I’m a kook. It’s taken me a while to admit it, but now that I have, it’s quite liberating. I’m not necessarily talking about skill level – this goes beyond that. I’m talking about being an honest to goodness kook. I’m done pretending, and I’m done trying to hide it; I’ve just come to accept that I will never be very cool. I’m okay with that. It’s not a surprise to anyone who knows me. I have a resume listing my kooky credentials that’s quite impressive. I will divulge a few of them for you here. For the record, all of the following instances are true; I didn’t fabricate any of them. Some are associated with surfing. Some aren’t. As a disclaimer, I do not condone or condemn the following behaviors, just in case some readers may happen to practice them.