Thursday, February 11, 2016

february eleventh

Five for February 11th:

Like a rocket. George can now crawl full-speed across a room in the blink of an eye, has perfected pulling up on the couch, and is now working on walking while holding on to it. He made it pretty much the whole length of the thing this morning.

Japanese ghost taxi passengers. I’ll take the next one.

We hardly knew ye. Looks like the Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina presidential campaigns have both been shipped off to that big baby-part flea market in the sky. Who would’ve thought?

Cool stuff. Summer of Colony Road Trip, lunch with Brian, Why Bernie is Beating Hillary, Dogtown Scott Oster reissues, yesterday would have been Cliff Burton’s 54th birthday, new Ryan Nyquist interview.

Sled sesh. Hoping to hit some hills in Clifton Park tonight with Jane, provided the snow is plentiful enough to sled on, and the temperature isn’t too close to below freezing.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

february tenth

Five for February 10th:

Bernie wins NH primary. Related, It’s almost over for Hillary: This election is a mass insurrection against a rigged system, Barring unforeseeable events, Bernie Sanders will be the Democratic nominee.

Bringing lunch. Three days in a row now. Not a huge accomplishment, but man, the going-out levels were getting ridiculous for a minute there. Having a bunch of good leftovers definitely helps.

Ironic currency. Anyone have seventeen dollar bills they’d like to trade for seventeen Susan B. Anthony dollars?

Cool stuff. Ray Barbee A Chronology of Style - Part 1, Michael Woodby Gets Toasted, pistachios at work, beers with Brian, Fit In AZ - Outta Hand Trip, evenings with the goofballs.

Clickhole does it again. Someone Built A World In ‘Minecraft’ Where 9/11 Never Happened And It’s Incredible.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

february ninth

Five for February 9th:

Light dusting 2016. Naturally, everyone was crawling along at 3 mph this morning and it took an extra 15 minutes to get to work, only to find our meeting was cancelled due to everyone having trouble getting in. There’s literally a nano-inch of the lightest dusty snow imaginable on the roads. Sometimes I hate this town.

Cavity creeps. Got a filling last night. First one in forever. Ace job by my dentist- not even the smallest amount of discomfort once the novocain wore off. Like nothing ever happened.

Fat Tuesday. Note that I couldn’t possibly care less about this day, save for the fact that it heralds the official beginning of fish fry season- one of my all-time favorite parts of the year. Bring on the cod.

Cool stuff. Office fingerboard sessions, Iron Maiden Tailgunner t-shirt, World’s Oldest Woman Just Pleased Every Other Human On Earth When She Was Born Now Dead, Under Sanders, income and jobs would soar, economist says, possible evening snowboarding in CHP, Profile Racing - North of NOLA: Degroot & Adams, watching Pee-Wee’s Playhouse with Jane.

Tuesday soundtrack. Redd Kross, Descendents, Bad Religion, Pentagram, Elvis Costello, Black Flag, Adolescents, Fear.

Monday, February 8, 2016

february eighth

Five for February 8th:

Return of the cold. Back into the 20’s and below for the next week or so, though it’s hard to complain after another sunny weekend in the mid-fifties.

One man’s trash. Found two jump ramps, a couple of jacked-up decks (one an Element), and a fingerboard bowl sitting beside a trash can over the weekend. Score!

Skate trip. Hit up Belleville skatepark with Andy over the weekend. First time there in forever. Good times despite the (expectedly) weird crowd and overabundance of scooter kids. Polished it off with a stop at Jolly Roger to shoot the shit and screen some shirts.

Cool stuff. Set of OG Schmitt Stix street razors, new pair of Pig rails, front flip to frame snap, pancake date with Janey, Mike V Making Peace with Public Domain, new lightning cable, There’s No Way To Describe How Ridiculous The Botched Intros Were At The GOP Debate, homemade chili.

History buffed. Got a chance to check out the Walk in 1875 St. Louis exhibit over the weekend before it shut down. Totally amazing. Clifton Heights was literally fields in those days.

Friday, February 5, 2016

february fifth

Five for February 5th:

Dave Mirra. Unbelievably sad news about one of BMX’s all-time greats. Perhaps the all-time great.

Politics. The Democratic Debate Was a Case of ‘It’s Just Not Achievable’ Versus the ‘Political Revolution’, Man Confronts Trump: I Want a President Who Would Be a Role Model for My Daughters.

The Story of the story of Everest. Glad to see I’m not the only person who thinks this Mr. Show skit was the best thing they ever did.

Cool stuff. Popcorn Friday, getting paid, “Savage” Steve Holland will return for another Crazy Summer, Ranchito with Tom and Craig.

Weekend action. Hanging with the kids, skate trip across the river with Andy to hit Jolly Roger and the Belleville park, avoiding Soulard.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

february fourth

Five for February 4th:

Jane quote of the day. “Daddy, there’s an artist who cut his ear off. It wasn’t Kandinsky or Ansel Adams.”

Grim Reaper. Coming to Fubar in April. Definitely have to go to this one. My first band used to close each set with a cover of “See You In Hell”, which was pretty much the only redeeming part of that band.

RIP Bob Elliott. He’ll always be Chris Peterson’s dad on Get A Life as far as I’m concerned, and that’s potentially the highest praise I could give anyone.

Cool stuff. Afternoon skate sesh with Brian, @creepovision Instagram, remembering to bring lunch, Bernie Sanders stops speech to help a supporter who fainted, David Gravette product pillage, Portlandia revisited, Lance Mountain kickflipped a table at 51 years old.

Elizabeth Warren lays waste. "There are two legal systems in America; one of the rich and powerful, and one for everyone else." Sanders/Warren 2016.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

february third

Five for February 3rd:

George. A monumental morning for our little dude- he said his first word (“mom”) AND had his first-ever ride in his real car seat. Growing up fast!

When you ask me to vote for Hillary. I do not think it means what you think it means.

New setup. Finally threw together this Assault punk point last night. Took it out for a few boardslides this morning. Feels good. Looking forward to tossing it around at JB over the weekend.

Cool stuff. Black Sabbath Germany 1970, Brad Simms Texas clip, Pocket Pistols Spidey new colors, The A-Team on Netflix, free Gus’ pretzels at work.

Fifth thing. It’s already 2 pm and things at work ain’t getting any slower, so I’m taking a mulligan on #5. I’m surprised I made it this far.