Pokes and Gnomes

For anyone who ever wondered what a poke on Facebook does:

What is a poke?

A little gnome armed with a stick pops out of your CD drive and runs all the way to your target and pokes them in the eye. This is why it takes longer for people on other continents to recieve your poke. You cannot use the poke function again until your gnome has returned to your computer. If your poking gnome gets lost or eaten email the facebook team for a new one.

Board experience

About 10 years ago I tried snowboarding for about 4 days. Couldn’t really get the hype, and compared to skiing I thought it quite a pain in the a**. Then again skiing wasn’t my thing either. So I stopped. Any kind of board underneath my feet felt wrong. Or actually – if I remember correctly – back then I thought I was in the wrong place (i.e. the earth) altogether…

So 10 years later I get an easy opportunity to try wakesurfing (thnx to On The Water Love), and I’m magically hooked. Even though I have almost no board experience like people who snowboard, wakeboard, kitesurf, I’m progressing with each session.  So far I’ve had three. Not ready to really let go of the handle… meaning still searching for a lasting balance at the sweet spot of the wave… but somehow getting there. I hope.

Like last year with the rock climbing finding a new sport in autumn which requires a somewhat warm climate sucks. But wait. There is October. In Australia. One month. Diving, trekking, sight seeing, and why not try the “real” surfing???