Sunday, May 9, 2010

My ode to Raymond Sewell and our last Redheaded Production

This blog marks the last video from the dynamic team of Ray Sewell and I. It was a beauty and will mark one of the funnest partnerships of my career. We had some solid results, some great travels and more importantly the most amazing experiences of my life.

Ray, you were a slice buddy. A slice of Redheaded delight, perhaps only rivalled by the key lime pie served at Delirio Tropical in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro. From Bahrain to Dubai, England to China, Toronto to Cali, Spain to Uranus, U24 Nationals to the top level in the world, we had some unreal trips, met great people and impacted peoples lives through our inside jokes, moustached months, untamed dialogue and raw uninhibited gay jokes when the situation didn't call for it.

Unreal times sleeping illegally overnight on a bean bag in Dubai next to smelly camels; riding the smelly camels

having matching goatees while winning the 2010 Grand Cayman NORCECA

 wearing pink junior girls short shorts to a bar in Bath, England on a 16 hour pub crawl; dining with Gwen and her husband (the president of IMG Golf) at the same table as Roge (Roger Federer) and Tiger dined on the previous week then having pancakes at their place while getting visa's to China; sharing the virgin viewing of  "spanish uprising"; taking Chinese rikshaws together

wearing full floral outfits in Sania
you running in Guaruja, Brazil while I got trapped by 13 year olds then tackled and pulled down and kissed against my will by a school girl; purchasing a naked manikin doll in the Rio city centre and taking it on public transit for almost 2 hours like it was nothing and then finding it in my room later with a banana in her thong

watching copious amounts of "the family guy"; nearly dying of heat exhaustion in Manzanillo but pulling off one of the most daring redheaded feats I have ever seen; viewing a cock fight with team USA; whispering sweet nothings to each other mid game on the FIVB; you being the runner up in the FIVB moustache competition yet winning Liz's heart with your upper lip hair; almost watching you drown while surfing in Mexico; flying in the same plane as a bird of prey in the middle east

Getting the finest pears in the world at the local Ipanema Market from George; having a romantic heterosexual day together in Paris

and last but not least, sporting a speedo together around the world while everyone thought it wasn't appropriate. (EDIT - believe it or not we have no photos of us kicking it in our speedos! That being said, check out the video below)

It has been a blast Raymond and to all you volleyballers out there, there are few people who compare to Ray's silliness, conviction, work ethic and heart towards beach. He is a champion of champions; my "Piece de Resistance".

To all the nights we shared the same bed but didn't make sweet love when I know you wanted to,

This last kick at the can is for you Ray. Kiss on it?

Yours forever (but don't tell my girlfriend),



  1. Great Post mate
    A few extra moments I shared with the pair of you,
    The excitement on both your faces when you were the proud new owners of male spandex leggings and then wearing them with tops off around my house and many other appropriate places.

    That same trip the three of us in my smart car with Raymond sat on the gear stick(hope my parents dont read this as they wont let me have another two seater car!)

    Playing the condom game with in the Burger restuarant in Cardiff with John,Mon and my parents

    Normans extremley large smile when he pulled out the Tuxedo tshirt and Smart Poncho at the start of our 16 hour Pubcrawl!

    Playing Mr Freeze in the bars and around the streets of Bath and Cardiff!

    And last but not least relaxing and falling asleep whilst sipping a glass of Piestinger!

    See you both soon


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