Thursday, May 5, 2016

may fifth

Five for May 5th:

Sneakers. Finally got a chance to watch my $1.25 DVD last night. This movie still totally holds up.

King of the Road. That time of year again. Live the madness (vicariously).

Via Will McAvoy. "Reminder: Every Republican Speaker of the House who oversaw the impeachment of Bill Clinton has now been found to be part of a sex scandal."

Cool stuff. Cementland 2016 photo gallery, Jeff Grosso’s “birthdays suck” video, 10 skate gimmicks that actually worked, Jane school videos, French dip, backyard BMX.

Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

may fourth

Five for May 4th:

Under the blade. Watched We Are Twisted F***ing Sister! on Netflix last night. Super in-depth documentary with a heavy focus on their early days working the club scene. Definitely worth a watch.

Elizabeth Warren on Trump. As usual, she pulls no punches and completely nails it (not that a million people haven’t essentially said this same stuff already).

Blue-tinged bloodbath. That wasn’t even a game last night, it was a televised flogging. Blues in 6. You heard it here first.

Cool stuff. So long Ted Cruz, New Alvarez swag, Bernie wins Indiana, Embassy Henry Gutierrez models, Ranchito with Katie, CHP with the kiddos.

Work. Getting our heads wrapped around the new system. A lot of things are easier, a lot of things are not necessarily harder, but just different, and require a ton more procedural stuff. It’ll all get there. Meanwhile, posts are not getting finished till 4:30.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

may third

Five for May 3rd:

Dad life. Got some much-needed kid time in last night following a 36 hour stretch of not seeing them. That just never happens anymore.

Frankie Hill. I guess his rejoining Powell Peralta is legit, as he now has a profile on their team page.

Scouting for food. One of the dudes from my childhood Cub Scout den was just named the best chef in the Midwest. Weird world. Den 6 represent.

Cool stuff. Remembering Mirra full video, Sumatra K-Cups, three dollar Cardinals slippers, Bod Boyle “stained glass” reissue, Lucero/Grosso Weekend Buzz part II.

Tuesday soundtrack. Rolling Stones, Tygers of Pan Tang, High On Fire, Party Cannon, Riddle of Steel, Cream.

Monday, May 2, 2016

may second

Five for May 2nd:

NORAD style. My new two-monitor desk setup is making me feel a lot like Dabney Coleman in Wargames, except without the ability to blow up Russia.

Date night. The kids stayed out at the farm last night and Lisa, which meant a trip to Royale for Cubanos and Moscow Mules. That said, can't wait to see them tonight.

New system. Day one of the new operating system at work is today and so far, it’s going better than anyone had anticipated. Stoked.

Cool stuff. HQ Ecopad jams, curb sesh at Deer Creek, bagels at the office, new set of Rib Bones and sheet of grip, quickie at JB.

Around the house. Got the gravel pad by the basement stairs leveled for the eventual move of the shed over to that spot. It’ll be nice to get that space filled in and the precarious drop to the basement door blocked off.

Friday, April 29, 2016

april twenty-ninth

Five for April 29th:

Yesterday. Probably the most beautiful day of the year so far. Even though I was stuck at work, I still managed lunch outside at 3 Kings with Brian and Tom, a Clifton Park hangout with Jane, and got the front and backyards mowed. Bam.

John Boehner on Ted Cruz. "Lucifer in the flesh. I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life."

Worst case scenario. If These Two Win, This is Going To Be The Shittiest Election in US History.

Cool stuff. Dig BMX Dennis McCoy interview, Schweig Engel commercial loop, donuts at work, afternoon boardslide session, Santa Cruz holiday 2016 reissues, getting paid.

Weekend action. Hanging out with the kids, skating, half day in the office Sunday, free pizza, bike riding, maxing and relaxing.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

april twenty-eighth

Five for April 28th:

Last day of Everest. Today at 1 pm, we get to bid a not-so-fond farewell to the bane of our existence for the last few years- our antiquated and barely-functional computer system at work. It’s been real.

Dear Target boycotters. Here’s a list of all the things you can no longer buy if you’re really boycotting trans-friendly businesses. I mean, you’re not just conveniently jumping on a bandwagon with Target, are you? I’m sure you’ll all be sticking to your guns.

Random BMX. Rad Star Bill Allen On The Movie That Brought BMX To The Masses, Remembering Mirra trailer, Garrett Reynolds in Fiending.

Cool stuff. Cupcakes at the office, updated Maiden wall, $1.25 Sneakers DVD, Highway to Hell: 10 Years on the Road, morning slappies, six mile roll through Forest Park, lunch at 3 Kings.

George. Can’t believe our little guy is less than a month away from his first birthday. Despite the first few seeming like they’d never end, these past eleven months have absolutely blown by.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

april twenty-seventh

Five for April 27th:

Children’s books. We buy them as much for ourselves these days as we do for the actual children. Reading the same bedtime books over and over again for months is a strain on everyone’s sanity.

Lemmy. All Motorhead all day after watching the Lemmy documentary last night. So good. Highly recommended.

Meet Me in St. Louie. A group of the Front Brake Brethren gathered at Ramp Riders in St. Louis, and the moves are ridiculous.

Cool stuff. Captain Lou Albano Just Say No PSA, Indian buffet with Lisa, cake at work, last full day of Everest, The Man who snuck into the Vietnam War Zone to Buy his Best Friends a Beer.

Remo RIP. The only drumheads I have ever played or ever will play started with this guy. The best, period. Big loss in the music world today.