Between the travel and the hip, and the vicodin and the needling and the suffering and the whole fucking like i have a 'big' job thing......i have been relishing the ride today much as I am coveting the SURF I will have Thursday morning with my nephew in the cold waters of southern californication. 2 hours of solo bliss today. Wild to be ball deep in powder 48 hours ago and riding dry trail at almost 7,000 feet today. Oh, as the bogus used to say: recreational stress. What sport should I do? Heading back to the needles tomorrow and a chill road spin, followed by 2 days of surfing and shmoozing and work in the republic of Southern California. Life is pretty god damn good. I care about my work, and the people I work with. I have great friends and my family is second to none. I hope - to relax into that bliss - while still earning it everyday. That is the quest for 2012. May I be worthy of these gifts and actually do some good out there for the world.