Still not here

I’m still on vacation (did I mention I was going on vacation?), but meanwhile, a couple of pictures from last weekend, courtesy of my brother-in-law’s new camera (and his internet connection), crabbing:
Driving the boat while crabbing, because it beats having to pull crab traps

and with the Japanese glass fishing float that foolishly decided to wander inside the bay where I could find it:
Posing with a Japanese glass fishing float, though nobody seems to be able to look past the beard

Back, um, next week I guess. Do I really have to go back to work?


Comment by Shane Bonham #
2003-05-29 23:23:39

Dear Phil-

I see from these photos that you are sporting a sweet beard. I would like to post one of these photos on my beard-focused weblog, Beards of the Web. Please let me know if this is okay with you. Thanks!

Comment by Jeevan #
2003-05-31 01:29:10

Amazing. There’s a blog for everything isn’t there? ;-)

Comment by ruzz #
2003-05-30 00:47:29

odd. this is exactly how i pictured you in my head :)

Comment by nick #
2003-05-30 20:17:14

i second that. can you verify for me whether there is a secretly enforced law that anyone over the age of 14 named phil must maintain a full beard at all times? does phil come from the greek word for ”beard”? or something. because everyone named phil has a beard, except dr. phil, and that guy’s a fraud anyway.

Comment by Kafkaesquí #
2003-05-30 12:38:25

Sweet beard, indeed. I’m almost envious. And ditto to ruzz’s comment. Well, except for the hat. I certainly never pictured THAT.

Comment by billsaysthis #
2003-05-30 14:14:17

Beard? I never thought you would be having the whole face hair thing going on. Nu-uh! Then I started thinking, Oregon, library, lives in the middle of nowhere, likes to go all the way to nowhere on vacation. Makes more sense when I look at it that way.

Comment by Phil Ringnalda #
2003-06-02 20:35:26

Got it in one. It’s not a fashion statement, or an achievement, or an expression of politics, or anything else but a whole lot warmer in the winter, and a whole lot less of a pain than either shaving or going through those first few days of not shaving while camping.

Comment by James #
2003-06-01 14:07:59

Dude….What’s up with that…?

Comment by Phil Ringnalda #
2003-06-02 20:32:20

Suppose you have the choice between being Ned Beatty and being Herbert ’Cowboy’ Coward. What are you going to choose?

Think of it as an object lesson in ”you know my blog, you don’t know me.”

Comment by Kafkaesquí #
2003-06-03 08:27:40

At least you don’t use the tagline ”He’s got a real pretty template.”

Comment by Phil Ringnalda #
2003-06-03 08:31:36

Do you mean don’t or didn’t?

Comment by Kafkaesquí #
2003-06-03 12:23:49

That all depends, now doesn’t it.

Comment by steve #
2003-06-09 11:26:39

I think the second picture, holding the glass orb, just begs for a caption contest. Not that I’ve come up with any clever ones myself, mind.

Comment by Kafkaesquí #
2003-06-12 11:21:32

”That fish that got away was so big, it had balls this size!”

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