Berkeley, CAUSA 94704
November 29, 2012
1 Upper body exercise to balance my bike-only life style. 2 Also, I save lives and miss being around people who need to drop everything if "man overboard" alarm sounds! 3 Other interests: My favorite thing to do in Berkeley is to go to UCB lectures with over 100 scientists and ask: "Can I see a show of hands: How many agree with me that the 'Normal Healthy Human Mind' is defective?"..... and have only 1% raise their hands! :-) Life is sometimes like "an ocean of nuttiness to vigilantly navigate!" Let's Practice!
I took a roll class ~30 years ago... so I need another one... I have 100s of hours
1 gain: find a tandem partner so the boat keeps going when I get tired! 2 When they originally flooded StevensCreek reservoir I "kayaked among the tree tops". 3 I just bought a GoPro and want to try it out (up to) 60 meters down near Monterrey. 4 Radio controlled boats with wifi GoPro to explore culverts, etc? 5 Launch the waterproof GoPro video camera into the air (with a parachute attached... or with a hot air balloon?)(while it's filming).
I'm "in between" boats... I've got my eyes on: http://www.costco.com/Pelican-Pulse-100X-Kayak.product.11762163.html
Intro: retired NASA software QA engr. Wanted to leave the country and was told to move to "People's Republic of Berkeley."
The Theme Song to Gilligan's Island TV show: "If not for the courage of the fearless crew, the Minnow[their boat] would be lost! the Minnow[their boat] would be lost!" 2 CG Is Everything I'm often surrounded by meditators who talk about "centering" and I have no idea what that is... with boating you want your Center of Gravity below the water line if possible 3 Archimedes principle: "the upward buoyant force exerted on a body immersed in a fluid is equal to the [levity/]weight [of the sense of civic/civil/humor of the kayakers that buoy you up] 4 We achieved a "high-high tide" by "Following the MoonShadow"... which is a Cat Stevens song: "And if I ever lose my legs, I won't moan, and I won't beg, Yes if I ever lose my legs, [I'll invent an amphibious kayak]"