Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Some days I run a smile, other days I run with a big old giant F'N Grin :)

 Hello little Dude
 Usually I found Lighters, this time I found a torch
 Look at that handsome devil,  I dare ya?
Some things just aren't meant to be pretty
(namely me)

Bonus FLASHBACK from earlier in the week.
All I found on my run tonight was one tiny little yellow bead and that's okay with me. I'm a patient man. I have a place for this bead and am currently working on my third beach bracelet.

Back to the present
I found another bead.

All the stuff so far is great and all?
But this is way better

Heart handled shovels are my very favorite thing to find.  First I found the tall green one.  Then about 5 minutes later I spotted it from a couple hundred feet away, 
I started laughing when I saw I it, could it be?
2 heart  shovels in one run?
I knew it the second I saw it!

 the 2nd rarest off all shovels.
The single tang with heart insert.

(My collection of Heart shovels now stands at somewhere between 10 and 20 but as much as I love finding them I also like giving them away)

What's the rarest shovel you ask?

The two tone heart inserted shovel. 
It's believed that there are only 4 in existence!
 One was awarded to my friend Sam at the Leadville Beer mile,   I still have 1.  One is looked up in the Smithsonian.  and the 4th?
That's why I keep running
Group photo
(I guess I found some other shovels too)

Bonus Photos's
It was a pretty night and I had nowhere to be but 
right there!


Anyone have a Ghetto blaster I can borrow?

Have you ever seen one of these before.
I'm dying to know whats on it 
but I haven't found player yet.
I hope it's the Fat Boys cover of

either that or
some  wacky answering machine messages.
It had been awhile since I found any cash. 
Look out COINSTAR here I come.

Bonus find 
W/ no photo 
As I am running some dude waves me down.  I'm horrible at remembering names or faces.  It seems like the dude knows me so I wave back pretending that he is some long lost friend.

It turns out the dude doesn't know me.  (HA HA) He had lost his car key in the sand and wanted me to keep an out for it.
The chances of finding it were almost ZERO.  That is unless you have the worlds greatest shovel collector on the job.
15 min's  later I found his key with only about 5% sticking out of the sand.  I jogged back about a mile, the dude was calling me a hero and I was pretty happy someone could benefit from my skills.
The last thing I found was a new Bumper sticker.
Yes I s see the irony in a a stop oil sticker on  my car

The end

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sharks in the Ocean, free Beer and a battle between Omega Penis and Dongzilla. Just another day at the beach.

Today was supposed to be my day off running but that wasn't gonna stop me from going to the beach. (or running for that matter)

Ever since getting home a few weeks I have ran for at least a couple hours every day. My plan was to go down to the beach to relax and go for a little swim. 

Well when I got there I went for a real easy one hour run 
(I couldn't resist)
Time to swimming right?
Then this happened just as I was about to go in the water.
A sheriff's Helicopter starts circling around Blasting out on his loud speaker "
"Get out of the water sharks are swimming your way." 

I'm not really scared of sharks, but I might as well go for another run to they swim away.
 Check out my Synchronistic find.
  Shark Week sunglasses really? I couldn't help but laugh. 
Surely that pointy shovel will protect me from any Sharks?

 By the time I got back to my towel and hour or so later I went for swim and guess what?
  I'm still alive 
(the amazing spazz)
I also found some fairy cards.  Umm Just what I always wanted???
My new lucky card.
Follow Tinkerbell
(my camera ran out of batteries after the first take so this is what you get)
I had weird dream last that I was dealing 3 card Monty in some back alley, Perhaps that's where my fortune lies?

My day of not not running was not over 
(no that wasn't my standard grammatical error)

After coming for 2 lb salad, some green curry and a few beers I was back at the beach.
 About 3 miles into my afternoon run I kicked somthing? 
It kind of hurt,  after taking a few more steps  I decided to go back and see what it was. Almost completely buried in the sand was an unopened 3 pack of Coors light tall cans.  I decided I would pick up those up on the way back.

I'm use to running with a six a pack but usually it's already inside my belly. (HA!HA!) It was a little awkward to carry but if you have ever seen my arms you would agree I could use the work out :) So I endured.

I also found a couple of beach toys along the way
Did you know Tonka made rakes?
 This might be my new favorite spoon?
(that's because I can't remember what my old favorite spoon was.)

After running for about 4 hours total today, the sun was setting, the tide was low and I decided to take my cell phone with me and go on little walk to check out the beach art.

Some of my favorite  beach art I like to find:
  Creepy happy faces, misshapen hearts, stars made by people that screwed up, losses at tic tac toe, and maybe someday an 
"I heart Pat"
I also enjoy just about  anything absurd or obscene.

First up
 Yep It's a dong!
It reads
"Omega Penis"
"I know you want it"
"Just Note  it 's not REAL"
One problem with Beach art is that it's often so grand that it can't fit in the frame of my camera.
 One last look at "Omega Penis" 
You see it's so big it doesn't fit in my frame.
Anyone want to buy me a wide angle lense?
 This person started out writing army real small
 and then went big

Just six blocks away omega penis I ran into this Behemoth.
What is going on here?
 It simply reads "PENIS"
(it's about 25 feet long)
If the other was Omega Penis then I crown this
As I was taking this picture it's artists were coming out of the water laughing.  I complemented them on their penis (two dudes and a cute chick) and told them it was way better than "Omega Penis"

 This is"Amerika"
 I found another rake

Then just when I about to turn around and jog back on the soft sand,
Is that a rocket ship?
 Nope it's another Penis 
(the balls are kind of hard to see)
Here's that same penis with a nice background
I found one last rake on the way back home

The End.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

These are a few of my favorite things (you're supposed to sing that tittle)

Guess what happened today?
Did you guess that I went for run on the beach?
If you did
time for some dancing babies.

On to the crap I found!
Today I found three of my favorite things?
Favorite thing 1.
 I have started a collection of bubble wands. 
I dig this simple crown motif.
(4th wand in 7 days)
Favorite thing 2.
 Next up I found back to back to back yellow crooked handle shovels.  The yellow plastic shovel is the most common variety but the crooked handle variety makes them a bit more rare.
 Colorful but I'm a shovel snob
 Go Angels!
 I think I will use this tonight?
 I am not a Giants fan but I am a fan of anyone playing the Dodgers.
 You would be amazed at how many monster trucks I have found over the years.  
Easily over 20 
 I found this torch thing.
  I didn't know what it was, I was hoping it was some sort of lighter or flashlight. (it says LEGO on the side)  I almost threw it away but I kept carrying for a reason that hadn't yet become apparent to me?
 Vegan Stake
Dumb joke I know.  
I always break my tent stakes, lucky for me I find at least one a week.
 (this week I found 3)
 Favorite thing 3
Beach Fortunes.  
I didn't plan on making any changes for worse?  
That would be pretty dumb!
(Random Fact: I have never eaten at a Panda Express)
 That's what that torch thingy was for.
Worlds best Beach fortune carrier if you ask me!
(Mind blown)

My run was over I was tired but somthing caught my eye off in the distance so I kept going.
It turned out to be a couple of whom I assume (Hey that's fun to say "whom I assume") European girls expressing their right to equality with a silent protest.

I love Equality!!!

So much so I ended up running 4 more miles.
Then I found me some bubbles,
 (wand included)
Factory sealed.

Life is Good!

The End

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A New World Record

January 24th 1848 James Marshall discovered Gold In California.  Two years later the first shovel washed ashore in San Francisco.  Rumor has it that some dude once found 3 shovels back in 1875 but that's just folklore.
In 1932 this chick claimed to find 5 shovels during her morning jog.  She was the talk of the town for weeks unfortunately it turned out to be an elaborate hoax by Sears in an attempt to sell Shovels to the emerging S&M crowd in Los Angeles 

It wasn't until the 1950's when the cheap plastic shovel was invented invented.  Fitness guru Jack Lalanne found 7 of them while working out near Muscle Beach.   It was a Record some thought would stand the test of time.

For over 50 years the record had held up!  

The shovel world  needed a new hero!
It turns out that hero would be me.

In the last 5 years I have found thousands of shovels.  On five or six occasions I had found over ten but never more than 12 until yesterday that is.

After a week of  crappy finds.  The answer was simple?
I just needed to run a little farther.

5 hours later
 I had a new world record
16 shovels!
I found a few rakes to but I'm not really a rake kind of guy.  However that 3 legged Octopus is pretty sweet.
 I found me some fancy tweezers a quality rubber band and clip thingy.
 I got me some starts upon thars. 
 Also not pictured I found dolphin and heart bracelet that I gave away to a friend I saw during my run,
 An opened sticky hand!
(that's some good shit)

Time for a few strange finds
 Good thing the creepy heart dude was there to protect bathing suit Bell from the T-rex and Adrian Petterson.
(Maybe I should make a diorama?)
 I wonder if those are  real diamonds?
 3 more lighters.  Is glaucoma contagious?
 I found some balls
and some Cocks  
(the shuttlecocks found 6 miles apart)
 Another bubble wand for the collection
Peas my friends!

The End!