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Tuesday, January 17, 2012


I had the great pleasure of meeting and spending time with Patrick Sweeney this past weekend, thanks to a generous invite by Barefoot Ted McDonald to come and spend the weekend with them (and Reese Ruland) on Catalina Island while Ted ran the 50-miler.

Pat really touched me.  NO!  Not in THAT way!!!  He touched my heart and emotions.  Rarely do you meet people who are THAT down to earth and with whom you can relate to on so many levels AND he is so very funny!  He just makes me smile.

Another think about Pat is that he is a DAMN GOOD runner!!!  Along with winning road races of various distances (barefoot or in Luna Sandals), he has also won a NUDE run.  Check out one of his blogs ( to see just how awesome he is!!!

I've been following another one of his blog's ( and really liked the carefree nature of his running.  He runs mostly on the beach, in soft sand, barefoot!  So, that is what I did today:  Ran barefoot to the beach, on the beach for one mile in soft sand and then home for a total of 5K.

Unfortunately I didn't have the same luck as he does finding fun plastic toys and such!

For the longest time, I didn't find anything interesting in the sand except seagulls.

FINALLY, I found a plastic whistle!

When I went to wash the seagull poo off my foot in the ocean (see my footprint?), it looked like there were gold flecks in the sand/water.

Close up of the flecks!

Unfortunately the only other PLASTIC item of interest that I found was this extra large bottle of nasal spray.

My best find, was this nice, young lady, so I took her home!  How could I not, she had Luna Sandals in her hands!
So, from here forward, I designate January 17th to be "Be Like Patrick Day!"  Hopefully I will have another Marvelous Mud blog post before then!

My studio has been built...just waiting for the floor to dry so I can surface it and then prime and paint the walls.  Then, I will move the kiln in along with all the other equipment and start making art.  Already have TWO orders!!!  Thank gawd!  Coz I'm runnin' outta moulaaaaaa!!!

Have a GREAT "Be Like Patrick" Day!

On warm days, when I'm not running totally barefoot, I'm wearing LUNA sandals!!!  They're made by MONKEYS, you know?!!

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