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Big Wave Weekend

July 26th, 2009 by Celeste Fremon

For those of you wishing to focus on a topic
other than the still frightening state budget and…what I posted below…here are the photos I took Saturday afternoon at Topanga State Beach during the big surf that had crowds of surfers and surf watchers jamming the coast.

The music is “La Mer” played by Django Reinhardt
, Stéphane Grappelli & The Quintet of the Hot Club of France


(PS: The lacerating news about Lily Burk, and the fact that my own kid is somewhere on some rock face or other on or around Mount Whitney and Mount Russell, and I will likely not hear from him until tonight, has sent me into a nerve-calming spate of YouTube video-making. Since this is my 2nd in 24 hours [The first one was for my Bennington friends.] I now have the uneasy feeling that this video-making thingy is the 2009 version of macramé. But at least when I finish a video I am not tempted to ask anyone to hang it on their wall. And I won’t be giving it to you for your birthday holding a sad-looking pothos plant. So be thankful for small favors.)

UPDATE: Just heard from Mr. Kid who is off both mountains. Whew!

Posted in Life in general | 6 Comments »

6 Responses

  1. Jeff Levine Says:

    To my “fav” writer – thanks for the little inside peak – and Celeste…Write ON !!

  2. Gava Joe Says:

    Video vs. Macrame’ no contest. Macrame gives you blisters and callouses. Video leaves your hands soft and supple. Thanks for the surf clip, Celeste.

  3. reg Says:

    “the 2009 version of macrame.”

    I’m assuming you checked first to make sure that was on Wikipedia before you made the reference…

  4. Celeste Fremon Says:

    Thanks, Jeff and Gava Joe.

  5. Woody Says:

    That guy surfing with no shirt…was that Marc Cooper?

  6. John Moore Says:


    Reminds me again why I miss living in Santa Monica.

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