what would you give up a day of surfing for?

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by aka pumpmaster, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    Quite a few things actually. I'm a dad and the breadwinner, so family and work responsibilities come first. For you guys in college, make the most of that educational opportunity while you have it, while you're young. There's a saying: Sacrifice now or sacrifice later. I may be burned as a heretic for saying this here, but the waves will still be around long after all of us are gone.
    However...that's not to say I haven't taken a long lunch to sneak in a noontime session. I'm very fortunate that my place of employment is very close to the beach. A few times I've had to race back to a 1 PM meeting minus my socks and with saltwater still in my beard. I'm 57 and should probably know better (?), but it sure beats the heck outta sitting in a cubicle eating lunch at a desk.
    Stay thirsty.
     
  2. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    thanks for the info. My son is looking at colleges and I've already made it clear I won't pay for a major with no job prospects and this was one of his choices. He is a mountain guy so it sounds like he has some opportunity out west if he heads down this route.
     

  3. Feesh

    Feesh Well-Known Member

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    Jun 5, 2008
    Wow that's a pretty dam good response right there.
     
  4. OC&SC-83

    OC&SC-83 Well-Known Member

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    Jul 25, 2011
    Good one.
    Everybody keeps saying "Sex is obvious", but I totally disagree. If it's a genuinely good day out, it COMPLETELY depends on how good the sex is/hotness of the girl or woman. I'd maybe miss it for:
    -really good sex
    -great concert that cant see next day
    -huge sporting event, tickets already bought
    -family
     
  5. trevolution

    trevolution Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    I found u john hardy


     
  6. trevolution

    trevolution Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    lol pearl jam? really man? Was it flat?
     
  7. Lipsmacker

    Lipsmacker Well-Known Member

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    Sep 17, 2012
    I'd give up a day to pick my boy up from his Moms house
     
  8. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

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    Jun 27, 2010
    Just became a Dad last weekend, definitely give up a day of surfing to hang with my daughter. But I hope eventually she'll paddle out with me.
     
  9. hinmo24t

    hinmo24t Well-Known Member

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    Jan 16, 2012
    pearl jam is amazing but i dont know if i would give up ideal conditions to go see them live...maybe.
     
  10. chicharronne

    chicharronne Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    I saw them in 75 in Georgetown U Gymnasium. Didn't have to give up anything but 20 bucks for tickets and gas.
     
  11. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    Congratulations! The journey begins.
    I have 4: 2 boys and 2 girls. 2 in college and 2 in high school.
    The girls have been a joy. The boys upon turning 13 have "tag teamed" my wife and I with their antics.
    Take care.
     
  12. marksharky

    marksharky Well-Known Member

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    Feb 14, 2012
    A day in court in front of a judge who said "you don't have to pay your ex alimony anymore" ... She makes more then me and I still gots to pay that women.. Jersey suxs!
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/01/11/new-jersey-looks-to-update-alimony-rules-after-advocacy-groups-shudder-at/

    "My own divorce resulted in a lifetime alimony order in 2008. I remember during one of the court hearings, the judge saying to me, 'It's not fair, but it's the law.'"

    http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2013/03/alimony_reform_bill_introduced.html
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2013
  13. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008

    Missed out on the vasectomy, eh.
     
  14. Riley Martin's Disgruntled Neighbor

    Riley Martin's Disgruntled Neighbor Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2012
  15. LegendJim

    LegendJim Well-Known Member

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    Apr 18, 2010
    I would give up a day surfing, if it meant I was jumping on a plane to go to Indo for 2 weeks....surfing 10 solid days instead of one mediocre Jersey sandbar day.
     
  16. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    yep. as a man, if I don't want kids, SHE gets the surgery.
     
  17. chicharronne

    chicharronne Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    We had bleacher seats. I asked a girl "usher" where, she just pointed back towards a wall and continued smoking her fatty. we went up front. they played for over an hour, left for what seemed like 30 min, came back for over an hour again.
     
  18. leethestud

    leethestud Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2010
    last year I was a groomsman in my buddy's wedding. It was on the beach in south nags head. It was early september and it was firing, but I couldn't touch it. We had to set **** up all day, then wedding, then reception. All within sight of the ocean. Torture. The next day it was all blown out.
     
  19. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    That's rough, my sympathy Lee.
     
  20. live aloha

    live aloha Well-Known Member

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    Oct 4, 2009
    Congrats! I'm a new dad too (since the day of Hurricane Sandy Oct. 29). Seeing that he was born on one of the biggest-ever days in MD history, I'm hoping he will love the water. We took him to the Caribbean two weeks ago and got him wet...he loved it! Stay positive, and enjoy the little angel! :)