employee walking through the door can bring me real relief.)
  7. yourdirtymomma

    yourdirtymomma Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2012
    no! Nothing is better than good surf!
  8. yourdirtymomma

    yourdirtymomma Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2012
    Damnn it man.......I am the freakin boss!

    But it was a good idea :) Thanks
  9. yourdirtymomma

    yourdirtymomma Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2012
    Um....I've been an adult for a long time.....and welcome to being a jerk.
  10. surfsolo

    surfsolo Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2009
    welcome to being a post spammer.......!!

    j/k seriously though, we all miss good days just gotta deal with them
  11. yourdirtymomma

    yourdirtymomma Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2012
    Well, thank you.....I'll be sure to add that to my resume.....Front house manager, executive assistant, general manager, post spammer :)

    Yes, but how do you deal with it? I'm missing the best surf of my surfing life :(

    The how part is rhetorical, unless you have some special method I should know.
  12. yourdirtymomma

    yourdirtymomma Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2012
  13. H2O'C

    H2O'C Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2011
    I was on it at first light. Just south of Fort Pierce for about 3 hours. I thought it was going to be bigger but it was still fun. Should be something left for ya later. Sucks to miss it.
  14. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    well, how busy is the shop boss??? put the out to lunch sign up...
  15. JTS

    JTS Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2010
    ODM –
    Since you have joined the ranks of East Coast surfers you probably need to get briefed on what to expect and decide how you want to set your attitude
    - Not all swells will clean up – there is no rule saying they have to.
    - You will miss some swells, even some really good ones. This may be the first time you have missed good (maybe even epic ) conditions, but I guarantee it won’t be the last.
    - There will be long periods of flatness to endure (I lived in Daytona for 5 years, Fla can REALLY try your patience).
    - The magic of really good days requires quite a few variables to line up (swell, wind, tide, sand bars, crowd etc), that is what can make surfing so frustrating, and so satisfying.
    - Boards are consumables, even though you may REALLY REALLY LOVE a board, over time it will get old, dinged and damaged – (the same goes for your body haha)
    The key is your level of acceptance. Perhaps changing how you view it would help, focus on the positive and not what you feel you were rightfully denied (the dreaded victim mentality).

    Learn from today- maybe keep an eye on conditions to anticipate better and get time off for the waves.

    Be grateful you have a job, the economy has been rough on so many people. I’m sure quite a few people would love to have a steady job. Remember – Work is the curse of the working class.

    Seriously it is 1 day – consider if you were recovering from a major injury/illness/surgery and were going to be out for weeks or months. 8 years ago I had a serious operation on Aug 19th – I missed the ENTIRE East Coast Fall Season (anybody get some good waves in Sep/Oct 2004?), and at that time I was more concerned with a successful outcome than the waves I missed.

    Attitude is key, and that is something you choose.

    BTW TS Debbie fell apart so the EC north of Fla isn't getting much if anything

    Good luck - enjoy the after work session
  16. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

    Jun 27, 2010
    When you miss a good day, it feels like you're getting robbed of your life savings, and you're helpless.

    I know that feeling all too well.
  17. yourdirtymomma

    yourdirtymomma Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2012
    Dear Jim,

    Thanks for reminding me of the things already know.... sincerely. That was very kind of you to spend the time to write the above. I really do know all these things (I was injured from Jan-March, this year)....I guess I just forgot to be grateful in the middle of my surfing panic. I'm now refocused on counting my very many blessings.

    You are a seriously righteous dude....thank you!

    I'll surf one in your name after work,
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2012
  18. surfsolo

    surfsolo Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2009
    with all this post following and writing you probably could have scored a session instead!
  19. yourdirtymomma

    yourdirtymomma Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2012
    I'm stuck at work.....1 1/2 hours can bet I won't be here (on-line) in about 2 more hours.
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