Friday, December 9, 2016

december ninth

Five for December 9th:

Just a reminder. We have a president-elect that has spent more time since his nomination harassing private citizens on Twitter than he has attending national security briefings.

Dog and pony show. They have the showroom at the office all gussied up like a French whorehouse. I’ve been over there dorking around on gear all morning.

Luke Cage. Finally finished up the first season last night. Excellent show, especially compared to the over-the-top absurdity (and general disappointment) of season two of The Flash.

Cool stuff. Getting paid, four new sets of rails, Ranchito with Tom and Brian, new long-sleeve shirt that isn’t a hoodie, chilly Webster solo session, Thursday night Star Wars with Jane, In The Raw// Santee 2-Hip Meet the Street footage.

Weekend action. A mostly plan-free weekend coming up for the most part. Loose discussion of checking out the Jolly Roger sale tomorrow, neighborhood kid birthday party on Sunday, possibly hitting up Ramp Riders, hot-tubbing at the Y, hanging with the goobers.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

december eighth

Five for December 8th:

So it begins. We ran our faucets for the first time last night to stave off potential pipe-freezing. The joys of owning a 122-year-old house.

oldschoolskates.com. How did I never know about this site? It’s a total NOS treasure trove. Holy crap.

Candy canes. There are literally two thousand of them sitting in boxes in our living room right now for the CHP candy cane hunt next Saturday. I’s a good thing Jane can’t read yet, because if she knew what was in those boxes, she would lose her mind.

Cool stuff. Stroganoff, Sumatra to-go, Santa Cruz Right to Exist video, cold morning roll, Stephen Colbert to fake news conspiracy theorists: "grow the fuck up".

Quote of the day. "People have expressed concern with Trump picking Hexxus, the pollution monster from Ferngully, to run the EPA, but let’s give him a chance." -Patrick Monahan

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

december seventh

Five for December 7th:

AM meeting. The bad: had to rush out earlier than usual this morning to drop George off and get to the office by 8. The good: carafe of Starbucks, two boxes of donuts and a bunch of free electric string samples.

Regrets. I passed on a $50 drum set at work yesterday. Definitely not something I remotely needed, but still. Oh well. At least Brian got a good deal.

Santa Paws. Jane has officially deemed this movie “too frightening” and will come back to it next year.

Cool stuff. Enjoi rails delivery, loose winter snowboarding plans for Hidden Valley, the history of Wilkerson Airlines, Kyle Walker SOTY, Star Wars jelly beans.

Loop trolley hours of operation announced. "Dude, I'm at Cicero's. You're where again? Pin-Up? Shit.. Alright man, I mean the trolley JUST left. Damn it. OK, hang tight, and I'll see you in like 25, 30 minutes."

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

december sixth

Five for December 6th:

Solo-daddin’. Got both kids solo tonight, which means frozen pizza and potential trips to candy cane lane and/or Ted Drewes (depending on levels of tiredness/kid insanity).

Night moves. Left work a little early yesterday and rolled around Webster for a few before heading home. Got to get it where I can while the weather is still mild.

Quote of the day. “The candidate who was going to defeat ISIS is currently at war with Saturday Night Live and a Broadway musical.” -William Ader

Cool stuff. Tony Hawk interview/Chin Ramp Sessions Volume 1, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil on Amazon Prime, pumpkin cranberry muffins, Why I Will Not Cast My Electoral Vote for Donald Trump, gyros with the lunch posse, Snakebite snapbacks.

Tuesday soundtrack. Circle Jerks, Fugazi, Husker Du, Dead Kennedys, Joy Division, Sonic Youth, Operation Ivy, Pailhead.

Monday, December 5, 2016

december fifth

Five for December 5th:

DAPL halted. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”

Guns n’ Roses. The rumors are true: GnR are returning to STL in July, for the first time since the Riverport riot. I kinda want to go.

Split pants. The dangers of skateboarding are real.

Cool stuff. Xmas party train crew 2016, High Lifes and the Jag-Wires at San Loo, JB sesh with Andy and Brian, smoked almonds, Starbucks holiday blend on autobreW, Black Flag Damaged 35th anniversary.

Idiocracy. In less than a month, Donald Trump has amassed a list of controversies that, had a Democrat had these same issues surrounding them, Republicans would be demanding multiple investigations, with some even possibly talking about grounds for impeachment. And the asshole isn’t even President yet.

Friday, December 2, 2016

december second

Five for December 2nd:

Office effigy. I took advantage of Brian leaving early yesterday to construct this creepy life-sized statue of him and leave it sitting at his desk.

Quote of the day. “I live in a country that will demand a burial for a fetus but will also casually bulldoze an indigenous gravesite for an oil pipeline.” -John Paul Brammer

Third thing. If I could think of one, it’d go here.

Cool stuff. 4 sets of $2.24 Enjoi Spectrum rails at Skate Warehouse, popcorn Friday, hummus veggie wrap, Florent Soulas- La Vie.

Weekend action. Taking the goobers to the Polar Express (or whatever it is this year) tonight, Doc’s 50th birthday/ punk rock karaoke at Blueberry Hill, hopefully a skate session (possibly at Ramp Riders?) and/or some bike trickery, maxing and relaxing.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

december first

Five for December 1st:

Laughter is the best medicine. The newest Star Wars Bad Lip Reading video might literally be the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. Also, when Trump asked not to publish unflattering double chin pics, this is how the internet responded.

Danzig II. It’s one of those kinds of mornings.

Contacts. I have one fresh set left from my six-month supply that has now lasted me close to a year, and the pair I have in now is starting to reach the end of the line. Having contacts with my astigmatized eyes isn’t cheap, but having them has changed my life, so the expense is worth it.

Cool stuff. Freestylin’ repro sticker set, clam chowder, Nigel Sylvester interview/mini-doc, Love Notes, episode 6: Skate Rock, lunch with Tom.

Quote of the day. “It’s really easy to get sucked into a Don Pardo vortex.” -Seth