Sunday, December 30, 2007

Home For Christmas (Part 2)

My mom, Sandy, and I all went to our Nations Capital for a day. The first spot on our tour was the Natural History Museum to look at a bunch of bones.

Then a quick stop by the idiot's house to check out the national tree. Not bad.

I think the more she thought about it, Sandy decided she was siked on the White House.

Sandy received the full tourist package complete with "could you take a photo us?".

Then found Jesus.

This was the Cali girls first trip to the east coast (non-derby related).

So I introduced her to ol' Abraham.

On the way home we stopped by the Griswolds. This dude has so many lights on his house his neighbors don't even try.

Santa on his hog.

He even has a donation box in his yard to help with is electrical bill. He told us the donations help, but still don't come close to what he pays every year.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Big Man Quit His Job

While in Baltimore we stayed with my good friend Richard. And, if you couldn't tell, doesn't have a job. It seems to me he's accepting being a new member of the unemployed pretty well.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas (in plaid)

I think Pork Chop hates us (with good reason).

Monday, December 24, 2007

Home For Christmas (Part 1)

I know in New York City on 34th it's all about Kris Kringle and the Macy's department store, but in Baltimore you'll find neither. 34th street in Baltimore you'll find an entire city block of holiday crazed Baltimorian maniacs who take decorating to the next level.

Oh, I guess Kringle was there.

... and a hubcap Christmas tree.

At this house the owner had a display on his porch of dolls that moved. All of them move their arms and or head up and down or side to side. Creepy.

Sandy was a little scared of all the moving dolls.

Friday, December 21, 2007

The Filming of "The Catamaran"

Bryce Kanights called me up one day and asked me if I thought I could catamaran down a hill with Toad. "Sure, well... I never have but I think I could" was my answer. A few weeks later he came into town and we all met up in the Sunset to shoot a short film he wanted to submit to Underskatement (a skateboard film festival). Here are a few photos from the day we filmed "The Catamaran".

Me and Toad were basically clueless about what we got talked into doing. Once we got out there and to the top of the first hill we were to bomb, Bryce opens the trunk of his car and says "Put this on".

The on site "crew" was The Salmon, Visser, Toad, Bryce, and Myself.

The Salmon making power moves on his cell phone. This guy was all business that day and was really taking care of shit.

I had never done a catamaran before so just the fact that I made it to the bottom of the hill got me super siked. Something I think every skateboarder should attempt. The leather jacket and duck tape covered gloves were pretty key in me walking away, but the goggles and the hat were completely for show and only for the film. In fact, just having them on made it way harder.

It might sound strange but his is another example of why I love living in San Francisco. Where else other than SF would you see two nut jobs dressed up like this skating down a hill, sitting on their boards, and holding hands? I can't even imagine what people passing by were thinking.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Popside Holiday Party

So since I no longer work for Ebenezer Scrooge, and my new boss Malia rules, I attended my first ever work holiday party (for a place were I worked). It was as epic as it should be. The party was all employees of both Pops Bar and Thee Parkside (both places that Sandy and I currently work).

The core of my work week is with this dude, Rick Marr (aka The Marrback). His date and roommate, Miss Moxxxie is also a good good friend of Sandy's, as well as the captain of her roller derby team (The S.F. ShEvil Dead).

Eli. Killing it.

I swear there was chicks there.

All in all the party was a hit. Here is Sandy and Malia screaming about how much they love the holidays & booze.

Before leaving I read this in the bathroom and tried not to take it personal.

On a completely unrelated note:

I went to the hardware store the other day and picked up all the crap I needed to hang some boards in the new apartment. A few old were retired and a couple new were added.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Skate Indoors

A few days ago Me, Magnet, Naz, & Mikey all drove to Santa Cruz to hit NHS and Consolidated to drop off a few boxes of Lowards. We wanted to hit the park in the Cruz but got rained out.

Rain sucks even in Santa Cruz.

So we took it to this place on our way back up Route 1.

I know they had this crazy mini ramp but I didn't know they had a little street area too.

Complete with waxed curbs, 2 vert walls, a few small quarter pipes, benches, and a picnic table.

Frontside over the door? Whos got it?

If the rain keeps coming you can take it to Pacifica and still get to skate. Indoor spots are hard to come by in the bay area. If you haven't checked out The Log Shop yet and live around the Bay, its not that far and not half bad.